Grand Maritime

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Day One

Meet our Tour Trends Tour Director in Portland, Maine.  We travel to the Nova Star Terminal and board the vessel for our overnight cruise to Yarmouth, NS. 

Day Two

Upon arrival in Nova Scotia, travel the scenic Lighthouse Route to Halifax with a stop in Peggy’s Cove. This unique, rugged fishing community is clustered around a narrow ocean inlet. The lighthouse is perched high up on a huge, sea-washed boulder and served as the only Post Office in a lighthouse in Canada.

Day Three

We’ll begin with a Tour of the City.  Halifax is Nova Scotia’s largest city and is dominated by a fortress called “The Citadel”.  The Halifax Public Gardens are based on the Victorian formal garden plans of St. James Park in England and are a joy to walk in at any time.  After our tour, we depart for Cape Breton Island where we’ll spend the next two nights.  The Canso Causeway joins the island to the main section of Nova Scotia.  Most of the province is surrounded by water; the Atlantic Ocean & the North Umberland Strait.   Baddeck was the summer home of Alexander Graham Bell.  Here a museum is dedicated to his work. 

Day Four

Today is spent on the Cabot Trail, with its spectacular scenery. We travel one of the most beautiful drives in North America  and stop along the way for picture taking, admiring the views and visiting a shop with native crafted goods.  It is very possible that we will see eagles and perhaps even a moose today! 

Day Five

We bid goodbye to Cape Breton Island and depart for Caribou and the ferry to Prince Edward Island.  The crossing takes approximately 1 1⁄4 hours.  We’ll briefly stop in Charlottetown before checking into our hotel for the evening. 

Day Six

The morning is spent touring the island.  The many shades of green along with the blue of the sky and sea and red of the rich soil make Prince Edward Island a photographers dream.  We will visit the home of Anne of Green Gables along with other attractions.  Tonight, we enjoy a traditional lobster dinner.

Day Seven

Then we’re off to Borden where we cross over the new bridge to Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick.  We travel to Moncton, NB where we visit Magnetic Hill before continuing to St John where we overnight.