39 Day Maritime Adventure - Itinerary
|Itinerary||Route Map||Pricing and Schedule|
Please note that the SuperSaver Maritime Adventure Trek does not include all of the events noted below. Click here for a printable itinerary.
|Day 1||St. Andrews, NB||We begin our trek with a welcome wine and cheese party, orientation and social hour. We depart soon on our 2800 mile Maritime Adventure.|
|Day 2||St. Andrews, NB||A two hour bus tour of St. Andrews. See Greenock Presbyterian Church: Dedicated in 1824. The most striking feature of the interior is a two-story, hand-carved pulpit of local bird's eye maple and Honduras mahogany—built without a single nail! We also stop at Charlotte County Courthouse: A national historic site, restored, including the photographic portraits of King George III, Queen Charlotte and their 15 children.|
|Day 3||Saint John||Travel to Saint John, Dinner at Reversing Falls|
|Day 4||Saint John||Saint John Bus Tour, a 2 hour guided tour of Historic Saint John visiting many attractions including Reversing Falls and the Old City Market.|
|Day 5||Moncton, NB||Travel to Moncton.|
|Day 6||Moncton, NB||See the Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site. Walk on the ocean floor at low tide as you explore the Flowerpot Rocks. Visit the multi-media exhibit in the Interpretive Center. Tour Cape Enrage lighthouse station standing atop the 150-ft ocean cliffs overlooking the giant tides of the Bay of Fundy.|
|Day 7||Truro, NS||Travel to Truro, Nova Scotia. Enjoy a hamburger cookout prepared by the staff.|
|Day 8||Annapolis Royal, NS||Travel to Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. After we get settled in at the campground, we visit the Historical Gardens.|
|Day 9||Annapolis Royal, NS||Today we visit the historic town of Annapolis Royal:
|Day 10||Annapolis Royal, NS||Visit Port Royal National Historic Site - features a reconstruction of early 17th- century buildings representing the former colony of the French who settled for a time along the Nova Scotia coast. Costumed interpreters and period demonstrations help recreate the look and feel of Port-Royal, one of the earliest settlements in North America.|
|Day 11||Lunenburg, NS||Travel through some of the most beautiful farmland and rolling landscape in Nova Scotia to Lunenburg on the Atlantic coast. Your journey to the South Shore will be full of stories of this beautiful and historic area. You will hear tales of rum running, fishing, boat building and legends about the pirates of Oak Island. Travel along the shore to the home of Nova Scotia's largest fishing fleet - Lunenburg - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your visit to Lunenberg will include either a walking tour or admission to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.|
|Day 12||Halifax, NS||Travel along Nova Scotia's eastern shore to Halifax. Get settled in the campground and prepare for a few days of fun.|
|Day 13||Halifax, NS||Today we take the Deluxe Halifax City Tour where you will see many famous sites in Halifax including the Titanic Graveyard, site of the 1917 harbor explosion, the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site to name a few stops. We continue our exploration of Halifax with a visit to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.|
|Day 14||Halifax, NS||On the special "Tattoo Maritime Adventure".......Attend the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo - Quite simply - the world’s largest annual indoor show! Featuring over 2,000 world-class Canadian and international military and civilian performers, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo continues to live up to its reputation as one of the world’s premier cultural and entertainment events. On all other tour dates, this is a free day.|
|Day 15||Halifax, NS||Free day to explore.|
|Day 16||Peggy’s Cove, NS||Peggy's Cove - Known as the idyllic fishing village, Peggy's Cove is one of most popular stops in Atlantic Canada. Set on rocky shores, the lighthouse and village at Peggy's Cove are a photographer's paradise. Lunch at Peggy’s Cove.
Swiss Air Flight 111 Memorial - On September 2, 1998, Swiss Air Flight 111 developed a fire on board and crashed into the Atlantic off of Peggy's Cove leaving no survivors. The memorial is dedicated to those who lost their lives and to the people of Nova Scotia who gave tirelessly to the victim's families.
|Day 17||North Sydney, NS||Travel north through Cape Breton Island along the shores of the island's beautiful inland sea - the Bra D'Or Lake.|
|Day 18||North Sydney, NS||Board the bus for an all day tour traveling the length of the Cabot Trail. Named for famous explorer John Cabot, the Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton's northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. This magnificent highway is carved to the sides of mountains that rise high above the shimmering waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Viewpoints offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton's rugged coastline, where pods of whales can often be seen just offshore and bald eagles soar aloft on the ocean breezes.|
|Day 19||North Sydney, NS||Free Day to explore.|
|Day 20||Grand Codroy, NL||We line-up early at the ferry terminal for our 7 hour crossing of the Cabot Strait to Newfoundland. On board watch for whale, enjoy lunch in the cafeteria, a drink in the lounge, watch a movie or just relax with a good book. After we arrive in Port aux Basque, Newfoundland, we travel north to the campground in Codroy for a “Screech In” welcome to Newfoundland party.|
|Day 21||Grand Codroy, NL||Narrated bus tour of Grand Codroy visiting the Wildlife museum, Port aux Basques and the Rose Blanche Lighthouse.|
|Day 22||Portland Creek, NL||Enjoy a Moose stew dinner at the campground.|
|Day 23||St. Anthony, NL||Travel to St. Anthony, known for its rich fishing history.|
|Day 24||St. Anthony, NL||Today we travel to L'Anse aux Meadows where we will see a Viking settlement; the earliest known settlement in the New World. We will also visit a recreation of Viking life; The Norstead Historical Presentation with a recreation of a Viking Village staffed by helpful guides in period costumes.
In the evening, we attend the Viking Feast. The Great Viking Feast provides a humorous look at Viking life. Their merry band of Vikings let you steal the show at the Viking court after feasting some of the most unique and delicious food you will encounter during your travels.
|Day 25||St. Anthony, NL||Free Day - continue exploring the local area.|
|Day 26||Rocky Harbor, NL||Located in scenic Gros Morne National Park, Rocky Harbor is a picturesque coastal village. Be sure to stock up on seafood at the wharf.|
|Day 27||Rocky Harbor, NL||Bonne Bay boat tour in Gros Morne National Park. See wildlife and sea life as you explore the inland fjord of Western Brook Pond.|
|Day 28||Rocky Harbor, NL||Free day to explore.|
|Day 29||Gander, NL||Travel to Gander, NL.|
|Day 30||St. Johns, NL||Travel to St. Johns|
|Day 31||St. Johns, NL||Visit Quidi Vidi Village and Signal Hill. The Signal Hill historic site celebrating rich communications and military history. Signal Hill sits amidst a spectacular view of St. Johns and the sea. Signal Hill was the reception point of the first transatlantic wireless signal by Guglielmo Marconi in 1901, as well as the site of harbor defenses for St. Johns from the 18th century to the Second World War. Enjoy a performance of the 19th-century military drills by the Signal Hill Tattoo (in season), or take a hike from the summit along the coast and harbor entrance. Quidi Vidi Village is a quaint village with a fort and brewery.|
|Day 32||St. Johns, NL||Free day to explore the area. Visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum.|
|Day 33||St. Johns, NL||Day ferry to St. Pierre and Miquelon. St. Pierre and Miquelon is a small archipelago lying a few miles off the south coast of Newfoundland. France had been awarded the islands to shelter their fishing vessels, but rivalry over fishing brought St. Pierre fishermen in constant conflict with their Newfoundland neighbors. As a result, the islands changed ownership on several occasions and it wasn't until 1815 that the islands remained in French hands permanently. The islands have long been a French colony, later an overseas territory, and now a Collectivité Territoriale. Enjoy a day in France exploring the many shops before returning to St. Johns.|
|Day 34||North Sydney, NS||Ferry back to North Sydney.|
|Day 35||Louisbourg, NS||Fortress of Louisbourg - Step back in time to 1744. Experience Louisbourg, a thriving seaport and capital of Ile Royale (Cape Breton Island). The Fortress was one of the busiest harbors in North America during the 18th Century and one of France's key economic and military centers in the New World. Today it stands as North America's largest historical reconstruction.|
|Day 36||PEI||Take the Caribou-Wood Island Ferry to PEI.|
|Day 37||PEI||Today we depart on an all-day tour, "Land of Anne". View rolling farmlands, stunning seascapes, tiny villages and bustling harbors along the Blue Heron Drive as we get ready to tour the North Shore area. Brief photo stops at quaint little fishing villages, lighthouses and the world class Cavendish Beach. Tour on your own at Green Gables House - This old farm site inspired L.M. Montgomery's first novel, Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. A must stop for a leisurely riverside lunch (not included) will be at Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, located in one of Canada's prettiest villages. Go back in time at L.M. Montgomery's Birthplace and explore special exhibits on display. Browse through the craft shops in the area before we drive on to French River, where you will enjoy a breathtaking combination of blue water, green rolling hills, and red soil-the perfect photo opportunity! Our final destination will be the Lake of Shining Waters that inspired L. M. Montgomery at Silver Bush and Green Gables Museum.
In the evening, we have dinner and see the play “Anne of Green Gables”.
|Day 38||PEI||Tour the College of Piping. Enjoy a demonstration and explanation of the Great Highland Bagpipe. Performers will showcase their talents in piping, drumming, Highland Dance and step dance.|
|Day 39||PEI||Farewell Lobster Dinner in Rustico, PEI.|