Nova Scotia: Enchanting Islands Escorted Tour

Halifax • Oak Island • Charlottetown • Baddeck • Cabot Trail

There is no better way to experience the sights and sounds of a country, to witness it’s stunning views, absorb its culture and learn about its history and people than on an escorted tour. Nova Scotia: Enchanting Islands Escorted Tour takes in some of the best sights of this Atlantic Canada province as you enjoy fresh salt air, sandy beaches, mountain vistas and much more.

The tour begins in Halifax, it’s a wonderful place to start your adventure, full of history, heritage, culture and a great food scene. Halifax has the feel of world-class cosmopolitan centre, with fantastic museums, galleries, shopping and nightlife Halifax also has the second largest natural harbour in the world, but the city itself is small enough to have a fantastically relaxed pace and you will find the whole place very walkable. From here, the tour heads West to Nova Scotia’s South Shore area, dotted with working fishing villages, sandy beaches and island bays. Make a stop at Peggy’s Cove and take in the iconic Peggy’s Cove lighthouse. You’ll have the opportunity to visit Lunenburg,one of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nova Scotia and is widely touted as one of the most beautiful towns in all of Canada.

From here travel through Charlottetown to Cape Breton Island, on the North Eastern tip of Nova Scotia. It’s truly breath-taking and is considered by many to be one of the most scenic destinations in the world. The island features the famous Cabot Trail, which is a 185 mile scenic highway that for much of the route hugs the dramatic scenery of the north coast of the island.

You will then head back to Halifax where the escorted tour will come to an end.

From £2445pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Dublin to Halifax
  • 7 NIGHTS hotel accommodation in tour hotels (more details below)
  • Experienced Tour Director
  • Price based on 2 adults sharing
  • Quote Ref 51279120

The Exciting Parts

  • Visit Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi'kmaq Museum
  • Visit Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place and PEI National Park
  • Tour along the Cabot Trail
  • Whale watching boat tour in Baddeck
Arrive Halifax
Halifax to Oak Island
Oak Island to Charlottetown
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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