Landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes (Summer, Classic)

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Blend the best of land and sea on this 12-Day guided tour of Canada. Explore the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax with a Local Expert, who will tell you the tale of the city’s most historic moment: the 1912 sinking of the Titanic. See the fabled home that served as the inspiration for L.M. Montgomery’s children’s classic, ‘Anne of Green Gables.’ Wat...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • Baddeck: Experience warm hospitality and Cape Breton-style home cooking with traditional music. Join local musicians and engage in an evening of song, dance and storytelling for a unique insight into Acadian culture.
    • Halifax: Immerse yourself in Nova Scotia's rich maritime heritage at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Discover history, including the Halifax Explosion and the sinking of the Titanic through an immersive visit. History comes alive as you sit in a replica Titanic deck chair or climb aboard the CSS Acadia. Learn about Halifax’s connection to the Titanic: When ship owners in New York heard the ship hit an iceberg, they thought it would travel to Halifax. In the end, 150 of the 1518 lives lost were buried in Halifax. You’ll appreciate gaining insights into history exploring exhibits from a small craft boat building to World War Convoys, the Titanic to the Halifax Explosion, events and people who have defined Nova Scotia and its relationship with the sea.
    • Halifax: Embark an exploration of this cosmopolitan, eclectic port city of Halifax with your Local Expert. Travel to the local cemetery where many of the Titanic victims were laid to rest before a visit to the Victorian-era inspired Halifax Public Gardens and bustling harbor front. Learn how the growth of this maritime hub can be attributed to its economic ties with the fishing industry, shipbuilding and trade, fostering a maritime culture that persists today. Your in-depth city tour will end at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for a docent-led tour.
    • Lunenburg: The hand-picked UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg invites you to discover its storied streets. Experience one of the best surviving examples of a planned British Colonial settlement in North America before meeting a Local Expert for a walking tour. Your guided tour will make sites come alive with cultural wonders like superstitions, folklore and local facts. All will be woven together with unique personal stories as you stroll past its brightly painted houses.
    • Peggy's Cove: Visit scenic Peggy's Cove, a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay southwest of downtown Halifax. Take in the breathtaking coastal scenery, including its iconic Peggy's Cove Lighthouse perched on rugged granite rocks. Embrace this area's serene beauty, fishing village and artistic community that make it one of Nova Scotia's most favorite destinations.
    • The fishing industry's impact on Novia Scotia is revealed on your visit to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Joined by a Local Expert, take a guided tour for an overview of the industry that was the heart and soul of Lunenburg, Novia Scotia. You’ll have the ultimate waterfront experience as you explore a fish exhibit, wharf-side vessels and a film showcasing life in a fishing community. This is a fascinating exploration into not only the fishing industry but also Lunenburg, a port town on the South Shore of Nova Scotia which is the site of Canada's largest secondary fish-processing plant.
    • Baddeck: Sail aboard the Winstar, a new double decker Catamaran, for an educational tour of the Bras d'Or Lakes. Take in unparalleled views of Baddeck and area's shoreline spotting iconic lighthouses and the historic properties along Beinn Bhreagh, including the mansion of inventor Alexander Graham. Look for a bird estuary and - surely a highlight -- bald eagles swoop down and feeding next to the boat.
    • Baddeck: Satisfy your curiosity as you immerse yourself in a unique experience at The Gaelic College, devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic and Celtic cultures and the only institution of its kind in North America. Learn about the tradition of fabric milling and see a kilt-making demonstration in action at this educational non-profit institution, offering year-round programming in the culture, music, language, crafts, customs and traditions of the immigrants from the Highlands of Scotland. Discover the history of the college when it was founded in St. Ann’s, Nova Scotia in 1938, by community members who wanted to create a memorial for theGaelic speaking pioneers of Cape Breton.
    • Cape Breton Island: The Cabot Trail, a world-famous scenic highway, offers a spectacular driving experience through the stunning landscapes of Cape Breton Island. Enjoy a relaxing drive along the Cabot Trail, keeping an eye out for moose and bald eagles. Then stretch your legs at Cheticamp fishing village where Acadian culture remains strong, and you may be able to hear Acadian language spoken by the locals. Then visit a local beach where you can dip your toes in the water.
    • Baddeck: Embark on an insightful visit to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Overlooking Bras d'Or Lake, take a glimpse into the world-famous inventor's interests and inventions from airplanes and kites to deaf education and artificial respiration. From your guide's insights to a multi-media presentation featuring artifacts and photographs from their time together, you’ll appreciate this deep study into an important historical figure.

What's this trip about?

    Blend the best of land and sea on this 12-Day guided tour of Canada. Explore the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax with a Local Expert, who will tell you the tale of the city’s most historic moment: the 1912 sinking of the Titanic. See the fabled home that served as the inspiration for L.M. Montgomery’s children’s classic, ‘Anne of Green Gables.’ Watch for bald eagles as you travel one of the world’s most scenic routes, Cabot Trail. Board a lobster boat in New Brunswick for an up-close-and-personal look at lobster fishing, then indulge in a decadent lobster lunch. Later, cruise the Bay of Fundy on a whale-watching expedition, where you can see humpback, minke and fin whales.


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityHalifax (NS)
End CityHalifax (NS)

Travel Themes

  • Cultural


  • North America
  • Canada


  • Culture


Travel Map

Day 1: Welcome to Halifax

A mix of sea breezes and cultural charms, Halifax is a quintessential maritime destination evident in its waterfront, historic sites and ongoing maritime activities. Learn how it became a maritime destination due to its strategic natural harbor, making it a crucial na...

Day 2: Sightseeing and Relaxation in Halifax Relaxed Start

From British rule to naval battles, Halifax is a historical haven. Kick off your Canada guided tour and delve into the city's nautical history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic where your Local Expert shares stories of key historic events. Learn about the Halifax...

Day 3: Historic Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg conjures up images of brightly painted houses and a picturesque waterfront. Join a Local Expert for a walking tour of one of the best surviving examples of a planned British Colonial settlement in North America. Gain insight...

Day 4: Cape Breton Island and Blooming Baddeck

The legends & traditions of the Mi'kmaq people will inspire the mind of any curious traveler. At Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Center, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience on your Canada guided tour as interpreters share insights of history and culture as the...

Day 5: The Natural Beauty of the Cabot Trail

Gaelic and Celtic cultures are revealed over a unique experience at The Gaelic College, devoted to the study and preservation of these rich cultures. At this school offering traditional arts, including Cape Breton fiddle, piano, guitar, step-dancing, and piping, highl...

Day 6: Baddeck and Charlottetown

Go behind the scenes on your Canada guided tour with a Local Expert at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site to discover the stories behind the inventor of the telephone and one of history's most influential members. Ferry across the Northumberland Strait t...

Day 7: Prince Edward Island Sightseeing Relaxed Start

No trip to Prince Edward Island is complete without a visit to Green Gable's Heritage Place including the Green Gables House, the fabled home that provided inspiration for L.M. Montgomery's children's classic, 'Anne of Green Gables'. With your Local Expert, discover t...

Day 8: Flavors of Charlottetown Relaxed Start

The flavors of Prince Edward Island will delight your palate today in the quaint seaside fishing village of Georgetown. Meet a local fisherman and exceptional storyteller who will regale you with tales of life at sea and teach you all about the area's lobster and muss...

Day 9: The Tides of Hopewell Rocks

A highlight awaits this morning as you cross the Confederation Bridge. This engineering feat connects Prince Edward Island to the mainland and, spanning eight miles, is longest bridge in the world over ice-covered waters. With the waters of Shediac Bay as your playgro...

Day 10: Lively Moncton to Digby

Embark on a coastal drive on the Fundy Trail Parkway, nestling you between the greens of the forest and the blues of the coast with stunning views in every direction. This important thoroughfare, completed in 2020, connects Alma to St Martin lined with hiking trails, ...

Day 11: Delightful Digby and Annapolis Royal Relaxed Start

Continue your exploration of the Bay of Fundy on a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching optional cruise (weather permitting) in search of rare species of whale while learning about these majestic sea mammals. In the historic town of Annapolis Royal, join a Local Expert a...

Day 12: Farewell Halifax

It’s time to wave goodbye to Halifax and your fellow travelers as your trip comes to an end. A complimentary Airport transfer will be made at Halifax International Airport at 12:00pm, followed by a stop at the Marriott Harbourfront Halifax for guests wishing to extend their stay.


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  • 5 Dinner with Wine (DW)
  • 11 Breakfast (B)
  • 2 Lunch (L)
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