Discover the heart of Canada’s Atlantic seacoast on this wonderful vacation. This tour begins in Halifax and ends in Montréal with overnights also in Moncton, Charlottetown, and Baddeck. Along the way, you’ll experience scenic drives, visit beautiful national parks and quaint fishing villages, and enjoy special adventures.
Tour highlights include a visit to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with the picturesque lighthouse (one of the world’s most photographed places), and Lunenburg, a small port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the highest and wildest tides at Hopewell Rocks, where time and tides (up to 50 feet) have created distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. On Cape Breton Island, keep your camera ready as you embark on the Cabot Trail, one of the most scenic drives in the world, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, resembling the Scottish coastal regions. More scenic beauty awaits you in Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its wind-sculpted dunes and sandy beaches. Also enjoy a ferry ride across the Northumberland Strait.
Globus has arranged many out-of-the-ordinary experiences throughout this Eastern Canada tour. For example, visit Glenora Distillery for a tour and a tasting at North America’s first distillery of single malt whiskey. You’ll be treated to a traditional Ceilidh—a folk music party—on Prince Edward Island and a traditional Nova Scotia breakfast at Peggy’s Cove.
At the conclusion of your tour, travel from Halifax to Montréal on the overnight VIA Rail’s Ocean train. Travel in a private Sleeper Plus car, spend two nights in Montréal, and enjoy a hop-on/hop-off trolley tour of the city.
From the gorgeous scenery and quaint fishing villages to the fun experiences and train ride, this tour through Eastern Canada is sure to delight all of your senses!
Travel Best Best Package Includes
- Round trip airfare to Halifax and return from Montreal
- 11 day guided vacation
- 11 nights in First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Moderate Deluxe (MD) or Best Available (BA) accommodation below or similar
Halifax: Westin Nova Scotian (F)or similar
Moncton: Delta Beausejour (F) or similar
Charlottetown: Delta Prince Edward (F) or similar
Baddeck: Silver Dart Lodge (MF) or similar
VIA Rail: Private Sleeper Plus Car
Montreal: Marriott Montreal Chateau Champlain (MD) or similar
- VIA Rail’s Ocean train from Halifax to Montreal with 1 night accommodation in private Sleeper Plus car
- Inside visits and special features: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
- Meals: Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 4 three-course dinners including a lobster dinner in Charlottetown
- Transfers from airport to hotel
PEGGY’S COVE – Orientation tour with a traditional Nova Scotian breakfastLUNENBURG – Orientation tourHALIFAX – Sightseeing; visit Citadel Hill; farewell dinnerSUGAR MOON FARM – Enjoy a traditional sugar camp meal and guided tourHOPEWELL ROCKS – Sightseeing; Cape JourimainCHARLOTTETOWN – Lobster supper at a local restaurant; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Green Gables; Prince Edward Island sightseeing; traditional Ceilidh at PEI PreservesGLENORA DISTILLERY – Tour and tastingBADDECK -Visit Alexander Graham Bell MuseumCABOT TRAIL – Sightseeing; visit Cape Breton HighlandsHALIFAX–MONTREAL – By VIA Rail trainMONTREAL -Hop-on/hop-off trolley tour
|September 19, 2018||Double Occupancy|
|Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Calgary||$4399 + $589 tax|
|Single Room Supplement
(no single share)
(Tour Director & Driver)
|$128 per person|
|*Repeat Globus family of brands||$140 discount|
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Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN HALIFAX
Welcome to Halifax! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
DAY 2 HALIFAX. EXCURSION TO PEGGY’S COVE & LUNENBURG
his morning, visit Peggy’s Cove, one of Canada’s most charming fishing villages. Enjoy a traditional NOVA SCOTIAN BREAKFAST, where you can choose local specialties, like fish cakes. Have your camera ready for spectacular shots of this famous lighthouse and picturesque setting. We then venture to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your free time here, explore the quaint Main Street, shop for souvenirs, or spend time at the Fisheries Museum to learn more about this major fishing port. The rest of the day is at leisure. Maybe visit the Maritimes Museum, which explains the area’s seafaring past, or perhaps tour Alexander Keith’s Brewery, which has been making the home-grown favorite since the early 1880s.
DAY 3 HALIFAX–SUGAR MOON FARM–MONCTON
This morning, enjoy an orientation of Halifax, including the public gardens and harbor area. Before arriving in New Brunswick, we’ll stop at SUGAR MOON FARM to enjoy a Maritime SUGAR CAMP LUNCH, along with a guided tour and traditional sugar camp treat. We spend the evening in Moncton, originally founded by a group of Acadians and then Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for the best way to spend your evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 MONCTON–HOPEWELL ROCKS–CHARLOTTETOWN
This morning, travel to HOPEWELL ROCKS and learn about the highest and wildest tides in the world, which rise and fall up to 52 feet. Time and tide have carved from the cliffs and coves distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. Many of the formations have nicknames inspired by their appearance. Learn more about the region’s nature and wildlife with a visit to CAPE JOURIMAIN. Drive across the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge and cross onto Prince Edward Island. Tonight, enjoy a LOBSTER SUPPER at a local restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5 CHARLOTTETOWN
A guided tour of the island includes a drive to the fishing port of North Rustico Harbour to see the sand dunes and lovely beaches of PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK, along with a visit to GREEN GABLES farmhouse. Later, enjoy lunch at PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND PRESERVE COMPANY, and be treated to a traditional CEILIDH—a folk music party. You are sure to be entertained and to get your toes tapping! The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own, do some shopping, or relax in one of Charlottetown’s fine restaurants.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6 CHARLOTTETOWN–PICTOU–CEILIDH TRAIL–BADDECK
This morning, board a FERRY that whisks you across the Northumberland Strait to Pictou, known as the “Birthplace of New Scotland.” It was here that the first boatload of Scottish Highlanders landed in Nova Scotia in 1773. Then, travel along Ceilidh Trail, where Scottish traditions and Gaelic folklore come alive. Visit GLENORA DISTILLERY, where you’ll be treated to a tasting at North America’s first distillery of single malt whisky. Arrive in Baddeck for a 2-night stay.
DAY 7 BADDECK. EXCURSION TO CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK
This morning, visit the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM, where exhibits trace the achievements of the great inventor who spent his last years on Cape Breton. Then, travel along the CABOT TRAIL, considered one of the most scenic drives in the world. Proceed along the coast, savoring magnificent vistas of the rocky shoreline and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Enter CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK, a landscape that strikingly resembles Scottish coastal regions. Tonight, perhaps join in a local Ceilidh in Baddeck.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8 BADDECK–HALIFAX
Cross over the Canso Causeway and continue across Nova Scotia to Halifax. Upon returning to Halifax, visit the CITADEL with its early 19th-century, star-shaped fort. Tonight, join your Tour Director and new friends at a festive farewell dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
DAY 9 HALIFAX–VIA RAIL, OCEAN TRAIN TO MONTRÉAL
This afternoon, board VIA Rail’s Ocean train. Travel while sleeping in comfort and awaken in a different region of Canada! Ride across New Brunswick to Québec’s largest city, Montréal. Accommodation on the train is in a private Sleeper Plus car.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
DAYS 10-11 MONTRÉAL
Morning arrival and transfer to your hotel for the next two nights. During your stay, enjoy a hop-on/hop-off TROLLEY TOUR of the city. With your leisure time, you may want to discover the excellent restaurants, lively nightspots, and charming boutiques and galleries. Visit Notre Dame Basilica, stroll the historic streets of Old Montréal, or try your luck at the Casino de Montréal.
DAY 12 MONTRÉAL
The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Montréal International Airport.
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