This Tauck Canadian Maritimes tour takes you from Halifax to New Brunswick in 11 days. This luxury tour celebrates the Canadian Maritimes and the fusion of life both on land and at sea. These great destinations highlight a way of life seldom seen elsewhere on the globe. You’ll explore New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and more.
Explore the Canadian Maritimes in style as you go beyond where traditional tours stop and truly experience a different side of Canada. Your Tauck Canadian Maritimes tour begins in Halifax where you’ll this eclectic town before heading to Lunenburg for a tour of this local fishing village with an experienced guide. From there you’re off to Moncton, the largest city in New Brunswick. Next, the Bay of Fundy will capture your imagination, especially at low tide. The Prince Edward Island National Park is one of the great highlights of this tour with some of the best seabird watching you can find in all of Canada. As you pass along through Cape Breton Island, Ingonish Beach, Cabot Trail and the rest of the Canadian Maritimes, you’ll truly appreciate this special part of the north.
11 Days • fr. $4,290
Tour Highlights & Offers
- A private reception and dinner in Halifax at the Citadel, its treasured 19th-century fortress
- A “Kitchen Party” at the Keltic Lodge, with local cuisine and lively Celtic music
- A guided visit to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in historic Halifax
- A visit to the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts on Cape Breton Island to learn about Nova Scotia’s Scottish Gaelic culture and watch a demonstration in the art of kilt making
- Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck
- Learn about oyster shucking and Nova Scotia’s regional cuisine at included demonstrations
- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
- All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
- The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
- All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
- Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
- All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
- 10 breakfasts
- 4 lunches
- 9 dinners
- The Prince George Hotel in Halifax, Canada (2 nights)
- Delta Beauséjour Hotel in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (2 nights)
- Delta Prince Edward Hotel in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada (2 nights)
- Keltic Lodge in Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Island, Canada (3 nights)
- Liscombe Lodge Resort & Conference Centre in Liscomb Mill, Nova Scotia, Canada (1 night)
Tour begins: The Prince George Hotel at 5:30 PM. A transfer is included upon arrival from Halifax Airport to The Prince George Hotel in the heart of downtown, within walking distance of the beautiful Public Gardens. Join us this evening for a welcome reception and dinner at the Citadel, a 19th-century fortress on a hilltop overlooking the city and the harbor.
THE PRINCE GEORGE HOTEL
Picturesque Peggy's Cove & Seaside Lunenburg
From cosmopolitan, eclectic Halifax, drive to Peggy’s Cove – population 76 – truly a world apart; nestled on a rocky coastline with stunning vistas, it is a magnet for artists and photographers. Enjoy free time to explore before continuing to Mahone Bay, a picture-postcard maritime town.
Then it's time to visit the fishing village of Lunenburg for a walking tour with a local guide, or a visit to the Fisheries Museum. Old Town Lunenburg was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as one of the best surviving examples of a planned British Colonial settlement in North America. This town once excelled at wooden shipbuilding, and its masterpiece was the Bluenose, a fishing schooner that was a legendary racer. Return to Halifax this afternoon and have dinner at your leisure at the hotel this evening.
THE PRINCE GEORGE HOTEL
Historic Halifax, Millbrook & Moncton
Begin the day with a city tour of Halifax, a city with its eyes on the future and feet firmly in the past. Fresh sea air enhances its exhilarating mix of modern towers and colonial brick buildings, avenues lined with hip cafes, shops and galleries, surrounded by gracious Victorian parks and gardens. Enjoy a guided visit to Pier 21, "Gateway to Canada," where the story of 20th-century immigration to Canada is chronicled through exhibits and a poignant multimedia production, Oceans of Hope.
After some time to explore on your own, depart Halifax and embark on a journey through central Nova Scotia’s beautiful and diverse landscape and on into New Brunswick. Arrive late afternoon in Moncton, “the crossroads of the Maritimes” on the Petitcodiac River. Your hotel is the Delta Beauséjour in the historic downtown area, where you’ll dine tonight in the hotel’s restaurant, Windjammer, awarded three Michelin stars for fine dining.
DELTA BEAUSÉJOUR HOTEL
Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy
Torrential tides and surface water carve towering rock formations out of the cliffs at Hopewell Cape on the Bay of Fundy; at low tide, they stand on the beach like sculptures in a vast outdoor gallery. View firsthand this land of giants to feel the awesome power that shapes these stones, tunnels through them, and covers them at a depth of 50 feet or more when the tide comes in. Continue onward for a photo-op at one of the region's picture-perfect covered bridges, then on to Alma for lunch at a New Brunswick inn before returning to Moncton for an evening spent as you please.
DELTA BEAUSÉJOUR HOTEL
Prince Edward Island & Charlottetown
Cross the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island, truly a storybook setting where you'll find yourself immersed in picturesque, inspirational scenes of Victorian farmsteads, green rolling fields, and red sand beaches reposing between seas and skies of vibrant blue. Stop for lunch at the PEI Preserves Co., with time to enjoy their preserves production area and gardens.
Today's final destination is Charlottetown, known as “The Birthplace of Canada” and the capital city of Prince Edward Island. Your accommodations for the next two nights are in the heart of Charlottetown at the Delta Prince Edward, overlooking the downtown harbor. Just steps away from the winding boardwalk and adjacent to the many shops of Peake’s Wharf, the hotel enjoys an ideal location from which to explore the sites on your own. Have dinner at your leisure tonight at the hotel.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DELTA PRINCE EDWARD HOTEL
Landscapes of "Anne of Green Gables"
Red-sand beaches line the shores of Prince Edward Island National Park, along with wind-sculpted dunes, salt marshes and broad inlets that provide safe harbor for seabirds and seafarers. Explore the park after spending the morning at leisure, taking note of its fragile ecosystem and gentle beauty. Continue on to the fishing village of North Rustico Harbour to see its iconic lighthouse and scenic views, embodying a way of life that has flourished on the island since 1790.
Step back in time on a visit to Green Gables Heritage Place, the site of the home and farm that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery’s literary masterpiece, Anne of Green Gables. Go inside “Anne’s” home and view rooms set up as they were described by the author. Stroll the grounds to learn more about rural life in the early 20th century, before savoring a taste of island life at a local restaurant renowned for its lobster dishes.
DELTA PRINCE EDWARD HOTEL
Cape Breton Island & Bras d'or Lake
Cape Breton Island, Canada
Ferry to mainland Nova Scotia, where you’ll drive over a causeway to Cape Breton Island. Known to the French as "Isle Royale," this island changed hands between colonial powers several times, creating a unique culture that blends Acadian and Gaelic traditions. Journey through a dramatic landscape that echoes the Highlands and the great shoreline cliffs of Brittany in France; enjoy some panoramic views of the Canso Causeway at lunch today.
Travel along the coast of Bras d'Or Lake, which is an inland sea ringed with cliffs and rolling mountains – it's a favorite fishing spot for bald eagles. Drive north to Ingonish and the Keltic Lodge, nestled on a cliff surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The setting for your three-night stay is picturesque, remote, dramatic – and wildly beautiful.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A day as you please at Ingonish Beach
Your day begins with a presentation by a naturalist who educates you on the indigenous wildlife, then the remainder of the day is spent as you please at your lodge at Ingonish Beach. You may join us for an optional afternoon “walkabout” that spotlights the fascinating history and spectacular setting of the lodge. Or, there are a variety of optional activities at the historic lodge (some at an additional cost), including links golf, tennis, and whale watching; hike the beach or the nature trail, or perhaps enjoy some time at the spa.
Prior to dinner this evening you’ll get a good “taste” of what Nova Scotia cuisine is all about at a cooking demonstration; of particular note is the unique “oyster shucking” as demonstrated by a local resident.
The beauty of the Cabot Trail & more
Experience breathtaking coastal landscapes on the Cabot Trail, a serpentine highway that is one of the world’s most exciting and scenic drives. The winding road is carved into the side of mountains along unforgettable ocean vistas, ascending to the plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Drive through a landscape rich in rugged barrens, waterfalls, cliffs, and panoramic views of canyons, highlands, and seacoast. Photo stops in Acadian fishing communities lead the way to a rug hooking museum, a showcase for “talking” rugs that speak volumes about a pioneer art that was grown from seed and quietly discloses the trials and tribulations of the women who challenged the wilderness with their families and settled in new frontiers.
Then stop in Chéticamp, an Acadian fishing community on Cape Breton Island, for lunch and a taste of their long-cherished cultural heritage. Return along the Cabot Trail to the Keltic Lodge where this evening you’ll take part in a unique, lively Cape Breton tradition – a “kitchen party” featuring local cuisine, regional spirits, tastings, and Celtic music.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Gaelic Culture & Bell's Legacy in Baddeck
A highlight of this trip is today’s visit to the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts at Englishtown, where you’ll learn about Nova Scotia’s Scottish Gaelic culture. Watch a kilt-making demonstration, and learn a little Gaelic – through song – while learning about the fabric milling tradition. Scottish inventor Alexander Graham Bell summered in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, after he and his family moved to Canada from Scotland, later setting up his laboratory in this picturesque village. Today’s tour of the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site includes a presentation chronicling Bell's life and work, and a guided tour through the museum's exhibits showcasing his inventions, from the telephone to ingenious kites, hydrofoils, airplanes and even the metal detector.
Have lunch at the Inverary Resort on Baddeck Bay and perhaps some free time before continuing on for an overnight at a lovely rustic resort tucked into a wooded setting overlooking the Liscomb River. A cooking demonstration shows you the secrets of making the perfect planked salmon, a specialty of the house at the Liscombe Lodge Resort; then join us for a farewell reception followed by dinner at the resort.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
LISCOMBE LODGE RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTRE
Depart Liscombe Lodge Resort this morning and return to Halifax; travel along one of the most scenic drives in North America, stopping en route in Lake Charlotte to visit a general store that takes you back in time. Tour ends at Halifax International Airport at 12:00 noon. Fly home anytime after 1:30 PM. For guests wishing to extend their stay in Halifax, Tauck can arrange additional nights at The Prince George Hotel; a transfer to Halifax International Airport is included for these bookings. Allow a minimum of two hours for check-in.
- 60 days or more before departure: $350.00 per person
- 59-8 days before departure: $600.00 per person
- 7-1 days before departure: $900.00 per person
- On departure day and later: 100% of total price
- Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
- Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
- All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
- The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
Terms and Conditions
- Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
- All prices are in US Dollars.
- A $350 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
- Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
- Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.