Friday, June 23 to Monday, July 3, 2017 - The Hidden Gems of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia – Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday
Day 1: Fri., June 23 – The tour will depart from Orillia, Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store & the Tour Office for our morning 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 Crowne Plaza Moncton for our 2 night stay. (D)
Day 2: Sat., June 24 - Today we will embrace the Acadian culture of New Brunswick. Our day begins with a visit to Tidal Bore Visitor Centre. 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. Then we are off to Shediac for a scenic boat cruise and Lobster luncheon (Alternative meals available) on the gentle waters of Shediac Bay with the Cormier Family. We will visit the Le Pays de la Sagouine in Bouctouche which was created from internationally renowned Acadian Novelist and author Antonine Maillet’s imagination. We will experience an Acadian Kitchen Party. (B & L)
Day 3: Sun., June 25 – 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. This afternoon with the help of our step-on guide we will learn about Province House and historic Charlottetown. We will check into The Holman Grand Hotel for our 2-night stay in Charlottetown. This evening we will attend a performance of Anne & Gilbert at the Guild Theatre. (B & D)
Day 4: Mon., June 26 – This morning is at your leisure. Our hotel is centrally located at 123 Grafton Street – perfect for walking about and taking in the sites. This afternoon we will visit Anne of Green Gables, Cavendish Beach, Prince Edward Island National Park and conclude our day at New Glasgow Lobster Dinner. (B & D)
Day 5: Tues., 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 . A visit to the Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site is planned for midafternoon. (B & D)
Day 6: Wed., June 28 – 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 next to the water or you could try your luck at the Casino. (B, L & D)
Day 7: Thurs., June 29 – This morning we will visit the Glace Bay Miners Museum which features the history, science and culture of coal mining in Cape Breton in the 1930’s. This afternoon we will experience life at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and enjoy a guided tour of the Fort before returning to Sydney. (B & L)
Day 8: Fri., June 30 – Today we will visit Rita MacNeil’s Tea House & enjoy morning refreshments. Then we will travel to Halifax for a 3 night stay at the beautiful Westin Hotel. A group dinner awaits our arrival. (B & D)
Day 9: Sat., July 1 – CANADA DAY!! HAPPY 150th BIRTHDAY!! Our day includes a guided city tour and visit to Pier 21. Reserved seating at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo for the afternoon performance. 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.
The balance of the day is free to enjoy the Canada Day Celebrations & Fireworks over the Halifax Harbour. (Weather permitting) Our hotel is perfectly located within easy walking of the Boardwalk. (B)
Day 10: Sun., July 2 - Today we will explore the South Shore with our Step-on Guide 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. (B & D)
Day 11: Mon., 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, luggage costs for 1 round trip suitcase, motor coach transportation with Hamilton Tours Director, 10 nights’ accommodation, hotel taxes, baggage handling, 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners, National Park pass, lobster boat cruises, Ferry Crossing & Toll bridges, attractions, museum visits and guided tours as listed in the itinerary & HST.
Cost per person: Twin $4789.00 & Single $5799.00
An initial deposit of $500.00 is required at time of booking.
A second deposit of $1500.00 is due on April 1 with the balance due in full by May 10, 2017
Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge.