Atlantic Canada Explorer

Resort: Atlantic Canada Explorer
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Canada
Price From: £1595.00

Overview

Tour Canadas scenic Atlantic provinces
of Nova Scotia and
Prince Edward Island. This leisurely
itinerary explores the individual charms
of each region, including opportunities
to explore national parks, search for
wildlife, stroll around coastal towns and
discover historic sites.

Itinerary

Day 1: Halifax

Arrive into Halifax in the province of Nova
Scotia and collect your hire car. Stay 2 nights at
The Lord Nelson Hotel. (N)

Day 2: Halifax

Today is at leisure to explore Halifax, a city that
combines both modern and heritage buildings,
and has one of the worlds largest natural
harbours. We recommend pre-booking a city
tour to visit the Citadel National Historic Site
and the Victorian public gardens. For more
information, please contact one of our Canada
travel consultants. (N)

Day 3: Peggy’s Cove Lunenburg

Drive to Lunenburg visiting Peggys Cove en
route, a small coastal village with houses
built right into the granite rock. On arrival in
Lunenburg, check in to the Boscawen Inn for
1 night. During the afternoon we recommend
exploring the Unesco-listed old town of this
delightful fishing village. (B)

Day 4: Annapolis Royal

Cross the peninsula to the quaint seaside
town of Annapolis Royal. En route, we suggest
visiting Kejimkujik National Park and National
Historic Site, renowned for its wilderness of
lakes and rivers. Stay 2 nights at Hillsdale
House Hotel. (B)

Day 5: Bay of Fundy

Drive to Brier island (approximately 2.5 hours) for a shared whale-watching cruise* in search
of the vast array of marine wildlife found in the
nutrient-rich waters of the Bay of Fundy. (B)

Day 6: Wolfville

Drive to Wolfville, stopping en route at
the Grand-Pr National Historic Site,
commemorating Acadian settlement and
deportation. The Domaine de Grand Pr
winery is also well worth a visit. Stay 1 night at
the Tattingstone Inn. (B)

Day 7: Charlottetown

Travel over the 13-kilometre-long
Confederation Bridge to Charlottetown on
Prince Edward Island. On arrival, stay 3 nights
at The Great George. (B)

Day 8: Charlottetown

Spend the day exploring Charlottetown. We
recommend visiting Province House National
Historic Site, where the meetings were held
that led to the formation of Canada in 1867. (B)

Day 9: Charlottetown

Day at leisure to explore the Prince Edward
Island National Park see sand dunes, beaches
and Green Gables, the fictional home of Anne
Shirley, the character created by Canadian
writer Lucy Maud Montgomery and loved by
millions worldwide. (B)

Day 10: Baddeck

Take the ferry crossing to Caribou, Nova Scotia then drive to Cape Breton Island, renowned
for its spectacular highlands. Stay at the Inverary
Resort for 3 nights. (N)

Day 11: Baddeck

Day at leisure to explore the impressive
landscapes along the renowned Cabot Trail.
We recommend visiting Cape Breton Highlands
National Park, a beautiful park with more than
20 walking trails. (N)

Day 12: Baddeck

This morning, head north to discover the
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site,
an outstanding living museum with the largest
historical reconstruction in North America.
Also visit the Alexander Graham Bell National
Historic Site, a museum dedicated to the life
and inventions of this fascinating man, who
spent his summers in Baddeck. (N)

Day 13: Halifax

Return to Halifax today, travelling along the
scenic Bras d’Or Lakes drive to the Canso
Causeway. On arrival in Halifax, stay overnight
at The Lord Nelson Hotel. (N)

Day 14: Onward travel

Return your hire car to the airport today and fly
home, or continue your holiday in Canada. (B)

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