Scenic landscapes, savoury lobster, whale watching and private Tauck evenings highlight one of our most popular Nova Scotia tours. Whale-watch at Digby Neck on the Bay of Fundy. Attend a Tauck Exclusive private dinner and tour at the Halifax Citadel, and a private reception and dinner at Pier 21 National Historic Site. Choose a walking tour of historic Lunenburg or a visit to a fisheries museum. Learn all about the Digby Scallop and its harvesting during a special presentation in Digby, watch history come alive at the Habitation at Port-Royal, and tour the P.E.I. farmhouse where the popular novel Anne of Green Gables was set.
➕ Day 1 Your Nova Scotia travel begins in Halifax
Tour starts at 5:30 PM at The Prince George Hotel. A transfer is included from Halifax International Airport to The Prince George Hotel in the heart of historic Halifax. Kick off a week of exciting P.E.I. and Nova Scotia travel in Halifax with a welcome reception at Pier 21, Gateway to Canada, which features exhibits chronicling 20th-century Canadian immigration and the poignant multimedia production, Oceans of Hope.
➕ Day 2 18th-century Lunenburg and pretty Peggy's Cove
Your Nova Scotia travel kicks into high gear with an excursion from Halifax along the rugged Atlantic coast to the fishing village of Lunenburg, renowned for its rich shipbuilding and maritime legacy; established in the 18th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the best surviving examples of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. You have a choice of sightseeing today - see the village's 18th- and 19th-century timber-built houses on a walking tour, or visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic - housed in historic waterfront buildings - to gain insights into the Maritimes' seafaring heritage. Also visit Mahone Bay and Peggy's Cove, another picturesque fishing town, before returning to Halifax for an evening at leisure.
➕ Day 3 Historic Halifax and an exclusive evening at the Citadel
After an entire day spent exploring Nova Scotia's provincial capital and the largest city in the Maritimes as you please, join us this evening for a Tauck Exclusive - a private tour and dinner at Halifax's venerable Citadel National Historic Site, a witness to 300 years of history offering spectacular views of the city and its celebrated harbor.
➕ Day 4 From Nova Scotia travel to Prince Edward Island
Bid a temporary goodbye to Nova Scotia as you ride a ferry to lovely Prince Edward Island. Following lunch, arrive in the provincial capital of Charlottetown for a two-night stay. Enjoy an afternoon walking tour, then settle in at your hotel, just steps from Old Charlottetown's boardwalk and Peake's Wharf. The evening is free to spend as you please.
➕ Day 5 Prince Edward Island National Park & Green Gables House
Following a morning at leisure in Charlottetown, set out to discover the wildlife-rich salt marshes and dramatic coastal bluffs of Prince Edward Island National Park. You'll find yourself immersed in local culture later in the day as you visit the Green Gables House, the old farmhouse immortalized in Lucy Maud Montgomery's cherished 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables. Tonight, cap a very special day by digging into a traditional lobster dinner - a must-have experience on P.E.I.
➕ Day 6 Experience Nova Scotia's living history at the Port-Royal Habitation National Historic Site
Depart Prince Edward Island and resume your Nova Scotia travel today as you cross the Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick, then return to Nova Scotia. Explore French pioneer life from the early 17th century as recreated by costumed interpreters and artisan demonstrators at the Habitation at the Port Royal National Historic Site, a reconstruction of the earliest non-Hispanic European settlement in North America. Continue on to a two-night stay in Digby; your historic seaside resort was built in 1929 and overlooks the Annapolis Basin and the Bay of Fundy.
➕ Day 7 Whale Watching at Digby Neck on the Bay of Fundy and a special farewell dinner
Start the day with an interpretive wildlife presentation by a local expert, then get a close-up look at nature's wonders during an excursion to wildlife-rich Digby Neck, a long peninsula on the Bay of Fundy offering world-renowned whale and bird watching; keep an eye peeled for finback, minke and humpback whales and lots of seals, drawn to the bay's abundant plankton. Back at your resort in Digby, pursue what interests you most in the afternoon, then join us to celebrate a memorable P.E.I. and Nova Scotia travel experience at this evening's farewell dinner, which includes a special presentation by a local fisherman revealing insights on the history and harvesting of the famous - and quite delectable - Digby Scallop.
➕ Day 8 The Acadian saga in Grand Pre and your journey home
As you head back to Halifax for your journey home, wind your way through Nova Scotia's rich Annapolis Valley farmland to visit Grand-Pre National Historic Site, where the British deported the French Acadians in 1755; the incident inspired Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous poem, Evangeline. Your Nova Scotia travel ends at Halifax International Airport at 11:45 AM. For guests wishing to extend their stay in Halifax, Tauck can arrange additional nights at The Prince George Hotel; a transfer to Halifax International Airport is included for these bookings. Allow a minimum of three hours for flight check-in.