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NOVA SCOTIA AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 
"Canada's Ocean Playground" 
and 

Cape Breton's Spectacular "CABOT TRAIL" 
with 

Maine's Rockbound Coast & Acadia National Park 

Trip Dates:
August 29 to September 10, 2022


Charter Bus Tour - Departs from Pine Level North Carolina


**   Valid Passport OR Passport Card Is Required
**   Provide Proof of Full Vaccination Is Required

Your 13 Day / 12 Night Package Includes:

  • Travel by Luxury Motorcoach

  • Fully Escorted

  • 10 Days Full Services of Local Professional Tour Director

  • 12-Nights 3-4 Star Accommodations:

  • All Truces paid

  • Baggage Handling at 2 hotels - Baddeck, NS and Charlottetown, PEI

  • 21 Meals: 12 Breakfasts - 1 Box Lunch - 8 Dinners including Traditional Island Lobster Bake (alternative available)

  • Entrance Fees to All National Parks: Acadia, Maine, Highland, Cabot Trail, NS, PEI National Park

  • 2 ½ Hour Guided Trolley Tour of Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park

  • Ferry St. John, NB across Bay of Fundy to Digby, NS (passengers & bus)

  • Ferry Pictou, NS to Prince Edward Island (passengers & bus)

  • Full Day Scenic Drive 184-Mile Cabot Trail with Local Guide

  • Full Day Tour of Prince Edward Island with Local Guide

  • Halifax City Tour with Local Guide

  • Admission to Hopewell Rocks, NB

  • 8-Mile Long Confederation Bridge

  • Reversing Falls, St. John, NB

  • Leisure time Bar Harbor and Camden, ME, Charlottetown, PEI

  • Day 1: 

Today we begin our exciting journey to one of Canada's most popular regions, the spectacular Maritime Provinces, to visit Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. To get there, we'll travel through the beautiful rockbound State of Maine. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner in a diner that is a popular tradition in "The Garden State".

(D, Overnight Hampton Inn & Suites, Bordentown, NJ )

  • Day 2: 

By days end we'll find ourselves in Bangor, Maine for the next two nights. Rest-up for tomorrow the excitement begins with our visit to Acadia National Park.

(B, 2-Nights Comfort Inn, Bangor, Maine) 

  • Day 3: 

A full day is planned to explore "The Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast", Acadia National Park located on Maine's Mount Desert Island. There is no wonder that this park is the most visited of all National Parks in the country. Today's highlight will be our drive to the top of "Cadillac Mountain" with its exposed granite dome summit that offers a panoramic view of the town of Bar Harbor and Frenchmen Bay far below. At 1530 feet, it is the highest point on the entire Atlantic Coast of the United States.  We've arranged a 2 ½ hour trolley tour with an expert guide to show us all the special places the park has to offer so have your cameras ready! 


Dinner tonight (on own) is in one of Maine's most popular family restaurants and a culinary treat for the palate! No one can leave without indulging in Helen's pie dessert famous all over Maine and beyond!

(B)  

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  • Day 4: 

This morning we'll cross the border into Canada, arriving in St. John, NB where we will be overnight. This Provincial Capital City is often referred to as the "Loyalist City" for the many Tory families loyal to King George who fled here to safety during the American Revolution,

(B, D, Overnight, Hampton Inn & Suites, St. John, NB )

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Bay of Fundy

  • Day 5: 

After a good night's rest, we'll board the ferry to cross the Bay of Fundy to begin our visit to the beautiful Province of Nova Scotia with its distinctive Scottish heritage. During our voyage keep a sharp eye out for humpback whales that populate this body of water known for the highest tides in the world (52 feet)! Our first stop will be the Provincial Capital of Halifax from where we will end our day with a scenic coastal drive to the picturesque village of Peggy's Cove for seaside dinner.

(B, D - Overnight Best Western PLUS Chocolate Lake, Halifax, NS)

  • Day 6: 

Our day will start with a tour of Halifax, sadly best known for two great disasters - the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and the Halifax Explosion of 1917 that plunged most of the city into a fiery inferno causing hundreds of deaths. 

Following the tour, we'll depart for today's final destination ofBaddeck located on breathtaking Cape Breton Island. Home for 2 nights will be the lovely Auberge Gisele's Inn in view of beautiful Bras d'Or Lake and known for its fine service and delectable meals. If available, we'll attend a Cailidh for traditional Cape Breton music performed by local musicians. (Additional cost)
(B, D, 2-Nights Augerge Gisele's Inn, Baddecl<, Cape Breton, NS)

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  • Day 7: 

Following a full Buffet Breakfast, we'll begin our full day's drive around the 184-mile Cabot Trail described as the "Big Sur of the East" for its ribbon of roadway that snakes along the rugged coast. We'll make frequent stops as we drive the scenic route through The Highlands National Park so have your camera ready for breathtaking views and wildlife that may cross our path. Be sure to pack binoculars for whales have been spotted from shore, not to mention bald eagles and the occasional moose or bear! Quaint fishing villages dot our path worthy of more pictures with local fishermen unloading their catch of the day! Another outstanding dinner awaits us upon return to the Inn.

(B, Box Lunch, D) 

  • Day 8: 

This morning we leave the grandeur of the Highlands behind and board a ferry for an hour scenic cruise across the Northumberland Straights to begin our visit to Prince Edward Island. Although the smallest of the nation's ten provinces, it played an historic role as the "Birthplace of Canada". A traditional island lobster bake is planned for tonight that includes unlimited famous "island blues (mussels)" (lobster alternative available). Home for two nights will be in the Provincial Capital City of Charlottetown.

(B, Traditional Lobster Bake - 2-nights, Charlottetown Inn, Charlottetown, PEI) 

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  • Day 9: 

Our Local Guide will join us for a tour of the island including a drive along the famous red cliffs that tower high above the Atlantic in Prince Edward Island National Park. During a city tour of Charlottetown we'll learn the story of the creation of a nation when the Fathers of Confederation met here in 1867 to form the Confederation of Canada. 
As we explore the island, we'll stop at village markets and shops to enjoy local products and handcrafts by island artisans. No visit to the "smiley-shaped" island is complete without a visit to the home of its most famous red-beaded, pigtailed, freckled-face resident, "Anne of Green Gables". 

 

This evening there will be time to explore the town at your own pace and enjoy dinner with many restaurants from which to choose. (B) 

  • Day 10: 

This morning we'll leave the island via 8-mile long Confederation Bridge back to New Brunswick for a visit to Hopewell Rocks.  Located along the Bay of Fundy, Hopewell Rocks enjoys a unique vantage point to observe the highest tides in the world - record 52 feet!  You'll have time for lunch (on own) before walking along the rim path for great photo opportunities of this incredible body of water. If the tide is low during our visit, you'll have the unique opportunity to "walk on the ocean floor" among rock formations that rise 50 feet from the ocean floor, affectionately known as the "Flower Pots".  During high tide these formations appear as "islands" jutting out into the bay.  Our route to St. John will take us through scenic Fundy National Park with a stop for a waterfront sunset dinner and overnight in St. John B, Farewell Dinner

(Overnight Hampton Inn & Suites, St. John, NB )

 

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  • Day 11: 

Before saying farewell to the lovely Maritime Provinces, we'll see the famous Reversing Falls where the confluence of the St. John River and the Atlantic Ocean causes the river to flow upstream at high tide. Then the final leg of our Canadian journey takes us to St. Stephen's and crossing the border back to the USA with fond memories of time spent in Canada's unforgettable "Ocean Playground" 


Once back "home", our route will take us through Maine with a lunch stop (on own) in the charming seaside community of Camden, home to Maine's Windjammer Fleet. Be sure to walk to the harbor to see all the beautiful sailing vessels that frequent this popular coastal destination. Then it's on to Kennebu11kport made famous by President George H.W. Bush where he spent summers since a young boy and used as his "Summer White House" while President. The Bush property has one of the most beautiful settings in all of coastal New England so, once again, have your cameras ready! 
 

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We'll make a quick stop in Ogunquit for beautiful Perkins Cove followed by a scenic coastal route to Cape Neddick and a photo of its iconic lighthouse perched on its own rocky island just feet from shore. 

We've planned a special waterfront dinner for tonight in Kittery before arriving at our hotel for overnight.

(B, D, Overnight Marriott Springhill Suites, North Andover, MA) 

  • Day 12: 

Today marks the beginning of our trek homeward with an overnight stop in Hanover, MD

(B, Overnight Holiday Inn Express, Hanover, MD) 

  • Day 13: 

Arrive home to your own bed tonight!! (B) 

For more information and/or to make a reservation please visit our Contact Page

or give us a call - Wayne Stewart @ (919) 398-3637 - Susan Stewart @ (919) 398-3638

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