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Nova Scotia & the Canadian Maritimes

August 23 - September 1

$2499

HIGHLIGHTS:     Booth Bay Harbor, Bar Harbor & Cadillac Mt, Ferry to Nova Scotia, The Pines, Grand Pre, Halifax, Peggy’s Cove, Cape Breton Island & the Cabot Trail, Keltic Lodge, Prince Edward Island & Lobster Bake, Anne of Green Gables, & lots more … 18 Meals

PRICE: $2499 per person, double occupancy

Single Supplement:  $800

Optional Travel Protection:  Cancellation/Health…$187

Deposit Required:  $200 per person

Final Payment Due:  JULY 9, 2020

AUG 23 … Fly to Boston … We load our Motorcoach and travel into Maine.  We make our way to the coastal village of Booth Bay Harbor and the Tug Boat Inn as we overnight in this lovely area. Lobster or Steak Dinner included tonight. (D)

AUG 24 … Breakfast and we travel up through the heart of the woodlands of Maine and cross the border into New Brunswick, Canada. Our destination is St John, a city along the shores of the Bay of Fundy.  Our group will have a time to view the Reversing Falls created by the Tidal Bore before enjoying dinner along the waterfront.  (B,D)

AUG 25 …  The morning we board a ferry for the cruise to Nova Scotia, or “New Scotland” and the pride of the Maritime Provinces.  Our crossing of the Bay of Fundy will take us across the waterway with the highest tidal change in the World, with a difference of 55 Feet between high and low tides!  We arrive in Digby, known for its scallop fishing, and enjoy a special luncheon at the elegant Pines Resort.  Our journey takes us along the famed Evangeline Trail immortalized in Longfellow’s epic poem of two people separated by the turbulent times, and becomes alive as we visit Grand Pre, a memorial to the native French-speaking people who were deported to the Louisiana Territory as the British rule of the country began.  Later this afternoon, we arrive in the capital city of Halifax for a two night stay. (B,L)

AUG 26 … Our tour of Halifax shows us the harbor and the bustling waterfront.  We’ll see Province House, the oldest parliament building in Canada, and the Citadel, an imposing fortress on the highest hill in the city and the Royal residence of the Queen when in Halifax.  We’ll circle the peninsula and arrive in picturesque Peggy’s Cove, the most photographed lighthouse in Canada with its beautiful coastline!  Lunch is included at the Sou’wester before returning to the city.  (B,L)

AUG 27 … We travel north through quaint fishing villages and along cozy harbors on our drive to spectacular Cape Breton. We arrive in Baddeck at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum for a visit. Mr. Bell loved Baddeck and spent his summers here, as well as building a home on the lake. Later we check into our Canadian resort for a two night stay near the shores of the Bras D’Or Lakes. Relax and enjoy dinner in our resort’s fine restaurant!  (B,D)

AUG 28 …  Today is certainly the most spectacular day of the entire tour, as our motorcoach follows the famed Cabot Trail in a circle of Cape Breton Island, with the mountains meeting the water and forming the ruggedly magnificent coastline!  The climbing road up “Old Smoky” offers breath-taking vistas of the surrounding seacoast as we travel along one of the most scenic and beautiful highways in North America! A local guide will provide information, history, and interesting narration all along the way. We’ll have a special lunch at the majestic Keltic Lodge, situated on a peninsula jutting into the crashing waves of the North Atlantic, and then continue the scenic loop down Ole Smoky and back to Baddeck.  Enjoy another fine dinner of Nova Scotia cuisine at our resort. (B,L,D)

AUG 29 …  Our visit to the Maritimes continues as we cross the Straits of Northumberland to Prince Edward Island. A local guide will direct us through the tranquil beauty of this smallest Province of Canada with beaches, rolling farmlands, and potato fields.  We will stop at a wonderful jam and jelly factory for samples, and later visit the house of “Anne of Green Gables” made famous by the novel of Lucy Maud Montgomery. Experience an outstanding meal at Fisherman’s Wharf, with mussels, lobster, scallops, steak, chicken, and an unbelievable salad bar.  We will overnight on the island. (B,D)

AUG 30 … After breakfast, we cross the 8 Mile Confederation Bridge that connects PEI to the mainland of New Brunswick. At Tidal Bore Park in Moncton, we hope to witness the Tidal Bore as some of the world’s highest tides ebb and flow here to the Bay of Fundy. Continuing to the border, with a stop at Duty Free, we clear  customs and overnight in Maine. (B)

AUG 31 … This morning is a special treat as we make our way to the isolated village of Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor lies at the entrance of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, the largest rock-based island on the Atlantic Coast. The beauty of the sea, mountains, lakes, and woodlands have painted this region into a summer paradise.  We will tour this natural wonderland, seeing granite cliffs rising from the ocean, peaks bare at their summits, more varieties of wildflowers than can be counted, and Cadillac Mountain, the highest point along the Atlantic coast of the USA, rising 1530 feet above sea level.  You will have some time in the Bar Harbor before continuing our drive south toward Boston.  Overnight with a Farewell Dinner.  (B,D)

SEP 1 … We transfer to the Boston/Logan Airport for our flight back to home after a remarkable trip to the scenic coastline of Maine and the Canadian Maritime Provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick.   (B)

Details

Start:
August 23
End:
September 1
Cost:
$2499

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