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Taste of the Atlantic (September 16th)

Taste of the Atlantic (September 16th)

Prices TBA Oct 2018

Waitlist only as we already have two full tours

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!

Pricing

  • Single: $0.00
  • Twin: $0.00
  • Triple: $0.00
  • 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.

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Tour Details by Day

Day 1 – Home Cities to St. John's, NL

Meals Included: None

Board your WestJet flight to St. John’s, NL. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our local Tour Guide and transported to your hotel. We have a late arrival, so get tucked in for a good night’s rest and be ready to start our activities tomorrow!

Day 2 – St. John's Area

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today, after a complimentary breakfast and leisurely morning to make up for our late arrival, we have a city tour of St. John’s and area. This includes a tour of Signal Hill where the first transatlantic phone call was made, as well as Cape Spear, North America’s most eastern point. Afterward, its back to the hotel to freshen up. You can spend the evening strolling and taking in the famous George Street.

Day 3 – St. John's to Gander

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we depart St. John’s on our way to Gander. After lunch in Clarenville, we will make a stop at the Silent Witness Memorial, and have a chance for a photo at Joseph Smallwood’s lookout. Then we continue to our resting destination in Gander for the next two evenings. Upon arrival we will visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum where you can try your luck on the flight simulator. As well, we will take in the Beyond Words Tour of the Gander Airport and hear how Gander opened its doors to the world on 9/11 when all North American flights were grounded.

Day 4 – 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 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

We will depart for Gros Morne National Park 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 dropoff to meet our coach in Rocky Harbour. Then check into our hotel before heading to the lounge to be entertained at the Anchor’s Aweigh show.

Day 6 – Rocky Harbour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your tour of Gros Morne begins today 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 7 – Rocky Harbour to Port aux Basques

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we will make our way through Deer Lake and stop at the Captain Cook Historic sight in Gros Morne National Park. Then it’s a little further to our overnight accommodations in Port aux Basques for your last evening in Newfoundland.

Day 8 – Port aux Basque, NL to Baddeck, NS

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we depart the easternmost rock and board a ferry in Port aux Basques and sail back towards Mainland Atlantic Canada. We will then be transported from there to your accommodations in Baddeck, Nova Scotia – your accommodations for the next two evenings.

Day 9 – 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 10 – Baddeck, NS to Charlottetown, PEI

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we head to the smallest province of Prince Edward Island after some touring in the area. We will load the bus and stop at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum to get a glimpse into the life of a world-famous inventor that helped shape the modern world. From there we will depart from Cape Breton Island and cross the Canso Causeway to Pictou. Then we board the Pictou-Wood Island ferry which takes us across the sea to Prince Edward Island. Once we make landfall we have a short drive to our overnight accommodations in Charlottetown.

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, 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.

Day 12 – Confederation Bridge and Hopewell Rocks

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning we again head back to the mainland. We load up and just before leaving the province we will stop at the Gateway Village, a 30 acre retail and tourism development park. Then we continue across the Confederation Bridge, the longest bridge in the world that crosses over ice-covered water. Once across, we make a stop at Shediak to see the world’s largest lobster, then continue on to Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration site for lunch on your own, as well as a guided tour. Afterward, we will drive along the Bay of Fundy to Saint John, NB – our accommodations for the next two evenings.

Day 13 – Fredericton City Tour and Kings Landing

Meals Included: Breakfast

We begin our morning with a guided tour of the capital city of New Brunswick, Fredericton. This tour features a historically costumed tour guide who will transport the group to the past; offering dramatic anecdotes, stories, songs and poems from the period. The guides mix this unique flavor with traditional commentary featuring architecture, social history, and interesting trivia.

Afterward, we will continue on to Kings Landing Historic Village for a guided tour and lunch. Here you will see Kings Landing and its relentless passion for making 19th-century history jump out of the history books. After concluding our tours for the day, we will then take a short drive to our destination for the night in Saint John.

Day 14 – Saint John, NB to Halifax, NS

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we will head to our final destination on this long haul across Atlantic Canada. With a stop for coffee in Moncton, we continue on to the Anne Murray Centre, which showcases the incredible life and times of Springhill’s internationally acclaimed songstress. Then we continue on with a stop for lunch in Truro before reaching Halifax. Once we arrive in Halifax we will be making a stop at Pier 21, the entry port for all immigrants to Canada in the late 19th and early 20th century.
If you phone in prior to your visit, they will have your family immigration history ready.

Day 15 – Halifax Area

Meals Included: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Today after a complimentary breakfast we visit Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, & 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. Afterward, 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. On this evening, head back to the hotel and freshen up, as we will have a farewell dinner where you can reminisce over the last 16 days spent making new friends and enjoying all that Atlantic Canada has to offer.

Day 16 – Halifax to Home Cities

Meals Included: Breakfast

Our last day has arrived. Pack up your souvenirs this morning, and after your complimentary breakfast, your local guide will escort you to the airport in Halifax. Say your final farewells, then board your WestJet flights home. Hopefully, you bring back new friends and the fondest of memories from your Taste of Atlantic Canada.