Unique Nova Scotia
Full of rich history and interesting local culture. Visit Nova Scotia to enjoy the serenity, stunning landscapes and wildlife.
- Fundy National Park
- The Cabot Trail
Welcome to Halifax - Nova Scotia’s provincial capital.
Centred around the picturesque waterfront, this attractive city full of art galleries, shops, museums, restaurants and sidewalk cafes.
Highlights: Halifax Harbour, Citadel ill, Historic Properties, Bedford Basin and Point Pleasant Park.
Drive south along the Lighthouse Route and stop to visit Peggy’s Cove, a picturesque fishing village, and home to the most visited lighthouse in Nova Scotia. Continue on to lively Lunenburg, a unique town in terms of architecture and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Highlights: Birthplace of the Bluenose, built in 1921.
En route to Digby explore some of Kejimkujik National Park with it’s trails and some of the best canoeing in Atlantic Canada. Digby itself boasts spectacular views of the Annapolis Basin and is also the ferry gateway to New Brunswick as well as offering great Whale Watching.
Highlights: Visit postcard pretty Annapolis Royal.
Fundy National Park
Take the early 3 hr ferry crossing to Saint John, NB and follow the Fundy Coastal Drive to the Park. With its steep coastal cliffs, forest clad hills, and deep rich valleys, Fundy is renowned for its hiking trails, as well as being a haven for bird watchers, golfers, cyclists, canoeists and naturalists alike.
Highlights: Walk on the Ocean floor at Hopewell Rocks and witness the highest tides in the world.
Continue along the Acadian Coastal Drive via Sackville and Port Elgin and onto the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island. On arrival in Summerside visit the stately homes that grace the downtown residential core which were once home to many a wealthy ship builder.
Highlight: Visit Spinakers Landing on the attractive waterfront, bringing the shipbuilding era alive.
Depart Summerside along the Blue Heron Scenic to delightful Charlottetown, capital of PEI. Enjoy a city tour taking in the sights of Charlottetown Harbour, the Governor’s Mansion and the University of P.E.I.
Highlights: The pretty historic village of Victoria and the Fort Amherst-Port-La-Joye National Historic Site.
Continue on through the Hills and Harbours region to Wood Islands ferry terminal. Take the short scenic ferry across to Caribou in Nova Scotia and follow the Sunrise Trail to vibrant Tatamagouche.
Highlight: The old Victorian homes.
Baddeck & Cape Breton
Time to explore the western shore of Cape Breton Island along the Ceilidh Trail. Highlights include the Provincial Parks at Long Point, Port Hood and Margaree Harbour.
Then slowly explore the famous Cabot Trail, one of the most spectacular drives in all of Canada. The trail winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Explore the 26 miles of hiking trails through mountain and coastal landscapes.
Highlights: The Cabot Trail.
Continue to Louisbourg, home to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, the largest historical reconstruction in North America.
Today the Fleur-de-Lis Trail follows the coastal route to St. Peter’s, where you will join the Bras d’Or Lakes Trail. Cross the Canso Causeway and continue along the Marine Drive, which follows the eastern shore through many picturesque villages and communities.
Highlight: Living history museum of Sherbrooke Village - a re-enactment of life in old Nova Scotia.
Depart and take a leisurely drive back to Halifax.
- Direct return flights from London (please ask about other departure airports)
- 15 nights hotel accomodation and room tax
- Fully insured compact car hire for 2 drivers
- A detailed travel pack containing a day by day itinerary, driving instructions, maps and suggested excursions
Daily Year Round Departures.
We can also offer this itinerary in a wide range of other accommodation types, including superior hotels, character properties and small inns.