11 Day Tour: July 18-28, 2022
- Base Pricing is always calculated for double occupancy.
- $850 supplemental for Solo Travelers.
Places to see
before you die
- Fundy National Park
- Hopewell Rocks
- Anne of Green Gables Home
- Cape Breton Island
- Peggy’s Cove
- Gros Morre National Park
- Battle Harbor
- Whale Cruise
- Moose, Caribou, Fox & More!
- Round trip airfare from Chicago
- Internal Flights
- First Class Hotel Accommodations
- All Breakfasts
- 7 Dinners
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
- Admissions to all listed Attractions
- Round trip airport transfers in the Chicago land area
- Guided by Bill Ball,
- Baggage Handling
- All Gratuities
Day One: The Canadian Maritimes are some of the most scenic and diverse Provinces. There are four Atlantic Provinces and we will visit the best of each including some areas most never get to. We begin by flying into St. John, New Brunswick where tides are awesome
Day Two: One of the most spectacular phenomenon of nature is the giant tidal changes in New Brunswick. These are the highest tidal changes in the world— topping 34 feet. There is no place that is more evident than Fundy National Park and the Hopewell Rocks.
Day Three: We leave New Brunswick and head across the Confederation Bridge to our second Province—Prince Edward Island. This is the home of Anne of Green Gables and we will visit the Canadian National Park honoring the author Lucy Maud Montgomery and her little Anne. This evening we will partake in an island tradition of a lobster supper put on by locals as it has been for decades.
Day Four: In the morning we drive across the remaining area of the island to reach the ferry terminal. The ferry brings us close to our next destination—Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. This is the most scenic part of the mainland maritimes and one where we will search for black bear and moose. We will stay in the Cape Breton area to maximize our time with nature.
Day Five: We leave Cape Breton Island and head to Canso Island National History site. This is the ruins of a long lost village and fort located along the coast. Our visit will include a short boat trip out to Gressy Island. Early coastal history, scenic waterways and wildlife—what more could you ask. From here we head into the picturesque capital city of Halifax.
Day Six: Two great stops are on the agenda today. One, Peggy’s Cove, is a photo lover’s dream. The lone lighthouse set along the rocky shore, this has been a tourist draw for over a century. The second stop is one of historic importance. Most people don’t know that Titanic survivors and dead were brought to Halifax. A special section of the old town cemetery is dedicated to those that did not make it. Our last night in Halifax before we fly to a place that only joined Canada in 1945.
Day Seven: We fly to Newfoundland. This huge island was an independent country until it joined Canada in 1945. We begin with a driving tour of what geologists have called the Galapagos of Geology—Gros Morre National Park. Wildlife abounds in this park from caribou to moose to fox and bear. There are more moose per acre on Newfoundland than anywhere else on earth.
Day Eight: We take a whale watch cruise out this morning to spot the giants of the sea that caused whaling villages to pop up along the coast. After the whale cruise, we take the ferry over to the other half of the province—Labrador.
Day Nine: Our destination is Battle Harbor—a National Heritage District. After an hour boat ride to this once unofficial capital of Labrador, we enter a time machine and come out into an intact turn of the century fishing village. Surrounded by the original buildings, the story of the settlement of Labrador’s coast is not just heard by you, but lived by you. This is a rare opportunity to see how life was over 100 years ago in this remote corner of the world.
Day Ten: We tour more of the beautiful rocky shoreline of Labrador before we take a ferry back to Newfoundland. We will explore more of the natural wonders here as well as the human history that molded these strong independent people that tamed this unpredictable wilderness.
Day Eleven: We head home today with bigger than life memories of giant tides, storybook characters, soaring wilderness, tragic shipwrecks and remote lands. This is the Maritimes as you could only dream them to be.