Tuesday, June 23 to Friday, July 3, 2015 - The Hidden Gems of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
A Nature Inspired Attraction filled Tour
Day 1: Tues., June 23– The tour will depart from Orillia, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store & the Tour Office at for our morning Air Canada flight from Pearson International. (Overnight parking is available at our Tour Office.) Today we will fly to Moncton, N.B. This afternoon we will visit the Hopewell Rocks to view the “flowerpots”. Here the power of the Bay of Fundy tides can be witnessed. We will stay at the Hampton Inn in Moncton for our 2 night stay. A welcome dinner awaits our arrival. (D)
Day 2: Wed., June 24 - Today we will embrace the Acadian culture of New Brunswick. Our day begins with a visit to Olivier Soapery for a soap demonstration, tour and of course time for shopping. We will visit the Le Pays de la Sagouine in Baouctouche which was created from internationally renowned Acadian Novelist and author Antonine Maillet’s imagination. We will experience an Acadian Kitchen Party which includes music and lunch. This afternoon we will enjoy a scenic boat cruise and Lobster dinner (Alternative meals available) on the gentle waters of Shediac Bay with the Cormier Family. (B, L & D)
Day 3: Thurs., June 25 – This morning before leaving Moncton we will visit the Artisan’s Village and experience the Tidal bore at approximately 11:00a.m. The Petitcodiac River exhibits one of North America's few tidal bores: a regularly occurring wave that travels up the river on the leading edge of the incoming tide.
Once only accessible by ferry, today we arrive on Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. We will stop and shop at the Gateway Village. We will stay at the Holiday Inn Express for our 2-night stay in Charlottetown. This evening we will attend a performance at the Charlottetown Festival. (B & D)
Day 4: Fri., June 26 – Today we will explore the island with our step-on guide including visits to Green Gables Historic Site, Cavendish Beach, Province House and historic Charlottetown. Our evening meal will be in North Rustico at the Fisherman’s Warf Lobster Supper. (B & D)
Day 5: Sat., June 27 – This morning we will take the ferry from Wood Islands to Caribou, Nova Scotia. There will be free time to explore the town of Pictou during your lunch hour. You might choose to shop, walk, or perhaps visit Grohmann Knives Factory or Hector Heritage Quay. In the afternoon we will travel to Baddeck on Cape Breton Island via the Canso Causeway where we will stay at the Inverary Resort for the next 2 nights. (B & D)
Day 6: Sun., June 28 – Today is a rest day. There will be free time to explore the picturesque town of Baddeck or perhaps visit the Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site. (B)
Day 7: Mon., June 29 - Today we will explore the Cabot Trail, with many photo stops along the way - be sure to bring your camera. Known world-wide for its spectacular scenery, the Cabot Trail is circular and takes travelers along rugged seacoast and through lofty mountains. We will be staying at the Cambridge Suites Hotel in Sydney for 2 nights. There is a beautiful boardwalk to stroll or you could try your luck at the Casino. (B & L)
Day 8: Tues., June 30 – This morning experience life at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and enjoy a guided tour of the Fort and lunch before travelling onto Halifax for a 3 night stay at the beautiful Westin Hotel. (B & L)
Day 9: Wed., July 1 - Today we will explore the South Shore visiting the historic fishing towns of Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Peggy’s Cove. Lunenburg was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 and is home to the Bluenose II. Weather permitting will be able to enjoy the Canada Day Fireworks from the boardwalk which is close to our hotel. (B & D)
Day 10: Thurs., July 2 - Our day includes a guided city tour and visit to Pier 21. Our tour concludes with a Farewell Dinner followed by reserved seating at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. The cast includes people of all ages and backgrounds from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States. You will see and hear pipes and drums, military and civilian bands, historic re-enactments, dancers, acrobats, choirs, military displays and competitions, drama, comedy and more. (B & D)
Day 11: Fri., July 3 - Today we have to pack our suitcases for the airport. This morning we will depart the Halifax Airport for our return flight to Pearson International Airport. Our Hammond motor coach will be waiting to return us to our original departure points. (B)
Tour includes: transfer to Pearson International Airport in Toronto from Barrie, return flights, departure taxes, motor coach transportation with Hamilton Tours Ltd. Tour Director, 10 nights’ accommodation, hotel taxes, baggage handling for 1 large suitcase each, 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners, National Park pass, lobster boat cruises, Ferry Crossing, attractions, museum visits and guided tours as listed in the itinerary & HST.
Cost per person: Twin $4100.00 & Single $4899.00
An initial deposit of $500.00 is required at time of booking.
A second deposit of $1000.00 is due on February 1 with the balance due in full by May 1, 2015
RBC Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge.