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Hopewell Rocks at Sunrise

New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island

14 night fly drive from £2,589 per person including flights, car rental and accommodation

Coastlines, superb cuisine, beautiful landscapes, mighty rivers and the great outdoors, this lesser travelled part of North America is a hidden gem for those looking to be at one with nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Begin your journey in Halifax, Nova Scotia a seaport from wooden ship days, where schooners can still be seen in the harbour next to the busy restored waterfront. Your next stop is charming Prince Edward Island – Canada’s smallest and greenest province. Cradled on the waves of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, PEI is known for the vivid colours of its gently rolling landscape, surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and red sandstone cliffs.
Heading back to the mainland you reach New Brunswick – characterised by sprawling vistas, mighty rivers and the great outdoors. Stroll the boardwalk through a rare sand dune, hike majestic trails of Fundy National Park, relax on endless saltwater beaches, absorb the unique Acadian heritage, or take a whale watching tour from Saint Andrews. You can even walk on the ocean floor among giant rock formations at Hopewell Rocks carved by the power of the Bay of Fundy tides – the highest tides in the world.

Day 1
Halifax Arrival

Depart London Heathrow – 13:05
Arrive Halifax – 15:45
Journey Time – 6 hours 40 minutes

Arrive in Halifax. We suggest taking one of the metered taxis to your downtown hotel. Halifax is Canada’s traditional gateway to the world, combining charming old wooden homes and Victorian parks with modern shopping centres. The largest city in the region, it is home to 5 universities and several colleges and has the ambience of a lively university town. Ships, from tall ships to naval vessels, can still be seen in the harbour, and old warehouses and shipfitters’ shops have become part of the exciting boardwalk along the waterside

Overnight – Halifax

Hotel:
Prince George Hotel


Day 2
Halifax

Enjoy a full day in Halifax! Founded in 1749 as the seat of British strength in North America, it sits on a rocky peninsula on the Atlantic coast. Halifax boasts two of the most important National Historic Sites in Canada. From the time of its founding in 1749 through the 19th century, Halifax was one of four principal overseas naval stations in the British Empire. The Citadel, overlooking the harbour, has been restored to the mid-Victorian period with a living history program. Pier 21 National Historic Site tells the stories of 1.5 million immigrants who passed through its doors. It is Canada’s last remaining ocean “immigration shed” and a national centre for celebrating Canada’s rich cultural diversity.

CNA Recommends: For dinner tonight why not try The Five Fishermen a restaurant with a historic connection to the Titanic and serving excellent local seafood

Overnight – Halifax

Hotel:
Prince George Hotel


Day 3
Halifax to Morell
312 km

After a drive through Nova Scotia’s countryside, you enter Prince Edward Island by taking the ferry from Caribou to Woods Island (not pre-bookable, operated on a first-come, first-serves basis). Continue to Brudenell where you might wish to stop at Brudenell Provincial Park. Your final destination today just up the road from Saint Peter’s Bay in Morell.

Overnight – Morell

Hotel:
Rodd Crowbush


Day 4
Morell to Charlottetown
259 km

Prince Edward Island features endless sand beaches, tiny farms, and picturesque country roads. . The colour contrasts of red soil, green fields and forests and blue sky and ocean make for wonderful holiday pictures.

Prince Edward Island National Park protects miles upon miles of beautiful coastline and features a 19th century wooden farmhouse, famous as the inspiration for the classic novel “Anne of Green Gables. Arrive in time to enjoy an evening in the vibrant city of Charlottetown, the provincial capital.

CNA Recommends: Why not try the Claddagh Oyster House for dinner tonight? Taste Prince Edwards Island Oysters, the freshest seafood and locally raised PEI Beef. Head upstairs to the Olde Dublin Pub for live music at the weekends.

Overnight – Charlottetown

Hotel:
The Great George


Day 5
Charlottetown

Explore historic Charlottetown – Province House National Historic Site, Victoria Row or the Confederation Centre of Arts, or enjoy some of Canada’s best beaches – ideal for recreation, long lonely hikes and the observation of wildlife.

CNA Recommends: Prince Edward Island is a paradise for foodies! Why not join a foodie walking tour to learn about the city of Charlottetown whilst sampling local delicacies such as mussels, lobster, locally brewed beer and award winning Potato Vodka.

Overnight – Charlottetown

Hotel:
The Great George


Day 6
Charlottetown to Richibucto / Kouchibouguac NP
202 km

A 13km-long crossing of the Northumberland Strait on the ”Confederation Bridge” brings you to new Brunswick. Explore the Acadian Coast of the region. Attractions include the historic theme park “Pays de la Sagouine” and the beautiful sand dunes of Bouctouche.

Overnight – Kouchibouguac Area

Hotel:
L’Ancrage B&B


Day 7
Richibucto / Kouchibouguac NP

Kouchibouguac National Park is 238sq.km of river estuaries, beaches, coastal forests and fields, and has the warmest ocean water you will encounter on your trip. The Lagoons and salt marshes attract seals and large numbers of wild Canada Geese in season. Later in the afternoon you will have the opportunity to watch black bears in their natural habitat during “Little Big Bear Safari”.

Overnight – Kouchibouguac Area

Hotel:
L’Ancrage B&B


Day 8
Richibucto / Kouchibouguac NP to Caraquet / Tracadie-Sheila
178 km

This coast is lined with sand beaches and islands, making it excellent for beach and water sports like kayaking or windsurfing. Take a day to explore the picturesque town that is unofficially called Acadia’s capital by its residents. Caraquet hosts the annual Acadian Festival which takes place in the month of August. You may also want to visit the Village Historique Acadien, a historical reconstruction which portrays the way of life of Acadians in the 18th and 19th century.

Overnight – Caraquet / Tracadie-Sheila

Hotel:
Hotel Paulin


Day 9
Caraquet (The Forgotten Islands)

The islands of Lamèque and Miscou offer untouched nature with more than 250 species of birds, sandy beaches and a lighthouse. On Miscou Island you can visit the Ecological Park which includes almost every example of the Acadian Peninsula’s flora and fauna. The towns of Caraquet and Shippagan offer Acadian culture at its best with lots of festivals and a lifestyle devoted to the sea.

Overnight – Caraquet

Hotel:
Hotel Paulin


Day 10
Caraquet to Fredericton
290 km

Follow the Miramichi – Canada’s most famous Atlantic salmon River. This modern road tracks an old lumberjack route through the forested heart of New Brunswick – explore the old wood covered bridges that cross the river. Continue to Fredericton, a vibrant riverside city rich in heritage, culture and nature where you can stroll along the river or explore the city by bicycle.

Overnight – Fredericton

Hotel:
Delta Fredericton


Day 11
Fredericton to Saint Andrews
129 km

Travel through New Brunswick’s small rural villages to the small village of Saint Andrews by the Sea. You may wish to continue on to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park this afternoon and explore the Roosevelt family’s summer retreat.

Overnight – Saint Andrews

Hotel:
Rossmount Inn


Day 12
Saint Andrews

Today you are free to explore. Why not visit one of the famous islands nearby: Deer Island where you can see ”The Old Sow”, the largest tidal whirlpool in the western hemisphere, or Grand Manan where whale watching is possible. The Bay of Fundy is one of the best whale watching areas in the world with more than 15 types of whales and dolphins are regularly seen – your package of course includes a whale watch tour!

Overnight – Saint Andrews

Hotel:
Rossmount Inn


Day 13
Saint Andrews to Hopewell Rocks
275 km

Along the scenic Fundy Coastal Drive tiny fishing villages, rugged cliffs shaped by the sea, extensive mud banks, wet lands and beaches offer a huge variety of experiences. Twice a day the enormous Fundy tides move the equivalent of the amount of water running through all freshwater rivers on earth in and out the Bay. Explore the “Fundy Trail Parkway” in St. Martins. This short scenic drive, with its walking trails, viewpoints, and interpretive centre on the lumbering history of the area, is a good introduction to the New Brunswick coast of the Bay of Fundy.

Overnight – Hopewell Rocks

Hotel:
Falcon Ridge Inn


Day 14
Hopewell Rocks

Fundy National Park, 206sq.km in area, is a sanctuary of steep coastal cliffs and clear streams, with ocean-side forests, green meadows, sparkling rivers and gorgeous hiking trails. Admission for Fundy is included into your package.

The Hopewell tidal experience site (a Provincial Park) is the best place to witness and understand the tides. Iron stairs lead down the cliffs to the beach and at low tide you can walk through nearby Hopewell Rocks, shaped like giant vases, which are almost covered by the tide every six hours; a large clock warns you to leave as the tide comes in.

Overnight – Hopewell Rocks

Hotel:
Falcon Ridge Inn


Day 15
Depart for UK

Today you’ll have the morning to relax before it’s time to make your way back to Halifax Airport, a journey of around 3 hours.

Depart Halifax – 23:59
Arrive London Heathrow – 10:00 (Next Day)
Journey time – 5 hours 50 minutes


Your holiday includes

  • Scheduled Flights
  • UK & US Airport taxes
  • Accommodation – 14 nights
  • Compact car rental based on Hertz – 14 day rental
  • Exclusive travel documentation portfolio including personalised maps, itinerary and driver directions along with all applicable tickets and vouchers.

Travel Insurance

This is essential and not included. Should you need to purchase cover, we offer comprehensive cover at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.

Additional Experiences

Our holidays are completely tailored to suit you. We would be happy to help you choose from a vast array of additional experiences that will enhance your North America holiday adventure.

These might include:

  • City tours
  • Helicopter flights
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Restaurant reservations

There are many more, often quite unique to your chosen destination so please do ask.

Map

Itinerary Summary

Location Nights
Halifax 2
Morell 1
Charlottetown 2
Kouchibouguac NP Area 2
Caraquet 2
Fredericton 1
Saint Andrews 2
Hopewell Rocks Area 2

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Reduced premium cabin travel available.

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Premium/World Traveller Plus: £249 each way
Business/Club Class: £1,249 each way

Call us on 01159 610590 for availability and details.

Why Book With C.N.A?

  • No one-way car rental drop off fee.
  • All holidays ATOL protected.
  • Tailored itinerary to suit you.
  • Choice of airlines & departure points.
  • Deals on flight upgrades.
  • Low booking deposit.
  • Detailed & personalised travel pack – your personally prepared ring-bound travel itinerary booklet is prepared individually.

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