Wonders of the Maritimes & Scenic Cape Breton with Ocean Train to Montreal (CHE)

12 Day Tour from Halifax to Montreal

2019 Tour Details

Discover the heart of Canada’s Atlantic seacoast on this wonderful vacation. This tour begins in Halifax and ends in Montréal 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 Sugar Moon Farm for a lunch, tour and tasting of a traditional sugar camp treat. You’ll be treated to a traditional Ceilidh—a folk music party—on Prince Edward Island and a traditional Nova Scotia breakfast at Peggy’s Cove.

At the conclusion of your tour, travel from Halifax to Montréal on the overnight VIA Rail’s Ocean train. Travel in a private Sleeper Plus car, spend two nights in Montréal, and enjoy a hop-on/hop-off trolley tour of the city.

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

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 Destinations & Sightseeing

PEGGY’S COVE
Orientation tour with a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional Nova Scotian breakfast
LUNENBURG
Orientation tour
HALIFAX
Orientation tour; 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
CONFEDERATION BRIDGE
Visit Cape Jourimain Nature Centre; cross Canada’s modern engineering feat
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
BADDECK
Visit Alexander Graham Bell Museum
CABOT TRAIL
Sightseeing; visit Cape Breton Highlands
HALIFAX - MONTREAL
by VIA Rail train
MONTREAL
Hop-on/hop-off trolley tour
Notes:

  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 19 through October 1 (if Mother Nature permits).

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, 4 lunches, 4 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, including admission charges where applicable.

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 SCOTIAN BREAKFAST, where you can choose local specialties, like fish cakes. 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. 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–SUGAR MOON FARM–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 Maritime Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

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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. Learn more about the region’s nature and wildlife with a visit to CAPE JOURIMAIN NATURE CENTRE. Then, drive across 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge, the longest of its kind, and cross onto Prince Edward Island. Tonight, enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOBSTER SUPPER at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

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 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–PICTOU–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, visit the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM, where exhibits trace the achievements of the great inventor who spent his last years on Cape Breton. Spend two nights in Baddeck.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 BADDECK. EXCURSION TO CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK

This morning, 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–HALIFAX

Cross over the Canso Causeway and continue across Nova Scotia to Halifax. Upon returning to Halifax, visit the CITADEL with its early 19th-century, star-shaped fort. Tonight, join your Tour Director and new friends at a festive farewell dinner.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 9 HALIFAX–VIA RAIL, OCEAN TRAIN TO MONTRÉAL

This afternoon, board VIA Rail’s Ocean train. Travel while sleeping in comfort and awaken in a different region of Canada! Ride across New Brunswick to Québec’s largest city, Montréal. Accommodation on the train is in a private Sleeper Plus car.

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Days 10-11 MONTRÉAL

Morning arrival and transfer to your hotel for the next two nights. During your stay, enjoy a hop-on/hop-off TROLLEY TOUR of the city. With your leisure time, you may want to discover the excellent restaurants, lively nightspots, and charming boutiques and galleries. Visit Notre Dame Basilica, stroll the historic streets of Old Montréal, or try your luck at the Casino de Montréal.

BreakfastBreakfast daily

Day 12 MONTRÉAL

The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules.

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.

SUE LANDRY

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

Growing up in a family hotel business, I have interacted with the traveling public since I was a child. I have over 35 years of experience in the travel industry and have guided tours in Canada and Europe since 1996. After living in Denmark and traveling the world, I currently call Halifax, Nova Scotia home and it is my privilege to share this beautiful country of Canada, both the east and west coast, with visitors from around the world.

Tour Director - SUE LANDRY

 Accommodations

Halifax
Moncton
Charlottetown
Baddeck
Montreal

 Optional Excursions

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