Maine & Canadian Maritimes

On the Road: New England and the Canadian Maritimes

From Portland, Maine to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, explore unique ecosystems, maritime history, idyllic villages and world-famous cuisine with local experts.
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Program No. 19585RJ
15 days
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15 days
14 nights
35 meals
14B 13L 8D
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At a Glance

On this cross-border adventure, discover the bustling cities, serene harbors and beautiful wild spaces of Maine and the Canadian Maritimes — learning about the connections between them. En route to Canada, stop in Maine towns such as historic and eclectic Castine. Experience the wild beauty of the Cabot Trail and Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia as well as the Bay of Fundy tides and fabled Hopewell Rocks. In Acadia National Park, breathe in the crisp air while taking in the lush, untainted landscape. Discover why this corner of the world is like no other, all while enjoying unique accommodations and local delicacies such as lobster and mussels!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Climbing a few flights of stairs, standing for up to one hour, walking on paved and unpaved surfaces up to two miles over the course of the day.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Examine the world's highest tides with naturalists on the Bay of Fundy.
  • Delve into the historic beginnings of the cities of Portland, Saint John, Charlottetown and Halifax.
  • Explore the Cabot Trail, looking for vast wildlife among the dense forests that meet with the ocean coast.

General Notes

This is an On the Road program that stays at nine different hotels, traveling about 1,500 miles over fifteen days. We try our best to explore each individual area as best we can and allow for plenty of stops. Please be aware that bus time is crucial and travel may take up to a few hours at a time.
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Seth Goldstein
Seth Goldstein grew up on Cape Cod where he developed a love for New England maritime history. He received his B.A. in history from The University of California at Santa Cruz and his master’s in world history from Northeastern University. He teaches history at Southern Maine Community College. Seth has also worked with Greater Portland Landmarks and The Portland Harbor Museum. He lives in South Portland with his wife and two daughters.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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