Maritime Mosaic & Newfoundland
About Halifax, Nova Scotia
One of the most comprehensive tours of Atlantic Canada, this tour doesn’t miss a thing. Nova Scotia’s South Shore, Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail, New Brunswick and the Acadian Coast, PEI and the Red Beaches, plus 7 days in Newfoundland highlights Gros Morne, the Viking Trail, Twillingate and St. John’s.
Experience One Of Canada's Most Welcoming Regions
Have you explored Canada's east coast yet? Total Advantage Travel presents this wonderful opportunity to experience the natural beauty, the history, the food, the music and most of all, the warmth of the people of the Maritime Provinces. In twenty days, you'll get to see the most incredible parts of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
- September 6-25, 2017
- September 11-20, 2017
These are guaranteed tour dates. Dates & itinerary may be fully customized, allowing you to plan the Great Maritime Adventure of your dreams!
Itinerary Map Part 1: Halifax to Cabot Trail
Day 1: Arrival in Halifax, NS (A)
Depart your home city and fly to the beautiful harbour city, Halifax. Arrive at the hotel with evening at leisure in the City by the Sea.
Day 2: Halifax, NS
Meet your Tour Leader at a welcome breakfast. Take a city tour of the Victorian Public Gardens, Titanic Grave Sites, Historic Properties, Province House, Old Town Clock and more, then see Halifax from a different viewpoint on a nature and whale watching tour. Visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, near the wharf, rich maritime history and discover the stories, events and people that define Nova Scotia. Spend leisure time on Halifax’s harbour front, visit unique shops, walk along the promenade, eat at a local restaurant.
Day 3: Halifax - South Shore, NS (B)
Travel the rugged south shore of Nova Scotia, to world famous Peggy’s Cove. This graceful lighthouse sits high upon the smooth wave-worn granite of the coast. Visit Acadian Maple Products, a family owned and operated business, and largest producer and exporter of maple syrup in Nova Scotia. See picturesque Mahone Bay, with the line of 3 elegant churches gracing the sheltered harbour, then on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg, one of Nova Scotia’s most historic and beautiful towns and home of the Bluenose II. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn the history of commercial fishing in Atlantic Canada. Our overnight stay offers a spectacular seaside setting and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Day 4: South Shore - Saint John, NB (C)
Travel to Annapolis Royal, on the Evangeline Trail, with over 150 heritage buildings including the oldest wooden house in Canada. Visit Grand Pre National Historic Site and World UNESCO Heritage Site, learn about the great upheaval of the Acadians. Board the Digby ferry for a scenic crossing on the Bay of Fundy to Saint John.
Day 5: Saint John - St. Andrews by-the-Sea, NB (D)
After a city tour of Saint John, including Reversing Falls, travel to the quaint village of St. Andrews by-the-Sea, with a treasure trove of beautiful architecture, unparalleled scenery and rich marine life. Visit 27 acre Kingsbrae Gardens with over 50,000 perennials in many themed gardens. Our stay tonight is the Algonquin Resort, one of Canada’s premium historic seaside resorts, overlooking the picturesque Passamaquoddy Bay.
Day 6: St. Andrews by-the-Sea - Fredericton, NB (E)
Tour the Fundy Discovery Aquarium showcasing creatures big and small found in the beautiful Bay of Fundy. See harbour seals through the windows of the underwater viewing area, watch some of the sea creatures in the gigantic touch pool. Continue to Fredericton and arrive at Kings Landing Historical Settlement, a lively, authentic village, depicting the one hundred year transformation of a young colony into a vibrant nation.
Day 7: Fredericton - Moncton, NB (F)
Today enjoy an entertaining and informative city tour with a local guide, then travel to the Fundy National Park, and Hopewell Rocks to see the Flowerpots, peculiar formations that are forested islands at high tide and resemble flowerpots at low. Your hotel overlooks the famous Tidal Bore, a natural phenomenon that is the result of the record high tides of the Bay of Fundy.
Day 8: Moncton - Summerside, PEI (G)
Witness the coach coasting uphill with no power at Magnetic Hill, and the fishing village of Shediac to see the World’s Largest Lobster. Board the Ambassador Cruise Ship to learn about lobster and the fisheries and savour a freshly cooked lobster lunch on board. Cross over Confederation Bridge to the province of Prince Edward Island.
Day 9: Day Trip to Charlottetown, PEI (H)
Today you take a tour of Charlottetown, Province House National Historic Site and Prince Edward Island with stops at Anne of Green Gables, Cavendish National Park, and the fishing village of North Rustico. Sample some of the best preserves in the world at the Prince Edward Island Preserves Company.
Day 10: Summerside - Sydney, NS (I)
Travel the Confederation Bridge to the mainland, to Sydney, Cape Breton Island, for a three night stay. The hotel is located downtown, on the waterfront close to shops and restaurants. Get your picture taken with the world’s largest fiddle!
Day 11: Day Trip to Cabot Trail, NS (J)
Today experience the picturesque and renowned Cabot Trail and Margaree Valley. Tour Cape Breton Highlands National Park, stop at Lone Shieling, Pleasant Bay and Neil’s Harbour with spectacular seascapes, sweeping beaches, rare plants and abundant wildlife.
Itinerary Map Part 2: Cabot Trail to St. John's
Day 12: Day Trip Cabot Trail (A) to Louisbourg, NS (B)
Visit the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, stepping back in time to a bygone era when the French and English fought for control of the New World and Nova Scotia was the battleground. See Cape Breton’s Miners’ Museum paying tribute to the region's long and rich coal mining history and home to the famous choir of miners - The Men of the Deeps. Take an underground tour of the Ocean’s Deep Colliery beneath the Museum’s building.
Day 13: Sydney - Cornerbrook, NL (C)
Board the Marine Atlantic Ferry for the 6 hour crossing to Port aux Basques, NL. Travel north through one of the province’s best farming areas, Codroy Valley to Cornerbrook, renowned for its world-famous salmon river, The Humber.
Day 14: Cornerbrook - Cow Head, NL (D)
Explore Gros Morne National Park with towering inland fjords and lush park walking trails. Moose, caribou, waterfalls and dozens of unforgettable photographic stops add to this UNESCO World Heritage Destination. View Lobster Cove Lighthouse in Rocky Harbour and enjoy a boat cruise of Bonne Bay. Partake in an age-old tradition - a ‘Screech In’ featuring live traditional music, a Cod fish, Sou’wester, and a little of the famous Newfoundland Screech. Continue to the town of Cow Head, on the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland.
Day 15: Cow Head - St. Anthony, NL (E)
Travel the Viking Trail Route to the most northerly tip of Newfoundland, to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, another World UNESCO Heritage Site. See where the Vikings, the first Europeans to reach the new world, landed. Visit the interpretive centre, tour the Viking ruins, and visit the longhouse to discover what life was like for the Viking encampment in 1,000 AD. Overnight in St. Anthony, the hub of the great Northern Peninsula.
Day 16: St. Anthony - Grand Falls-Windsor, NL (F)
A long drive today, traveling to Grand Falls-Windsor, the largest city in central Newfoundland.
Day 17: Day Trip to Twillingate, NL (G)
Visit infamous Iceberg Alley and historic Twillingate. Tour Long Point Lighthouse and Interpretation Centre, 300 feet above the sea and Prime Berth Fishery and Heritage Centre, a private interpretive fishing centre.
Day 18: Gander - St. John's, NL (H)
Drive through Terra Nova National Park, Canada’s most easterly national park, and arrive in Bay Bulls, a small fishing village. Sail out of the sheltered harbour and discover the nautical wonders of the rugged coastline. Conditions permitting, explore the unique natural phenomenon known locally as the Spout, a natural wave-powered geyser. Your hotel tonight overlooks the St. John’s Harbour.
Day 19: St. John's, NL
Explore North America’s oldest city, St. John’s, on a guided tour. Visit Canada’s second largest National Historic Park as well as Signal Hill and Cape Spear, home of the oldest lighthouse and most easterly point in North America. Be immersed in the culture at Newfoundland and Labrador's largest public cultural space, The Rooms, showcasing the history, heritage and artistic expression. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner.
Day 20: Depart St. John's, NL
Your Maritime and Newfoundland adventure has come to an end, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
- 19 Nights Accommodation (3.5 - 4 star)
- Professional Tour Leader
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
- Airport Transfers in Halifax & St. John's
- 28 Meals: 19 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners
- Halifax City Tour
- Whale and Wildlife Cruise
- Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
- Peggy's Cove
- Acadian Maple Products
- Mahone Bay
- Lunenburg Fisheries Museum
- Annapolis Royal
- Grand Pre National Historic Site
- Saint John City Tour
- Reversing Falls
- Kingsbrae Gardens
- Fundy Discovery Museum
- Kings Landing
- Fredericton City Tour
- Hopewell Rocks
- Shediac Bay Lobster Cruise
- Magnetic Hill
- Charlottetown City Tour
- Anne of Green Gables
- Cavendish National Park
- Province House National Historic Site
- Cabot Trail
- Cape Breton Highlands National Park
- Louisbourg National Historic Site
- Cape Breton Miners' Museum
- Marine Atlantic Ferry
- Gros Morne National Park
- Bonne Bay Boat Cruise
- Screech In Ceremony
- Viking Trail
- L'Anse aux Meadows
- Long Point Lighthouse
- Terra Nova National Park
- Wildlife Watching Cruise
- St. John's City Tour
- The Rooms
- Alexander Graham Bell Museum
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September 6 - 25 GUARANTEED
September 11 - 30 GUARANTEED
Pricing is per person in Canadian Dollars plus 5% GST
You will visit the following 17 places:
Saint John is the largest city in New Brunswick and the second largest city in the Maritime provinces. It is known as the Fundy City due to its location on the north shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John River, as well as being the only city on the bay. In 1785, Saint John became the first incorporated city in Canada.
Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces, and one of the four provinces which form Atlantic Canada. Its provincial capital is Halifax. The second-smallest province in Canada, Nov Scotia has numerous lakes and long coastlines, home to puffins and seals, and is popular for water sports such as kayaking.
Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, by virtue of the provincial parliament which sits there. An important cultural, artistic, and educational centre for the province, Fredericton is home to two universities and cultural institutions such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the York Sunbury Museum, and The Playhouse—a performing arts venue. The city hosts the annual Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, attracting regional and international jazz, blues, rock, and world artists. Fredericton is also known for its indie rock scene, featuring jamband-reminiscent artists like Grand Theft Bus, and the record label Forward Music Group.
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Sydney is a Canadian urban community in the province of Nova Scotia. It is situated on the east coast of Cape Breton Island and is administratively part of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Sydney was incorporated in 1904 and dissolved on August 1, 1995, when it was merged into the regional municipality. It is the largest urban centre on Cape Breton Island. Together with Sydney Mines, North Sydney, New Waterford and Glace Bay it forms the Industrial Cape Breton region. Sydney is located on east bank of the Sydney River where it discharges into South Arm of Sydney Harbour.
Halifax, legally known as the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. It is a major economic centre in Atlantic Canada with a large concentration of government services and private sector companies. Major employers and economic generators include the Department of National Defence, Dalhousie University,Saint Mary's University, the Halifax Shipyard, various levels of government, and the Port of Halifax. Agriculture, fishing, mining, forestry and natural gas extraction are major resource industries found in the rural areas of the municipality. Halifax was ranked as the fourth best place to live in Canada for 2012, placed first on a list of "large cities by quality of life" and placed second in a list of "large cities of the future''. Additionally, Halifax has consistently placed in the top 10 for business friendliness of North and South American cities. Waterfront warehouses known as the Historic Properties recall Halifax’s days as a trading hub for privateers, notably during the War of 1812.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John's is the capital and largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. St. John's was incorporated as a city in 1888, yet is considered by some to be the oldest English-founded city in North America. Situated on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland, it is one of the world's top ten oceanside destinations. Its name has been attributed to the feast day of John the Baptist, when John Cabot was believed to have sailed into the harbour in 1497, and also to a Basque fishing town with the same name.
Charlottetown is a Canadian city. It is both the largest city on and the provincial capital of Prince Edward Island, and the county seat of Queens County. Named after Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III, Charlottetown was first incorporated as a town in 1855 and designated as a city in 1885. It was most famously the site of the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, the first gathering of Canadian statesmen to debate the proposed Canadian Confederation. From this, the city adopted as its motto "Cunabula Foederis" – "Birthplace of Confederation".
Moncton is a Canadian city located in Westmorland County, New Brunswick. The city is situated in southeastern New Brunswick, within the Petitcodiac River Valley, and lies at the geographic centre of the Maritime Provinces. The community has gained the nickname "Hub City" because of its central location and also because Moncton has historically been the railway and land transportation hub for the Maritime Provinces. Moncton, with a 2006 metropolitan population of 126,424, is the most populous census metropolitan area (CMA) in New Brunswick. It is the second largest CMA in the Maritime Provinces, after Halifax, and the third largest in the Atlantic Provinces following Halifax and St. John's.