Project Description

Overview

The MARITIME EXPLORER

New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

July 16 – 28, 2018

13 Day Tour

The Maritime Provinces have unsurpassed charm, each area with its own beauty. This tour visits not only New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, we visit The Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, plus Prince Edward Island on this delightful journey. Come share the warmth of the people along with the breathtaking beauty of Canada’s ocean playground.  We feature two night stays in Summerside PEI, Fredericton NB, and a three night stay in Halifax Nova Scotia.

Itinerary Details

Day 1  Cornwall, ON – Grand Falls, NB It is a beautiful drive along the south side of the St. Lawrence River to Riviere du Loup, then east to Edmunston, New Brunswick.

Day 2  Grand Falls, NBSaint John, NB   You will have opportunity to photograph Grand Falls, the largest cataract east of Niagara, and the longest covered bridge in the world at Hartland, on our way to Saint John. You will see this Loyalist city with a step on guide this afternoon as well as view close up the reversing falls of Saint John. (B)

Day 3 Saint John, NBDigby NS – Halifax, NS   Just a little earlier departure this morning will get your tour to the harborfront in order to make the ferry crossing to Digby Nova Scotia. Travelling the Annapolis Valley, we will head to Lunneburg, home of the Bluenose, for lunch. This afternoon you will see evidence of the rich history in Mahone Bay, and have opportunity to capture one of the most photographed views in Nova Scotia. A visit to the quaint fishing village and lighthouse point at Peggy’s Cove will wrap up your afternoon. The capital city of Halifax will be your home for the next three nights. (B,L)

Day 4 Halifax, NS A city tour of Halifax this morning will allow you to realize the importance of this great harbor and why Halifax is classified as one of the seven wonders of Canada. We suggest among other things, an optional visit to Pier 21, port of immigration, or a stroll on Citadel Hill.   (B)

Day 5 Halifax, NS Today is a free day for choice of activities. The harborfront is always active and we suggest an optional day cruise, perhaps on a tall ship or a nature and whale watching cruise. Then again, an exciting day at sea for deep sea fishing would make this an outstanding day on your vacation. (B)

Day 6 Halifax, NS – Sydney, NS We back track a little this morning, then cross the Canso causeway to Cape Breton Island and the town of Sydney that honours local music with the Big Fiddle, a giant violin statue on the waterfront. (B)

Day 7 Sydney, NS – Cabot Trail- Baddeck, NS There are no words to really describe The Cabot Trail. It’s one of those “you have to see it to believe it!” places.  This magnificent piece of countryside and rugged coastline, with its breathtakingly beautiful views, can all be seen from the comfort of your motorcoach today. There will be several photograph stops in addition to a stop at the Glenora Distillery for their distinctive tour and sampling. Look forward to a fabulous Taste of Nova Scotia Dinner tonight. (B,D)

Day 8 Baddeck, NS – Summerside, PEI. We will say farewell to Nova Scotia this morning, and find ourselves in Pictou Nova Scotia for lunch. Pictou is home to “The Hector” docked at Heritage Quay, and is a fine replica of the original ship that brought many Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia in 1773. We will visit Charlottetown, home of Confederation, on our way to Summerside. A fabulous lobster dinner awaits this evening, and an optional entrée choice is available if you don’t eat lobster.             (B,D)

Day 9 Summerside, PEI.  A comprehensive guided island tour is on the agenda today. You will visit  PEI National Park, Green Gables Heritage Home and the Anne of Green Gables Museum complete with horse and buggy ride, just to name some of today’s top highlights (B)

Day 10 Summerside, PEIFredericton, NB  Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy is reputed to be the largest flowerpots in the world, and you will have opportunity to walk around them when the tide is out. Your photographs will be awesome!! We will follow the coast line up through Fundy National Park to “The City of Elms” for the next two nights.  (B,L,D)

Day 11 Fredericton, NB  Today we have opportunity to explore Kings Landing, a village re-created to allow visitors to learn the history of early settlers, and about the flooding of the Saint John River Valley. This afternoon, a Calithumpian will join us to showcase the capital city of New Brunswick, Fredericton. (B,L,D

Day 12 Fredericton, NBQuebec City, QC This morning we travel north to the Province of Quebec, making a very interesting stop at The Woodcarvers of St Jean Port Joli on our way. The works and reputation of many fine wood carvers from this area, are known around the world. We will look forward to overnighting in the old walled city.  (B)

Day 12  Quebec City, QCCornwall, ON This morning enjoy this UNESCO Heritage Old Walled City with our local step on guide, and then independent lunch before we must leave. This evening, our maritime journey will end, but we feel sure that your experiences of the last few days will be highlights of your summer this year.      (B)

Inclusions and Costs

  • Transportation via Deluxe Motorcoach
  • 12 Night’s Hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast Daily
  • 4 Dinners (Including Lobster Supper), 3 Lunches
  • City Tours of Halifax, Saint John NB, Fredericton & Quebec City
  • Entrances to all Inclusions Noted in the Itinerary
  • National Park Fees
  • Luggage Handling
  • All Taxes and Gratuities on Inclusions
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Jolly Tour Director

Cost Per Person

  • Double $ 3,069 (Taxes Incl. $295.92)
  • Triple $ 2,779    (Taxes Incl. $262.82)
  • Quad $ 2,639     (Taxes Incl. $246.26)
  • Single $ 4,049   (Taxes Incl. $410.30)

Deposit $450 pp upon registration.

 

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