Canada's Maritimes - 15 Days
From $4,295.00 CAD
About Halifax, Nova Scotia
June 5, July 10, August 14, 29, 2017
Salty ocean air and friendly hospitality welcome you on this sightseeing tour on the Maritime provinces..
Salty ocean air and famous friendly Maritime culture welcome you on this engaging sightseeing tour of Atlantic Canada. Designed with seniors in mind, this trip offers an ideal mix of easy walking, guided tours of historic cities, ample free time. Your vacation starts in Ontario, where you will board the deluxe motorcoach and journey to New Brunswick with overnight stays in Grand Falls and Fredericton. Highlights on these days include a visit to the mighty Grand Falls Gorge, carved by the majestic St. John River and millions of years in the making, a guided city tour of Fredericton and a lively kitchen party in Miramichi!
Crossing the 12 kilometre-long Confederation Bridge is a memorable experience and takes you into Prince Edward Island where a day of leisurely sightseeing in Charlottetown awaits! Enjoy a walking tour of the Island’s capital followed by a visit and jam tasting at the PEI Preserve Company. No visit to Prince Edward Island is complete without a tour of Green Gables Heritage Centre. We suggest taking in an evening performance of Anne, The Musical!
The next leg of your Atlantic Canada is through friendly Nova Scotia, with tours of the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre to learn how Celtic music is interwoven into the local heritage, guided city tours of Halifax (with plenty of time to explore at your own pace) and a visit to Lunenberg and Peggy’s Cove. A highlight of your time in Nova Scotia is cruising in comfort along Canada’s most scenic and photographed drive, the Cabot Trail. Lead by our local guide, experience highlands and coastal wilderness as you travel through this National Park.
On the journey home, enjoy time in cosmopolitan and historic Quebec City. Guided city tours and ample time for sightseeing are the perfect way to end your Maritime adventure.
Day 1 – Trois-Rivières, QC: Deluxe motorcoach takes you through Ontario. Stop in Trois-Rivières for accommodations and a welcome dinner with your fellow travellers.
Day 2 – Grand Falls, NB: Continue your journey into New Brunswick. Stop to admire the mighty Grand Falls Gorge, millions of years in the making, carved by the majestic St. John River. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers this evening.
Day 3 – Fredericton, NB: Travel to Fredericton this morning. Enjoy free time downtown before your guided city tour of this delightful city. Check in to your centrally located hotel and take the balance of the day to explore on your own.
Day 4 - In the morning, travel to Miramichi and experience a true Maritime tradition – a lively kitchen party! Then cross the Confederation Bridge, the longest of its kind in the world, at more than 12 kilometres long. After arriving in Charlottetown, settle into your hotel and and enjoy an evening at leisure.
Day 5 – Charlottetown, PEI: The charm and history of PEI are yours to discover on this day of leisurely sightseeing. Enjoy a guided walking tour followed by a visit and jam tasting at the PEI Preserve Co. and lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf (lunch at own expense). Embark on a tour of the Green Gables Heritage Centre where you can stroll the trails and learn about early Victorian life.
Day 6 – Baddeck, NS: After breakfast at the hotel, board the Wood Island Ferry to Nova Scotia. Enjoy a tour of the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, learning how Celtic music is interwoven into the local heritage.
Day 7 – Cabot Trail: Today, experience the highlight of any maritime tour as you travel Canada’s most scenic and photographed drive, the Cabot Trail. Lead by our local guide, experience highlands and coastal wilderness as you travel through this National Park.
Day 8 – Halifax, NS: After breakfast at the hotel, travel to Halifax, arriving in the afternoon for a guided city tour. The evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure.
Day 9 – Halifax, NS: Explore Halifax at your own pace today. The city is very walkable, making visits to downton attractions easy.
Day 10 – Lunenburg & Peggy’s Cove: Visit Lunenburg, a historic town that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel along the scenic shoreline of Margaret’s Bay to visit Peggy’s Cove and its famous lighthouse.
Day 11 – Moncton, NB: See the stunning Hopewell Rocks, sculpted by the highest tides in the world.
Day 12 – Rivière-du-Loup, QC: A tour of the Covered Bridge Potato Factory is a savoury start to the day. Travel to Rivière-du-Loup for dinner and overnight accommodation.
Day 13 – Quebec City: This leisurely paced day of travel includes a stop for lunch on the Grande Allée. Arrive in Quebec City for an afternoon guided tour. Enjoy a free evening to discover the city’s delectable restaurants.
Day 14 – Quebec City: After breakfast, relax, shop or explore at your own pace on this free day in historic Quebec City.
Day 15 – Travel Home: Say “au revoir” to Quebec City as you make your way home. Stop at Sucrerie de la Montagne, an authentic sugar shack, perhaps buying a bottle of maple syrup to help you savour the sweet memories of your Maritime holiday.
You will visit the following 3 places:
Charlottetown is a Canadian city. It is both the largest city on and the provincial capital of Prince Edward Island, and the county seat of Queens County. Named after Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III, Charlottetown was first incorporated as a town in 1855 and designated as a city in 1885. It was most famously the site of the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, the first gathering of Canadian statesmen to debate the proposed Canadian Confederation. From this, the city adopted as its motto "Cunabula Foederis" – "Birthplace of Confederation".
Canada's second most populous province, Quebec is also the only one to have a predominantly French-speaking population, with French as the sole provincial official language. Its historic capital, Québec City, celebrates one of the world's most brutal winters with a carnival that features parades of majorettes and teams who race boats across an ice-choked river. Quebec is unique among North American tourist destinations. Its French heritage does not only set the province apart from most of its English speaking neighbors, it is also one of the few historical areas in North America to have fully preserved its Francophone culture. Its European feel and its history, culture and warmth have made Quebec a favourite tourist destination both nationally and internationally.
Moncton is a Canadian city located in Westmorland County, New Brunswick. The city is situated in southeastern New Brunswick, within the Petitcodiac River Valley, and lies at the geographic centre of the Maritime Provinces. The community has gained the nickname "Hub City" because of its central location and also because Moncton has historically been the railway and land transportation hub for the Maritime Provinces. Moncton, with a 2006 metropolitan population of 126,424, is the most populous census metropolitan area (CMA) in New Brunswick. It is the second largest CMA in the Maritime Provinces, after Halifax, and the third largest in the Atlantic Provinces following Halifax and St. John's.