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Maritimes Coastal Wonders (11 Days, Alternative)

Code: CV-493-A-11

A 11-Day Collette Tours tour starting from $2,899.00

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08/22/2018 09/02/2018 2,949.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
08/29/2018 09/09/2018 2,949.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
09/05/2018 09/16/2018 2,949.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
09/12/2018 09/23/2018 2,949.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
09/26/2018 10/07/2018 2,949.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
10/03/2018 10/14/2018 2,899.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
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All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

Canada

Cities Visited:

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Sightseeing Highlights

Halifax
Halifax is the kind of town that people flock to, not so much for the opportunities, but for the quality of life it has to offer. Sea breezes off the harbor keep the air clean, and parks and trees nestle between heritage buildings, cosmopolitan eateries and arty shops. Several universities ensure that the population is young and the bars and nightclubs full. Stroll the historic waterfront, catch some live music and enjoy the best of what the Maritimes have to offer. In summer, never-ending festivals ignite the party ambience that much more.

Peggy's Cove
Peggy's Cove is one of the most visited fishing towns in Canada and for good reason: the rolling granite cove highlighted by a perfect red-and-white lighthouse exudes a dreamy seaside calm. You'll find it surprisingly easy to chat with the friendly locals (there are only 45 of them) and settle into fishing-village pace.

Cape Breton Island
Floating over the rest of Nova Scotia like an island halo, Cape Breton is a heavenly, forested realm of bald eagles, migrating whales, palpable history and foot-tapping music. Starting up the Ceilidh Trail along the western coastline, Celtic music vibrates through the pubs and community centers, eventually reaching the Cabot Trail where more-eclectic Acadian-style tunes ring out around Chéticamp.

Cabot Trail
The 300km (186.4 miles) Cabot Trail continues around Cape Breton Highlands National Park. It winds and climbs around and over coastal mountains, with heart-stopping ocean views at every turn and moose on the roads (watch out!)

Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island (PEI) is as pretty as a storybook, and it just so happens that the island's depiction in a storybook – Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables – is what has made the place famous. And like Anne Shirley, the heroine of that book, the island is a red-head – from tip to tip, sienna-colored soil peeks out from under potato plants, and the shores are lined with rose and golden sand. Meanwhile the Green Gables-esque landscape is a pastoral green patchwork of rolling fields, tidy gabled farmhouses and seaside villages.

Anne of Green Gables Museum
Cavendish is the home town of Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874–1942), author of Anne of Green Gables. Here she is simply known as Lucy Maud or LM. Owned by her grandfather's cousins, the now-famous House of Green Gables and its Victorian surrounds inspired the setting for her fictional tale. In 1937 the house became part of the national park and it's now administered as a national heritage site, celebrating Lucy Maud and Anne with exhibits and audio-visual displays.

Choice on Tour
Choose from learning about award-winning cheeses or indulging in handmade ice cream.

Hopewell Rocks
The Hopewell Rocks are located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy at Hopewell Cape. This attraction is one of the Marine Wonders of the World, and is the site of some of the World’s Highest Tides. Walk on the ocean floor in the shadows of the majestic flower-pot rocks, unique formations carved by erosion over thousands of years. Experience tides rising up to 4-stories high, making it possible to kayak, at high tide, over the same area you may have recently walked at low tide.

Fundy Trail
The Fundy Trail opens up previously unreachable areas of the Bay of Fundy coastline and panoramic views. The 16 km (10 miles) trail begins just outside St. Martins, New Brunswick and is less than an hour’s drive from Saint John or Sussex on Route 111. Hugging cliff tops above the world’s highest tides, the Fundy Trail winds its way along one of the last remaining coastal wilderness areas between Florida and Labrador. The area is the breeding habitat for Right Whales and is one of he best places in the world for viewing marine and wildlife.

Lunenburg
The largest of the South Shore fishing villages is historic Lunenburg, the region's only UNESCO World Heritage site and the first British settlement outside Halifax. The town is at its most picturesque viewed from the sea around sunset, when the boxy, brightly painted old buildings literally glow behind the ship-filled port. Of note is the distinctive 'Lunenburg Bump,' a five-sided dormer window on the 2nd floor overhanging the 1st floor.

Overview

Join us as we uncover the treasures of the Canadian Maritimes. From the rugged Cabot Trail to the amazing Fundy tides, fun and adventure awaits. Marvel at the incredible views at Nova Scotia’s Peggy’s Cove. See the four-story high flowerpot-shaped Hopewell Rocks and savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast. In Prince Edward Island, visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum and learn about potato farming. Immerse yourself in the region’s Gaelic heritage. Be inspired by the many inventions of Alexander Graham Bell at his museum. Travel along the striking Lighthouse Route. Board a fishing boat at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and learn to shuck scallops. Don’t miss the rugged beaches, picturesque fishing villages, and rich seafaring history of this amazing region.

Year Round Offers

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Maritimes Coastal Wonders (11 Days, Alternative)

Day 1: Halifax, Nova Scotia - Tour Begins
Explore the special region known as Canada’s Maritimes with all its rugged and pristine beauty. Come to know its fun-loving Acadian and Gaelic culture.
(Meals: None)

Day 2: Halifax - Peggy’s Cove - Halifax
Stunning landscapes await! Meet your fellow guests over breakfast with your Tour Manager. Then, it’s off to see one of the most picturesque spots in all of Canada – beautiful Peggy’s Cove. Its historic lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean provides one of the most memorable views you will ever see. Later, explore Halifax’s charming downtown on a tour highlighting the waterfront, Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road, and the famous Citadel. This evening, enjoy dinner along the waterfront.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3: Halifax - Cape Breton Island - Baddeck
Head to picturesque Cape Breton. Stop to discover the Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre to learn about the Mi’kmaq heritage and Glooscap legends—see artifacts including intricate quill and beadwork, and learn some words from the Mi’kmaq language. Travel the Canso Causeway on the way to stunning Cape Breton Island. Set out on a scenic drive by the pristine shores of Bras d'Or Lakes, Canada’s only inland sea. Next, stop at the Gaelic College. Watch North America’s first Gaelic language short film: Faire Chaluim MhicLeoid - the Wake of Calum MacLeod. Afterward, learn how the Great Kilt was made during a brief kilt-making demonstration. Learn a few handy Gaelic phrases and join in the fun of a “milling frolic”…practice a Gaelic song while sitting around a table and beating a large loop of woolen cloth in rhythm. After dinner this evening we’ve arranged an old-fashioned bonfire (weather permitting).
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4: Cabot Trail
Set off to explore the Cabot Trail. You will fall in love with its rugged terrain and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the famed St. Peter’s Church in Cheticamp. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Even more beauty awaits as we pause at fishing communities along the coast, including lovely Neil’s Harbour. Your evening is at leisure to enjoy your surroundings.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5: Baddeck - Prince Edward Island
Explore the amazing range of inventions on display at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Afterward, take a short ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the “Land Cradled on the Waves.” Enjoy dinner along the waterfront.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6: Prince Edward Island
Come to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, Anne of Green Gables. Arrive in delightful Cavendish and view Prince Edward Island National Park’s picturesque beaches. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum where you will meet a farmer who teaches you the art of potato farming, the island’s leading industry. Then, the choice is yours! Will you choose to learn about and indulge in award-winning cheeses or is some handmade ice cream made the old fashion way on the menu? Next we return to Charlottetown with time to explore this fascinating city. Discover seaside Charlottetown with a tour along its narrow streets lined with quaint homes and hidden treasures.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 7: Prince Edward Island - Saint John, New Brunswick
Leave Prince Edward Island behind as you cross the stately Confederation Bridge. Travel along the sea-sprayed shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rocks.* A New Brunswick icon, these flowerpot-shaped rocks carved by the Fundy tides seem to rise four stories high at low tide only to disappear into tiny islands when the tide is high. Savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast as you look upon Daniels Flats. An expert teaches you how to crack and eat lobster like a local. Continue your journey through New Brunswick to the city of Saint John where you’ll enjoy a 2-night stay in the bustling waterfront area.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 8: Saint John
Explore the awe-inspiring Fundy Trail, marveling at the spectacular views of the famous tides. Make stops along the way that not only reveal breathtaking views but also the chance to savor authentic Maritimes dulse (seaweed), fiddleheads, and traditional fiddle music. Gaze out your window at St. Martin’s famous covered bridges on your way to Saint John. Later, get a taste of local life at the celebrated Saint John City Market.** The evening is at leisure in the city of Saint John.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 9: Saint John - Western Shore, Nova Scotia
This morning, board a ferry bound for Digby, Nova Scotia. Waterfront accommodations await in charming Western Shore. Upon arrival you may wish to stroll along the beach with views of Oak Island, home of a pirate’s treasure still waiting to be found.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 10: Western Shore - Lunenburg - Halifax
Experience the small fishing village of Mahone Bay before stopping at Amos Pewter to learn about the intricate artistry that goes into each of their creations. Next, travel along the beautiful Lighthouse Route towards Lunenburg. Explore this fishing village on a walking tour and discover how early settlers turned to the sea for survival. Then it’s on to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Learn how to prepare and launch a schooner before boarding a fishing boat for an up-close experience. Aboard, a fisherman will teach you all about scallops and how to shuck them! Complete your day along the waterfront at a spectacular farewell dinner with your fellow travelers and toast the end of a marvelous trip.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11: Halifax - Tour Ends
Today you depart the Maritimes, taking home countless memories.
(Meals: Breakfast)

All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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Hotel Details:

  • Westin Nova Scotian - Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Inverary Inn Resort - Baddeck, NS, Canada
  • Rodd Charlottetown - Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
  • Hilton Saint John - Saint John, NB, Canada
  • Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Marina - Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Westin Nova Scotian - Halifax, NS, Canada


All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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