This remarkable itinerary tours across the 3 provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, known as the Maritimes. Although each island has its own unique cultural identities for you to discover, all 3 share stunning seacoasts, charming lighthouses and the whale migration. This journey explores the mix of French, Native and Scottish ancestry, the plentiful maritime wildlife and the outstanding tides in the Bay of Fundy, the highest tidal range in the world.
• International flights from London in 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 from London to Halifax
Arrive in Halifax and rest up for the night at your hotel.
Day 2 - Halifax
Make your way to the Cruise Canada Halifax depot to collect your motorhome. Enjoy a gentle drive along the south shore and be enriched by the amazing ocean views, visit the charming coastal communities of Peggys’ Cove, Chester & Mahone Bay before pressing onto the town of Lunenburg that is a UNESCO world heritage site. ¬
Day 3 - Lunenburg
Take a short harbour cruise on the Bluenose racing schooner or similar excursions. By mid-afternoon continue along the south shore before heading inland to Kejimkujik National Park.
Day 4/5 - Kejimkujik National Park
Spend the day enjoying all that the National Park has to offer from Canoeing to hiking to cycling. The park has an abundance of wildlife and has North America’s largest collection of petroglyphs. By late afternoon continue your journey heading towards Digby. On your second day head to Digby Neck for the opportunity to see the whales of the Bay of Fundy.
Days 6 & 7 - Bay of Fundy
This morning take the Bay Ferry over to the neighbouring province of New Brunswick making your way along the Fundy Coast to the Fundy Trail Parkway. Breath-taking vistas, flora, and fauna abound in this multi-use coastal experience hugging New Brunswick’s majestic Bay of Fundy – One of the Marine Wonders of the World. As you drive along the 11km coastal roadway take time to stop at the observations decks, you might just catch sight of whales! After enjoying some time here it is time to set off to Fundy National Park. Take advantage of the park's natural setting, explore the forest, and discover the creatures of the inter-tidal zone!
Days 8 & 9 - Fundy National Park
Today you set off to Hopewell Rocks, The Ocean Tidal Exploration Site and home to the world’s highest tides! Here you can walk on the Bay of Fundy's ocean floor. The gravitational pull of the sun and moon causes tides that rise and fall up to an incredible 48 ft twice a day – every day! Finally end your journey at Kouchibouguac (Koushe- boo-gwack) National Park, a fascinating mosaic of bogs, salt marshes, tidal rivers, sparkling freshwater systems, sheltered lagoons, abandoned fields and tall forests. ¬ Check the tide schedule to on the Hopewell Rocks website and schedule your visit to walk on the ocean floor and/or to kayak around the rocks. Enjoy a lobster cruise with Shediac Bay Cruises. Hire a bike and cycle some of the 60 kms of cycling paths in Kouchibouguac.
Day 10 & 11 - Charlottetown
Today you cross over the Confederation Bridge and onto Prince Edward Island, home of Anne of Green Gables. If you have ever read the book and wondered “if it is a real place” you will want to come and visit this magical setting, as millions of fans before you have done. Enjoy one of the three tourist coastal drives which are clearly marked along the way, with colourful signage, no doubt as you enjoy the beautiful scenery you will also spot a few lighthouses the island is so famous for, there are about 50!.
Days 12 - Pictou - Lake Ainslie
This morning you arrive by ferry into the town of Pictou known as the birthplace of Nova Scotia. After lunch drive north to Cape Breton Island referred to as a maritime masterpiece before finally ending your day at Lake Ainslie. ¬ Visit the Hector Heritage centre and step aboard an exact replica of the Ship Hector that brought the first Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia.
Day 13/14 - Inverness
This morning take a slight detour to the coastal town of Inverness, known for its warm ocean waters and Mermaids Tears (coloured sea glass that washes up along this coastline) it’s a beachcombers dream. Then head north to Margaree Harbour and join the famous Cabot Trail a stunning driving trail that goes from sea-level to a 3,000 foot elevation that runs along two coast lines (the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Atlantic) and through a National Park. Spend some time beachcombing at Inverness. Stop and enjoy a hike on one of the 26 trails within the National Park.
Day 15 Return to Halifax
It’s a long drive today and your last chance to enjoy the delights of the eastern shore or visit Martinique Beach before your final stop back at the Cruise Canada depot in Halifax
Day 16 Fly from Halifax to London
Having spent the night at the Cruise Canada depot located at the KOA you have the morning to pack before your return flight home.Want to alter anything?
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Selected departure dates between 1st May and 4th Oct 2017
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