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Glorious Eastern Canada - Nova Scotia to Niagara

13 days from £1999*
Departing: May - September 2019
* Price shown: 24 May 2019 from London Heathrow - LHR

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Take a tour of Canada's historic cities and natural wonders

Wind your way south from historic Halifax, gateway to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, to the plunging waters of Niagara Falls on this fascinating escorted tour of Eastern Canada. Follow the Cabot Trail through the spectacular, rugged landscape of Highlands National Park, and discover New Scotland's Gaelic heritage, then fly to Montreal - the elegant capital of French Canada - and visit Quebec City, the national capital, Ottawa, and cosmopolitan Toronto.

Your Nova Scotia Tour Highlights

  • Discover Halifax and explore its seafaring history
  • Visit tiny Peggy's Cove, and its famous lighthouse
  • See picture-book Lunenburg
  • Learn about the life and work of Alexander Graham Bell at the National Historic Site dedicated to him
  • Drive through the Cape Breton Highlands on the stunning Cabot Trail
  • Stylish, sophisticated Montreal
  • Charming, UNESCO-listed Quebec City beside the St Lawrence River
  • Explore Ottawa, the elegant Canadian capital
  • Follow the Maple Leaf Trail through Canada's stunning scenery
  • The awe-inspiring site of Niagara Falls - one of the natural wonders of the world
  • Waterfront Toronto, on the shore of Lake Ontario

What does the price include?

  • 11 nights' room-only accommodation at hotels in Halifax (3 nights), Baddeck (2), Montreal (3), Ottawa (1) and Toronto (2)
  • One night on the aircraft
  • Two breakfasts and one dinner
  • An overnight flight to Halifax, returning from Toronto
  • An internal flight from Halifax to Montreal
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Nova Scotia Tour Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Canada

Your Eastern Canadian adventure begins as you fly across the Atlantic to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Your Tour Manager will meet you when you arrive this afternoon, and a comfortable coach will be waiting to carry you into the city.

Halifax was once the Royal Navy's North Atlantic base, and stands on the edge of one of the world's largest natural harbours. Why not spend your first evening here dining at one of the restaurants along the historic harbour front?

Day Two: Included Halifax city tour

This morning's guided tour will bring this former British colonial stronghold to life. The fortified, hilltop Citadel houses a fascinating Army Museum, the tree-lined Grand Parade was once the favourite meeting place of the city's great and good, while St Paul's Church at the Grand Parade's eastern end is the city's oldest building.

You'll have the afternoon free to relax or explore. Take a boat trip to the harbour's outer fortification or to neighbouring Dartmouth, or head to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to see remnants of the Titanic, which sank off the coast here. Whatever else you do, don't miss the chance to enjoy local lobster - served hot or cold with melted butter and lemon wedges across the city.

Day Three: Included Nova Scotia Tour

Today we'll head south along Nova Scotia's rugged coast to Peggy's Cove. This haphazard cluster of houses and cottages huddles beneath the watchful gaze of its famous lighthouse. Moving on, our second stop will be Lunenburg, one of the best examples of a planned British Colonial settlement in all of Canada. The town is home to some unique examples of colonial architecture as well as a working replica of the iconic Bluenose - the Queen of the North Atlantic tragically wrecked in 1946.

Day Four: Coach travel to Cape Breton Island

The scenic countryside once known as 'New Scotland' welcomes us today as we travel across the Canso causeway to Cape Breton Island. We'll spend two nights here, in the yachting town of Baddeck beside the northern shore of Bras d'Or Lake.

Baddeck is possibly most famous as the beloved home of Alexander Graham Bell, and your first day here will include a visit to the museum commemorating the Scottish-born inventor and scientist.

Day Five: Tour Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Explore Cape Breton Island's stunning landscape as we head to Cape Breton Highlands National Park. We'll follow a section of the legendary Cabot Trail through scenery that has provided continuing inspiration to the region's deep-rooted Scottish musical heritage and some of the world's most celebrated folk fiddlers.

Day Six: Fly from Halifax to Montreal

Today we'll make our way back to Halifax to board our flight westwards to the Canadian Province of Quebec and Canada's undisputed capital of style and sophistication - Montreal.

We'll head straight to your hotel on arrival, and you'll then be free to relax and enjoy the first of your three evenings in this vibrant city.

Day Seven: Optional Montreal guided tour

Get to know the world's second-largest French-speaking metropolis as our optional city tour explores Montreal's Vieux Port and the lively shops, bars and restaurants of Plateau Mont Royal.

This evening you'll have the chance to step back into Montreal's La Belle Epoque past and dine in style on our optional Maple Delights dinner excursion.

Day Eight: Included day trip to Quebec City

Charming Quebec City is one of Canada's oldest settlements. See the ancient ramparts of the ornate Chateau Frontenac, which rise above the city's historic, UNESCO-listed centre and overlook the stately waters of the St Lawrence. You'll have the chance to discover Quebec's secrets on an optional city tour, before we return to Montreal for a final evening in the city.

Day Nine: Coach travel from Montreal to Ottawa

Today we leave Montreal behind, and drive through the glorious scenery of the Maple Leaf Trail to Ottawa, Canada's administrative capital. This beautiful city of elegant Victorian houses shelters beneath the rolling Gatineau Hills, and after a guided tour introduces its highlights you'll be free to spend the evening relaxing and exploring.

Day 10: Along the Maple Leaf Trail to Toronto

We'll continue our scenic coach journey south west, today. We'll pass lakefront Kingston, beyond which Lake Ontario's Thousand Islands lie scattered across the water, and see where Lake Ontario flows into the St Lawrence River as we head towards Toronto's soaring CN Tower, trendy waterfront developments and ultra-modern malls.

Day 11: Included Niagara Falls day trip

Follow the curve of the Lake Ontario shoreline south, today, as we head to Niagara Falls. Marvel at the astonishing sight of the languid waters of the Niagara River plunging into the foaming cauldron below with a roar that can be heard miles away.

There will be time to take to the skies on an optional helicopter ride through the misty skies, or enjoy lunch in a restaurant overlooking the cascades, before we return to Toronto where you'll be free to make the most of your final evening.

Day 12: Optional Toronto city tour

Spend your final morning in Canada relaxing, shopping or sightseeing. Explore Toronto on your own, or on our optional guided tour of this unexpectedly cosmopolitan North American city.

In the afternoon we'll head to the airport to catch your overnight flight home.

Day 13: Arrive back in the UK

Your unforgettable holiday to Eastern Canada comes to an end, today, as your plane touches down in the UK.
Departure Airport Date Price From
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 24 May 2019 £1999
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 14 June 2019 £2099
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 29 August 2019 £2349
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 September 2019 £2179
Manchester 24 May 2019 £2199
Manchester 14 June 2019 £2299
Manchester 29 August 2019 £2549
Manchester 13 September 2019 £2379
Newcastle 24 May 2019 £2199
Newcastle 14 June 2019 £2299
Newcastle 29 August 2019 £2549
Newcastle 13 September 2019 £2379

Glorious Eastern Canada Touring Hotels 

The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three- and four-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have tea- and coffee-making facilities. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from Halifax airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes. The time from your Toronto hotel to Toronto airport is 45 minutes.

Passports and visas

British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling to Canada. Visas are not normally required for entry, but for travel from 15th March 2016 visitors to Canada must apply for an eTA online with Canadian Immigration at least 72 hours before departure at . The current charge is seven Canadian dollars for British Citizens. British subjects, and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested, should consult the Canadian Embassy as a visa may be required.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.


Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. The customary gratuity for a coach driver or Tour Manager is about $5 per person per day. It is normal to tip 15-20 per cent of the bill for a taxi or in a restaurant, and to leave a dollar or so per drink in a bar.


Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.

On your flight

All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made. In many developing countries access is sometimes not as easy as at home. Should you have walking difficulties, getting around monuments and attractions may be harder and, in some cases, impossible. Should you have any concerns whatsoever please do contact us prior to travel.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Hotel rooms

Standard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

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