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Nova Scotia History & High Tides

7 Days / 6 Nights Departing Halifax
From USD$724 per person
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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 sights and attractions, it’s here that you’ll find fresh seafood, Celtic influence and stunning coastal beauty around every corner.

Gain a deeper understanding into what this soulful province stands for, looping from the capital city of Halifax through quaint seaside towns like Lunenburg and Annapolis Royal. Witness UNESCO World Heritage sites, admire Victorian architecture and, most importantly, get to know the people. They’re what make this place special, and they welcome with open arms.

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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.

Package Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 6 nights
  • Brier Island Whale Watching
  • Historic Sites admission to the following:
    • Fort Anne
    • Grand-Pré
    • Halifax Citadel
    • Kejimkujik (Day Use only)
    • Port-Royal
  • PDF Travel Documentation (Emailed)

Not included:

  • Rental Car
  • Road Tolls
  • Activities, other than specified
  • Meals, other than specified

Hotel Information:

  • Halifax - Lord Nelson Hotel, Classic Room
  • Lunenburg – Boscawen Inn, Standard Room
    (Breakfast included)
  • Annapolis Royal – Hillsdale House, Standard Room
    (Breakfast included)
  • Wolfville – Tattingstone Inn, Run of House in Main House or Carriage House (Breakfast included)


Boscawen Inn


Hillsdale House Inn

Annapolis Royal

Lord Nelson Hotel


Tattingstone House


Departure dates

(Tour Code: SD126) Departs Halifax: Daily


All pricing is in United States of America USD$


11 Jun - 27 Sep, 2019
2020 season
11 Jun - 27 Sep, 2020




Prices are per person and include all taxes.

Child age 10 yrs & under

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