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11 Days | 10 Nights
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Itinerary for Sep 11 — Sep 21, 2013

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Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: A landmark hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the corner of Quinpool Road and Robie Street, the Atlantica provides a modern, urban hotel experience in the heart of Halifax while still offering the warmth of East Coast hospitality.

Contact info:
1980 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3G5 Canada
phone: 902-423-1161
web: www.atlanticahotelhalifax.com

Room amenities: Complimentary high speed Internet, two telephones, key card system for security, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board, cable/satellite TV, hair dryer, vanity mirror, individual climate control, iPod compatible docking station.

Facility amenities: Leisure facilities (indoor pool, wading pool, sauna, whirlpool), seasonal outside deck, air conditioned fitness room, gift shop, ATM machine, on-site restaurant (Seasons), wine bar, seasonal concierge services, information on local tourist attractions, business centre services, credit card accessible computer and printer, heated underground garage, dry cleaning pickup, on-site guest self-laundry facilities, free local phone calls, safety deposit box available at Front Desk, room service. The hotel is 100% non-smoking.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates.
Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, September 11 - Independent Arrivals to Halifax/Nova Scotia Histo...
Afternoon: Independent arrivals and transfers to the program hotel in Halifax, NS. Check-in is available after 3:00 pm. Please note that rooms are not generally available until mid to late afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: PRESENTATION: An evening presentation by a local historian will introduce you to the history of Nova Scotia and the city of Halifax.

Evening: INTRODUCTIONS: Following dinner you will meet for introductions, a review of the program itinerary and site orientation. The remainder of the evening is free to explore the neighborhood or simply relax at the hotel. The following day you will begin an in-depth exploration of the Maritimes. Few places remain so enchantingly disparate as the eastern edges of Canada: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick. This area was finally settled by western European immigrants, principally Scottish, Irish, English and French, creating a magical mosaic of cultures, both old and new. With local experts, learn about the rich history and culture of this region from folklore music, rugged coastline, remote fishing villages and Acadian farms, to 21st- century cities.

Lodging: Atlantica Hotel Halifax

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Lynwood was built in 1868, and owned by Charles Hart. In the mid-1800s the Hart family were prominent local business people and merchants. The house has three tall triangular gables and a handsome central entrance way. For many years a private house, it was later a prominent local store, selling art, antiques and collectibles, and has recently been extensively renovated and now operates as an inn and restaurant. Located within the heart of Baddeck, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Lynwood is within walking distance of the waterfront, shops & restaurants, and of course the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

Contact info:
441 Shore Road
Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0 Canada
phone: 902-295-1995
web: www.lynwoodinn.com

Room amenities: iron, ironing board, hairdryer, alarm clock, phone, cable TV, high-speed Internet access.

Facility amenities: Laundry facilities on site. Lynwood Inn is 100% non-smoking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Two: Thursday, September 12 - Hector Heritage Quay/Traditional Entertainment/Al...
Hector Heritage Quay/Traditional Entertainment/Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: EXCURSION: En route to Baddeck, we will stop at the Hector Heritage Quay, located on the scenic Pictou waterfront. The site offers visitors a unique glimpse into the journey of early Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia and their life in the new world. The proud centerpiece of the award-winning attraction is a full-scale reproduction of the tall ship Hector that is renowned for bringing the first wave of Scottish immigrants to Nova Scotia in 1773. It was this historic voyage that established Pictou as the "Birthplace of New Scotland".

Lunch: Lunch en route.

Afternoon: PERFORMANCE: Following lunch, enjoy a lively, toe-tapping performance provided by a local group.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Continue on to Cape Breton Island to the town of Baddeck and visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Discover how air and water captured Alexander Graham Bell's imagination. Explore the amazing life of the man who invented the telephone and his many accomplishments, including his work to bridge the world between sound and silence by teaching the deaf to speak.

Dinner: Dinner at the inn.

Evening: FREE EVENING: Rest at your hotel or explore the village of Baddeck on your own.

Lodging: Lynwood Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Lynwood was built in 1868, and owned by Charles Hart. In the mid-1800s the Hart family were prominent local business people and merchants. The house has three tall triangular gables and a handsome central entrance way. For many years a private house, it was later a prominent local store, selling art, antiques and collectibles, and has recently been extensively renovated and now operates as an inn and restaurant. Located within the heart of Baddeck, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Lynwood is within walking distance of the waterfront, shops & restaurants, and of course the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

Contact info:
441 Shore Road
Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0 Canada
phone: 902-295-1995
web: www.lynwoodinn.com

Room amenities: iron, ironing board, hairdryer, alarm clock, phone, cable TV, high-speed Internet access.

Facility amenities: Laundry facilities on site. Lynwood Inn is 100% non-smoking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Three: Friday, September 13 - Cape Breton Highlands National Park/Rug Hooking D...
Cape Breton Highlands National Park/Rug Hooking Demonstration/Baddeck Ceildih

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Cape Breton Highlands National Park/Cabot Trail. Explore the Cabot Trail and Cape Breton Highlands National Park as you journey through this spectacularly scenic area. The Cabot Trail is a paved road that loops 185 miles around the northern tip of Cape Breton. This remote rugged area passes through many charming Celtic communities, each with breathtaking scenery and unforgettable hospitality. Cape Breton Highlands National Park conserves and protects the majestic highlands and coastal wilderness stretching across the northern tip of Cape Breton Island between the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean.

Lunch: Picnic lunch en route.

Afternoon: EXCURSION: Stop in Cheticamp, a coastal town famous for its rug-hooking tradition and enjoy a demonstration. The internationally renowned Cheticamp hooked rug enjoys a colorful history. Their popularity is due to the perfect workmanship, rich pastel colors, diversity of design and the distinguished owners who display them with pride of history and talent.

Dinner: Enjoy a traditional lobster supper in Baddeck. Optional evening Ceilidh in Baddeck.

Evening: ENTERTAINMENT: Baddeck Ceildih. Enjoy an evening of traditional Celtic music, dance and culture in Baddeck. The Ceilidh features featuring fiddle, piano, and dance performances. Discover some of the music that has put this island on the map, drawing attention from all over the globe and bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors to Nova Scotia.

Lodging: Lynwood Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located close to the PEI Ferry, Pictou, and New Glasgow.

Contact info:
86 Lawrence Blvd.
Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0 Canada
phone: 902-755-1020
web: www.hiestellarton.com

Room amenities: Unlimited local and toll-free calling, coffeemaker with tea service, 32” LCD televisions, hairdryer, iron with board, easy-to-set clock radio

Facility amenities: Complimentary high-speed Internet, indoor heated pool with waterslide and hot tub, on site fitness facility.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Saturday, September 14 - Fortress Louisbourg National Historic Site
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: The Fortress Louisbourg National Historic Site. Explore this breathtaking historic site with a Parks Canada interpreter to discover the history of Nova Scotia and the battle between the French and the English for control of North America. Founded by the French in 1763 and abandoned by the British in 1768, Louisbourg was a place of great importance in North America. It was the administrative capital of French holdings in Atlantic Canada and one of France's key economic and military centers in the New World. It was also a center for trade with France, the French West Indies, Lower Canada (now Quebec), Acadia and New England. This site is North America's largest historical reconstruction. Unlike most colonial settlements, no modern city was built here; thus, the site preserves a massive archaeological time capsule.

Lunch: Lunch on site at Hotel de la Marine.

Afternoon: Travel to Stellarton.

Dinner: Dinner en route.

Evening: Mid-evening arrival; check into hotel in Stellarton.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
146 Pownal Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 3W6 Canada
phone: 902-892-1217
web: www.thehotelonpownal.com

Room amenities: Rooms feature wireless high speed Internet, 40" flat screen TVs and alarm clocks with iPod docking stations.

Facility amenities: Wireless high-speed internet Coffee, tea and treats are available 24 hours/day in the lobby. Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies are available every day after 3:00 p.m.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Sunday, September 15 - Introduction to Prince Edward Island/Walking Hist...
Introduction to Prince Edward Island/Walking Historic Charlottetown/Province House

Breakfast: Breakfast at the inn.

Morning: PRESENTATION: The relaxing ferry ride to Prince Edward Island allows you to breathe in the bracing sea air and photograph the picturesque views. Gain an overview of Prince Edward Island in a presentation by your Group Leader en route. We disembark the ferry at Wood Island, then travel on to Charlottetown.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Historic Charlottetown. Walking field trip and presentation on historic Charlottetown by a local historian

Lunch: Lunch in Charlottetown.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Province House National Historic Site. At Province House National Historic Site, discover the significant role this building has played in the history of Canada. The Charlottetown Conference was held here in 1864. The delegates were driven by fears of American expansionism and by Britain's growing desire that its North American colonies should look after themselves. Yet these men were gripped by the idea of a new, independent nation. After further conferences in Halifax and Quebec, the delegates hammered out the terms of Confederation, and Canada was born on July 1, 1867. Province House is also the seat of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Legislature since 1847.

Dinner: Dinner at a restaurant in Charlottetown.

Lodging: The Hotel on Pownal

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
146 Pownal Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 3W6 Canada
phone: 902-892-1217
web: www.thehotelonpownal.com

Room amenities: Rooms feature wireless high speed Internet, 40" flat screen TVs and alarm clocks with iPod docking stations.

Facility amenities: Wireless high-speed internet Coffee, tea and treats are available 24 hours/day in the lobby. Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies are available every day after 3:00 p.m.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Monday, September 16 - Prince Edward Island History/Green Gables Nationa...
Prince Edward Island History/Green Gables National Historic Site/Dalvay-by-the-Sea/Prince Edward Island National Park

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Green Gables National Historic Site. Parks Canada staff will present the history of this site and its significance to Canadian literary history. Spend time at Green Gables, the famed fictional home of red-haired Anne Shirley, the heroine of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic 1908 novel, "Anne of Green Gables". Discover the history of the house as well as biographical information about Montgomery. Green Gables, part of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site, has become famous around the world as the inspiration for the setting in Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic tale of fiction. In real life, this farm was the home of David Jr. and Margaret Macneill, who were cousins of Montgomery's grandfather

Morning: PRESENTATION: A local historian will discuss the early settlement of Prince Edward Island as well as the island's rich natural and cultural heritage.

Lunch: Lunch at Dalvay-by-the-Sea. Following lunch, explore the fascinating background of historic Dalvay-by- the-Sea, a National Historic Site of Canada. This elegant Queen Anne Revival home was built in 1895 by a Scottish-American oil tycoon.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Prince Edward Island National Park. At the Dunelands Trail area of Prince Edward Island National Park, you will discover its diverse habitats. Known for its wetlands and forests, the park provides a home for a variety of plants and animals, but more for its beaches, sandstone cliffs sand dunes, barrier islands and sand pits. The coastal area is inhabited by the endangered Piping Plover, whose nesting sites are protected. The park is a dynamic system of shifting sand carried by wind and waves, and is the finest example of sand-dune ecosystems in Atlantic Canada. Enjoy time to walk along the beach.

Dinner: Dinner on your own to discover one of Charlottetown's many fine restaurants.

Evening: FREE EVENING: Opportunity to attend a theatre presentation at Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Lodging: The Hotel on Pownal

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of uptown, above Brunswick Square shopping complex, the hotel is connected by an indoor walkway to Market Square, the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre and Saint John City Market.

Contact info:
39 King Street
Saint John, NB E2L 4W3 Canada
phone: 506-648-1981
web: www.deltahotels.com/hotels/hotels.php?hotelId=4

Room amenities: All rooms have individual temperature control, hairdryer, telephone, iron and ironing board, 24 hour room service, 32" LCD TV, complimentary wireless high speed Internet access, AM/FM clock radios, iPod docking station, coffee/tea, small refrigerator and microwave, laundry/valet service available, guest room voice mail.

Facility amenities: The hotel’s health club facilities are open seven days a week, 5:30 am to 12:00 midnight. They include an indoor pool, whirlpool, saunas, exercise room, full change rooms and showers. Access is complimentary to hotel guests. Drycleaning and laundry services are available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Tuesday, September 17 - Hopewell Rocks/Fundy National Park
Note: Please note, you will encounter a few flights of stairs to access the ocean floor at Hopewell Rocks.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Hopewell Rocks. An expert will discuss the significance of the Bay of Fundy and coastal New Brunswick. Over thousands of years, the Bay of Fundy's mighty tides have shaped the landscape of coastal New Brunswick. The Hopewell Rocks are also called the Flowerpot Rocks and created by the clash of continents, carved by melting glaciers and then sculpted by the highest tides in the world. .

Morning: Travel from Prince Edward Island to New Brunwick via the Confederation Bridge. The bridge joins these two eastern Canadian provinces, making travel throughout the Maritimes easy and convenient. The curved, 12.9 kilometre (8 mile) long bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water, and more than a decade after its construction, it endures as one of Canada’s top engineering achievements of the 20th century.

Lunch: Lunch at the Hopewell Rocks Interpretive Centre.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Tidal walk with a local naturalist at Hopewell Rocks. Walk the ocean floor (weather and tides permitting) at low tide out to the Hopewell Rocks to learn about New Brunswick's most famous geological feature. Travel through Fundy National Park along the New Brunswick coast with its impressive views of seaside cliffs and colorful forests. Travel to Saint John and check into the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Enjoy the evening to explore Saint John on your own or relax at the hotel.

Lodging: Delta Brunswick

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of uptown, above Brunswick Square shopping complex, the hotel is connected by an indoor walkway to Market Square, the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre and Saint John City Market.

Contact info:
39 King Street
Saint John, NB E2L 4W3 Canada
phone: 506-648-1981
web: www.deltahotels.com/hotels/hotels.php?hotelId=4

Room amenities: All rooms have individual temperature control, hairdryer, telephone, iron and ironing board, 24 hour room service, 32" LCD TV, complimentary wireless high speed Internet access, AM/FM clock radios, iPod docking station, coffee/tea, small refrigerator and microwave, laundry/valet service available, guest room voice mail.

Facility amenities: The hotel’s health club facilities are open seven days a week, 5:30 am to 12:00 midnight. They include an indoor pool, whirlpool, saunas, exercise room, full change rooms and showers. Access is complimentary to hotel guests. Drycleaning and laundry services are available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Wednesday, September 18 - Legacy of Loyalists and Shipbuilders/Quaco Museum...
Legacy of Loyalists and Shipbuilders/Quaco Museum/St. Martins Sea Caves and Tidal Harbor/Fundy Trail

Note: Please note, during your field trip to St. Martins Sea Caves and tidal harbor, you will experience rocky, pebble like terrain.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: St. Martins/Bay of Fundy. Visit the Sea Caves and tidal harbor, followed by a historic walk of the village. Discover St. Martins' quiet beaches, cliffs, caves, lighthouses and covered bridges while learning about the tides, geology and history of the area with a local expert. Marvel at the highest tides in the world sweeping in and out each day, carving sea stacks and caves into the rugged red cliffs that surround the village.

Morning: PRESENTATION: Discover the legacy of Loyalists and Shipbuilders at the Quaco Museum in a session conducted by the curator and a local genealogist. Learn about the arrival of the Loyalists and the shipbuilding industry that at one time made St. Martins the second wealthiest community in the British Empire. Take an opportunity to explore the museum exhibits and archives.

Lunch: Lunch at the Tidal Watch Inn.

Afternoon: EXCURSION: Explore the Fundy Trail with your local guide.

Afternoon: PRESENTATION: A second presentation explains the Bay of Fundy Tides, the highest in the world.

Dinner: Dinner at the Tidal Watch Inn.

Evening: Following dinner, return to Saint John.

Lodging: Delta Brunswick

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: A landmark hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the corner of Quinpool Road and Robie Street, the Atlantica provides a modern, urban hotel experience in the heart of Halifax while still offering the warmth of East Coast hospitality.

Contact info:
1980 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3G5 Canada
phone: 902-423-1161
web: www.atlanticahotelhalifax.com

Room amenities: Complimentary high speed Internet, two telephones, key card system for security, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board, cable/satellite TV, hair dryer, vanity mirror, individual climate control, iPod compatible docking station.

Facility amenities: Leisure facilities (indoor pool, wading pool, sauna, whirlpool), seasonal outside deck, air conditioned fitness room, gift shop, ATM machine, on-site restaurant (Seasons), wine bar, seasonal concierge services, information on local tourist attractions, business centre services, credit card accessible computer and printer, heated underground garage, dry cleaning pickup, on-site guest self-laundry facilities, free local phone calls, safety deposit box available at Front Desk, room service. The hotel is 100% non-smoking.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates.
Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Nine: Thursday, September 19 - Halifax Citadel National Historic Site/Maritime M...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Following breakfast, travel back to Halifax.

Lunch: Lunch on own en route to Halifax. Stops along the way will be provided.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic This guided visit offers a great look into the maritime history of Atlantic Canada. The museum is the oldest and largest maritime museum in Canada and was first created by a group of Royal Canadian Navy officers who envisioned a place where Canada's naval past could be preserved. You will be introduced to the age of steamships, local small craft, the Royal Canadian and Merchant Navies, and WWII convoys. The museum also tells the story of famous historical events such as "The Battle of the Atlantic", the Halifax explosion of 1917, Nova Scotia's role in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster, various shipwrecks and more.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, explore the grounds of the fort with a local expert and hear about the major role it has played in the development of Halifax and the importance of the city as a major North American port. The present Citadel, completed in 1856, is the fourth fort to occupy the hill overlooking Halifax Harbour. It was established to guard against a land-based attack from the United States. This massive, star-shaped masonry structure is an excellent example of a 19th-century bastion fortification.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Opportunity to explore Halifax on your own, or catch up on your rest.

Lodging: Atlantica Hotel Halifax

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: A landmark hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the corner of Quinpool Road and Robie Street, the Atlantica provides a modern, urban hotel experience in the heart of Halifax while still offering the warmth of East Coast hospitality.

Contact info:
1980 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3G5 Canada
phone: 902-423-1161
web: www.atlanticahotelhalifax.com

Room amenities: Complimentary high speed Internet, two telephones, key card system for security, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board, cable/satellite TV, hair dryer, vanity mirror, individual climate control, iPod compatible docking station.

Facility amenities: Leisure facilities (indoor pool, wading pool, sauna, whirlpool), seasonal outside deck, air conditioned fitness room, gift shop, ATM machine, on-site restaurant (Seasons), wine bar, seasonal concierge services, information on local tourist attractions, business centre services, credit card accessible computer and printer, heated underground garage, dry cleaning pickup, on-site guest self-laundry facilities, free local phone calls, safety deposit box available at Front Desk, room service. The hotel is 100% non-smoking.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates.
Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Ten: Friday, September 20 - Historic Lunenburg/Peggy's Cove
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Historic walk of Lunenburg. Explore historic Lunenburg's narrow streets, visit its historic churches and examine the Victorian architecture of the Old Town. The town's picture-postcard harbor, its colorful waterfront and the homes of flamboyant sea captains reflect its seafaring heritage. Many of these beautifully maintained homes were on the original town plan, established in 1753, the first British colonial settlement in Nova Scotia outside Halifax. Later, a vibrant economy was built on farming, fishing, shipbuilding and trade, particularly with the West Indies. The renowned fishing and racing schooner Bluenose was built here in 1912, as was the replica Bluenose II in 1963.

Lunch: Lunch on your own to enjoy one of the many local harbor side establishments.

Afternoon: EXCURSION: Travel to Peggy's Cove, one of the most picturesque and charming fishing villages on the East Coast with its rustic, weathered wharves balanced on huge granite boulders. The town is named after the sole survivor of a schooner shipwrecked on Halibut Rock off Lighthouse Point: Peggy (Margaret) of the Cove. The most well-known lighthouse in Canada, and one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world, was built here in 1914. Positioned on a granite ledge, it served as the local post office until November 2009.

Dinner: Farewell dinner in Halifax.

Evening: Free evening to relax at the hotel.

Lodging: Atlantica Hotel Halifax

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Eleven: Saturday, September 21 - Independent departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Breakfast at the hotel is at 8:00 am. Independent departures after breakfast; hotel check-out is 12:00 pm.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Halifax, Nova Scotia
Pier 21Pier 21 is a National Historic Site which was the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. It also served as the departure point for 500,000 Canadian Military personnel during the Second World War. Today, Pier 21 hosts the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 —Atlantic Canada’s only national museum! Learn about the experiences of immigrants as they arrived in Canada, the vital role of immigration in the building of Canada and the contributions of immigrants to our country—all at one unique place.
For additional information, visit: www.pier21.ca/about
The CitadelThe present Citadel was completed in 1856 and is the fourth in a series of British forts on this site. Today, the restored Citadel is a national landmark, commemorating Halifax’s role as a key naval station in the British Empire and bringing history to life in Atlantic Canada’s largest urban centre.
For additional information, visit: www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/ns/halifax/index.aspx
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Confederation Centre of the ArtsConfederation Centre is open year-round and showcases the best in Canadian visual and performing arts. It houses several theatres, an art gallery, a restaurant and a gift shop.
For additional information, visit: www.confederationcentre.com/en/
Peake's WharfExplore the historic waterfront merchants at Peake’s Wharf on the Charlottetown waterfront. Peake’s Wharf offers something for everyone: crafts, clothing, fine gifts, souvenirs and great live Island music.
For additional information, visit: www.peakesquay.com/

Important information about your itinerary:
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