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Acadian Shores region

  • Acadian Shores region

    The Acadian Shores region of Nova Scotia is located just three hours from Halifax and is home to tiny villages which hold the incredible history of the area. 

    • Downtown Yarmouth


    • Lake Milo Beach


    • Yarmouth County Museum


    History and culture intertwine in this region, telling the unique story of The Arcadian's, who were caught between France and England as they fought for control over Atlantic Canada. Immerse yourself in the Acadian identity which is still strong today, with regular battle reenactments, festivals and traditional food including Rappie pie, a meal made from grated potatoes, meat and onions, sometimes topped with molasses.

    Visit Yarmouth, an amazingly pretty port town located in the southwestern Acadian Shores region of Nova Scotia, just 3 hours from Halifax.You'll feel like you stepped back in time a few years with the quaintness of the this historic town, with old fashioned light posts lining the sidewalks, unique boutiques, restaurants and art galleries.

    Explore the coastline and the cliffs at Cape St. Mary offering stunning views and see the different wharves in town. Take to the sea on a fishing trip or simply sea kayaking. Incredible wilderness surrounds Yarmouth Nova Scotia setting forth unbeatable opportunities for hiking, cycling, hunting, and exploring the native flora and fauna.

    Dining anywhere around the Yarmouth Port is an exceptional experience for lobster lovers. The Yarmouth port is located in the largest of all lobster fishing areas and yields the highest catches of lobster in Canada.

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  • 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


    • Docked Fishing Boats


    • Tait House Inn, Shediac




    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




    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



    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



    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



    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




    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



    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




    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




    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


    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.


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

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