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Program #3788RJ
11 Days | 10 Nights
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Joseph Webb Jul 09, 2014 at 10:10 PM

We are looking forward to the Aug 20-30 Tour of Nova Scotia.
Victoria & Joseph

Eugene Hirschkoff Jun 09, 2014 at 10:40 PM

We are arriving in Halifax on June 10 late for this trip- plane arrives at 10:34 PM (United). If anyone would like to share to cost of a limo to the Atlantica around that time, please send me an email at thanks

Anne L Matheson Jun 02, 2014 at 01:39 PM

Hello again
There is a shuttle service from the airport to the Atlantica Hotel. The Atlantis Limousine charges $59.00 for up to 4 passengers & luggage. For up to 6 passengers, they also have a SUV. If you want to reserve a trip, call them at 1-888-220-1101. Tell them you are going to the Atlantica Hotel and that you are part of the Road Scholar group.
In previous years, passengers have used this Discussion Board to find other folks who are arriving around the same time, in order to share the cost of the trip. The airport is about 30 minutes from the hotel, so a taxi can be very expensive.

Anne L Matheson May 21, 2014 at 08:58 AM

Hello Guests to the Canadian Maritimes!
My name is Anne Matheson, and I am your Group Leader for this Program. I want to welcome you and just give a couple of quick suggestions: bring along a sweater, hoody or fleecy that can be worn underneath a rain jacket. Ensure that you have either a hat / cap, or a hood on your jacket because we can also get some windy days up in the Cape Breton Highlands. You will not need hiking boots or anything similar, but good sturdy walking shoes are a must. I look forward to meeting you all, and sharing my home with you.
Gerda Schell Jun 24, 2014 at 09:19 PM

thank you Anne for your suggestions - very helpful

Norbert Wright Sep 08, 2013 at 08:21 PM

now arriving at 4 pm and want to share a cab

Norbert Wright Sep 02, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Norb W arriving in Halifax from NYC around noon on 11 Sept - anyone interested in sharing a taxi
Gail Haynes Sep 03, 2013 at 01:24 PM

Arriving in Halifax on 9/11 at 4pm from Newark/United if anyone wants to share a taxi

Jo Ann Hunt Jul 09, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Arriving in Halifax on August 7 at about 1 p.m. Anyone interested in sharing a taxi or limo?

Fran L Jul 07, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Three of us are coming in 8/6 at 3PM. I called the Atlantica and asked about a limo, they gave me the name of a company but when I called them they said 3 passengers would cost $89 for an SUV, the $59 taxi would only take 2 people with 3 pieces of luggage. I will call them and ask again, but we had just planned on finding a cab at the ground transportation.
Llewellyn Lutchansky Jul 08, 2013 at 02:27 PM

Hmmm, maybe the limo service filled the other seats with non-RS passengers. I'll look up the email address for the limo service that we used and send it to you. Llewellyn
Fran L Jul 10, 2013 at 05:05 PM

thanks, if you have that email it would be helpful, I only have a phone and the lady I spoke to was hard to understand
Fran L Jul 12, 2013 at 10:56 AM

The hotel sent me an email confirmation with the email for the limo. I contacted them with the number of people and the size & number of suitcases & they quoted the $59 rate, so I made a reservation. Perhaps they offer a special rate for hotel guests. They are not requiring prepayment so if they change the rate when we get there we can go with someone else.
Gloria Overdier Jul 15, 2013 at 03:07 PM

We are arriving on Aug 7th around 3 and would like infor about the limo if you could let me know.
Fran L Jul 20, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Fran L Jul 20, 2013 at 10:36 PM

I think we're not supposed to post that kind of information on here. If you contact the hotel they can give you the email address, or send me an email and I'll send it back.

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