Halifax Harbor Hopper Tour-60 Minutes (1 HOUR)
5050 Salter St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S2, Canada
Get a snapshot of Halifax’s classic sights in an unconventional way — on a 1-hour harbor
Hopper tour. You’ll travel on both land and water aboard a renovated amphibious Vietnam War
vehicle. Drive by St Paul’s Cathedral, Citadel Hill and the Victorian beauty of Halifax Public
Gardens, and then splash into Halifax harbor for great views of the waterfront. Your knowledgeable driver and marine pilot liven up the ride with engaging tales and naval history,
and offers pointers on where to head next during your stay in the seaside city.
60 MINUTES (1 HOUR)
Wonders of the maritime and scenic cape Breton: 9-day tour from Halifax to Halifax
discover the heart of Canada’s Atlantic seacoast on this wonderful vacation. This tour begins
and ends in Halifax with overnights also in Moncton, Charlottetown, and Baddeck. Along the
way, you’ll experience scenic drives, visit beautiful national parks and quaint fishing villages,
and enjoy special adventures arranged by Globus.
Tour highlights include a visit to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with the picturesque
lighthouse (one of the world’s most photographed places), and Lunenburg, a small port town
and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the highest and wildest tides at Hopewell Rocks,
where time and tides (up to 50 feet) have created distinctive sandstone formations topped with
trees. On Cape Breton Island, keep your camera ready as you embark on the Cabot Trail, one of
the most scenic drives in the world, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, resembling
the Scottish coastal regions. More scenic beauty awaits you in Prince Edward Island National
Park, famous for its wind-sculpted dunes and sandy beaches. Also enjoy a ferry ride across the
Northumberland Strait.Globus has arranged many out-of-the-ordinary experiences throughout this Eastern Canada
tour. For example, visit Sugar Moon Farm for a lunch, tour and tasting of a traditional sugar
camp treat. You’ll be treated to a traditional Ceilidh—a folk music party—on Prince Edward
Island and a traditional Nova Scotia breakfast at Peggy’s Cove.From the gorgeous scenery and quaint fishing villages to the fun experiences, this tour through
Eastern Canada is sure to delight all of your senses!
ARRIVE IN HALIFAX
Welcome to Halifax! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour
Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
HALIFAX. EXCURSION TO PEGGY’S COVE & LUNENBURG
This morning, visit Peggy’s Cove, one of Canada’s most charming fishing villages. Enjoy
a traditional NOVA SCOTIAN BREAKFAST, where you can choose local specialties, like fish
cakes. Have your camera ready for spectacular shots of this faCmous lighthouse and
picturesque setting. We then venture to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your
free time here, explore the quaint Main Street, shop for souvenirs, or spend time at the
Fisheries Museum to learn more about this major fishing port. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Maybe visit the Maritimes Museum, which explains the area’s seafaring past, or perhaps tour Alexander Keith’s Brewery, which has been making the home-grown favorite since the early
HALIFAX–SUGAR MOON FARM–MONCTON
This morning, enjoy an orientation of Halifax, including the public gardens and harbor area.
Before arriving in New Brunswick, we’ll stop at SUGAR MOON FARM to enjoy a
Maritime SUGAR CAMP LUNCH, along with a guided tour and traditional sugar camp treat. We
spend the evening in Moncton, originally founded by a group of Acadians and then
Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for
the best way to spend your evening.
This morning, travel to HOPEWELL ROCKS and learn about the highest and wildest tides in the
world, which rise and fall up to 52 feet. Time and tide have carved from the cliffs and coves
distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. Learn more about the region’s nature and
wildlife with a visit to CAPE JOURIMAIN NATURE CENTRE. Then, drive across 8-mile-long
Confederation Bridge, the longest of its kind, and cross onto Prince Edward Island. Tonight,
enjoy a LOBSTER SUPPER at a local restaurant.
A guided tour of the island includes a drive to the fishing port of North Rustico Harbour to see
the sand dunes and lovely beaches of PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK, along with a
visit to GREEN GABLES farmhouse. Later, enjoy lunch at PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND PRESERVE
COMPANY, and be treated to a traditional CEILIDH—a folk music party. You are sure to be
entertained and to get your toes tapping! The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your
own, do some shopping, or relax in one of Charlottetown’s fine restaurants.
This morning, board a FERRY that whisks you across the Northumberland Strait to Pictou,
known as the “Birthplace of New Scotland.” It was here that the first boatload of Scottish
Highlanders landed in Nova Scotia in 1773. Then, visit the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM,
where exhibits trace the achievements of the great inventor who spent his last years on Cape
Breton. Spend two nights in Baddeck
BADDECK. EXCURSION TO CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Cross over the Canso Causeway and continue across Nova Scotia to Halifax. Upon arrival, visit
the CITADEL with its early 19th-century, star-shaped fort. Tonight, join your Tour Director and
new friends at a festive farewell dinner—the perfect finale to your Maritimes vacation.
Maritime coastal wonders featuring the Cabot trail- 11 days 10 nights
Rugged and pristine beauty. Fun-loving Acadian and Gaelic culture. Fun and adventure await. Uncover
the treasures of the Canadian Maritimes, from the Cabot Trail to the amazing Fundy tides, Nova Scotia’s
Peggy’s Cove and beautiful Prince Edward Island. See the four-story high flowerpot-shaped Hopewell
Rocks. Savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum and learn
about potato farming. Immerse yourself in the region’s Gaelic heritage and travel along the striking
Lighthouse Route. Be inspired by the many inventions of Alexander Graham Bell at his own museum. At
the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, aboard a boat and learn to shuck scallops. Don’t miss the rugged
beaches, picturesque fishing villages, and rich seafaring history of the amazing Canadian Maritimes.
Halifax, Nova Scotia - Tour Begins
Explore the special region known as Canada’s Maritimes with all its rugged and pristine beauty,
all while getting to know its fun-loving Acadian and Gaelic culture.
Halifax - Peggy’s Cove - Halifax
Stunning landscapes await! We’re off to see one of the most picturesque spots in all of Canada
– beautiful Peggy’s Cove. Venture to the coast of the Atlantic to the cove’s historic lighthouse
and take in the incredible views. Later, explore Halifax’s charming downtown on a tour
highlighting the waterfront, Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road, and the famous Citadel.
Halifax - Cape Breton Island - Baddeck
Head to scenic Cape Breton. Stop to discover the Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre to learn
about the Mi’kmaq heritage and Glooscap legends—see artifacts including intricate quill and
beadwork, and learn some words from the Mi’kmaq language. Travel the Canso Causeway on
the way to stunning Cape Breton Island. Set out on a drive by the pristine shores of Bras d’Or
Lakes, Canada’s only inland sea. Next, stop at the Gaelic College. Watch North America’s first
Gaelic language short film: Faire Chaluim MhicLeoid – the Wake of Calum MacLeod. Afterward,
learn how the Great Kilt was made during a brief kilt-making demonstration. Learn a few handy
Gaelic phrases and join in the fun of a “milling frolic.” Practice a Gaelic song while sitting around a table, beating a large loop of woolen cloth in rhythm. The “milling frolic” hearkens back to a
time when the entire community would get together to help get the woolen cloth ready for
use. This evening, enjoy dinner featuring local flavors and musical entertainment of this region.
Set off to explore the Cabot Trail. Fall in love with its rugged terrain and spectacular views of
the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the famed St. Peter’s Church in Cheticamp. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Cape
Breton Highlands National Park. Even more natural beauty and quaint charm awaits as we
pause at fishing communities along the coast, including the lovely Neil’s Harbour.
Baddeck - Prince Edward Island
Explore the amazing range of inventions on display at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.
Afterward, take a short ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the “Land Cradled on the Waves.”
Tonight, roll up your sleeves and get ready for the ultimate island culinary experience! Attend
culinary “boot camp” where you’ll compete for bragging rights to determine who cooks the
best PEI mussels!
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island
Get to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed
novel, Anne of Green Gables. Arrive in delightful Cavendish and view Prince Edward Island
National Park’s incredible and pristine beaches. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum where
you will learn the craft of potato farming from an actual farmer, with a first-hand lesson on the
island’s leading agricultural industry. Then, return to Charlottetown with time to explore this
fascinating city on your own.
Prince Edward Island - Saint John, New Brunswick
Leave Prince Edward Island behind as you cross the stately Confederation Bridge. Travel along
the shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rocks. * A New Brunswick icon, these flowerpot-shaped
rocks carved by the Fundy tides rise four stories high at low tide only to disappear into tiny
islands after the tide rolls back in. Continue your journey through New Brunswick to the city of
Saint John where you’ll enjoy a 2-night stay in the bustling waterfront area.
Greet the awe-inspiring Fundy Trail early this morning. Far from the bustling crowds, marvel at
the views of the Fundy’s legendary tides. Stops along the way reveal an endless stretch of
breathtaking vistas, as well as the chance to savor authentic Maritimes dulse (seaweed) and
fiddleheads, all while being serenaded by traditional fiddle music coming from the beaches.
Stop for lunch at a world-famous restaurant located by the beach on the Bay of Fundy. Savor a
traditional Maritimes lobster feast as an expert teaches you how to crack and eat lobster like a
local. En route to Saint John, gaze out your window at St. Martin’s magnificent covered bridges.
Later, get a taste of local life at the celebrated Saint John City Market. ** The evening is at
leisure in the city of Saint John.
Saint John - Western Shore, Nova Scotia
Onboard a ferry bound for Digby, Nova Scotia, make a stop at the Grand-Pré National Historic
Site and uncover the complex history of the Acadian people, proud descendants of the
indigenous populace of the region. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, once an epicenter of
Acadian culture, is now a powerful memorial to their history. Move on to Nova Scotia’s
Western Shore, where beautiful waterfront accommodations await you. Stroll the immaculate
beach, where views of Oak Island conjure up legends of pirate’s treasure still waiting to be
Western Shore - Lunenburg - Western Shore
Experience the small fishing village of Mahone Bay, then stop at Amos Pewter to learn about
the artistry that goes into each of their masterful pewter creations. Then, travel along the
beautiful Lighthouse Route towards Lunenburg. Explore this fishing village on a locally guided
walking tour and discover how early settlers relied on the sea for their day-to-day survival. Then
it’s on to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Learn how these skilled fishermen prepare and
launch a schooner before boarding a fishing boat of your own. Aboard, a fisherman will teach
you all about scallops and how to shuck them! Complete your day along the waterfront at a
farewell dinner with your fellow travelers and toast the end of a marvelous trip.
Western Shore - Tour Ends
Today you depart the Maritimes, taking home countless memories of this coastal wonderland.
11 days 10 nights
Peggy’s cove Day Trip from Halifax-3 hours 30 minutes
Escape to Peggy’s Cove, one of Nova Scotia’s most beautiful destinations, on this guided trip
from Halifax. After an informative overview of the area, explore this small fishing village, located
on the eastern shore of St. Margaret’s Bay, at leisure. Visit the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, one of
the world’s most popular lighthouses, as well as local shops, restaurants, and cafes. For the
adventurous, spend time hiking, kayaking, fishing, golfing or whale watching. Round-trip
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S3, Canada
This half-day getaway begins in downtown Halifax where you climb aboard an air-conditioned
motorcoach for the drive west to Peggy’s Cove, one of Nova Scotia’s most beautiful destinations. Along
the way, enjoy a detailed commentary from the friendly and knowledgeable guide about what to expect
and look for in Peggy’s Cove. Upon arrival, take a self-guided tour of this serene fishing community.
Browse the small, locally-owned gift stores, galleries and craft shops, featuring Canadian and Nova
Scotian artists. Enjoy some fresh Nova Scotia seafood at one of the many restaurants or cafes (own
expense). Walk along the seawall and enjoy the sight of scenic St. Margaret’s Bay and the rugged
Atlantic coast. For the adventurous, there are hiking trails, kayaking adventures, whale watching, birding
activities, plus fishing, golfing and more. Without question, don’t miss the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse. Not
only is it one of the busiest tourist attractions in Nova Scotia, but it’s also one of the most popular and
most photographed lighthouses in the entire world. The tour concludes with a return trip to Halifax.