Landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes Holiday

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Insight Vacations

Experience the true beauty of the Canadian Maritimes with the best blend of land and sea on this guided tour. It all begins in Nova Scotia’s capital city Halifax, where you delve in to discover the stunning scenery, fascinating history and indulge in authentic local seafood favourites. Uncover Cape Breton Island, blooming Baddeck and sail aboard the Amoeba staysail Schooner cruise across Bras d’Or Lake, it's the perfect way to take in stunning sights and learn about local history. Next discover the natural beauty of the world’s most scenic drives, along the famous Cabot Trail. Be sure to have your eyes peeled for bald eagles flying by, as you sit back and take in those spectacular costal views along the way. Visit the fabled home that served as the inspiration for L.M. Montgomery’s children’s classic, ‘Anne of Green Gables,’ before visiting Charlottetown. A local Knowledge Keeper will welcome you to the Indigenous community of the Abegweit Mi’Kmaw Nation as you learn about their Seven Sacred Teachings.

What's included

• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• 11 nights' accommodation at the best hand picked addresses
• 11 Breakfasts, 4 Dinner with Wine, 1 Lunch, 1 Lunch with Wine
• A Travel Director & Driver throughout
• Luxury touring vehicle with extra legroom and complimentary WiFi
• Welcome Dinner Halifax
• Sightseeing in Halifax - including a choice between activities: Visit Halifax Citadel, Maud Lewis Gallery, or Canadian Museum of Immigration
• Lunenburg City Tour 
• Visit Peggy’s Cove
• Boat Cruise across Bras d’Or Lake. (weather permitted)
• Visit The Gaelic College visit with a kilt making demonstration
• Engage in traditional music and song at a Ceilidh Celtic Evening
• Visit to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site 
• Explore the Prince Edward Island National Park and visit the Green Gables House
• Abegweit Mi'kmaq Nation experience with a guided tour
• Visit the National Historic District in Annapolis Royal
• See Hopewell Rocks
• Embark on a ferry bound for Digby
• Enjoy a Highlight Lunch of island blue mussel cooked fresh by the fisherman.
• Whale watching cruise in the Bay of Fundy
• Meet a local fisherman to learn about the area's lobster and mussel industry.
• Choose between a lighthouse tour with a winery visit and tasting or alternatively, rent a bike and explore the city at your own pace.
• Hop onbaord a Lobster boat for a glimpse into the world of sea creatures & a delicious seafood Highlight Lunch. (weather permitted)
• Meet a former scallop fisherman for a culinary demonstration & Celebration Dinner.
• Arrival and departure transfers

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Halifax

Welcome to Halifax, a mix of sea breezes and cultural charms, you've arrived in your quintessential maritime destination.  You will be transferred from Halifax International Airport and taken to your downtown hotel.  Relax next to the waterfront before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18.00 for Welcome dinner and drinks . Overnight in Halifax.

Day 2 - Sightseeing & Relaxation in Halifax

A relaxed start this morning, as you delve into Halifax's nautical history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where your Local Expert will engage you in stories of key historic events, including the Halifax Explosion and the tragic sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Join a Local Expert for an informative exploration of eclectic Halifax. Overnight Halifax

Day 3 - Halifax Lunenburg And Peggy's Cove

Today adventure begins with a journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg. Experience one of the best surviving examples of a planned British Colonial settlement in North America, before meeting a Local Expert for a walking tour. Hear tales of the fishing industry's impact on the region before visiting scenic Peggy's Cove, a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay. You'll end the day by heading back to Halifax for the evening, followed by a Highlight Dinner with live music in the heart of the city. Overnight Halifax

Day 4 – Halifax to Cape Breton Island and Blooming Baddeck

Journey to Cape Breton Island. In Baddeck, embark on a picturesque boat cruise across Bras d'Or Lake with your fellow travellers (weather permitting). In the evening, experience warm hospitality and Cape Breton-style home cooking at your waterfront hotel, featuring tempting seafood favourites and hearty dishes that are sure to satisfy. Continue your night with traditional music and song at a Ceilidh, a Celtic Evening where you'll enjoy a night of Acadian hospitality and entertainment. Overnight Baddeck

Day 5 – The Natural Beauty of the Cabot Trail

Today immerse yourself in a unique experience at The Gaelic College, devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic and Celtic cultures. Learn about the tradition of fabric milling and see a kilt-making demonstration in action. Enjoy a relaxing drive along the Cabot Trail, one of the world’s most scenic routes. Keep an eye out for bald eagles as you travel past Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Overnight Baddeck

Day 6 – Baddeck to Charlottetown

This morning you will embark on an insightful visit to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Ferry across the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island and quaint Charlottetown, where you'll spend the next three nights. This little city is a nautical dream, with its colourful fisherman’s cottages and picturesque harbour. The city is also known for hosting the famous Anne of Green Gables musical every year. Overnight Charlottetown

Day 7 - Prince Edward Island Sightseeing

Discover picturesque Prince Edward Island with a Local Expert before heading on to Cavendish. Here you'll visit the Green Gables House, the fabled home that provided inspiration for L.M. Montgomery's children's classic, "Anne of Green Gables." Visit the Abegweit Mi’Kmaw Nation, an Indigenous community located east of the city.You’ll be met by your local Knowledge Keeper who will welcome you to the community, before introducing you to the Seven Sacred Teachings and how they guide the Miꞌkmaq people. Overnight in Charlottetown.

Day 8 - Charlottetown

Head for the quaint seaside fishing village of Georgetown in eastern Prince Edward Island. Enjoy a delicious Highlight Lunch of island blue mussel cooked fresh by the fisherman. Then, take a short stroll through the village to the historic Georgetown Inn, where you'll be invited by the owner to continue your meal featuring fresh, locally grown produce. Meet a local fisherman who will regale you with tales of life at sea and teach you all about the area's lobster and mussel industry. Explore Prince Edward Island with Insight Choice. Choose between a lighthouse tour with a winery visit and tasting, or a bike rental to explore the city at your own rhythm. Overnight Charlottetown

Day 9 – The Tides of Hopewell Rocks

Journey to New Brunswick where you will cruise the waters of Shediac Bay onboard a lobster boat (weather permitting) and get a glimpse into the fascinating world of these sea creatures, as well as the lobster industry. You’ll also indulge in a delicious seafood Highlight Lunch with wine before traveling on to Hopewell Rocks on the shores of the bay, ultimately making your arrival in the fun hub city of Moncton. Overnight Moncton

Day 10 – Moncton to Digby

Travel along the Fundy Trail Parkway, which hugs the coast with stunning views in every direction. Board a ferry bound for Digby. Afterwards, head to the Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa, which overlooks the Bay of Fundy, known for its incredible tides. Overnight Digby

Day 11 – Digby and Annapolis Royal

Begin your day by embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching cruise (weather permitting) on the Bay of Fundy. Move on to the historic town of Annapolis Royal where you'll take a stroll with a costumed interpreter and discover a cultural mosaic of history before returning to your spa resort in Digby. In the evening, meet a former scallop fisherman for a culinary demonstration and Celebration Dinner featuring the highly prized seafood. Overnight Digby

Day 12 – Fly from Halifax

It’s time to wave goodbye to Halifax and your fellow travellers as your trip comes to an end. Stops will be made at Halifax International Airport and The Marriott Harbourfront Halifax for guests wishing to extend their stay. Airport arrival will be at 12:00.

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Dates

Selected departure dates between June - September

Please note prices and availability are subject to change

At a glance


11 nights, 12 days

  • International Flights from the UK
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 11 Breakfasts, 4 Dinner with Wine, 1 Lunch, 1 Lunch with Wine 
  • Signature experiences & top-rated highlights
  • A Travel Director & Driver throughout
  • Luxury touring vehicle with WiFi & extra legroom
  • Available from Regional & Irish airports, prices and durations may vary

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Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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At a glance


11 nights, 12 days

  • International Flights from the UK
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 11 Breakfasts, 4 Dinner with Wine, 1 Lunch, 1 Lunch with Wine 
  • Signature experiences & top-rated highlights
  • A Travel Director & Driver throughout
  • Luxury touring vehicle with WiFi & extra legroom
  • Available from Regional & Irish airports, prices and durations may vary

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2020 - Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2020

Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully protected - We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA
Fully Protected

ATOL, ABTA and IATA logos

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

Price Match Guarantee
Price Match Guarantee

If you find the same tour cheaper through another operator, we'll match the price.

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