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Landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes 2021

12 days with Insight Vacations   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Welcome to Halifax.
Arrive in Halifax. A mix of sea breezes and cultural charms, you’ve arrived in your quintessential maritime destination. You’ll be picked up from Halifax International Airport and taken to your downtown hotel. You can relax next to the waterfront before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18:00, for a Welcome Dinner with drinks.(Dinner with Wine)

Day 2 Sightseeing and Relaxation in 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. Join a Local Expert for an informative exploration of eclectic Halifax. This afternoon, enjoy an Insight Choice between a visit to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, the Maud Lewis Gallery, or the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.(Breakfast)

Day 3 Historic Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove.
Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg. Experience one of the best surviving examples of a planned British Colonial settlement in North America, before meeting a Local Expert for a walking tour. Hear tales of the fishing industry's impact on the region before visiting scenic Peggy's Cove, a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay. You'll end the day by heading back to Halifax for the evening. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with live music in the heart of Halifax.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 4 Cape Breton Island and Blooming Baddeck.
Journey to Cape Breton Island. In Baddeck, embark on a picturesque boat cruise across Bras d'Or Lake with your fellow travellers (weather permitting). In the evening, experience warm hospitality and Cape Breton-style home cooking at your waterfront hotel, featuring tempting seafood favourites and hearty dishes that are sure to satisfy. Continue your night with traditional music and song at the Celtic Evening, where you'll enjoy a night of Acadian hospitality and entertainment.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 5 The Natural Beauty of the Cabot Trail.
Head back to school as you 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. Enjoy a relaxing drive along the Cabot Trail, one of the world’s most scenic routes. Keep an eye out for bald eagles as you travel past Cape Breton Highlands National Park.(Breakfast)

Day 6 Baddeck and Charlottetown.
In the morning, embark on an insightful visit to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Ferry across the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island and quaint Charlottetown, where you'll spend the next three nights. This little city is a nautical dream, with its light colourful fisherman’s cottages and pretty harbour. The city is also famous for hosting the famous Anne of Green Gables musical every year.(Breakfast)

Day 7 Prince Edward Island Sightseeing.
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. You’ll be met by your local Knowledge Keeper who will welcome you to the community, before you are introduced to the Seven Sacred Teachings and how it guides the Mi?kmaq people.(Breakfast)

Day 8 Insight Choice in Charlottetown.
Head for the quaint seaside fishing village of Georgetown in eastern Prince Edward Island. Enjoy a delicious Highlight Lunch of Island Blue Mussel cooked fresh by the fisherman. Then, take a short stroll though the village to the historic Georgetown Inn, where you'll be invited by the owner to continue your meal featuring fresh, locally grown produce. You will be met by a fisherman who will regale you with tales of life at sea and teach you all about the area's lobster and mussel industry. Enjoy an Insight Choice between a lighthouse tour with a winery tour and tasting, or a bike rental to explore the city.(Breakfast / Lunch)

Day 9 The Tides of Hopewell Rocks.
Journey to New Brunswick where you will cruise the waters of Shediac Bay onboard a lobster boat (weather permitting) and get a glimpse into the fascinating world of these sea creatures, with a presentation on the industry. You’ll also indulge in a delicious seafood Highlight Lunch with wine. Travel on to Hopewell Rocks on the shores of the bay, before arriving in the fun hub city of Moncton.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)

Day 10 Lively Moncton to Digby.
Explore Saint John's vibrant past on a morning tour. Travel along the Fundy Trail Parkway, hugging the coast with stunning views in every direction. Board a ferry bound for Saint John's sister community of Digby. Afterwards, head to the Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa, which overlooks the Bay of Fundy.(Breakfast)

Day 11 Delightful Digby and Annapolis Royal.
Begin your day by embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching cruise (weather permitting) on the Bay of Fundy. Move on to the historic town of Annapolis Royal. Take a stroll with a costumed interpreter and discover a cultural mosaic of history before returning to your spa resort in Digby. In the evening, meet a former scallop fisherman for a culinary demonstration and Celebration Dinner featuring the highly prized seafood.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 12 Farewell Halifax.
It’s time to wave goodbye to Halifax and your fellow travellers as your trip comes to an end. Stops will be made at Halifax International Airport and The Westin Nova Scotian for guests wishing to extend their stay. Airport arrival will be at 12:00.(Breakfast)

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All This Included
A mix of colourful harbours and sweeping coastlines, this nautical trip allows you to recharge by the sea as you take in some of Canada's iconic maritime history. From learning about the tradition of fabric milling in Baddeck to discovering the picturesque village of Peggy's Cove, you'll have plenty of time to relax and take in the sea air, as you make your way through Canada’s Eastern Maritime provinces.

Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

 

Highlights

Authentic Dining

  • Halifax: You can relax next to the waterfront before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner at 18:00.
  • Halifax: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with live music back in Halifax.
  • Baddeck: In the evening, experience warm hospitality and Cape Breton-style home cooking at your waterfront hotel.
  • Charlottetown: Enjoy a delicious Highlight Lunch of Island Blue Mussel cooked fresh by the fisherman. Then, take a short stroll though 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 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 Breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches with wine (LW) and 5 Dinners with wine (DW).

 

Insight Experiences

  • Lunenburg: Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg and meet a Local Expert for a walking tour.
  • Baddeck: Continue your night with traditional music and song at the 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, before you are introduced to the Seven Sacred Teachings and how it guides the Mi?kmaq people.
  • Charlottetown: You will be met by a fisherman who will regale you with tales of life at sea and teach you all about the area's lobster and mussel industry.
  • Charlottetown: Enjoy an Insight Choice between a lighthouse tour with a winery tour and tasting, or a bike rental to explore the city.
  • Annapolis Royal: With your Local Expert, a costumed interpreter, visit the scenic National Historic District and learn about the cultural heritage of Annapolis Royal.

 

Top Rated Highlights

  • Halifax: Join a Local Expert for an informative exploration of eclectic Halifax.
  • Halifax: 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.
  • 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 to unravel the stories behind one of history’s most influential members at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.
  • 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.
  • Shediac Bay: 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 and learning about local lobstering.
  • Fundy Trail Parkway: Travel along the Fundy Trail Parkway, hugging the coast with stunning views in every direction and visit Fundy National Park.
  • Bay of Fundy: Embark on a whale watching cruise (weather permitting) to potentially spot rare species of whale and learn about these majestic sea mammals.

 

Accommodations
Halifax: The Westin Nova Scotian
Baddeck: Inverary Resort
Charlottetown: Delta Prince Edward
Saint John: Crowne Plaza Moncton
Digby: Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa
Notes
  • Full passport and flight details (if air not booked with Insight) are required at time of booking and at the very latest upon final payment.
  • NOTE: This trip falls under LEVEL 1
  • Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
  • Airport arrival on the last day of your guided vacation will be at 12:00, please be aware when booking your flights.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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