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Taste of the Atlantic & Newfoundland

Taste of the Atlantic & Newfoundland

New additions are for 2018
Prices will be published in Oct 2017 when we can purchase flights
Our June Atlantic tour has been replaced with NFLD St Anthony’s Ice berg festival

Join us for one of our signature vacations. Our tour takes you to all four Atlantic provinces.
This tour continues to rate very high in our customer satisfaction surveys.
We see most of the top attractions in the short two weeks we are in the Maritimes.
We have changed our itinerary slightly from previous year’s to improve some timelines allowing us to show you even more!
Now including 2 nights in New Brunswick
We use local guides to showcase their own land.
We use one tour director for the entire tour plus step on guides in certain areas.

Pricing

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  • Twin: $0.00
  • Triple: $0.00
  • Quad: $0.00

Pricing is based on number of people in your group. Rates below are for the next upcoming departure date. For pricing details about other departures, please click the "View Prices" link next to your desired date in the Departure Dates block to the right.

Applicable taxes may be added at the time of booking.

Tour Details by Day

Day 1 – Home Cities to Halifax, NS

Meals Included: None

Board your included Westjet flight to Halifax where you will be greeted by our local tour guide and picked up by Coach Atlantic and transported to your hotel. This evening there will be a welcome reception where you can get to meet your fellow passengers. Afterwards feel free to stroll around and explore the area.

Day 2 – Halifax area

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today after a complimentary breakfast we visit Peggy’s Cove, Lunenberg, & tour the city of Halifax. We may have time to stop at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, home of many of the unknown victims of the Titanic disaster. Afterwards you can explore the boardwalk, visit Pier 21 and see if you can trace your ancestry roots that immigrated to Canada. Visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic or shop at the many quaint shops on the boardwalk or enjoy one of the many restaurants. The casino is just down the street for those who wish to try their luck.

Day 3 – Halifax to Saint John, NB

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today after a complimentary breakfast we will make our way to Grande Pre Historic site, one of the main Acadian settlements in the early 18th century. We will then be off to Digby for lunch before boarding the Digby Ferry for a crossing to Saint John. Depending on ferry arrival times we will stop for a visit to the reversing falls followed by a short transport to our hotel for the next two evenings.

Grand-Pré was one of the main Acadian settlements in the early 18th century. By means of an ingenious system of dams and canals, the Acadians reclaimed fertile land from the sea and laid out large and productive fields for some 200 farms. But in 1755, the English drove out the Acadians, destroying their homes, taking cattle and parceling the land out to colonists from New England.

The Grand Pré National Historic Site is in memory of the deported Acadian settlers. In the gardens stands a memorial to Henry Longfellow, who in 1847 immortalized the tragic fate of the Acadians in his poem “Evangéline.” There is also a statue of his heroine Evangéline. Acadian artist Philippe Hébert sculpted both
memorials.

MV Fundy Rose – The Ship

Take an unforgettable journey across the Bay of Fundy in comfort & style!

Welcome aboard the MV Fundy Rose, the new ferry replacing Princess of Acadia. With daily crossings between Digby, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick, the Fundy Rose transports all types of vehicles including cars, RVs, trucks, tour buses, and motorcycles, as well as walk-on passengers and four-legged friends—plus travel times are now reduced by an additional 45 minutes per crossing. The Fundy Rose also offers all daytime sailings and a host of new and improved amenities.

Take advantage of the Fundy Rose’s outdoor seating and viewing area to feel the wind in your face and search the Bay of Fundy for sightings of whales and other sea life. Enjoy better onboard accessibility with two elevators, an escalator, and ramps throughout. And during your cruise, pop by the Mid Ship Café for a Starbucks coffee, grab a drink at the Crow’s Nest, or visit the Acadia Eatery, featuring a full daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu.

Day 4 – Kings Landing and Fredericton City Tour

Meals Included: Breakfast

We will have a short drive to Kings Landing Historic Village for a guided tour and lunch. Kings Landing has a relentless passion for making history jump out of the history books. Returning from 19th Century at King’s Landing, we will then carry onto Fredericton for a guided costumed city tour in which a historically-costumed guide will transport your group to the past, offering dramatic anecdotes, stories, songs, and poems from the period. The highly skilled guides mix this unique flavour with traditional commentary featuring architecture, social history and interesting trivia.

Visit villagers in their homes, places of work, in the fields or at the pub. Meet the millwright, the carpenter, the printer, the blacksmith, Mr. Grant in his store, or join any one of the ladies in their homes as they tend to chores. Don’t be surprised when you’re asked to pitch in. It takes a village to make, well, a village!

Livestock are also an important part of the community—and taking care of them is a full time job in itself! Enjoy the simplicity of horse drawn carriages and wagons—and be sure to hitch a ride, for a truly memorable tour of the Village.

Fredericton Tour: Calithumpians tours of Fredericton are a step back in time to the colonial period and the city’s heyday as a burgeoning market town on the banks of the beautiful St. John River. Tours are offered in French or English.

Day 5 – Hopewell Rocks and Confederation Bridge

Meals Included: Breakfast

We depart today for a drive along the Bay of Fundy which will lead us to the Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site. We will be given a guided tour and then have lunch on our own before we carry onto Shediak to see the world’s largest lobster. Then it’s across the Confederation Bridge, the longest bridge in the world crossing ice covered water. Once across we will have a short stop at the Gateway Village, a 30 acre retail and tourism developmental park, and then continue onto our hotel destination in downtown Charlottetown, PEI.

Day 6 – Charlottetown and Anne of Green Gables Museum

*Meals Included: Breakfast, Supper

You will have a free morning to explore Charlottetown on your own. In the afternoon we will visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum for a tour as well as a carriage ride and have time for coffee/tea and a home baked cookie! We will then continue on our way for a short drive to Fishermans Wharf Lobster Suppers to enjoy a complimentary full lobster dinner. No visit to Prince Edward Island is complete without a visit to the World Famous Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 15 Restaurant in beautiful North Rustico, PEI – Home of the 60 ft salad bar, All-You-Can-Eat Mussels, and Seafood Chowder! If you can still move after your scrumptious lobster dinner, your evening is free to walk around and explore anything you may have missed in Charlottetown.

Anne of Green Gables Museum: The Campbell home, that L.M. Montgomery called the “wonder castle of my childhood”, was built in 1872 by her Uncle John and Aunt Annie Campbell. The first Campbells settled here in 1776 and it is still in the Campbell family after over two hundred and thirty years. Here, L.M. Montgomery, author of the world famous novel Anne of Green Gables was inspired to write many novels and it is the setting for Anne’s Lake of Shining Waters.

Day 7 – Charlottetown to Baddeck, NS

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast we will take the short drive to the Wood Island-Pictou Ferry for a short crossing back to Nova Scotia. We will then continue our tour and carry on across the Canso Causway which connects to Cape Breton Island. We will then visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, giving us a glimpse into this world famous inventtor that helped shape the modern world, before checking into our Hotel for the next two evenings.

The Causeway crosses the Strait of Canso, connecting Cape Breton Island by road to the Nova Scotia peninsula. Its crest thickness is 40 m (130 ft), carrying the two vehicle traffic lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway, Nova Scotia Highway 104 on the mainland side, and Nova Scotia Highway 105 on the Cape Breton side, as well as the single track mainline of the Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway. The Canso Causeway (Cabhsair Chanso in Gaelic)is a 1,385 m (4,544 ft) rock-fill causeway in Nova Scotia, Canada. Constructed in an “S” shape, the causeway has a base width of 244 m (801 ft) in waters having a maximum depth of 65 m (213 ft).

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Get a rare glimpse into the extraordinary heart and mind of a world-famous inventor whose genius helped shape the modern world. Pull the curtain back on Alexander Graham Bell’s interests and inventions, spanning airplanes and kites, to deaf education and artificial respiration. Feel his legacy come to life as you explore remarkable artifacts, photos and full-scale replicas that mark his masterful career as an engineer, inventor, scientist and humanitarian.

Day 8 – The Cabot Trail

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

We will enjoy the spectacular scenery of Cape Breton Island today as we do a circle tour of the Cabot Trail. The Cabot Trail is considered one of the world’s most scenic destinations with stunning ocean views, old growth forests, prehistoric rock scarred by glaciers, and the mysterious Cape Breton Highlands. Enjoy a picture stop and picnic lunch as we travel through Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Day 9 – Baddeck to ferry to Port aux Basques

Meals Included: Breakfast

We leave the mainland of Atlantic Canada today and take the ferry from North Sydney for an afternoon sailing to Port Aux Basque and transport you to our hotel.

Day 10 – Rocky Harbour

Meals Included: Breakfast

We will depart for Gros Morne National Park stopping at the Captain Cook Historic Site then on through Deer Lake to Woody Point. We will then board the Bonne Bay Boat tour for a scenic cruise which includes a Screech In ceremony and drop off to meet our coach in Rocky Harbour. We will then check into our hotel before heading to the lounge to be entertained at the Anchor’s Aweigh show.

Day 11 – Rocky Harbour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your tour of Gros Morne continues with highlights featuring a Visit to the Visitor Centre, a tour of the Bonne Bay Marine Station, and Lobster Cove Lighthouse before heading north to see the Arches and Broom Point which is a restored traditional fishing premise that gives you a real glimpse into the vibrant lives of inshore fishing families of coastal Newfoundland.

Day 12 – Rocky Harbour to Gander

Meals Included: Breakfast

Time to leave Gros Morne and travel to Gander for the next two nights. On our way we will stop in Grand Falls for lunch. When we arrive we will visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum where you can try your luck on the flight simulator then its off to check into our hotel for the next two evenings.

Day 13 – Twillingate Day Tour

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

We will enjoy a day trip to Twillingate today but first on the way we will stop at the Beothuk interpretive Centre for a video and tour with a chance for a nice stroll through the Ancient Gardens. We will then continue to Twillingate located in the heart of Iceberg Alley for a scenic tour as well as lunch and wine tasting at a local winery. We will then have time to visit the Twillingate Museum and Craft Centre and short stroll behind to see the cemetery situated on the hill facing the sea. Aboard our coach once again we will have a short stop at the Long Point Lighthouse poised high in the cliffs. We will then retrace our steps back to Gander for the evening.

Day 14 – Gander To St John's

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we depart Gander for St. John’s where we will drive past the famous Gander Airport before stopping at the Silent Witness Memorial. We will enjoy lunch on our own in Clarenville then off to Cape Spear which is the most easterly land point in North America. We will then continue to the hotel for the next 2 evenings.

Day 15 – St. John's Area

Meals Included: Breakfast, Supper

This morning we will have a local guide take us for a drive up to Signal Hill as our first stop on a city tour of St. John’s. Afterwards, visit downtown for some lunch and shopping. In the evening we will depart for George Street where you will be treated for dinner in one of the many pubs on this famous street for our farewell supper.

Day 16 – St. John's to Home

Meals Included: Breakfast

All good things come to an end and this is where our tour ends. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and say goodbye to your new friends and fellow passengers before boarding your coach that will transport to the airport for your flights home. Enjoy your memories from your Taste of the Atlantic.