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“I just returned from a trip to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The fall colors were magnificent and the ocean and Great Lake experiences were absolutely beautiful. The friendships made on the tour were very special.” Mary Hand, Maple Grove 



Day 1 – Home to Lansing area, IL 

Board our luxury motorcoach for a wonderful scenic ride through Wisconsin and Illinois! We will have comfort stops and lunch at one of our favorite restaurants!! Before we tuck ourselves in for the evening, we will stop for dinner on your own along the way. 

Included Meals: Lunch 

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express 


Day 2 – Lansing area to London, ONT. 

After breakfast at the hotel, we board the motorcoach and make our way to London, Ontario for our overnight at the lovely Lamplighter Inn. 

Included Meals: Light Breakfast 

Hotel: Lamplighter Inn 


Day 3 – London to Gananoque, ONT. 

Today on our way to Gananoque, we will stop in Toronto for a little time to enjoy its beautiful waterfront. Tonight we check into our hotel for a restful evening. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express 


Day 4 – Gananoque to Montreal, QC – Via Rail 

This morning after breakfast we will experience a breathtaking voyage on a 1000 Islands cruise. We’ll see Boldt Castle, the Statue of St. Lawrence, 1000 Islands International Bridge, and Zavikon Islands containing the smallest International Bridge in the world. This afternoon we make our way to Montreal. Then this evening we embark on a train adventure as we board The Ocean VIA Rail. Check into your cozy sleeper cabin complete with private bathroom, and at night your attendant will convert the seating into one lower & one upper bed. Imagine departing Montreal just as dusk is falling, shrouding the city skyline as you pull through the Monteregie Hills, distant lights marking the small towns that pass by on our journey east. Enjoy a freshly prepared dinner of regional specialities this evening in the dining car. After dinner you may relax in the lounge or catch a wine tasting in the dome car. This evening let the rhythm of the train lull you to sleep! 

Included Meals: Light Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Sleeper Cabin VIA Rail 


Day 5 – VIA Rail to Halifax 

As dawn breaks, the train is traveling the coast of the Baie-des- Chaleurs. After breakfast in the dining car, watch the beautiful views unfold around us from our private cabins or for even a more expansive view, we can head to the dome car! Lunch will be served in the dining car with views of the New Brunswick countryside. Our relaxing train ride ends in Halifax, where we have the evening at your leisure, with many dining choices surrounding our hotel. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Hotel: Four Points Sheraton (3 Nights) 


Day 6 – Halifax 

A local step on guide will join us today. Take in the charming coastal villages reflecting Acadian French history that dot the shoreline. Our first chance to see the extraordinary impact of the tides of the Bay of Fundy is in quaint Halls Harbor. 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. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 


Day 7 – Halifax 

This morning our local 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 Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and 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. Before we return to Halifax, we’ll see the infamous site & hear the story of the Halifax Explosion of 1917. Tonight enjoy a relaxing evening. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 


Day 8 – Halifax to Baddeck 

We’ll travel the “Road to the Isles” over the Canso Strait to Cape Breton Island. See Bras d’Or Lake, a beautiful inland sea. Later we will visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Museum which houses Bell’s most remarkable collection of early inventions. Our hotel is located in the heart of Baddeck, a scenic village reflecting the atmosphere of old Scotland. Dinner will be at the Inn. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Silver Dart Inn (2 Nights) 


Day 9 – Baddeck 

This morning our local guide joins us as we head out for the day. 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 and through deep stream-lined valleys. 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 with many photo stops along the way. Dinner will be served at the Inn tonight. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 10 – 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! This afternoon a local step-on guide will join us in Charlottetown. We’ll admire lovely Victorian homes and gardens as we tour this historic capital city. 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 learn about the fishing industry in North Rustico before enjoying a maritime lobster dinner this evening at The Fisherman’s Wharf! Our home for the next two nights is The Delta Prince Edward, located in the heart of downtown Charlottetown and Prince Edward Island’s only waterfront hotel. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: The Delta Prince Edward (2 Nights) 


Day 11 – Prince Edward Island 

Enjoy exploring Charlottetown on your own this morning before we are once again joined by our local step-on guide for the afternoon. Discover Green Gables, the literary home of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables.” Visiting the Museum, touring the Green Gables House, walking the Haunted Woods and Lover’s Lane will bring this classic to life! Our continued 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. After an evening meal we’ll be guests at a Ceilidh (house party)! 

Included Meals: Light Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 12 – PEI to St. Andrews 

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, where we will see the amazing Reversing Falls. This phenomenon is caused when the tide off the Bay of Fundy reverses the flow of the St. Johns River 80 miles up stream. Arriving in beautiful St. Andrew by the Sea, we’ll check into the grand Algonquin Resort! Dinner will be on your own in one of the resort’s restaurants or select one along the waterfront in the downtown village. 

Included Meals: Light Breakfast 

Hotel: Algonquin Resort 


Day 13 – St. Andrews 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. Lunch will be on your own at Helen’s in Machais, known for their scrumptious pies and clam chowder. Later depart for Bar Harbor, which is graced with quaint shops, galleries, and picturesque vistas. Tonight we will enjoy a delicious dinner at the Hotel. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Bar Harbor Regency 


Day 14 – Bar Harbor to Revere, MA 

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 leaving Bar Harbor, we’ll enjoy lunch on our own at the fun Route 66 Diner. Then we make our way to Revere for the evening. 

Included Meals: Light Breakfast 

Hotel: Four Points Sheraton 


Day 15 – Revere to Buffalo, NY 

We continue our journey in the motorcoach as we head to Buffalo, NY for the evening, having stops along the way for lunch and dinner on your own. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Hampton Inn 


Day 16 – Buffalo to Aurora, IL 

Fill up on a delicious breakfast before we board our luxury motorcoach. Fun and games will be had as we motor along the highway, with comfort stops, lunch and dinner along the way. This evening you’ll head to bed and dream about the next R&J Tour that you might want to take! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites 


Day 17 – Aurora to Home 

It’s been a wonderful journey with only today left! Have a hearty breakfast and board the motorcoach knowing you are in great hands. Sit back, relax, play a game or two, watch a movie, or just visit with your neighbor…we will stop for coffee breaks and lunch while we reminisce about the fantastic “Nova Scotia in Autumn Tour” that we just took! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $5,599
Single: $7,129
Triple: $5,179
Quad: $4,959

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $445
Single: $579

Travel Bucks

$70 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Tour Pace

Moderate Walking

Price Includes

26 Meals, Activities & Hotels as stated, Luxury Motorcoach

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Tour Highlights

Overnight VIA Rail Train Trip from Montreal to Halifax
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
Ceilidh (House Party)
Nature Cruise from St Andrews
Bar Harbor - Acadia National Park
Grand Pre UNESCO World Heritage Site
Bay of Fundy

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