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  • Moncton

    Moncton with its natural beauty and recreational wonders is just a drive away from idyllic beaches It’s the only Atlantic city where you can take day trips to the Fundy and Acadian coasts and still be back in time for dinner.

    • Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy

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    • Downtown Moncton

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    • Fundy National Park

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    • Walk The Ocean Floor, Bay of Fundy

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    Premiere shopping, multicultural dining, major concerts attracting world-renowned artists, and the Acadian joie-de vivre, Moncton has fun family activities for all four seasons.

    Visit Moncton market located downtown, or for some family fun spend a few hours at Magnetic Hill zoo or experience Magnetic Hill winery.

    Moncton’s storied past is brought to life in its many cultural institutions and museums, from the Acadian Museum to Le Centre Culturel Aberdeen. The city's largest green space, Centennial Park, includes many attractions and activities, from hiking and skiing trails to an artificial beach to an aerial treetop obstacle course and zip line.

  • Maritime Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Halifax

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: June to September

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia

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    • Docked Fishing Boats

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    • Tait House Inn, Shediac

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    Halifax

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Halifax. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel, located in the heart of town.

    Hotel: The Hollis Halifax, a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

    62Mi/99Km

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    Lunenburg

    You have a short, but beautifully scenic journey this morning. We suggest a stop at Peggy’s Cove; a small fishing village built into the granite rock and protected by its historic lighthouse, and at the pretty town of Mahone Bay. The Victorian town of Lunenburg, lovingly restored to its historic splendour, provides your accommodation for this evening.

    Hotel: The Mariner King Inn

    97Mi/156Km

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    Annapolis Royal & Digby

    Today you cross from the south to the north of the island, accompanied by beautiful scenery provided by Kejimkujik National Park. Before arrival into Digby, we suggest a slight diversion to Annapolis Royal. Founded in 1605, it boasts 150 heritage buildings offering numerous unique shops, artists’ studios and galleries and is home to Fort Anne National Historic Site, a location of great historical significance.

    Hotel: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

    110Mi/175Km

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    St. Andrews

    This morning, take the three hour ferry journey from Digby to Saint John and the short drive to St. Andrews. We’ve allowed two full days for you to enjoy St. Andrews, a lovely seaside town full of character and old world charm.

    Hotel: The Algonquin Resort

    160Mi/258Km

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    Fundy Trail Parkway & Moncton

    Following the coastline and make a stop at Saint John to experience the reversing tide boat ride. Hugging the coastal cliffs, the 16 kilometre Fundy Trail Parkway is one of the itinerary's highlights. Be sure to stop at Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick's most famous attraction. At low tide you can walk the sea floor, whilst at high tide the waters flood the caves. Your destination is Moncton, where a visit to Magnetic Hill provides the illusion of being pulled uphill by a magnetic force.

    Hotel: Delta Hotels Beausejour

    103Mi/165Km

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    Charlottetown

    New Confederation Bridge brings you to the smallest province in Canada - Prince Edward Island. Enjoy two days exploring the sand dunes and beaches, Prince Edward Island National Park and the island's many other attractions. Explore Province House National Historic Site in Charlottetown, the site of Canada’s birthplace in 1867, and absorb the great charm of this colonial seaport.

    Hotel: Delta Hotels Prince Edward

    212Mi/341Km

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    Ingonish Beach

    Take a short drive from Orwell Corner Historic Site to the southern tip of Prince Edward Island, where the ferry carries you across to Pictou, Nova Scotia. Your journey continues with a scenic drive to Cape Breton Island, which is reminiscent of a small Scottish island. Take the Cabot Trail into the highlands of northern Cape Breton, aligned by the lochs and glens once settled by Scottish Highlanders, and hugging the scenic coastlines settled by Acadians. From your resort, you can enjoy easy access to Cape Breton Highlands National Park, which is filled with moose, deer, lynx, bear and beaver.

    Hotel: Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa

    115Mi/185Km

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    Dundee

    It's an easy driving day today, so you can set off at your leisure for a short but beautiful journey to Dundee. View spectacular vistas, rolling seaside terrain and breathtaking seascapes as you approach Baddeck, a picturesque village on the shores of Bras d'Or Lakes. We suggest a stop for a scenic cruise on the lake or simply wander the boardwalk, before arrival into Dundee

    Hotel: Dundee Resort

    213Mi/343Km

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    Halifax

    Today, your final drive brings you back to where your journey began in Halifax. The rugged Atlantic coast accompanies your journey, dotted with small fishing villages and many photo opportunities. First settled in 1749, today Halifax is Nova Scotia's capital and the largest city in the Maritime Provinces. Visit Fort Redoubt National Historic Site, a 200-year-old fortification overlooking Halifax Harbour, or Halifax Citadel National Historic Site for terrific views of the city.

    Hotel: The Hollis Halifax, a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

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    Journey Home

    This morning take the short ride back to Halifax Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2686 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

  • Canadian Maritimes

    Begins and ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    11 Days / 10 Nights

    Departures: June, July, August, September and October

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    Your escorted tour includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodation for 10 nights as specified
    • 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 9 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Cape Breton Island

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    • Peakes Wharf, Charlottestown

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    • The Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove

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    • Church on Cape Breton Island

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    • The Cabot Trail

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    • Halifax Citadel National Historical Site

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    Arrive Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Upon arrival, transfer to The Prince George Hotel. This evening, join your travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner at Citadel, a 19th-century fortress on a hilltop overlooking the city and the harbor. 

    Hotel: The Prince George Hotel (Dinner included)

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    Halifax/ Peggy's Cove/ Lunenburg

    Halifax is cosmopolitan and eclectic, with its eyes on the future and feet firmly in the past. Fresh sea air enhances its exhilarating mix of modern towers and colonial brick buildings, avenues lined with hip cafes, shops and galleries, surrounded by gracious Victorian parks and gardens. Drive to the nearby fishing village of Lunenburg for a walking tour with a local guide. Old Town Lunenburg was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as one of the best surviving examples of a planned British Colonial settlement in North America. This town once excelled at wooden shipbuilding, and its masterpiece was the Bluenose, a fishing schooner that was a legendary racer. Enjoy free time to explore before the drive to Mahone Bay, a picture-postcard maritime town, and Peggy’s Cove – population 76. Peggy's Cove is a place on this Nova Scotia tour that is truly a world apart; nestled on a rocky coastline with stunning vistas, it is a magnet for artists and photographers. Return to Halifax this afternoon and dine on your own this evening; there are literally hundreds of restaurants to choose from.

    Hotel: The Prince George Hotel (Breakfast included)

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    Historic Halifax/ Moncton

    A guided cruise on Halifax Harbour views the city’s significant landmarks – and provides unusual insights, such a look at its raucous privateering history. Lunch is on your own; later, embark on a journey through central Nova Scotia’s beautiful and diverse landscape and on into New Brunswick. Arrive late afternoon in Moncton, “the crossroads of the Maritimes” on the Petitcodiac River. Your hotel is the Delta Beauséjour in the historic downtown area, where you’ll dine à la carte tonight in the hotel’s restaurant, Windjammer, awarded three Michelin stars for fine dining.

    Hotel: Delta Beausejour (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Hopewell Rocks

    Torrential tides and surface water carve towering rock formations out of the cliffs at Hopewell Cape. At low tide, the formations stand tall on the beach like sculptures in a vast outdoor gallery. View firsthand this land of giants to feel the awesome power that shapes these stones, tunnels through them, and covers them at a depth of 50 feet or more when the tide comes in. Continue onward for a photo-opportunity at one of the region's picture-perfect covered bridges, then on to Alma for lunch at a New Brunswick inn before returning to Moncton for an evening spent as you please.

    Hotel: Delta Beausejour (Breakfast and lunch included)

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    Landscapes of "Anne of Green Gables"

    Cross the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island, truly a storybook setting where you'll find yourself immersed in picturesque, inspirational scenes of Victorian farmsteads, green rolling fields, and red sand beaches reposing between seas and skies of vibrant blue. Today's final destination is Charlottetown, known as “The Birthplace of Canada” and the capital city of Prince Edward Island. Your accommodations for the next two nights are in the heart of Charlottetown at the Delta Prince Edward, overlooking the downtown harbor. Just steps away from the winding boardwalk and adjacent to the many shops of Peake’s Wharf, the hotel enjoys an ideal location from which to explore the sites on your own. Have dinner at your leisure tonight at the hotel.

    Hotel: Prince Edward Hotel (Breakfast and lunch included)

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    Prince Edward Island National Park

    Red-sand beaches line the shores of Prince Edward Island National Park, along with wind-sculpted dunes, salt marshes and broad inlets that provide a safe harbour for seabirds and seafarers. Explore the park after spending the morning at leisure, taking note of its fragile ecosystem and gentle beauty. Continue on to the fishing village of North Rustico Harbour to see its iconic lighthouse and scenic views, embodying a way of life that has flourished on the island since 1790. Step back in time on a visit to Green Gables Heritage Place, the site of the home and farm that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery’s literary masterpiece, Anne of Green Gables. Go inside Anne’s home and view rooms set up as they were described by the author. Stroll the grounds to learn more about rural life in the early 20th century, before savoring a taste of island life at a local restaurant renowned for its lobster dishes.

    Hotel: Delta Prince Edward (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Cape Breton Island / Bras d'or Lake

    Ferry to mainland Nova Scotia, where you’ll drive over a causeway to Cape Breton Island. Known to the French as "Isle Royale," this island changed hands between colonial powers several times, creating a unique culture that blends Acadian and Gaelic traditions. Journey through a dramatic landscape that echoes the Highlands and the great shoreline cliffs of Brittany in France; enjoy some panoramic views of the Canso Causeway at lunch today. Travel along the coast of Bras d'Or Lake, which is an inland sea ringed with cliffs and rolling mountains – it's a favorite fishing spot for bald eagles. Drive north to Ingonish and the Keltic Lodge, nestled on a cliff surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The setting for your three-night stay is picturesque, remote, dramatic – and wildly beautiful.

    Hotel: Keltic Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Ingonish Beach

    Your day begins with a presentation by a naturalist who educates you on the indigenous wildlife, then the remainder of the day is spent as you please at your lodge at Ingonish Beach. You may join us for an optional afternoon “walkabout” that spotlights the fascinating history and spectacular setting of the lodge. Or, there are a variety of optional activities at the historic lodge (some at an additional cost), including links golf, tennis, and whale watching; hike the beach or the nature trail, or perhaps enjoy some time at the spa. Prior to dinner this evening you’ll get a good “taste” of what Nova Scotia cuisine is all about at a cooking demonstration; of particular note is the unique “oyster shucking” as demonstrated by a local resident.

    Hotel: Keltic Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    The Cabot Trail

    Experience breathtaking coastal landscapes on the Cabot Trail, a serpentine highway that is one of the world’s most exciting and scenic drives. The winding road is carved into the side of mountains along unforgettable ocean vistas, ascending to the plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Drive through a landscape rich in rugged barrens, waterfalls, cliffs, and panoramic views of canyons, highlands and seacoast. Photo stops in Acadian fishing communities lead the way to a rug hooking museum, a showcase for rugs that speak volumes about a pioneer art that was grown from seed and quietly discloses the trials and tribulations of the women who challenged the wilderness with their families and settled in new frontiers. Later stop in Chéticamp, an Acadian fishing community on Cape Breton Island, for lunch and a taste of their long-cherished cultural heritage. Return along the Cabot Trail to the Keltic Lodge where this evening you’ll take part in a unique, lively Cape Breton tradition, a 'kitchen party' featuring local cuisine, regional spirits, tastings, and Celtic music.

    Hotel: Keltic Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Baddeck

    A highlight of this trip is today’s visit to the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts at Englishtown, where you’ll learn about Nova Scotia’s Scottish Gaelic culture. Watch a kilt-making demonstration, and learn a little Gaelic – through song – while learning about the fabric milling tradition. Scottish inventor Alexander Graham Bell summered in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, after he and his family moved to Canada from Scotland, later setting up his laboratory in this picturesque village. Today’s tour of the Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site takes you inside the Bell estate, named Beinn Bhreagh, to see exhibits showcasing his inventions, from the telephone to ingenious kites, hydrofoils, airplanes and even the metal detector. Have lunch at the Inverary Resort on Baddeck Bay and perhaps some free time before continuing on for an overnight at a lovely rustic resort tucked into a wooded setting overlooking the Liscomb River. A cooking demonstration before dinner shows you the secrets of making the perfect planked salmon, a specialty of the house at the Liscombe Lodge Resort!

    Hotel: Liscombe Lodge Resort (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Journey Home

    Depart Liscombe Lodge Resort this morning on your transfer back to the airport for your flight home from Halifax. Travel along one of the most scenic drives in North America, stopping en route in Lake Charlotte to visit a general store that takes you back in time.

    Prices

    From £3543 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • Hopewell Rocks & Bay of Fundy Coastal Tour

    Moncton

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    • Hopewell Rocks

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    • Bay of Fundy

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    No visit to the Maritimes would be complete without experiencing New Brunswick’s incredible natural phenomenon. This full day tour, taking around eight hours, allows you to witness the dramatic rise and fall of the Bay of Fundy tides at both high and low tides. Expect pristine vistas, intriguing fossils, dramatic coastal landscapes and you won’t be disappointed. The tour also includes a visit to the oldest operational lighthouse on mainland New Brunswick.

     

    Prices

    From £176 per person.