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Atlantic Maritimes & Viking Trail

Fresh salt air, sandy beaches, rocky coves, cosmopolitan cities, remote lighthouses, rich history, warm hospitality, rustic fishing villages, succulent seafood, unspoiled nature, and first-rate facilities- all of these things and more make Canada’s Maritime Provinces one of the world’s most popular destinations. Continue to Newfoundland & Labrador where thousands of years of history come alive as you explore the West Coast. See the beauty of Gros Morne National Park. Take a boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting) where you may see whales and depending on the time of year icebergs!

**This is one of our Combination Tours. You will enjoy the Atlantic Maritimes portion of your tour with one Tour Director, Driver and traveling companions, and Newfoundland & Labrador portion of the tour with another Tour Director, Driver and other traveling companions.**

*Please note that our June 2 departure is bilingual English/German, and our August 4 departure is bilingual English/French

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Halifax

Stop At: Halifax, Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax or similar

Day 2: Halifax to Moncton, NB

Stop At: Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre, 100 Main Street, Joggins, Nova Scotia B0L 1A0 Canada
Explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will see magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world's most complete fossil record of life in the "Coal Age" of 300 million years ago.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Continental Breakfast included today
• Dinner: Enjoy a delicious lobster cruise dinner this evening
Accommodation included: Crowne Plaza Downtown Moncton or similar

Day 3: Moncton to Saint John, NB

Stop At: Hopewell Rocks, 131 Discovery Rd, Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick E4H 4Z5 Canada
Experience a true natural wonder this morning at the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Marvel at these massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hilton Saint John or similar

Day 4: St. Andrew's by-the-Sea Day Trip

Stop At: Saint Andrews, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick
Enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews by-the-Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town is sure to captivate. After a Whale Watching Boat Tour (cost included and weather permitting), the afternoon is yours to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hilton Saint John or similar

Day 5: Saint John to Digby, NS

Stop At: Digby, Digby, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
Ferry back to Nova Scotia this morning (cost included) and arrive in Digby, the scallop capital of the world, where the fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture combine to form an enchanting and historically rich town.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa or similar

Day 6: Digby to Halifax, NS

Stop At: Grand Pre National Historic Site, 2205 Grand Pre Rd, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia B0P 1M0 Canada
Travel the lush Annapolis Valley where the French Acadians of Grand Pre made their first settlement in the early 1600’s. Learn about this landscape’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as fact and fiction blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline. Visit a local winery for a tour and tasting before returning to Halifax for a two-night stay.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax or similar

Day 7: South Shore Touring

Stop At: Peggy's Cove, Peggy's Cove, Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where you will enjoy breakfast overlooking one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
Travel the South Shore and on to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, renowned for her fleets of Grand Banks’ fishing schooners. Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax or similar

Day 8: Halifax to Charlottetown, PE

Stop At: Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre, 65 Treaty Trail Truro Power Centre, Millbrook, Nova Scotia B6L 1W3 Canada
Learn about the Mi'kmaq people at Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre before crossing Confederation Bridge, the world's longest continuous multi-span bridge, to Prince Edward Island.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Confederation Centre of the Arts, 145 Richmond St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1J1 Canada
Enjoy a theatre performance by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution may be necessary due to the theatre schedule).
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Rodd Charlottetown or similar

Day 9: Prince Edward Island Touring

Stop At: Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, Canada birthplace, or join a complimentary walking tour of the city. This afternoon, tour the scenic North Shore of the island. Drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island National Park and visit Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic books.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner: Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper
Accommodation included: Rodd Charlottetown or similar

Day 10: Charlottetown to Baddeck, NS

Stop At: Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
Ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia (cost included) and proceed to Cape Breton Island, the Scotland of North America, via the Canso Causeway.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, 559 Chebucto Street, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0 Canada
Visit Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island before checking into your accommodations on the Bras d'Or Lake where you will spend the next two nights.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Inverary Resort on Baddeck Bay or similar

Day 11: Cabot Trail Touring

Stop At: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0 Canada
Experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America today as you tour the Cabot Trail which winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton's northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton's rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand. Your day is complemented by a Whale Watching Boat Tour ( cost included and weather permitting).
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Boxed Lunch included today
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Inverary Resort on Baddeck Bay or similar

Day 12: Baddeck to Port aux Basques, NL

Stop At: Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, 259 Park Service Rd, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 2L2 Canada
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits today and words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France. Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Port aux Basques, Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador
At North Sydney, board the Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight* crossing (cost included) to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland.

*The Marine Atlantic ferry schedule changes from year to year. As such, a day crossing may be necessary and in that case you would overnight in Port aux Basques.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Marine Atlantic Ferry

Day 13: Port aux Basques to Port au Choix, NL

Stop At: Port au Choix, Port au Choix, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador
Drive through the Codroy Valley and through Gros Morne National Park - to be enjoyed later on during your tour - to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of ancient cultures. The Port au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundland's northwest coast and people have lived here for 5,500 years.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Sea Echo Motel or similar

Day 14: Port au Choix to L'Anse au Clair, NL

Stop At: L'Anse au Clair, L'Anse au Clair, Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador
Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador (cost included). Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. This mystical place takes the essence of Labrador coastal living and transposes it onto a tapestry of rich culture and history. Spend the night in Labrador.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Northern Light Inn or similar

Day 15: L'Anse au Clair to St. Anthony, NL

Stop At: L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site, Division No.9, Subd. D, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0 Canada
Return to Newfoundland and travel to L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (cost included). Hear of the Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago before continuing on to your St. Anthony accommodations for the night.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Haven Inn or similar

Day 16: St. Anthony to Cow Head, NL

Stop At: Cow Head, Cow Head, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador
Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour (cost included and weather permitting) in St. Anthony before traveling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park for a two-night stay
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Shallow Bay Motel or similar

Day 17: Gros Morne Local Touring

Stop At: Gros Morne National Park, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador
Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (cost included), is truly one of the highlights of your trip with a scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord. Also, visit the Tablelands; this mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth’s mantle is an awe-inspiring sight. Today will be an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada.

Option: Passengers may request on booking to take a scenic boat tour on Western Brook Pond and visit the Broom Point Fishing Premises in lieu of the scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay and visit the Tablelands. While some may consider the boat tour on Western Brook Pond to be a superior outing, please note that there is a 45-minute walk (3 km/2 miles) from the parking lot to the dock and a 45-minute walk back. This option must be requested on booking.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Boxed Lunch included today
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Shallow Bay Motel or similar

Day 18: Cow Head to Deer Lake, NL

Pass By: Deer Lake, Deer Lake, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador
Have your camera at the ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close. Continue to Deer Lake to catch your flight. Atlantic Tours arrangements end on arrival at the Deer Lake Airport. (Breakfast)

Please note: Our tour arrives back in Deer Lake at approximately 12:30 pm and you should not book your flight out of Deer Lake any earlier than 1:30 PM.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers"



Hora de Inicio: 9:00 AM
Duración: 18 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax, 1583 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS B3J 3P5, Canada

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Incluye

  • 16x Breakfast
  • 10x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 17 nights
  • 17 nights accommodation
  • National Park & Historic Site Fees
  • Meals as per Itinerary (B= breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Atlantic Canadian Tour Escort/Host
  • Entry/Admission - Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Hopewell Rocks
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Pre National Historic Site
  • Entry/Admission - Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Confederation Centre of the Arts
  • Entry/Admission - Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
  • Entry/Admission - L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site

No Incluye

  • Gratuities

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