East Coast Explorer

Check off all the Maritimes must-see spots & take time to explore off the beaten path
Breathe in the salty ocean air as you navigate the storied landscapes of Atlantic Canada on a 13-day road trip. Explore New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island on a route that starts and ends in Halifax. Visit the lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove, cross the Confederation Bridge and step into the world of Anne of Green Gables. Explore the largest tides in the world at the Bay of Fundy, take a drive on the Cabot Trail, one of the most stunning routes in the world, and enjoy the charm of seaside towns like Saint-Andrews-by-the-Sea. Cap your adventure with a whale watching tour
13 Days from $2938 per person
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Itinerary/Overview

Itinerary/Overview

Self-drive tours can start on any date, subject to availability. Packages are available from June to October.

Day 1: Arrive in Halifax
Begin your journey by arriving in Halifax, where you'll check into your accommodations situated in the heart of this vibrant, cosmopolitan city on the Atlantic Ocean. Halifax is bursting with culture and rich history, offering an array of experiences. Consider extending your stay with additional nights or a city tour to fully immerse yourself in Nova Scotia's capital city.

Day 2: Halifax, NS to Moncton, NB
Discover the Bay of Fundy and its world-renowned high tides as you journey along its colorful coastline towards Moncton, New Brunswick's bilingual city. En route, visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing the most complete fossil record from the "Coal Age" 300 million years ago. Check into your downtown Moncton hotel for the evening. (Continental Breakfast)

Day 3: Moncton, NB to Saint John, NB
This morning, witness the natural splendor of the Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy coast, admiring the massive flower-pot shaped formations carved by the planet's highest tides. Traverse through Fundy National Park to reach Saint John, Canada's first incorporated city, nestled on the southern New Brunswick coast. You'll spend two nights in your harborfront accommodations. (Breakfast)

Day 4: St. Andrews by-the-Sea
Take a day trip to the charming St. Andrews by-the-Sea. After a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting), the afternoon is yours to explore the town's quaint charm, friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life at your leisure. (Breakfast)

Day 5: Saint John, NB to Annapolis Valley, NS
Begin your day with a visit to the Reversing Falls before taking the ferry back to Nova Scotia. Keep an eye out for whales as you cross the Bay of Fundy to Digby, known as the world's scallop capital. Here, fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture blend in this enchanting and historically rich town. (Breakfast)

Day 6: Annapolis Valley, NS to Oak Island, NS
Explore the lush Annapolis Valley, learning about the French Acadians who settled here in the early 1600s. Visit the Grand Pre World UNESCO Site, where the romance of the Land of Evangeline is brought to life. Then, travel to Oak Island, famed for the world's longest-running treasure hunt, where you'll stay for two nights. (Breakfast)

Day 7: Western Shore Touring
Spend your day exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, known for its Grand Banks fishing schooners. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to delve into the town's renowned seafaring heritage. Later, head to Mahone Bay, where a trio of 19th-century churches represents an iconic cultural landscape in Nova Scotia. (Breakfast)

Day 8: Oak Island, NS to Charlottetown, PE
Experience the rustic charm of Peggy's Cove before heading to Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge, the world's longest continuous multi-span bridge. Check into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay. (Breakfast)

Day 9: Prince Edward Island Touring
Navigate through landscapes of red cliffs, white beaches, sloping sand dunes, and green fields as you make your way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Visit the Green Gables Heritage Site, the inspiration behind Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved Anne of Green Gables books, before returning to Charlottetown. (Breakfast)

Day 10: Charlottetown to Baddeck, NS
Ferry across the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island, the "Scotland of North America," via the Canso Causeway. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn about the accomplishments of this genius who called the island home. Check into your accommodations on the Bras d'Or Lake for a two-night stay. (Breakfast)

Day 11: Cabot Trail Touring
Embark on a journey along the Cabot Trail, one of North America's most stunning drives. The trail winds around Cape Breton's northern shore and through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, offering unforgettable vistas of the rugged coastline. Keep your camera ready for breathtaking scenes. (Breakfast)

Day 12: Baddeck, NS to Halifax, NS
Explore the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a meticulously reconstructed settlement of 1744 New France, where authentically costumed guides bring history to life. Continue along the Bras d'Or Lake to the mainland, concluding your journey with one final night in Halifax. (Breakfast)

Day 13: Depart Halifax
Your adventure concludes upon checking out from your hotel. (Continental Breakfast)

Inclusions

Included

  • These packages include all accommodations as well as a detailed and personalized e-documentation (website and mobile app)
  • The e-documentation includes a personalized hotel list, tips and tricks for driving and navigating in Canada, a detailed description of all destinations including history, points of interest, important stops along the way and in-depth driving instructions to enhance your journey every step of the way

Not Included

  • Meals are not included in order to allow for more flexibility
  • Admissions, porterage, tolls, ferries and parking fees and snow-chains
  • Car rental
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included
Travel Details

Primary Location

Atlantic Canada

Departures

Daily departures from June 1, 2024 through October 31, 2024

Pricing Details

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From price is based on CAD per person, double occupancy
Surcharges may apply during Holidays and Events. Prices are subject to change

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Optional Extras

  • With many accommodation options in Canada, we can mix and match different hotel options based on your budget, interests and tastes
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