Wonders of the Maritimes & Scenic Cape Breton (CH)

9 Day Tour from Halifax to Halifax

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Discover the heart of Canada’s Atlantic seacoast on this wonderful vacation. This Eastern Canada tour begins and ends in Halifax with overnights also in Moncton, Charlottetown, and Baddeck. Along the way, you’ll experience scenic drives, visit beautiful national parks and quaint fishing villages, and enjoy special adventures arranged by Globus.

Tour highlights include a visit to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with the picturesque lighthouse (one of the world’s most photographed places), and Lunenburg, a small port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the highest and wildest tides at Hopewell Rocks, where time and tides (up to 50 feet) have created distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. On Cape Breton Island, keep your camera ready as you embark on the Cabot Trail, one of the most scenic drives in the world, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, resembling the Scottish coastal regions. More scenic beauty awaits you in Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its wind-sculpted dunes and sandy beaches. Also enjoy a ferry ride across the Northumberland Strait.

Globus has arranged many out-of-the-ordinary experiences throughout this Eastern Canada tour. For example, visit Glenora Distillery for lunch and a tasting at North America’s first distillery of single malt whiskey. You’ll be treated to a traditional Ceilidh—a folk music and storytelling party—on Prince Edward Island and a traditional Nova Scotia breakfast at Peggy’s Cove.

From the gorgeous scenery and quaint fishing villages to the fun experiences, this tour through Eastern Canada is sure to delight all of your senses!

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 June 30, 2016 departure.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

PEGGY’S COVE
Orientation tour with a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional Nova Scotian breakfast
LUNENBURG
Orientation
HALIFAX
Sightseeing; visit Citadel Hill; farewell dinner
SUGAR MOON FARM
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy a traditional sugar camp meal and guided tour
HOPEWELL ROCKS
Sightseeing; Cape Jourimain
CHARLOTTETOWN
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Lobster supper at a local restaurant; Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Green Gables; Prince Edward Island sightseeing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional Ceilidh at PEI Preserves
GLENORA DISTILLERY
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Tour and tasting
BADDECK
Visit Alexander Graham Bell Museum
CABOT TRAIL
Sightseeing; visit Cape Breton Highlands
JEDDORE OYSTER POND
Visit Fisherman’s Life Museum

NOTES:

  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 22 (if Mother Nature permits).
  • Available on the June 30 departure. Be part of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax. Featuring over 2,000 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, 3 lunches, 3 three-course dinners including a lobster dinner in Charlottetown and a farewell dinner in Halifax

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 Arrive in Halifax

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

Day 2 Halifax. Excursion to Peggy’s Cove & Lunenburg

This morning, visit PEGGY’S COVE, one of Canada’s most charming fishing villages. Enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional NOVA SCOTIA BREAKFAST, where you can choose local specialties like fish cakes. Make sure to have your camera ready for spectacular shots of this famous lighthouse and picturesque setting. We then venture to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your free time here, explore the quaint Main Street, shop for souvenirs, or spend time at the Fisheries Museum to learn more about this major fishing port. Returning to Halifax, visit the CITADEL with its early 19th-century, star-shaped fort. The rest of the day is at leisure. Maybe visit the Maritimes Museum, which explains the area’s seafaring past, or perhaps tour Alexander Keith’s Brewery, which has been making the home-grown favorite since the early 1880s.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Halifax–Moncton

This morning, enjoy an orientation of Halifax, including the public gardens and harbor area. Before arriving in New Brunswick, we’ll stop at SUGAR MOON FARM to enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Maritime sugar camp lunch, along with a guided tour and traditional sugar camp treat. We spend the evening in Moncton, originally founded by a group of Acadians and then Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for the best way to spend your evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 4 Moncton–Hopewell Rocks–Charlottetown

This morning, travel to HOPEWELL ROCKS and learn about the highest and wildest tides in the world, which rise and fall up to 52 feet. Time and tide have carved from the cliffs and coves distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. Many of the formations have nicknames inspired by their appearance. Learn more about the region’s nature and wildlife with a visit to CAPE JOURIMAIN. Drive across the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge and cross onto Price Edward Island. Tonight, enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOBSTER SUPPER at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 5 Charlottetown

A guided tour of the island includes a drive to the fishing port of North Rustico Harbour to see the sand dunes and lovely beaches of PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK, along with a visit to GREEN GABLES farmhouse. Later, enjoy lunch at PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND PRESERVE COMPANY, and be treated to a traditional Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite CEILIDH—a folk music and storytelling party. You are sure to be entertained and to get your toes tapping! The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own, do some shopping, or relax in one of Charlottetown’s fine restaurants.

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Day 6 Charlottetown–Ceilidh Trail–Baddeck

This morning, board a FERRY that whisks you across the Northumberland Strait to Pictou, known as the “Birthplace of New Scotland.” It was here that the first boatload of Scottish Highlanders landed in Nova Scotia in 1773. Then, travel along Ceilidh Trail, where Scottish traditions and Gaelic folklore come alive. Visit Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite GLENORA DISTILLERY, where you’ll be treated to lunch and a tasting at North America’s first distillery of single malt whisky. Arrive in Baddeck for a 2-night stay.

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Day 7 Baddeck. Excursion to Cape Breton Highlands National Park

This morning, visit the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM, where exhibits trace the achievements of the great inventor who spent his last years on Cape Breton. Then, travel along the CABOT TRAIL, considered one of the most scenic drives in the world. Proceed along the coast, savoring magnificent vistas of the rocky shoreline and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Enter CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK, a landscape that strikingly resembles Scottish coastal regions. Tonight, perhaps join in a local Ceilidh in Baddeck.

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Day 8 Baddeck–Jeddore Oyster Pond–Halifax

Cross over the Canso Causeway and travel along the scenic Marine drive south along the Atlantic shoreline. Stop at the FISHERMAN’S LIFE MUSEUM in Jeddore Oyster Pond. The museum showcases a typical Nova Scotia fisherman’s house from the early 1900s. Tonight, join your Tour Director and new friends at a festive farewell dinner—the perfect finale to your Maritimes vacation.

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Day 9 Halifax

The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided.

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.

JAMES SAUNDERS

Years of Experience: 10

Originally from London, I worked at a hotel in Germany and as a Local Guide in northern Italy before becoming a Tour Director. I have conducted tours all over Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Russia, South America, and all 10 provinces of Canada. Today, I call Toronto home. I love to cook, process the pictures I take on tour, and read. Every day, I wake up and have a wonderful, learning experience awaiting me.

Tour Director - JAMES SAUNDERS

 Accommodations

Halifax
Moncton
Charlottetown
Baddeck

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

Moncton

Delta Beausejour

First-Class

750 Main Street
Moncton, NB Canada

Free Wifi

Fine Downtown Hotel situated in city center near shops.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Newspaper

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

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

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Charlottetown

Charlottetown

AnneofGreenGables-TheMusical

Anne of Green Gables - The Musical

Canada's longest running musical returns for its 46th season! Anne will touch your heart and your funny bone through drama, song and dance. Loved by millions around the world, this family classic relives the poignant and funny story of Anne Shirley, the spunky, red-headed orphan who comes to Prince Edward Island hoping to find a happy home. Subject to show schedule and availability.

Approximate value: $63 CAD per person

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