Canada's Enchanting Islands Escorted Tour

Halifax • Oak Island • Charlottetown • Baddeck • Cabot Trail

Canada’s Maritime islands stand ready to welcome all visitors to explore one of the East Coast’s most beautiful regions.

Enjoy fresh salt air, sandy beaches, mountain vistas and much more. Pass through fields of green, dine on succulent seafood, and travel the world famous Cabot Trail on this journey to Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island. Spend time in the Oak Island area to learn of the treasure hunters that have ventured to Nova Scotia for hundreds of years. Get ready for a truly memorable island adventure in the Atlantic Maritimes.

From £2445pp

What's Included

  • Transatlantic flights on scheduled flights
  • 7 NIGHTS hotel accommodation in tour hotels (more details below)
  • Experienced Tour Director
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Price based on 2 adults
  • Quote Ref 51279120

Staff Tips

Enjoy a stress free trip with an escorted tour. Let somebody else do the driving as you explore the destination of your dreams. An escorted tour is hassle-free way of exploring several regions with everything taken care of.

Terry Sheehan

Reservations Manager

Arrive Halifax
Halifax to Oak Island
Oak Island to Charlottetown
Charlottetown to Baddeck
Baddeck/Cabot Trail
Baddeck to Halifax
End of tour
  • Day 1 Arrive Halifax

    Arrive in Halifax and transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel in this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your tour director and fellow travellers this evening at a welcome reception.
    Overnight in Halifax at the Cambridge Suites Hotel

  • Day 2 Halifax to Oak Island

    Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where we will enjoy breakfast. Afterwards we journey along Nova Scotia’s South Shore to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, home to fleets of Grand Banks fishing schooners. Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage. Later, we are off to Mahone Bay where a trinity of 19th century-built churches represents an iconic cultural landscape of Nova Scotia. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the town before we continue
    on to Western Shore for the night and the legendary Oak Island – home of the world’s longest running hunt for lost treasure.
    Overnight on Oak Island at the Atlantica Hotel.

  • Day 3 Oak Island to Charlottetown

    Once only accessible by ferry, today we arrive on Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge - the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. En route, we learn about Mi’kmaq culture at the Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’kmaq Museum. We are treated to true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper before checking into our hotel for the evening.
    Overnight in Charlottetown at Rodd Charlottetown Hotel.

  • Day 4 Charlottetown

    Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown or join a complimentary walking tour of the city. This afternoon, our tour of the island drives by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as we make our way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Before returning to Charlottetown, we visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books. We take in a theatre performance this
    evening by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution activity may be necessary due to the theatre schedule.)
    Overnight in Charlottetown at Rodd Charlottetown Hotel.

  • Day 5 Charlottetown to Baddeck

    After breakfast we board a ferry to cross over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to ‘the Scotland of North America’, Cape Breton Island via the Canso Causeway. We visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn about the many accomplishments
    of this genius who made his home on the island. Afterwards, we arrive at the Bras d’Or Lake and check into our hotel for the evening.
    Overnight in Baddeck at the Inverary Resort.

  • Day 6 Baddeck/Cabot Trail

    Today’s journey takes us along one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America. The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendour of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-outs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline, creating perfect photo opportunities. Afterwards, we travel to the coast where we enjoy a whale watching boat tour (weather permitting) before returning to Baddeck for the evening.
    Overnight in Baddeck at the Inverary Resort.

  • Day 7 Baddeck to Halifax

    We get a look into the early days of colonial life with a visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. The vivid history of the region comes alive in this accurate reconstruction of one of the major settlements of circa 1744 New France. Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides. After our visit we proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland before continuing on to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes.
    Overnight in Halifax at the Cambridge Suites Hotel

  • Day 8 End of tour

    A time for last minute shopping and farewells. Independent transfer to Halifax International Airport in time to check in for your flight home.

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