Nova Scotia and French Canada
Featuring Halifax, Montreal and Quebec’s Holy Door
 15 Days • 21 Meals

Holiday by Motorcoach

An overnight cruise to another country is just the beginning of this exciting tour of eastern Canada and the Maritime Provinces. From quaint fishing villages to Old World-style cities, this tour explores the varied cultures that have developed in this corner of North America.

 Highlights
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 21 Meals (14 breakfasts,1 box lunch and 6 dinners )
  • Afternoon sailing to Nova Scotia while enjoying the comfort of the CAT cruise vessel
  • Travel the Lighthouse Trail and visit the fishing villages of Lunenburg and Peggy’s Cove
  • City tour of Halifax including the Public Gardens, Province House and the former British fort, the Citadel
  • Visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum
  • Experience the awesome beauty of the Cabot Trail and enjoy a picnic box lunch
  • Tour Prince Edward Island including Founder’s Hall and the Anne of Green Gables home
  • Enjoy a savory lobster dinner
  • Visit mysterious Magnetic Hill
  • See beautiful Montmorency Falls and visit Sainte-Anne du Beaupre’ Basilica
  • Take a leisurely St. Lawrence River cruise
  • Enjoy a Quebec feast in a traditional Sugar Shack
  • City tour of Montreal including Mount Royal, St. Joseph Oratory and Notre Dame Basilica
  • Montreal Museum of Archaeology
  • Dinner and entertainment at a Montreal Cabaret
  • $75 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  The Journey Begins
Depart for Pennsylvania for an overnight stay and a Welcome Dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. (Dinner and breakfast)
Day 2  New York State and Massachusetts
Continue through New York State to your hotel in Massachusetts. (Breakfast)
Day 3  Board The CAT Cruise Vessel
Arrive in Portland, Maine this afternoon in time to board The CAT cruise vessel for the afternoon trip to Nova Scotia for an overnight stay in Yarmouth. (Breakfast)
Day 4  Lighthouse Trail and Peggy’s Cove
Today, follow the Lighthouse Trail past fishing villages and scenes of beach, bay and harbor to the town fishing village of Lunenburg, designated a World Heritage Site. Enjoy lunch on your own and explore the quaint shops before we travel to Peggy’s Cove. Known to be one of the most photographed seaside villages in North America, Peggy’s Cove is a pleasure to behold. Later, we arrive in Halifax, our home for the next two nights. (Breakfast)
Day 5  Halifax
Today, a local guide joins us for a look at Halifax, an attractive and historic city, distinguished by having one of the finest harbors in the world. We will see the Public Gardens and Province House, the oldest Parliament building in Canada’s history, as well as the Citadel, a restored British fort which is now a National Landmark. (Breakfast)
Day 6  Cape Breton Island
Follow the Sunrise Trail through the Scottish region of the province. Passing such towns as New Glasgow and Antigonish, we arrive on Cape Breton Island, a region rich in French Canadian, Mic Mac Indian and Scottish heritages. We visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum where many of his inventions are on display before arriving at our hotel. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 7  Travel the Cabot Trail
Today we travel the Cabot Trail, a 185-mile circle drive through Cape Breton Highlands National Park where a kaleidoscope of magnificent scenery appears along craggy shores pounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Look-out points offer spectacular vistas of thick forested hills, lush green valleys and broad expanses of blue-green ocean. (Breakfast and box lunch)
Day 8  Prince Edward Island (PEI) and Charlottetown
We leave Nova Scotia today and take a ferry to Prince Edward Island, home of Lucy Maud Montgomery, who wrote Anne of Green Gables. We tour Charlottetown, a city whose core has not changed since it was settled by the French, Scottish, English and Irish. A visit to the Anne of Green Gables home is one of the highlights of your day. This evening savor the local cuisine with a tasty lobster dinner. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 9  Fredericton
Leaving Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge brings us to New Brunswick. A stop at Magnetic Hill will boggle your mind as you watch our bus roll backward uphill, before arriving in Fredericton. (Breakfast)
Day 10  Arrive in Quebec City
Traveling north today we skirt around the state of Maine and arrive at the shores of the St. Lawrence Seaway. For hundreds of years this historic river has carried explorers and today we trace the steps of these great explorers as we parallel the Seaway into the heart of French Canada and to our destination, the walled city of Quebec. In the walled city of Quebec, the charm of French Canada is right outside our door. A guided tour takes us through this beautiful city with its narrow streets filled with quaint shops and European architecture. See the Plains of Abraham, the Grand Alleé and the Parliament. There is even entertainment and a typical Quebec feast in a traditional Sugar Shack. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 11  Sainte-Anne de Beaupré Basilica and Montmorency Falls
This morning we visit the beautiful Sainte-Anne de Beaupré Basilica and the awe-inspiring Montmorency Falls, before embarking on a cruise along the St. Lawrence River. (Breakfast)
Day 12  Travel to Montreal
Leaving Quebec City this morning, we arrive in Montreal where we enjoy a guided city tour. We will see Old Montreal, dating from the 18th century, Notre Dame Basilica, St. Joseph Oratory, the site of the 1976 Olympics and enjoy a panoramic vista of the city from Mount Royal before checking into our hotel for the next two nights. (Breakfast)
Day 13  Montreal Touring and Evening Cabaret
This morning we visit the very birthplace of Montreal and discover the history of this fascinating city from the days when Natives camped here right up to the present at the Montreal Museum of Archaeology. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore on your own, or shop in some of Montreal’s many stores and boutiques. Tonight, enjoy dinner and entertainment at a Montreal Cabaret. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 14  Ontario Overnight
Depart Quebec today for an overnight and farewell dinner in Ontario. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 15  Arrive Home
Arrive home today with fond memories of your Nova Scotia and French Canada vacation. (Breakfast)

 Accommodations
Days 1  Hampton Inn, Erie, PA
Days 2  Hampton Inn, Chicopee, MA
Days 3  Rodd Grand Hotel, Yarmouth, NS
Days 4-5  Holiday Inn, Dartmouth, NS
Days 6-7  Inverary Inn, Baddeck, NS
Days 8  Rodd Royalty Inn, Charlottetown, PE
Days 9  Ramada Hotel, Fredericton, NB
Days 10-11  Best Western PLUS Centre-Ville, Quebec, PQ
Days 12-13  Quality Hotel Midtown, Montreal, PQ
Days 14  Cambridge Hotel, Cambridge, ON
 

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 Dates and Rates
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September 15, 2018 $3,819 add $1,569 Available
September 16, 2019 $3,899 add $1,639 Available
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