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Canada's Maritime Treasures Self-Drive
19 days from £3,605pp
Experience whale watching in the Bay of Fundy.
Explore the famous Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island.
Relax in the historic waterfront city of Halifax.
Go back in time at the pretty UNESCO heritage village of Lunenburg.
- Annapolis Royal
- Fundy National Park
- 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
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Halifax. On arrival in Halifax make your own way to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax.
Day 2 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.
Day 3 Lunenburg
Day 4 Lunenburg
Enjoy a full day in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Lunenburg. The harbour is home to tall ships and old historic warehouses. The seafaring history is tangible here, even in the art and craft shops and the lovely waterfront restaurants.
Day 5 Annapolis Royal
Day 6 Annapolis Royal
Day 7 Alma
Day 8 Alma
Fundy National Park , Alma
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.
Day 9 Charlottetown
Alma , Charlottetown
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.
Day 10 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.
Day 11 Charlottetown
Enjoy the day exploring Prince Edward Island. You may like to take a drive to North Rustico, with its powder pink beaches and fantastic fresh lobster.
Day 12 Pictou
Charlottetown , Pictou
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.
Day 13 Ingonish
Day 14 Ingonish
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.
Day 15 Baddeck
Day 16 Baddeck
Take a walk to the Alexander Graham Bell Heritage Site before taking to the road. You may like to take a drive to historic Louisbourg where you can visit the fortress and learn about the history of this town.
Day 17 Charlos Cove
Day 18 International return flight
Charlos Cove , International return flight
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 onward flight.
Day 19 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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