Luxetips Travel: Atlantic Maritime Tours: Something Different
When you are weary and want to give up, that is when you have to press in and keep going. Victory is right around the corner.
Here is something different for any of you planning a Summer Vacay. The Great Canadian Travel Company’s Atlantic Maritime Tours specializes in tours of Canada’s three most picturesque provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. The tours last 12-13 days and takes you to famous sites and little known gems.
Via The Great Canadian Travel Company,
You’ll find descendants of sturdy Scottish settlers as you travel the rugged coastline of the province of Nova Scotia (the name means “New Scotland”). In the province of New Brunswick you’ll discover Canada’s French heritage, descendants of the Acadians expelled from their homes to resettle here—a heart-rending story immortalized by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in “Evangeline”, published in 1847. Also in New Brunswick is the legacy of those Empire Loyalists who traveled north to Canada in the wake of America’s Revolutionary War.Diversity of scenery includes the world’s highest tides in New Brunswick, and the enticing white sandy beaches and magnificent dunes of Prince Edward Island. Shy red foxes still prowl these dunes near the birthplace of Lucy Maud Montgomery, who wrote the beloved novel “Anne of Green Gables.”You’ll be mystified by such geographic and geologic oddities as the Reversing Falls (waterfalls that go upstream) and the Magnetic Hill (that appears to pull cars uphill)—both phenomena in New Brunswick. The tides of the Bay of Fundy are legendary. Rising to heights of 50 feet, these famous tides are the highest of any on earth. They provide spots along the New Brunswick coast where at low tide you can take a walk on the ocean floor and just six hours later kayak on water high above that same spot. These tides have carved rocks into gigantic “flower pots,” creating the famous Hopewell Rocks, a Fundy must-see sight.You’ll experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America. 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. Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand. Also enjoy a whale-watching tour (weather permitting).
Reservations and additional information available from The Great Canadian Travel Company, 800-661-3830, www.greatcanadiantravel.com. The URL for the “Atlantic Maritimes Tour” is http://www.
Priced from $3,507 per person, the “Atlantic Maritimes Tour” package includes all accommodations (based on double occupancy), transportation throughout, most meals including a traditional Prince Edward Island lobster supper, a welcome reception, and visits to Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, Grand Pre National Historic Site, Hopewell Rocks, Confederation Bridge, Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, the Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and much more. There are 11 departures of the tour between May 21 and October 8, 2013.