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Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island tour

Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

Caravan Tours
4.7 . Excellent
Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
10 days
From: $ 1,395 $ 140 / day
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  • Enjoy the fabulous Cape Breton Island dives.
  • Opportunity to watch a thrilling whale watching cruise.
  • Explore Halifax and visit to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
  • Visit Alexander Graham Bell Museum
  • Visit the Anne of Green Gables House in Cavendish
  • Enjoy a relaxing two night stay at this French-speaking Acadian fishing village
  • Visit the Flowerpot Rocks at Hopewell Cape
  • Discover Nova Scotia

Short Description

Welcome to a great Nova Scotia vacation and an affordable tour. Your Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island tour features complete sightseeing, professional Tour Directors and great itineraries, operated by one of the country’s oldest and most respected guided tour companies.

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The Canadian maritimes provide travelers with quaint towns, delicious seafod, and beautiful historical neighborhoods. A highlight for many who visit this region of Canada is the Anne of Green Gables House on Prince Edward Island. 

This Nova Scotia and PEI trip with Caravan is perfect for budget travelers who are eager to cover a lot of ground and interested in exploring local art, music, cuisine, and history. You will spend a lot of time driving, so be sure you're ready for that!

Great for:

- Budget travelers

- Active older travelers. This tour is easy physically and doesn't involve any strenuous hiking, though you will spend some time outside among the elements!

- Wildlife lovers. Tour includes a whale watching excursion, and Nova Scotia especially is great for spotting wildlife.

- People who love scenic drives

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport NA
Start City Halifax
End City Halifax

Trip Includes

  • AllHotels
  • Most meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • All of the activities described in the itinerary pages
  • Airport transfers in select cities
  • Gratuities to hotel porters
  • Restaurant staff and local guides.
  • Caravan’s professional Tour Directors and local guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a worry free vacation. 

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Day 1: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Welcome to Canada’s Atlantic Coast and the Canadian Maritimes, a land blessed with stunning natural beauty and a relaxed way of life. Visit all three of Canada’s Maritime provinces - Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Transfer from Halifax Stanfield Airport by hotel courtesy shuttle. Rooms are available for check-in after 3:00 p.m. Join Caravan for an 8:00 p.m. welcome briefing.

Day 2: New Brunswick, Bay of Fundy

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Cross rivers, streams, and marshlands on your morning journey to the Province of New Brunswick. Visit the Flowerpot Rocks at Hopewell Cape. Observe the gradual rise or fall of the Bay of Fundy tides, an average change of 6 to 8 feet per hour. The Fundy Tides are the highest on Earth and rise and fall an astounding 50 feet. Twice each day, one hundred billion tons of water flow into the Bay of Fundy, overpowering the Bay's rivers and reversing their direction. Next, traverse the 8 mile Confederation Bridge to the picturesque province of Prince Edward Island. Pass over gently rolling farmlands en route to Prince Edward Island National Seashore. Enjoy vistas of red sand beaches and bluffs. Watch for red fox and great blue heron. Enjoy a relaxing two night stay at your country inn. Dinner tonight.

Day 3: Prince Edward Island

Meals: Breakfast

This morning enter the magical and enchanting world of Anne of Green Gables. Visit the Anne of Green Gables House in Cavendish. Stroll through Lover's Lane and other settings from the literary classic. Mark Twain called the novel "the sweetest creation of childlife yet written." This afternoon, join Caravan for a brief sightseeing tour of Charlottetown, followed by leisure time in the downtown.

Day 4: Cape Breton Island

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Enjoy a morning ferry ride from Prince Edward Island back to Nova Scotia. Continue to Cape Breton Island and the Cabot Trail, one of the most beautiful drives in the world. See inspiring mountain and coastal scenery en route to Cheticamp. Enjoy a relaxing two night stay at this French-speaking Acadian fishing village, in the heart of the Cabot Trail. The fun-loving Cape Bretoners are renowned for celebrating with traditional Celtic and Acadian music and dance. Dinner.

Day 5: Chéticamp, Cabot Trail

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

See stunning views during your morning sightseeing of this remote outpost. Lunch overlooking the harbor. Afternoon at leisure in Chéticamp. Whale watching cruises are locally available.

Day 6: Cabot Trail, Baddeck

Meals: Breakfast

A grand adventure awaits you today on the Cabot Trail. Drive through forests, mountains and valleys in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Breathtaking ocean scenery unfolds as you follow the trail from Pleasant Bay to Cape Smokey. See rugged cliffs and wonderful ocean views. Then to Baddeck. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, dedicated to the inventor of the telephone. Bell once said, "I have traveled around the globe... and for simple beauty, Cape Breton Island outrivals them all." Bell made his home here. Stay a relaxing two nights in the resort town of Baddeck on Cape Breton Island.

Day 7: Fortress of Louisbourg

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Morning visit to the crown jewel of the Canadian Park Service, the Fortress of Louisbourg. Stroll through this 18th century fortress. During July and August, actors bring to life colorful characters and events from Louisbourg's past (limited services in October). Return to charming Baddeck. Enjoy a scenic cruise on Bras d' Or Lakes. Look for bald eagles. Dinner tonight.

Day 8: Peggy's Cove, Halifax

Meals: Breakfast

You drive south this morning across the Canso Causeway and return to mainland Nova Scotia. Visit with the First Nation people at the Mi’kmaq heritage center. Learn about their history, legends, and present day life. Continue to the idyllic fishing village and artists' retreat of Peggy's Cove. Photo stop at the classic red and white lighthouse. Next, a sightseeing drive of the lively oceanfront city of Halifax. Enjoy a relaxing two night stay at your ideally located waterfront hotel.

Day 9: Halifax

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Join your tour director this morning for a guided stroll along the historic waterfront. Visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The remainder of your day is at leisure in Halifax to explore the many fun attractions within walking distance of your waterfront hotel. Enjoy a farewell dinner.

Day 10: Halifax

Meals: Breakfast

Your tour ends after breakfast. Caravan provides transfers throughout the day to the Halifax airport. Thanks for vacationing with Caravan.

Fall Foliage in Nova Scotia

Fall foliage arrives later in Nova Scotia than in New England. The best departure dates for viewing fall colors are usually all of the October dates. Have your camera ready on the Cabot Trail, where fall foliage can be spectacular.


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Excellent trip

Recently returned from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island tour and must say it was an enjoyable trip. Our guide Loren, was great, having grown up in Nova Scotia he knew so much history and had stories to tell. We saw many beautiful sites and stopped at many places we never would have found on our own. Most of the hotels were great. One hotel in Cape Breton was pretty outdated. The included meals were good. We met many great people who became our friends after a few days. This tour group was smaller than the Caravan trip we took to the Canadian Rockies last year, so that was a plus- 28 people vs 40 . There was room on the bus to spread out.
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Another wonderful trip with Caravan

The trip we took with Caravan tours was very nice. The tour guide was very informative and pleasant. All the accommodations were satisfactory to great, however, I did call ahead to hotels and ask for hotel upgrades at each stop. Doing that was very worthwhile in Prince Edwards Island and Breton. We were fortunate that we got very lucky with weather. We stayed an extra day on our own in Lunenburg. I think restful time on the Southeast coast was a nice capper to another well done Caravan tour.
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Very organized trip that allowed us to see all the sites AND stay in all the parks.

The trip was very organized from booking through getting everyone back to the airport at the end of the trip. All of the lodges were inside the parks, really wonderful for experiencing the parks every moment of the day. Some of the lodges are a bit older (why I gave 4 stars), but what they lack in modern shine, they more than made up for in location; I would not have exchanged the lodging. The tour guide, Greg, was knowledgeable in where to stop for rest breaks, photo and shopping ops as well as how to get around in and how best to see the parks. We travel a lot and this was one of our best trips. We are going to travel more with Caravan and recommend friends and family.
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Costa Rica with Caravan tour.

In 8 days we covered around 900 mi through various parts of the country and learned about its life, traditions and culture, about their special relation with and respect for the Mother Nature. It was a very enriching experience for us!
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Caravan goes above and beyond

After traveling around the world with a number of tour companies, my wife Fyllis and I assumed we had seen, and experienced, just about everything they have to offer. That assumption changed after we traveled with Caravan Tours to Panama.

We were attracted to that company because of the very reasonable prices of its trips. Then we quickly learned that Caravan doesn’t hold down costs by scrimping on what it provides. In fact, in some ways the company goes above and beyond what participants might expect.

We experienced that even before our trip began, when we were told that the tour which we had booked had been canceled. Our dismay turned to delight when the Caravan representative informed us that a trip following the identical itinerary would be departing the previous day and that, if our schedule allowed us to take it, there was room.

We explained that we had purchased non-refundable tickets and would lose what they had cost. No problem, came the reply. Caravan would take care of our new flight arrangements so we wouldn’t lose any money.

Then came the proverbial icing on the cake. Caravan’s customer service manager said the company would pay for an extra night at a hotel in Panama which the schedule change required, and added that we would receive a “courtesy discount” for the inconvenience we had been put through.

That very positive pre-trip introduction to Caravan Tours was followed by a number of other welcome features.

Along with the usual information about our itinerary, what to pack and the like, the material we received included an honest word-picture of what to expect (possibly mosquitoes in some areas), what not to always expect (shower water not always hot, and air conditioning not as cold, as at home), along with an honest discussion of some delicate issues related to our destination.

The choice of accommodations, which ranged from a four-star beachfront hotel to a rainforest resort, served as an introduction to the diversity of Panama.

That also applied to the itinerary, which packed into our busy days activities that immersed us in much of what the country has to offer visitors: Seeing the sights of Panama City, including its collection of high-rise buildings that create a stunning and dramatic skyline. Learning all there is to know about the incredible Panama Canal, including a cruise through part of its length and into the intricate system of locks. Getting close up and personal with members of two of the seven distinct indigenous people who live much as they have for centuries.

As with virtually all trips we have taken with group tour companies, our guide Raquel was a real treasure. Not only did she provide a wealth of interesting information during bus rides, she invited and answered questions about her country completely and honestly; interspersed periods of commentary with quiet times, and handled requests for information or assistance by individual members of the group cheerfully and efficiently.

In addition to presenting the big picture of destinations to which it travels, Caravan pays attention to little details that can help make trips as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Examples: All meals throughout the tour were included in the cost, which not all tour companies offer. Each time we reboarded the bus after a stop, our driver offered each passenger a bottle of cold water.

Speaking of the bus, Caravan follows a policy of seat rotation, which has passengers moving once or twice a day. Not only does this result in “fair and equitable seating” for members of the group, Fyllis and I – and, we observed, the other passengers as well – liked the opportunity to chat with every person on the tour.

That practice was among the many reasons why every one of our fellow trip participants whom we asked said they plan to travel with Caravan Tours again. So do Fyllis and I
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Flights & Transport


Group Size:

Standard Group - 25 + people

Maximum Number of People in Group: 44

Maximum size will range from 36 to 44 passengers.


Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds, sometimes with a cot or rollaway.

Days 1 – Halifax

Hilton Garden Inn, Halifax Airport
Halifax is the gateway to the Canadian Maritimes. The Hilton Garden Inn is a mid-rise
hotel located near the Halifax airport. The hotel offers a 24 hour free airport
shuttle. Each room has complimentary wired and wireless internet access, two phone
lines, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron & ironing board, and hairdryer. The
Hilton Garden Inn has an indoor pool and fitness center. The hotel has the Great North
American Grill Restaurant (6AM to 10PM), evening room service (5PM to 10PM) and a late
night bar menu (10PM to Midnight).

Days 2, 3 – Prince Edward Island

North Winds
The North Winds, Brackley Beach, is located in rural Prince Edward Island just minutes
from Prince Edward Island National Seashore and Brackley Beach. The hotel has an indoor
pool. All rooms have modern amenities, including air conditioning, refrigerator, cable
TV, hair dryer, and an iron/ironing board.

Days 4, 5 – Cheticamp, Cabot Trail

Laurie's Inn
Laurie's Inn is located in the heart of the Acadian village of Chéticamp, along the
Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island. Chéticamp is the rug-hooking capital of the world
and a 200 year old traditional fishing village. Enjoy the invigorating sea air of the
Gulf of St. Lawrence and see picturesque fishing boats bobbing at anchor. Laurie's Inn
is close to the boardwalk which runs along the harbor's edge. The inn is also know for
its lively Acadian step-dancing and music.

Days 6, 7 – Baddeck, Cape Breton

Auberge Gisele's Inn
The inn is located in the quaint town of Baddeck, which is the official starting point
of the Cabot Trail. Baddeck's waterfront, a short stroll away, has a vibrant array of
maritime shops, cafes and restaurants. The famous Bell Bay golf course is a short

Days 8,9 – Halifax

Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
The Marriott Harbourfront Hotel is located on the downtown waterfront boardwalk of
Halifax. The hotel is adjacent to the historic properties, and is connected to the
downtown indoor pedway system. The rooms have all the modern amenities. There is a
casino, fitness center, spa, swimming pool, and whirlpool for you to enjoy.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Fees

If you do not purchase Caravan’s Travel Protection Plan at time of deposit, cancellations will be charged the per person fees listed below. In fairness to others and because of expenses incurred, we cannot make exceptions:

61 or more days prior to start of tour: Fee is $300

60-8 days prior to start of tour: Fee is 50% of tour price.

7 days or less prior to start of tour or during tour: Fee is 100% of tour price.

Time of cancellation will be when notice is received in Caravan’s office. Cancellation fees apply even if a person transfers to another tour or start date

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Trip Excludes

  • Air travel
  • Country entry or departure fees
  • Airport porter fees, visas, phones, valet, all items of a personal nature
  • Food and beverages not on the regular menu and tips to the Caravan Tour Director and Driver.
  • General fees and taxes are additional and listed separately beneath each tour’s price. 

Meals Included:

9 Breakfasts and 4 Dinners

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