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Ultimate New Brunswick self-drive

13 days from £2,530pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

    Places visited:

  • Halifax
  • Shediac
  • Miramichi
  • Fredericton
  • St Andrews by the Sea
  • Saint John
  • Alma
  • Fish for lobster on New Brunswick's scenic east coast.

  • Take in Fredericton's heritage architecture.

  • Enjoy a day trip to Campobello Island.

  • Spot whales and experience the world's highest tidal range in the Bay of Fundy.

Audley Travel specialist Mark

What our specialists say...

New Brunswick is one of three maritime provinces, and probably the least visited. However, the expansive landscape is easily explored by car and the characterful Acadian culture pervades through the interesting townships and traditional fishing communities. This itinerary starts in Nova Scotia but soon takes you in to New Brunswick, along the Acadian Coast and then inland along the Miramichi River. You then spend a few days exploring the southern Bay of Fundy Coast - famous for its enormous tides and wildlife - before returning to Halifax.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Halifax
  • Shediac
  • Miramichi
  • Fredericton
  • St Andrews by the Sea
  • Saint John
  • Alma

Itinerary idea in detail

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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

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Halifax. Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Halifax. On arrival in Halifax make your way to your downtown accommodation. The remainder of the day is free to relax.

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Day 2 Halifax

Halifax

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the historic city of Halifax; take a cruise through its picturesque harbour, visit one of the city's excellent museums, or head out of the city to Peggy's Cove to sample Nova Scotia's beautiful coastal scenery.

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Day 3 Shediac

Halifax , Shediac

Make your own way to Halifax airport to collect your hire car - your car hire package includes a sat-nav and all insurances. From here, drive out of the city north into the scenic Maritime province of New Brunswick. Your destination today is Shediac: the lobster capital of the world. This afternoon you're booked on a two and a half hour cruise with an experienced local fisherman, who will teach you about the physiology and the life of the lobster, and show you how they are fished. You'll then enjoy a full lobster meal, using the fresh catch that you have helped secure. Along the way, just relax and enjoy the seascape of this scenic coastline.

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Day 4 Miramichi

Shediac , Miramichi

Your journey continues along the scenic Acadian coastal drive today to Miramichi, stopping at a traditional Acadian village, spectacular sand dunes, and Kouchibouguac National Park en route.

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Day 5 Fredericton

Miramichi , Fredericton

Make your way along the Miramichi River today, famous for its salmon fishing, and if you have time why not try your hand at casting off? Your destination today is picturesque Fredericton: New Brunswick's riverside provincial capital.

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Day 6 St Andrews by the Sea

Fredericton , St Andrews by the Sea

This morning you'll have some time at leisure to explore the Fredericton's array of art galleries, breweries and historic district. This afternoon, continue your journey to St Andrews by the Sea.

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Day 7 St Andrews by the Sea

St Andrews by the Sea

Begin your exploration of St Andrews with a half day whale watching cruise to the nearby Bay of Fundy. The Bay of Fundy has been compared in marine biodiversity to the Amazon Rainforest, known globally for its ecology, geology, tidal energy currents and diverse habitats. This afternoon you have admission tickets to St Andrews' star attraction - the Kingsbrae Gardens. This garden covers a total of 27 acres and features a working windmill, sculptures and peacocks.

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Day 8 St Andrews by the Sea

St Andrews by the Sea

Enjoy a self guided tour of Minister Island, which is just a short 1 kilometre drive across the ocean floor at low tide. The island is named after the Loyalist Anglican minister, Reverend Samuel Andrews, who first settled on the island in 1786, and you'll be able to see the original stone house where Rev. Andrews lived with his family, and visit the summer estate of the visionary railway builder in Canada, Sir William Van Horne. Returning to St Andrews later today, you'll have some time at leisure to continue exploring under your own steam.

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Day 9 St Andrews by the Sea

St Andrews by the Sea

Travel by water taxi from St Andrew's wharf to Campobello Island and enjoy a guided tour of island's delightful scenery, lighthouses and hidden gems, while learning about the history and way of life on the island. Enjoy an included lunch at one of the best restaurants on the island before heading to Roosevelt Campobello International Park. You can visit Franklin D. Roosevelt's stunning summer residence as you make your way around the park, before taking afternoon 'tea with Eleanor', featuring an interpretive talk and Eleanor Roosevelt's own recipe for ginger cookies. After the tour, return to the water taxi terminal for the cruise back to St Andrews.

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Day 10 Saint John

St Andrews by the Sea , Saint John

Make your way east along New Brunswick's rugged southern coastline to the town of Saint John. The only city along the Bay of Fundy, Saint John offers visitors a variety of attractions, ranging from wine tours, museums, and North America's oldest market. You'll have the afternoon at leisure to explore the city.

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Day 11 Alma

Saint John , Alma

Enjoy the beautiful drive today along the coast to Alma on the edge of Fundy National Park. Here you can enjoy a coastal walk in the national park and marvel at the region's immense tidal changes.

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Day 12 International return flight

Alma , International return flight

On the way back to Halifax stop off at Hopewell Rocks. Make sure you go at low-tide so you can walk amongst the 'Flower Pots' - giant rocks sculpted by the tide. From here, continue on to Halifax Airport to drop off your hire car, and take your onward flight.

Day 13 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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