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Maritimes Coastal Wonders

July 9-19, 2018

Special Travel Presentation

Monday, November 6 at 3 p.m.
660 Hamilton Drive, Newport News, Virginia, 23602

Please RSVP (757) 269-4368

Highlights

  • 11 Days, 16 meals (10 breakfasts, two lunches, four dinners)
  • Halifax
  • Peggy's Cove
  • Cape Breton Island
  • Cabot Trail
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Anne of Green Gables Museum
  • Choice on Tour
  • Hopewell Rocks
  • Fundy Trail
  • Lunenburg
Culinary Inclusions
  • Savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast!
Muse-See Inclusions
  • Explore the Cabot Trail and fall in love with its rugged terrain.
  • Take a ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the "Land Cradled on the Waves."
  • Journey along the sea-sprayed shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rocks.
Collette Experiences
  • Experience local life at the celebrated Saint John City Market.
  • Explore interesting inventions at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.
  • Learn a few handy Gaelic phrases and join in the fun of a "milling frolic."

Pricing

Book now and save $50 per person

  • Double: $3,849 $3,799*
  • Single: $4,599 $4,549
  • Triple: $3,799 $3,749

For bookings made after Jan 09, 2018 call for rates.

Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Norfolk/VA Beach International Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $240 per person

* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from ORF

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund. (See registration form for consent.)

Schedule

Explore the special region known at the Canada’s Maritimes with all its rugged and pristine beauty. Come to know its fun-loving Acadian and Gaelic culture.

Stunning landscapes await! Meet your fellow guests over breakfast with your Tour Manager. Then, it’s off to see one of the most picturesque spots in all of Canada – beautiful Peggy’s Cove. Its historic lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean provides one of the most memorable views you will ever see. Later, explore Halifax’s charming downtown on a tour highlighting the waterfront, Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road, and the famous Citadel. This evening, enjoy dinner along the waterfront.

Head to picturesque Cape Breton. Stop to discover the Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre to learn about the Mi’kmaq heritage and Glooscap legends—see artifacts including intricate quill and beadwork, and learn some words from the Mi’kmaq language. Travel the Canso Causeway on the way to stunning Cape Breton Island. Set out on a scenic drive by the pristine shores of Bras d'Or Lakes, Canada’s only inland sea. Next, stop at the Gaelic College. Watch North America’s first Gaelic language short film: Faire Chaluim MhicLeoid - the Wake of Calum MacLeod. Afterward, learn how the Great Kilt was made during a brief kilt-making demonstration. Learn a few handy Gaelic phrases and join in the fun of a “milling frolic”…practice a Gaelic song while sitting around a table and beating a large loop of woolen cloth in rhythm.

Set off to explore the Cabot Trail. You will fall in love with its rugged terrain and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the famed St. Peter’s Church in Cheticamp. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Even more beauty awaits as we pause at fishing communities along the coast, including lovely Neil’s Harbour. After dinner this evening we’ve arranged an old-fashioned bonfire (weather permitting).


The Cabot Trail

Gaze out over the sea as it endlessly rolls in along the rugged Atlantic coast. Lush forests, soaring cliffs and limitless scenic vistas fill your day as you join us for a journey along one of the world’s most spectacular routes. A must-see for those who visit Nova Scotia, the Cabot Trail (which runs along the northern tip of the island) is named for the explorer John Cabot who first landed here in 1497. Since that time, its unmatched beauty has drawn visitors from around the world. Immerse yourself in life along the trail with stops in the traditional village of Cheticamp; Cape Breton Highlands National Park; the fishing community of Neil’s Harbour; and the Gaelic College. From the spirit of the outdoors to the elegant “Old World” French, the Cabot Trail will have you enthralled from start to finish.

Explore the amazing range of inventions on display at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Afterward, take a short ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the “Land Cradled on the Waves.” Enjoy dinner along the waterfront.

Come to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, Anne of Green Gables. Arrive in delightful Cavendish and view Prince Edward Island National Park’s picturesque beaches. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum where you will meet a farmer who teaches you the art of potato farming, the island’s leading industry. Then, the choice is yours! Will you choose to learn about and indulge in award-winning cheeses or is some handmade ice cream made the old fashion way on the menu? Next we return to Charlottetown with time to explore this fascinating city. Discover seaside Charlottetown with a tour along its narrow streets lined with quaint homes and hidden treasures.

Leave Prince Edward Island behind as you cross the stately Confederation Bridge. Travel along the sea-sprayed shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rocks.* A New Brunswick icon, these flowerpot-shaped rocks carved by the Fundy tides seem to rise four stories high at low tide only to disappear into tiny islands when the tide is high. Savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast as you look upon Daniels Flats. An expert teaches you how to crack and eat lobster like a local. Continue your journey through New Brunswick to the city of Saint John where you’ll enjoy a 2-night stay in the bustling waterfront area.

Explore the awe-inspiring Fundy Trail, marveling at the spectacular views of the famous tides. Make stops along the way that not only reveal breathtaking views but also the chance to savor authentic Maritimes dulse (seaweed), fiddleheads, and traditional fiddle music. Gaze out your window at St. Martin’s famous covered bridges on your way to Saint John. Later, get a taste of local life at the celebrated Saint John City Market.** The evening is at leisure in the city of Saint John.

This morning, board a ferry bound for Digby, Nova Scotia. Waterfront accommodations await in charming Western Shore. Upon arrival you may wish to stroll along the beach with views of Oak Island, home of a pirate’s treasure still waiting to be found.

Experience the small fishing village of Mahone Bay before stopping at Amos Pewter to learn about the intricate artistry that goes into each of their creations. Next, travel along the beautiful Lighthouse Route towards Lunenburg. Explore this fishing village on a walking tour and discover how early settlers turned to the sea for survival. Then it’s on to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Learn how to prepare and launch a schooner before boarding a fishing boat for an up-close experience. Aboard, a fisherman will teach you all about scallops and how to shuck them! Complete your day along the waterfront at a spectacular farewell dinner with your fellow travelers and toast the end of a marvelous trip.

Today you depart the Maritimes, taking home countless memories.

Please Note:

Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

All local culinary experiences listed in the itinerary may be substituted with a non-seafood alternative.

Order of sightseeing is subject to change.

*During your visit to Hopewell Rocks, the walk on the ocean floor may not be available based on the timing of the tides.
**Saint John’s Market may not be available — it is open Monday through Saturday. Should you be in Saint John on a Sunday you will have a morning at leisure. To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at prescheduled times.

This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.

Please be advised there is a 25 USD/CAD charge (per piece) for checked baggage on most trans-border flights. This is a fee levied by the airlines and may be subject to change.

Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions.

Our air passengers will arrive and depart from Halifax airport. On day 11, all transfers will depart from Western Shore for Halifax airport.
Return flights should not be booked from Halifax prior to 11 a.m.

Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.

A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation. If you purchase our Travel Protection Plan, the deposit is only $250 per person plus the cost of the Insurance. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of January 02, 2018 are based upon availability. Final payment due by May 09, 2018. Deposits are refundable up until January 09, 2018.


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