Maritime magic and unspoiled beauty – explore the best of Nova Scotia
Discover the natural beauty of Nova Scotia with spectacular rugged sea-cliffs, centuries old towns and glittering stretches of blue water. Nova Scotia may be Canada’s second smallest province, but when it comes to activity and adventure, the opportunities are endless. Located in eastern Canada and almost completely surrounded by ocean, visitors will be instantly charmed by maritime culture, quaint shorelines and stunning wildlife.
Essential Halifax & Beyond
Experience the delights of Halifax, Nova Scotia’s provincial capital on this 5 day adventure. Take a guided tour of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay and explore the craggy coastlines of these seaside towns, filled with history of pirates of the Oak Island, fishing and boat building. Depart from Halifax Harbour for a memorable whale watching cruise to Chebucto Head. On board, experienced naturalists offer local history and geography as the crew scans the water for whales and other marine wildlife. Take a trip to Peggy’s Cove, a picture postcard village, home to the most photographed lighthouse in the world. Then, you have a free day to explore the historic streets of this fascinating city, where you may wish to visit sites such as St. Pauls Church or The Victorian era Halifax Public Gardens.
Includes: Return flights • 5 day Essential Halifax & Beyond independent tour, including 4 nights’ accommodation, 4 breakfasts, Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg & Mahone Bay day tours, Whale and Wildlife Spotting excursion and airport transfers. Valid for travel: 01 June – 05 July 2019 Additional departures: Daily 30 May – 29 Sep 2019 – Gatwick from £929pp, Manchester from £959pp, Glasgow from £969pp.
Glimpse of Nova Scotia
Arrive in the stunning city of Halifax and collect your hire car to begin your exciting journey to experience the highlights of Nova Scotia. Enjoy a drive through the Lighthouse Route via the picturesque fishing village of Peggy’s Cove to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend time exploring the spectacular Kejimkujik National Park, before continuing onto Digby, which overlooks the broad Annapolis Basin and then continue along the Evangeline Trail to Pictou, a community rich in Scottish heritage. Your drive then takes you to Cape Breton via the Canso Causeway to Baddeck, a scenic village that overlooks the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake. For a beautiful end to your journey, drive past rugged coasts, tranquil bays and beaches and unspoiled forests en route to Liscomb Mills, before dropping your car back in Halifax.
Includes: • Return flights • 8 day Glimpse of Nova Scotia self drive tour, including 7 nights’ accommodation, 7 breakfasts, car hire for duration, self drive kit and selected sightseeing. Valid for travel: 01-17 May 2019 Additional departures: Daily 01 May – 31 Oct 2019. Gatwick from £1,099pp, Manchester from £1,179pp, Glasgow from £1,149pp.
Maritime Magic Treasures
This route through the Maritimes offers the very best of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. You will begin in Halifax before traversing Nova Scotia’s picturesque fishing villages and rugged coastal landscapes at the Bay of Fundy. Travel to charming Prince Edward Island and admire the beauty of the low rolling countryside of Canada’s smallest province. Make your way to Cape Breton and enjoy breathtaking views on the Cabot Trail. Learn all about Nova Scotia’s Scottish, Indigenous and Acadian heritage on your historic and cultural explorations of this energetic Maritime Province.
Includes: • Return flights • 14 day Maritime Magic Treasures self drive tour, including 13 nights’ accommodation, car hire for duration, self drive kit and selected sightseeing. Valid for travel: 17-22 May 2019 Additional departures: Daily. Gatwick from £1,559pp, Manchester from £1,629pp, Glasgow from £1,549pp.
Enchanting Canadian Maritimes
Breathe in the fresh ocean air and experience Canada’s beautiful Maritimes. Indulge yourself in the best food and drink Canada has to offer while discovering wind-swept sea cliffs, beautiful centuries-old towns and glittering stretches of blue water. Lose yourself among the stunning sand dunes and striking red sandstone cliffs on Prince Edward Island and join a local expert for a trip through history in fascinating Lunenberg.
Includes: • Return flights • 11 day Enchanting Canadian Maritimes escorted tour with Trafalgar, including 10 nights’ accommodation, 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners, services of an Expert Tour Director, sightseeing and all transfers including UK VIP door-to-door transfers. Valid for travel: 01 Jun 2019 Additional departures: Selected dates Jun-Sep 2019. Gatwick from £2,599pp, Manchester from £2,639pp, Glasgow from £2,649pp.
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