Escape from the hustle of Halifax to the ‘Garden of the Gulf,’ Prince Edward Island, on this guided, 5-day voyage. Enjoy one of eastern Canada's maritime provinces, off New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Explore a picturesque island paradise — green pastoral landscapes, miles of sandy beaches and majestic red cliffs towering above the blue waters of the Atlantic. Visit the famous Green Gables Heritage Place, explore beautiful Prince Edward Island National Park, enjoy a lobster dinner and much more. Transportation, accommodations, some meals and admissions included.
Green Gables Heritage Place
This 5-day experience begins in downtown Halifax. Check into the Cambridge Suites Hotel and explore the city, the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, at leisure.
Day 2: Halifax – Charlottetown (breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast at the hotel, climb on board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach for a morning departure to Prince Edward Island. Travel over the Confederation Bridge, spanning the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait. This famous bridge links Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick and is the world’s longest, continuous, multi-span bridge at 12.9 kilometers (eight miles).
Along the way, visit the Glooscap Heritage Centre and Mi’kmaq Museum, sometimes referred to more simply as the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre. Discover the rich history of the Mi’kmaw people through multimedia presentations and exhibits that include ancient artifacts, stunning quillwork and beadwork and a giant statue of the legendary Glooscap.
Cap the day with a delicious lobster dinner at a local restaurant with the rest of the group. Then, check into the Rodd Charlottetown hotel in Queen’s Square for a 2-night stay.
Day 3: Charlottetown – Prince Edward Island National Park – Charlottetown (breakfast included)
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy morning free time to explore Charlottetown at leisure or take a complimentary walking tour of the city. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic drive en route to Prince Edward Island National Park along the island’s north shore, featuring seven white-sand beaches, hiking and biking trails, plus breathtaking, storybook views. Also, visit Green Gables Heritage Place, the quaint, historic region of Prince Edward Island that inspired L.M. Montgomery’s classic 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables.
After returning to Charlottetown, enjoy an evening theater performance at the popular Confederation Centre of the Arts.
Day 4: Charlottetown – Halifax (breakfast included)
After breakfast at the hotel, hop aboard the Northumberland Ferry for a 75-minute trip to Caribou, Nova Scotia along the Northumberland Strait. Summertime crossings feature live, onboard entertainment during peak operating hours plus an outdoor seating area allows passengers to enjoy the fresh sea air. Then return to Halifax for an overnight stay, once again, at the Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax.
Day 5: Halifax (breakfast included)
After breakfast, the tour concludes with a hotel check out.