Nova Scotia - Prince Edward Island

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Nova Scotia - Prince Edward Island
June 27 - July 7, 2017
$2300 Double, $3009 Single, $2085 Triple, 1976 Quad
 


We recommend optional Travel Insurance for this tour. Please ask for a brochure.


Discover why this maritime landscape has a tremendous influence on art, literature and music in your travels on land and sea. Cruise from Maine to Nova Scotia, visit gardens and historical sites all on this vacation to see the beauty of Canada. 

Nova Scotia - Prince Edward Island

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$2,300.00

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Nova Scotia - Prince Edward Island
June 27 - July 7, 2017
$2300 Double, $3009 Single, $2085 Triple, 1976 Quad
 

We recommend optional Travel Insurance for this tour. Please ask for a brochure.

Discover why this maritime landscape has a tremendous influence on art, literature and music in your travels on land and sea. Cruise from Maine to Nova Scotia, visit gardens and historical sites all on this vacation to see the beauty of Canada. 

Tuesday, June 27

Our Nova Scotia / Prince Edward Island adventure begins as we travel to South Portland, Maine with an overnight stay at the Best Western Merry Manor. Dinner is included at the hotel this evening.   D

            Please call the Perkiomen office with your dinner selection:

  • Whole Maine Lobster
  • Rib Eye Steak
  • Vegetable Alfredo

 

Wednesday, June 28

Following breakfast, we will meet a step on guide who will show us the sites of Portland such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s boyhood home, sea captain houses and the Victorian Mansion. A stop will be made at Portland Head Light, set in Fort Williams Park. You will have free time for lunch before boarding The Cat ferry which will be zipping us between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. You’ll experience the Maritimes the way they’re meant to be seen – by sea! The Cat is fast, with a crossing time of just 5.5 hours (about half the time it would take to drive from Portland to Yarmouth). There are plenty of onboard amenities such as a gift shop, food service, movie lounges, kids’ play area and visitor services area; time will fly right by. Our lodging this evening will be at the Comfort Inn in Yarmouth, NS.  B 

Thursday, June 29

“Ciad Mile Failte!” These are the Gailic words for one hundred thousand welcomes, and we will hear them often during our visit to Nova Scotia! After disembarking the cruise ship, we will visit the Annapolis Tidal Station. This tidal power plant, one of only 3 in the world, is an engineering marvel harnessing the renewable energy of the tides in the Bay of Fundy. At the interpretive center we will learn how this innovative generating station works to produce enough energy to power 4000 homes. We will make a lunch stop before visiting Grand-Pré National Historical Park. This historic site commemorates the Grand-Pré area as the center of Acadian settlement from 1682 to 1755 and the Deportation of the Acadians, which began in 1755 and continued until 1762. Here we will visit the Acadian Memorial Chapel, the Statue of Evangeline, and the Deportation Cross. We then will travel to Halifax to check into the Courtyard by Marriott, our lodging for the next two nights. CB

Friday, June 30

A tour of Halifax will fill our morning, we will have a chance to visit the Citadel and witness the Changing of the Guard. This afternoon we will enjoy the Nova Scotia International Tattoo.  We’ll enjoy free time at Peggy’s Cove this evening.   CB 

Saturday, July 1

Following breakfast we depart for Cape Breton Island. As we travel eastward to Cape Breton Island, one of the highlights will be the Alexander Graham Bell Museum at Baddeck which houses a remarkable collection of his early inventions.  Our lodging for the next two evenings will overlook the beautiful Bros d’Or LakesCB

Sunday, July 2

Today we travel one of the most scenic highways in North America, the Cabot Trail. Continuing our coastal drive we will have numerous opportunities for pictures as the highway winds through Cape Breton Highland Park, past majestic rock bluffs, over the summits of lofty peaks, and through deep streamlined valleys. This evening we will visit Gaelic College in St. Annes.  Dedicated to the preservation of Scottish culture, the college is the only one of its kind in North America.  The Hall of Clans presents a visual history of the clans and tartans as well as the Highland Scottish pioneers of Cape Breton.                                     

Monday, July 3

Today a short ferry crossing will bring us to Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island. We will then travel to our lodging for the next two nights in Charlottetown. You will have time to get dinner on your own before we enjoy Canada’s favorite musical production, Anne of Green Gables.  

Tuesday, July 4

Today a native guide will introduce us to the sights and local history of Prince Edward Island. We will visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum in Kensington before viewing the North Shore beaches and an Acadian fishing village. We will tour the world famous Green Gables at Cavendish Beach and much more before retiring for the evening.  D 

Wednesday, July 5

Today we will be crossing the Northumberland Strait Bridge, “The World’s Greatest Engineering Feat”, toward St. John, NB for our overnight lodging. Our highlight today will be Fundy National Park. Here we will view the Rocks, known as nature’s flower pots. 

Thursday, July 6

This morning we depart New Brunswick and head south to have free time in Freeport. Lodging this evening will be in Portland, ME.  CB

Friday, July 7

Today an outstanding maritime tour will come to a close as New England scenery leads us home by early evening.  CB

 

Please Note:  A passport is required for ALL travel between the U.S. and Canada.

  • If you are bringing children on the tour other than your own, customs is requiring that you have a registered letter of approval from their parents.