5 days/4 nights

Cape Breton Island’s most famous resident, Alexander Graham Bell, once said, “I have travelled around the globe.  I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes, the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.”  Scottish traditions and Gaelic folklore come alive on this charming five-day tour.

Departure Dates:

2017

June 7, 21, 28; July 12, 26; August 9, 23; September 13*, 20, 27; October 11

*1 Bilingual English/German tour departure is noted

Per Person Rates

  • $1277 Single
  • $1016 Double
  • $946 Triple
  • $902 Quad

 

Plus 7.5% tax for Non- Canadian Residents;  15% tax for Canadian Residents

Rates in USD


Highlights

  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour
  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
  • 5 night’s accommodation
  • 8 meals

Detailed Itinerary

Wednesday – DAY 1 – Arrive Halifax, NS

Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. 

Option: You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax to your vacation package.  Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotia’s capital city has much to offer.

Thursday – DAY 2 – Halifax to Baddeck, NS

Depart Halifax on your included transfer to New Glasgow where you will meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers. Proceed to Cape Breton Island, the Scotland of North America, via the Canso Causeway.  Visit Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island before checking into your accommodations on the Bras d’Or Lake where you will spend the next two nights.*

(Continental Breakfast, Dinner)

*September 20, 2017 departure may overnight in Sydney while on Cape Breton Island instead of Baddeck.

Friday – DAY 3 – Cabot Trail Touring

Experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America today as you tour the Cabot Trail which winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand.  Your day is complemented by a Whale Watching Boat Tour.

(Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner)

Saturday – DAY 4 – Baddeck to Halifax

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits today and words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France.  Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides.  Proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland, and back to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes. 
(Breakfast)

Sunday – DAY 5 – Depart Halifax

Arrangements end upon check out from the hotel.

(Continental Breakfast)