August 27 – September 6, 2018
- Round trip airfare from Springfield, MO to Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Sunnyland Tour Escort
- Experience local life at the celebrated Saint John City Market.
- Explore interesting inventions at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.
- Learn a few handy Gaelic phrases and join in the fun of a “milling frolic.”
- Explore the Cabot Trail and fall in love with its rugged terrain.
- Take a ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the “Land Cradled on the Waves.”
- Journey along the sea-sprayed shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rocks.
- Choose from learning about award-winning cheeses or indulging in handmade ice cream.
- Savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast!
Join us as we uncover the treasures of the Nova Scotia Maritimes. From the rugged Cabot Trail to the amazing Fundy tides, fun and adventure awaits. Marvel at the incredible views at Nova Scotia’s Peggy’s Cove. See the four-story high flowerpot-shaped Hopewell Rocks and savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast. In Prince Edward Island, visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum and learn about potato farming. Immerse yourself in the region’s Gaelic heritage. Be inspired by the many inventions of Alexander Graham Bell at his museum. Travel along the striking Lighthouse Route. Board a fishing boat at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and learn to shuck scallops. Don’t miss the rugged beaches, picturesque fishing villages, and rich seafaring history of this amazing region.
Trip Protection: $240/pp
$50/pp if booked by February 27, 2018
Deposit: $250/pp due at time of booking
Final Payment Due: June 20, 2018
Day 1, Monday, August 27
We depart Springfield, MO for Halifax, Nova Scotia where we will explore the special region known at the Canada’s Maritimes with all its rugged and pristine beauty. Come to know its fun-loving Acadian and Gaelic culture.
Day 2, Tuesday, August 28
Stunning landscapes await! Meet your fellow guests over breakfast with your Tour Manager. Then, it’s off to see one of the most picturesque spots in all of Canada – beautiful Peggy’s Cove. Its historic lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean provides one of the most memorable views you will ever see. Later, explore Halifax’s charming downtown on a tour highlighting the waterfront, Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road, and the famous Citadel. This evening, enjoy dinner along the waterfront. (B,D)
Day 3, Wednesday, August 29
Head to picturesque Cape Breton. Stop to discover the Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre to learn about the Mi’kmaq heritage and Glooscap legends—see artifacts including intricate quill and beadwork, and learn some words from the Mi’kmaq language. Travel the Canso Causeway on the way to stunning Cape Breton Island. Set out on a scenic drive by the pristine shores of Bras d’Or Lakes, Canada’s only inland sea. Next, stop at the Gaelic College. Watch North America’s first Gaelic language short film: Faire Chaluim MhicLeoid – the Wake of Calum MacLeod. Afterward, learn how the Great Kilt was made during a brief kilt-making demonstration. Learn a few handy Gaelic phrases and join in the fun of a “milling frolic”…practice a Gaelic song while sitting around a table and beating a large loop of woolen cloth in rhythm. (B)
Day 4, Thursday, August 30
Set off to explore the Cabot Trail. You will fall in love with its rugged terrain and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the famed St. Peter’s Church in Cheticamp. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Even more beauty awaits as we pause at fishing communities along the coast, including lovely Neil’s Harbour. After dinner this evening we’ve arranged an old-fashioned bonfire (weather permitting). (B,L,D)
Day 5, Friday, August 31
Explore the amazing range of inventions on display at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Afterward, take a short ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the “Land Cradled on the Waves.” Enjoy dinner along the waterfront. (B,D)
Day 6, Saturday, September 1
Come to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, Anne of Green Gables. Arrive in delightful Cavendish and view Prince Edward Island National Park’s picturesque beaches. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum where you will meet a farmer who teaches you the art of potato farming, the island’s leading industry. Then, the choice is yours! Will you choose to learn about and indulge in award-winning cheeses or is some handmade ice cream made the old fashion way on the menu? Next we return to Charlottetown with time to explore this fascinating city. Discover seaside Charlottetown with a tour along its narrow streets lined with quaint homes and hidden treasures. (B)
Day 7, Sunday, September 2
Leave Prince Edward Island behind as you cross the stately Confederation Bridge. Travel along the sea-sprayed shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rocks.* A New Brunswick icon, these flowerpot-shaped rocks carved by the Fundy tides seem to rise four stories high at low tide only to disappear into tiny islands when the tide is high. Savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast as you look upon Daniels Flats. An expert teaches you how to crack and eat lobster like a local. Continue your journey through New Brunswick to the city of Saint John where you’ll enjoy a 2-night stay in the bustling waterfront area. (B,L)
Day 8, Monday, September 3
Explore the awe-inspiring Fundy Trail, marveling at the spectacular views of the famous tides. Make stops along the way that not only reveal breathtaking views but also the chance to savor authentic Maritimes dulse (seaweed), fiddleheads, and traditional fiddle music. Gaze out your window at St. Martin’s famous covered bridges on your way to Saint John. Later, get a taste of local life at the celebrated Saint John City Market.** The evening is at leisure in the city of Saint John. (B)
Day 9, Tuesday, September 4
This morning, board a ferry bound for Digby, Nova Scotia. Waterfront accommodations await in charming Western Shore. Upon arrival you may wish to stroll along the beach with views of Oak Island, home of a pirate’s treasure still waiting to be found. (B)
Day 10,Wednesday, September 5
Experience the small fishing village of Mahone Bay before stopping at Amos Pewter to learn about the intricate artistry that goes into each of their creations. Next, travel along the beautiful Lighthouse Route towards Lunenburg. Explore this fishing village on a walking tour and discover how early settlers turned to the sea for survival. Then it’s on to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Learn how to prepare and launch a schooner before boarding a fishing boat for an up-close experience. Aboard, a fisherman will teach you all about scallops and how to shuck them! Complete your day along the waterfront at a spectacular farewell dinner with your fellow travelers and toast the end of a marvelous trip. (B,D)
Day 11, Thursday, September 6
After a hearty breakfast you depart the Maritimes, taking home countless memories on our journey back to Springfield, MO.