This is the ideal trip for those with limited time who wish to discover the highlights of Atlantic Canada. Encompassing the rich history and culture of the region, the splendid scenery of Cape Breton Island, quaint seaside towns and plenty of opportunities to explore the rugged coasts, this varied self-drive trip offers something of interest for everyone.
Explore Halifax's historic buildings and perhaps enjoy an al fresco lunch by the harbour.
Discover the history of quaint historic towns such as Lunenburg and Annapolis Royal.
Drive the famed Cabot Trail in the north of Cape Breton Island.
Step back in time and visit Louisbourg's reconstructed 18th century fortress.
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- Annapolis Royal
- Charlos Cove
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 Halifax
International outbound flight , Halifax
Day 2 Halifax
Make your way back to the airport to collect your hire car and drive south, following the indented coastline to the quaint little fishing port of Lunenburg. Don't miss stopping en route at the famous lighthouse at Peggy's Cove. In Lunenburg you may wish to visit the renowned Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
Day 4 Lunenburg
Day 5 Annapolis Royal
Day 6 Annapolis Royal
Day 7 Pictou
Day 8 Cheticamp
Pictou , Cheticamp
Day 9 Ingonish
Cheticamp , Ingonish
Day 10 Ingonish
Day 11 Louisbourg
Today you drive eastwards, past Sydney and Bras d'Or Lake, to Louisbourg on the eastern coast of Cape Breton Island. This afternoon do visit the reconstructed 18th century fortress there where you can step back in time and learn all about the struggle for power between Britain and France in the New World.
Day 12 Charlos Cove
Day 13 International return flight
Charlos Cove , International return flight
Drive from Charlos Cove back to Halifax along Nova Scotia's wild and rugged eastern seaboard. You may wish to stop in Halifax en route for some last minute shopping and sightseeing before dropping off your hire car at the airport prior to boarding your onward flight.
Day 14 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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