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New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island ~ The Gentle Island

New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island

Total 14 nights


Day 1
Arrival Halifax

Depart London Heathrow 13.05

Arrive Halifax 15.45

Journey Time 6 hours 40 minutes

(Please Note: Flight times are subject to change)

Arrive in Halifax. We suggest taking one of the metered taxis to your downtown hotel. Halifax is Canada’s traditional gateway to the world, combining charming old wooden homes and Victorian parks with modern shopping centres. The largest city in the region, it is home to 5 universities and several colleges and has the ambience of a lively university town. Ships, from tall ships to naval vessels, can still be seen in the harbour, and old warehouses and shipfitters’ shops have become part of the exciting boardwalk along the waterside

Overnight - Halifax


Day 2
Halifax

Enjoy a full day in Halifax! Founded in 1749 as the seat of British strength in North America, it sits on a rocky peninsula on the Atlantic coast. Halifax boasts two of the most important National Historic Sites in Canada. From the time of its founding in 1749 through the 19th century, Halifax was one of four principal overseas naval stations in the British Empire. The Citadel, overlooking the harbour, has been restored to the mid-Victorian period with a living history program. Pier 21 National Historic Site tells the stories of 1.5 million immigrants who passed through its doors. It is Canada’s last remaining ocean “immigration shed” and a national centre for celebrating Canada’s rich cultural diversity.

CNA Recommends: For dinner tonight why not try The Five Fishermen a restaurant with a historic connection to the Titanic and serving excellent local seafood

Overnight - Halifax


Day 3
Halifax - St. Peters

After a drive through Nova Scotia’s countryside, you enter Prince Edward Island by taking the ferry from Caribou to Woods Island (not pre-bookable, operated on a first-come, first-serves basis). Continue to Brudenell where you might wish to stop at Brudenell Provincial Park. Your final destination today is Saint Peter’s Bay.

Overnight - St. Peters


Day 4
St. Peters - Charlottetown

Prince Edward Island features endless sand beaches, tiny farms, and picturesque country roads. . The colour contrasts of red soil, green fields and forests and blue sky and ocean make for wonderful holiday pictures.

Prince Edward Island National Park protects miles upon miles of beautiful coastline and features a 19th century wooden farmhouse, famous as the inspiration for the classic novel “Anne of Green Gables. Arrive in time to enjoy an evening in the vibrant city of Charlottetown, the provincial capital.

CNA Recommends: Why not try the Claddagh Oyster House for dinner tonight? Taste Prince Edwards Island Oysters, the freshest seafood and locally raised PEI Beef. Head upstairs to the Olde Dublin Pub for live music at the weekends.

Overnight - Charlottetown


Day 5
Charlottetown

Explore historic Charlottetown – Province House National Historic Site, Victoria Row or the Confederation Centre of Arts, or enjoy some of Canada’s best beaches - ideal for recreation, long lonely hikes and the observation of wildlife.

CNA Recommends: Prince Edward Island is a paradise for foodies! Why not join a foodie walking tour to learn about the city of Charlottetown whilst sampling local delicacies such as mussels, lobster, locally brewed beer and award winning Potato Vodka.

Overnight - Charlottetown


Day 6
Charlottetown - Richibucto / Kouchibouguac NP

A 13km-long crossing of the Northumberland Strait on the ”Confederation Bridge” brings you to new Brunswick. Explore the Acadian Coast of the region. Attractions include the historic theme park “Pays de la Sagouine” and the beautiful sand dunes of Bouctouche.

Overnight - Kouchibouguac Area


Day 7
Richibucto / Kouchibouguac NP

Kouchibouguac National Park is 238sq.km of river estuaries, beaches, coastal forests and fields, and has the warmest ocean water you will encounter on your trip. The Lagoons and salt marshes attract seals and large numbers of wild Canada Geese in season. Later in the afternoon you will have the opportunity to watch black bears in their natural habitat during “Little Big Bear Safari”.

Overnight - Kouchibouguac Area


Day 8
Richibucto / Kouchibouguac NP - Caraquet / Tracadie-Sheila

This coast is lined with sand beaches and islands, making it excellent for beach and water sports like kayaking or windsurfing. Take a day to explore the picturesque town that is unofficially called Acadia’s capital by its residents. Caraquet hosts the annual Acadian Festival which takes place in the month of August. You may also want to visit the Village Historique Acadien, a historical reconstruction which portrays the way of life of Acadians in the 18th and 19th century.

Overnight - Caraquet / Tracadie-Sheila


Day 9
Caraquet (The forgotten Islands)

The islands of Lamèque and Miscou offer untouched nature with more than 250 species of birds, sandy beaches and a lighthouse. On Miscou Island you can visit the Ecological Park which includes almost every example of the Acadian Peninsula’s flora and fauna. The towns of Caraquet and Shippagan offer Acadian culture at its best with lots of festivals and a lifestyle devoted to the sea.

Overnight - Caraquet


Day 10
Caraquet to Fredericton

Follow the Miramichi - Canada’s most famous Atlantic salmon River. This modern road tracks an old lumberjack route through the forested heart of New Brunswick - explore the old wood covered bridges that cross the river. Continue to Fredericton, a vibrant riverside city rich in heritage, culture and nature where you can stroll along the river or explore the city by bicycle.

Overnight - Fredericton


Day 11
Fredericton to St. Andrews-by-the-Sea

Travel through New Brunswick’s small rural villages to the small village of St. Andrews by the Sea. You may wish to continue on to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park this afternoon and explore the Roosevelt family’s summer retreat.

Overnight - St. Andrews-by-the-Sea


Day 12
St. Andrews by the Sea

Today you are free to explore. Why not visit one of the famous islands nearby: Deer Island where you can see ”The Old Sow”, the largest tidal whirlpool in the western hemisphere, or Grand Manan where whale watching is possible. The Bay of Fundy is one of the best whale watching areas in the world with more than 15 types of whales and dolphins are regularly seen – your package of course includes a whale watch tour!

Overnight - St. Andrews-by-the-sea


Day 13
St. Andrews-by-the-Sea - Hopewell Rocks

Along the scenic Fundy Coastal Drive tiny fishing villages, steep cliffs, extensive mud banks, wet lands and beaches offer a huge variety of experiences. Twice a day the enormous Fundy tides move the equivalent of the amount of water running through all freshwater rivers on earth in and out the Bay. Explore the "Fundy Trail Parkway" in St. Martins. This short scenic drive, with its walking trails, viewpoints, and interpretive centre on the lumbering history of the area, is a good introduction to the New Brunswick coast of the Bay of Fundy.

Overnight - Hopewell Rocks


Day 14
Hopewell Rocks

Fundy National Park, 206sq.km in area, is a sanctuary of steep coastal cliffs and clear streams, with ocean-side forests, green meadows, sparkling rivers and gorgeous hiking trails. Admission for Fundy is included into your package.

The Hopewell tidal experience site (a Provincial Park) is the best place to witness and understand the tides. Iron stairs lead down the cliffs to the beach and at low tide you can walk through nearby Hopewell Rocks, shaped like giant vases, which are almost covered by the tide every six hours; a large clock warns you to leave as the tide comes in.

Overnight - Hopewell Rocks


Day 15
Depart for UK

Today you’ll have the morning to relax before it’s time to make your way back to Halifax Airport, a journey of around 3 hours.

Depart Halifax 23:59

Arrive London Heathrow 10.00 (Arrive next day)

Journey Time 5 hours 50 minutes

(Please Note: Flight times are subject to change)

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Introduction

Begin your journey in Halifax, Nova Scotia a seaport from wooden ship days, where schooners can still be seen in the harbour next to the busy restored waterfront. Your next stop is charming Prince Edward Island - Canada's smallest and greenest province. Cradled on the waves of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, PEI is known for the vivid colours of its gently rolling landscape, surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and red sandstone cliffs. Explore the beautiful coastline and sample the superb cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs using the freshest locally sourced meat, fish and vegetables.

Heading back to the mainland you reach New Brunswick - characterised by sprawling vistas, mighty rivers and the great outdoors. Stroll the boardwalk through a rare sand dune, hike majestic trails of Fundy National Park, relax on endless saltwater beaches or absorb the unique Acadian heritage. You can even walk on the ocean floor among giant rock formations at Hopewell Rocks carved by the power of the Bay of Fundy tides – the highest tides in the world. Kayak sea caves, head out to see the 12 different species of whales, including the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale or simply relax by the coast.

The package includes roundtrip scheduled flights, airport tax, fully inclusive car rental and 14 nights pre-paid accommodation as set out in the 'Hotels' section of this fly drive.

Please do remember we can work on any number of variations of this itinerary to suit your own individual requirements, the possibilities are endless… Please just give us a call on 0115 9610590 or drop us a line - tell us what you'd like and we'll do the rest!

Accommodation

The lodgings sourced for this programme include historic inns with character & charm, boutique hotels, lodges and country inns - all well situated for exploring and getting the most out of this diverse region of Atlantic Canada. See 'Hotels' section of this fly drive for a full accommodation list.

Sometimes the accommodations named in an itinerary are not available at the time of the booking. Under these circumstances, Complete North America will book alternative accommodations of a similar standard. Such changes will be confirmed to you in writing at the time of booking confirmation. If you are not completely happy with the alternative properties we will happily discuss other possibilities with you at the same location.

Financial Protection

By booking this complete package with Complete North America you benefit from reduced rates on flights, accommodation and car rental along with complete financial protection. Package holidays are sold by Complete North America Limited as a member of the Hays Travel Independence Group. All payments will be handled by Hays Travel Limited and will be financially protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under Hays Travel Limited's ATOL Number 10531. The ATOL scheme ensures that you will not lose the money you have paid over and will not be stranded abroad should the ATOL holder fail.

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Note: ‘From’ prices are per person based on 2 people sharing one room travelling in low season and are subject to availability. Click the 'Quick Enquiry' tab above or call us today on 0115 9610590 for an instant price based on your specific travel dates / travel party requirements

No. of nights Prices From... £2299
2HalifaxPrince George Hotel
1St. PetersInn at St. Peters - Waterfront Room *
2CharlottetownThe Great George *
2Kouchibouguac NP AreaL'Ancrage B&B *
2CaraquetHotel Paulin
1FrederictonDelta Fredericton
2St. Andrews-by-the-SeaRossmount Inn *
2Hopewell Rocks AreaFalcon Ridge Inn *

*Breakfast included

'New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island - The Gentle Island' inclusions:

  • Scheduled non-stop flights
  • UK & Canadian Airport taxes
  • Accommodation - 14 nights as mentioned or similar.
  • 14 days intermediate car rental based on Alamo Canada 'Gold' Rate - Unlimited Mileage, CDW, $1 Million (CAD) Third Party Liability Insurance Coverage, Additional Driver, PST/GST, Airport Contract Fees. LDW may exclude a non-waivable amount of damage. (Excludes Satellite Navigation System - please ask for details if you would like us to include for you.)
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • Black Bear Safari Excursion
  • Whale Watching Excursion
  • Exclusive travel documentation portfolio including personalised maps, itinerary and drive directions along will all applicable tickets and vouchers

Extra Fees

Some hotels now charge an in house daily 'resort fee' which covers things like WiFi, local shuttle service, business & fitness centres, steam room etc. irrespective of if any/all of these services are used. Hotels may also charge for parking be that self parking or valet parking. Where applicable, such fees are not included in your prepaid cost and payable by yourselves directly to hotel at check out.

Amendments

Please do remember we can work on any number of variations of this itinerary to suit your own individual requirements, the possibilities are endless… Please just give us a call on 0115 9610590 or drop us a line - tell us what you'd like and we'll do the rest!

Hotel Availability

Sometimes the hotels named in this itinerary are not available at the time of booking. Under these circumstances Complete North America will book alternative accommodation of a similar standard. Such changes will be confirmed in writing to you at the time of booking confirmation. If you are not completely happy with the alternative hotel we will happily discuss other possibilities with you in the same location.

Weather

Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick's climate has often been compared to that of Scotland's, with summers ranging from about 16-24 degrees, and winter temperatures averaging at about -3 degrees. All types are weather are to be expected in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick so don't forget to pack for every variable!

Best days to travel, seat assignments, special requests and flight upgrades

Air Canada operate non-stop flights daily to and from Halifax so subject to availability you can select the travel date that best suits you. Should you wish to fly with an alternative carrier we would also be happy to prepare a quote for you. Where available we will be delighted to take care of any special meal requests on your flights (vegetarian, child meals etc) – please discuss with us at the time of booking. We have exceptional deals on upgrades with Air Canada to Business Class and Executive First. We have discounted prices for British Airways regional flights to Heathrow, please ask for details and if you are flying from Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland.

Ready to Book?

Call our booking line on 0115 961 0590 (Mon-Fri. 09.00-18.00 or Sat 10.00-17.00) or email us.
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