Eastern Canada, Maritimes & Newfoundland (Sept. 18th - Oct. 18th, 2016)
Tour Directors: Rick & Agnes Fredericks
Meals indicated as: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner.
Day 1, Sunday, September 18th - Prince Albert SK - Winnipeg MB: Come join us on our tour to one of Canada's most popular destinations, rich in history and unspoiled nature, the Maritimes. A mixture of traditions and class backgrounds, cultural activities throughout the region with music, dance and literary art forms.
Day 2, Monday, September 19th - Winnipeg MB - Thunder Bay ON (B): Admire the Kakabeka Falls (Niagara of the North), which has some of the oldest fossils in existence. Overnight in Thunder Bay, which was formerly two separate cities - Port Arthur and Fort William. TB is also known as "Canada's Gateway to the West" or "The Lakehead" of Lake Superior.
Day 3, Tuesday, September 20th - Thunder Bay ON - Sault Saint Marie ON (B): Stop at the Terry Fox Monument, where they have designed a very attractive park overlooking Lake Superior. Enjoy Agawa Crafts and Canadian Carving store, a "trading post" of sorts that showcases the talent and wares of local native Indian crafts. Overnight in Sault Saint Marie, a cross-border region with the United States.
Day 4, Wednesday, September 21st - Sault Saint Marie ON - Pembroke ON (B): From one of the oldest French Settlements in North America travelling along Lake Huron through Sudbury, North Bay and into Pembroke for overnight.
Day 5, Thursday, September 22nd - Pembroke ON - Ottawa ON (B): Short drive to Ottawa. Tour the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables, and learn what it means to be a member of the world famous RCMP Musical Ride. Afterwards, wander through the visitor centre and Mountie Shop. Later, tour the Canadian Mint, 1908 castle-like headquarters with the world's biggest coin and gold bars on display.
Day 6, Friday, September 23rd - Ottawa ON (B): A glimpse of Ottawa, with a tour of the Parliament Buildings, followed by a guided city tour of Ottawa with a stop at Byward Market. Complete the day with your choice to visit the Canadian War Museum OR Canadian Museum of History.
Day 7, Saturday, September 24th - Ottawa ON - Montreal QC - Quebec City QC (B): Travel along the St. Lawrence River to Quebec's largest city, Montreal, named after Mount Royal, a triple peaked hill in the heart of the city. You will be taking in the sights with a guided tour that includes the Basilica and St. Joseph's Oratory. Then off to Quebec for the next three nights.
Day 8, Sunday, Sept 25th - Quebec City QC (B/D): This morning is a guided tour of Quebec City - observing Plains of Abraham, Place Royale, Montmorency Falls, and Ste. Anne de Beaupre Basilica, with free time to explore Old Quebec. This evening, enjoy a Maple Syrup demo, a traditional French Canadian meal and music at the "Sugar Shack" outside Quebec City.
Day 9, Monday, September 26th - Quebec City QC (B): FREE DAY. Today, you are on your own to explore, shop or rest. You can tour Old Quebec world heritage treasure, walk the great wall of Quebec, the only fortified city in North America, north of Mexico. Wander past period buildings along cobblestone streets.
Day 10, Tuesday, September 27th - Quebec City QC - Fredericton NB (B): Follow the scenic southern shore of St. Lawrence River to Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, to find the most prestigious museum of wooden sculptures in North America. This afternoon, take the opportunity to walk the world's longest covered bridge. It crosses the Saint John River from Heartland to Somerville NB. Overnight in Fredericton.
Day 11, Wednesday, September 28th - Fredericton NB - Moncton NB (B/D): This morning is a guided tour of Fredericton, the riverside city, rich in heritage and culture. This afternoon you will be at Kings Landing, a historical site nestled in a majestic setting, a living history village. Savour an evening meal before heading to Moncton, the geographic centre of the Maritime Provinces.
Day 12, Thursday, September 29th - Moncton NB - Charlottetown PEI (B/D): Early morning to Hopewell Rocks. If the tide is right, you will be able to walk on the seafloor. Visit Magnetic Hill at Moncton where it seems vehicles roll uphill. Photo op at Shediac, the "Lobster Capital of the World". Stop at lookout point, Cape Jourimain Nature Centre before crossing the nine-mile Confederation Bridge.
Day 13, Friday, September 30th - Charlottetown PEI (B/D): A guided tour of PEI and Charlottetown, including the North Rustico Harbour, fishing village, lobster traps, sheds, boats, PEI National Park, Green Gables House, the bluffs, Stanley Bridge and Founders Hall. An evening of entertainment and a Lobster or Steak dinner to wrap up your day.
Day 14, Saturday, October 1st - Charlottetown PEI - Baddeck NS (B): Travel along the shores of Bras d'Or Lake. Stop at the Westray Monument in memory of the 26 miners that lost their lives. Explore the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site for a glimpse into this world-famous inventor and his legacy.
Day 15, Sunday, October 2nd - Baddeck NS (B/L): Today, a step-on guide will take you along the Cabot Trail. A scenic roadway passes through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Sections follow the rugged coastline, providing spectacular views of the ocean, an experience to enjoy and be savoured.
Day 16, Monday, October 3rd - Baddeck NS - Port Aux Basques NL (B): Ferry voyage to one of the best-kept vacation secrets, the most easterly province of Canada - Newfoundland. Known for its colourful rows of houses and one of the most romantic places in Canada.
Day 17, Tuesday, October 4th - Port Aux Basques NL - Clarenville NL (B/D): Newfoundland is 'nestled' into the northeast corner of North America. It offers a leisurely "Old World" pace. The air is clean, the people are friendly and the vistas are beautiful. This evening's social gives you a chance to take part in a traditional "Newfie Screech-in".
Day 18, Wednesday, October 05 - Clarenville NL - St. John's NL (B/L): A big day with a guided tour of Bonavista and Trinity. Taking in the sights of restored premises of the East Coast fishery from the early 1500s, possible lighthouse tour and the nearby Dungeon. Have lunch and tour at the Coaker Factory in Port Union, the only union built town in North America. Continue on to St. John's for two nights.
Day 19, Thursday, October 6th - St. John's NL (B): Tour St. John's with a step-on guide, which includes Signal Hill, a quaint fishing village, government house, a basilica, a cathedral, colourful houses, steep hills, George Street, Water Street, Cape Spear, Petty Harbour, and if time permits, the Geo Centre and The Rooms.
Day 20, Friday, October 7th - St. John's NL - Corner Brook NL (B/D): Sit back and take in the scenery through Terra Nova National Park, with a stop at the Interpretive Centre where you can enjoy a brief orientation film about the park, and take a tour of the exhibits and touch tank. Afterwards, on to Corner Brook to experience a traditional Jigg's dinner.
Day 21, Saturday, Oct 8th - Corner Brook NL - Baddeck NS (B): An early morning start to board the Marine Atlantic Ferry at Port Aux Basques, and sail back to the mainland. Overnight in Baddeck.
Day 22, Sunday, October 9th - Baddeck NS - Halifax NS (B): Travel through Pictou and Stewjacke, taking in the many colours in the leaves, making your way to Halifax. This attractive city is a bustling hub of art galleries, shops, museums, and restaurants along the picturesque waterfront. Learn about Halifax's involvement with the Titanic at the Maritime Museum. Walk along the Farmers Market, showcasing food and crafts. The Downtown boardwalk is over 4 km long and runs along the Waterfront, Old Town Halifax. Once you arrive in Halifax, you will have a guided tour of the lighthouse route to Peggy's Cove. This small rural community is an authentic 19th century fishing village.
Day 23, Monday, October 10th - Halifax NS (B/L): HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Today, you will tour the Citadel, and have the opportunity to explore the history of the fortress and learn about the soldiers who were stationed there. Walk within its walls and literally touch a piece of Halifax's military history. Later, you will tour Pier 21, the Immigration Centre - an important part of Canadian History which tells the stories of the people who helped build our nation.
Day 24, Tuesday, October 11th - Halifax NS - Edmundston NB (B): Spectacular scenery as you continue your journey through Nova Scotia, with a stop at the Anne Murray Centre in Spring Hill. Continue on to Edmundston, which is situated in the heart of the magnificent Upper Saint-John River Valley in New Brunswick. Quaint overnight stay.
Day 25, Wednesday, October 12th - Edmunston NB - Cornwall ON (B/D): A day's drive to Ontario's easternmost city, Cornwall, located on the Saint Lawrence River. Enjoy your windup banquet this evening.
Day 26, Thursday, October 13th - Cornwall ON - Niagara Falls ON (B): Drive to Niagara Falls, a spectacular sight by day or night. Best known as the "Honeymoon Capital of the World". This afternoon, take part in the historic ride to the falls aboard the Hornblower.
Day 27, Friday, October 14th - Niagara Falls ON - Sudbury ON (B): Visit the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, located in Parry Sound, also known as the jewel of the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay. Continue on for photo op with the giant Nickel in Sudbury.
Day 28, Saturday, October 15th - Parry Sound ON - Sault Saint Marie ON (B): Back to Sault Saint Marie, passing the French River and Killarney Provincial Parks. In Sault Saint Marie, if the weather permits, you can walk along the lock, and possibly cross the lock to walk on White Fish Island, a great historic location.
Day 29, Sunday, October 16th - Sault Saint Marie ON - Thunder Bay ON (B): Travel along Lake Superior and Wawa, where the Canadian Geese stop during their migration. Overnight in Thunder Bay, home of the largest Canadian Goose.
Day 30, Monday, October 17th - Thunder Bay ON to Winnipeg MB (B): Farewell to Ontario as we leave Thunder Bay and travel back to Manitoba.
Day 31, Tuesday, October 18th - Winnipeg MB to Saskatchewan (B): Homeward bound. Cherish all the wonderful memories of your travels with your newfound travel companions.
1) Motor coach transportation (Call for flight options). 2) Hotel accommodations. 3) 30 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners, and 1 social. 4) Attractions/admissions listed. 5) 2 professional Tour Directors. 6) All tips for driver, directors, and step on guides.
PASSPORT: Is not required for this tour. Travelling within Canada only.
PRICES (Based on double occupancy, tax included): $5349.00/DOUBLE $5099.00/TRIPLE $7149.00/SINGLE
DEPOSIT: $300.00/person (to secure seat). BALANCE DUE: July 18th, 2016. Payment options: CASH, CHEQUE, CREDIT CARD.
MEDICAL INSURANCE: It is COMPULSORY to have Medical Insurance for this tour.
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31 - 59 days prior - 50% total cost
30 days or less prior - 100% total cost
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