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Maritimes Coastal Wonders (9 Days, Standard)

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A 9-Day Collette Tours tour starting from $2,999.00

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Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

Canada

Cities Visited:

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Sightseeing Highlights

Halifax
Halifax is the kind of town that people flock to, not so much for the opportunities, but for the quality of life it has to offer. Sea breezes off the harbor keep the air clean, and parks and trees nestle between heritage buildings, cosmopolitan eateries and arty shops. Several universities ensure that the population is young and the bars and nightclubs full. Stroll the historic waterfront, catch some live music and enjoy the best of what the Maritimes have to offer. In summer, never-ending festivals ignite the party ambience that much more.

Peggy's Cove
Peggy's Cove is one of the most visited fishing towns in Canada and for good reason: the rolling granite cove highlighted by a perfect red-and-white lighthouse exudes a dreamy seaside calm. You'll find it surprisingly easy to chat with the friendly locals (there are only 45 of them) and settle into fishing-village pace.

Cape Breton Island
Floating over the rest of Nova Scotia like an island halo, Cape Breton is a heavenly, forested realm of bald eagles, migrating whales, palpable history and foot-tapping music. Starting up the Ceilidh Trail along the western coastline, Celtic music vibrates through the pubs and community centers, eventually reaching the Cabot Trail where more-eclectic Acadian-style tunes ring out around Chéticamp.

Cabot Trail
The 300km (186.4 miles) Cabot Trail continues around Cape Breton Highlands National Park. It winds and climbs around and over coastal mountains, with heart-stopping ocean views at every turn and moose on the roads (watch out!)

Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island (PEI) is as pretty as a storybook, and it just so happens that the island's depiction in a storybook - Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables - is what has made the place famous. And like Anne Shirley, the heroine of that book, the island is a red-head - from tip to tip, sienna-colored soil peeks out from under potato plants, and the shores are lined with rose and golden sand. Meanwhile the Green Gables-esque landscape is a pastoral green patchwork of rolling fields, tidy gabled farmhouses and seaside villages.

Anne of Green Gables Museum
Cavendish is the home town of Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942), author of Anne of Green Gables. Here she is simply known as Lucy Maud or LM. Owned by her grandfather's cousins, the now-famous House of Green Gables and its Victorian surrounds inspired the setting for her fictional tale. In 1937 the house became part of the national park and it's now administered as a national heritage site, celebrating Lucy Maud and Anne with exhibits and audio-visual displays.

Hopewell Rocks
The Hopewell Rocks are located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy at Hopewell Cape. This attraction is one of the Marine Wonders of the World, and is the site of some of the World 's Highest Tides. Walk on the ocean floor in the shadows of the majestic flower-pot rocks, unique formations carved by erosion over thousands of years. Experience tides rising up to 4-stories high, making it possible to kayak, at high tide, over the same area you may have recently walked at low tide.

Fundy Trail
The Fundy Trail opens up previously unreachable areas of the Bay of Fundy coastline and panoramic views. The 16 km (10 miles) trail begins just outside St. Martins, New Brunswick and is less than an hour 's drive from Saint John or Sussex on Route 111. Hugging cliff tops above the world 's highest tides, the Fundy Trail winds its way along one of the last remaining coastal wilderness areas between Florida and Labrador. The area is the breeding habitat for Right Whales and is one of he best places in the world for viewing marine and wildlife.

Lunenburg, NS
The largest of the South Shore fishing villages is historic Lunenburg, the region's only UNESCO World Heritage site and the first British settlement outside Halifax. The town is at its most picturesque viewed from the sea around sunset, when the boxy, brightly painted old buildings literally glow behind the ship-filled port. Of note is the distinctive 'Lunenburg Bump,' a five-sided dormer window on the 2nd floor overhanging the 1st floor.

Overview

Rugged and pristine beauty. Fun-loving Acadian and Gaelic culture. Fun and adventure awaits. Uncover the treasures of the Canadian Maritimes, from the Cabot Trail to the amazing Fundy tides, Nova Scotia 's Peggy 's Cove and beautiful Prince Edward Island. Delve into a friendly culinary contest and undertake a competition to cook the best mussels. See the four-story high flowerpot-shaped Hopewell Rocks. Savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast and learn how to eat lobster like a local. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum and learn about potato farming. Immerse yourself in the region 's Gaelic heritage and travel along the striking Lighthouse Route. Be inspired by the many inventions of Alexander Graham Bell at his own museum. At the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, board a boat and learn to shuck scallops. Don 't miss the rugged beaches, picturesque fishing villages, and rich seafaring history of the amazing Canadian Maritimes.

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Maritimes Coastal Wonders (9 Days, Standard)

Day 1: Halifax, Nova Scotia - Tour Begins
Explore the special region known as Canada 's Maritimes with all its rugged and pristine beauty, all while getting to know its fun-loving Acadian and Gaelic culture.
(Meals: None)

Day 2: Halifax - Peggy 's Cove - Halifax
Stunning landscapes await! We 're off to see one of the most picturesque spots in all of Canada - beautiful Peggy 's Cove. Venture to the coast of the Atlantic to the cove 's historic lighthouse and take in the incredible views. Later, explore Halifax 's charming downtown on a tour highlighting the waterfront, Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road, and the famous Citadel.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3: Halifax - Cape Breton Island - Baddeck
Head to scenic Cape Breton. Stop to discover the Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre to learn about the Mi 'kmaq heritage and Glooscap legends—see artifacts including intricate quill and beadwork, and learn some words from the Mi 'kmaq language. Travel the Canso Causeway on the way to stunning Cape Breton Island. Set out on a drive by the pristine shores of Bras d'Or Lakes, Canada 's only inland sea. Next, stop at the Gaelic College. Watch North America 's first Gaelic language short film: Faire Chaluim MhicLeoid - the Wake of Calum MacLeod. Afterward, learn how the Great Kilt was made during a brief kilt-making demonstration. Learn a few handy Gaelic phrases and join in the fun of a “milling frolic.” Practice a Gaelic song while sitting around a table, beating a large loop of woolen cloth in rhythm. The “milling frolic” hearkens back to a time when the entire community would get together to help get the woolen cloth ready for use. This evening, enjoy dinner featuring local flavors and musical entertainment of this region.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5: Baddeck - Prince Edward Island
Explore the amazing range of inventions on display at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Afterward, take a short ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the “Land Cradled on the Waves.” Tonight, roll up your sleeves and get ready for the ultimate island culinary experience! Attend culinary “boot camp” where you 'll compete for bragging rights to determine who cooks the best PEI mussels!
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6: Prince Edward Island
Get to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, Anne of Green Gables. Arrive in delightful Cavendish and view Prince Edward Island National Park 's incredible and pristine beaches. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum where you will learn the craft of potato farming from an actual farmer, with a first-hand lesson on the island 's leading agricultural industry. Then, return to Charlottetown with time to explore this fascinating city on your own.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 7: Prince Edward Island - Saint John, New Brunswick
Leave Prince Edward Island behind as you cross the stately Confederation Bridge. Travel along the shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rocks.* A New Brunswick icon, these flowerpot-shaped rocks carved by the Fundy tides rise four stories high at low tide only to disappear into tiny islands after the tide rolls back in. Continue your journey through New Brunswick to the city of Saint John where you 'll enjoy a 2-night stay in the bustling waterfront area.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 8: Saint John
Greet the awe-inspiring Fundy Trail early this morning. Far from the bustling crowds, marvel at the views of the Fundy 's legendary tides. Stops along the way reveal an endless stretch of breathtaking vistas, as well as the chance to savor authentic Maritimes dulse (seaweed) and fiddleheads, all while being serenaded by traditional fiddle music coming from the beaches. Stop for lunch at a world-famous restaurant located by the beach on the Bay of Fundy. Savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast as an expert teaches you how to crack and eat lobster like a local. En route to Saint John, gaze out your window at St. Martin 's magnificent covered bridges. The evening is at leisure in the city of Saint John.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 10: Western Shore - Lunenburg - Western Shore
Experience the small fishing village of Mahone Bay, then stop at Amos Pewter to learn about the artistry that goes into each of their masterful pewter creations. Then, travel along the beautiful Lighthouse Route towards Lunenburg. Explore this fishing village on a locally guided walking tour and discover how early settlers relied on the sea for their day-to-day survival. Then it 's on to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Learn how these skilled fishermen prepare and launch a schooner before boarding a fishing boat of your own. Aboard, a fisherman will teach you all about scallops and how to shuck them! Complete your day along the waterfront at a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers and toast the end of a marvelous trip.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11: Western Shore - Tour Ends
Today you depart the Maritimes, taking home countless memories of this coastal wonderland.
(Meals: Breakfast)



All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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Hotel Details:

  • Westin Nova Scotian - Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Inverary Inn Resort - Baddeck, NS, Canada
  • Rodd Charlottetown - Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
  • Hilton Saint John - Saint John, NB, Canada
  • Oak Island Resort and Conference Center, Western Shore - Nova Scotia, Canada


All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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