Maritimes Adventure (CT)

13 Day Tour from Boston to Boston

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On this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, get acquainted with the local culture, charming villages, and seafaring traditions of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, and Maine. Start and end your vacation in Boston with overnights also in Bar Harbor, St. Andrew's by-the-Sea, Digby, Halifax, Baddeck, Charlottetown, Saint John, and Camden.

Breathtaking scenery awaits you on this tour through Maine and Eastern Canada. In Maine, visit Acadia National Park, home to rugged coasts and the tallest mountain on the US Atlantic coast. In Nova Scotia, spend time in the fishing village of Digby, with breathtaking beauty and views; stop at Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; visit Peggy's Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse (one of the world's most photographed places); and take the scenic Marine Drive from Halifax along the Atlantic shoreline through picturesque fishing villages. On Cape Breton Island, drive along the world-famous Cabot Trail, named one of the world's most scenic drives, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where the mountains and sea meet.

Visit Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its red cliffs, wind-sculpted dunes, and sandy beaches. In New Brunswick, visit Fundy National Park, with the world's highest tides, rugged coastline, and waterfalls, and enjoy a guided visit of the Hopewell Rocks, famous formations carved by the Bay of Fundy with dramatic tides rising more than 50 feet.

Throughout this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, Globus has arranged fun and unique experiences for you. For example, in Digby, enjoy a private demonstration by a local fisherman who will explain the importance of the Digby scallop. See a typical fisherman’s house from the early 1900s when you visit the Fisherman’s Life Museum in Jeddore Oyster Pond.

All of this and more awaits you on this spectacular tour!

Special Event – Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
This week-long annual event in Halifax features a fast-paced show and a true taste of Nova Scotia. Experience bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture de l’acadie, and military traditions. The tattoo also is a showcase for innovative acrobatic acts, modern music, contemporary dancing, trampoline routines, and more. Tickets to the tattoo and a behind-the-scenes tour are included during one night of your stay in Halifax. Available on the July 2, 2016 departure
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

BAR HARBOR
Acadia National Park sightseeing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite lobster bake
SAINT JOHN–DIGBY
Scenic ferry ride
DIGBY
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Private culinary demonstration by local fisherman
LUNENBURG
Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site; Fisheries Museum
HALIFAX
Sightseeing; visit Citadel Hill and Peggy’s Cove
JEDDORE OYSTER POND
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit Fisherman’s Life Museum
SHERBROOKE
Visit Sherbrooke Village
BADDECK
Visit Bell Museum; Cabot Trail and Cape Breton Highlands National Park sightseeing
CHETICAMP
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Rug-hook demonstration and traditional Acadian lunch
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Charlottetown sightseeing with local guide; visit Green Gables farmhouse
FUNDY NATIONAL PARK
Hopewell Rocks
SAINT JOHN
Orientation tour
CAMDEN
Farewell dinner

NOTES:

  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of the Maritime Provinces and Maine on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 10-24 (if Mother Nature permits).
  • Available on the July 2 departure. Be a part of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax. Featuring over 2,000 worldclass Canadian and international military and civilian performers, the Tattoo is one of the world’s premier cultural and entertainment events. This fast-paced show features music, dance, acrobatics, drama, and comedy. TICKETS to the Tattoo are included during one night of your stay in Halifax.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Old Town Lunenburg

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 5 three-course dinners including a special lobster bake in Bar Harbor and a farewell dinner in Camden

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Boston

Welcome to “Bean Town”! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2 Boston–Portland–Bar Harbor

From Massachusetts, head north via New Hampshire’s shoreline and along Maine’s rocky coast to Portland, one of New England’s most famous cities. Stroll down the cobblestone streets of Portland’s famous Old Port Exchange, lined with many boutiques, coffee houses, and art galleries. Spend the night in Bar Harbor, Maine’s oldest summer resort. Your dinner this evening is a typical Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOBSTER BAKE featuring Maine lobster, steamed mussels, and delicious corn-on-the-cob.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 3 Bar Harbor–Acadia National Park–St. Andrews By-the-Sea

Nowhere along the Atlantic seaboard is the rock-bound coast as picturesque as in National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s most visited national parks. Take the scenic park road and enjoy the spectacular panorama from the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the continental United States to see the sunrise. After time at leisure in Bar Harbor, travel across the border to lovely St. Andrews By-the-Sea. Tonight, stay at the Algonquin Hotel, which overlooks historic Passamaquoddy Bay. This evening, choose from the many fine specialty restaurants this quaint seaside community has to offer.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 St. Andrews By-the-Sea–Saint John–Digby

This morning, follow the coast to Saint John and board a catamaran FERRY to Digby, a popular summer resort. Your hotel tonight is the Digby Pines Resort, a world of casual elegance in the tradition of the grand hotels. Surrounded by breathtaking beauty, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the views, recreation, and internationally renowned cuisine in this Norman-style chateau. Before dinner this evening, enjoy a private Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite DEMONSTRATION by a local fisherman who will explain the importance of the Digby scallop and introduce you to Nova Scotian music. Later, dinner is included at the resort.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 5 Digby–Lunenburg–Peggy's Cove–Halifax

Today, travel toward Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast and follow the winding shoreline to Lunenburg, one of the continent’s major fishing ports. Here, visit the FISHERIES MUSEUM before heading to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse perched on a massive granite ledge (one of the most photographed places in the world). End in Halifax, the provincial capital and your home for the next two nights.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Halifax

Your city sightseeing tour with a Local Guide this morning includes a visit to CITADEL HILL with its early 19th-century star-shaped fort; the tree-shaded walks of the public gardens; and the harbor area, which evokes the port’s former strategic importance. You’ll also see the Fairview Cemetery, final resting place for more than 100 people who perished on the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Halifax–Jeddore Oyster Pond–Sherbrooke Village–Baddeck

Take the scenic Marine Drive north along the Atlantic shoreline through picturesque fishing villages, stopping en route in Jeddore Oyster Pond at Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite FISHERMAN’S LIFE MUSEUM, a typical Nova Scotia fisherman’s house from the early 1900s. Visit SHERBROOKE VILLAGE, whose renovated buildings recall the boom years of the 1860s. Via Canso Causeway, cross over to Cape Breton Island, one of the first footholds of European settlement in the New World. Continue to Baddeck.

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Day 8 Baddeck. Cabot Trail

Morning visit to the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM. Study exhibits tracing the achievements of the great inventor, who spent the last years of his life on Cape Breton. Then, drive along the CABOT TRAIL, the area explored by John Cabot in the late-15th century, while savoring magnificent vistas of the rocky shoreline and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. At the Acadian village of Cheticamp, enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite DEMONSTRATION on how the famous hand-hooked rugs are made, along with a traditional Acadian lunch. Finally, see CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK at the northern tip of the island, a landscape that strikingly resembles Scottish coastal regions. Return to Baddeck.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 9 Baddeck–Caribou–Charlottetown

Head back to the peninsula and continue north to Caribou, where a FERRY whisks you across the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island. For the next two nights, you are in Charlottetown, the provincial capital. Get acquainted with this colonial town on a stroll through colorful Great George Street and along the restored waterfront. This evening, enjoy a lobster supper at a local restaurant.

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Day 10 Charlottetown

Morning at leisure. Enjoy a guided afternoon tour of the island that includes PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK. Also visit GREEN GABLES farmhouse, the setting for the famous novel Anne of Green Gables.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 Charlottetown–Saint John

Travel across the 8-mile Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick. Here, enjoy a guided visit of the HOPEWELL ROCKS, famous formations carved by the Bay of Fundy’s dramatic tides that rise more than 50 feet, before driving through FUNDY NATIONAL PARK. Upon arrival in Saint John, enjoy a city orientation tour including the Reversing Falls.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 Saint John–Camden

Journey along sheltered coves and quiet fishing villages along the Maine coastline on the way to Camden. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner featuring lobster and other local specialties. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your vacation.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 13 Camden–Boston

Depart this morning for Boston, pausing en route for a break in one of Maine’s coastal cities. Arrive in the afternoon, with a stop at the airport for guests with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 3:30 pm. Then, the motorcoach continues to the downtown Sheraton Boston Hotel, where the tour ends.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

HILLARY JOHNSON

Years of Experience: 30

During a summer in Ireland when I was 12, I was bitten by the "travel bug." I lived in Europe and became a Tour Director after graduating with a degree in European Languages. I am never as alive as when I am on the road. The haunting echo of a saxophone on a New Orleans street, the heady evening perfume of Jasmine in bloom, the sweet taste of a beignet, and the joyous "AA-eeeee!" of a Cajun dancer all need to be experienced... observing them from afar is not enough.

Tour Director - HILLARY JOHNSON

 Accommodations

Boston
Bar Harbor
St Andrews
Digby
Halifax
Baddeck
Charlottetown
Saint John
Camden

Boston

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Superior First-Class

39 Dalton St
Boston, MA United States

Sheraton Boston is a 1220 room hotel located just four miles from the Boston Logan Airport in Back Bay Boston. Rooms have fantastic views of the Charles River or Historic Back Bay. Enjoy indoor access to shopping and restaurants at the Prudential Center or Copley Place, both connected to the Sheraton Boston. The hotel has an Indoor/Outdoor saline heated swimming pool. Enjoy local New England fare at the Side Bar & Grille, breakfast in Cafe Apropos, or a coffee at the Starbucks in the lobby.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shoe Shine
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Alarm Clock

Bar Harbor

Bluenose Inn

Superior First-Class

90 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME United States

Situated on Maine's Mount Desert Island in the Acadia National Park, this luxury hotel boasts beautiful views. All 97 guest accommodations are elegant and include a microwave, refrigerator, phone, and television.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk

St Andrews

The Algonquin Resort

Superior First-Class

184 Adolphus Street
St. Andrews, NB Canada

Free Wifi

Resort Manor situated on beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking bay.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • ATM
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Hot Tub
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone

Digby

Digby Pines Resort & Spa

103 Shore Road
Digby, NS Canada

This premium resort is ideally located on 300 wooded acres and steps away from the Annapolis Basin. The hotel features an outdoor pool, fitness center, shuffleboard, and 147 elegant guestrooms.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Daily Housekeeping

Halifax

Westin Nova Scotian

1181 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS Canada

This deluxe hotel is equipped with full service fitness center, on site spa, business center, as well as a restaurant and lounge. Nourish your soul in the Halifax Restaurant Elements, featuring locally inspired Nova Scotia Cuisine and wines, and awarded with a Wine Spectator Award. In the summer enjoy outdoor patio seating in the lounge. A local shuttle is available complimentary to guests at select times of the day.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Parking/Valet
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone
  • Desk

Baddeck

Silver Dart Lodge

Moderate First-Class

257 Shore Road
Baddeck, NS Canada

Free Wifi

Two-story Motor Hotel on spacious grounds at western boundary of village, overlooking Bras d'Or Lake.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer

Charlottetown

Delta Prince Edward

18 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE Canada

This elegant hotel is beautifully situated in the heart of Charlottetown on the Prince Edward Island and features spacious guestrooms refined dining, and ultimate comfort. The amenities include a fitness center, concierge services, laundry services, and large indoor pool.

Hotel Amenities

  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Business Center
  • Ice Machine
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Spa Services
  • ATM

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Coffee Maker
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Mini-bar
  • Internet Access
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Phone

Saint John

Delta Brunswick

39 King Street
Saint John, NB Canada

A deluxe hotel located in downtown Saint John, the Delta Brunswick features premium accommodations. The hotel includes a fitness center, indoor pool, gift shop, and beauty salon. All 254 guestrooms are equipped with ultimate comfort and modern amenities.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe Shine
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • ATM

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Camden

Country Inn at Camden / Rockport

First-Class

8 Country Inn Way
Rockport, ME United States

Free Wifi

In this family friendly hotel, you will discover the casual essence of Camden and Rockport Maine and come to know you can just be yourself here.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Ice Machine

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Window Opens
  • Coffee Maker

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