This tour is perfect to explore all the wonders Nova Scotia has to offer! Our suggested Itinerary takes you all along the coastline from Halifax to the Western Shore through the Lighthouse Route and the Bay of Fundy and all the Way to Cape Breton Highlands and their famous Cabot Trail. You have the freedom to go at your own path and enjoy as much seafood as you wish on the way!
• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• 1 night in a Halifax Airport hotel
• 15 days motorhome hire
• Personal kits and vehicle provisioning kit
• 2000 kms
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Day 1 Fly to Halifax
Welcome to Halifax, Nova Scotia, a city that deftly blends the past with the present! The heart of Halifax is perfect for exploring on foot! It's also a great place to base yourself and take diverse daytrips. Why not explore the city, enjoy your first fresh seafood of the trip and rest up for the night at your hotel.
Day 2 Halifax to Lunenburg (75km)
This is the beginning of your adventure! Collect your motorhome and drive along the Lighthouse Route while taking in majestic coastal scenery to the fishing community of Peggy’s Cove.This picture-postcard village, located on rugged Atlantic shoreline, stands on solid rock above the crashing surf, and its lighthouse is the most photographed lighthouse in the world. Explore the rocks, the trails, the village and the gift shops. Continue on the Lighthouse Route through Western Shore to Martin's River, where an attractive shoreline park offers superb views of the bay and its islands. Overnight in Lunenburg.
Day 3 Lunenburg
While in Lunenburg, you’ll get a chance to visit 2 UNESCO world heritage sites – Landscape of Grand Pre and Old Town Lunenburg. Why not also Join a kilted guide in “New Scotland” for an enchanting tour of the city and Mahone Bay. The area gives you lots of opportunity for adventures — whether on the waters of the bay of many islands (365 to be exact), along the rugged beauty of the coastlines on un-crowded beaches, or along many pristine walking and cycling trails! Enjoy locally sourced gourmet food, award-winning wines and lively music. Overnight in Lunenburg.
Day 4 Lunenburg to Yarmouth (226km)
On your way, explore towns like Liverpool along the majestic coastal scenery, all the way to Yarmouth's towering Cape Forchu light.The southwestern tip of Nova Scotia is a region renowned for its Acadian roots, colourful fishing villages and towering churches – and of course some of the freshest seafood around.
Day 5 Yarmouth
Yarmouth is the hub of this area and is a great stopping point for hiking, fishing and seafaring adventures, while cultural enthusiasts can discover a bounty of local music, theatre, crafts, museums, galleries and, historic architecture.
Day 6 Yarmouth to Digby/Bay of Fundy (105km)
Drive along the shore and admire the Bay of Fundy, world-famous for its extreme tides. The world’s highest tides carve the dramatic cliffs and caves that paint the Bay of Fundy coastline. This area also has its local wine industry and not surprisingly, fresh local seafood, including lobster. It’s a great part of the province to get off the beaten path and find an unexpected discovery. Why not take a Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruise, where you have a chance to see many species including: humpbacks, fin and the rare and endangered right whales, as well as dolphins, porpoises and seabirds!
Day 7 Digby to Kejimkujik National Park (65km)
If you ask a Nova Scotian for advice on a place to get away from it all – a place with lush forests, meandering rivers and island-dotted lakes – you’ll likely hear the name “Keji” again and again. Kejimkujik National Park Is truly a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the world and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Nova Scotia. spend the day enjoying all that the National Park offers from canoeing to hiking to cycling. The park has an abundance of wildlife to spot as well!
Day 8 Digby/ Kejimkujik National Park to Truro (296km)
Today, you are heading to Truro, Known as the “Hub of Nova Scotia”. Its historic downtown is thriving with unique shops and dining such as Nova Scotia Emporium or Stanfield's Factory Outlet. On your way, why not make a stop at the Fort Anne National Historic Site and the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens? The area is also famous for its wine! A few minutes from town is the Masstown Market where visitors are sure to find a culinary favorite in the onsite bakery, deli, dairy bar, fish market, farm market, fish and chip boat, or cafeteria-style restaurant that serves up local homemade meals. If you are looking for an adventure, book a Tidal bore rafting tour!
Day 9 Truro to Antigonish (116km)
Head to Antigonish, the highland heart of Nova Scotia! Antigonish is a small town, rich in Gaelic history nestled in the north eastern part of the province. The county is full of rolling hills and beautiful farms, surrounded by lovely beaches on its shores.. Relax on Pomquet Beach Provincial Park located north east of Antigonish, with its beautiful dunes and occasional sand bars and be sure to stroll along the boardwalk. Overnight in Antigonish.
Day 10 Antigonish to Cheticamp (135 km)
Welcome to the rugged headlands, sandy beaches, lush green valleys and wild, open barrens... a destination point for all ages in all seasons and the starting point for your adventure into the Cape Breton Highlands. Make a stop at Inverness Beach, on a clear day, you can even catch a view of Prince Edward Island. Be sure to grab an ice-cream at the canteen! Cheticamp is a busy fishing village in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. With a thriving Acadian culture, visitors will often hear the lively sounds of Acadian being spoken. In local restaurants they can sample typical Acadian food.Overnight in Cheticamp.
Day 11 Cheticamp to Ingonish Beach/Cape Breton (169km)
Alive with vibrant culture and bound by its rugged coastline, Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island calls out to be explored. Why not explore one of the 26 hiking trails in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park ranging from easy strolls to challenging climbs – all leading to panoramic views of canyons, highlands, and coastlines. Overnight in Ingonish.
Day 12 Ingonish/Cape Breton
Cape Breton Island is home to the world-renown Cabot Trail, one of the world's must-see Islands. The natural beauty of Cape Breton Highlands National Park provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities such as golfing, kayaking, hiking, cycling and whale watching. Overnight in Ingonish.
Day 13 Ingonish Beach to Baddeck (93km)
Baddeck is situated in the heart of Cape Breton Island, considered to be the beginning and end of the world famous Cabot Trail. Stretching along the shores of the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes, Baddeck is a bustling village that maintains it's essence as a quaint community... Overnight in Baddeck.
Day 14 Baddeck/ Cabot Trail
Today, we suggest a scenic drive along the Cabot Trail into the highlands of Northern Cape Breton. Why not Discover the excitement as you uncover the secrets of our endless rolling hills and enchanting views, take a step back in time at the Highland Village Museum, or learn about the wonders of invention at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Overnight in Baddeck.
Day 15 Baddeck to Liscomb Mills (188 km)
Continue southbound, passing charming maritime communities. Travel through Port Hawksbury and over the Canso Causeway connecting eastern and western Nova Scotia. . Why not stop at the ‘Sherbrooke village’ for a day trip back in time as Nova Scotia’s 19th century heritage is brought to life for visitors of all ages. Overnight in Liscomb Mills.
Day 16 Liscomb Mills to Halifax (196 km) – Fly home
Make your way to the Liscomb Game Sanctuary to observe an abundance of wildlife. Follow the Marine Drive back to the airport for your return flight home.
Lunenburg Board of Trade Campground
Camper's Haven Campground & Cottages in Yarmouth
Whale Cove Campground in Digby
Scotia Pine Campground in Truro
Whidden's Campground in Antigonish
Cheticamp Campground - National Park
Broad Cove Campground near Ingonish Beach
Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground
Please call one of our travel experts on 0207 616 9184 to tell us your requirements
Selected departure dates between June - September
Please note prices and availability are subject to change