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Taste of the Atlantic - Sept. 15th

Taste of the Atlantic - Sept. 15th

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.

Pricing

  • Single: $5769.00
  • Twin: $4499.00
  • Triple: $4049.00
  • 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 Halifax, NS

Meals Included: None

Board your 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. Afterward, feel free to stroll around and explore the area.

Day 2 – Halifax Area

Meals Included: Breakfast, Supper

Today, after a complimentary breakfast, we will meet our Nova Scotia Tour Director and 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, enjoy an included meet and greet supper.

Day 3 – Halifax to Moncton, NB

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

After our complimentary breakfast we depart and have our first stop at
the Anne Murray Centre, which showcases the incredible life and times of Springhill’s internationally acclaimed songstress.
From here we will make our way to Shediac for a picture stop at the World’s largest Lobster. Then it’s time to board the Shediac Bay Cruises for a 2 ½ hour Lobster Tales cruise. You will learn about Lobster fishing, cooking lobster, tips on how to crack a lobster, easiest way to eat and a meal fit for a king. (Alternative meals available for non seafood lovers or those with allergies)
We will then make our way to Saint John and our downtown hotel for the next 2 evenings.

Day 4 – Saint John 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 depart for a tour of Saint John and then to St Andrews by the Sea for time on your own for browsing this quaint little Seaside town.

Day 5 – Hopewell Rocks and Confederation Bridge

Meals Included: Breakfast

We will once again stop at the Reversing Falls for another view a a different tide. 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 onto cross 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 to our hotel destination in downtown Charlottetown, PEI.

Day 6 – Charlottetown and Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place

*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 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 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).

Day 8 – The Cabot Trail

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will enjoy the spectacular scenery of Cape Breton Island today as we do a circle tour of the Cabot Trail including a boxed lunch. 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 farewell to our Nova Scotia Guide as we disembark for Newfoundland tomorrow.

Day 9 – Baddeck Ferry to Port aux Basques, NL to Corner Brook

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, After departing the ferry we will make our way to Corner Brook where we will spend the evening.

Day 10 – Rocky Harbour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we depart for Gros Morne National Park, we meet our Newfoundland Guide for a city tour which will include a stop at the Captain Cook Historic Site, before we carry on to the Gros Morne Visitor center for a short film and information about the park. We will then check into our Oceanside Hotel for the next two evenings.

Day 11 – Rocky Harbour

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. Upon our return to Rocky Harbour we will have an entertaining evening at the Anchors Aweigh show

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 Kings Point for lunch and browsing the Humpback Whale pavilion as well as the Pottery shop. Then we will make our way to Gander for the next two evenings.

Day 13 – 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 14 – Gander To St John's

Meals Included: Breakfast,

Today before we depart Gander for St. John’s we will visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum for a tour as well as have a step on interpreter take us on a beyond words tour of the Gander Airport where the World came to Gander on 911. Then we will stop at the Silent Witness Memorial and enjoy a photo stop at Joseph Smallwood’s lookout. We then carry onto St. John’s and check into our hotel for the evening.

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 15 – St. John's Area

Meals Included: Breakfast, Farewell 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 farewell dinner on Famous George Street as well as time to browse on your own.

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.