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Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick

Peggy's Cove;  Photo Credit B McWhirter, Destination Halifax
Peggy's Cove;  Photo Credit B McWhirter, Destination Halifax Confederation Bridge Grand Pre; Photo Credit Nova Scotia Tourism Agency Halifax- Cable Wharf, Photo Credit Destination Halifax

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Located in eastern Canada and almost completely surrounded by ocean, Nova Scotia offers a vacation filled with rich cultural heritage, breathtaking scenery, and historic landmarks.


9 Days/8 Nights

Meals Included:

8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners


$1,649.95 Per Person

NOTE: Itinerary subject to change

Day 1:
Travel to Portland, ME
Lunch on own en route
One overnight at Best Western Merry Manor
Dinner included at hotel

Day 2:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out and travel to St. John, NB
Lunch on own
Stop at US/Canadian Border to clear customs (Requires passengers' full name and birth date two weeks prior to departure)
Note: Time change to Atlantic time-one hour ahead
One overnight at St. John Hilton
Dinner on own

Day 3:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Step on guided tour of St. John, New Brunswick
One way ferry crossing from St. John, NB to Digby, NS (Requires full names of passengers prior to sailing)
Lunch on own in St. John
Travel to Wolfville, NS
One overnight at the Orchard Inn
Dinner at the Orchard Inn
Performance of Lloyd Smith "Town Crier"

Day 4:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out and travel to Grand Pre, NS
Visit the Grand Pre National Historic Site
Travel to Peggy's Cove, NS
Visit Peggy's Cove
Lunch on own at the Sou'Wester Restaurant at Peggy's Cove
Travel to Halifax, NS
Two overnights at the Courtyard Marriott
Dinner on own

Day 5:
Breakfast at hotel
Halifax City Tour
Lunch on own
Free time on own in Halifax
Dinner and show at Grafton Street Dinner Theatre

Day 6:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out and travel to Woods Island, PEI
Ferry from Caribou, NS to Woods Island, PEI
Lunch on own in Charlottetown, PEI
Travel to Georgetown Royalty, PEI
One overnight at the Rodd Brudenell Hotel
Travel to Cardigan, PEI
Lobster supper at Cardigan Lobster Supper

Day 7:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out and travel to Park Corner, PEI
Admission to Anne of Green Gables Museum, Carriage Ride, Tea and Potato Planting Demonstration
Travel to St. John, NB
Lunch on own
Confederation Bridge Crossing from Borden, PEI to Cape Tormentine, NB
One overnight at St. John Hilton
Dinner on own

Day 8:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out and travel to Waltham, MA
Stop at US/Canadian Border to clear at Calais, ME (need all passengers' full names/citizenship and birth dates)
Lunch on own
One overnight at Hilton Garden Inn Waltham
Dinner on own

Day 9:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Travel home
Lunch on own en route

Every Starr trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation and overnight accommodations.
St. John, New Brunswick Guided Sightseeing Tour
Enjoy a guided tour of Saint John, New Brunswick, the oldest incorporated city in Canada.

Your tour will include the historic uptown area including the Loyalist Burial ground and the City Market. The oldest continually operating market in Canada is the perfect chance to buy souvenirs and perhaps try a local delicacy such as dulce. Travel along tree lined streets and learn how this vibrant city had to recover from a devastating fire that nearly destroyed the entire city in the late 1800s. Near the entrance to the harbour stands an iron lamp known as "The Three Sisters"; it has guided mariners into the harbour since 1848.

Have several picture opportunities including Fort Howe, overlooking the uptown core. Learn about the Loyalist's that arrived looking for a new home in the new world.

No tour in Saint John would be complete without a visit to Reversing Falls. Learn more about the phenomena of the tides of the Bay of Fundy.

Ferry Crossing from St. John to Digby, NS
Enjoy a scenic one way ferry crossing from St. John, NB to Digby, NS aboard the MV Fundy Rose.
Relax in the main lounge where you can catch the daily featured movie presentation. If you are an outdoor enthusiast then feel free to stroll the decks, feel the wind in your face and search the bay for a sighting of the endangered right whale or other sea life.

The MV Fundy Rose offers the Mid Ship Cafe for a Starbucks and Light Fare, grab a drink at the Crow's Nest, or visit the Acadia Eatery, featuring a full daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu.

The sailing is approximately 2 hours.

Lloyd Smith, "Town Crier"
Lloyd Smith, "Town Crier," will induct each passenger into "The Order of Good Cheer." This is a ceremony that began in 1605 and is sanctioned by the Province of Nova Scotia. Each visitor will be inducted and receive a certificate stating such. Fully Costumed, Lloyd will meet our group at the Old Orchard Inn at dinner time.

Grand-Pre National Historic Site
Grand-Pre National Historic Site is a park set aside to commemorate the Grand-Pre area of Nova Scotia as a centre of Acadian settlement from 1682 to 1755, and the deportation of the Acadians which began in 1755 and continued to 1762.

A commemorative church houses exhibits, paintings, and stained glass windows.

Outside the church is a Statue of Evangeline, the fictional heroine of Longfellow's famous poem.

The park is wheelchair accessible.

Peggy's Cove
Located Southwest of Halifax, this tiny, picturesque village lies nestled in a snug harbor where lobster fishermen live and work. This area is surrounded by bold granite outcroppings where, during a storm, the sea dashes against the shoreline.

One of the many lighthouses dotting the Lighthouse Route, extending southwest from Halifax to Yarmouth may be seen in this artist's haven.

The Sou'Wester Restaurant and Gift shop is also located at the world famous Peggy's Cove Lighthouse.

Halifax City Sightseeing Tour
Join a kilted local guide for an informative and fun-filled ride through the streets of Halifax which will immerse you in the history and culture of the city. Hear of Halifax's war years and of the exploits and heroism of the citizens who lived through the devastating Halifax Explosion. View Historic Properties, Province House, Old Town Clock, St. Paul's Church, City Hall, Grand Parade, Government House, the busy port, residential areas and much more. Your outing will include a visit to the Titanic Gravesites at Fairview Lawn Cemetery to learn of the local connection to the Titanic, a picture stop from Citadel Hill, and a walk through the Victorian Public Gardens. From tales of disaster and triumph to remarkable stories of everyday life, discover the people and places that have made Halifax one of the most unique and captivating cities in North America!

Dinner & Show at Grafton Street Dinner Theatre
Experience Grafton Street Dinner Theatre, a unique dining experience - food, music, and comedy! Located in the heart of Downtown Halifax, across from Halifax Metro Centre and World Trade and Convention Centre.

Music, comedy & food...friendly staff, talented performers...original musical comedies...the best in hospitality...and great food!

Show is TBA

Ferry from Caribou, NS to Woods Island, PEI
Northumberland Ferries offers what is simply the best way for you and your vehicle to travel between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The Confederation and the Holiday Island Ferries proudly ply the waters between Caribou and Wood Islands in just 75 minutes and, in the process, offer you a unique opportunity to park your vehicle, relax and enjoy the beauty of the sea and the sky.

Anne of Green Gables Museum
The Anne of Green Gables Museum at Silver Bush, Park Corner has a treasure around every corner. On this 110-acre property you will find a museum, an antique shop, a craft shop with the finest Anne of Green Gables products available, a tea room with a view of the Lake of Shining Waters, Carriage Rides and some of the most beautiful scenery found on Prince Edward Island.

Enjoy a scenic carriage ride on the grounds of the museum.

See a Potato Planting/Digging demonstration.

Also, enjoy fresh tea and cookies in the tea room!

Confederation Bridge Crossing
The Confederation Bridge joins the provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, Canada and forms part of the Trans Canada Highway - making travel to and from the mainland fast and simple. At 12.9 kilometers, it is the longest bridge over waters that freeze in the world.

Accommodations Day 1: Best Western Merry Manor, S. Portland, ME

The Best Western Merry Manor Inn offers convenient access to many local attractions, shopping and dining options in and around Portland.

The Maine Table located at the hotel is open for breakfast and dinner. There is also a cocktail lounge on site.

The hotel features a year-round outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub with therapeutic waterfall and fully equipped exercise facility along with a restaurant and lounge.

Guestrooms include iron/board, coffee maker, hair dryer, microwave, and refrigerator.

Accommodations Day 2 and 7: Hilton, St. John, NB

The Hilton Saint John is conveniently located downtown and is connected by indoor pedway to Market Square & Brunswick Square Shopping Complexes. Hotel offers 12 floors with elevator access, interior corridors and a full service restaurant and lounge, indoor pool and fitness center. Rooms feature coffee maker, hair dryer, and mini-bar.

Hotel has only two rooms that are wheelchair accessible. Cots available at no charge.

Restaurants within walking distance include Seafood, Mexican, and Indian.

Accommodations Day 3: The Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville, NS

The Old Orchard Inn Resort and Spa welcomes all guests to a gentle world of natural beauty and modern amenities, a travel destination for all seasons.

The Acadian dining room also proudly presents seafood as the menu highlight. The restaurant also offers lighter selections.
The Acadian Lounge is also open for your favorite cocktail before dinner or after a day of exploring the countryside. The Lounge also provides access to a rooftop sundeck for fresh air and photo opportunities.

The hotel offers a Fitness Room, indoor pool, hot tub and sauna.

Guestrooms include coffee maker, hair dryer, and iron/board.

The Main Hotel building is Non-Smoking

Accommodations Day 4 and 5: Courtyard Marriott, Halifax, NS

The hotel features an indoor pool, whirlpool, and fitness center.

Guest rooms feature beautiful harbour views, hair dryer, iron/board, and coffee maker.

The Courtyard Cafe and CUT Steakhouse offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located within walking distance to several restaurants; enjoy nearby theatres, museums, and art galleries. Also within walking distance to the Metro Centre, Pier 21, and Cunard Centre.

The hotel is 100% non-smoking.

Accommodations Day 6: Rodd Brudenell Hotel, Georgetown Royalty, PEI

The Rodd Brudenell River Resort located in the tranquil setting within Brudenell River Provincial Park, the resort offers a wide variety of activities including the picturesque Brudenell River Golf Course.

The resort features an indoor and outdoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and fitness centre, spa boutique and marina.

Dining options include Club 19, a casual pub-style restaurant and bar open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and nightlife!
Stillwaters is open for dinner and offers cozy bistro style dining.
The Pool Deck Bar offers your favorite drink and light snacks.

Guestrooms include coffee maker, hair dryer, and iron/board.

Each room has a view of the Brudenell River or the Golf Course.

Accommodations Day 8: Hilton Garden Inn, Waltham, MA

The hotel features an Indoor Pool and Fitness Center

The Great American Grill serves breakfast and dinner daily
The Pavilion Lounge serving beverages and light dining
Room service is available 5pm - 11pm

Guestrooms include Coffeemaker, Iron/Board, Microwave, Mini-Refrigerator and Hairdryer

The hotel is Non-Smoking

-New Brunswick Customs require passenger's full names and birth dates two weeks prior to departure.

Ferry Crossing from St. John, NB to Digby, NS requires full names of passengers prior to sailing.

Day 8 at US/Canadian Border in Calais, ME will need passengers full names, birthdates, gender & citizenship two weeks in advance.

We strongly recommend that your passport be valid for six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip.

-Ferry Crossing from Caribou, NS to Woods Island, PEI - Wheelchair access from the vehicle decks to the passenger deck is available through an elevator from the car deck. All passenger amenities are on one level.

Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

-For travel to Canada, a Passport Book or Passport Card is always needed when leaving or returning to the U.S. by motorcoach. Children 16 and under can cross the Canadian border using only a U.S. Birth Certificate (original or copy) with both parents named listed. Children under 18 not traveling with both parents must have special notarized approval from both parents.

We strongly recommend that your passport be valid for six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. In addition, we recommend that you make at least two photocopies of your passport; one to be left with someone at home who will assist you in the event your documents are misplaced, lost or stolen and one to be kept in the safe in your room while traveling.

Special Notes: Anyone with a criminal record (including misdemeanors or Driving While Impaired (DWI) may be barred from entering or removed from Canada and must obtain a special waiver well in advance of any planned travel. To determine whether you may be inadmissible and how to overcome this finding, please refer to the Canadian citizenship and immigration website:

Those persons traveling to Canada, who are not U.S. citizens, may have additional requirements for border crossing.

Starr Transit Co. Inc. cannot accept liability for any passenger refused entry into any country due to failure of the passenger to carry correct documentation.

For further information on entry requirements, travelers may contact the Canadian Embassy at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20001, tel. (202) 682-1740; or the Canadian consulate in New York at (212) 596-1600

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