Canadian Maritimes

June 20, 2021 thru July 1, 2021

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This 12-day and 11-night in-depth tour will leave you with memories of breathtaking landscapes and surreal natural phenomena, and a rich understanding of the Canadian Maritime history.


Transportation

Air

Roundtrip airfare* included in price.

Transportation

Motorcoach

All transfers and deluxe motorcoach included

Transportation

Ferry

Ferries included

Duration

12 days, 11 nights

Activity Level 3

Moderate

Appropriate for: Travelers who are somewhat physically fit and comfortable with longer days of touring (both walking tours and coach time).

Meals

22 meals (11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 10 dinners) included

Availability

Available

Pickup/Dropoff

Roundtrip livery service included!

Gratuities

Tour Director, Driver & Local Guide tips included


Tour Highlights

  • Fundy National Park – Hopewell Rocks
  • Confederation Bridge
  • Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Green Gables Heritage Place
  • Alexander Graham Bell Museum
  • Cape Breton National Park
  • Peggy’s Cove
  • Grand Pre National Historic Site
  • Cabot Trail
  • Citadel National Historic Site
  • Acadia National Park
  • Bar Harbor

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip air transportation to Portland
  • All transfers & motorcoach transportation
  • Pick-up/livery service
  • 11 nights lodging
  • 22 meals (11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 10 dinners)
  • 1 Live Show
  • Admissions & tours as described
  • Services of a tour escort*
  • Services of a tour director
  • All gratuities (other than hotel housekeeping)


Itinerary

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Day 1 – Travel to Portland, Maine

This afternoon we arrive to Portland International Jetport where we’ll be met by our Tour Director and deluxe motorcoach and transfer to the Hilton Garden Inn for our stay for this evening.

Day 2 – Saint John, New Brunswick

After breakfast, we’ll check out of the hotel and journey to Campobello Island, the summer home of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Enjoy time to stroll through the beautifully maintained buildings and grounds. We continue on to Saint John for a guided tour of the city, including views of the Reversing falls. This phenomenon occurs when the high tides of the Bay of Fundy meet and overpower the Saint John River and force the river to reverse and flow back upstream. Later this afternoon, we’ll check into the Hampton Inn in Saint John for our 1-night stay. Tonight, we enjoy a savory dinner at one of the city’s fine restaurants. (B,D)

Day 3 – Hopewell Rocks & Prince Edward Island

Following breakfast, we’ll check out of our hotel and travel to scenic Prince Edward Island. En route, we’ll visit Fundy National Park for a visit to the Hopewell Rocks. At high tide these rocks appear to be common islands. At low tide, we can view these impressive mushroom-shaped, flower-pot rocks that the relentless tides have carved out of the sandstone. After we cross the Confederation Bridge, arriving into Charlottetown and Canada’s birthplace! Later, we’ll check into the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel for a relaxing two-night stay. Take some time to relax and freshen up before we enjoy a planned dinner together. (B,D)

Day 4 – Charlottetown, North Shore “Anne’s Land” & Musical Performance

Following breakfast, we’ll be met by our local tour guide for a full day’s tour of this picture-perfect Island. We begin with a guided tour of Charlottetown along with a visit to The Story of Confederation; an accurate replica of the Province House site where Canada was born. We tour along the North Shore through “Anne’s Land” and PEI National Park, viewing the beautiful red sandy beaches and pastoral countryside. We’ll enjoy visits to the famous PEI Preserve Company and the L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site/Green Gables Heritage Place, which commemorates the house and landscape that inspired renowned Canadian author L. M. Montgomery’s famous novel – Anne of Green Gables. This evening, enjoy dinner followed by a delightful performance at The Confederation Centre of the Arts. (B,D)

Day 5 – Cape Breton Island & Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

This morning, enjoy breakfast before we board the Northumberland Ferry to sail across the Northumberland Straights to Nova Scotia. Once we arrive into Pictou, continue to Cape Breton Island and the village of Baddeck. This afternoon we enjoy a visit to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. This museum houses the largest collection of photographs, artifacts and personal effects to the inventor of the telephone. This afternoon, we’ll check into Auberge Gisele’s Inn for a relaxing two-night stay. Take some time to enjoy the resort and surroundings before enjoying a delicious dinner. (B,D)

Day 6 – Cabot Trail

After breakfast, we’ll meet our local tour guide and spend the day touring along the world-famous Cabot Trail – a coastal highway described as one of the most spectacular drives in North America! In addition to a picnic lunch along the trail, enjoy stops in Cheticamp, a busy Acadian fishing village; Ingonish, a popular resort town; and St. Ann’s, home of the Gaelic College of the Celtic Arts and Crafts and only one of its kind in North America. Tonight, enjoy another delicious dinner at our resort. (B,L,D)

Day 7 – Halifax

Following breakfast, we will check out of our hotel and depart for Halifax, Nova Scotia. This afternoon, we’ll check into the Hampton Inn, Halifax for our two-night stay, and take some time to freshen up before boarding for a scenic dinner cruise around Halifax Harbor; the second largest natural harbor in the world second to Sydney, Australia. (B,D)

Day 8 – Peggy’s Cove & Halifax

Following breakfast, we’ll depart for a full day of touring, beginning with a visit to Peggy’s Cove. This village is quite well known to many artists for its picturesque ocean setting. We visit Peggy’s Cove Light – the only light of its kind that used to double as the Peggy’s Cove post office before returning to Halifax a guided city tour. We visit the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where those who died in the Titanic are buried, Halifax Public Gardens, and the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. This star shaped fortification was completed in 1856 and stands on a hill overlooking downtown. Tonight, enjoy another planned dinner at one of the city’s wonderful restaurants. (B,D)

Day 9 – Evangeline Trail & Grand Pre National Historic Site

This morning we depart for touring along the Evangeline Trail, named after the famous heroine of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem, “Evangeline”. Along the trail, we’ll visit Grand Pre National Historic Site. These 14 acres of landscaped grounds were established in memory for all the Acadians, Nova Scotia’s first French settlers, who were deported to British Settlements throughout the North America. View Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s statue depicting the fictional heroine in his epic poem “Evangeline.” Along the trail we’ll also enjoy free time for lunch in the quaint village of Annapolis Royal. This afternoon, arrive at the Rodd Grand Hotel in Yarmouth and check-in for the evening. Tonight we gather for another dinner. (B,D)

Day 10 – Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park

This morning enjoy breakfast before boarding the CAT high-speed ferry for a 3 ½ hour cruise to Bar Harbor, Maine. Once we disembark, we’ll visit Acadia National Park for a visit to Cadillac Mountain for spectacular views of Frenchman’s Bay and the Porcupine Islands. Later afternoon, we’ll check into the Blue Nose Inn before venturing to the charming village of Bar Harbor for some free time to shop and explore before enjoying a traditional lobster dinner at one of the town’s great restaurants! (B,D)

Day 11 – Coastal Maine

Enjoy breakfast and a leisurely morning before departing for coastal Maine touring. We’ll visit the beautiful seaside village of Camden and travel to the top of Mount Battie for magnificent views of Camden Harbor and beyond! We continue on through Rockport, Rockland and Freeport, home to the world famous LL Bean Store. This afternoon, we arrive in Portland for a tour of Maine’s largest city, described as ‘the beautiful town that is seated by the sea’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Old Port Exchange on the thriving waterfront was the heart of Portland’s busy 19th century commercial ventures and continues to be the center of activity today. We enjoy some free time to explore the Old Port before checking into the Hilton Garden Inn for the evening. We enjoy a finale dinner this evening. (B,D)

Day 12 – Departure Home

This morning, enjoy breakfast before we check out of our hotel and return back to Portland International Jetport for departure home, taking with us many wondering memories and stories of our adventure to the Canadian Maritimes! (B)

For departures from outside of Tucson, please call for special air pricing.


Package Pricing

$5,769 per person

Double occupancy

Deposit: $200

$6,903 per person

Single occupancy

Deposit: $200

Price Includes

Roundtrip air transportation to Portland, Maine
All transfers & motorcoach transportation
Pick-up/livery service
11 nights lodging
22 meals (11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 10 dinners)
1 Live Show
Admissions & tours as described
Services of a tour escort*
Services of a tour director
All gratuities (other than hotel housekeeping) and taxes


Booking Policy

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:

ADULT GROUP CHOICE

360° Adult Group Choice Flyer– Provides an overview of benefits and coverage limits

360° Adult Group Choice Policy – Provides the full coverage term details, including exclusions and limitations

$373 covers trip costs $5,001-$6,000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.

Contact us to purchase. If you have questions about coverage, please review the policy or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888.574.7026 or email 360group@travelexinsurance.com. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. RWF


ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3

The Activity Level for this tour is MODERATE.

Expectations: Expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest on the coach and between attractions. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing stops or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening. There may be some changes in altitude or temperatures.

Appropriate for: Most travelers beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some physical exertion.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have an American Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Passport is MANDATORY ON THIS TOUR AS WE TRAVEL TO CANADA. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline and border security will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security
measures. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On American Airlines our scheduled airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a $30 fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Maid tips are not included.

LIVERY

For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

Typically, the air is much more humid than in Tucson and we can expect some Summer storms. Please be sure to bring a sweater and/or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour.

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