|Atlantic Maritimes Tour
14 Days 13 Nights
Day 01 Arrival into Toronto
Upon arrival into Toronto, you will be transferred to your hotel (Via sit in coach basis). Rest of the
day is free.
Bond Place Hotel Or Similar
Day 02 Toronto / Halifax
We depart for Halifax today on VIA Rail’s new Easterly Class Service.
“Make your train trip to the Maritimes a tourist experience in itself. By combining the many
comforts of train travel and the thrill of discovery, the new Easterly class offers more than a ticket
to the Maritimes: through the guidance and companionship of a Learning Coordinator, it will show
you the way to the region's past and traditions. In a setting reminiscent of the legendary
transcontinental trains, the Learning Coordinator will provide the cultural backdrop to the rolling
Maritimes seascapes through informative, yet entertaining presentations carefully intertwined with
the passing scenery, while setting the course to create an interactive environment open and
inviting to everyone. When you travel in Easterly class, you are given access to the very best
VIA Rail has to offer: cozy accommodations and delicious meals. Refreshments remain available
to you at any time, and you have exclusive access to their amazing touring cars, complete with
panoramic dome and comfortable seating.”
Day 3 Arrive Halifax
Travel through New Brunswick for arrival in Halifax in the late afternoon. Your vacation begins at
a hotel that is ideally located in the downtown core where you will spend two nights.
Day 4 Halifax City Tour
This informative and fun-filled ride through the streets of Halifax will allow you to get to know one
of North America's most unique and captivating cities. Hear heroic stories of the devastating
Halifax Explosion, and the role that Halifax played in the Titanic disaster. View Historic Properties,
the Titanic burial site, the Spring Garden Road Area, Province House, the Old Town Clock, St.
Paul's Church, City Hall, Grand Parade, Government House, Point Pleasant Park, the busy port
area, residential areas, the various universities, and much more! Afternoon is free to further
explore this delightful seaside city. This evening meet your fellow travelers and Tour Director at
a welcome reception.
Day 5 Halifax - Digby
Discover the rustic charm of the famous fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. Next, visit the UNESCO
World Heritage Town of Lunenburg where you have a choice of admission to the Fisheries
Museum of the Atlantic or a walking tour of this historic community. Travel across country to visit
Champlain’s Habitation, Canada’s oldest permanent settlement. In Digby you will overnight at
The Pines Resort over looking the Bay of Fundy - home of the world’s highest tides.
(Tour of July 5th may stay at the Old Orchard Inn.)
Day 6 Digby - Moncton
Your journey takes you through the lush Annapolis Valley and on to Grand Pre where fact and
fiction blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline. Continue past the communities of
Truro and Amherst as you cross into New Brunswick, spending the night in the bilingual city of
Day 7 Moncton – Charlottetown
Your guided tour continues to Hopewell Rocks where you may walk on the ocean floor at low
tide. After lunch, cross to Prince Edward Island on Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest
continuous multi-span bridge, and enjoy a delicious lobster supper (meat alternative available)
before checking in to your Charlottetown accommodations for the next two nights.
Day 8 Prince Edward Island touring
Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown. (If you prefer not to join us on this afternoon tour, enjoy a
free day at leisure or perhaps play a local golf course.) Your included afternoon tour begins with
a tour of Charlottetown, Canada’s Birthplace, and then visits the red sandstone cliffs, white
beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island National Park.
Lucy Maud Montgomery describes the scenery in her “Anne of Green Gables” books. Visit the
home of “Green Gables”, a Mecca for people from around the globe
*Arrivals in June, July, August and September (where schedule permits) enjoy a bonus…this
evening attend the musical “Anne” at the Charlottetown Festival (Included). Otherwise, enjoy
local entertainment and dinner at the Mariner’s Feast (Included).
Day 9 Charlottetown – Baddeck
Take the ferry to Nova Scotia, and then proceed to Cape Breton Island - “the Scotland of North
America.” Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to marvel at the
many accomplishments of this genius. Spend two nights at a charming lakeside resort in the
heart of Baddeck.
Day 10 Cabot Trail touring
(If you prefer not to join us on this day-tour, enjoy a free day at leisure or perhaps play a local
golf course.) You’re off to experience one of the prettiest drives in North America, the Cabot
Trail. Cape Breton Highlands National Park is next, as you wind along this ribbon of highway,
where the mountains meet the sea. The vistas abound as you travel over the flat-topped
mountains. During your journey, enjoy a whale watching boat tour (weather permitting). Tonight
there is a “Farewell” dinner.
(Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 Baddeck – Halifax
The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits you. This reconstruction recreates one-
fifth of the town of 1744 - words will not do justice to the scope of this tribute to New France.
Roam the streets talking with some of the costumed guides who remain in character, or sample
the sustenance of the era. Your tour continues along the shores of Bras d’Or to the mainland.
The last night is at a downtown Halifax hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 12 Halifax - Toronto
Although you begin your journey homeward today, VIA Rails’ Easterly Class service allows you to
continue enjoying the best of the Maritimes just a little bit longer!
Day 13 Arrive Toronto
Your tour ends on arrival Toronto where your tour ends at approximately 15:30.
Day 14 Depart Toronto for Home
You will be transferred to Toronto International Airport for your flight home.