Day by Day
- Outbound Flight
- Train Journey
- Return Flight
Fly from London to Halifax, in Nova Scotia. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel near the waterfront. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore Halifax.
Spend a day at leisure exploring Halifax. You may wish to take a water taxi across the harbour or enjoy lunch at a water-side restaurant looking for tall ships. Don't miss a visit to the historic Citadel, Halifax's famous clock and the historic properties and pubs along the water's edge.
Collect your hire car and drive the "lighthouse route" to Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg. The afternoon is free to wander through the small streets of this lovely old town.
Enjoy a full day in the UNESCO world heritage town of Lunenburg. The harbour is home to tall ships and old historic warehouses. The historic salty tang is tangible here, even in the art and craft shops and the lovely waterfront restaurants.
Today your route takes you across southern Nova Scotia, through Kejimkujik National Park, to Annapolis Royal. The park is well worth stopping at and there are some excellent walking trails.
Enjoy a day at leisure in the historic town of Annapolis Royal. The region has an affluent history, manifesting itself in many grand old buildings.
From Annapolis Royal take the ferry across the Bay of Fundy to Saint John, in New Brunswick. The afternoon is free to explore the harbour, shops and historic downtown area of Saint John.
Your route today takes you along the edge of the Bay of Fundy. You may wish to stop and explore some of the excellent hiking trails in Fundy National Park and watch for the birdlife there.
Spend a day exploring Fundy National Park with its exceptional tides. It is also recommended that you visit nearby Hopewell Rocks where the true tidal range of the region can be truly appreciated.
Leaving New Brunswick, drive north and cross the 13 kilometre-long Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island. Spend two days at the island's historic capital, Charlottetown.
Today you may wish to visit Cavendish, home to Anne of Green Gables, or take a scenic ocean drive. The excellent beaches and rolling rich red farmland beckon to be explored.
Cross by ferry back to Nova Scotia and drive to the small settlement of Pictou, landing place of the first Scottish settlers. You may wish to see a replica of the ship Hector that brought the first settlers here in 1732.
Today, drive north to join the start of the famed John Cabot trail. This scenic road is reputed to be one of North America's most scenic coastal drives. Arrive in Ingonish for a two night stay.
Spend a day exploring, possibly with a scenic drive around the famously beautiful Cabot Trail. Also, don't miss a visit to Cape Breton Highlands National Park where there are some wonderful walking trails and whales can sometimes be seen from the cliffs.
Make your way to the historic town of Louisbourg. This scenic journey takes you past the town of Sydney and nearby Bras d'Or Lake. The afternoon is free to explore this historic town.
Enjoy a day at leisure; don't miss a visit to historic Louisbourg Fortress, where you will learn all about the bitter struggle for power in North America in the 18th century.
Today, drive over the Kanso Causeway back to the mainland of Nova Scotia. Your route takes you along the Atlantic coast to the little port of Charlos Cove.
Drive south today along the rugged Atlantic coast, back to Halifax. There is time for last minute shopping and sightseeing before returning to the airport to drop off your hire car prior to boarding your homeward flight.
Arrive back in the UK.