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8 Day Canada's Enchanting Islands

This tour is fully escorted by a dedicated tour leader or local guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Classic Tour
2034 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Incredible sightseeing through Canada's beautiful Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island including the world-famous Cabot Trail, drive across the impressive Confederation Bridge, spot whales off Cape Breton's rugged coastline, and explore the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
✓ Whale Watching Boat Tour 
✓ Enjoy a ferry ride from Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia
✓ Visit the Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place & Museum
✓ Discover the rustic charm of Peggy's Cove
✓ 7 nights in centrally located 3 & 4 star quality accommodation 
✓ Breakfast daily,1 lunch and 4 dinners including a traditional hall-style lobster dinner
✓ Fully escorted by a professional English-speaking driver guide
✓ Comfortable, dedicated transportation throughout
✓ In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.

Itinerary

Hotel
Cambridge Suites Hotel or Similar

Arrive in Halifax and make your own way to your hotel which is ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your guide and fellow travellers this evening at a Meet & Greet reception.

Hotel
Cambridge Suites Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

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. 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 before enjoying an included dinner this evening at the hotel.

Hotel
Rodd Charlottetown or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

En route to the bridge crossing to Prince Edward Island, we learn about Mi’kmaq culture at the Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’kmaq Museum. Once only accessible by ferry, we cross over to Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge - the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. We are treated to true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper before checking into our hotel for the evening.

Hotel
Rodd Charlottetown or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, Canada's 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. We take in a theatre performance this evening by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution activity may be necessary due to the theatre schedule.)

Hotel
Inverary Resort or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island, the Scotland of North America, via the Canso Causeway. 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. This evening we enjoy an included dinner after checking into your accommodations on the Bras d'Or Lake where you will spend the next two nights.

Hotel
Inverary Resort or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America today as you tour the Cabot Trail which winds around the rocky splendour 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. Enjoy a picnic lunch followed by a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting). We return back to the hotel where and included dinner will be served this evening.

Hotel
Cambridge Suites Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

We get a look into the early days of colonial life with a visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. The vivid history of the region comes alive in this accurate reconstruction of one of the major settlements of circa 1744 New France. Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides. After our visit we proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland before continuing on to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes.

Meals
Breakfast

A time for last minute shopping and farewells. Make your own way to Halifax International Airport in time to check in for your onward flight.

Inclusions

  • Incredible sightseeing through Canada's beautiful Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island including the world-famous Cabot Trail, drive across the impressive Confederation Bridge, spot whales off Cape Breton's rugged coastline, and explore the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting)
  • Visit Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place & Museum
  • Ferry from Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia
  • Discover the rustic charm of Peggy's Cove
  • Fully escorted by an expert, English-speaking driver guide
  • Transport in a comfortable air-conditioned coach
  • 7 nights in centrally located quality 3 & 4 star accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 4 dinners including a traditional hall-style lobster supper
  • Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary

  • Halifax - Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. Travel the South Shore and on to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg. Take a walking tour and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
  • Prince Edward Island - Cross Confederation Bridge, the world's longest continuous multi-span bridge. Join a walking tour of Charlottetown, tour the scenic North Shore of the island, and visit the Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place & Museum, 
  • Baddeck - Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Experience the Cabot Trail, one of the most picturesque drives in North America, take a Whale Watching boat tour (weather permitting)

Fine Print

This product requires full payment upfront to secure your booking.

Once you have created your booking you will be directed to your invoice to choose your preferred payment method.

This package is sold as land only, however you do have the option of adding international airfares to your booking. Simply click on’ book now’, and under upgrades ,  you will be asked “Would you like us to contact you around our flight service?”

By selecting this option Inspiring Vacations will contact you to discuss adding flights to your chosen destination. We can assist with flying the airline of your choice to turn your booking into a flight inclusive package.

We would be more than happy to provide you with a quote for the following requests:

  • Airline Preferences - You may wish to fly with a particular airline
  • Cabin Preferences - These include upgrading to premium economy or business class
  • Extensions (start and end cities must remain the same) - You may request to extend your stay pre or post tour.
  • Meal Requests - You may request a specific meal for dietary requirements.
  • Seat Requests - If you would like to request particular seating. However please note, not all airlines allow the selection of pre-purchased seat arrangements.

We are currently unable to provide a quote for the following requests:

  • Stopovers - Is where you might want to stop in transit for a certain amount of days prior to your tour or after your tour.
  • One way flights
  • Different start or end city to the tour - you may not amend the arrival or departure city of your itinerary. 
  • Around the world tickets  - Is when a ticket includes multiple stops in different continents.
  • Return home to a different city from the one you departed.
  • Frequent Flyer point redemption - Is when an airline allows you to redeem points to pay for your flights or upgrade your ticket.  

Online check-in 

Some airlines may not permit online check-in where flights have been booked by a travel company. Where unavailable to do so online, you will be required to check-in at the airport. Inspiring Vacations cannot check-in online on behalf of our customers.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”3”

Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. While tipping is not customary, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations.

You may also consider tipping your tour leader and driver for outstanding service throughout your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $861.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

 Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return.

Visas may be required.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/entry-requirements-country.html for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.

Group Size
Group size will vary depending on departure date selected.  Unless otherwise stated group size will be up to 50 travellers.  On selected departures only, group size will be no more than 24 travellers. 

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $291.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $291.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $291.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $291.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

  • International airfares
  • Airport Transfer
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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