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Taste of the Atlantic - Sept. 16, 2019

Taste of the Atlantic - Sept. 16, 2019

Departing Sept. 16th 2019

Wait list only as both tours are full!

  • Sept 16th is reverse order of Sept 17th tour starting in St. John’s ending in Halifax.*

This tour continues to rate very high in our customer satisfaction surveys and sells out quickly. 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! We use local guides to showcase their own land as well as step on guides in certain areas.

4 Tours for 2020 Dates
Aug. 31 – Sept. 15, 2020 – St. John’s to Halifax
Sept. 1 – 16, 2020 – Halifax to St. John’s
Sept. 14 – 29, 2020 – St. John’s to Halifax
Sept. 15 – 30, 2020 – Halifax to St. John’s

Pricing

  • Single: $5559.00
  • Twin: $4299.00
  • Triple: $3919.00
  • Quad: $None

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 St. John's, NL

Meals Included: None

Board your Westjet flight to St. John’s 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.

Day 2 – St. John's Area

Meals Included: Breakfast, Welcome Dinner

Today we will enjoy a local guided city tour including Cape Spear-North Americas most easterly point, Signal Hill, as well as Outports and Lucky Rocks. We will go back to the hotel mid-afternoon to freshen up for this evening as we will have a welcome dinner on Famous George Street as well as time to browse on your own.

Day 3 – St Johns to Gander

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we depart St. John’s for Gander where we will stop in Trinity for a tour and lunch on our own before we carry on for a photo stop at Joseph Smallwood’s lookout, then the Silent Witness Memorial before checking in to our hotel for the next two evenings in Gander

Day 4 – Twillingate Day Tour

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

We will enjoy a day trip to Twillingate today. Along 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 a 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.

Twillingate is a town of 2,269 people located on the Twillingate Islands (“Toulinquet”) in Notre Dame Bay. The islands provide an excellent sheltered harbour and easy access to the rich fishing grounds nearby. In recent years, a causeway named after Walter B. Elliot was built, which connects it to the mainland via New World Island. Labeled as “The Iceberg Capital of the World”, the town is one of the oldest ports on the island. Imagine… a now-extinct people with a unique language and culture, thriving on the rich resources of the land and sea: seals, birds, fish…

Beothuk Interpretive Centre
300 years ago, this site was a Beothuk village. Tour the Interpretation Centre where exhibits and artifacts foster an appreciation for this unique, and now vanished culture.

From the Interpretation Centre, follow a 1.5 km groomed walking trail to the village site – today an outline of housepits is the only evidence of the Beothuk people who once lived here. Along the trail, a sculpture designed by renowned Newfoundland artist Gerald Squires evokes the tragedy of the Beothuks’ demise.

Day 5 – Gander to rocky Harbour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Before we leave Gander en-route to Gros Morne we will visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum where you can try your luck on the flight simulator. Once back on the coach, we will have a Beyond Words for the story of when the world came to Gander on 9/11. From here it’s off to Rocky Harbour and Gros Morne National Park. Upon Arrival to the park we will stop at the visitor center for a short film and some information about the park.
Then off to our Ocean Side Hotel for the next two evenings.

This evening we will enjoy a hilarious evening Lounge show “Anchors Aweigh”

North Atlantic Aviation Museum opened its doors in 1996 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting stories and artifacts highlighting Gander’s role in the development of TransAtlantic Aviation.

In the spring of 2012, the museum completed extensive interior renovations, creating a modern and professional exhibit, with engaging multimedia displays and a brand new flight simulator.

The exhibit, covering the time period from 1935 to 2001, provides a rich narrative of Gander’s short but fascinating history.

Learn about Gander’s role as an important strategic base during WWII, how the town earned the nickname “Crossroads of the World”, why Gander was known throughout the Eastern Bloc, and finally hear the story of Gander’s unexpected role, in the days following 9/11.

Day 6 – Gros Morne National Park

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your tour of Gros Morne continues with highlights featuring a visit to the Lobster Cove Lighthouse. We then head 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 7 – Rocky Harbour-Port Aux Basques

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we will depart Gros Morne National Park. As we enter Corner Brook, we will have our first stop at the Captain Cook Historic Site and a City tour of Corner Brook. Time to say goodbye to our NL guide as we make our way to Port Aux Basques for our crossing to the mainland tomorrow.

Day 8 – Port aux Basques to Baddeck

Meals Included: Breakfast

We leave the Island of Newfoundland today and take the ferry from Port Aux Basques to North Sydney for an afternoon sailing and transport you to our hotel in Baddeck for the next two evenings.

Day 9 – The Cabot Trail

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

We will meet our step on guide for the day and 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. This evening, say hello to our Nova Scotia Guide as we continue on to PEI tomorrow.

Day 10 – Baddeck to Charlottetown

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning after breakfast our day will start with a visit to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. After a short tour we will depart for PEI. A short drive will find us at the Canso Causeway where we will have a quick break. From here we will head to Pictou NS to await boarding of the Wood Islands Ferry for a short crossing to PEI
We then check 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 11 – Charlottetown and Anne of Green Gables Museum

*Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning we will have a tour of Charlottetown before we depart for guided City tour including Anne of Green Gables Heritage place. The afternoon will be free to explore Charlottetown

Arguably Canada’s most notable literary landmark, Green Gables is the setting for the beloved 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, the global sensation about a young orphan living in an idyllic Prince Edward Island village. The original green-gabled farmhouse, which inspired author Lucy Maud Montgomery more than a century ago, has been carefully restored to reflect the period, right down to the furnishings in the rooms.

Visitors to the National Historic site can tour the house, where guides are on hand to answer questions, and even meet Anne herself, portrayed by an actress wearing red braids. Outside, trails like the book’s legendary Lover’s Lane lead into the surrounding woodlands.

Day 12 – PEI-Moncton

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning we depart PEI, Before crossing the Confederation Bridge we will stop at gateway village. Then across the bridge to the mainland where we will have a brief stop at Shediak to view the worlds largest Lobster. We will then board the Croisieres Shediac Bay Cruises for our Lobster Tales 2 1/2 hour dinner cruise. After we will head to Magnetic Hill. This attraction is a completely natural phenomenon – unique to this area. Is it magnetic, an illusion, or gravitational mystery? Do you think our bus will actually coast uphill? You decide.

Day 13 – Saint John City tour and St Andrews by the Sea

Meals Included: Breakfast

After our complimentary breakfast we will make our way to the recently opened Saint John Skywalk for a short video presentation and a walk on the skywalk to view the Saint John River and Reversing Falls Rapids. We will then be joined by a local step on guide for a tour to St Andrews by the Sea

Day 14 – Saint John to Halifax

Meals Included: Breakfast

We will depart 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 on to Halifax for our final two evenings.

Day 15 – Halifax Area

Meals Included: Breakfast, Farewell supper

Today, after a complimentary breakfast, we will head to Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, and 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, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, shop at the many quaint shops on the boardwalk. This evening we will enjoy a farewell supper downtown with plenty of time to visit new friends and reminisce about your last two weeks in Atlantic Canada

Day 16 – Flights to Home Cities

Meals Included: Breakfast

Our last day has arrived. We transport you to the airport where you will have time to say goodbye to fellow travelers and new friends before your flights to your home cities. Enjoy your flight home with fond memories of the past two weeks in Atlantic Canada.