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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Canada 150 in the Maritimes

Regional | by Fred Wallace  

Tour Details with Jim Deibel Hanover Holidays


Celebrate Canada's 150th in the Maritimes with Fred Wallace

Hanover Holidays
Celebrate Canada's 150th in the Maritimes

Fettes Travel (519) 371-3281
or Hanover Holidays 1-800-265-5530

Day 1
Flight to Halifax
From Owen Sound and our many other area pick up points, we take you to Pearson Airport in Toronto to board your flight to Halifax, Nova Scotia.   Your host, Fred Wallace, and your Hanover Holidays Tour Director will be flying with you to the Maritimes.   A local motor coach will take you into the city of Halifax, where you will check in at the beautiful downtown Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, a four diamond historic hotel!   From this fabulous location it is easy to enjoy the many sights of downtown Halifax

Day 2
Breakfast is included each morning of this tour.   Then today, we begin with a city tour of Halifax with a local guide who can put stories to the many incredible sights.   From the waterfront to the Citadel perched high above the city, you will certainly find a new appreciation for this important Maritime port.   In the afternoon we have planned  a  very  unique  opportunity  as  we  board  the  schooner “Silva”, a fully masted ship, that takes us out on a cruise from the Halifax Port.   With appropriate weather conditions, the crew will be hoisting the sails for a full sailing experience!   Upon our return, time to freshen up at the hotel before the included Dinner.

Day 3
Peggy’s Cove & Lunenburg
An early morning as we travel out of the city to enjoy breakfast at the Sou’wester Restaurant, overlooking scenic Peggy’s Cove.   Take some pictures and mail a postcard from Canada’s only Post Office in a Lighthouse, before we motor coach down the coast to the charming fishing village of Lunenburg.   Here we find the Fisheries Museum, dedicated to telling some of the stories of the thousands of  men  &  women  who  make  their  life  by  fishing  the  often dangerous seas!   From tying the nets to packing the fish in barrels, you’ll learn a great deal of life in the Maritimes!   Return to Halifax for another great evening Dinner!   

Day 4
Cape Breton Island
Today we are off to Cape Breton Island, a very unique part of Nova Scotia.   First we visit Rita McNeil’s famous Tea House, then we skirt the  city  of  Sydney  so  we  can  travel  out  to  tour  the  Fortress Louisbourg!    Here  a  guide gives  us  the  dramatic  story  of  this incredible National Historic Site.   Built originally by the French between 1720 & 1740, the Fortress fell to the British in 1745.   During other negotiations it was returned to the French, only to fall to another British siege in 1758.   After the tour we will return to Sydney and check into our hotel before going to Dinner.

Day 5
Cape  Breton  has  been  the  home  of  a  number  of  famous
people, one of them being Alexander Graham Bell.   While
inventing  the  telephone  is  very  common  knowledge,  Bell’s
story is both incredible and goes far beyond the telephone.   
Today we tour his museum in Baddeck.   Then from Cape
Breton Island to Prince Edward Island, we board a ferry to
Canada’s smallest Province and the traditional way of arriving
on the Island, before the construction of the Confederation
Bridge.   We check into our Charlottetown hotel for three
nights.  Tonight's dinner will be overlooking the waterfront

Day 6
Prince Edward Island
After a relaxing breakfast, a local guide joins us to show us the charm of Prince Edward Island.   In Charlottetown you’ll see
Victoria Park, the University of PEI and Province House, site of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference, where the groundwork
was laid for the founding of Canada.  Outside the city you’ll visit Green Gables, site of the fictional book by Lucy Maud
Montgomery, and the PEI Preserve Company, a unique place for  preserves  and  tea!     After  the  tour  we  return  to
Charlottetown to relax before our included Lobster Dinner at Fisherman’s  Wharf!!      Seafood  that  Wows,  with  alternate
meals available

Day 7
A relaxing day on your own to enjoy Charlottetown!  

Your Tour Director will be available to assist you with ideas and suggestions or simply do your own thing in this charming city

Day 8
As we leave PEI, we cross the Northumberland Strait via Confederation Bridge.   Aptly named as our founding fathers guaranteed in the Constitution that every Province must always be connected to the rest of Canada.   
Opened in 1997, the bridge is considered Canada’s greatest engineering marvel of the 20th Century, as it spans 12.2 km of water that becomes an ice flow every winter!   Once in New Brunswick, we travel into the Acadian region of the Province and explore Kouchibouguac National Park with a
Park guide.   From unique plants and animals, to the incredible beaches, this National Park has many amazing features.   Then we arrive in the city of Miramichi, at the mouth of the Miramichi River, famous all over the world for the Atlantic Salmon fishing. Tonight we include an Atlantic Salmon Dinner followed by the lively entertainment of a true Maritime Kitchen Party.

Day 9
A casual morning before we board the motor coach and travel south to the Bay of Fundy, world famous for having the highest tidal levels anywhere!   
Hopewell Cape is the very best place to experience this unique phenomenon, as here the tidal differential can be as much as 50 feet!   At the Visitor Centre you can discover the many incredible aspects to the Bay of Fundy and at low tide you can descend to be able to walk on the Ocean Floor, a truly amazing experience!!   One of the many incredible aspects to the high
tide phenomenon is that at high tide water is forced backwards up the many rivers that normally flow into the Bay of Fundy.   This action is called Tidal Bore and is so strong, on some rivers Hydro Electric Power can be generated.   We will be overnighting in Moncton, located on the shores of the
Petitcodiac River, one of large rivers the Tidal Bore affects!   After checking into the hotel, we prepare to enjoy a final evening Dinner together as a group!

Day 10
Too soon our discovery of the Canadian Maritimes comes to an end, as we board the return flight to Toronto.   Here you will meet the shuttles that will transport you home with new friends and great new memories

Cost  per  person
Twin..............................$3,999.00................($502.67 HST)
Triple............................$3,689.00................($464.01 HST)
Quad.............................$3,549.00................($444.56 HST)
Single............................$4,859.00................($615.14 HST)

HST and all air taxes are included in these rates.  

Cost  Includes.......

Round trip airfare from Toronto to Halifax and return from Moncton

Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation throughout the Maritimes

Nine nights of First Class accommodations

Breakfast daily

Seven Dinners

Luggage handling at hotels

Guided tours of Halifax, Fortress Louisbourg, Prince Edward Island and Kouchibouguac National Park

Sail aboard the Tall Ship “Silva”

Peggy’s Cove & Lunenburg day trip

Admission to the Fisheries Museum

Admission to the Fortress Louisbourg

Admission to Alexander Graham Bell Museum

Ferry crossing to PEI

Admission to Anne of Green Gables Museum

PEI Preserve Company visit

Miramichi Kitchen Party

Hopewell Cape Visitor Centre admission

Services of a Hanover Holidays’ Tour Director

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