With so many great things to do in our beautiful province, we’ve put together the quintessential list of the top 25 things you don’t want to miss. Visit www.novascotia.com to plan your trip.Tourism Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia, Canada awaits your discovery. From our sandy shores, to Annapolis Valley wine country, to our rugged coastline, and our world-famous Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia is a world of natural wonders. Plus, be sure to visit the Bay of Fundy on your travels. It boasts the world’s highest tides and offers the uniquely thrilling activity of tidal bore rafting, as well as spectacular whale watching. Or, set out on a different kind of adventure in seaside towns like Old Town Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or Halifax, a waterfront city that offers shopping, dining, and nightlife. Step back in time and experience our many historic sites.
Charming fishing villages and exciting adventures
Nova Scotia is home to stunning natural beauty, rich heritage, and friendly people. From driving one of the top scenic routes to experiencing the highest tides in the world, there is a lot for your clients to discover in this unique province.
Find even more ways to explore at Fox Harb’r Resort, a new Virtuoso preferred property. This oceanside retreat offers over a dozen outdoor activities including yacht tours, sea kayaking, and an 18-hole championship golf course.
Tourism Nova Scotia has been busy creating educational resources. Contact your Northstar Virtuoso Adviro to place Nova Scotia at the top of your travel list.
Globus – Every journey tells a story
Globus Family of Brands is one of the largest travel companies in the world. This privately-owned company conducts business in the United States under the brands of Globus, Monograms, and Avalon Waterways. These brands have been selected as the preferred brands of Virtuoso. Globus is focused on first-class escorted travel, Avalon Waterways specializes in river cruises and small-ship cruising and Monograms offers independent travel packages. The company has over 90 years of experience and offers more than 385 vacations in 73 countries.
Maritimes Adventure (13 days)
13 Days, featuring: Charlottetown
- On this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, get acquainted with the local culture, charming villages, and seafaring traditions of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, and Maine. Start and end your vacation in Boston with overnights also in Bar Harbor, Fredericton, Digby, Halifax, Baddeck, Charlottetown, St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea, and Rockland. Breathtaking scenery awaits you on this tour through Maine and Eastern Canada. In Maine, visit Acadia National Park, home to rugged coasts and the tallest mountain on the US Atlantic coast. In Nova Scotia, spend time in the fishing village of Digby, with breathtaking beauty and views; stop at Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; visit Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse (one of the world’s most photographed places); and take the scenic Marine Drive from Halifax along the Atlantic shoreline through picturesque fishing villages. On Cape Breton Island, drive along the world-famous Cabot Trail, named one of the world’s most scenic drives, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where the mountains and sea meet. Visit Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its red cliffs, wind-sculpted dunes, and sandy beaches. In New Brunswick, visit Fundy National Park, with the world’s highest tides, rugged coastline, and waterfalls, and enjoy a guided visit of the Hopewell Rocks, famous formations carved by the Bay of Fundy with dramatic tides rising more than 50 feet. Throughout this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, Globus has arranged fun and unique experiences for you. For example, enjoy a private demonstration by a local fisherman who will explain the importance of the Digby scallop. See a typical fisherman’s house from the early 1900s when you visit the Fisherman’s Life Museum, and enjoy a traditional lobster bake in Bar Harbor. All of this and more awaits you on this spectacular tour!
BAR HARBOR[LF] Lobster bake; Acadia National Park sightseeingFREDERICTONOrientation tourSAINT JOHN–DIGBYScenic ferry rideDIGBY[LF] Private demonstration by local fishermanLUNENBURGVisit Fisheries Museum PEGGY’S COVESightseeingHALIFAXSightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Citadel Hill JEDDORE OYSTER POND[LF] Visit Fisherman’s Life MuseumBADDECKVisit Alexander Graham Bell Museum; Cabot Trail with [LF] picnic lunch and Cape Breton Highlands National Park sightseeing; wine tastingPRINCE EDWARD ISLANDCharlottetown sightseeing with Local Guide; visit Green Gables farmhouseFUNDY NATIONAL PARKVisit Hopewell Rocks with a Local GuideST. ANDREWS BY-THE-SEAOrientation tour ROCKLANDFarewell dinner
Wonders Of The Maritimes & Scenic Cape Breton (9 days)
9 Days, featuring: Halifax. Excursion To Peggy’s Cove & Lunenburg
- Discover the heart of Canada’s Atlantic seacoast on this wonderful vacation. This tour begins and ends in Halifax with overnights also in Moncton, Charlottetown, and Baddeck. Along the way, you’ll experience scenic drives, visit beautiful national parks and quaint fishing villages, and enjoy special adventures arranged by Globus. Tour highlights include a visit to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with the picturesque lighthouse (one of the world’s most photographed places), and Lunenburg, a small port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the highest and wildest tides at Hopewell Rocks, where time and tides (up to 50 feet) have created distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. On Cape Breton Island, keep your camera ready as you embark on the Cabot Trail, one of the most scenic drives in the world, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, resembling the Scottish coastal regions. More scenic beauty awaits you in Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its wind-sculpted dunes and sandy beaches. Also enjoy a ferry ride across the Northumberland Strait. Globus has arranged many out-of-the-ordinary experiences throughout this Eastern Canada tour. For example, visit Sugar Moon Farm for a lunch, tour and tasting of a traditional sugar camp treat. You’ll be treated to a traditional Ceilidh—a folk music party—on Prince Edward Island and a traditional Nova Scotia breakfast at Peggy’s Cove. From the gorgeous scenery and quaint fishing villages to the fun experiences, this tour through Eastern Canada is sure to delight all of your senses!
PEGGY’S COVEOrientation tour with a [LF] traditional Nova Scotian breakfastLUNENBURGOrientation tourHALIFAXOrientation tour; visit Citadel Hill; farewell dinner SUGAR MOON FARM[LF] Enjoy a traditional sugar camp meal and guided tourHOPEWELL ROCKSSightseeingCONFEDERATION BRIDGEVisit Cape Jourimain Nature Centre; cross Canada’s modern engineering featCHARLOTTETOWN[LF] Lobster supper at a local restaurant; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Green Gables; Prince Edward Island sightseeing; [LF] traditional Ceilidh at PEI Preserves BADDECKVisit Alexander Graham Bell MuseumCABOT TRAILSightseeing; visit Cape Breton Highlands
The Tauck Mission is to “create authentic, enriching travel experiences that enhance people’s lives by broadening their knowledge and fulfilling their dreams.” Each vacation is a refined mix of culture and entertainment, sightseeing and leisure, camaraderie and privacy. Guests’ expectations are routinely exceeded, creating a remarkably loyal clientele who are enriched, indulged and inspired by their travels with Tauck. Each year, Tauck brings guests to some 70 countries and all seven continents, and over 50% of Tauck travelers are repeat guests.
Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island (8 days)
Private evenings at Pier 21 and the Citadel in Halifax, a guided visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg, whale-watching on the Bay of Fundy, and the Anne of Green Gables legacy highlight our popular tour of Canada’s Maritime Provinces.
Tour starts at Prince George Hotel. A transfer is included from Halifax International Airport to The Prince George Hotel in the heart of historic Halifax. Kick off an exciting week with a welcome reception in Halifax at Pier 21, “Gateway to Canada,” which features exhibits chronicling 20th-century Canadian immigration and the poignant multimedia production, Oceans of Hope.
Visit to Peggy’s Cove; Explore Halifax, Nova Scotia’s provincial capital and the Maritimes’ largest city; Ride a ferry to lovely Prince Edward Island; Discover the wildlife-rich salt marshes and dramatic coastal bluffs of Prince Edward Island National Park; Explore French pioneer life from the early 17th century as recreated by costumed interpreters and artisan demonstrators at the Port-Royal National Historic Site and the Habitation; Whale watching cruise off Digby Neck on the Bay of Fundy; Visit Nova Scotia’s rich Annapolis Valley farmland to visit Grand-Pr National Historic Site.