Direct flight from Toronto (YYZ) to Halifax (YHZ).
Upon arrival at the airport in Halifax, NS, you will have a coach transfer to your hotel in central Halifax.
Later in afternoon you will enjoy a guided tour of this Provincial Capital. Sites will include:
» Halifax Citadel (a National Canadian Historic site) » Famous Historic Properties & Privateers Wharf » St. Paul’s Church » Old Town Clock » Province House; City Hall » Maritime Museum of the Atlantic » HMCS Sackville; Alexander Keith’s NS Brewery » Pier 21 (Canada’ Ellis Island) » Public Gardens » St. Georges Island » Titanic Grave Sites and much more!
Tour of Nova Scotia’s East Coast
Today is the day to relax, breath in the fresh sea air, listen to the waves of the North Atlantic Ocean, and discover some of Nova Scotia’s Treasures.
Following breakfast at the hotel, we will leave on a leisurely drive along the famous Lighthouse Route!
» We will visit Peggy’s Cove, location of Peggy’s Point, a famous lighthouse perched atop a massive granite rock, worn smooth by years of pounding waves. This lighthouse has been a world famous Sailors guide since 1868.
» We will then continue on to Mahone Bay. This town is a scenic Nova Scotia gem with three elegant churches and steeples first greeting us as we turn the bend in the road and gaze across the bay. Your cameras will be working ‘overtime’ at this location! En route, we will have a lunch break en route perhaps enjoying some of Nova Scotia’s famous seafood.
» Our final destination will be Lunenburg, A UNESCO World Heritage site established in 1753. This prime location has captivating architecture, a famous wharf where the fully restored Bluenose II can be seen when in port. We will also be able to enjoy the seafaring history of the Maritime Museum located near the Bluenose II.
After the tour, you will return to the hotel in Halifax and the rest of the evening will be at your leisure.
Halifax » Baddeck
Following breakfast, we say farewell to Halifax and board the coach for Baddeck, NS.
Baddeck is located on the northern shore of the Bras d’Or Lakes, North America’s largest inland sea, in the county of Victoria on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Baddeck is a bustling village that maintains its essence as a quaint community and is considered to be the beginning and end of the world famous Cabot Trail!
After check-in at your hotel, you will have the rest of the evening will be free for you to explore the city. Take the time to explore the town and visit the famous Alexander Graham Bell Museum!
Full Day Cabot Trail Tour
Following breakfast, we depart for a full day Cabot Trail Tour.
We will begin the tour from Baddeck and the famous Bras d'Or Lakes, where Alexander Graham Bell had his summer home. From there, we will follow Cape Breton Island’s stunningly beautiful coastline as our Tour Director will guide us through the Highland Mountains, abundant wildlife, historic villages. Throughout the tour, you will learn about the history of the Acadians and visit the local Floras Acadian Crafts shop, where you will see the famous art of cross-stitching and have the opportunity to purchase some souvenirs and local goods, such as homemade blueberry jam or jelly! After all, Nova Scotia is Canada’s blueberry capital!
Our tour will take us to the highest point at Pleasant Bay , where we will experience breathtaking views. Pleasant Bay is set between two beautiful mountains in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and it is known for whale watching, beautiful sunsets, and ultimate tranquility! Lunch will be arranged en route.
At the end of the day, we will return to our hotel in Baddeck and prepare for our next day departure to Prince Edward Island.
Baddeck » Charlottetown via Ferry
Following breakfast at our hotel, we board the coach for Caribou, NS. situated near the town of Pictou, NS – the site of Nova Scotia’s first Scottish settlement.
Our destination is Wood Island in PEI, which we will reach by ferry (1 ½ hour trip). While on board the ferry, sit back and enjoy the relaxation of the cruise across the Northumberland Strait as we head for Prince Edward Island. On board, you will find a cafeteria and gift shop, where you can purchase souvenirs and have a snack.
Upon arrival in Wood Island, we will re-board our coach and be transferred to our hotel located in Charlottetown, PEI, the capital of this most tranquil and beautiful province. It is here in Founders Hall that Canada became a Confederation in 1867.
After hotel check-in, the evening will be at leisure in this charming city.
If anyone wishes to attend the evening performance of ‘Anne of Green Gables’, it is held at the Confederation Centre for the Arts’, you may pre-book tickets by phone at 1-902-628-1864 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Day in PEI
Following breakfast at the hotel, we begin with a walking tour of Charlottetown, where we will discover the charm and history of this Capital city.
Following the city tour, we depart for the Cavendish area on the north shore of the Island – the most beautiful part of Prince Edward Island. We will visit the home of L. M. Montgomery, which was the setting for the famous Canadian tale ‘Anne of Green Gables’. Then we will tour the area, which has spectacular scenic landscapes with famous red sandstone cliffs, endless sand beaches, as well as amazing acres of the most beautiful farmland in Canada, famous for potato growing. The day will include time for a casual lunch plus time to stroll on the fantastic beaches.
Later in the afternoon, we will head for New Glasgow, where the highlight of the day will be a traditional Lobster dinner at ‘New Glasgow Lobster Suppers’. PEI is known for having the most delicious lobster, and this restaurant is the original lobster dinner location on PEI. We will be treated to ‘All you can eat Chowder, Mussels, Salads and Desserts’ and of course, each of us will be served a delicious ‘fully cooked red lobster’ (get your cameras ready for when it arrives!) Just ask a local and they will tell you! ‘PEI Lobster is the BEST’! Note: For those who do not wish lobster, steak is also option.
Following dinner, we return to the hotel in Charlottetown and enjoy a leisure evening before tomorrows' departure back home.
Direct flight from Charlottetown (YYG) to Toronto (YYZ)
Following breakfast in the hotel, we will check-out and have our bags stored in a safe space at the hotel. We will then be able to enjoy leisure time in Charlottetown until late afternoon when we board the coach with our luggage and depart for the Charlottetown Airport for our flight back to Toronto.
The Westin Nova Scotian features an ideal location in the heart of Halifax. Steps from world-class Halifax attractions, we are the ideal place to savour the sights and sounds of this beautiful city. The hotel features an indoor pool, hot tub, outdoor tennis court and the innovative WestinWORKOUT® fitness centre.
1181 Hollis St, Halifax, NS B3H 2P6
Points of interest around the hotel:
Directly across from the Cornwallis Park
· 4 min walk to the Halifax Seaport, a vibrant arts and cultural district extending from Piers 19 to 23. There you will find artisans, retailers, cruise terminals, event facilities, cafés, galleries, offices, a museum, a university and the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, the longest running Market in North America.
· 10 min walk to the Discovery Centre, Nova Scotia’s only hands-on science centre
· 15 min walk to Halifax's Citadel National Historic Site
· 17 min walk to Halifax Public Gardens
· And many more attractions within 15-20 min walk from the hotel!
The Silver Dart Lodge is conveniently located on 90 acres of nature, just on the outskirts of the bustling village of Baddeck, at the beginning and end of the famed Cabot Trail. Silver Dart Lodge has many on-site amenities such as a gift shop, pool, fitness centre, beach, walking trails, lakeside gazebo, Observation Deck Lounge, and best of all - a gorgeous view of the Bras d'Or Lakes.
Rodd Royalty, Charlottetown PEI, is located only 5 minutes from the downtown core and Charlottetown Airport, we are in the heart of city's shopping district - only walking distance to many large retailers. The Rodd Royalty Hotel features an indoor saltwater pool & hot tub, a 105 foot waterslide, a fitness centre, and free WIFI for you to enjoy during your stay.
14 Capital Dr, Charlottetown, PE C1A 8C2
Points of interest around the hotel:
· 2 min walk to the Charlottetown Mall, which features Boston Pizza, Cineplex Cinemas, Winners, and more.
· 7 min walk (500 m) to the Confederation Trail, Prince Edward Island's tip-to-tip 300 km-long recreational trail
· 20 min walk (1.3 km) to the University of Prince Edward Island
· 40 min walk or 5 min drive to downtown Charlottetown, PE
» Passengers are responsible for arriving at the airport on their own. » For flights within Canada, passengers are required to have one piece of government issued photo ID, e.g driver's license or Ontario health card. » For more general travel information and tips, please visit the Toronto Pearson Airport website: http://www.torontopearson.com/Flights.aspx#
*Flight details will be announced closer to the tour departure date.
What our passengers are saying?
The East Coast Tour (Sept 5-11, 2014) was fantastic and money's worth! Thank you Pam(tour director) and Jim(our driver) for making our journey fun and memorable. Pam cares so much about her tour group members. Our last day of our trip in Charlottetown would be a waste if not for Pam, who went beyond her duties to plan a sight seeing tour of Charlottetown because our plane to Toronto does not leave till 6pm. So thank you, Pam, Jim. We finally get to see the Confederation bridge and other point of interests suggested by Jim! - Elisa, Janice, and family
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