Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

Discover why this maritime landscape has a tremendous influence on art, literature and music in your travels on land and sea. Cruise from Maine to Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, visit gardens and historical sites all on this vacation to see the beauty of Canada.

  • Escorted

  • Valid Passport Required

  • Portland Tour

  • Portland Head Light

  • Annapolis Tidal Station

  • Grand-Pre National Historical Park

  • 2 Nights in Halifax

  • Visit the Citadel

  • Free Time at Peggy's Cove

  • Nova Scotia International Tattoo

  • Cape Breton Highland Park

  • Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island

  • 2 Nights in Charlottetown

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • Green Gables at Cavendish Beach tour

  • Northumberland Strait Bridge

  • Fundy National Park to view the Rocks

  • 7 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking


Day 1

Our Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island adventure begins as we travel to South Portland, Maine with an overnight stay at the Hampton Inn.

Day 2

Following a continental breakfast, we will meet a step-on guide who will show us the sites of Portland such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's boyhood home, sea captain houses and the Victorian Mansion. A stop will be made at Portland Head Light, set in Fort Williams Park. You will have free time for lunch before boarding The CAT Ferry which will be zipping us between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. You'll experience the Maritimes the way they're meant to be seen - by sea! The CAT is fast, with a crossing time of just 5.5 hours (about half the time it would take to drive from Portland to Yarmouth). There are plenty of onboard amenities such as a gift shop, food service, movie lounges, kids' play area and visitor services area; time will fly right by. Our lodging this evening will be at the Comfort Inn in Yarmouth, NS.


Day 3

"Ciad Mile Failte!" These are the Gailic words for one hundred thousand welcomes, and we will hear them often during our visit to Nova Scotia! This morning we will visit the Annapolis Tidal Station. This tidal power plant, one of only 3 in the world, is an engineering marvel harnessing the renewable energy of the tides in the Bay of Fundy. At the interpretive center we will learn how this innovative generating station works to produce enough energy to power 4,000 homes. We will make a lunch stop before visiting Grand-Pré National Historical Park. This historic site commemorates the Grand-Pré area as the center of Acadian settlement from 1682 to 1755 and the Deportation of the Acadians, which began in 1755 and continued until 1762. Here we will visit the Acadian Memorial Chapel, the Statue of Evangeline, and the Deportation Cross. We then will travel to Halifax to check-in to the Courtyard by Marriott, our lodging for the next two nights.


Day 4

A tour of Halifax will fill our morning, we will have a chance to visit the Citadel and witness the Changing of the Guard. This afternoon we will enjoy the Nova Scotia International Tattoo. We'll enjoy free time at Peggy's Cove this evening.


Day 5

Following breakfast, we depart for Cape Breton Island. As we travel eastward to Cape Breton Island, one of the highlights will be the Alexander Graham Bell Museum at Baddeck which houses a remarkable collection of his early inventions. Our lodging for the next two evenings will overlook the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes.


Day 6

Today we travel one of the most scenic highways in North America, the Cabot Trail. Continuing our coastal drive we will have numerous opportunities for pictures as the highway winds through Cape Breton Highland Park, past majestic rock bluffs, over the summits of lofty peaks, and through deep streamlined valleys.

Day 7

Today, before a short ferry crossing to Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, we will stop to see the replica Ship Hector and the Hector Heritage Quay which re-tells the story of the first Scottish Settlers. The museum delves into why the Scottish settlers left their homeland beginning with the battle of Culloden and looks at the voyage over through the great unknown and what it was like for the settlers once they arrived. We will then travel to our lodging for the next two nights in Charlottetown. You will have time to get dinner on your own before we enjoy Canada's favorite musical production Anne of Green Gables.

Day 8

Today a native guide will introduce us to the sights and local history of Prince Edward Island. We will visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum in Kensington before viewing the North Shore beaches and an Acadian fishing village. We will tour the world famous Green Gables at Cavendish Beach and much more before retiring for the evening.


Day 9

Today we will be crossing the Northumberland Strait Bridge, "The World's Greatest Engineering Feat", toward St. John, NB for our overnight lodging. Our highlight today will be Fundy National Park. Here we will view the Rocks, known as nature's flower pots.

Day 10

This morning we depart New Brunswick and head south to Portland. Lodging this evening will be in Portland, ME. Dinner will be included at a local restaurant this evening.


Day 11

Today an outstanding maritime tour will come to a close as New England scenery leads us home by early evening.


Please note

A passport is required for ALL travel between the U.S. and Canada.
If you are bringing children on the tour other than your own, customs is requiring that you have a registered letter of approval from their parents.

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with the driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.

CB=Continental Breakfast, B=Full Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Easton - Motorcoach William Penn Hwy Park & Ride near Pole A-10
Route 33, Easton, PA
Montgomeryville - Shuttle Quality Inn
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
Reading - Shuttle Homewood Suites
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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