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Halifax, Prince Edward Island, Cabot Trail Drive, Peggy’s Cove, Acadia National Park, Saint John, Cape Breton Highlands NP

 

Day 1 – Home to Waterville, Maine

We’ll board our morning flight to Boston and make our way north into Maine. We will overnight in Waterville, Maine.

Hotel: Hampton Inn


Day 2 – Waterville to Saint John

After breakfast, motor to New Brunswick, Canada, going through Bangor, the home of Paul Bunyan. We’ll arrive in the city of Saint John, situated along the north shore of the Bay of Fundy. This evening you will join the captain and crew as we cruise the awesome sights and spectacular scenery of the Saint John and Kennebecasis Rivers. Enjoy a delicious dinner on board, plus the beauty of the rivers’ scenery make the river tour an incredible experience for all. Our hotel this evening will be the lovely Holiday Inn Express.

Included Meals: Light Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express


Day 3 – Saint John to Wolfville area

Today we join our local guide and enjoy all that Saint John has to offer. We take a look at the city and its history as well as our first closeup look at The Bay of Fundy, home of the world’s highest tides. Saint John is known as the anchor of the Bay of Fundy experience. Later we board our ferry and make our way across to Digby, Nova Scotia, famous for the Digby Scallops. Then we will follow the Evangeline Trail along the west coast as we make our way up through the Annapolis Valley, an area rich in history and of peaceful beauty. The valley is blessed by more sunshine than anywhere else in Nova Scotia. Dinner is served at the hotel this evening.

Included Meals: Light Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: The Orchard Inn


Day 4 – Wolfville area to Halifax

A local step on guide will join us today. We’ll pass through Halls Harbor, famous for its phenomenal harbor, where you can see a dramatic change in the water level. Charming coastal villages reflecting Acadian French history dot the shoreline. We’ll visit the Grand Pre Historic Park, a historic site depicting the story of the expulsion of the Acadians, immortalized in Longfellow’s tragic romance “Evangeline.” Lunch will be at a wonderful country inn overlooking the valley. As we make our way into Halifax, our guide will share some of Halifax’s amazing history. The evening will be at your leisure in Halifax, with many dining choices surrounding our hotel.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriot


Day 5 – Halifax

This morning our guide joins us as we continue to sightsee the city of Halifax. From atop Citadel Hill, observe Halifax’s famous, bustling harbor where ships have come and gone for many years. Halifax is the resting place for many Titanic victims, giving us a chance to pay our respects. Travel the Lighthouse Route and on to the lovely seaport village of Lunenburg, the famous shipbuilding and fishing center of Canada. We’ll spot countless islands and coves before arriving in Lunenburg and savor a tasty lunch at the Fish Factory Restaurant. We’ll take a look at the famous Fishermans Museum. We’ll stop for an awe-inspiring stroll along the water’s edge. Our afternoon will take us out to famous Peggy’s Cove, a quaint little fishing village which stands on a solid rock that offers sweeping coastal views. Returning to Halifax, we’ll enjoy a relaxing evening.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 6 – Halifax to Baddeck

We’ll travel the “Road to the Isles” over the Canso Strait to Cape Breton Island, rich in fall colors. See Bras d’Or Lake, a beautiful inland sea. Later we will visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Park which houses Bell’s most remarkable collection of early inventions. Our resort is set along the hillside with views of the shores of Bras d’Or Lake, located in the heart of Baddeck, a scenic village reflecting the atmosphere of old Scotland. Take some time to stroll through the peaceful fishing village and private coves of Baddeck. Dinner will be at the lodge.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Inverary Inn


Day 7 – Baddeck

Brace yourself for some of the most breathtaking scenery as we take one of the world’s most scenic drives: the Cabot Trail winds through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, past majestic rock bluffs, through deep stream-lined valleys, and over the summits of lofty peaks. We’ll stop along the way at Flora’s gift shop with hand-crafted goods made by the local Acadian French artists in their native traditions. Lunch will be on your own at Pleasant Bay along the beautiful Cabot Trail before we continue exploring Cape Breton Island in its entire autumn splendor with many photo stops along the way. Dinner will be served at the lodge tonight.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 8 – Baddeck to Prince Edward Island

We’ll ferry to the birthplace of Canada, Prince Edward Island, where unspoiled beauty abounds on this peaceful isle – a favorite summer resort destination. A sunny day on Prince Edward Island is like nowhere else on earth! In Charlottetown we’ll admire lovely Victorian homes and gardens. Enjoy a visit to the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company & hear how it all began. Prince Edward Island is famous for its lobster, so what better place to enjoy a maritime lobster dinner this evening!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: The Hotel on Pownal

 

Day 9 – Prince Edward Island

Our tour of this lovely island will display the magnificent beaches of Prince Edward Island National Park and the rich farmlands of red soil and rolling hillsides with the beautiful Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. Discover Green Gables, the literary home of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables.” You’ll be evening guests at the Rainbow Valley frolic house party featuring great food and local talent.

Included Meals: Light Breakfast, Dinner


Day 10 – PEI to St. Andrew by the Sea

Departing the island, we’ll cross the Northumberland Strait on the Confederation Bridge which spans the island and New Brunswick. Take some time to browse in the local shops and visitor center of the Gateway Village just below the Confederation Bridge. We’ll follow the Kennebecasis River Valley to Saint John, with lunch on our own overlooking the Reversing Falls. Arriving in beautiful St. Andrew by the Sea, we’ll check into the grand Algonquin Hotel. Dinner will be on your own so you may choose from one of the outstanding restaurants in the hotel or select one along the water’s edge in the downtown village.

Included Meals: Light Breakfast

Hotel: Algonquin Hotel


Day 11 – St. Andrew to Bar Harbor

Embark on a fascinating nature boat cruise along the coastline enroute to Campobello Island, the place where Franklin D. Roosevelt’s summer cottage is set. Later depart for Bar Harbor, which is graced with quaint shops, galleries, and picturesque vistas. Tonight we will enjoy a delicious farewell dinner celebration.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Regency Hotel

 

Day 12 – Bar Harbor to Freeport

Visit Acadia National Park and Mt. Desert Island, which offers lovely harbors and coves perfectly nestled among forested lands, then drive the summit of Cadillac Mountain for a spectacular view of the rugged coast. Before we make our way to Freeport for the evening and a little shopping at the home base LL Bean.

Included Meals: Light Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Hampton Inn


Day 13 – Freeport to Home

Continue down the coast to Boston where we’ll catch our flight home.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Flyaway Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $3,999
Single: $4,949
Triple: $3,799
Quad: $3,599

Flyaway Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $270
Single: $340

Travel Bucks

$50 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$200 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 45 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

Yes

Tour Pace

Moderate Walking

Price Includes

Roundtrip Airfare including taxes, fuel surcharges, & baggage fees. 22 Included Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure,
Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 59°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
56°
Minneapolis, Mn
Nova Scotia
Flyaway Departure Date:
09/20/2013
Flyaway Return Date:
10/02/2013

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Tour Highlights

Saint Johns, NB
Grand Pre National Historical Park
Historical Halifax
Drive the Lighthouse Route
Village of Lunenburg & Peggy’s Cove
Cape Breton Highlands NP
Cabot Trail & Alexander Graham Bell Museum
Prince Edward Island & Anne of Green Gables
Nature Cruise from St Andrews
Bar Harbor - Acadia National Park



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
56°
Minneapolis, Mn
Nova Scotia
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 59°
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