Landscapes of the Canadian Maritime with Insight Vacations

Resort: Landscapes of the Canadian Maritime with Insight Vacations
Operator: Kuoni
Destination: Canada
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Overview

Recharge on this seaside escape, with striking ocean vistas, colourful harbours and intriguing insights into the history of Canada’s Eastern Maritime Provinces.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – HALIFAX, THE QUINTESSENTIAL MARITIME DESTINATION
Enjoy your complimentary private VIP door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. Welcome to the Canadian Maritimes and the historic coastal city of Halifax. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.
Stay: The Prince George, Halifax
Welcome Dinner

DAY 2 – HISTORIC LUNENBURG AND PEGGY’S COVE
Today, journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg s to experience one of

the best surviving examples of a planned British Colonial settlement in North America. Meet a Local Expert for a walking tour and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Hear tales of the sea and the fishing industry and its impact on this region’s people and economy. On return to Halifax, stop in picturesque Peggy’s Cove, situated on the rocky

cliffs of St. Margaret’s Bay. Return to Halifax late afternoon and enjoy an evening at leisure.
Stay: The Prince George, Halifax
Full Breakfast

DAY 3 – SIGHTSEEING AND RELAXATION IN HALIFAX
Begin the day at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Your on-site docent will engage you in stories of key historical events that occurred in Halifax, including the Halifax Explosion and the Titanic. Next, join your Local Expert for an exploration of this cosmopolitan, eclectic port city. Travel to the local cemetery, where many of the Titanic victims were laid to rest. Your city tour ends after a visit to the massive Halifax Citadel, formerly one of the principal naval bases of the British Empire. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a Highlight seafood Dinner at The Restaurant at Five Fishermen, s one of Halifax’s best restaurants and an institution, set in one of downtown’s most historical buildings, serving the finest in Nova Scotian cuisine.
Stay: The Prince George, Halifax
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 – HALIFAX, CAPE BRETON ISLAND AND BLOOMING BADDECK
Embark on a journey to stunning Cape Breton Island. En route, enjoy a visit to the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Center to learn about the Mi’kmaq heritage s and Glooscap legends. Learn a few words from the Mi’kmaq language and view intricate bead and quill artefacts. Continue your journey on the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island. Upon arrival in Baddeck, enjoy a boat cruise on Bras d’Or Lake, Canada’s only inland sea (weather permitting). Observe the majestic Bald Eagles as they circle the boat and admire the beautiful shoreline. In the evening, experience Cape Breton-style home cooking at your hotel.
Stay: Inverary Resort, Baddeck
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 – THE CABOT TRAIL
Immerse yourself in a unique experience at the Gaelic College, devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic language and Celtic arts and culture. With a Local Expert, learn about the fabric milling and kilt making tradition. s You will also have an opportunity to learn some Gaelic through song. Get a taste of natural beauty at its peak as you travel along breathtaking Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail, one of the world’s most renowned scenic drives, carved into the edge of highlands that slope down to the sea. In the evening, engage in traditional music and song while soaking up local Cape Breton hospitality.
Stay: Inverary Resort, Baddeck
Full Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6 – BADDECK, THE WOOD ISLANDS FERRY AND CHARLOTTETOWN
This morning, embark on a special ‘white glove’ visit at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Go behind the scenes and dive deep into the the private life of one of the most influential figures in human history. Hold Bell’s favourite walking stick and notebook and pick up model kites and airplanes, items used to create Canada’s first airplane, the Silver Dart. Travel alongside the scenic Nova Scotian countryside, spot little farms, glittering stretches of blue water and rocky headlands. Cross the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island and arrive in quaint Charlottetown. In the  evening, enjoy dinner with your travelling companions. 
Stay: Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 – CHARLOTTETOWN SIGHTSEEING
Set out on a guided tour of Prince Edward Island today with a Local Expert. s Begin your exploration at Prince Edward Island National Park with its sand dunes adorned by gently waving beach grass and striking red sandstone cliffs. In Cavendish, visit the Green Gables House, its museums and sites. a This fabled house provided inspiration for L.M. Montgomery’s beloved children’s classic, ‘Anne of Green Gables’. Return to Charlottetown, where the rest of the day is yours to do as you please.
Stay: Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown
Full Breakfast

DAY 8 – LEISURE TIME IN CHARLOTTETOWN
Enjoy a full day on your own to explore or relax and appreciate the delightful city that is Charlottetown. Take some time to walk through Victoria Park and along its beautiful waterfront boardwalk; explore historic downtown further, walk along pedestrian Victoria Row, or head for Peake’s Wharf at the Charlottetown waterfront.
Stay: Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 – THE ‘LOYALIST CITY’ OF SAINT JOHN
Drive across the modern Confederation Bridge to Shediac where an unforgettable culinary experience awaits, as you cruise the waters of Shediac Bay on-board a lobster boat (weather permitting). Gain insight into the fascinating world of these sea creatures while feasting on a lobster lunch.  Afterward, head for the Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks. The Bay of Fundy is home to the world’s highest and wildest tides. Depending on when you visit, the Hopewell Rocks can be stories high or nearly swallowed by the sea.
Stay: Hilton Saint John
Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10 – SAINT JOHN TO DIGBY
After the American Revolution, Saint John welcomed some 14,000 American British supporters and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1785, making it Canada’s first incorporated city. Explore its vibrant past this morning with a tour through the charming streets of the beautiful waterfront uptown. Then board your ferry bound for Digby, Nova Scotia. Digby is famous for its fishing fleet and the delicious scallops harvested from its waters. Enjoy a ‘Scallop 101′ experience in the evening – a culinary demonstration of Canadian haute cuisine, featuring the highly prized local seafood.
Stay: Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11 – DELIGHTFUL DIGBY AND ANNAPOLIS ROYAL
Begin your day with a whale watching excursion on the Bay of Fundy. This cruise provides you with important information and potential sightings of endangered or rare species of whales like the Humpback, Finback and Right Whales, other species of Cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and seabirds. In the afternoon, enjoy a short journey to the small town of Annapolis Royal, rich with Acadian Culture. Return to your hotel and enjoy a Celebration Dinner to commemorate your Canadian Maritimes adventure with newfound friends.
Stay: Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown
Full Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 12 – AU REVOIR HALIFAX

After breakfast, head back to Halifax. Stops will be made at Halifax International Airport and the Halifax tour hotel for guests wishing to extend their stay. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your return private VIP transfer home. Airport arrival will be at 12:00.
Full Breakfast

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