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 to your vacation package. Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotia’s capital city has much to offer.
Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove before making your way to Nova Scotia’s South Shore and on to 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. Arrive in the Oak Island area for the night, home of the world's longest running hunt for lost treasure.
Overnight: Oak Island
Once only accessible by ferry, today you arrive on Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional Prince Edward Island lobster supper before checking into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay.
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.
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.
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. Also enjoy a Whale Watching Boat Tour.
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.
Atlantic Tours’ arrangements end on check out from the hotel.