*DEPARTED* Maritimes, Newfoundland & More
September 14th - October 14th, 2017 (Motor coach tour)
Tour Directors: Colin & Dianne Markusson
Come celebrate Canada's 150 years with us on a trip of a lifetime to places we've never explored before. Our usual itinerary includes tours of Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, PEI, Bonavista, Trinity, St. John's, Halifax, Cabot Trail, Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. New in 2017 will be City Market and Reversing Falls in St. John NB, Norstead and L'anse aux Meadows Viking Village in Newfoundland, Kingston sites, Toronto sites and Harbour cruise, Journey Behind the Falls and cable car ride in Niagara falls.
*Meals as indicated: (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner, (S) social.*
Day 1, Thursday, September 14th - SK - Winnipeg (Lose 1 hour): Meet your fellow passengers along the way as you head east.
Day 2, Friday, September 15th (B) - Winnipeg - Thunder Bay (Lose 1 hour): Watch for "Husky the Muskie" along the road today. Admire Kakabeka Falls which has some of the oldest fossils in existence.
Day 3, Saturday, September 16th (B) - Thunder Bay - Sault Saint Marie: Visit the Terry Fox Memorial and Lookout overlooking Lake Superior. It offers a panoramic view of Thunder Bay and surroundings. While in White River see where Winnie-the-Pooh originated. Stop at Pancake Bay, Agawa Crafts, a "trading post" that showcases talent and wares of local artists.
Day 4, Sunday, September 17th (B) - Sault Saint Marie - Ottawa: Enjoy the view as you drive through some of the oldest French settlements in North America, along Lake Huron with stops in Blind River, Sudbury, North Bay, Pembroke and arriving in Ottawa for 2 nights.
Day 5, Monday, September 18th (B) - Ottawa: Guided tours of the Parliament buildings and the nations capital. The step on costumed guide will take you to Rideau Canal, Prime Minister home, Rockcliffe District and Byward Market. Later you will tour the Canadian Mint, a 1908 Castle-like headquarters with the world's biggest coin and gold bars on display. Free evening.
Day 6, Tuesday, September 19th (B) - Ottawa - Quebec: Travel along the St. Lawrence River to Montreal. A step on guide will give you a tour of Montreal including Notre-Dame Basilica, St-Helen Island, Mont-Royal, the Old Port, and Place Jacques Cartier. Then off to Quebec City for 2 nights.
Day 7, Wednesday, September 20th (B/L) - Quebec City: Full day tour of Quebec City. Enjoy a traditional French Canadian meal with live folk music. Taste Maple Taffy on snow and see how Maple Syrup is made. Sights includes Plains of Abraham, Cape Diamond, Place Royal, Joan of Arc Garden, Montmorency Falls and visit Old Quebec City. Free evening.
Day 8, Thursday, September 21st (B) - Quebec - Fredericton (Lose 1 hour): Farewell to Quebec. Cross into New Brunswick which lies entirely within the Appalachian Mountain range, a chain of ancient, eroded mountains which have created river valleys and low, gently rolling hills throughout large parts of the province. This afternoon you will visit King's Landing, a historical site nestled in a majestic setting, a living history village. Free evening.
Day 9, Friday, September 22nd (B) - Fredericton FREE DAY: You are on your own to explore, shop or rest.
Day 10, Saturday, September 23rd (B/L) - Fredericton - Charlottetown: To the highest tides in the world, Hopewell Rocks. If the tide is right you will have the opportunity to walk on the seafloor. Visit Magnetic Hill, an optical illusion makes it seem like vehicles roll up hill. Photo "op" stop at Shediac, the "Lobster Capital of the World". Quick stop at "look out" point before crossing the Confederation Bridge to Charlottetown. This evening you will attend a top-notch performance, of the never-ending passion and imagination of Anne of Green Gables.
Day 11, Sunday, September 24th (B/L) - Charlottetown: Target Tours gives you a guided tour of PEI and Charlottetown including North Rustico harbour, fishing village, Anne of Green Gables house, the Bluffs, Stanley Bridge, and Founder's Hall. Enjoy a Lobster lunch. Free evening to yourself.
Day 12, Monday, September 25th (B) - Charlottetown - Sydney: Explore the history of singer Anne Murray in Springhill, nestled into the Cobequid Mountain Range. Stop at the Westray Miners Memorial Park. Travel along the shores of Bras d' Or Lake. Tour the Alexander Graham Bell museum in Baddeck. Get a glimpse into this world famous inventor and his legacy. Short drive to North Sydney for the next 2 nights.
Day 13, Tuesday, September 26th (B/L) - Cabot Trail: A step on guide takes you along the Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway passing through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. We follow the rugged coastline providing spectacular views of the ocean.
Day 14, Wednesday, September 27th (B) - Sydney - Port Aux Basques (Lose 1/2 hour): Board the Marine Atlantic Ferry and sail to Newfoundland, one of the best-kept vacation secrets, nestled into the northeast corner of North America. Offers a leisurely "Old World" pace and is one of the most romantic places in Canada.
Day 15, Thursday, September 28th (B/S) - Port Aux Basques - Clarenville: Travel across the island to the east coast with stops in Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor and Gander, view the "Silent Witness Memorial" then onto Clarenville. This evening's social is a traditional "Newfie Screech-in", a welcome you will never forget.
Day 16, Friday, September 29th (B/L) - Clarenville - St. John's: Step on guide will give you a Fisherman's Experience. Starting in Bonavista, where proximity to the rich fishing and sealing grounds made it a major commercial centre. Tour Ryan's Premises, learn of the salt fish trade economy. Lunch in Port Union at the William Coaker Factory. After lunch is a walking tour of Trinity, a picturesque fish merchant community. Off to St. John's.
Day 17, Saturday, September 30th (B) - St. John's (driver day off): Guided city tour of St. John's. Its harbour is enclosed by rugged hills. Downtown known for its colourful row houses. Above the city is Signal Hill, site of the first transatlantic wireless communication. Your tour will include Gibbet Hill, Cape Spear, Signal Hill, Petty Harbour, George Street, Quidi Vidi and time permitting, shopping and a stroll. Free evening.
Day 18, Sunday, October 1st (B) - St. John's - Rocky Harbour: Travel from the most eastern point to the western coast of Newfoundland, to a wide range of natural and cultural experiences. Scenic drive to Terra Nova National Park. Take in the interpretive centre with film, exhibits and touch tank. Overnight in Rocky Harbour, home to Gros Morne National Park.
Day 19, Monday, October 2nd (B/L) - Rocky Harbour - St. Anthony: To the tip of the Northern Peninsula. Visit Torrent River Salmon Interpretive Centre. Descend into the underwater viewing chamber for a chance to see a wild Atlantic Salmon. Stop for lunch and walk the Flower Cove Thrombolites. These are very rare fossils, remnants of bacteria and algae about 650 million years old. Follow in the 1000-year old footsteps of the Vikings. Wander through the excavated 11th century remains of a Viking settlement in L' Anse aux Meadows. Tour Norstead - a full living village and port of trade as it may have looked during the Viking era. Step aboard the Viking knarr "Snorri" ship. Overnight in St. Anthony.
Day 20, Tuesday, October 3rd (B) - St. Anthony - Port aux Basques: Drive south along the western coast of Newfoundland. Stop in Flower Cove and Parson's Pond. Visit Gros Morne Discovery Centre with interactive exhibits. Off to Port aux Basques.
Day 21, Wednesday, October 4th (B) - Port aux Basques - Sydney (gain 1/2 hour): Sail back to the mainland on the Marine Atlantic Ferry. Overnight in North Sydney.
Day 22, Thursday, October 5th (B) - North Sydney - Halifax: Stop in Stewiake, the halfway mark between the equator and the North Pole. Once you arrive in Halifax you'll tour the Citadel, explore within its walls, touch a piece of history in the fortress and learn about the soldiers who were stationed there. Spend some time at Pier 21, the immigration centre. Tells the stories of the people who helped build our nation. Free evening.
Day 23, Friday, October 6th (B/L) - Halifax: Guided tour of the "lighthouse route" to Peggy's Cove. Visit the authentic 19th century fishing village of Lunenburg, then to one of the most iconic views, the Three Churches in the beautiful seaside community of Mahone Bay. Return to Halifax. Free evening.
Day 24, Saturday, October 7th (B/D) - Halifax - Edmundston: Day of sites in St. John NB. The Reversing Falls, where the Bay of Fundy tides force the flow of water to reverse against the current. The City Market, oldest farmers market in North America. Martello Tower, oldest building in the city. Opportunity to walk Hartland Bridge, the world's longest covered bridge.
Day 25, Sunday, October 8th (B) - Edmunston - Kingston ON (gain 1 hour): Leave New Brunswick, enter Quebec along the scenic southern shore of St. Lawrence River to St. Jean - Port Joli. Visit the most prestigious museum of wooden sculptures in North America.
Day 26, Monday, October 9th (B) - Kingston - Niagara Falls: This morning is a "drive by" tour of Kingston sites, such as Fort Henry, Royal Military College, Murney Tower, Bellevue House and the Penitentiary. This afternoon is a guided city tour of Toronto with stops at the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Rogers Centre. Following your city tour, take in the Toronto views from a different perspective on a narrated harbour cruise.
Day 27, Tuesday, October 10th (B/D) - Niagara Falls (driver day off): Double Decker bus and guide will pick you up at the hotel, stopping at three major Niagara Attractions. "Hornblower Boat Cruise" takes you close to the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist. "Journey Behind the Falls", a unique view of the Falls from below and behind, via access to outdoor observation decks and portals. The "Whirlpool Aero Car", you are transported by a cable car above Niagara river, offering a wonderful view of the Niagara Whirlpool, where the river escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge. This evening a Windup Banquet.
Day 28, Wednesday, October 11th (B) - Niagara Falls - Sault Saint Marie: Your journey is coming to an end. Stops in Barrie, Parry Sound, Sudbury and Blind River.
Day 29, Thursday, October 12th (B) - Sault Saint Marie - Thunder Bay: Travel along Lake Superior and Wawa (Home of "the largest Canada Goose"), where Canadian Geese stop during migration. Stop at Agawa Crafts, White River, Schreiber and overnight in Thunder Bay (fun fact: there is an Amethyst mine located just outside of the city).
Day 30, Friday, October 13th (B) - Thunder bay - Headingley (gain 1 hour): The harbour at the city of Thunder Bay is Canada's westernmost port on the Great Lakes, and the end of The Great Lakes navigation. The bay is about 50 km long and 22 km wide. Stop at Upsula, Dryden, Kenora and overnight in Headingley.
Day 31, Saturday, October 14th (B) - Winnipeg - Home (gain 1 hour): Homeward bound, cherishing all the wonderful memories of your travels with your new friends.
**31 days too long? Make the tour fit your schedule. Contact Dana in Prince Albert Office 1.800.665.0171 for any fly option you would like. You are welcome to join the trip in progress. You can choose which city to join or depart from the tour.**
2017 MARITIME TOUR INCLUDES:
- Transportation: PA Northern Bus Lines, driver, sound and entertainment system, lavatory with basin, luxury, comfortable reclining seats and coach cleaned daily.
- Hotel accommodations
- Hotel luggage handling plus tax, "1 bag per person" round trip
- All (B) breakfasts ranging from continental to full hot buffet, 7 (L) lunches, 2 (D) dinners, 1 (S) social plus taxes and gratuities
- Attractions and admissions listed in the itinerary
- Motor coach and driver for St. John's city tour
- Guided Double Deck bus tour in Niagara Falls
- All tips for drivers, step on guides and tour directors
- 2 Professional Tour Directors to welcome you, look after details such as tipping, working with local representatives, and dealing with issues that may arise. Their care and attention insures passengers have a worry free trip.
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PRICE (based on double occupancy): TAX / FEE INCLUDED.
PAY BY: Cash, cheque or credit card.
DEPOSIT: $500.00 per person to secure seat.
BALANCE DUE: July 14th, 2017.
$5579.00 per person DOUBLE occupancy / $5364.00 per person TRIPLE / $5147.00 per person QUAD / $6649.00 SINGLE
PASSPORTS: Are not required for this tour, travel CANADA only.
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