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Lunenburg, Western Shore and Peggy's Cove

  • Lunenburg, Western Shore and Peggy's Cove

    Lunenburg, Western Shore and Peggy's Cove, located just south of Halifax, in an area of extreme natural beauty, offer a variety of attractions and wild landscapes to explore. 

    • Lunenburgs Famous Brightly Coloured Buildings

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    • Lunenburgs Pretty Steepled Church

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    • Western Shore

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    • Sunset along Western Shore

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    • Peggy's Point Lighthouse

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    Picturesque Lunenburg is a port town nestled along the scenic south shore of Nova Scotia and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Once a large rum running and ship building port, Lunenburg still features original architecture from the 1700's, with buildings from the British Colonial era painted in bright colours. The historic working waterfront offers a unique maritime setting, so much so that many films have been shot here.

    Stroll through the town spotting numerous sites along the way or take a walking tour to discover more about the fascinating history and culture. Refuel along the waterfront with the catch of the day, homemade chowder, fresh lobster or oysters. Later, why not explore the old rum runner trails by bike or by foot, discovering secret ocean alcoves, hidden ports and traditional distilleries along the way.

    Lunenburg's fine artisans capture the tradition of their maritime heritage in their work, in local art galleries and gift shops along the harbour side streets. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and learn more of the town’s maritime history.

    Western Shore is located along the scenic south coast of Nova Scotia. The shoreline is dotted with colourful, quaint seaside communities such as Chester and Mahone Bay, similar to antique paintings, which come to life with their own distinct characteristics and remarkable stories, told in the local galleries and museums such as the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and Ross Farm.

    Golf courses, like the Graham Ross-designed Osprey Ridge Golf Club, are as alluring as they are challenging. Natural gems like Kejimkujik National Park and The Ovens Natural Park entice you with the promise of discovery and fun.

    Home to the world famous Peggy’s Point Lighthouse built in 1915, Peggy’s Cove is popular attraction. With a population of just 76 the cove is a place that is truly a world apart with stunning vistas, open to all the elements. The rugged granite shores and powerful tides of nearby have enthralled artists and adventurers from around the world for generations.

    Spend the day here watching the waves and exploring the rocks or stroll through picture perfect scenes of houses perched along narrow inlets.

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  • Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

    Begins and ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: July, August and September

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    Your escorted tour includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Scenic Lighthouse Views

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    • Citadel National Historic Site

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    • Whale Watching at Digby Neck

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    • Prince Edward Island, Charlottesville

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    • Historic Lunenburg

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    Day
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    Arrive Halifax

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Halifax. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a little time to relax before you meet your Tauck Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: The Prince George Hotel (Dinner included)

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    02

    Peggy's Cove & Lunenburg

    Your journey begins with a visit to Peggy's Cove, a picturesque Nova Scotia fishing town that's one of the most-photographed spots in North America. Continue along the rugged Atlantic coast to the fishing village of Lunenburg. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved, colourful 19th century timber-built houses, you have a choice of activities whilst visiting the town. After lunch, you have a choice of sightseeing in Lunenberg. See the village's 18th and 19th century timber-built houses on a walking tour, or visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, housed in historic waterfront buildings and gain insights into the Maritime Provinces' seafaring heritage. Return to Halifax this evening.

    Hotel: The Prince George Hotel (Breakfast and lunch included)

    Day
    03

    Halifax and Citadel

    Halifax offers so many options to keep you entertained that today is free for you to choose what you'd like to discover. Join a city tour or a local guided walk through the Halifax Public Gardens. This evening, enjoy an exclusive private tour of the Citadel and a hearty dinner.

    Hotel: The Prince George Hotel (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    04

    Prince Edward Island

    Today starts with a ferry ride from Nova Scotia across to Prince Edward Island, the smallest of the Atlantic Provinces. Once settled in Old Charlottetown enjoy an afternoon walking tour, before relaxing in your hotel, just steps from Old Charlottetown's boardwalk and Peake's Wharf, nestled between two rivers in a quiet protected harbour. The evening is free to spend as you please. You may choose to visit Founders Hall, where the history of Canada's origins is chronicled.

    Hotel: Delta Hotels Prince Edward (Breakfast and lunch included)

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    05

    Greenwich Peninsula & Green Gables

    This morning allows free time for exploration of Charlottetown before making the short journey to Prince Edward Island National Park. The scenery is astounding. See dramatic bluffs, sweeping dunes, endless coastline and salt marshes which are rich in wildlife. After a scenic drive, winding through quaint fishing villages and alongside magnificent beaches you arrive at Green Gables House, the famous farmhouse in Lucy Maud Montgomery's book Anne of Green Gables. End your day with one of Atlantic Canada's traditional lobster dinner.

    Hotel: Delta Hotels Prince Edward (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Digby

    Cross the magnificent Confederation Bridge to the province of New Brunswick and make the short journey back to Nova Scotia. Enjoy some time at Port-Royal National Historic Site and the Habitation. One of the earliest settlements in North America, reconstructed early 17th century buildings come to life through costumed interpreters and demonstrations.

    Hotel: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    07

    Digby Neck Whale Watching

    It is a real highlight today, as you journey to wildlife-rich Digby Neck for a whale watching excursion on the Bay of Fundy. Keep an eye out for finback, minke and humpback whales and lots of seals, drawn to the bay by its abundant plankton.The afternoon is free for you to explore some of the surrounding area or enjoy one of the activities available at your beautiful resort, before joining your new friends for a farewell dinner.

    Hotel: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day
    08

    Journey Home

    There's a final stop at Grande-Pre National Historic Site en route back to Halifax Airport, where you check-in for your return flight to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3126 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.