Landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes - Classic Group, 2023

06/19/2021 through 09/13/2023
06/19/2021 through 09/16/2023
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Landscapes Of The Canadian Maritimes – Classic Group, 2023
Blend the best of land and sea on this two-week guided tour of Canada. Explore the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax with a Local Expert, who will tell you the tale of the city’s most historic moment: the 1912 sinking of the Titanic. See the fabled home that served as the inspiration for L.M. Montgomery’s children’s classic, ‘Anne of Green Gables,’ before going to Charlottetown, where a local Knowledge Keeper will welcome you to the Indigenous community of the Abegweit Mi’Kmaw Nation and tell you about their Seven Sacred Teachings. Watch for bald eagles as you travel one of the world’s most scenic routes, Cabot Trail. Board a lobster boat in New Brunswick for an up-close-and-personal look at lobster fishing, then indulge in a decadent lobster dinner. Later, cruise the Bay of Fundy on a whale-watching expedition, where you can see humpback, minke and fin whales.


Authentic Dining

  • Halifax: Relax next to the waterfront before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner at 18:00.
  • Charlottetown: Enjoy a delicious Highlight Lunch of island blue mussel cooked fresh by the fisherman. Then, take a short stroll through the village to the historic Georgetown Inn, where you’ll be invited by the owner to continue your meal featuring fresh, locally grown produce.
  • Shediac Bay: Enjoy a fisherman’s lobster feast and Highlight Lunch, as you cruise the waters of the bay, taking in the charming scenery and warm Acadian hospitality.
  • Digby: Meet a former scallop fisherman for a culinary demonstration and Celebration Dinner par excellence, featuring Digby’s famous scallops.
  • Dining Summary: 11 Breakfast (B), 4 Dinner with Wine (DW), 1 Lunch (L), 1 Lunch with Wine (LW)

Insight Experience

  • Celtic Evening: Continue your night with traditional music and song at a Ceilidh Celtic Evening, where you’ll enjoy a night of Acadian hospitality and entertainment.
  • Charlottetown: You’ll be met by your local Knowledge Keeper who will welcome you to the community, followed by an introduction to the Seven Sacred Teachings and how its significance to the Mi?kmaq people.
  • Charlottetown: Meet a local fisherman who will regale you with tales of life at sea and teach you all about the area’s lobster and mussel industry.
  • Hopewell Rocks: Located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, Hopewell Rocks, also called “Flowerpots Rocks”, are rock formations caused by tidal erosion and stand 40-70 feet tall.
  • Annapolis Royal: Visit the scenic National Historic District and learn about the cultural heritage of Annapolis Royal with help from your Local Expert, a lively costumed interpreter.

Top Rated Highlight

  • Halifax: Delve into Halifax’s nautical history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where your Local Expert will engage you in stories of key historic events, including the Halifax Explosion and the tragic sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
  • Halifax: Join a Local Expert for an informative exploration of eclectic Halifax.
  • Halifax: Choose a visit to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site while exploring the history of the fortress and the soldiers who were stationed there.
  • Halifax: Choose a visit to the Maud Lewis Gallery and see the artist’s famous painted house, which was carefully restored and conserved by the Federal Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Halifax: Choose a visit to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, which aims to inspire Canadians to explore the country’s relationship with immigration and encourages a more open conversation on a national scale.
  • Lunenburg: Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg and meet a Local Expert for a walking tour. Hear tales of the fishing industry’s impact on the region before visiting scenic Peggy’s Cove.
  • Bras d’Or Lake: In Baddeck, embark on a picturesque boat cruise across Bras d’Or Lake with your fellow travellers (weather permitting). Sail aboard the Amoeba, a 67ft staysail Schooner that has been gracing the Baddeck Harbour for 30 years. Enjoy an entertaining and educational tour of the Bras d’Or Lakes, where our crew will provide an authentic sailing experience.
  • Baddeck: Immerse yourself in a unique experience at The Gaelic College, devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic and Celtic cultures. Learn about the tradition of fabric milling and see a kilt-making demonstration in action.
  • Baddeck: Go behind the scenes with a Local Expert at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic site to unravel the stories behind one of history’s most influential members.
  • Cavendish: Discover picturesque Prince Edward Island with a Local Expert before heading on to Cavendish. Here you’ll visit the Green Gables House, the fabled home that provided inspiration for L.M. Montgomery’s children’s classic, “Anne of Green Gables.” Return to Charlottetown, where you will visit the Abegweit Mi’Kmaw Nation, an Indigenous community located east of the city.
  • Prince Edward Island: Choose a guided lighthouse tour as you explore Prince Edward Island’s history, followed by a tasting at a local winery producing fruit wines.
  • Prince Edward Island: Choose to go on a scenic bike ride while you explore the magic of Prince Edward Island at your own rhythm.
  • Shediac Bay Aboard: Cruise the waters of Shediac Bay aboard a private lobster boat (weather permitting) and get a glimpse into the fascinating world of these sea creatures while learning about local lobstering.
  • Fundy Trail Parkway Scenic Drive: Travel along the Fundy Trail Parkway and make a stop at Fundy National Park as you savour the stunning coastal views from every direction.
  • Fundy : Embark on a whale watching cruise (weather permitting) to in hopes of spotting rare species of whale while learning ab…

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Day 1 Welcome to Halifax
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Day 2 Sightseeing and Relaxation in Halifax
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Day 3 Historic Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove
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Day 4 Cape Breton Island and Blooming Baddeck
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Day 5 The Natural Beauty of the Cabot Trail
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Day 6 Baddeck and Charlottetown
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Day 7 Prince Edward Island Sightseeing
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Day 8 Insight Choice in Charlottetown
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Day 9 The Tides of Hopewell Rocks
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Day 10 Lively Moncton to Digby
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Day 11 Delightful Digby and Annapolis Royal
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Day 12 Farewell Halifax
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