Atlantic Maritimes Tour

The world’s highest tides, fresh salt air, sandy beaches, rocky coves, cosmopolitan cities, remote lighthouses, rich history, warm hospitality, rustic fishing villages, succulent seafood, unspoiled nature, varied activities, first-rate facilities and travel routes. All of these things and more make Canada’s Maritime Provinces one of the world’s most popular destinations. Experience the best of the Maritimes on this delightful tour of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
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14 Day Tour of Atlantic Maritimes

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island

Dates: September 26th – October 9th, 2022

Experience the fresh salt air, unspoiled nature, rich history, and warm hospitality of one of the world’s most popular destinations on our most comprehensive tour of the Canadian Maritimes!

Atlantic Maritimes Tour Highlights

Welcome Dinner & Meet and Greet Event, Joggins Fossil Cliffs – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lobster Dinner, Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site, Fundy National Park, Saint John City Tour including Reversing Falls, St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea Day Trip, Ferry from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia, Grand Pre – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Annapolis Valley, Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Mi’kmaq Museum, Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island, Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, Prince Edward Island National Park, Ferry from Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, World Famous Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Whale Watching Boat Tour, Farm visits.

Welcome to the Maritimes

Day 1: Calgary to Halifax (D) 26th September, 2022 (D)

Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre.

Welcome Dinner at local restaurant in Halifax

Free evening after dinner to explore Halifax

Overnight: Cambridge Hotel Halifax

Day 2: Arrive Halifax, NS 27th September, 2022 (B, D)

Dalhousie Agricultural Campus Founded in 1905, Dalhousie’s Agricultural Campus has come of age and stands at the threshold of a new era in agricultural education, training and research. The campus is home to the Faculty of Agriculture, which provides agricultural based Technical, Technology, Bachelor and Masters level programs. Recent improvements to the farm complex and research facilities now make it one of the most modern, best equipped university campuses in the Atlantic region.

Black Angus Beef Operation: Bailey’s Brook, Nova Scotia

Located in Bailey’s Brook, Nova Scotia, a rural community nestled between the rolling hills of Brown’s Moun-tain and overlooking the Northumberland Strait.

Beef Operation near Dunmore Road, St. Andrews

Located in the community of St. Andrews, Nova Scotia. Beef operation is 100+ years old! Originally a dairy farm but has transitioned to beef and forage and grain crops with working horses.

Overnight: Cambridge Hotel Halifax

Day 3: Halifax to Moncton, NB 28th September, 2022 (B,L,D)

Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as you meander its colourful coastline to New Brunswick. Enroute, explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will see magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” of 300 million years ago.

After crossing into New Brunswick, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits as you enjoy a scrumptious lob-ster dinner on a lobster boat. Continue on to Moncton and check into your downtown hotel for the night.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown

Day 4: Moncton to Saint John, NB 29th September, 2022 (B, L)

Experience a true natural wonder this morning at the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy.

Marvel at these massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. Travel through Fundy National Park on to Canada’s first incorporated city, Saint John, on the southern New Brunswick coast. Enjoy a city tour, including the Reversing Falls where twice daily the Bay of Fundy tides force the Saint John River to reverse its flow.

Check into your Saint John accommodations for a two-night stay.

Overnight: Hilton Saint John

Day 5 – St. Andrews by-the-Sea Day Trip 30th September, 2022 (B,L)

Morning farm visit on route to St. Andrews by the sea – to be confirmed

Enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews by-the-Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town is sure to captivate. The afternoon is yours to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace.

Overnight: Hilton Saint John

Day 6 – Saint John to Digby, NS October 1st, 2022 (B,D)

Ferry back to Nova Scotia this morning and arrive in Digby, the scallop capital of the world, where the fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture combine to form an enchanting and historically rich town.

Check into the Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa overlooking the Annapolis Basin on the Bay of Fundy.

Overnight: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

Day 7 – Digby to Halifax, NS, October 2nd, 2022 (B)

Travel the lush Annapolis Valley where the French Acadians of Grand Pre made their first settlement in the ear-ly 1600’s. Learn about this landscape’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as fact and fiction blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline.

Visit to Dutchman’s Cheese Farm: We have been producing our “Farmstead Gouda” since 1980: Following an age old, hands on process, shaped into golden wheels with a natural rind, allowing them to breathe and thus interact with the air surrounding it.

Enjoy tasting and get an insight into the cheese making process.

Overnight: Cambridge Suites Hotel

Day 8 – South Shore Touring October 3nd, 2022 (B, D)

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 schoon-ers. 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.

Afternoon fishing business operation visit – to be confirmed

Overnight: Cambridge Suites Hotel

Day 9 – Halifax to Charlottetown, PE October 4th, 2022 (B)

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 entertain-ers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution may be necessary due to the theatre schedule).

Overnight: Hotel Rodd Charlottetown

Day 10 – Prince Edward Island Touring October 5th, 2022 (B,D)

Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, Canada’s 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 slop-ing 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.

Overnight: Hotel Rodd Charlottetown

Day 11: Charlottetown to Baddeck, NS October 6th, 2022 (B,D)

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.

Overnight: Inverary Resort

Day 12: Cabot Trail Touring October 7th, 2022 (B,L,D)

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 plat-eaus 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 (weather permitting).

Overnight: Halifax

Day 13: Baddeck to Halifax, NS October 8th, 2022 (B,D)

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 cos-tumed guides.

Proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland, and back to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes.

Farewell Dinner

Day 14: Depart Halifax, October 9th, 2022 – Depart Halifax (B)

Depending on flight times, morning at leisure

Check out from the hotel

Transfer to airport

Tour ends!

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Atlantic Maritimes Tour Pricing

September 26th – October 9th, 2022

Group Size: 30 Passengers: LAND ONLY: Twin share = CAD $6299.00 per person (includes 15% HST)

Single traveler: Please add CAD $834.00 to the 30 passenger twin rate (includes 15% HST)

TOUR DEPOSIT: A $1000 per person deposit is required to secure your seat, deposits must be paid at time of booking and must be received by June 10th, 2022 / Final Payment for the tour is July 15th, 2022

*Please note: Because the flights are within Canada we are offering the opportunity to book your own flights on air miles or air points.

Recommended flight schedule: If you are arriving on a different flight and time we will not be able to provide a coach transfer to the hotel in Halifax (you would have to make your own way to the hotel via taxi)

Recommended Flights: Direct flight with Air Canada

Depart Calgary: 9:30 AM Calgary International Airport (YYC) Travel time: 4 hr 46 min

Arrive Halifax: 5:16 PM Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

Depart Halifax: 4:15 PM Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) Travel time: 5 hr 42 min

Arrive Calgary: 6:57 PM Calgary International Airport (YYC)

AIR POINTS & AIR MILES: Flights can be booked through Leader Tours or by using air points or air miles.

*Please advise Leader Tours of your flight schedule*

For more information, please contact Lawrence Rowley / 1-844-370-7044 / 403-764-2044