Nova Scotia | June 17 - June 25, 2024

Nova Scotia & the Canadian Maritimes

Explore the natural scenic splendor, seafaring heritage, and picturesque villages of the Eastern Canadian province that is nearly surrounded by the ocean.

Nova Scotia is Latin for “New Scotland.” The Atlantic province celebrates its Mi’kmaq and First Nations people, Acadian, Celtic, Gaelic, and African cultures through legends, art, music, history, languages, and native cuisine — including lobster! We’re there to enjoy it all.

June 17 – 25, 2024

 

Package Includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from Raleigh-Durham International Airport or Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • Eight nights’ hotel accommodations
  • 13 meals: eight breakfasts and five dinners
  • Wine and Beer Reception
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Hotel transfers
  • Professional tour director
  • Our State host
  • Motor coach transportation
  • Baggage handling at hotels

 

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Halifax City Tour
  • Peggy’s Cove
  • Alexander Graham Bell Museum
  • Baddeck
  • Cabot Trails
  • Cape Breton National Park
  • Prince Edward Island tour
  • Charlottetown (PEI)
  • Lobster Dinner
  • Green Gables Farmhouse
  • Hopewell Rocks
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Lunenburg walking tour
  • College of Piping
  • Multi-night stays in Baddeck, Charlottetown, and Halifax

 

 

Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1: ARRIVE HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

Today, board your flight bound for Canada’s Atlantic Coast. Upon a late afternoon or evening arrival in Halifax, transfer to your hotel for a one-night stay. Tonight, enjoy a Wine and Beer Reception at the resort prior to your Welcome Dinner with fellow Our State travelers.

Meals: D
Overnight: Halifax/Dartmouth, NS

 

DAY 2: HALIFAX – BADDECK

This morning, travel to Cape Breton Island. Enjoy a scenic drive around Bras D’or Lake to the lakeside resort town of Baddeck. This afternoon, visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Museum to view many of Bell’s artifacts, inventions, and personal mementos. Later, check into your hotel for a two-night stay in Baddeck, a quaint community with a bustling village and the gateway to the world-famous Cabot Trail. Tonight, enjoy dinner featuring local fare with your fellow travelers.

Meals: B,D
Overnight: Baddeck, NS

 

DAY 3: BADDECK – CABOT TRAIL -BADDECK

Enjoy a journey along the famous Cabot Trail explored by Englishman John Cabot in the late 15th century. The Cabot Trail is one of the most spectacular highways in North America. Along the way, stop in the seafaring town of Margaree Harbor and visit the scenic city of Cheticamp, known for its hook rugs. Then, follow the trail to Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where deep-walled canyons, sandy beaches, and majestic cliffs are found. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Meals: B
Overnight: Baddeck, NS

 

DAY 4: BADDECK – FERRY – PEI -CHARLOTTETOWN

Board a ferry and travel to Prince Edward Island (PEI). Enroute, cross the Northumbreland Strait, which separates Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from Prince Edward Island. This area features some of the warmest waters of the North Atlantic. Later, arrive for a two-night stay in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island’s capital city with small town charm and narrow streets lined with quaint homes.

Meals: B
Overnight: Charlottetown, PEI

 

DAY 5: CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND SIGHTSEEING

Today, enjoy a Prince Edward Island Tour. Visit the College of Piping to learn about traditional Celtic music. Later, travel through Prince Edward Island National Park with its varied landscapes and wildlife along the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Visit Cavendish to tour the Green Gables Farmhouse and Museum, the setting of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s popular novel, “Anne of Green Gables.” Tonight, enjoy a Lobster Dinner with your fellow travelers.

Meals: B,D
Overnight: Charlottetown, PEI

 

DAY 6: CHARLOTTETOWN – HOPEWELL ROCKS – MONCTON

Today’s scenic drive begins as you depart Prince Edward Island and cross the Confederation Bridge into New Brunswick. The scenery unfolds as you make your way through New Brunswick and drive to the Bay of Fundy area featuring the highest tides in the world. Stop to discover the iconic Hopewell Rocks, where you will see the flowerpot shaped rocks that are four stories high at low tide and appear as tiny islands at high tide. Hopewell Rocks is a place to pause and appreciate a remarkable story interwoven through time, tide, and nature. Later, arrive in nearby Moncton for a one-night stay in the geographic center of New Brunswick.

Meals: B,D
Overnight: Moncton, NB

 

DAY 7: MONCTON – LUNENBURG – HALIFAX

Today’s scenic drive begins as you head southeast from Moncton back into Nova Scotia to visit the seafaring town of Lunenburg, featuring a colorful waterfront with crayon-colored houses on picturesque narrow streets and captivating architecture. Meet your local guide for a Lunenburg Walking Tour featuring Old Town, which was bestowed the honor as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Learn about this fishing village and hear stories about seafaring and rum running. Later, arrive in Halifax for a two-night stay. Halifax sits in the center of Nova Scotia’s east coast and is an important seaport with one of the world’s largest natural harbors.

Meals: B
Overnight: Halifax, NS

 

DAY 8: HALIFAX SIGHTSEEING

Today, enjoy a Halifax City Tour featuring Bedford Basin, the Public Gardens, St. Mary’s University, Point Pleasant Park, and the Citadel, a large star-shaped masonry fort built to protect the city. This afternoon, visit a Nova Scotia highlight, picturesque Peggy’s Cove, famous for its rocky shore and lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Later, enjoy a bit of leisure time in Halifax, which features great museums, art galleries, fun brew pubs, and a wonderful culinary scene. Tonight, join your tour director and fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner.

Meals: B,D
Overnight: Halifax, NS

 

DAY 9: TRANSFER TO HALIFAX AIRPORT -FLIGHT HOME

Today, transfer to the airport in Halifax for your flight home filled with wonderful memories of your Nova Scotia & the Canadian Maritimes Tour.

 

Accomodations:

  • Eight nights’ accommodations
  • One night – Doubletree, Halifax/Dartmouth, NS
  • Two nights – Inverary Inn Resort, Baddeck, NS
  • Two nights – Charlottetown Rodd Hotel or Delta

 

Tour Rates:

$4,399 per person regular rate. (Double occupancy)

$4,299 per person with a booking discount*. (Double occupancy)

Single supplement $1225.

*Booking discount applied when final payment is made by check.

 

For reservations and more information:

Premier World Discovery
Melissa Grant
(877) 953-8687, ext. 238 (Pacific Time)
mgrant@premierworlddiscovery.com

 

Additional Information:

What to expect on an Our State trip:

Traveling with a group of Our State readers is an enriching, enjoyable, and safe way to experience new cultures, people, and places. In addition to the informative narration from the tour director and local guides, an Our State host will be available to assist in making your trip successful.

We usually fly to our destination, then travel by a comfortable motor coach with anywhere from 35 to 50 people who appreciate learning about new regions. Your entire trip will be guided, planned, and arranged for your upmost enjoyment. Many activities are things you can only do because you are traveling with Our State. There is some free time built in for you to explore on your own.

You can also choose not to attend an activity if you prefer something different. Please let your tour director know if you are not coming on a scheduled day.

Many meals are included. Where you have meals on your own, suggestions will be provided.

Most of the motor coaches have restrooms but every effort will be made to make regular rest stops.

One of the best parts of traveling with Our State is that you will meet new people, many of whom you will already have much in common with since most travelers read the magazine. Many guests often develop friendships that go on long after the tour is finished. Our State trips are generally filled with dynamic and friendly people.
 

Physical requirements:

Our tours are physically active but not meant to be strenuous.

Please be aware you will be on your feet, walking and standing for much of the day, indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions and terrains. There will also be extended time on the motor coach when we travel from place to place. If there are any mobility issues you will need to have an able-bodied traveling companion to accompany and assist you.

Most days are moderately paced with approximately two to three total miles of walking, possibly including some hills and stairs.

We regret that we’re unable to provide individual assistance to guests with walking difficulties or other personal needs. The responsibility of the Trip Director who accompanies your trip is to ensure that the larger group enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing individual assistance to any one guest. Guests requiring such individualized assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide it.

If you have additional questions, please call Our State’s Travel Director Amy Wood Pasquini at 336-286-0600, or email apasquini@ourstate.com.

 

COVID-19 Travel Precautions – Update:

Effective January 1, 2023, Our State highly encourages, but no longer requires COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters for travelers on our domestic tours. This policy goes into effect for international travelers on April 30, 2023. We will keep all participants updated of any changes to these requirements.