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SPLENDOURS OF EASTERN CANADA

Eastern Canada Tour Packages from India

Book Tours and Tour packages to Canada from India with Exotiqtours, a Travel Agency with many years of experience. Send an enquiry online for customised itineraries or Group packages. Travel from the cities of Kolkata, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Lucknow, Guwahati or Mumbai. Book Tours and Tour packages to Canada from India with Exotiqtours, a Travel Agency with many years of experience. Send an enquiry online for customised itineraries or Group packages. Travel from the cities of Kolkata, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Lucknow, Guwahati or Mumbai. Canada has plenty to offer apart from the Rockies and the Niagara Falls. The eastern part of Canada, remains an unexplored area even today. Nova Scotia is located in easternmost Canada, and is one of the four Atlantic provinces. Nova Soctia is one of Canada’s maritime provinces (alongwith New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island), and both its past and present are tied closely to maritime life of fishing, ship building and trans atlantic shipping. It became the first permanent European settlement in North America. Almost completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Nova Scotia offers plenty of coastline to explore the world famous Bay of Fundy, with the highest tidal range in the world – 160 billion tonnes of water move in an out of the Bay of Fundy, everyday, twice a day. Discover Nova Scotia’s must see signature attractions including the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, the Joggins Fossil Cliffs (UNESCO World Heritage site) and the scenic Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island – which is a scenic roadway encircling the island passing forests and rugged coastline. Prince Edward Island, situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is a large island marked by red sand beaches and lighthouses. Baddeck is another fascinating village situated on the northern shore of Bras d’Or lake on Cape Breton Island.

This tour commences in Montreal, the French speaking Canadian region, where you will visit the many important landmarks including the Notre-dame Basilica and Old Montreal. You will go a full day excursion to Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage site, a living museum of narrow cobblestone streets, 17th- and 18th-century houses and soaring church spires. On arrival at Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, you will join a group tour to explore this region of eastern Canada with its stunning landscapes and beauty. You will drive to New Brunswick, Visit the Flowerpot Rocks at Hopewell Cape and Observe the gradual rise or fall of the Bay of Fundy tides, and traverse the 8 mile Confederation Bridge to the picturesque province of Prince Edward Island. Admire the red sand beaches, lighthouses, fertile farmlands and Visit the Anne of Green Gables House in Cavendish. You will explore the town of Charlottetown, the capital of Edward Island – home to Victorian buildings, before continuing to Cape Breton Island. Enjoy the most scenic drive in the world along the Cabot Trail passing along and through the Cape Breton Highlands while you immerse in the beauty of the mountains and coastal scenery en route to Cheticamp, a fishing village. See rugged cliffs and wonderful ocean views while you drive on the Cabot Trail and arrive Baddeck, a village resort town. At Baddeck enjoy a fun stroll through 18th century Fortress of Louisbourg. While in mainland Nova Scotia, You will visit the Mi’kmaq heritage centre and Learn about their history, legends, and present day life of the native people and Continue to Peggy's Cove, an idyllic fishing village before returning to Halifax and ending your tour with a sightseeing of this capital city of Nova Scotia.

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Tour Inclusion:

  • Accommodation in 3*/4* hotel on twin sharing basis with daily breakfast
  • Airport transfers
  • All sight seeing as per itinerary
  • Excursion to Quebec city
  • Visit the Anne of Green Gables House in Cavendish, in Edward Island
  • Visit the Flowerpot Rocks at Hopewell Cape in Bay of Fundy
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on Bras d' Or Lakes
  • Sightseeing tour of Charlottetown, the capital of Edward Island
  • Visit to Alexander Graham Bell Museum and Fortress of Louisbourg in Baddeck
  • Visit to Cheticamp, fishing village in Cape Breton Island
  • Visit to Peggy’s Cove Halifax
  • Transportation from Halifax to Halifax in modern deluxe coach with tour Director.
  • Ferry and cruise as per itinerary
  • Return international air ticket.

Tour Exclusion:

  • Visa charges and fees
  • Meals other than those specified in itinerary
  • Overseas travel Insurance
  • Tips and porterage and expenses of personal nature
  • Optional tours

Itinerary

Duration: 12 nights/13 days

Destinations:Montreal –Quebec – Montreal – Halifax – New Brunswick – Prince Edward Island – Cape Breton Island – Baddeck – Halifax

Day 1

Arrive Montreal

On your arrival at Montreal airport, you will be met by our representative, who will transfer to your hotel. Montreal is the largest city in the Canada’s Quebec province, set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple peaked hill at its heart. Montreal is the second largest French speaking city in the world, after Paris. It has been said about Montreal, that it is the only city in the world where “the sun rises in the south”. It is a city that is in love with festivals, arts, good food, living well and enjoying life to the hilt. Montreal is a slice of old Europe in a pie of contemporary design and thr architectural sweep of the city takes in a wealth of heritage churches Basilique Notre Dame as well as 20th century icons like the Stade Olimpque and Habitat 67.
Upon arrival at the hotel, check in. Rest of the day is free at leisure. You can explore the city on your own. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 2

Montreal

Today after your breakfast at the hotel you will proceed on a city tour - visit the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal. The tour provides an ideal introduction to the history of Notre-Dame Parish, the building of the church, key architectural features and the many works of art that adorn the building. A masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture, Notre-Dame Basilica was built between 1824 and 1829. The magnificent wood interior and the boldly modern design of the Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur Chapel captivate hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Paintings, sculptures and stained-glass windows illustrate biblical passages as well as 350 years of parish history. Proceed on a guided city tour of Montreal with an expert guide, visiting famous sights such as Old Montreal, Olympia Park, and St Joseph's Oratory.Overnight in Montreal.

Day 3

Montreal - Quebec city – Montreal

After breakfast, check out and proceed to Quebec City (3 hours). After lunch (on own), proceed on a guided city tour of Quebec City with an expert guide. This beautiful city preserves the soul of the province and its French Canadian identity. It also happens to be one of North America’s oldest and most magnificent settlements. Its picturesque Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a living museum of narrow cobblestone streets, 17th- and 18th-century houses and soaring church spires, with the splendid Château Frontenac towering above it all. The city presents more than a glimmer of Old Europe in its classic bistros, sidewalk cafes and manicured squares. See the top attractions like Place Royale, Notre Dame Basilica, the Parliament Building and the Plains of Abraham – where the famous battle of Quebec between the French and English armies took place in the seven years war in 1759. Learn about the city’s history and culture while rolling past the fortifications of Quebec, Citadelle of Quebec, Notre Dame des Victoires Church and many more. Drive to Montmorency Falls. Located between the river and the cliffs, it is one of the province's most spectacular sites. With its 83 meters height (30 meters higher than Niagara Falls), the Falls dominates the landscape. Ride the aerial cable car down to the bottom of the waterfall, enjoying incredible views of the waterfall on the way down. Later you will drive back to Montreal. Overnight stay at Montreal.

Day 4

Montreal – Halifax, Nova Scotia by flight

This morning after your breakfast, You will transfer to the station to connect flight to Halifax, an Atlantic Ocean Port in East Canada, the capital of Nova Scotia, known for its maritime history and is a major economic and business centre. Halfiax’s urban area is home to number of regional landmarks and retains significant historic buildings and districts. The city is dominated by the hilltop citadel, a star shaped fort completed in 1850s. Historic properties like the Waterfront Warehouses, recall the days of Halifax as a trading hub, notably during the war of 1812. On arrival, transfer to the hotel by courtesy hotel shuttle. Rooms are available for check-in after 3:00 p.m. Join Caravan for an 8:00 p.m. welcome briefing. Your group tour commences from Halifax. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 5

Halifax - New Brunswick, Bay of Fundy

Enjoy your breakfast at the Hotel. –After your breakfast today, you will Cross rivers, streams, and marshlands on your morning journey to the Province of New Brunswick – which being relatively close to Europe, Brunswick was among the first places in North America to be explored and settled, starting with the French in the early 1600s. Visit the Flowerpot Rocks at Hopewell Cape. Observe the gradual rise or fall of the Bay of Fundy tides, an average change of 6 to 8 feet per hour. The Fundy Tides are the highest on Earth and rise and fall an astounding 50 feet. Twice each day, one hundred billion tons of water flow into the Bay of Fundy, overpowering the Bay's rivers and reversing their direction. Next, traverse the 8 mile Confederation Bridge to the picturesque province of Prince Edward Island. Pass over gently rolling farmlands en route to Prince Edward Island National Seashore. Enjoy vistas of red sand beaches and bluffs. Watch for red fox and great blue heron. Enjoy a relaxing two night stay. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6

Prince Edward Island

This morning after your breakfast, you will continue your scenic journey and enter the magical and enchanting world of Anne of Green Gables. Situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the large island is marked by red sand beaches, lighthouses, fertile farmlands and is renowned for its famed seafood. Visit the Anne of Green Gables House in Cavendish. Stroll through Lover's Lane and other settings from the literary classic. Mark Twain called the novel "the sweetest creation of child life yet written." This afternoon, join for a brief sightseeing tour of Charlottetown, the capital of Edward Island – home to Victorian buildings and the modern confederation Centre of the Arts with a theatre and art gallery. Enjoy some time at leisure time in the downtown. Overnight at the Hotel

Day 7

Prince Edward Island - Cape Breton Island

Today after breakfast , Enjoy a morning ferry ride from Prince Edward Island back to Nova Scotia. Continue to Cape Breton Island, at the eastern end of Nova Scotia and the Cabot Trail, one of the most beautiful drives in the world – a scenic highway in Cape Breton Island, passing along and through the Cape Breton Highlands. See inspiring mountains and coastal scenery en route to Cheticamp. Enjoy a relaxing two night stay at this French-speaking Acadian fishing village, in the heart of the Cabot Trail. The fun-loving Cape Bretoners are renowned for celebrating with traditional Celtic and Acadian music and dance. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 8

Cape Breton Island - Chéticamp, Cabot Trail

Have your breakfast at the hotel. See stunning views during your morning sightseeing of this remote outpost. Cheticamp is a fishing village on the Cabot Trail on the west coast of Breton Island. The community has almost 4,000 residents, majority of whom are Acadians and speak only French. Lunch overlooking the harbor. Afternoon at leisure in Chéticamp. Whale watching cruises are locally available. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 9

Cabot Trail, Baddeck

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. A grand adventure awaits you today on the Cabot Trail. Drive through forests, mountains and valleys in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Breathtaking ocean scenery unfolds as you follow the trail from Pleasant Bay to Cape Smokey. See rugged cliffs and wonderful ocean views. Then to Baddeck, a village resort town, where you'll visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, dedicated to the inventor of the telephone. Bell once said, "I have travelled around the globe... and for simple beauty, Cape Breton Island outrivals them all." Bell made his home here. Stay a relaxing two nights in the resort town of Baddeck on Cape Breton Island. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 10

Baddeck - Fortress of Louisbourg - Baddeck

Post your breakfast, in the morning visit to the crown jewel of the Canadian Park Service, the Fortress of Louisbourg. Enjoy a fun stroll through this 18th century fortress. During July and August, actors bring to life colorful characters and events from Louisbourg's glorious past (limited services in October). Return to charming Baddeck. Enjoy a scenic cruise on Bras d' Or Lakes. Look for bald eagles. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 11

Baddeck - Peggy's Cove, Halifax

Today after your breakfast, you drive south this morning across the Canso Causeway and return to mainland Nova Scotia. Visit with the First Nation people at the Mi’kmaq heritage centre. Learn about their history, legends, and present day life. Continue to the idyllic fishing village and artists' retreat of Peggy's Cove Photo stop at the classic red and white lighthouse. Next, a sightseeing drive of the lively oceanfront city of Halifax. Enjoy a relaxing two night stay at your ideally located waterfront hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 12

Halifax

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Join your tour director this morning for a guided stroll along the historic waterfront. Visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The remainder of your day is at leisure in Halifax to explore the many fun attractions within walking distance of your waterfront hotel. Enjoy a farewell dinner. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel

Day 13

Depart Halifax

Your tour ends after breakfast. You will then be transferred to the airport to connect your flight for your onward destination or back home with fond memories of this tour of the Eastern Canada.

Please note : The group tour with a Tour director is a multi cultural group with departures from Halifax from May until October 16th. The departures operate 2 days in a week. You will need to book the tour at least 3 - 4 months in advance as these tours sell out very fast.

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