New Brunswick Tour – 8 or 10 Days
July 13, 2018 Flight Option (8 Days) Double: $3,595, Single: $4,295 Flight Out / Coach Back (10 Days) Double: $3,695, Single: $4,595 Book by December 15, 2017 and SAVE $200 pp or book by March 16, 2018 and SAVE $100 pp. Once upon…
July 13, 2018
Flight Option (8 Days)
Double: $3,595, Single: $4,295
Flight Out / Coach Back (10 Days)
Double: $3,695, Single: $4,595
Book by December 15, 2017 and SAVE $200 pp or book by March 16, 2018 and SAVE $100 pp.
Once upon a time, New Brunswick was a secret playground for U.S. Presidents and the wealthy elite. They came to stay in its rustic lodges, walk in the woods, and catch giant salmon. Today, New Brunswick remains Canada’s quiet province with deep wilderness, quaint Acadian villages, coastal islands, the rarest whales in the world, and the highest tides on earth.
Fly to Fredericton to begin your tour. Choose between an 8-day itinerary that flies home, or join us on the motorcoach for a 10-day tour that travels through ‘la Belle Province’ and stays in Quebec City before continuing on to Ontario.
St. Andrews by the Sea is a breezy summer resort town that’s old and lovely. A National Historic District, it packs in pretty architecture and charm. Twelve species of whales decorate its shores, and we will see them up close! Kingsbrae Garden is a special stop. This horticultural escape boasts 27 acres of award-winning perennials (50,000 of them!), sculptures, and old-growth Acadian forest.
Lift your spirits and stuff your face at a Miramichi kitchen party, and take in the show at Le Pays de la Sagouine, where a cast of costumed characters pay tribute to Acadian culture. Step back in time during a guided tour of Fredericton, with its red brick storefronts set against “The Green,” a neatly mowed elm-lined bank replete with sprinkling fountains and picnic blankets. Finish your tour in Quebec City, one of the most beautiful cities in North America, where Europe’s old charm and cuisine magnifique lives in Canada.
The sandstone Hopewell Rocks guard the Bay of Fundy like top-heavy Dr. Seuss soldiers. The highest tides on earth thin the waists of the spires twice a day with 100 billion tonnes of tidal water – enough to flood the Grand Canyon – shifting in and out at 10m per minute. These red cliffs were part of a massive mountain range millions of years ago that were older than the Appalachians and larger than the Canadian Rockies. Erosion did its best work here! Around the world, the tides change by an average of 3ft, but the Hopewell Rocks get hit with changes of up to 50ft, the height of a four-story building!
When the tide is out, walk the ocean floor, touch the striations of the “flower pots,” (so called for the greenery that clings to their tops) and stand beside dinosaur fossils. When the tide comes in, climb the stairs, breathe in the salty sea air, watch kayaks paddle about and trollers come and go, and take a picture of the 2.5 million shorebirds that arrive in July on their journey south!
Accommodation, all highlights listed, a DeNureTours Tour Director, Connections Program all taxes, 8-Day Option: Return flight from Toronto, 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, 10-Day Option: Flight to Fredericton, return motorcoach home, 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners.
Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and include HST and TVQ.
• Free time in St. Andrews
• Whale watching cruise
• Kingsbrae Garden
• Guided tour of Saint John
• New Brunswick Museum
• Hopewell Rocks
• Shediac lobster lunch cruise
• Le Pays de la Sagouine
• Miramichi Kitchen Party
• Guided tour and free time in Fredericton
• Kings Landing
• Guided tour and free time in Quebec City*
• Sucrerie de La Montagne*
*10-day tour only
St. Andrews: Tara Manor (2 nights)
Saint John: Hilton Saint John (1 night)
Moncton: Hotel Beauséjour (1 night)
Miramichi: Rodd Miramichi River (1 night)
Fredericton: Crowne Plaza Hotel (2 nights)
Quebec City, QC: Hotel Clarendon Old Quebec (2 nights)*
*10-day tour only
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New Brunswick Tour – 8 or 10 Days
Day 1: Fly into Fredericton, Travel to St. Andrews
Fly to Fredericton, where you will be met by a DeNureTours Tour Director. After lunch we’ll depart for St. Andrews, one of the oldest and loveliest towns in the Maritimes with a National Historic District designation. Enjoy dinner tonight at the hotel with your fellow guests.
Stay: Tara Manor, St. Andrews
Day 2: Free time in St. Andrews, Whale watching cruise
After breakfast at the hotel we’ll head downtown to enjoy some free time in St. Andrews. This town is a treasure trove of beautiful architecture, steeped in turn-of-the-century charm. This afternoon we’ll board the Quoddy Link for a 3-hour whale watching cruise, where you will experience the unparalleled scenery and rich marine life of the area.
Arriving back in St. Andrew’s you can either choose to enjoy some free time downtown for the remainder of the day or return to the hotel and have dinner onsite this evening.
Day 3: Kingsbrae Garden, Saint John city tour
A unique venue awaits you this morning as you visit Kingsbrae Garden. It is a multi-award winning, 27 acre horticultural masterpiece that celebrates St. Andrews’ heritage of fine gardens. Over 50,000 perennials in themed gardens, ponds, streams, old-growth Acadian forest, various animals and birds. Kingsbrae Garden is home to dozens of remarkable sculptures and a stunning art studio.
In the afternoon, you’ll travel to Saint John, a port city and the oldest incorporated city in Canada. After a city tour, you’ll have the evening to explore on your own.
Stay: Hilton Saint John, Saint John
Day 4: New Brunswick Museum, Hopewell Rocks, Travel to Moncton
The New Brunswick Museum provides a remarkable introduction to New Brunswick’s rich cultural history and diverse natural environment. You will discover stories of the province’s past and present on three floors of creative exhibitions.
Next we’ll travel to The Hopewell Rocks, where you will enjoy lunch and a guided tour. The rock formations stand 40-70 feet tall and are caused by tidal erosion. Although the tides vary from day to day, the high tide can reach up to 16 metres (52 ft) giving the Hopewell Rocks one of the highest average tides in the world.
Arrive in Moncton late afternoon where you’ll have a free evening to enjoy the city.
Stay: Hotel Beauséjour, Moncton
Meals: B, L
Day 5: Magnetic Hill, Shediac lobster lunch cruise, Le Pays de la Sagouine, Miramichi kitchen party
Prepare to be amazed when we stop at Magnetic Hill this morning. Watch cars roll uphill in total defiance of natural law. This attraction is a completely natural phenomenon unique to this area. Then it’s off to, Shediac. Known as The Lobster Capital of the World. Stop and have your picture taken with the world’s largest lobster followed by a lobster lunch cruise.
This afternoon we’ll make our way to Le Pays de la Sagouine, an island where Acadians celebrate. Experience this living village, set in an enchanting, natural setting where theatre, music, comedy and dance are featured daily with live performances, rain or shine.
End your day with a Miracmichi kitchen party. Discover the music of the region as people gather to enjoy good food and good music – a true Maritime tradition!
Stay: Rodd Miramichi River, Miracmichi
Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Guided tour of Frederiction, Free time
This morning, travel to New Brunswick’s capital, Fredericton. After lunch, enjoy a city tour with a local guide where you’ll learn about its rich culture and riverside beauty. After checking into your hotel late afternoon, enjoy a free evening to explore.
Stay: Crowne Plaza, Fredericton
Day 7: Free morning in Fredericton, Kings Landing
Enjoy a free morning in Fredericton and following lunch head to Kings Landing, a living history museum representing rural New Brunswick during the 19th and early 20th century. Travel back to the 1800s as you explore original buildings from the 1820s-1920s and watch people in period costumes go about their daily chores. This evening, enjoy dinner and entertainment onsite before returning to your hotel in Fredericton.
Meals: B, D
Day 8: Travel to Quebec City (8-day guests fly home)
After breakfast at the hotel, travel to Edmundston and enjoy some free time for lunch, then continue on to Quebec City for two nights. Enjoy a free evening to explore the cobblestone streets lined with bistros and boutiques.
Stay: Hotel Clarendon Old Quebec, Quebec City
Day 9: Guided tour of Quebec City, Free afternoon, Farewell dinner
This morning enjoy a city tour with a local guide who share stories and history of this famous city. You will then have a free afternoon to explore on your own. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers.
Meals: B, D
Day 10: Travel home, Sucrerie de la Montagne
As you travel home, stop at Sucrerie de la Montagne where you will experience an authentic “sugar shack”. Designated an official Québec Heritage site, the sugar shack transports you back in time and provides you with a glimpse of life as it was for Québec pioneers. Enjoy a lumberjack lunch and some local entertainment before continuing on your homeward journey.
Meals: B, L