Escorted Groups Details

We all have our passions... Food, wine, art, history, music, and more. At Maritime Travel, we design our own exclusive, small-group adventures with this in mind. Graciously escorted, intimate, and worry-free experiences provide an opportunity to embrace your passions in the world's most fascinating destinations. Imaginative itineraries, lots of free time, expert hosts, personal attention, and loads of extras combine to provide our most discerning guests with a trip of a lifetime. Indulge your passion on one of our small-group tours below.

Magical Maritimes Fall Foliage Tour

Sep 28, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

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Wednesday, September 28th • Arrive in Halifax and check into our accommodations, ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. This evening, you will be welcomed with true East Coast hospitality at our private Welcome Reception. You will also meet your tour escort and your fellow travellers. R

Thursday, September 29th • After breakfast, we discover the historical and modern highlights of Nova Scotia’s capital city on a private City Tour. Afterwards, it will be time to head to Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore. We’ll visit renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove – the most photographed site in the Maritimes – while en route to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg. Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage. We are then off to postcard-perfect Mahone Bay. We’ll end the afternoon as we check in to the Atlantica Hotel Oak Island Resort & Marina. We’ll enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel this evening. CB D

Friday, September 30th •
Following breakfast, it will be time to go back in history further than you ever imagined, as we head north to explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” of 300 million years ago. After crossing into New Brunswick, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits as we cruise the warm waters of Shediac Bay aboard a lobster boat; learn about the fishing industry and savour a delicious lobster supper. Tonight we will stay in the nearby city of Moncton. The balance of the evening will be at leisure. BB L D

Saturday, October 1st • This morning we’ll enjoy a bountiful breakfast before discovering some of the most famous attractions in New Brunswick. Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides. Experience a true natural wonder, the Hopewell Rocks. Marvel at these massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the tides. We will travel through Fundy National Park on to Canada’s first incorporated city, Saint John. Enjoy a city tour, including the Reversing Falls (depending on tide schedule), before checking into our centrally located accommodations for a two-night stay. BB L D

Sunday, October 2nd • After breakfast, enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews by-the-Sea, where the quaint charm of this coastal town is sure to captivate you. After a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting), we will enjoy a lovely waterfront lunch. The afternoon is yours to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem. Dinner is on your own, back in Saint John. Your escort can help point you in the right direction.

Monday, October 3rd • After a leisurely breakfast, we say goodbye to New Brunswick as we board a ferry which will take us across the Bay of Fundy and back to Nova Scotia. This is a relaxing day and a great opportunity to enjoy some wonderful seaside sights, sounds and smells. Our destination is Digby, known as the Sea Scallop Capital of Canada. We will check into the lovely Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa. The balance of the day is at leisure. You may wish to treat yourself to a luxurious Spa treatment at the resort.
This evening we will enjoy a four-course dinner of local specialties at the hotel. This would be the perfect time to try the local scallops! BB D

Tuesday, October 4th •
Following a delicious buffet breakfast, we head out to discover Nova Scotia’s lush and historic Annapolis Valley. Acres of apple orchards, corn fields, vineyards and more are laid out for the eye to see. Our first stop is Port Royal National Historic Site for a guided tour at The Habitation. We then head to the town of Annapolis Royal. Originally a native Mi’kmaq settlement, in 1605 European settlers established North America’s first permanent settlement here. We will have some free time and lunch at leisure. This afternoon we will get a glimpse and a taste of Nova Scotia’s burgeoning wine country. And there’s no better place to do this than at Luckett Vineyards. The vintner, Pete Luckett, has long been one of Canada’s best-known foodies. This afternoon we will check in to the Old Orchard Inn & Spa. There will be time to relax and take in the beautiful views from the sun deck, before enjoying dinner. BB D

Wednesday, October 5th •
After breakfast, it will be time to enter into the Land of Evangeline, as we visit Grand Pre National Historic Site. Fact and romantic fiction blend as you will learn about the expulsion of the Acadians and the story behind Longfellow’s iconic poem. Then we head for beautiful Prince Edward Island, the land of Anne of Green Gables. Once only accessible by ferry, today we arrive via the Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge, before checking in to the Rodd Charlottetown hotel, our home for the next two nights. This evening we will an authentic Lobster Supper with all the many trimmings! BB D

Thursday, October 6th
• This is your day to be immersed in the very best Prince Edward Island has to offer. After breakfast, enjoy a free morning to explore Charlottetown, Canada’s birthplace, on your own, or join our complimentary walking tour. This afternoon, drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as you make your way to Prince Edward Island National Park. We will enjoy a delicious lunch of lobster and other local specialties at the PEI Preserve Company, and you can pick up some of their delicious jams, jellies and more (great gifts for people back home). Of course, we will visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books. The balance of the afternoon and evening are yours. BB L

Friday, October 7th •
After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to Prince Edward Island, as we chart our course for Scenic Cape Breton Island and worldfamous Cabot Trail. We will take a Ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island. We'll visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic site, commemorating the famous inventor of the telephone. Our destination is the stunning Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa in the heart of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, our home for this evening.
This afternoon, there will be time to take in the beautiful mountain-and-sea vistas. This evening we will enjoy a delicious dinner in the main dining room. BB D

Saturday, October 8th •
Following a delicious buffet breakfast at the Lodge, we set off to experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America. The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendour of Cape Breton’s northern shore. Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand. Our lunch will be a boxed lunch provided by Keltic Lodge. Some highlights will include a visit to Highland Village in Iona, where ancient Celtic arts, music and more continue to thrive. Tonight we will stay in the charming village of Baddeck on the shores of the Bras d’Or Lakes. Alexander Graham Bell spent most of the last 32 years of his life here. Later we will check into the nearby Inverary Resort, and enjoy a dinner of local specialties. BB BL D

Sunday, October 9th •
After a delicious breakfast, we set out to discover The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France. Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides. We’ll enjoy lunch at the Fortress before proceeding back to Halifax and our hotel. This evening, you are on your own to relax and rest up for your journey home the next day. BB L

Monday, October 10th •
Depart Halifax. Following breakfast, it will be time to check out from your hotel, and to set out to make your journey home or wherever your travels may take you. CB

BB = Buffet Breakfast.  CB = Continental Breakfast.   L = Lunch.  BL = Boxed Lunch. 
D = Dinner.  R = Reception.

Terms & Conditions: *$3550 per person rate is based on double occupancy. Single occupancy is an additional $1500. An early booking savings of $150 per person or $300 per couple applies if booked by May 1, 2016. Rates do not include airfare or airport transfers. Taxes are extra: plus HST/GST: Canadian Residents: 15%. Cancellation Policy: Once full payment has been received, the tour is considered non-cancellable. Deposit of $500 per person required at time of booking. Deposit is fully refundable if tour does not occur. Full payment required 90 days before start date of tour. Some itinerary details are subject to change.

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