- 15 Days
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- 15 Days
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Crisscross the Maritimes in coach-comfort, stopping at postcard-perfect sites and lovely hotels. Salty ocean air, easy walking tours, and ample free time make this sightseeing tour of the Maritime provinces a favourite.
Carved by the majestic St. John River over millions of years, New Brunswick’s Grand Falls Gorge is a gift to cameras! Join a raucous Miramichi kitchen party before crossing the 12 km Confederation Bridge to PEI. Walk the island’s capital, taste jam at the PEI Preserve Company and of course, explore the Green Gables Heritage Centre.
In Nova Scotia, hear how Celtic Music weaves history at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre. A guided tour of Halifax followed by free time to explore is a city highlight. Lunenburg, Peggy’s Cove, and a cruise along the Cabot Trail, Canada’s most scenic drive, are show-stoppers. A guided tour and free time in historic Quebec City makes a splendid grand finale on the way home
- Guided tour of Fredericton
- Grand Falls*
- Miramichi Kitchen Party
- Hopewell Rocks
- Covered Bridge Potato Factory*
Prince Edward Island
- Confederation Bridge
- Walking tour of Charlottetown
- PEI Preserve Company
- Green Gables Heritage Centre
- Celtic Music Interpretive Centre
- Wood Island Ferry
- Village Musical Acadien
- Lobster dinner
- Celtic Music Interpretive Centre
- Scenic drive of the Cabot Trail with a local expert
- Guided tour of Halifax
- Guided tour of Citadel and dinner
- Guided walking tour of Lunenburg
- Guided tour of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
- Mahone Bay
- Peggy’s Cove
- Sucrerie de la Montagne*
- Guided tour of Quebec City*
- *15-day tour only
Trois-Rivières, QC: Hotel Gouverneur (1 night)*
Grand Falls, NB: Best Western Plus Grand-Sault (1 night)
Fredericton, NB: Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord Beaverbrook or Delta Hotel (1 night)
Summerside, PEI: Loyalist Country Inn (2 nights)
Baddeck, NS: Auberge Gisele’s Inn (2 nights)
Halifax, NS: Hotel Halifax (3 nights)
Moncton, NB: Delta Beausejour (1 night)
Rivière-Du-Loup, QC: Hotel Universel (1 night)*
Quebec City, QC: Hotel Clarendon (2 nights)*
*15-day tour only
Our deluxe motorcoach takes you through Ontario. Stop in Trois-Rivières for accommodations and a welcome dinner with your fellow travellers.
Stay: Hotel Gouverneur Trois Rivieres , QC
Grand Falls, NB
Continue your journey into New Brunswick. Stop to admire the mighty Grand Falls Gorge, millions of years in the making, carved by the majestic Saint John River. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers this evening.
Stay: Best Western Plus Grand-Sault, Grand Falls, NB
Meals: B, D
Fredericton, NB (10-day guests fly in)
Travel to Fredericton this morning. Enjoy free time downtown before your guided city tour of this delightful city. Check in to your centrally located hotel and take the balance of the day to explore on your own.
Stay: Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord Beaverbrook or Delta Fredericton, Fredericton, NB
Miramichi Kitchen Party, Summerside, Musical Acadian Village
In the morning, travel to Miramichi and experience a true Maritime tradition – a lively kitchen party! Then cross the Confederation Bridge, the longest of its kind in the world, at more than 12 kilometres long.
Next you’ll arrive in Summerside with its tree-lined streets, stately heritage homes settle, historic murals and Harbourfront, there is lots to see. Settle into your hotel, before departing to the Musical Acadian Village. Here you will enjoy dinner and entertainment before returning to your hotel.
Stay: Loyalist Country Inn, Summerside, PEI
Meals: B, L, D
Walking tour of Charlottetown, PEI Preserve Company, Fisherman’s Wharf, Green Gables Heritage Place
The charm and history of PEI are yours to discover on this day of leisurely sightseeing. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Charlottetown where you’ll learn about the Charlottetown Conference and the history of the city. Then enjoy a jam tasting at the PEI Preserve Co. followed by lunch on your own at Fisherman’s Wharf – a gastric treat. Embark on a tour of the Green Gables Heritage Centre where you can stroll the trails and learn about early Victorian life and see the setting that inspired L. M. Montgomery to create her beloved tale of Anne of Green Gables.
Return to your hotel this evening with a free evening to explore Summerside.
Ferry to Baddeck
After breakfast at the hotel, board the Wood Island Ferry to Nova Scotia. Take a tour of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and enjoy evening entertainment taking in traditional Cape Breton fiddle music, song and dance with The Baddeck Gathering Ceildths.
Stay: Auberge Gisele’s Inn, Baddeck, NS
Meals: B, D
Today, experience the highlight of any maritime tour as you travel Canada’s most scenic and photographed drive, the Cabot Trail. Lead by our local guide, experience highlands and coastal wilderness as you travel through this National Park.
Meals: B, L, D
Guided tour of Halifax, Halifax Citadel, Garrison Dinner
After breakfast at the hotel, travel to Halifax, arriving in the afternoon for a guided city tour. Afterwards, embark on a guided tour of the Halifax Citadel, followed by a private Garrison Dinner in this venue steeped in this city’s rich heritage.
Stay: Hotel Halifax, Halifax, NS
Meals: B, D
Free day in Halifax, NS
Explore Halifax at your own pace today. The city is very walkable, making visits to downtown attractions easy.
Lunenburg, Peggy’s Cove
Visit Lunenburg, a historic town that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will have a scenic guided walking tour, followed by a guided tour of the Fisheries Museum. Lunch today is at the Old Fish Factory restaurant. Travel along the scenic shoreline stopping for a photo of Margaret’s Bay. You then travel to Peggy’s Cove and its famous lighthouse. You return to your hotel where the rest of the day is yours to explore on your own.
Meals: B, L
Hopewell Rocks, Shediac Lobster dinner cruise
Visit the stunning Hopewell Rocks today, and admire these incredible formations sculpted by the highest tides in the world. After an included lunch at Hopewell Rocks, make your way to Moncton where you will have time settle into your hotel. This evening journey to the Lobster Capital of the World, Shediac. Here you will embark on a lobster dinner cruise where you will learn all about lobster fishing and the beautiful Shediac Bay.
Stay: Delta Beausejour, Moncton, NB
Meals: B, L, D
Rivière-du-Loup, QC (10-day guests fly home)
Enjoy a visit to the Covered Bridge Potato Chip Factory and travel to Rivière-du-Loup for dinner and overnight accommodation.
Stay: Hotel Universel, Rivière-Du-Loup, QC
Meals: B, L, D
Guided tour of Quebec City, Free Evening
This leisurely paced day of travel includes a stop for lunch on the Grande Allée with its charming Victorian architecture. This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the city with its narrow streets, stone buildings and European feel. Enjoy a free evening to discover the city’s delectable restaurants.
Stay: Hotel Clarendon, Quebec City, QC
Free day in Quebec City, QC
After breakfast, relax, shop or explore at your own pace on this free day in historic Quebec City.
Say “au revoir” to Quebec City as you make your way home. Stop at Sucrerie de la Montagne, an authentic sugar shack, perhaps buying a bottle of maple syrup to help you savour the sweet memories of your Maritime holiday.
Meals: B, L
- Sunscreen is an essential product to have, regardless of the climate. Since UV exposure is unavoidable, a hat and sunglasses are also suggested for your protection, even in the winter.
- Mosquito repellent can prove useful in wooded areas or in the evenings in some regions.
- Comfort is important when on vacation. Bring comfortable walking shoes. And loose, casual clothing is suggested to keep you cozy.
- Pack extra batteries and memory cards for your camera.
- Always pack an extra jacket or sweater in case of inclement weather or cooler evenings. DeNureTours recommends you dress in layers, so you can add or remove layers if the temperature rises or drops.
- Use every corner, nook and cranny of your suitcase when packing. Rolled sweaters and bulky clothing occupy less space, but clothing that wrinkles easily should be laid flat. Roll socks or underclothing and pack them into shoes, and slip smaller items into side pockets.
- Use sample-sized toiletry items and always transport containers of creams and liquids in a sealed plastic bag.
- Keep an extra set of keys for your luggage.
- Always prepare for the possibility of rain. An umbrella, or rain jacket will easily fit in your luggage, and could prove to be the most useful article you pack. When travelling as a couple, bring two so neither person gets half wet.
- Pack your bathing suit.
- Pack a good book, or a deck of cards to keep you busy during free time.
- Leave items of monetary or sentimental value at home. Costume and faux jewelry always travels well.
- If you require corrective lenses, pack an extra pair of glasses or contacts.
- If you wear dentures, and have a second set, pack them just in case. You’d be surprised how often these important items end up where they shouldn’t.
- Not all hotel rooms are equipped with alarm clocks. While most hotels offer wake-up calls, a small travel alarm clock might prove useful.
- Couples travelling together may find it wise to split their belongings between two suitcases. If one suitcase should go missing, neither person is left without a change of clothes.
- Remember to pack any medications or prescriptions in your carry-on and not in your suitcase in case of emergency or luggage misplacement. Medications should be packed in their original containers for security reasons.
- Keep a listing of your recent medical history with you, including medications you currently take, prescription or otherwise, as well as allergies you suffer from, and any medical conditions you have. Carry the listing in your wallet, and leave a copy with your emergency contact person at home.
- Identify your luggage with an identification tag as well as your DeNureTours luggage tags.
- If you carry travellers’ cheques, record the numbers of the cheques and keep this list in a separate location. When travelling as a couple, put some cheques in your partner’s name so you both have access to funds.
- Always carry your travel insurance policy with you, and read it carefully before you leave.
- Always carry your passport, or other important identification on your person. Make a photocopy to keep in your suitcase.
- Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months after your return date. This is a requirement for entering certain countries.
- Always check the spelling of your name on all documentation you receive. Often, your travel documents must match your passport or birth certificate. It is imperative that your legal name be listed correctly on your documents. Failure to comply may result in your being denied entry to a country, or boarding on an airplane or cruise ship. Name changes on documents may be subject to a change fee.
- Use extra copies of your travel itinerary and hotel listing to distribute to friends or relatives, so you can be reached in case of emergency.
- Keep a log of your purchases, including what you paid in foreign currency and the equivalent in Canadian dollars. This will assist you in filling out customs forms. Keep all receipts.
- Secure your home before you leave. Arrange for a friend or neighbour to pick up mail and check in periodically. Have someone cut your lawn (or shovel your driveway) and care for your property. Set automatic timers on the lights and television. Empty the refrigerator of perishables. Lower your thermostat to save on energy.
- When flying, drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, and limit your intake of caffeine and alcoholic beverages.
- To avoid circulatory problems on a plane or coach, walk up the aisle every hour or so. Periodically, stretch your legs, arms, shoulders and neck.
- Arrive early for flights. DeNureTours recommends to check-in 90 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights, or 2-3 hours prior for international flights.
- An inflatable travel pillow can make you more comfortable on long coach rides or flights. The U-shaped pillow keeps your head from rolling during travel, reducing the risk of neck pain.
- Avoid the use of perfume or scented sprays on the coach or an airplane. These are confined spaces, so be courteous to your fellow travellers who may be allergic or sensitive to scents.
- Get as much rest as possible before you leave.
- Try your best to be flexible. Unexpected things can happen. Your holiday will be more enjoyable if you are open-minded.
Tips to waiters, taxi drivers, step-on guides, tour directors and drivers are a tangible way for you to express your appreciation for jobs well done. This practice, though customary, is voluntary and is not included in tour prices. As a guide to the amounts to tip, the following amounts are suggested:
- Taxi Drivers – Drivers should be tipped 10% of the taxi fare.
- Waiters – For meals that are not included in the tour price, tip waiters between 15% and 20% of your bill, but never less than $1.
- Tour Directors and Drivers – A gratuity of $4 per person per day is suggested.
The pace of a tour varies by itinerary, as each destination, its sightseeing and the activities are unique. Pacing is often subject to personal interpretation, but our trip pace indicator on each tour page may assist you in determining if a tour is suitable for you.
Day-by-day itinerary descriptions can be found on our website or requested from our office. Generally, the more activities included, distance travelled in a day, or number of hotel changes, will increase the pace of a tour.
Some of the most unique sightseeing is found in locations that can be a challenge for motorcoaches, especially in historic areas. For your comfort, we recommend packing walking shoes so you fully enjoy every aspect of your holiday.
Tours with the highest “On-the-go” ratings require a level of activity that is not suitable for those who use either walkers or wheelchairs. If a trip pace is not ideally suited for you, our reservations team will be happy to help you find your perfect vacation.