11 day Historic and Maritime tour of Eastern Canada with flights

11 day Historic and Maritime tour of Eastern Canada including return international flights, accommodation, in-depth sightseeing, professional tour guides and more.

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  • 11 day Historic and Maritime tour of Eastern Canada with flights
  • 11 day Historic and Maritime tour of Eastern Canada with flights
  • 11 day Historic and Maritime tour of Eastern Canada with flights
  • 11 day Historic and Maritime tour of Eastern Canada with flights
  • 11 day Historic and Maritime tour of Eastern Canada with flights
  • 11 day Historic and Maritime tour of Eastern Canada with flights
  • 11 day Historic and Maritime tour of Eastern Canada with flights
  • 11 day Historic and Maritime tour of Eastern Canada with flights
  • 11 day Historic and Maritime tour of Eastern Canada with flights
  • 11 day Historic and Maritime tour of Eastern Canada with flights
 

Highlights

 

Discover the history and culture of beautiful Canada with a spectacular 11 day Historic and Maritime tour of Eastern Canada.

Begin your tour in Halifax and embrace this lively port city’s love of the sea by wandering through its many diverse galleries, cafes and shops. See the famous Hopewell Rocks, located along the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Take in the natural beauty of Prince Edward Island, a place that’s filled with rolling green hills, fresh seafood and peaceful sandy beaches.

Take a tour of Charlottetown, home to the iconic Anne of Green Gables Museum. Cross the Northumberland Strait to Nova Scotia, before continuing on to the island of Cape Breton. Wander the charming village of Baddeck and visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and the National Historic Site. Immerse yourself in the stunning scenery located along the winding Cabot Trail, named after the Italian explorer John Cabot. 

Travel to picturesque Peggy’s Cove and view the iconic Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse. Learn about Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage with a visit to the Maritime Museum, before your incredible tour of Eastern Canada comes to an end.

See inclusions for more.

 
 

 Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Halifax, Canada

Today, depart Australia for Halifax, Canada. On arrival, please take the hotel shuttle transfer to your hotel.

 Day 2: Halifax, Nova Scotia (B) 

Enjoy a day of leisure to recuperate after the long flight or enjoy some sightseeing in your own time. As the cultural and historical capital of Atlantic Canada, Halifax has been welcoming visitors for over 250 years. This vibrant and lively port city embraces its love of the sea, offering a diversity of galleries, cafes and shopping opportunities. This evening at approximately 7 pm, enjoy a welcome drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travellers.

 Day 3: Halifax and Bay of Fundy, Novia Scotia – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (B,D)

Morning departure from Halifax to the magnificent Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick, located along the craggy coast of the Bay of Fundy, home of the world’s highest tides. Time and tides have carved from the cliffs and coves distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. During periods of low tide, you can walk along the beach and explore several coves filled with these “flowerpot rocks.” Miraculously, 160 billion tons of water flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy twice a day – enough to fill the entire Grand Canyon! At its peak, the Fundy tides can reach as high as a 5-story building. Many of the formations have nicknames inspired by their appearance – look for Lover’s Arch, Dinosaur Rock, Mother-in-law, and ET, just to name a few. After spending time here, you’ll have a deeper appreciation of the fragile complexity of the ecosystem and the simple beauty of this land and seascape. After lunch on your own, continue to scenic Prince Edward Island with its jagged red cliffs, peaceful sandy beaches, fresh seafood, and rolling green hills. A welcome dinner with your fellow travellers celebrates your arrival in Charlottetown, the flourishing capital city of Prince Edward Island.

Day 4: Charlottetown – Anne of Green Gables Museum (B)

This morning take an orientation tour of Charlottetown. Then, drive to the north coast of the Island to visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum. When the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908, most people could only dream of visiting its magical setting. Today, millions of the book’s fans have made the trip to Prince Edward Island to discover the land that captivated Anne in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s stories. For readers who cannot get enough of their favourite red-headed girl, or the woman who created her, there are Anne-related attractions all over the Island. The Campbell home, that Montgomery called the “wonder castle of my childhood”, was built in 1872 and still belongs to the Campbell family. Here, the author was inspired to write many novels, and it is the setting for Anne’s Lake of Shining Waters. Meet with relatives of the author, visit the house, learn about potato planting and digging and enjoy the peacefulness of the place. Continue to the resort village of Cavendish with its red beaches and scenic dune shores. Visit the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, purveyors of fine preserves, teas, and teaware. Walk in the Garden of Hope and learn about the owner’s commitment to the community. The balance of the day is at leisure in Charlottetown. Tonight, be sure to try the fabulous local seafood at one of Charlottetown’s top restaurants. 

Day 5: Charlottetown – Baddeck , Cape Breton Island (B,L)

Early departure from Charlottetown crossing the Northumberland Strait in the southern part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Nova Scotia. Continue via the Canso Causeway from Mainland Nova Scotia to the beautiful island of Cape Breton, also known as the ‘Celtic Heart’ of Nova Scotia. On to the charming village of Baddeck, located along the shores of the Bras d’Or Lakes. Lunch at a local restaurant before a visit to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum & National Historic Site. Tour a unique exhibit complex where model replicas, photo displays, and films describe the fascinating life and work of Bell, such as his invention of the telephone along with many others. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Optional Tour (at own cost, refer fine print): Sunset Sail on the Bras d’Or Lakes – while cruising, observe majestic Bald Eagles as they circle the boat, see Beinn Bhreagh,Alexander Graham Bell’s mansion, and the stunning Baddeck shoreline. Enjoy the entertaining and educational narrative of the area as you relax on the boat’s deck

Day 6: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Baddeck (B,L,D)

Today, discover the magnificent scenery and rich history of Cape Breton’s world-famous Cabot Trail that winds through stunning landscapes along the Margaree River and through the spectacular rugged highlands. Take the opportunity to see some of the last remaining protected wilderness in Nova Scotia. The trail was named after Italian explorer John Cabot sailing on a mission for King Henry VII of England and also commemorates the meeting of Cabot and the Mi’kmaq people, the original inhabitants of Cape Breton Island, at Aspy Bay over 500 years ago. The Cabot Trail, completed in 1932, joined previously isolated fishing villages and today connects eight major communities ranging from the Acadian Region to Irish and Scottish settlements. Stop for a picnic lunch in the beautiful natural surroundings after visiting the west coast of Cape Breton Island and the Acadian Village of Cheticamp. Here, visit a craft shop featuring locally made rugs and stop at the local Catholic church, l’Église Saint-Pierre, an imposing and impressive monument. With its stunning architecture, frescoes and stained glass windows, it is considered one of the most beautiful churches in the Maritime Provinces. Return to Baddeck in the late afternoon. Enjoy dinner together tonight at the hotel

Day 7: Baddeck – Halifax (B)

This morning, depart Baddeck for Halifax. En route stop for lunch, on your own, before arriving in coastal Halifax. Take a tour of Halifax that begins along the city’s historic waterfront. This city combines the international essence of a major port city and a naval base, with the culture and heritage of one of Canada’s most historic communities. See the Old Town Clock, St. Paul’s Church, City Hall, Government House and Point Pleasant Park. Stop at the lovely Victorian Halifax Public Gardens with its opulent floral displays, and the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, a key naval station built in 1828. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 8: Peggy’s Cove, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (B,D)

This morning, travel to picturesque Peggy’s Cove, a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay. Here, view the iconic Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, one of Canada’s most photographed lighthouse. Afterward, return to Halifax to visit the Maritime Museum where Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage is remembered and celebrated. Learn about the stories, events, and people that have come to define Nova Scotia and its relationship with the sea. The permanent Titanic exhibit at the museum relates the tale of this fated ship’s creation and demise, highlighting the key role Halifax played in the disaster. Exhibits also include life aboard the Titanic – sit in a reproduction of a rare Titanic deck chair and imagine what it would have been like to relax aboard the deck of the most luxurious vessel in its time. Tonight, enjoy a lovely Farewell Dinner on the last night in Eastern Canada with your newfound friends

Day 9: Halifax – airplane-takeoff– Australia  (B)

Sadly, your holiday has come to an end. At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to Halifax airport for your homeward flight.

Day 10: In flight

Day 11: Australia

Arrive home in Australia today.

 

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline, including 23kgs checked luggage
  • Return airport transfers in Canada
  • 8 nights twin share accommodation while touring the historic and maritime regions of Eastern Canada
  • Breakfast daily plus a welcome and farewell dinner with your group
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Services of a professional English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • All tipping and gratuities

 

Highlights:

  • View Hopewell Rocks located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick
  • Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum on Prince Edward Island
  • Tour the Alexander Graham Bell Museum & National Historic Site
  • Discover the magnificent scenery of Cape Breton Island’s world-famous Cabot Trail
  • Visit Peggy’s Cove set on a rocky shore on the Nova Scotia coast
 

Fine Print

 

How To Book: 

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $1,500 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Documentation

Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and before 14 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Single Supplement: Not available 

Land Only: Not available 

Group Size: 2 – 40 people

Triple Share: Not available

Children: Same price as adults. Min age 2 years.

Interconnecting/adjoining rooms: Can be requested however not guaranteed. Please submit request when filling out your booking form.

Accommodation:

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed

Halifax: Holiday Inn Express Halifax Airport or similar
Charlottetown: Charlottetown Inn & Conference Centre or similar
Baddeck: Auberge Gisele’s Inn or similar
Halifax: The Hollis Halifax – a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton or similar

Optional Tours: 

Sunset Sail on the Bras d’Or Lakes – $42 per person 

You can purchase your optional tours by clicking here

Optional Tours must be purchased within 7 days of  your initial booking. Please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au to ensure your booking is correctly updated. Failure to do so may result in you not being accepted on this optional tour and your purchase will be refunded.

Note that while Optional Tours provide an excellent opportunity to further explore this wonderful country, it will also reduce the leisure time described in the itinerary.

Optional Tours requested within 70 days of travel cannot be accepted.

Tipping:

Towards the end of your tour:

If you have enjoyed the knowledge, service and expertise of your tour guide and driver a tip (while not compulsory) is appropriate towards the end of your tour. While it may not be customary in Australia, tipping is entrenched into many cultures especially within the tourism industry globally. It helps reward and inspire excellent service. The following is provided to assist our guests, but we leave the decision to provide a gratuity entirely at their discretion:

The group leader: Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of CAD $6 per person per day

The driver & assistant:  Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of CAD $4 per person per day

Gratuities aren’t compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. Your guide will hand around two envelopes towards the end of the tour (1 Tour Guide and 1 Driver envelope) to make the process as easy as possible.

Tour Excludes:

  • Tipping
  • Porterage
  • Shore Excursions 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

7 June 2019
14 June 2019
28 June 2019
8 July 2019
22 July 2019
29 July 2019
5 August 2019
12 August 2019
19 August 2019
26 August 2019
2 September 2019
9 September 2019
20 September 2019

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates reflected in both the Fine Print and Calendar are subject to change at any time.

 

Flight Information

 

 Airline: 
  • Return economy airfare departing Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Air Canada
  • Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth passengers – All flights will be via Sydney or Brisbane.
  • Including at least 23kg checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to change according to airline policy).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked.
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your flight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference.
  • Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By arriving early and/or extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to and/or from the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline
  • Return airport transfers in Canada
  • 8 nights twin share accommodation while touring the historic and maritime regions of Eastern Canada
  • Breakfast daily plus a welcome and farewell dinner with your group
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Services of a professional English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • All tipping and gratuities
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