eastcoast-islands

East Coast Islands  |  Various Dates  |  13 Days & 12 Nights

Take our Enchanting Islands and Newfoundland's Viking Trail itineraries, and combine them to make this fantastic 13 day tour! It features the highlights of Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, and the West Coast of Newfoundland.

Dates

2018: June 10*, 24; July 1, 15, 22, 29; August 12, 19, 26*

*Bilingual English/German Departure

Highlights

Atlantic Canadian Tour Director or Driver Guide
Modern Touring Vehicle
Meet and Greet Event
Peggy's Cove
Lunenburg - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Glooscap Heritage Center & Mi'kmaq Museum
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
Gros Morne National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Lobster Cove Lighthouse
Port au Choix National Historic Site
Strait of Belle Isle ferry to/from Labrador
Red Bay National Historic Site
L'anse aux Meadows National Historic Site - UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Great Viking Feast at Leifsburdir
Grenfell Historic Properties
Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne (weather permitting)
2 Whale Watching Boat Tours (weather permitting)
12 Night's accommodation
25 Meals including a lobster dinner

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.  Meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet.

Option: You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax 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 Oak Island, NS
Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where you will enjoy breakfast overlooking one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world.   Travel the South Shore and on to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, renowned for her fleets of Grand Banks’ fishing schooners.  Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage.  After some free time in Mahone Bay, arrive in the legendary Oak Island area’s Western Shore for the night and learn of the world's longest running hunt for lost treasure before checking into a peaceful and serene ocean-side resort. (B, D)

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

Day 3: Oak Island, NS to Charlottetown, PE
Learn about the Mi'kmaq people at Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre before crossing Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge, to Prince Edward Island.  Check into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay and enjoy a theatre performance by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution may be necessary due to the theatre schedule). (B)

Rodd Charlottetown - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Day 4: Prince Edward Island Touring
Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, Canada birthplace, or join a complimentary walking tour of the city.  This afternoon, tour the scenic North Shore of the island.  Drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island National Park and visit Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic books.  Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper.(B, D)

Rodd Charlottetown - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Day 5: 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 Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island before checking into your accommodations on the Bras d’Or Lake where you will spend the next two nights.(B, D)

Inverary on Baddeck Bay - Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Day 6: Cabot Trail Touring
Experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America today as you tour the Cabot Trail which 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 handYour day is complemented by a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting). (B, BL, D)

Inverary on Baddeck Bay - Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Day 7: Baddeck, NS to Port aux Basques, NL
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits today and 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.  At North Sydney, board the Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight* crossing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland. (B,D)

*The Marine Atlantic ferry schedule changes from year to year.  As such, a day crossing may be necessary and in that case you would overnight in Port aux Basques.

Day 8: Port aux Basques, NL to Port au Choix, NL
Drive through the Codroy Valley and through Gros Morne National Park - to be enjoyed later on during your tour - to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of ancient cultures.  The Port au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundland’s northwest coast and people have lived here for 5,500 years.(B, L, D)

Sea Echo Motel - Port au Choix, Newfoundland

Day 9: Port au Choix, NL to L'anse au Clair, NL
Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador.  Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century.  This mystical place takes the essence of Labrador coastal living and transposes it onto a tapestry of rich culture and history. Spend the night in Labrador.  (B, D)

Northern Light Inn - L'Anse au Clair, Labrador

Day 10: L'anse au Clair, NL to St. Anthony, NL
Return to Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Hear of the Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago. (B, D)

The Haven Inn - St. Anthony, Newfoundland

Day 11: St. Anthony's, NL to Cow Head, NL 
Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour (weather permitting) in St. Anthony before travelling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park for a two-night stay. (B, D)

*June and early July are the best times to see Titanic-sized icebergs!

Shallow Bay Motel - Cow Head, Newfoundland

Day 12: Gros Morne Local Touring
Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly one of the highlights of your trip with a scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay (weather permitting) ; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord.   Also visit the Tablelands; this mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth’s mantle is an awe-inspiring sight. Today will be an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada. (B, BL, D)

Option: For the select departures listed below, passengers may request on booking to take a scenic boat tour on Western Brook Pond and visit the Broom Point Fishing Premises in lieu of the scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay and visit to the Tablelands.  While some may consider the boat tour on Western Brook Pond to be a superior outing, please note that there is a 45 minute walk (3 km/2 miles) from the parking lot to the dock and a 45 minute walk back.  This option must be requested on booking.

  • 2018: June 24; July 1, 15, 22, 29; August 12, 19, 26 

Shallow Bay Motel - Cow Head, Newfoundland

Day 13: Cow Head, NL to Deer Lake, NL
Have your camera ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close. Continue to Deer Lake to catch your flight. Atlantic Tours arrangements end on arrival at the Deer Lake Airport. (B)

Please note:  Our tour arrives back in Deer Lake at approximately 12:30 pm and you should not book your flight out of Deer Lake any earlier than 1:30 PM.

Rates

Per person rates in Canadian funds:

2018 Rates

DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD SINGLE
$4436 $4093 $4024 $5248

Rates are subject to 15% HST.

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