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Nova Scotia History & High Tides
(Tour Code: SD126) Departs Halifax: Daily
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11 Jun - 27 Sep, 2020
Child age 10 yrs & under
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Experience the culturally-rich East Coast of Canada on this week-long self drive through Nova Scotia.
A small province fringed by the ocean and filled with an eclectic range of attractions, it’s here that you’ll find fresh seafood, Celtic influence, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Victorian architecture and stunning coastal beauty around every corner.
Itinerary at a Glance
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Day 01 Halifax Arrival
Arrive in Halifax, pick up your rental vehicle and explore this true maritime city. First settled in 1749, Halifax today is Nova Scotia’s capital and the largest city in Canada’s maritime provinces.
Day 02 Halifax Sightseeing
Spend a full day in Halifax exploring the boutiques, pubs and cafes of Privateers Warehouse and Historic Properties. Visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, in the heart of Halifax's historic waterfront, to immerse yourself in Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage. Get a terrific view of the city from the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and visit York Redoubt National Historic Site, a 200-year-old fortification overlooking Halifax Harbour.
Day 03 Travel to Lunenburg (145 km/90 mi)
Head south to Lunenburg, visiting Peggy’s Cove along the way. Peggy’s Cove (45km) is a small village with houses built right into the granite rock and a lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic. Old Town Lunenburg (98km), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a lovingly restored Victorian town that begs you to wander and explore.
Day 04 Travel to Annapolis Royal (133 km/83 mi)
Cross the peninsula and make a stop at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, renowned for its hiking trails and incredible canoeing on wilderness lakes and rivers. Park interpretive staff conduct outings on foot to reveal the natural history of the area, including the Mi’kmaq petroglyphs. Continue along Route 8 to Annapolis Royal. (breakfast included)
Day 05 Whale watching and fishing villages (190 km/128 mi return)
Today drive 95 km along the Digby Neck to experience a whale watching excursion in the nutrient rich waters of the Bay of Fundy. You will likely see Finback and Minkes, Humpbacks or even the rare North Atlantic right whale. Spend the afternoon exploring Annapolis Royal and Fort Anne. (breakfast included)
Day 06 Travel to Wolfville (109 km/68 mi)
Make time to stop at the Grand-Pré National Historic Site, commemorating Grand-Pré area as a centre of Acadian settlement from 1682 to 1755 and the Deportation of the Acadians, which began in 1755 and continued until 1762. Also the Domaine de Grand Pré is a fantastic winery in the area and is well worth a visit. (breakfast included)
Day 07 Travel to Halifax (93 km/58 mi)
On the final day of your trip, take a short drive back across the middle of Nova Scotia to Halifax. Your tour concludes upon arrival.
- Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 6 nights
- Brier Island Whale Watching
Historic Sites admission to the following:
- Fort Anne
- Halifax Citadel
- Kejimkujik (Day Use only)
- PDF Travel Documentation (Emailed)
- Rental Car
- Road Tolls
- Activities, other than specified
- Meals, other than specified
- Halifax - Lord Nelson Hotel, Classic Room
- Lunenburg – Boscawen Inn, Standard Room
- Annapolis Royal – Hillsdale House, Standard Room
- Wolfville – Tattingstone Inn, Run of House in Main House or Carriage House (Breakfast included)