Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

july 26 - august 4, 2019


An exciting adventure awaits us as we leave this morning. Lunch along the way. Overnight in Manchester, CT. L


We then travel to Portland, ME and board THE CAT to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia We drive our motorcoach on board and spend the afternoon enjoying the onboard amenities. We overnight at the Rodd Grand in Yarmouth.   C  


This afternoon we visit Grand Pre, made famous by Longfellow’s poem “Evangeline.” This national historic park was established in memory of the town’s Acadian (Cajun) settlers, deported between 1755 and 1763 to British colonies throughout North America. Many of the families ended up in our Louisiana. A two night stay in Nova Scotia’s capital, Halifax, at the Delta Halifax, allows us time to really explore the region and also gives time to visit the harbor front shops or spend some time at the new casino. Both are within walking distance of our beautiful hotel. BL


This morning a local guide will take us through beautiful Halifax. We will tour and learn of the history of The Citadel, a fort overlooking the city. Our travel continues along the coastline to Peggy’s Cove, one of several fishing villages built around the snug harbors of the craggy south coast. An old lighthouse standing on a massive granite ledge and fishing boats moored along weatherworn wharves are a part of the atmosphere that makes this cove one of the most photographed sites in North America. We will explore the shops and have lunch here. An early return to Halifax will give you time to do your own thing this afternoon and evening. A superb harbor that extends far inland is the reason this city was one of the first English settlements in Canada. The harbor area is always bustling with activity and the shops and restaurants are great. L


Cape Breton beckons us and tonight we will be in Baddeck at the Inverary Inn. Baddeck was a thriving shipbuilding center during the era of wooden ships. Our home for two nights will be on the shore of beautiful Bras D’or Lake. Making our way there we will visit the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park for a tour. The fortress is the largest ongoing, historical reconstruction project in Canada covering some 20 square miles of the massive fortress erected by the French between 1720 and 1745 to defend their colonies.  An included lunch at a fortress tavern while here.  LD


The Cabot Trail is on the agenda for us today providing a scenic and picturesque drive. Some of the most beautiful scenery in the world is along this area, bounded on the west by the Gulf of St. Lawrence and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Its 954 square kilometers of scenic upland and shores bear a striking resemblance to coastal regions of Scotland. We stop mid-way through the day for lunch at the beautiful Keltic Lodge with another great view. This afternoon a visit to Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Bell settled in this area because of the resemblance to Scotland. BLD


Leaving Baddeck, we travel to Caribou Point to board a ferry for a short ride to Prince Edward Island. The Micmac Indians called it Abegweit - “Land Cradled on the Waves.” This afternoon will be spent touring the North Shore area, including the Green Gables House immortalized in Anne of Green Gables. Also a tour of the only city on the island, Charlottetown. Overnight here at the Delta Prince Edward.  B


This morning we’ll take the 9 mile Confederation Bridge over to New Brunswick, westernmost of the mainland Atlantic Provinces. Water bound on three sides, this province maintains a maritime status. Then it’s on to St. Andrews. This village has the distinction of many of their white clapboard houses being brought by barge from Castine, Maine, by Loyalist refugees of the American Revolution. A resort town at present, many handicrafts are available in the unique little boutiques. This evening finds us in Boothbay Harbor, Maine at the Flagship Inn. Called the boating capital of New England, this pretty little coastal town has many restaurants, souvenir shops, crafts and antiques.  D


Today we will travel to Freeport, Maine and L.L. Bean, the nationally famous catalog store. Many other outlet stores have also opened here. You will have some time to shop and purchase lunch. Our overnight is at the Hampton Inn, Manchester, CT. C


Homeward bound today we can relive all of the wonderful things we have seen and done. Mid-evening arrival home. C


A $100 per person deposit is required within 14 days of making reservation in order to hold your reservation. Balance 6 weeks prior to departure.

  • $1799 Per Person Triple Occupancy

  • $1965 Per Person Double Occupancy

  • $2776 Per Person Single occupancy

PRICE INCLUDES: : Escorted travel aboard our own deluxe motorcoach; 9 nights lodging; fourteen meals; all admissions to included attractions; baggage handling for one bag; taxes and gratuities for included meals and lodging.  PASSPORT BOOK OR PASSPORT CARD IS REQUIRED.

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