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Noble Nova Scotia – Canada’s Ocean Playground

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Total 14 nights

Day 1
Arrival Halifax

Depart London Heathrow - 1235
Arrive Halifax - 1515
Journey Time - 6 hours 40 minutes
(Please note: Flight times are subject to change)

Arrive in Halifax and collect your rental vehicle. The rest of the day is free to explore this true maritime city. First settled in 1749, Halifax today is Nova Scotia’s capital and the largest city in Canada’s Maritime Provinces.

Overnight - Halifax

Day 2

The day is free to explore boutiques, pubs and cafes of Privateers Warehouse and Historic Properties.Get a terrific view of the city from the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and visit York Redoubt National Historic Site, a 200-year-old fortification overlooking Halifax Harbour.

Overnight - Halifax

Day 3
Halifax to Lunenburg

Today, travel along the Atlantic Ocean shore towards Lunenburg. This region is home to some of the most scenic coastal vistas and historical attractions. Visit Peggy’s Cove along the way. Peggy’s Cove (45km) is a small fishing village famous for its picturesque and typically East Coast style, with houses perched along a narrow inlet and on wave-washed boulders facing the Atlantic. The famous Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, built in 1915 atop a giant rock, may be the most-photographed in Canada, especially with the ocean waves crashing in. Continue along the coastal road. Make a stop at the Acadian Maple Product store (approximately 26 km from Peggy’s Cove) and shop for pure Nova Scotia maple syrup. After a day full of expected and unexpected discoveries arrive in Lunenburg for 2-night stay.

Overnight - Lunenburg

Day 4

The day is free to explore Old Town Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring the colourful waterfront and narrow streets. You may wish to join a walking tour of Lunenburg (not included), visit Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic (not included), or drive to Blue Rock (8 km) – unspoiled seaside village known for its seascapes and fascinating geology.

Overnight - Lunenburg

Day 5
Lunenburg to Digby

This morning cross the peninsula and make a stop at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, renowned for its hiking trails and incredible canoeing on wilderness lakes and rivers. Park interpretive staff conducts outings on foot to reveal the natural history of the area, including the Mi’kmaq petroglyphs. Continue to Digby Pines Golf Resort.

Overnight - Digby

Day 6
Whale watching and fishing villages

Today drive 65 km along the Digby Neck to experience a whale watching excursion in the nutrient rich waters of the Bay of Fundy. You will likely see finback and minkes, humpbacks or even the rare North Atlantic right whale. Spend the afternoon exploring Annapolis Royal and Fort Anne.

Overnight - Digby

Day 7
Digby to Wolfville

This morning visit Port-Royal National Historic Site, featuring a reconstruction of the Habitation, where, in 1605, Samuel de Champlain helped establish one of North America’s earliest settlements. In the afternoon travel to Wolfville. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight - Wolfville

Day 8

The day is free to explore the area. Among highlights are Grand-Pré National Historic Site, commemorating the Acadian settlement and the deportation of the Acadians in 1755 – 1762 (included), the Domaine de Grand Pré, Nova Scotia’s first operating winery (not included), and Victorian-inspired Blomidon Inn Gardens.

Overnight - Wolfville

Day 9
Wolfville to Pictou

Leave Wolfville and head to the Northumberland Shore, where you can experience the warmest sea waters North of Virginia. Pictou is known as the birthplace of Nova Scotia as it was here in 1733 that the first Scots arrived in the province looking for a new life in the new world. The town of Pictou has an excellent interpretive centre with a life-size replica of the Ship Hector, which brought the Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia.

Overnight - Pictou

Day 10
Pictou to Cape Breton Island

Today, travel to Cape Breton Island, a little piece of Scotland in North America. As you journey up across the Canso causeway onto the island, the scenery becomes more rugged. Your destination for today is the Inverary Resort. Originally built in 1850, this 11-acre resort sits on the shores of the glorious Bras d’Or Lakes.

Overnight - Cape Breton Island

Day 11
Louisbourg Sightseeing

This morning head north to discover the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site - this incredible “living museum,” the largest historical reconstruction in North America, is an impressive restoration of a French garrison town dating from the 1700’s, complete with costumed interpreters who re-enact the daily life from the French colonial period. You can even sample period food in the restaurant, or take part in a mock battle. Also, don’t miss a visit to Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, a museum dedicated to the life and inventions of this fascinating man - who spent his summers on the shores of the Bras d’Or. Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site is located in a residential area on the eastern edge of Baddeck.

Overnight - Cape Breton Island

Day 12 & 13
Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park is known for its spectacular highlands and ocean scenery. Accessible via the famous Cabot Trail, the park offers many treasures and extraordinary experiences. This morning drive towards Ingonish and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park visitor center to start your 2-day Cabot Trail adventure. There are 26 beautiful hiking trails in the National Park range from easy strolls to challenging climbs – they all lead to panoramic views of canyons, highlands and seacoast. The most recommended one would be the Skyline Trail which is approximately located about 15-minute drive from the Cheticamp park entrance. Along the way visit the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Route 19 Judique (approx.. 25 minutes from causeway) or the Glenora Distillery Route 19/ Ceilidh Trail, Glenville (between Inverness and Mabou, about 30 minutes from Judique). Other stops may include Acadian Cultural Center & Museum (Les Trois Pignons ) or St. Ann’s Gaelic College of Arts & Crafts.

Overnight - Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Day 14
Ingonish to Liscombe Mills

Today the journey will take you from Cape Breton Island along the scenic Bras d’Or Lakes. Continue to the Canso Causeway to enter mainland Nova Scotia. As you head towards Liscombe, a stop at Sherbrooke Village is advised. The town depicts a typical Nova Scotia village with 80 dwellings from 1860-1910, over 25 of which are open to the public, most with costumed interpreters.

Overnight - Liscombe Mills

Day 15
Liscombe Mills to Halifax

For your last day in Nova Scotia follow the coast road back to Halifax and do some last minute souvenir shopping before heading out to the airport where your vacation ends.

Depart Halifax International - 2345
Arrive London Heathrow - 0935*
Journey Time - 5 hours 50 minutes
(Please note: Flight times are subject to change)

*Arrive next day

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Nova Scotia offers a deeply diverse landscape with rolling hills, flowing rivers and sharp cliff's. Full of rich history and interesting local culture, Nova Scotia is latin for New Scotland. On this itinerary you will experience the stunning Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the beauty of Halifax, the serenity of Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens and oh so much more...


All accommodations offer a good middle range standard of accommodation and facilities and as always with our accommodation, little or no compromise on location.  We're able to offer a flexible approach when selecting your accommodation, so if you would like something specific, or maybe a touch of luxury please speak to a member of our team who will happily offer advice and suggestions.

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 all other possibilities with you.

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

NightsPrices From...£2060
2HalifaxPrince George Hotel
2LunenbergBoscawen Inn*
2DigbyDigby Pines Golf Resort & Spa*
2WolfvilleTattingstone Inn*
1PictouPictou Lodge Resort
2Cape Breton IslandInverary Resort
2Cape Breton Highlands National ParkKeltic Lodge Resort & Spa
1Liscombe MillsLiscombe Lodge*

*Breakfast included

'Noble Nova Scotia - Canada's Ocean Playground' inclusions:

  • Scheduled non-stop flights
  • UK & Canadian Airport taxes
  • Accommodation - 14 nights as mentioned or similar
  • 14 days compact car rental based on Avis Canada ‘Fully Inclusive’ Rate - Unlimited Mileage, LDW, $1 Million (CAD) Third Party Liability Insurance Coverage, 1 Additional Driver, PST/GST, Airport Contract Fees. LDW may exclude a non-waivableamount of damage. (Excludes Satellite Navigation System – please ask for details if you would like us to include for you).
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Brier Island Whale Watching
  • Historic Sites Pass with admission to Halifax Citadel, Kejimkuik National Park and Historic Site (Day use only), Fort Anne, Port-Royal, Grand-Pre, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Alexander Graham Bell, Fortress of Louisberg and Canso Islands (Jul-Aug)
  • Exclusive travel documentation portfolio including personalised maps, itinerary and driver directions along with 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.


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.


Nova Scotia'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 Nova Scotia 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.

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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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