13-day/12-night Jonview escorted coach tour of the Canadian Maritimes
Experience the Maritimes with its own way of life and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of countryside and city. Learn all about the Scottish, Acadian and Native heritage widely celebrated in the Atlantic Provinces. Get a glimpse of Nova Scotia’s picturesque fishing villages, and see the rugged coastal landscapes along New Brunswick’s shores of the Bay of Fundy. Experience magnificent vistas, thrilling adventures, charming villages and fascinating cities. Highlights include Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton, Bras d’Or Lake, St. Andrews-By-The-Sea, Oak Island and the Cabot Trail.
Day 1. Arrive Halifax Day 2. Halifax, Moncton Day 3. Moncton, Saint John Day 4. St. Andrews-By-The-Sea/Saint John Day 5. Saint John to Annapolis Valley Day 6. Annapolis Valley, Halifax Day 7. Halifax, Oak Island Day 8. Oak Island, Charlottetown Day 9. Charlottetown/Prince Edward Island Day 10. Charlottetown, Baddeck Day 11. Baddeck/Cabot Trail Day 12. Baddeck, Halifax Day 13. Depart Halifax
YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES:
√ Welcome reception.
√ Joggins Fossil Cliffs.
√ Lobster dinner cruise on Shediac Bay.
√ Hopewell Rocks.
√ Fundy National Park.
√ Saint John sightseeing tour.
√ St.Andrews-By-The-Sea day trip.
√ Whale-watching tour in St.Andrews-By-The-Sea (weather permitting).
√ Ferry crossing from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia.
√ Peggy’s Cove.
√ Annapolis Valley.
√ Winery tour and tasting.
√ Lunenburg walking tour including Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
√ Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’kmaq Museum.
√ Confederation Bridge.
√ Walking tour of Charlottetown.
√ P.E.I. National Park.
√ Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place.
√ Confederation Centre of the Arts performance.
√ Ferry crossing from P.E.I. to Nova Scotia (90 minutes).
√ Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.
√ Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
√ Whale-watching tour in Cape Breton (weather permitting).
√ Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.
√ 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 dinners.
√ Transportation by modern coach
√ Experienced tour driver.
√ Accommodation for 12 nights.
√ Baggage handling (1 piece per person).
√ Provincial Taxes and Federal HST, less tour package rebate.
√ English-speaking local Atlantic tour director throughout dressed in traditional kilt.
√ Premium accommodation in Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Annapolis Valley, Oak Island, Charlottetown and Baddeck.
QUALITY DINING – INCLUDING 22 MEALS
√ 12 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 6 Dinners (D)
Day 1. Arrive Halifax. Arrive in Halifax and make your own way to your centrally located hotel in this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your tour director and fellow travellers this evening at a welcome reception. Overnight: Cambridge Suites.
Day 2. Halifax to Moncton. Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as we travel its colourful coastline to New Brunswick’s bilingual city of Moncton. En route, we visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” of 300 million years ago. After crossing into New Brunswick, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits as we cruise the warm waters of Shediac Bay aboard a lobster boat. Learn about the fishing industry and savour a delicious lobster supper. Arrive in Moncton later in the day. Overnight: Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown. Meals included: BLD.
Day 3. Moncton to Saint John. Experience a true natural wonder this morning as we visit the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Marvel at these massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. We travel through Fundy National Park on to Saint John on the southern New Brunswick coast. After a city tour including the Reversing Falls, we check into our hotel for the evening. Overnight: Hilton Saint John. Meals included: BL.
Day 4. St. Andrews-By-The-Sea / Saint John. Today we enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews-By-The-Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town captivates every visitor. After a whale-watching boat tour (weather permitting), the afternoon is yours at leisure to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace before we return to Saint John. Overnight: Hilton Saint John. Meals included: BL.
Day 5. Saint John to Annapolis Valley. Enjoy free time in Saint John this morning before we take the ferry back to Nova Scotia; be on the look-out for whales as we cross the Bay of Fundy. Arrive in Digby, the scallop capital of the world, where the fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture combine to form an enchanting and historically rich town. Overnight: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa. Meals included: BD.
Day 6. Annapolis Valley to Halifax. Today we depart for Halifax, taking time to learn about the French Acadians who established their first settlement in the early 1600’s. We enjoy a local winery tour and tasting before arriving in Halifax for the evening. Overnight: Cambridge Suites Halifax. Meals included: B
Day 7. Halifax to Oak island. Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where we will enjoy breakfast. Afterwards we journey along Nova Scotia’s South Shore to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, home to fleets of Grand Banks fishing schooners. Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage. Later, we are off to Mahone Bay where a trinity of 19th-century-built churches represents an iconic cultural landscape of Nova Scotia. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the town before we continue on to Western Shore for the night and the legendary Oak Island – home of the world’s longest running hunt for lost treasure. Overnight: Atlantic Hotel & Marina, Oak Island. Meals included: BD
Day 8. Oak Island to Charlottetown. Once only accessible by ferry, today we arrive on Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge – the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. En route, we learn about Mi’kmq culture at the Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’Kmaq Museum. We are treated to true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper before checking into our hotel for the evening. Overnight: Rodd Charlottetown or Rodd Royalty Hotel. Meals included: BD
Day 9. Charlottetown / Prince Edward Island. Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown or join us on a complimentary walking tour of the city. This afternoon, our tour of the island drives by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as we make our way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Before returning to Charlottetown, we visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books. We take in a theatre performance this evening by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution activity may be necessary due to the theatre schedule). Overnight: Rodd Charlottetown or Rodd Royalty Hotel. Meals included: B
Day 10. Charlottetown to Baddeck. After breakfast we board the ferry to cross over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to ‘the Scotland of North America’, Cape Breton Island via the Canso Causeway. We visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn about the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island. Afterwards, we arrive at the Bras d’Or Lake and check in to our hotel for the evening. Overnight: Inverary Resort. Meals included: BD.
Day 11. Baddeck / Cabot Trail. Today’s journey takes us along one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America. The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-outs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline, creating perfect photo opportunities. Afterwards, we travel to the coast where we enjoy a whale-watching boat tour (weather permitting) before returning to Baddeck for the evening. Overnight: Inverary Resort. Meals included: BLD.
Day 12. Baddeck to Halifax. We get a look into the early days of colonial life with a visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. The vivid history of the region comes alive in this accurate reconstruction of one of the major settlements of circa 1744 New France. Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides. After our visit we proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland before continuing to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes. Overnight: Cambridge Suites Hotel. Meals included: B
Day 13. Depart Halifax. A time for last minute shopping and farewells before your make your way to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Meals included: B
Just America will be pleased to assist with additional pre and/or post tour accommodation in Halifax and onward travel to other destinations within North America.
13 Day/12 night Land tour
£ £ £ Tuesday departures 2017
Tour prices in £’s per person
Single Double Triple 30 May; 13 & 20 Jun; 04 & 18 Jul
01 & 15 Aug; 05* & 19 Sep; 03 Oct
2975 2355 2232 Prices include:
12-nights hotel accommodation, 22 meals, escorted coach tour transportation and the services of a professional tour director.
* German/English commentary.
Just America will be pleased to assist with transatlantic flights, additional pre and post tour accommodation and onward travel to other destinations within North America. Call Just America for tour availability on 01489 892329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org