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Circle the Bay of Fundy with Rail  | Various Dates  |  12 Days & 11 Nights

Make getting to the Maritimes an adventure in itself! Take the train from Toronto or Montreal (or any stop inbetween) and relax on your way to Canada's east coast. Nestled between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Atlantic Canada’s Bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world.  Learn of the ecology and geology of the most dramatic and diverse tidal environment on the planet and experience Maritime history, culture and hospitality on this 7 day bus tour on Canada’s East Coast.

Dates

2017: May 28; June 11, 18; July 2, 16, 30; August 13; September 3*, 17; October 1

*Motor coach portion of tour is a bilingual English/German departure

Highlights

Round trip transportation with VIA Rail
Atlantic Canadian Tour Director
Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation in the Maritimes
Meet and Greet Event
Joggins Fossil Cliffs – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Lobster Dinner Cruise on Shediac Bay
Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site
Fundy National Park
Saint John City Tour including Reversing Falls
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
11 night’s accommodation
21 meals including a lobster dinner

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Toronto/Montreal (D)

Day 2: Arrive in Halifax
Travel through New Brunswick for an evening arrival in Halifax. Your vacation begins at a hotel that is ideally located in the downtown core where you will spend two nights. (B, L)

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Day 3: Halifax Touring
Today is free to explore Halifax. Ask us about booking sightseeing city tours, or other options around town. Meet our Tour Director and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet and Greet Event. (CB)

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Day 4: Halifax, NS - Moncton, NB
Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as we 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 we 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 our downtown hotel for the night. (CB, L, D)

Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown - Moncton, New Brunswick

Day 5: Moncton, NB to Saint John, NB
Experience a true natural wonder this morning as we 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.  Enjoy a city tour, including the Reversing Falls, before checking into our harbourfront accommodations for a two-night stay. (B, L, D)

Hilton Saint John - Saint John, New Brunswick

Day 6: 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, L)

Hilton Saint John - Saint John, New Brunswick

Day 7: Saint John, NB to Annapolis Valley, NS
Enjoy free time in Saint John this morning before we ferry back to Nova Scotia; be on the look-out for whales as we 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. We overnight in the Annapolis Valley. (B, D)

Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa - Digby, Nova Scotia

Day 8: Annapolis Valley, NS to Halifax, NS
Travel the lush Annapolis Valley and learn about the French Acadians who established their first settlement in the early 1600’s. Visit Grand Pre National Historic 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 Halifax for the evening. (B)

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Day 9: Free Day in Halifax
Enjoy another free day in Halifax. Take in some more shops, restaurants, and museums, or just relax at your hotel. (CB)

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Day 10: Free Day in Halifax
One last free day to take in the Maritimes. There are dozens of things to see and do in the area, and we'd be happy to offer you suggestions! (CB)

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Day 11: Depart Halifax, NS
The train departs late this morning. Relax on the journey back home in your personal cabin. (CB, L, D)

Day 12: Arrive in Montreal/Toronto (CB)

2017 Rates

Per person rates in Canadian funds:

From Toronto

TWIN TRIPLE QUAD SINGLE
$3669 $3599 $3446 $4520

Plus HST of 14.7% for residents of Canada, 7.4% for non-residents

From Montreal

TWIN TRIPLE QUAD SINGLE
$3277 $3177 $3024 $4098

Plus HST of 14.1 for residents of Canada, 7.0% for non-residents

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