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Atlantic Canada’s Coastal Wonders with Ocean train to Montreal (8825)

11 days from Halifax to Montréal

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Discover the heart of Canada’s Atlantic seacoast on this wonderful vacation. This tour begins in Halifax, ends in Montreal, overnights also in Charlottetown and Baddeck, and includes scenic drives, beautiful national parks, and quaint fishing villages.

Highlights of this Atlantic Canada tour include a visit to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with a picturesque lighthouse (one of the world’s most photographed places), and Lunenburg, a small port town where you’ll visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the world’s highest and wildest tides at Hopewell Rocks, where time and tides up to 52 feet have created distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. More scenic beauty awaits you in Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its wind-sculpted dunes and sandy, picturesque beaches.

On Cape Breton Island, have your camera ready as you embark on the Cabot Trail, one of the world’s most scenic drives, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, resembling the Scottish coastal regions. Enjoy panoramic views of rugged cliffs, deep valleys, forested slopes, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

In addition to stunning scenery, this Atlantic Canada tour also includes visits to an Acadian maple shop, the Anne of Green Gables Farmhouse, and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Plus, you’ll travel overnight from Halifax to Montreal on VIA Rail’s Ocean train and spend two nights in Montreal.

From the gorgeous scenery and picturesque villages to the fun experiences, this value-minded tour through Atlantic Canada will delight all of your senses!

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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

PEGGYS COVE
Sightseeing

LUNENBURG
Guided tour of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

HALIFAX
Sightseeing

HOPEWELL ROCKS
Guided sightseeing

CHARLOTTETOWN
Sightseeing with Local Guide; Prince Edward Island sightseeing; visit Anne of Green Gables Farmhouse

CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing along the Cabot Trail

BADDECK
Visit the Alexander Graham Bell Musem

HALIFAX–MONTREAL
Travel by Ocean train in Sleeper Plus class

Guides:

Local host service in Montréal, where information is provided for independent exploration and dining.

Transportation:

Overnight accommodations and travel aboard VIA Rail’s Ocean train in Sleeper Plus class to Montréal. Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

1 continental breakfast, 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

HALIFAX. Welcome to Canada’s Maritimes region. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2

HALIFAX. EXCURSION TO PEGGY’S COVE & LUNENBURG. This morning, visit one of the most picturesque spots in all of Canada—beautiful Peggy’s Cove. Its historic lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean provides one of the most memorable views you will ever see. Enjoy a visit to the ACADIAN MAPLE shop and learn about the history and production methods of making pure Nova Scotia maple syrup. Afterward, journey to the fishing village of Lunenburg, and visit the FISHERIES MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience Atlantic Canada’s seafaring heritage on your guided tour of the museum. Don’t miss the magnificent aquarium filled with local species. Afterward, free time to explore the quaint Main Street before returning to Halifax. Complete your day with a sightseeing tour of Halifax’s charming downtown, the waterfront, and Public Gardens.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

HALIFAX–HOPEWELL ROCKS–CHARLOTTETOWN. This morning, travel to HOPEWELL ROCKS and enjoy a guided visit to learn about the highest and wildest tides in the world, which rise and fall up to 52 feet each day. Time and tide have carved from the cliffs and coves distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. Many of the formations have nicknames inspired by their appearance. Drive across the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge and onto Prince Edward Island.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

CHARLOTTETOWN. Today, you will come to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, Anne of Green Gables. A guided tour of the island includes a visit to North Rustico’s celebrated wharf, dotted with fishing boats and lobster traps. Delightful Cavendish, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK’S picturesque beaches, along with a visit to the ANNE OF GREEN GABLES FARMHOUSE, a National Historic Site. This evening, consider an optional outing and enjoy a lobster supper at a local restaurant.

Day 5

CHARLOTTETOWN–BADDECK. Take a ferry from Wood Island to the mainland of Nova Scotia. Journey east along the Sunrise Trail via Antigonish and the Canso Strait to Cape Breton Island and Bras d’Or Lake. Arrive in Baddeck, the summer home of Alexander Graham Bell, for a 2-night stay.

Day 6

BADDECK. EXCURSION TO CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK. A highlight today is the Cabot Trail, explored by John Cabot in 1497. You will enter CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK via one of the most spectacular scenic highways on the continent, with the surrounding landscape strikingly reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy panoramic views of rugged cliffs, deep valleys, forested slopes, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Day 7

BADDECK–HALIFAX. Today begins with a visit to the fascinating ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM. See exhibits tracing the achievements of the great inventor. Afterward, leave the island and return to Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital.

Day 8

HALIFAX–OCEAN TRAIN–MONTRÉAL. VIA Rail’s Ocean Train links Halifax and Montréal. Travel hundreds of miles while sleeping in comfort and wake up in a different region of Canada! Ride across New Brunswick to Québec’s largest city, Montréal. Accommodation on the train is in private double bedrooms.
Dinner Dinner

Day 9

MONTRÉAL. Morning arrival and transfer to your hotel for the next two nights. Enjoy free time in one of Canada’s premier cities, a splendid combination of shopping, and historic districts with historic architecture. Discover excellent restaurants, lively nightspots, and countless festivals. Don’t forget to visit the Notre Dame Basilica and Olympic Park, or try your luck at the Casino de Montréal. (CB-day 9)

Day 10

MONTRÉAL. Morning arrival and transfer to your hotel for the next two nights. Enjoy free time in one of Canada’s premier cities, a splendid combination of shopping, and historic districts with historic architecture. Discover excellent restaurants, lively nightspots, and countless festivals. Don’t forget to visit the Notre Dame Basilica and Olympic Park, or try your luck at the Casino de Montréal. (CB-day 9)

Day 11

MONTRÉAL. Your vacation ends this morning.

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JAMES SAUNDERS

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

"Originally from London, I worked at a hotel in Germany and as a Local Guide in northern Italy before becoming a Tour Director. I have conducted tours all over Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Russia, South America, and all 10 provinces of Canada. Today, I call Toronto home. I love to cook, process the pictures I take on tour, and read. Every day, I wake up and have a wonderful, learning experience awaiting me."

Tour Director -  JAMES SAUNDERS

 Accommodations

BADDECK Ceilidh Country Lodge (F)
HALIFAX Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake (MF)
MONTREAL Best Western Ville-Marie (F)



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