The Magic of the Maritimes

From the shores of the St. Lawrence to the natural beauty of the Cape Breton highlands on the Cabot Trail, Travac’s delightful journey into the Maritimes is rich in sights, sounds and culinary sensations.

Join us for a 12-day charming adventure where you will experience the very best that the Maritimes has to offer.

You’ll visit attractions that have beckoned holidaymakers from around the world such as Peggy’s Cove, the Anne of Green Gables home and Fort Louisbourg.

You’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the ambiance of your surroundings with opportunities to enjoy some of the best restaurants on the east coast.

Attractively priced at only $3162.87 per person based on double occupancy. This holiday is sure to be popular, don’t miss your opportunity to be part of this adventure.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Your Maritime adventure begins this morning as we leave Ottawa and travel through Quebec to our overnight stop in Edmundston, New Brunswick.

Day 2

Leaving Edmundston, you will journey further into New Brunswick and Fredericton. Along the way we’ll make a detour to visit the Harland timber-truss covered bridge, the longest covered bridge in the world. Covered bridges date back to the end of the nineteenth century or the beginning of the twentieth century and were built to protect the bridge itself, from the weather.

We’ll also visit Kings Landing. Kings Landing is a representation of New Brunswick during the 19th and early 20th century. It is not a replica of an actual village, but a collection of salvaged or recreated buildings from around the Mactaquac Headpond and other locations around New Brunswick.

Overnight stop in Fredericton, New Brunswick. (B)

Day 3

Before leaving Fredericton, you’ll have a chance to visit the historic Garrison District or walk along the St. John River and enjoy its culinary delights.

This afternoon you will depart for Charlottetown. After checking into your hotel, the balance of your day will be free. Your next three nights will be in Charlottetown, PEI. (B)

Day 4

This morning, we will be met by our local guide for a tour of this enchanting island. We will start with a tour of Historic Charlottetown.

Next, we will be off to Anne’s Land. Your journey will take you to Cavendish, one of the prettiest towns on the island. The fictional redheaded Anne of Green Gables is everywhere in this area. When the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908, most people could only dream of visiting its magical setting.

Your visit will take you to Green Gables Heritage Place. Green Gables, part of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site, is famous around the world as the inspiration for the setting in Montgomery’s classic tale of fiction.

We will visit the PEI Preserve Company, North Rustico, PEI National Park and a stop at a winery. (B)

Day 5

Today is a free day.  Your Travac Tours Director will offer some suggestions and how you might enjoy your free time. This evening you will be off to Fisherman’s Wharf for a traditional PEI lobster dinner. (B, D)

Day 6

This morning you’ll be heading back to Nova Scotia via ferry from PEI.  Your first stop will be in Baddeck. Baddeck is both the beginning and the end of Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail.  In Baddeck we’ll visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, a museum and 25 acre park that is home to the world’s largest collection of Bell’s inventions and artifacts, including replicas of the first telephone and a full-scale model of the HD-4 hydrofoil watercraft.  

You’ll also have time to enjoy lunch before departing for Fort Louisbourg. This French fortress was originally settled in 1713 and developed into a major commercial port and strongly defended fortress.

Your next two nights will be in Sydney, Nova Scotia. (B)

Day 7

After breakfast you will enjoy driving along the Cabot Trail with a local guide. The Cabot Trail is unquestionably one of the most scenic drives on the planet. Rising from the sea and clinging to the mountains, the Cabot Trail is a winding staircase that will take you from majestic ocean vistas to quiet fishing villages. 

You’ll spend the day on the trail with plenty of stops along the way to soak in its un-paralleled beauty. (B)

Day 8

This morning you will make your way to Halifax.  Attractions in Halifax are plentiful! From iconic lighthouses to urban gardens, stunning galleries and museums, a waterfront science centre, and so much more.  Upon arrival you will have some free time. Your Travac Tours Director will have plenty of options to help acquaint yourself with this vibrant city. Your next two nights will be in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (B)

Day 9

Your day will begin with a professionally guided tour of Halifax.  A great way to end the tour will be a visit to Peggy’s Cove, one of the most iconic sites in the Maritimes.  After your visit you’ll return to Halifax for some free time to visit some of the prodigious attractions in the city. Tonight you have an included dinner (B, D)

Day 10

Leaving Halifax, you’ll make your way to Moncton, making stops in both Chester and Lunenburg along the way.  The village of Chester, situated on a peninsula halfway along the coast of Mahone Bay, is one of the most picturesque communities anywhere in the Maritimes.

Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – with its narrow streets and unique architecture – is also the home port of Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador, the Bluenose II. The graceful ship is a replica of the original fishing boat that found fame as a racing schooner.

In Moncton you’ll have a chance to visit Magnetic Hill, an illusion that has attracted tourists for decades. Overnight stop in Moncton, New Brunswick. (B)

Day 11

This morning you’ll visit the Bay of Fundy with a local guide.  Few places on earth are as awe-inspiring as New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy. A visit to this special place will reward you with magnificent tides, breathtaking coastline and endless adventure. The Bay of Fundy tides are best explored at The Hopewell Rocks, where you can walk around the famous “flowerpot rocks” at low tide then watch them slowly disappear.

After our visit you’ll continue on to Riviere du Loup. Founded in the 17thcentury this quaint town on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River offers spectacular vistas of the river. Overnight stop in Riviere de Loup. (B, D)

Day 12

From Riviere du Loup we will continue along the south shore of the St. Lawrence and make our way back to Ottawa.  Expect to arrive in Ottawa in the late afternoon. (B)

Itinerary Subject to Change

Tipping is included for luggage handling at the hotel. Most bus tours often recommend that each person tip their Travac Tour Director $5 per person per day, coach driver $3 per person per day and local guide $3 for half-day tour. While we at Travac do not stress a tipping policy, any gratuities provided are greatly appreciated.

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Hotel Information

Best Western Plus, or similar

Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
280 Boul. Hébert Blvd.
Edmunston, NB
E3V 0A3
(506) 739-0000

Hilton Garden Inn, or similar

Hotel Address
620 Queen St.
Fredericton, NB
E3B 1C2
(506) 999-1551

Rodd Charlottetown, or similar

Hotel Address
75 Kent St
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7K4

Cambridge Suites, or similar

Hotel Address
380 Esplanade
Sydney, NS
B1P 1B1
(902) 562-6500

Hotel Halifax (formerly Delta), or similar

Hotel Address
Scotia Square, 1990 Barrington St.
Halifax, NS
B3J 1P2
(902) 425-6700

Delta Hotel Beauséjour, or similar

Hotel Address
750 Main St.
Moncton, NB
E1C 1E6
(506) 854-4344

Auberge de la Pointe, or similar

Hotel Address
10 Cartier Blvd
Riviere-du-Loup, QC
G5R 3Y7
(418) 862-3514

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