Mahone Bay [May 2021]

May 16-26, 2021

Coastal Wonders Featuring the Cabot Trail

Don't miss this great trip to Nova Scotia!

Booking Deadline: March 7, 2021

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Pricing

Occupancy Rate Per Person
Double $4,209
Single $5,189
Triple $4,159

AAA Members save an additional $50.00 per person.

All non-members must add $60 to the above rates.

*Single/ Triple accommodations are limited

Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 20 passengers.

Included Features

  • Free parking with roundtrip transfers to Philadelphia International Airport
  • Roundtrip airfare from Philadelphia International Airport to Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Roundtrip transfers – airport/hotel
  • Ten night’s hotel accommodations
  • Sightseeing as stated in itinerary by luxury coach
  • Services of Professional AAA Member Choice Vacations Driver & Guide
  • Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • All admissions and fees as listed per itinerary
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager

Highlights

  • Halifax, Peggy’s Cove
  • Mahone Bay
  • Lunenburg
  • Cape Breton Island
  • Cabot Trail, Prince Edward Island
  • Anne of Green Gables Museum
  • Hopewell Rocks
  • Fundy Trail
  • Grand Pre-National Historic Site

 

Itinerary

Sunday, May 16: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Transfer by motorcoach from Central Pa to Philadelphia International airport for your flight to Nova Scotia. This picture-perfect region known as Canada’s Maritimes. Venture along its rugged and pristine beauty, all while getting to know its fun-loving Acadian and Gaelic culture. Hotel: The Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Monday, May 17: Halifax - Peggy’s Cove

Head to one of the most picturesque spots in all of Canada – Peggy’s Cove. Set along the Atlantic coast, the cove is home to a historic lighthouse that offers incredible views of the surrounding area. Continue to Halifax, exploring its charming downtown on a tour highlighting the waterfront, Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road, and the famous Citadel. (Breakfast and Dinner)

Tuesday, May 18: Halifax - Mahone Bay - Lunenburg - Halifax

Experience the small fishing village of Mahone Bay before traveling along the beautiful Lighthouse Route towards Lunenburg. Choose how you explore this town because it’s your choice! Delve into the local heritage at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic -OR- embark on a locally guided walking tour to discover Lunenburg’s unique architecture. End your day back in Halifax for an evening on your own. (Breakfast)

Wednesday, May 19: Halifax - Cape Breton Island - Baddeck

Start your morning at the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre to learn about the Mi’kmaq lineage and Glooscap legends. Travel the Canso Causeway on the way to stunning Cape Breton Island. You’ll spend time at the Gaelic College, where you’ll see a brief kilt-making demonstration and learn a few handy Gaelic phrases. Join in the fun of a “milling frolic,” singing a Gaelic song and tapping to the rhythm. This evening enjoy a dinner of local flavors and musical entertainment. Hotel: Baddeck Hotel, Baddeck, Nova Scotia (Breakfast and Dinner)

Thursday, May 20: Baddeck - Cabot Trail - Baddeck

Set off to explore the Cabot Trail. Fall in love with its rugged terrain and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the famed St. Peter’s Church in Cheticamp. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Take in the quaint charms of nearby fishing communities along the coast, including the lovely Neil’s Harbour. (Breakfast and Lunch)

Friday, May 21, 2021 Baddeck - Prince Edward Island

Explore the amazing range of inventions on display at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Afterward, take a short ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the “Land Cradled on the Waves.” Tonight, roll up your sleeves and get ready for the ultimate island culinary experience in Charlottetown. Attend culinary “boot camp” where you’ll compete for bragging rights to determine who cooks the best PEI mussels. Hotel: The Holman Grand Hotel Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. (Breakfast and Dinner)

Saturday, May 22, 2021 Prince Edward Island

Get to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, Anne of Green Gables. Arrive in Cavendish and view Prince Edward Island National Park’s pristine beaches. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum to learn the craft of potato farming from a farmer, with a first-hand lesson on the island’s leading agricultural industry. Return to Charlottetown with time to explore this fascinating city on your own. (Breakfast)

Sunday, May 23, 2021 Prince Edward Island - Saint John, New Brunswick

Leave Prince Edward Island behind as you cross the Confederation Bridge. Travel along the shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rocks. A New Brunswick icon, these flowerpot-shaped rocks were carved by the Fundy tides and rise 4-stories high at low tide, only to disappear into tiny islands after the tide rolls back in. Continue to the city of Saint John where you’ll enjoy a 2-night stay in the bustling waterfront area. Hotel: Saint John Hotel, St. John, New Brunswick (Breakfast)

*During your visit to Hopewell Rocks, the walk on the ocean floor may not be available based on the timing of the tides.

Monday, May 24: Saint John

Greet the awe-inspiring Fundy Trail early this morning. Stop along the way to take in an endless stretch of breathtaking vistas. Sample authentic Maritimes dulse (seaweed) and fiddleheads, accompanied by traditional fiddle music. At a world-famous restaurant near the Bay of Fundy’s beach, savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast as an expert teaches you how to crack and eat lobster like a local. On your way back, gaze out your window at St. Martin’s covered bridges. (Breakfast and Lunch)

Tuesday, May 25: Saint John - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Onboard a ferry for Nova Scotia, make a stop at the Grand-Pré National Historic Site. Uncover the complex history of the Acadian people, proud descendants of the indigenous populace of the region. Continue to Halifax and enjoy time for yourself before a farewell dinner, toasting to the end of your Maritimes journey. (Breakfast and Dinner)

Wednesday, May 26: Halifax

Your tour ends today. Depart the Maritimes, taking home countless memories of this coastal wonderland. Transfer to the Halifax International Airport for your flight and transportation back to Central, Pa. (Breakfast)

Tour Activity Level: 3
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected.

General Information

Travel Documents

Travel documents: Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page for visa stamp(s).

*Canada reserves the right to deny entry to anyone with a felony conviction, including a DUI record. AAA is not responsible if you are denied entry to Canada and no refund will be provided.

Payment

Deposit of $500 per person will confirm your reservation. Final Payment is due to AAA by March 7, 2021.

Cancellation/Penalties

Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus...

November 16, 2020-March 16, 2021-$500 per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees
March 17, 2021-May 1, 2021-30% per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees
May 2, 2021-May 14, 2021-50% per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees
After May 14, 2021-NON-REFUNDABLE

*Airfare is non-refundable after final payment.

Insurance

For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.

Flight

Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airline(s) 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flights may contain code share agreements.

Clothing/Climate

Temperatures in Eastern Canada average a high of 55 and a low of 50 degrees. Casual clothes that can be layered work best with at least one layer being fleece.

Baggage

One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees are not included in the price of the trip. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport.

Travel Assistance

For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.

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