Enchanting Islands Circle

Canada’s Maritime islands await! Enjoy fresh salt air, sandy beaches, mountain vistas and much more. PEI, Embrace the rich culture and history of Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador on this 18 day trek to the beautiful Maritimes. Travel through coastal fishing communities, learn of ancient peoples and become an honorary “Newfoundlander”!

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July 29, 2018 - Arrive in Halifax, NS

Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean.  Meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet.

 

Option: You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax to your vacation package.  Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotia’s capital city has much to offer.

July 30, 2018 - Halifax to Western Shore, NS

Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where you will enjoy breakfast overlooking one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world.   Travel the South Shore and on to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, renowned for her 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.  After some free time in Mahone Bay, arrive in the legendary Oak Island area’s Western Shore for the night and learn of the world’s longest running hunt for lost treasure before checking into a peaceful and serene ocean-side resort. (B, D)

July 31, 2018 - Western Shore to Charlottetown, PEI

Learn about the Mi’kmaq people at Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre before crossing Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge, to Prince Edward Island.  Check into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay and enjoy a theatre performance by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution may be necessary due to the theatre schedule). (B)

August 1, 2018 - Prince Edward Island Touring

Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, Canada birthplace, or join a complimentary walking tour of the city.  This afternoon, tour the scenic North Shore of the island.  Drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island National Park and visit Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic books.  Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper.  (B, D)

August 2, 2018 - Charlottetown to Baddeck, NS

Ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island, the Scotland of North America, via the Canso Causeway.  Visit Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island before checking into your accommodations on the Bras d’Or Lake where you will spend the next two nights. (B,D)

August 3, 2018 - Cabot Trail Touring

Experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America today as you tour the Cabot Trail which winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand.  Your day is complemented by a Whale Watching Boat Tour. (B,BL,D)

August 4, 2018 - Baddeck to Port aux Basques, NL

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits today and words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France.  Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides.  At North Sydney, board the Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight* crossing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland.  (B,D)

 

*The Marine Atlantic ferry schedule changes from year to year.  As such, a day crossing may be necessary and in that case you would overnight in Port aux Basques.

August 5, 2018 - Port aux Basques to Port au Choix

Drive through the Codroy Valley and Gros Morne National Park (to be enjoyed later on during your tour) to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of ancient cultures.  The Port au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundland’s northwest coast and people have lived here for 5,500 years. (B,L,D)

August 6, 2018 - Port au Choix to L’Anse au Clair

Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador.  Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century.  This mystical place takes the essence of Labrador coastal living and transposes it onto a tapestry of rich culture and history. Spend the night in Labrador.  (B,D)

August 7, 2018 - L’Anse au Clair to St. Anthony

Return to Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Hear of the Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago. (B, D)

August 8, 2018 - St. Anthony to Cow Head

Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony before travelling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park for a two-night stay. (B,D)

 

Note: June and early July are the best time to see Titanic-size icebergs.

August 9, 2018 - Gros Morne Touring

Discover why Gros Morne National Park is truly one of the highlights of your tour with a scenic boat tour; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord while you hear the history of the small villages nestled on the shores.   Also see the Tablelands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today will be an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada. (B,BL,D)

August 10, 2018 - Cow Head to Gander

Have your camera at the ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close.  Later, travel through Central Newfoundland on to Gander where you will spend the night.  Before checking into your hotel, visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum which hosts a variety of artifacts and displays chronicling Gander’s role in development of transatlantic aviation.  (B)

August 11, 2018 - Gander to Clarenville

A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twillingate where you will visit Long Point Lighthouse and the Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre.  Watch for wildlife as you drive through Terra Nova National Park and on to Clarenville, your home for the next two nights. (B,L,D)

August 12, 2018 - Bonavista & Trinity Touring

Today you will experience two quaint, historic towns.  First, visit Bonavista, where John Cabot first arrived in North America in 1497.   Learn about the hard life of the light keepers at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site before continuing on to charming Trinity.  Stroll the lanes and explore the many historic buildings preserved from the 18th century. (B,L,D)

August 13, 2018 - Clarenville to St. John’s

Continue on to the intriguing old seaport of St. John’s, home for the next two nights.  North America’s oldest city and Newfoundland’s capital boosts a stunning location in the granite cliffs and slopes of the Avalon Peninsula.  Enjoy a city tour featuring Victorian architecture of the downtown area, the busy modern waterfront, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Confederation Building, and the panoramic view from Signal Hill. (B,D)

August 14, 2018 - Local Touring

This morning, visit the town of Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip, a boat tour in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to search for puffins and other seabirds.   Next is a visit to the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site.  The afternoon is yours to explore St. John’s at your leisure. (B)

August 15, 2018 - Depart St. John’s

Check-out from your hotel and board your flight for the return journey home.

 

 

Meal Legend:
CB = Continental Breakfast, B = Breakfast,
BL = Box Lunch, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

 

 

**Air Add-on available from Kamloops and Penticton. Additional cost may be incurred

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Itinerary and prices are subject to change. Due to fluctuations in the US Currency, prices may be adjusted up to 30 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy: $1100 deposit non-refundable | 50% penalty 59 Days to 46 Days Prior | No refund after 46 Days

Medical and Cancellation Insurance is recommended.  Quote available upon request.

 

*Price & Itinerary subject to change without notice.

*Not Included: airline luggage fees, any meals not listed, incidentals, driver and tour director gratuity

 

Tour Departure Date

July 29, 2018 Guaranteed Departure

Tour Length

18 Days

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Tour Inclusions
  • Roundtrip airfare from Kamloops/Kelowna including hotel transfers in Halifax
  • 17 nights’ accommodation
  • 34 meals including 2 lobster dinners
  • All Ferry fares
  • Peggy’s Cove
  • Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
  • Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island
  • Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place
  • Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • Annapolis Valley including Winery Tour & Tasting
  • World Famous Cabot Trail
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
  • Port au Choix
  • Red Bay National Historic Site – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • L’Anse aux Meadows – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Gros Morne National Park
  • Tablelands – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne
  • “Screech In” Ceremony
  • Twillingate
  • Long Point Lighthouse
  • Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre
  • Terra Nova National Park
  • Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site
  • Trinity
  • Guided Tour of St. John’s
  • Cape Spear National Historic Site
  • Boat Tour on Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (Puffins)
  • 2 Whale Watching Boat Tours
  • Luggage handling