10-Nights Canadian Maritimes - Tauck World Discovery
$3990 per person
Time stands still in the Canadian Maritimes... preserving a way of life that honors the land and sea - and a cultural mix of early French, Irish, Scottish and English influences. Halifax invites reflection with gracious Victorian parks and gardens. Fishing hamlets in Nova Scotia celebrate their rich seafaring heritage. Diverse cultural influences are chronicled in Lunenburg; at a heritage center in Milbrook dedicated to Mi'kmaq culture and crafts; in Acadian rug-making traditions that produced "talking" works of art chronicling the struggles of pioneer families; and at the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts. Culinary specialties are on the menu from fresh lobster on Prince Edward Island to a Nova Scotia oyster shucking demonstration to a "Kitchen Party" at the Keltic Lodge. Our 11-day journey through Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P.E.I. immerses you in the lure and lore of this down-to-earth, mystical world of mountain lakes, eagles, whales, fishermen, and the sea.
A private reception and dinner in Halifax at The Citadel; a "kitchen party" at the Keltic Lodge; learning about Nova Scotia's Scottish Gaelic culture; visits to a Mi'kmaq cultural center, a rug-hooking museum and Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site; oyster shucking and cooking demonstrations; a guided visit to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in historic Halifax
Halifax (Nova Scotia)
Halifax is Atlantic Canada?s center of business, research and education. Strong emphasis is placed on cultural diversity, historic restorations and the preservation of heritage and culture. The Halifax Citadel Fortress dominates downtown Halifax. Take a stroll along the waterfront past restored buildings and warehouses of Historic Properties, or a walk in delightful Public Gardens, the oldest Victorian gardens in North America. Halifax?s sister city of Dartmouth lies on the opposite shore and is reached via the oldest saltwater ferry in North America. The spectacular view of Halifax harbor makes the trip worthwhile. Housed in former Dominion Building, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia features Nova Scotia folk art and maritime artists. A two-hour walk will easily show you the major highlights of historic and scenic Halifax. Visit Historic Properties, St. Paul?s Church and Province House, the latter two being the oldest buildings in the city. Granite Springs is rated one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in Atlantic Canada.
Charlottetown, with a population of nearly 40,000, is the island?s capital and one of Canada?s oldest towns. Established in 1765 by Capt. Samuel Holland, the settlement was named for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III of England. The old part of town offers many historical monuments, including important government buildings, churches, old mansions and museums, along with parks and gardens. Outside of Charlottetown, discover miles of farmland, small villages, a scenic coast and the legacy of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, the feature of Charlottetown?s annual major theater festival.
Cape Breton Highlands
Prince Edward Island
Canada?s smallest province is known as the "Cradle of Confederation." Charlottetown is the island?s capital and one of Canada?s oldest towns. The old part of town offers many historical monuments, including important government buildings, churches, old mansions and museums, along with parks and gardens. Outside of Charlottetown, discover miles of farmland, small villages, a scenic coast, and the legacy of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, the feature of Charlottetown?s annual major theater festival. Victoria Row Officially called Richmond Street, this area between Queen Street and Great George Street is lined with wonderful brick buildings from the 1880s. Known as Fanningbank, Government House is designed in Palladian fashion. Located in the historic setting of the harbor, Peake's Wharf offers a special collection of casual dining and shopping experiences. Crowbush Cove Golf Course, opened in 1994, was named Canada?s best new course by Golf Digest.
Baddeck (Nova Scotia)
Baddeck is located in the heart of Cape Breton. It is the 'beginning and end of the Cabot Trail' and is a popular stopping place on the Trans-Canada Highway. The Village's charm and character, and it's dramatic scenery, have provided memorable experiences to visitors for generations. Experience the magnificent setting overlooking Cape Breton's beautiful inland sea, the Bras d'Or Lake. The Alexander Graham Bell Museum depicts the genius of this extraordinary man. Best known for the invention of the telephone, he also invented flying machines and communications for the deaf. The Scottish history and culture comes alive with concerts, celtic crafts and fashion shows of Gaelic College. The Village Shops provide a variety of quality gifts and crafts. Boat Cruises can be taken from the village. There are amenities for visiting yachts. Take the ferry boat from the Government wharf to enjoy the public beach and nature trails of Kidston Island.
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