This route through the Maritime offers the very best of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. You will begin in Halifax before traversing Nova Scotia’s picturesque fishing villages and rugged coastal landscapes at the Bay of Fundy. Travel to charming Prince Edward Island and admire the beauty of the low rolling countryside of Canada’s smallest province and cradle of Canadian confederation. Make your way to Cape Breton and enjoy breathtaking views on the Cabot Trail. Learn all about Nova Scotia’s Scottish, Native and Acadian heritage on your historic and cultural explorations of this energetic Maritime Province.
Self Drive Explorer Package Includes:
Flights · Airport transfers and other transfers · Car rental, Fuel for car, taxes and insurance · Meals · Gratuities · Beverages · Optional excursions · Entry fees to the parks · Ferries on days 6 & 10 · Attractions unless otherwise specified
|Price in CAD$, per person starting from||Land package|
|Departure Dates||Twin||Single||Triple||Quad||Child (0-12)|
|Standard - FDMAS13|
|May 17 –June 5||$1469||$2849||$1119||$909||$39|
|June 6 – September 26||$1569||$3049||$1119||$969||$39|
|May 17 –June 5||$1499||$2919||$1149||$939||$39|
|Superior - FDMASU13|
|May 17 –June 5|
September 27 – October 9
|June 6 –September 26||$1869||$3699||$1449||$1209||$319|
|Maximum Occupancy is 2 pax including children at Digby Pine Golf Resort & Spa. Triple and Quad booking may receive 2 rooms.|
Maximum Occupancy is 3 pax including children at Rodd Charlottetown. Quad booking may receive 2 rooms.
|Hotel Options or similar|
|Halifax||Cambridge Suites Halifax 3.5* or|
Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax 3.5*
|The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites 4*or|
The Hollis-A Double Tree Suites by Hilton 4*
|Western Shore||Oak Island Resort 3.5*||Oak Island Resort 3.5*|
|Digby||Coastal Inn Digby 3* or|
Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa 4*
|Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa 4*|
|Saint John||Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton or|
Delta by Marriott Saint John 4*
|Hilton Saint John Trade or|
Delta by Marriott St John 4*
|Moncton||Amsterdam Inn & Suites Moncton 3* or|
Travelodge Suites Moncton 3*
|Delta by Marriott Beausejour 4*or|
Crown Plaza Downtown 3.5*
|Charlottetown||Charlottetown Inn & Conference Centre 3.5* or|
Rodd Royalty 3.5*
|Rodd Charlottetown 3.5* or|
Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward 4*
|Baddeck||Ceilidh Country Lodge 3* or|
|Inverary Resort 3.5* or|
Silver Dart Lodge & MacNeil House Suite 3*
DAY 1 HALIFAX
Arrive at Halifax International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. The Roadbook you received will have all the information needed for your holiday/trip/journey. Remainder of the day is at leisure for exploring this bustling oceanside city. Overnight in Halifax.
Accommodation: Halifax for 2 nights
DAY 2 HALIFAX
Halifax is located on one of the world’s largest natural harbours and bears all the hallmarks of both a modern and historic city. You can discover its proud maritime heritage in the many museums and along the waterfront area, which includes the restored Historic Properties. Visit the Citadel that has guarded the city since the 18th-century, the Public Gardens or sail on a harbour cruise aboard the Bluenose II. Overnight in Halifax
DAY 3 HALIFAX - WESTERN SHORE (75 KM)
Drive along the Lighthouse Route to the fishing community of Peggy’s Cove. This picturesque fishing village is surrounded by bare granite and coastal barrens with trails leading to its famous lighthouse. Continue along the coast and stop in the port of Lunenburg for a visit to the renowned Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic before arriving in Western Shore. Enjoy the facilities at the Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island such as indoor pool, sauna & hot tub, outdoor heated pool, horseshoe pit, mini putt and tennis court. Overnight in Western Shore.
Accommodation: Western Shore for 2 nights
DAY 4 WESTERN SHORE
A day at leisure to enjoy the facilities of your hotel, or independently pay a visit to the Oak Island Municipal Museum and learn how this small island is rumoured to have been a site of buried treasures for centuries. Overnight in Western Shore.
DAY 5 WESTERN SHORE - KEJIMKUJIK NATIONAL PARK / DIGBY (158 KM)
Take the scenic, cross-country drive linking the rocky south shore with the lush Annapolis Valley. Relish the amazing views as you traverse extensive woodlands dotted with lakes. Perhaps take some time to explore the wilderness of Kejimkujik National Park along the centuries-old Mi’kmaq canoe routes or follow the hiking trails into its forested heartland. Travel along the Annapolis Basin, boasting relics of AngloFrench colonial rivalry. Overnight in Digby.
Accommodation: Digby for 1 night
DAY 6 DIGBY - SAINT JOHN (80 KM – Land only)
Enjoy a ferry ride across the Bay of Fundy to Saint John, famous for having the world’s largest tides. Arriving in In Saint John, check into your hotel and take the day to explore the downtown area. A vibrant, visitor friendly culture reverberates around this small town. Restaurant patios offer beautiful views and fresh ocean breezes to spend the day relaxing. Overnight in Saint John.
Accommodation: Saint John for 2 nights
DAY 7 SAINT JOHN
A second day at leisure in St. John to perhaps visit one of the many small museums and galleries or take a trip to the famous Reversing Falls – a trick of the tide that seems to reverse the water’s current. Or perhaps take a scenic drive to Fredericton to visit the King’s Landing Historical Settlement – a role-playing historic community depicting everyday life in 19th century. Overnight in St. John.
DAY 8 SAINT JOHN - MONCTON (152 KM)
Today you can explore popular covered bridges en route to Fundy National Park. Discover Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park Marvel at the most dramatic tides in the world, revealing the sea floor and towers of naturally carved stone on your self-guided tour. Afterwards, perhaps visit Shediac, the lobster capital of the world, where one can taste this delicacy at its best.
Accommodation: Moncton for 1 night
DAY 9 MONCTON - CHARLOTTETOWN (164 KM)
Before leaving Moncton we suggest a stop at the Magnetic Hill where you can put the car in neutral to experience the illusion of being pulled up hill by a ‘magnetic force.’ The Northumberland coast of New Brunswick has a rich British and Acadian heritage — it’s yours to discover today if you choose to travel through the architectural gem of Dorchester and visit the French fort of Beausejour at the Nova Scotia provincial border. Near the base of the Confederation Bridge is the Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, a community-operated ecotourism and environmental education facility, open to the public displaying the cultural history and environmental diversity of the region. Cross to Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province, over the Confederation Bridge and arrive in Charlottetown. Overnight in Charlottetown.
Accommodation: Charlottetown for 1 night
DAY 10 CHARLOTTETOWN - BADDECK (272 KM, land only)
Today’s journey takes you past Orwell Corner Historic Site to board the ferry across the Northumberland Strait to Nova Scotia. Drive through tranquil scenery and small communities that continue to celebrate Nova Scotia’s Scottish, Indian and Acadian identities. Continue into Cape Breton Island through the magnificent highland scenery that surrounds Bras D’Or Lake, and drive to the delightful resort community of Baddeck. A museum here is dedicated to the life and works of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. Overnight in Baddeck.
Accommodation: Baddeck for 2 night
DAY 11 BADDECK
A scenic highlight of this trip is to drive the Cabot Trail into the highlands of northern Cape Breton. The trail runs past lochs and glens settled by Scottish Highlanders and along scenic coastlines settled by Acadians. You will meander through the rugged Cape Breton Highlands National Park enjoying stunning views of sea-swept headlands, steep cliffs and tranquil beaches. Hiking trails lead into the interior of the park where stunning vistas appear at each turn. Return to Baddeck through the lush Margaree Valley. Overnight in Baddeck.
DAY 12 BADDECK - HALIFAX (351 KM)
A day of leisurely travel across the heart of Nova Scotia. Perhaps stop for lunch in either the small town of Truro or Antigonish for a taste of Maritimes life. Continue on to the port city of Halifax, renowned for its fascinating history and great importance to the East Coast. Overnight in Halifax.
Accommodation: Halifax for 1 night
DAY 13 HALIFAX
Check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport in time for your return flight.
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