Thursday, September 16 to Saturday, September 25, 2021
A ten-day experience of Celtic heritage and Acadian influences in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Explore our Canadian roots touring Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. An up-close, personal encounter with the Celtic heritage and Acadian influences that have given us many of our household names: St. John and the Bay of Fundy, the “Magnetic Hill”, beautiful Somerset and Cavendish, historic Charlottetown, our magnificent Cabot Trail, Louisbourg, Peggy’s Cove with its quintessential lighthouse, and vibrant Halifax. Don Kasta and Michael Quinn will be your hosts.
Can be combined with our upcoming Newfoundland trip.
Today given over to experiencing one of the great natural wonders of the world - the powerful tidal movement in the Bay of Fundy. Our viewing of this natural phenomenon will be determined by the tidal charts and should allow us to also visit St. Andrews and perhaps catch a site of Campobello Island, long associated with Franklin D. Roosevelt.
After breakfast we travel to Prince Edward Island. En route, our first stop will be Moncton, where we witness yet another natural phenomenon, ``Magnetic Hill``. We continue on to Shediac, a significant town in our Acadian heritage, in time for lunch before following the picturesque coastal road to Cape Tormentine. The Confederation Bridge allows us to easily cross the Northumberland Strait for a late afternoon arrival in Charlottetown and overnight.
Morning Charlottetown departure to Wood Islands. Here we board the ferry that will take us to Caribou, Nova Scotia. Lunch in Antigonish before arrival at Cape Breton Island. Our route will take us by way of Bras d’Or Lake, site of Alexander Graham Bell's famous hydrofoil experiments, to Baddeck, a lovely village on the Lake, our home for the next two nights.
A leisurely breakfast before a scenic drive to the magnificently restored Fortress of Louisbourg, one of Canada’s most important National Historic Sites. The day will be spent experiencing the garrison life of the French and English soldiers and settlers. The many presentations and an 18thC lunch will add to the reality. After crossing the Canso Causeway, a late afternoon arrival in Halifax. An orientation stroll before dinner and an evening to enjoy harbour night life.
Guided morning walking tour of the capital's principal sites including Province House, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, the Old Burying Ground and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. After lunch, a visit to the Citadel National Historic Site. Remainder of afternoon and evening at leisure.
Breakfast and morning transfer to Halifax Airport and our flight home to Toronto.
• Return air fare Toronto / Fredricton / Halifax; • Accommodation based on double occupancy; • Overland transportation via private van; ( private coach if numbers warrant) • A total of 5 dinners or luncheons; • Breakfast daily; • All admission charges as indicated in itinerary; • All hotel taxes and gratuities; • Services of full-time tour escort;
• All items of a personal nature; • Beverages; • Airport taxes; • All inclusive insurance and non-medical packages (available on request).
May 12 - 26, 2021
Land Only: (to and from Rome Airport) : $3,385 based on double occupancy
June 11 - 21, 2021
$3,895 from Toronto (including all taxes and other surcharges)
June 12 - 23, 2021
Price TBA post COVID-19