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Atlantic Maritimes Self Drive  |  Various Dates  |  13 Days & 12 Nights

Experience the fresh salt air, unspoiled nature, rich history, and warm hospitality of one of the world's most popular destinations on our most comprehensive tour of the Canadian Maritimes.

Dates

Self drive tours can start on any date, subject to availability. Packages available June to October.

Highlights

Joggins Fossil Cliffs - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Lobster Dinner Cruise on Shediac Bay
Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site
Fundy National Park
St. Andrew's by-the-Sea Day Trip
Ferry from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia
Grand Pre - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Annapolis Valley Winery Tour & Tasting
Peggy's Cove
Lunenburg - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island
Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place
Prince Edward Island National Park
Ferry from Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
World Famous Cabot Trail
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
2 Whale Watching Boat Tours
12 Night's accommodation including 4 two-night stays*
13 Meals including a lobster dinners

* Day 6: option to overnight in Wolfville (Annapolis Valley) area, or on the South Shore. The South Shore option would make it a 2-night stay at that property. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Halifax
Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax or a city tour to your vacation package. Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotia's capital city has much to offer.

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Day 2: Halifax, NS to Moncton, NB
Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as you meander its colourful coastline to New Brunswick’s bilingual city of Moncton.  En route, explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  See magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” of 300 million years ago.  After crossing into New Brunswick, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits as you cruise the warm waters of Shediac Bay aboard a lobster boat; learn about the fishing industry and savour a delicious lobster supper. Arrive in Moncton and check into your downtown hotel for the night. (CB, D)

Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown - Moncton, New Brunswick

Day 3: Moncton, NB to Saint John, NB
Experience a true natural wonder this morning as you visit the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy.  Marvel at these massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet.  Travel through Fundy National Park on to Canada’s first incorporated city, Saint John, on the southern New Brunswick coast. Check into your harbourfront accommodations for a two-night stay. (B)

Hilton Saint John - Saint John, New Brunswick

Day 4: St. Andrews by-the-Sea
Enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews by-the Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town is sure to captivate.   After a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting), the afternoon is yours to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace. (B)

Hilton Saint John - Saint John, New Brunswick

Day 5: Saint John, NB to Annapolis Valley, NS
Visit Reversing Falls this morning before taking the ferry back to Nova Scotia; be on the look-out for whales as you cross the Bay of Fundy.  Arrive in Digby, the scallop capital of the world, where the fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture combine to form an enchanting and historically rich town. (B)

Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa - Digby, Nova Scotia

Day 6: Annapolis Valley, NS to South Shore*
Travel the lush Annapolis Valley and learn about the French Acadians who established their first settlement in the early 1600’s.  Visit Grand Pre World UNESCO Site where fact and fiction blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline.  Visit a local winery for a tour and tasting before arriving in the Oak Island area for the night, home of the world's longest running hunt for lost treasure (B)

*This itinerary depicts overnighting in the South Shore. There is the option to stay in the Wolfville area instead.

Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island - Western Shore, Nova Scotia

Day 7: South Shore Touring
You have the day to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town's famous seafaring heritage before heading to postcard perfect Mahone Bay, where a trinity of 19th century-built churches represents an iconic cultural landscape of Nova Scotia. Stroll through the town and chat with the welcoming locals who have been known to share superstitions, legends and fables that date back to the rum-running days. (B)

Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island - Western Shore, Nova Scotia

Day 8: Oak Island, NS to Charlottetown, PE
Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy's Cove before making your way to Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. Check into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay. (B)

Rodd Charlottetown - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Day 9: Prince Edward Island Touring
Drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as you make your way to Prince Edward Island National Park.  Before returning to Charlottetown, visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books.  (B)

Rodd Charlottetown - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Day 10: Charlottetown, PE to Baddeck, NS
Ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island - the Scotland of North America – via the Canso Causeway.  Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island.  Arrive at your accommodations on the Bras d’Or Lake where you will spend two nights. (B)

Inverary on Baddeck Bay - Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Day 11: Cabot Trail Touring
You are off to experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America.  The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand.  Your day is complimented by a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting). (B)

Inverary on Baddeck Bay - Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Day 12: Baddeck, NS to Halifax, NS
The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits. Words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France.  Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides.  Proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland, and back to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes. (B)

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Day 13: Depart Halifax
Atlantic Tours’ arrangements end on check out from the hotel.  We hope that you have enjoyed your time with here and that we'll see you again soon! (CB)

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Rates

Per person rates in Canadian funds:

2017 Rates

SINGLE DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD
$3618 $2171 $1761 $1706

Rates are subject to 15% HST for Canadian residents; 7.5% for non-residents of Canada.

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