Meet the tour guide and the rest of the group at the new Charlottetown Visitor Information Centre. Take a brief tour of the city to see its important historical landmarks, like as St. Dunstan's Basilica, the Cathedral of the Diocese of Charlottetown, and Province House, where the Prince Edward Island Legislature has met since 1847.
Then make the 45-minute drive north to Green Gables Shore for a few hours of sightseeing. Along the way, from rolling farmlands to a windswept coastline, make stops for photo opportunities at lighthouses and the popular Cavendish Beach.
Green Gables Shore is a region on Prince Edward Island’s north coast that’s known for its stunning natural beauty — rolling hills, sandy beaches and sandstone cliffs. It’s also the place that inspired L.M. Montgomery’s classic 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables.
Stop at Green Gables Heritage Place and the Green Gables House, a National Historic Site located in Cavendish. Each year, hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world visit this farmhouse, plus the Haunted Wood and Balsam Hollow Trail, as described in the book.
Enjoy lunch (own expense) at the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company and browse their selection of jams, marmalades and other items made with locally grown fruit. Then travel to the town of New Glasgow for a stop at the Dunes Studio Gallery and Café, featuring an extensive collection of fine Canadian craftwork from over fifty artisans. Browse the fine woodworking products, plus gold and silver jewelry, textiles, stained and blown glass, candles, baskets, preserves, soaps, books and more.
Continue to two more coastal sites: the Covehead Harbor Lighthouse and historic oceanfront beach resort Dalvay by the Sea.
The tour ends with a return trip to Charlottetown.