Private Nova Scotia Adventure

8

days

starting from US $2,655per person

Choose your own activities and experiences to enjoy.

Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.

Whether you travel with your closest friends and family, or simply as a couple, this is sure to be the trip of a lifetime. Enjoy enriching and exciting activities as you discover Canada’s rich Celtic culture and maritime landscapes on a private Nova Scotia tour. Travel from the vibrant and lively city of Halifax to the charming South Shore, then to the tranquil and picturesque shores of Cape Breton.

Private Nova Scotia Adventure  – Map Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia The Citadel in Halifax Halifax food tour Nova Scotia winery Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Celtic music Hiking the Cabot Trail Louisbourg Kayaking in Cape Breton
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Trip at a glance

Arrive Halifax
3 nights Halifax
3 nights Cape Breton
1 night Halifax
Depart Halifax

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Halifax
A friendly driver greets you at the Halifax Airport before taking you to your stylish hotel. Enjoy the view from Citadel Hill, stroll along the lively waterfront, and explore leafy, manicured parks and gardens nestled between heritage buildings. Halifax is home to a thriving arts, theater and culinary scene begging to be discovered.

Feature Dinner in Halifax
Let Fresh Tracks Canada make your arrival as seamless as possible with a pre-arranged dinner included at one of our favourite restaurants in Halifax. Start your trip with fond memories over an authentic East Coast Canadian meal.

Day 2 – Explore Halifax
Halifax is the largest port in Canada’s Maritime Provinces and has strong Celtic links
a town full of history. Today, you’ll want to stroll along the cobbled streets exploring galleries and shops and dine out on fresh seafood, the local delicacy.

You have the following
2 options to help you explore Halifax:

• Option 1: Private Historic Halifax Tour
Learn about the rich history of Nova Scotia’s capital. You’ll visit historic sites on this four-hour tour all while learning about their place in Halifax’s history. This tour will help you navigate your way through the depths of Halifax’s past in a fun and engaging way!
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2:
Halifax Food Tour
There is nothing like a food tour to engage the senses! Visit historic landmarks and stroll along the waterfront, check out all the sights, and taste the best local food Halifax has to offer. From fresh market offerings to local dishes, this tour gives you an authentic taste of the downtown core. This is a tour for travelers who like to get off the beaten path and see what many tourists miss.
Activity rating: Moderate

Day 3 – Explore the charming South Shore
Choose from the following 3 options to help you explore the area around Halifax:

• Option 1: Private Peggy’s Cove Tour
This tour is a photographer’s dream come true. Travel down the Eastern Shore of the Aspotagan Peninsula through small communities, past beautiful beaches, and fantastic ocean views. Learn about the history of the place and people from your knowledgeable driver guide. This tour saves the best for last with a stop in Peggy’s Cove, one of the most photographed places in North America.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2:
Private Lunenburg Photography Tour
Explore Lunenburg
a delightful and vividly colourful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Allow the town and its citizens to mesmerize you with tales of days gone by as you weave your way around taking photos that will make your friends at home green with envy. This tour is catered to all abilities, from absolute beginners to seasoned professionals.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 3: Private Winery Tour to the Annapolis Valley
Sip your way through Nova Scotia wine country today! Discover award winning wines from the Annapolis Valley. Your day will be filled with learning all about the fantastic wines produced in this area, and taking in the stunning scenery.
Activity rating: Easy

Day 4 – Drive to Cape Breton including Glenora Distillery Tasting
Meet your professional guide today, who will be with you over the next four days as you explore the highlands of Cape Breton Island. You’ll be driven through the Nova Scotian countryside – all the while you’ll learn how colonists and First Nations shaped the province. After crossing onto the island you’ll be treated to a tour and tasting at the Glenora Distillery before heading to your home for the next three nights, Baddeck. You’ll overnight in Baddeck, overlooking Bras d’Or Lake.

Day 5 – Explore the Cabot Trail
Spend the day driving along the Cabot Trail. Your guide will handle the twists and turns of the road while you can keep both hands focused on photographing the dramatic coastal landscape. Many opportunities exist to stop at trail heads and lookout points. Ending back in Baddeck this evening, you’ll have a chance to visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, to see the region that inspired his genius.

Insider tip: Today can be customized to feature a visit to the Gaelic College to learn some step-dancing, language and music. Or you can have a morning or afternoon adventure sea kayaking or on a puffin boat trip! Speak with one of our vacation advisors about all the possibilities!

Day 6 – Visit the Historic Fortress of Louisbourg
Step back in time to the largest historical recreation in North America. Modeled after the French fortified town from the 1700s, you’ll be quite literally immersed in the region’s rich history. Period-accurate soldiers, nobles and serfs will instruct you on their original way of life, and there are many interactive activities available.

This evening, you have opportunity to participate in a Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-Lee). A ceilidh is a kitchen party where everyone is welcome to perform, or just dance the night away to the lively music of fiddles and bagpipes. This is truly an authentic Cape Breton celebration that will round out your escapade!

Day 7 – Return to Halifax
Today you’ll depart from Cape Breton and make a stop in Pictou. During your stop, you have time to tour Hector Heritage Quay, which includes quaint shops and a full-size ship replica you can explore. Overnight in Halifax.

Day 8 – Depart from Halifax International Airport
Today your exploration of Halifax and Cape Breton comes to an end. You will be transferred to the airport to connect with your return flight.

What we love about this trip

Your own private or small group Nova Scotia adventure

Explore Halifax’s historic past with locals

Discover the charming South Shore

Tasting local Maritime flavours

Plenty of time to explore breathtaking Cape Breton

Relax and let a guide do the driving

Making new memories with friends or family

What's Included

Here are the things to look forward to on this trip...

Feature Dinner in Halifax - Feature Dinner in Halifax
Feature Dinner in Halifax
Glenora Distillery Tour and Tasting - Glenora Distillery Tour and Tasting
Glenora Distillery Tour and Tasting
Visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site - Visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
Visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
Perfect photography opportunities - Perfect photography opportunities
Perfect photography opportunities
Accommodations:
• 7 nights of hotel accommodations

Sightseeing and activities:
• Your choice of guided activities to explore Halifax, the South Shore or Annapolis Valley
• Personal driver-guide to explore Cape Breton
Whiskey Distillery Tour & Tasting
Alexander Graham Bell Museum Admission
Fortress of Louisbourg Admission
• Ceilidh in Baddeck

*Price of your trip may vary depending on activity choices.
*Some activities may not be available on all trip start dates, due to seasonality and weather conditions. Your Vacation Advisor can provide further details.

Dining experiences:

• Feature dinner in Halifax

Transportation:
• Personalized pick up and drop off at Halifax International Airport
• Mini-coach or van to explore Cape Breton (with private driver)

Additional inclusions:
• Gratuities for most ‘private’ transfers and tours (unless otherwise indicated)
• Documentation package
• Friendly and dedicated Fresh Tracks Canada customer service

 

Not Included

• Airfare to and from Canada
• Meals and attractions unless otherwise specified
• Gratuities for hotel, tour & transfer staff
• Trip Cancellation Insurance (highly recommended)
• Canadian sales taxes

 

 

Customize this trip a little, or a lot...

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize this trip by adding some amazing side trips & activities, like...

Enjoy a traditional lobster supper
Enjoy a traditional lobster supper
Extend your trip with a journey on an overnight sleeper train
Extend your trip with a journey on an overnight sleeper train
Add on an unforgettable journey to Prince Edward Island
Add on an unforgettable journey to Prince Edward Island
Extend your stay with a visit to Newfoundland
Extend your stay with a visit to Newfoundland
• Add a visit to pastoral Prince Edward Island
• Rent a vehicle and explore the Maritimes in detail
• Extend your vacation and explore Newfoundland
• Take an overnight sleeper train to French-Canadian Quebec

Accommodation Options

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

The Prince George Hotel Halifax - Exterior of hotelThe Prince George Hotel Halifax - Crown Service RoomThe Prince George Hotel Halifax - Indoor PoolThe Prince George Hotel Halifax - Hotel Lobby

The Prince George Hotel Halifax

An example of our Deluxe accommodations

The Prince George Hotel, attached to the World Trade & Convention centre, is located in downtown Halifax and right next door to the Halifax Metro Centre. The main focus of the hotel is their personalized service. Other features of the hotel are award winning fine dining, a pool & fitness centre, and relaxing garden patios.

 

Prices & Dates

2017 Start Dates:
Daily departures May 15 to September 20

Note: Additional departures available with trip customization.

The prices listed below are based on travel service and hotel class for this journey:
• Prices are per person, based on double occupancy for a group size of 2, 4, or 6. Please call us with custom requests!
• Estimated pricing is based on departure date, hotel class, and specific activity inclusions. Some activities are at an additional cost.

Price for group of 6
from US $2,655to US $2,867per person
Price for group of 4
from US $3,475to US $3,752per person
Price for party of 2
from US $5,786to US $6,249per person

Fresh Tracks Canada Vs. Others

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Independent Travel

Flexibility and freedom of a personalized tour to suit your travel goals.

     
Personalized itineraries

Carefully crafted to your budget and needs.

     
Insider Knowledge

Plan your trip with help from insiders who live and travel in Canada. You'll know when to come, where to stay, which transportation to take, and lots more...

     
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Pre-packaged Trips

One-size-fits-all approach.

     

Group Tours

Cheapest type of travel with rigid itineraries and crowds.

     

Why choose us?

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We don't use online booking – instead we use technology to put visitors directly in touch with our Canadian travel insiders because we believe the best vacations are personal.

Online booking sites and local travel agencies focus on multiple destinations – we focus only on Canada because it's our home and we know it better than anyone else.

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You'll feel confident when booking your vacation with our accreditation and consumer protection through the following organizations

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