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Halifax Waterfront courtesy of Nova Scotia CVB

 

Day 1 

Today we travel, overnighting at the Drury Inn and Suites, Columbus, Ohio. Kick Back Dinner tonight included at the hotel. (D)

Day 2

We continue northeast today, stopping for the night at the beautiful Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY, where you will receive a dinner coupon and breakfast coupon for tomorrow. (B, D)

Day 3

Welcome to New England! This afternoon, arrive on the southern coast of Maine where we begin our Canadian Maritimes adventure!  We check into the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Portland, and receive a warm greeting from our Licensed Canadian Tour Guide. Take some time to relax and freshen up before enjoying a delicious welcome dinner. (B, D)

Day 4

Today we continue our journey to the Maritimes with a visit to Campobello Island, the summer home of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Enjoy time strolling through the beautifully maintained buildings and grounds. Continue to Saint John for a guided tour of the city including views of the Reversing Falls. This phenomenon is best described when the high tides of the Bay of Fundy meet and overpower the Saint John River and force the river to reverse and flow back upstream. Later this afternoon, we’ll check into the Hilton Saint John Hotel for the evening and enjoy a savory dinner at one of the city’s fine restaurants. (B) 

Day 5  

Following breakfast, we travel to Prince Edward Island. En route, we’ll visit Fundy National Park for a visit to the Hopewell Rocks. At high tide, these rocks appear to be common islands, but at low tide, you can view these impressive mushroom-shaped flowerpot rocks that the relentless tides have carved out of the sandstone. Then, cross the Confederation Bridge, arriving to Charlottetown and Canada’s Birthplace! Later, we’ll check into the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel for a relaxing two-night stay. Take some time to freshen up before we enjoy an included dinner tonight. (B, D)

Day 6 

This morning following breakfast, we meet our local tour guide for a full day’s tour of this picture-perfect Island. We begin with a guided tour of this lovely city along with a visit to The Story of Confederation, an exact replica of the Province House site where Canada was born. Then tour along the North shore through “Anne’s Land” and PEI National Park viewing the beautiful red sandy beaches and pastoral countryside. This drive along the shore is among the most beautiful on the island. Today, we enjoy visits to the famous PEI Preserve Company and L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site/Green Gables Heritage Place, which commemorates the house and landscape that inspired Canadian author L. M. Montgomery’s famous novel, Anne of Green Gables. This evening, we enjoy a traditional PEI Lobster Supper. (B, D)

Day 7   

This morning, enjoy breakfast before boarding the Northumberland ferry to sail across the Northumberland Straits s to Nova Scotia. Once we arrive at Pictou, we continue to Cape Breton Island and the village of Baddeck. This afternoon, we visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.  This museum houses the largest collection of photographs, artifacts, and personal effects of the inventor of the telephone. Arriving in Baddeck at Auberge Gisele’s Inn for a relaxing two-night stay, take time to enjoy the surroundings before a delicious dinner. (B, D)

Day 8

After breakfast, embark on an extraordinary voyage along the fabled Cabot Trail, a celestial highway renowned as a radiant jewel in North America’s scenic crown. We navigate this awe-inspiring route, where nature’s grandeur unfolds like an exquisite tapestry of kaleidoscopic wonders. Amidst the charm of Cheticamp, a vibrant Acadian fishing village, we soak in the captivating symphony of seafaring tales and vibrant hues that dance harmoniously, painting a vibrant portrait of coastal life. Travel through Ingonish, a popular resort town, and St. Ann’s, home of the Gaelic College of the Celtic Arts and Crafts and the only one of its kind in North America. Tonight, we enjoy another delicious dinner at our resort. (B, L, D)

Day 9

Following breakfast, we bid farewell to Cape Breton Island and leave for Halifax. We get to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery of Nova Scotia. This afternoon, we check into our Halifax hotel for a relaxing two-night stay. Enjoy some free time to explore the waterfront. Tonight, enjoy an unforgettable dining experience as we set sail for a Halifax Harbor Dinner Cruise aboard the Harbour Queen, an authentic, Mississippi-style paddle wheeler reminiscent of the early 19th century. We enjoy commentary and the views of historic Halifax landmarks, including the old stone privateer warehouses, Georges Island, yacht squadrons, McNabs Island Lighthouse, and much more! (B, D)

Day 10

After breakfast this morning, we leave for the enchanting seaside fishing village of Peggy’s Cove.  This village is quite well known to many artists for its picturesque ocean setting. Visit Peggy’s Cove Light, the only lighthouse of its kind which doubles as Peggy’s Cove post office. This afternoon, we return to Halifax for a visit to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. This star-shaped fortification was completed in 1856 and stands on a hill overlooking downtown. Designed to block a land-based attack, this fort was never attacked. Enjoy a guided tour of the city, highlighting Fairview Lawn Cemetery where many victims of the tragic sinking of the Titanic lie in rest. There is also time to stroll through the beautifully manicured Halifax Public Gardens. Tonight, enjoy dinner at leisure at one of the many wonderful waterfront restaurants. (B) 

Day 11     

This morning we will depart to tour along the Evangeline Trail, named after the famous heroine of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem, “Evangeline.” Along the trail, we visit Grand Pre National Historic Site. These 14 acres of landscaped grounds were established in memory of the Acadians, Nova Scotia’s first French settlers, who were deported to British Settlements throughout North America. View Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s statue depicting the fictional heroine in his epic poem “Evangeline.” This afternoon, enjoy free time for lunch in the quaint village of Annapolis Royal. We continue, arriving at our Yarmouth hotel for the evening. Gather for another dinner tonight. (B, D)

Day 12

This morning after breakfast, we board the CAT High-speed Ferry for a 3 ½ hour cruise to Bar Harbor, Maine. Relax, breathe the salt sea air and enjoy the ship’s amenities, entertainment and dining. Once in Bar Harbor, you’ll reboard the coach and continue touring south through Maine. Later today, check into the Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit. Take time to freshen up before enjoying a farewell dinner together this evening. (B, D)  

Day 13

After breakfast, we leave for home. We overnight at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York. You will receive a dinner coupon. (B, D)

Day 14

You will receive a coupon to use toward breakfast this morning. We continue our journey, stopping tonight at Carlisle Inn in Sugarcreek, Ohio. (B, D)

Day 15
We arrive at home this afternoon, with wonderful stories and memories of our adventure in the beautiful Canadian Maritimes! (B)

INCLUDES:

  • 11 days with Licensed Canadian GuidePeggy's Cove Village
  • 14 night’s accommodations/luggage handling
  • 27 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 12 dinners including a PEI Lobster supper and scenic dinner Cruise 
  • Reversing Falls
  • Cape Breton Island, PEI
  • Evangeline Trail
  • Guided tour of Charlottetown and Prince Edward Island
  • Visit to FDR’s Campobello Island
  • Visit to Fundy National Park – Hopewell Rocks
  • Confederation Bridge crossing
  • Visit to The Story of ConfederationPEI courtesy of Nova Scotia CVB
  • Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Visit to PEI Preserve Company
  • Green Gables Heritage Place 
  • One way passage aboard Northumberland Ferry from PEI to Nova Scotia
  • Alexander Graham Bell Museum
  • Cape Breton National Park
  • Guided tour along Cabot Trail
  • Citadel National Historic Site
  • Guided tour of Halifax
  • Visit to Peggy’s Cove
  • Grand Pre National Historic Site
  • One way passage aboard the CAT High-speed Ferry, with service back to Bar Harbor
  • Maine Touring
  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation/driver’s gratuity
  • Fully escorted by Jane’s Journeys
Price Per Person
Double: $5,346
Triple: $4,854
Quad: Not available
Single: $7,151
$400 deposit with reservation. 
$25 early bird discount with deposit received before September 1, 2023, to be deducted from final payment. Final payment due April 16, 2024.

Optional cancellation insurance due to illness of person traveling or immediate family member, is recommended and available for purchase: $244 per person double; $221 per person triple; and $326 per person single. Insurance payment due with deposit.

 
Photos courtesy of Nova Scotia CVB.