Wonders of the Maritimes & Scenic Cape Breton with Ocean Train to Montreal 2020

Wonders of the Maritimes & Scenic Cape Breton with Ocean Train to Montreal 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Discover the heart of Canada’s Atlantic seacoast on this wonderful vacation. This tour begins in Halifax and ends in Montréal with overnights also in Moncton, Charlottetown, and Baddeck. Along the way, you’ll experience scenic drives, visit beautiful national parks and quaint fishing villages, and enjoy special adventures arranged by Globus. Tour highlights include a visit to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with the picturesque lighthouse (one of the world’s most photographed places), and Lunenburg, a small port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the highest and wildest tides at Hopewell Rocks, where time and tides (up to 50 feet) have created distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. On Cape Breton Island, keep your camera ready as you embark on the Cabot Trail, one of the most scenic drives in the world, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, resembling the Scottish coastal regions. More scenic beauty awaits you in Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its wind-sculpted dunes and sandy beaches. Also enjoy a ferry ride across the Northumberland Strait. Globus has arranged many out-of-the-ordinary experiences throughout this Eastern Canada tour. For example, visit Sugar Moon Farm for a lunch, tour and tasting of a traditional sugar camp treat. You’ll be treated to a traditional Ceilidh—a folk music party—on Prince Edward Island and a traditional Nova Scotia breakfast at Peggy’s Cove. At the conclusion of your tour, travel from Halifax to Montréal on the overnight VIA Rail’s Ocean train. Travel in a private Sleeper Plus car, spend two nights in Montréal, and enjoy a hop-on/hop-off trolley tour of the city. From the gorgeous scenery and quaint fishing villages to the fun experiences and train ride, this tour through Eastern Canada is sure to delight all of your senses!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN HALIFAX.
Welcome to Halifax! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2: HALIFAX. EXCURSION TO PEGGY’S COVE & LUNENBURG.
This morning, visit Peggy’s Cove, one of Canada’s most charming fishing villages. Enjoy a [LF] traditional NOVA SCOTIAN BREAKFAST, where you can choose local specialties like fish cakes. Have your camera ready for spectacular shots of this famous lighthouse and picturesque setting. We then venture to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a brief orientation tour, enjoy free time. Explore the quaint Main Street, shop for souvenirs, or spend time at the Fisheries Museum to learn more about this major fishing port. The rest of the day is at leisure. Maybe visit the Maritimes Museum, which explains the area’s seafaring past, or perhaps tour Alexander Keith’s Brewery, which has been making the home-grown favorite since the early 1880s. (B)

Day 3: HALIFAX–SUGAR MOON FARM–MONCTON.
This morning, enjoy an orientation of Halifax including the public gardens and harbor area. Before arriving in New Brunswick, we’ll stop at SUGAR MOON FARM to enjoy a Maritime [LF] SUGAR CAMP LUNCH, along with a guided tour and traditional sugar camp treat. We spend the evening in Moncton, originally founded by a group of Acadians and then Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for the best way to spend your evening. (B,L)

Day 4: MONCTON–HOPEWELL ROCKS–CHARLOTTETOWN.
This morning, travel to HOPEWELL ROCKS and learn about the highest and wildest tides in the world, which rise and fall up to 52 feet each day. Time and tide have carved from the cliffs and coves distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. Learn more about the region’s nature and wildlife with a visit to CAPE JOURIMAIN NATURE CENTRE. Then, drive across 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge, the longest of its kind. Cross onto Prince Edward Island and continue to Charlottetown. Tonight, enjoy a [LF] LOBSTER SUPPER at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 5: CHARLOTTETOWN.
A guided tour of the island includes a drive to the fishing port of North Rustico Harbour to see the sand dunes and lovely beaches of PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK, along with a visit to GREEN GABLES farmhouse. Later, enjoy lunch at PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND PRESERVE COMPANY and be treated to a traditional [LF] CEILIDH—a folk music party. You are sure to be entertained and to get your toes tapping! The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own, do some shopping, or relax in one of Charlottetown’s fine restaurants. (B,L)

Day 6: CHARLOTTETOWN–PICTOU–BADDECK.
This morning, board a FERRY that whisks you across the Northumberland Strait to Pictou, known as the “Birthplace of New Scotland.” It was here that the first ship of Scottish Highlanders landed in Nova Scotia in 1773. Then, visit the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM, where exhibits trace the achievements of the great inventor who spent his last years on Cape Breton. (B)

Day 7: BADDECK. EXCURSION TO CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK.
This morning, travel along the CABOT TRAIL, considered one of the most scenic drives in the world. Proceed along the coast, savoring magnificent vistas of the rocky shoreline and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Enter CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK, a landscape that strikingly resembles Scottish coastal regions. Tonight, perhaps join in a local Ceilidh in Baddeck. (B,L,D)

Day 8: BADDECK–HALIFAX.
Cross over the Canso Causeway and continue across Nova Scotia to Halifax. Upon arrival, visit the CITADEL with its early 19th-century, star-shaped fort. Tonight, join your Tour Director and new friends at a festive farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day 9: HALIFAX–VIA RAIL, OCEAN TRAIN TO MONTRÉAL.
This afternoon, board VIA Rail’s Ocean train. Travel while sleeping in comfort and awaken in a different region of Canada! Ride across New Brunswick to Québec’s largest city, Montréal. Accommodation on the train is in a private Sleeper Plus car. (B,L,D)

Day 10: MONTRÉAL.
Morning arrival and transfer to your hotel for the next two nights. During your stay, enjoy a hop-on/hop-off TROLLEY TOUR of the city. With your leisure time, you may want to discover the excellent restaurants, lively nightspots, and charming boutiques and galleries. Visit Notre Dame Basilica, stroll the historic streets of Old Montréal, or try your luck at the Casino de Montréal. (B daily)

Day 11: MONTRÉAL.
Morning arrival and transfer to your hotel for the next two nights. During your stay, enjoy a hop-on/hop-off TROLLEY TOUR of the city. With your leisure time, you may want to discover the excellent restaurants, lively nightspots, and charming boutiques and galleries. Visit Notre Dame Basilica, stroll the historic streets of Old Montréal, or try your luck at the Casino de Montréal. (B daily)

Day 12: MONTRÉAL.
The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. (B)

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Inclusions

  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 17-29 (if Mother Nature permits)

Sightseeing & Activities:

PEGGY’S COVE
Orientation tour with a [LF] traditional Nova Scotian breakfast

LUNENBURG
Orientation tour

HALIFAX
Orientation tour; visit Citadel Hill; farewell dinner

SUGAR MOON FARM
[LF] Enjoy a traditional sugar camp meal and guided tour

HOPEWELL ROCKS
Sightseeing

CONFEDERATION BRIDGE
Visit Cape Jourimain Nature Centre; cross Canada’s modern engineering feat

CHARLOTTETOWN
[LF] Lobster supper at a local restaurant; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Green Gables; Prince Edward Island sightseeing; [LF] traditional Ceilidh at PEI Preserves

BADDECK
Visit Alexander Graham Bell Museum

CABOT TRAIL
Sightseeing; visit Cape Breton Highlands

HALIFAX–MONTREAL
Travel by Ocean train in Sleeper Plus class

MONTREAL
Hop-on/hop-off trolley tour

Meals:
Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 4 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Halifax


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Accommodations

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$1,015 to $1,050

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$165 to $170

Extra Nights per person in Halifax:
All departures except June 11, August 20, August 22: in single room $180; in twin room $107; in triple room $85
Departures June 11, August 20, August 22: in single room $280; in twin room $157; in triple room $118

Extra Nights per person in Montréal:
in single room $281; in twin room $163; in triple room $133

Halifax: Westin Nova Scotian
This deluxe hotel is equipped with full service fitness center, on site spa, business center, as well as a restaurant and lounge. Nourish your soul in the Halifax Restaurant Elements, featuring locally inspired Nova Scotia Cuisine and wines, and awarded with a Wine Spectator Award. In the summer enjoy outdoor patio seating in the lounge. A local shuttle is available complimentary to guests at select times of the day.
Address:
1181 Hollis Street
Halifax NS, Canada
Moncton: Delta Beausejour
Fine Downtown Hotel situated in city center near shops.
Address:
750 Main Street
Moncton NB, Canada
Charlottetown: Delta Prince Edward
This elegant hotel is beautifully situated in the heart of Charlottetown on the Prince Edward Island and features spacious guestrooms refined dining, and ultimate comfort. The amenities include a fitness center, concierge services, laundry services, and large indoor pool.
Address:
18 Queen Street
Charlottetown PE, Canada
Baddeck: Silver Dart Lodge
Two-story Motor Hotel on spacious grounds at western boundary of village, overlooking Bras d'Or Lake.
Address:
257 Shore Road
Baddeck NS, Canada
Montreal: Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, the hotel reflects the city's elegance and charm and has welcomed dignitaries and celebrities alike in its 60 year history. The hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub, spa, fitness center, gift shops, hair salon, several award winning restaurants, lounge, room service, business center, concierge service, and Internet access.
Address:
900 Blvd. Rene- Levesque West
Montreal QC, Canada

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Ratings based off 24 reviews . Currently showing 11 reviews with comments only.
By Cynthia G on Sep 19, 2019

This was an excellent trip full of history and beauty. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. I always feel taken care of when I travel with Globus.

By Sheila M on Sep 07, 2019

Saw beautiful scenery, were some what hampered by hurricane. Not a lot of leg room on the coach was not pleased about one hotel I think they could have done better. Tour director was good and extreemly knowledgable

By Claire W on Sep 08, 2018

Wonderful trip through Nova Scotia. Beautiful Shoreline and historical features. Guide and driver were very accommodating.

By Coleen C on Aug 23, 2017

The bus was different and not the normal Globus bus. Only one door to exit and less places to store stuff. The trip had a lot of bus time. Therefore it was a disappointment.

By Milton U on Aug 10, 2017

Apart from the need on a couple of days for at least one extra stop/break, the day-by-day experience was wonderful. I would even welcome an extra day and it's added cost as a means of a bit more free time or rest along the way. I sensed others in the group would agree in that some chose to stay at the hotel on one of the final days. The bus was really comfortable and allowed for clear views along the way. The hotels were well chosen-- locations, service, and comfort. This is a tour for those who love natural beauty and especially the "52 shades of green" on Prince Edward Island".

By Dennis S on Jul 20, 2017

Well-rounded trip with hotels in excellent locations and just enough free time to explore on your own.

By Linda S on Sep 01, 2016

The trip was well-paced, informative, and accommodations, staff, and food were excellent.

By Barbara A on Aug 25, 2016

This was my first Globus trip and it was great! Hotels were excellent and well placed, provided meals were very good and our Tour Director was outstanding. He was exceptionally knowledgabel and organized. The itinerary was wonderful and the fact that the weather cooperated with our activities certainly helped make this an exceptional trip!

By Dawn N on Jun 30, 2016

Great trip, only issue was one of the hotels was in need of some upgrading (poor air conditioning, slow elevators, rude banquet staff). Overall, it was a great experience, very knowledgeable guide and great driver. Seemed a little rushed a few times, just wish that time would have been allotted for Religious Observances.

By Patricia C on Aug 20, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip....thought it was a wonderful way to see this beautiful scenic part of Canada! The tour guide and bus driver as well as fellow passengers made the tour one that I will always remember.


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