Come visit Canada’s
ocean playground for eight days and seven nights with
World Wide Country Tours / TayMac Tours.
After meeting your
fellow travelers in Halifax your journey of Nova Scotia
begins along the Eastern Shore of the province and then
to Cape Breton Island. While visiting Cape Breton
your routing take you across the Cabot Trail, famous for
it's wilderness, picturesque views, and wildlife.
A whale watching cruise is also planned for the day.
continues to Canada’s smallest province Prince Edward
Island. Visit a working potato farm, travel over rolling
farm lands, and visit the land of Anne of Green Gables.
Then it’s back to
Halifax for a tour of this historic port city and surrounding
area. Highlights include the Maritime Museum of
the Atlantic with artifacts of the Titanic, Public
Gardens, and one of the most photographed locations in
Nova Scotia, Peggy's Cove.
Day 1—Halifax: Welcome to
beautiful Halifax! Relax and enjoy two nights at the
Delta Halifax Hotel. Meet your new traveling friends at
tonight’s reception. Welcome Reception included.
Day 2—Today we’ll follow the Marine Drive along the
Eastern Shore. Our first stop is at the Fisherman’s
Life Museum. The tea is always on and the welcome warm
at this homestead, typical of an inshore fisherman’s
family home. We’ll continue on to Sherbrooke Village,
a lumbering and shipbuilding town restored to its
original 19th century grandeur. See costumed weavers,
potters, blacksmiths, printers and more plying their
trades in authentic workshops. From Sherbrooke we’ll
travel to the Canso Causeway and then to a cozy inn in
Baddeck, our home for the next two nights. Meals
included: B, L.
Day 3—Today your journey takes you around Nova
Scotia’s famous Cabot Trail. We’ll stop in Cheticamp
for a whale-watching cruise. After a picnic lunch,
we’ll visit “Tartans & Treasures” to see
old-fashioned kilts, Scottish sweaters and more. Tonight
you’ll have free time to relax in Baddeck and enjoy
dinner on your own. Meals
included: B, L.
Day 4— After breakfast
together, you may choose to join one of the Optional
Excursions below, or explore the town on your own.
#1—Sailing Cruise: Take a cruise on Bras d’Or
Lake. You’ll get a spectacular view of the Baddeck
shoreline with its lush trees and flowers, plus views of
the Bell Museum, Bell Bay Golf Course and Alexander
Graham Bell’s mansion, Beinn Breagh. Price: $45
#2—Alexander Graham Bell Museum: This National
Historic Site shows how Alexander Graham Bell and his
associates bridged the gap between sounds and silence. Price:
$10 per person.
Later in the morning
we’ll depart Baddeck and continue on the Canso
Causeway. Then we’re off to the Lismore Sheep Farm.
The farm’s staff and sheep dogs will take you on a
tour of the farm and demonstrate how the dogs herd the
flock of 300 sheep. Be sure to visit the farm’s
excellent gift shop! We’ll continue on to Pictou Lodge
on the shore of the Northumberland Strait. Enjoy the
amenities this oceanside resort features such as sea
kayaking, paddleboats, nature trails and much more. Meals
included: B, L.
across rolling farmlands and tiny villages, past
sensational seascapes and bustling harbors to Stanley
Bridge Aquarium, then onto “Green Gables” famed by
author L.M. Montgomery. Relax and enjoy a mouth-watering
seafood lunch at the famous Fisher-man’s Wharf
Restaurant. Following lunch, continue your tour of the
island, concluding with a tour of Charlottetown.
Meals included: B, L.
Excursion—Anne of Green Gables: Tonight we’ll
head to the Charlottetown Festival to see “Anne of
Green Gables,” a delightful musical. Price: $68
morning we’ll depart Charlottetown to meet the family
members of a local potato farm who will tell us all
about life in this marvelous region. From the farm
we’ll travel across the dramatic Confederation Bridge
to Cape Jourimain Nature Center. At the Interpretation
Center you will enjoy the interactive displays on
ecology, history and over 170 species of birds. After
lunch we’ll continue back to Nova Scotia with a stop
at the Masstown Farmers Market before ending the day in
Halifax. Meals included: B, L.
Day 7—Today we’ll tour the fascinating city of
Halifax. We’ll see the Halifax Public Gardens, stop
for photos at the Citadel Hill National Historic Site
and visit Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where some of the
victims of the Titanic were laid to rest. Later we’ll
visit Peggy’s Cove, one of the most photographed
locations in Nova Scotia. With its weathered buildings
and fleet of fishing boats, the area is an artist’s
paradise. The Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse serves as the
local post office. Back in Halifax you’ll have time to
explore the waterfront. Meals
included: B, L.
Day 8—This morning we’ll visit the Maritime Museum
of the Atlantic. You’ll be amazed at the Maritime’s
vast collection of artifacts relating to the marine
history of Nova Scotia. After our visit, we’ll bid a
fond farewell to this special part of Canada. Meals
• Days 1: Delta Halifax, Halifax
• Day 2&3: Telegraph Hotel, Baddeck
• Day 4: Pictou Lodge Resort, Pictou
• Days 5: Islander Motor Lodge, Charlottetown
• Day 6&7: Delta Halifax, Halifax
• Pre-Tour: Delta Halifax, Halifax
• Post-Tour: Halifax International Airport, or Delta