Prince Edward Island
June thru September
1 • Portland, Maine
We depart early this morning and travel north through Pennsylvania
and into New England arriving this evening at our Portland, Maine hotel.
Dinner this evening will be at an historic Portland restaurant.
Day 2 • Bar Harbor
and Acadia National Park
After a hearty buffet breakfast, sit back and enjoy the scenic drive
through mid-coast Maine to Mt. Desert Island, which is celebrated for its
breathtaking beauty ever since the island was discovered in 1604 by Samuel
de Champlain. After lunch on our own and time to explore the shops in the
village of Bar Harbor, we board our motorcoach for a guided tour of
Acadian National Park. See the beauty that has attracted the elite to this
area for years with its 9 mountains over 1000 feet high, stone bridges and
carriage trails. After our tour we check into our waterfront hotel
overlooking the scenic Frenchman's Bay. A special treat this evening is
our Maine lobster dinner.
Day 3 •Nova Scotia
Rise and shine early this morning for our ferry trip on the high-speed
catamaran to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Breakfast will be served on board The
Cat as we speed our way east. Upon landing in Yarmouth, we reboard our
coach and meet our "kilted" guide and travel along Nova Scotia's
scenic South Shore, including a visit to the Fisheries Museum of the
Atlantic in the beautiful seaside town of Lunenburg before we arrive in
Halifax for a two-night stay. Dinner is included this evening.
Day 4 • Halifax
and Peggy's Cove
Today we begin with a tour of Halifax, the capitol of Nova Scotia. We
visit the famous Citadel Hill and stroll through Halifax Public Gardens.
This afternoon we are off to visit the fishing village of Peggy's Cove
with its picturesque lighthouse perched atop the wave-washed rocks. We
return to our Halifax hotel for some free time before dinner this evening.
Day 5 • Eastern
This morning we enjoy an unforget-table drive along Nova Scotia's Eastern
Shore, also known as Marine Drive, where forest meets the sea. Our route
wends its way through a land of pristine coastal beauty where quiet
shoreline roads lead through romantic seaside villages, and the past is a
colorful part of everyday life. We stop in Sherbrooke Village, a
captivating living history museum of restored buildings which looks as it
did 100 years ago. This afternoon we continue along the Eastern Shore to
Cape Breton Island where we spend two nights.
Day 6 • Cabot
Today we travel one of the most scenic highways on the continent, the
Cabot Trail. We head north towards the Cape Breton National Park with its
more than 350 square miles of protected highlands and coastal wilderness.
A fun picnic lunch will be included in the park before we continue on to
visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum while in Baddeck. Dinner will be
included upon our return to our hotel.
Day 7 • Prince
This morning we visit the Hector Heritage Quay in Pictou, featuring a
replica of the ship used to transport Scottish immigrants. We then board
the ferry for the trip to the enchanted Prince Edwards Island where we
will be for two nights. Dinner this evening is lobster (with alternative
Day 8 • Ann
of Green Gables
Today we have a full day of the sights, legends, and history of Prince
Edward Island, Canada's tiniest province. Prince Edward Island National
Park, Woodleigh Replicas and of course Green Gables, "Anne's"
house, are some of the places we will visit today. This evening we will
enjoy the Mariners Feast with local entertainers who fiddle and perform
step-dancing along with Celtic music as we enjoy our festive dinner.
Day 9 • Reversing
Falls and Magnetic Hill
Our adventure today begins by crossing 12.9 kilometer Confederation Bridge
to New Brunswick. This bridge, the longest in the world over ice-covered
waters, takes approximately 10 minutes to cross at normal traveling speed.
Upon reaching New Brunswick, we have a brief stop at magical
"Magnetic Hill" before traveling along the Bay of Fundy. We stop
at Hopewell Rocks - also known as the "Flowerpot Rocks" - before
driving through Fundy National Park on our way to the Loyalist city of St.
John. We enjoy dinner overlooking the Reversing Falls before settling in
our St. John hotel for the evening.
Day 10 • Return to
We return to the USA this morning and travel to the coastal town of
Freeport, home of L. L. Bean and many more outlets. We have free
time to browse before dinner in a Freeport restaurant. We then travel
south to our Portland hotel for overnight.
Day 11 • Boston
This morning we depart for "Beantown" where we meet our guide to
begin a tour of Boston's historic neighborhoods. We'll ride along the
Freedom Trail to see the USS Constitution - "Old Ironsides" -
and disvoer some of Boston's most famous sites - such as the Old North
Church where lanterns were hung to warn of the British invasion. Lunch and
free time will be at the famous Quincy Market. This afternoon we depart
for historic Sturbridge, Massachusetts for our final night in New England.
An "American Heritage" dinner will be served in colonial style
at the historic Publick House Inn.
Day 12 • Carousel
We travel to Bristol, Connecticut where we visit the enchanting New
England Carousel Museum which is home to one of the largest collections of
antique carousel pieces in the country. We have lunch in Bristol before
departing for home with our wonderful memories of New England and Atlantic
Canada floating in our heads.
All hotels will be standard to moderate lodging as follows:
Portland, Maine - 1 night, Bar Harbor, Maine - 1 night
Halifax, Nova Scotia - 2 nights, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia - 2 nights
Prince Edward Island - 2 nights, St. John, New Brunswick - 1 night
Portland, Maine - 1 night, Sturbridge, Massachusetts - 1 night
14 Meals (4 dinners, 1
lunch and 9 breakfasts), Round trip airport transfers, Overnight in
Boston, Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine, Take the new Cat Ferry
to Nova Scotia, Enjoy the Nova Scotia coast, including Lunenburg and Peggy's
Cove, Tour Halifax, Nova Scotia's capital, Visit the Alexander Graham
The Cabot Trail, a scenic highlight of Nova Scotia Tour, Charlottetown and
the Anne of Green Gables home on Prince Edward Island,
Attend a performance at the Confederation Center for the Arts
Visit Fundy National Park.
Price per Person: Based on double occupancy.