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Nova Scotia, PEI, NB, Royal International Tattoo

Nova Scotia, PEI, NB, Royal International Tattoo

Experience the vibrant culture of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island with Eyre Tours. Enjoy the spectacular Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo and explore charming coastal towns.

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Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick Featuring the Royal International Tattoo

Trip Duration: 9 Days

 

 

Trip Inclusions

  • Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

  • Tour Director: Yes 

  • Overnights accommodations

  • Deluxe motocoach transportation

  • Baggage handling and related gratuities

  • Taxes

 

 

Trip Highlights:

 

St. John, NB Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Saint John, New Brunswick, the oldest incorporated city in Canada. Our tour will take us through the historic uptown area, encompassing landmarks like the Loyalist Burial Ground and the bustling City Market. Here, you'll have the perfect opportunity to purchase souvenirs and sample local delicacies such as dulce. Journey along tree-lined streets and delve into the city's rich history, including its remarkable recovery from a devastating fire that nearly razed the entire city in the late 1800s. Along the harbor's entrance, you'll encounter the iconic iron lamp known as "The Three Sisters," which has guided mariners since 1848. Enjoy several photo opportunities, including the majestic Fort Howe, offering panoramic views of uptown. 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.

 

Near the entrance to the harbour stands an iron lamp known as "The Three Sisters." It has guided mariners into the harbour since 1848. Enjoy several photo opportunities including Fort Howe overlooking the uptown core. Learn about the Loyalists 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.

 

One Way Ferry from St. John, NB to Digby, NS

Enjoy a scenic one-way ferry ride aboard the MV Fundy Rose, traveling from St. John, NB to Digby, NS. Unwind in the main lounge, where you can catch the daily featured movie presentation. For outdoor enthusiasts, take a leisurely stroll on the decks, bask in the refreshing breeze, and keep a lookout for sightings of the endangered right whale or other fascinating sea life. Onboard the MV Fundy Rose, satisfy your cravings at the Mid Ship Cafe, serving Starbucks and light fare, or quench your thirst at the Crow's Nest. For a hearty meal, visit the Acadia Eatery, offering a delectable selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. The sailing is approximately 2 hours.

 

Lloyd Smith, "Town Crier"

Lloyd Smith, known as the esteemed "Town Crier," will personally preside over the induction of each passenger into "The Order of Good Cheer." This cherished ceremony, dating back to 1605, holds official sanction by the Province of Nova Scotia. Every visitor will have the honor of receiving a certificate commemorating their induction. Dressed in authentic period attire, Lloyd Smith will graciously welcome our group at the Old Orchard Inn during dinner time.

 

Grand-Pré National Historic Site

Grand-Pré National Historic Site is a dedicated park celebrating the rich history of the Grand-Pré area in Nova Scotia, which served as a center of Acadian settlement from 1682 to 1755. It also commemorates the deportation of the Acadians that began in 1755 and lasted until 1762. The site features a church that houses a variety of exhibits, paintings, and stained glass windows, all telling the story of the Acadian people. Outside the church, visitors can admire the statue of Evangeline, the fictional heroine from Longfellow's famous poem, symbolizing the enduring legacy and spirit of the Acadian culture.

 

Peggy's Cove

Located southwest of Halifax, the charming village of Peggy's Cove nestles in a snug harbor where lobster fishermen live and work. The area is renowned for its striking granite outcroppings, where stormy seas dramatically crash against the rugged shoreline. Peggy's Cove is an artist's haven, featuring one of the many iconic lighthouses along the Lighthouse Route, which extends from Halifax to Yarmouth. The Sou'Wester Restaurant and Gift Shop is also located at the world famous Peggy's Cove Lighthouse.

 

Military Tattoo Festival

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Festival showcases over 2,000 world-class performers from both military and civilian backgrounds, solidifying its status as one of the world's premier cultural and entertainment events. This extraordinary festival offers a captivating blend of performances, including pipes and drums, military and civilian bands, historical re-enactments, dancers, acrobats, choirs, military displays, competitions, drama, and comedy.

 

Anne of Green Gables Museum

The Anne of Green Gables Museum at Silver Bush, Park Corner holds a treasure around every corner. Set amidst 110 acres, this charming destination boasts a museum, an antique shop, and a craft shop featuring the finest Anne of Green Gables products. Enjoy a scenic carriage ride on the grounds of the museum, and witness the time-honored tradition of Potato Planting/Digging Demonstrations. And don't forget to treat yourself to tea and cookies in the cozy tea room overlooking the Lake of Shining Waters!

 

Confederation Bridge Crossing

Journey across the Confederation Bridge, an engineering marvel that unites the provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, Canada. Serving as a vital link in the Trans Canada Highway, this impressive structure ensures swift and seamless travel to and from the mainland. Stretching an impressive 8 miles, it's the longest bridge over freezing waters in the world.

 

Cardigan Lobster Supper

Indulge in a five-course meal featuring: Homemade seafood chowder served with hot rolls, a fresh, small tossed garden salad with house dressing, a bowl of Island Blue cultivated mussels, a 1 1/4 lb. lobster in the shell, accompanied by a side of potato and vegetable,a delectable homemade dessert annd your choice of tea, coffee, soft drink, sweet iced tea, or lemonade. For those who wish to enjoy an alcoholic beverage before their meal, the 1888 Pub, located in the same building, offers a variety of selections for an additional cost. Lobster alternatives are available: Choose Chicken, Steak (served medium) or Vegetarian.

 

PEI Preserve Company

The Prince Edward Island Preserve Company is renowned for crafting perhaps the world's finest preserves. Nestled in a picturesque rural setting, the charming exterior adorned with flower boxes visually entices visitors, while the melodies of maritime music create a welcoming atmosphere as you step inside. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted by a member of the staff before entering the facility. Inside, the preserve kitchen features a viewing area where you can watch as each jar is meticulously hand-poured. Please note: Production hours may vary.

 

Meal Information:

 

Dinner on day three is at the Old Orchard Inn. Choices are TBD.

 

Dinner on day five is at Baton Rouge Grillhouse & Bar. Choices include:

  • Barbecue Back Ribs: 10 oz of our signature fall-off-the-bone succulent back ribs, basted in our homemade barbecue sauce served with French fries and creamy coleslaw

  • Santa Fe Chicken: Marinated & grilled chicken breast, grilled red peppers & zucchini, crumbled goat cheese, jardinière sauce, alongside rice and steamed vegetables

  • Top Sirloin: Grilled to order served with baked potato with butter and sour cream and steamed vegetables

  • Atlantic Salmon Filet: Seared Salmon Filet, served with sauce vierge alongside wild rice pilaf and steamed vegetables

  • Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Linguini: Mushrooms, diced tomatoes, and onions in a creamy spinach & artichoke cheese sauce

  • Halloumi Gnocchi: Neopolian sauce served over gnocchi, cherry tomatoes, frilled pepper & zuchini, seared halloumi cheese

Served with choice of soup of the day or Caeasar Salad and choice of desert: Chocolate Brownies or Strawberry Shortcake.

 

Dinner on day six is at Cardigan Lobster Suppers. Choices include:

  • Whole Lobster

  • Chicken

  • Steak (medium)

  • Vegetarian

 

Menus are subject to change.

 

 

Travel to Canada:

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 this website:  https://www.canada.ca/en.html or call the Canadian Consulate at 212-596-1600.Those persons traveling to Canada, who are not U.S. citizens, may have additional requirements for border crossing. 

 

Starr Tours cannot accept liability for any passenger refused entry into any country due to failure of the passenger to prepare and 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

 

 

Need to Know:

For the border crossing manifest, Starr Tours will need the full name, date of birth, gender and citizenship for each traveler.

 

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.

 

 

Accessibility:

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.

Day 1:

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

Day 2:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Travel to St. John, New Brunswick
Lunch on own
Stop at US/Canadian Border to clear customs
Note: Time change to Atlantic Time - one hour ahead of EST
One overnight at St. John Delta Hotel
Dinner on own

Day 3

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Step on Guided Tour of St. John, New Brunswick
Lunch on own
One way Ferry crossing from St. John, NB to Digby, NS
Travel to Wolfville, NS
One overnight at the Old Orchard Inn
Dinner at Old Orchard Inn
Performance of Lloyd Smith "Town Crier"

Day 4:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out and travel to Grand Pre, NS
Visit Grand Pre Historic Site
Travel to Halifax, NS
Lunch on own
Matinee performance of Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Festival
Two overnights at Courtyard Marriott
Dinner on own

Day 5:

Breakfast included at hotel
Travel to Peggy's Cove, NS
Visit Peggy's Cove
Lunch on own at the Sou'Wester Restaurant
Return to hotel
Free time on own
Dinner included at Baton Rouge Grillhouse & Bar

Day 6:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Travel to Cardigan, PEI
Lunch on own en route
Travel over the Confederation Bridge
Visit Prince Edward Island Preserve Company
One overnight at Rodd Brudenell River Hotel
Travel to Cardigan, PEI
Lobster supper at Cardigan Lobster Supper
Return to hotel

Day 7:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
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 Delta Hotel
Dinner on own

Day 8:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out and travel to Woburn, MA
Stop at US/Canadian Border to clear customs at Calais, Maine
Note: Time change to Eastern Time - one hour back from Atlantic time
Lunch on own
One overnight at Best Western Plus New Englander, Woburn, MA
Dinner on own

Day 9:

Breakfast inlcuded at hotel
Check out
Travel home
Lunch on own en route

Subject to Change

Itinerary is subject to change

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

The hotel features a restaurant, lounge, year-round outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and fully equipped fitness room. Guest rooms include iron/board, coffee maker, hair dryer, microwave, and mini-fridge.

 

Accommodations Day 2 and 7: Delta Hotel, St John, NB

The hotel features an indoor pool and fitness room, as well as a lounge and restaurant overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Guest rooms include coffee maker, mini-fridge, iron/board and hair dryer.

 

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 hotel features a restaurant, lounge, fitness room, indoor pool, hot tub and sauna. Guestrooms include coffee maker, mini-fridge, hair dryer, and iron/board.

 

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

The hotel features an indoor pool, whirlpool, and fitness room. Guest rooms feature beautiful harbour views, hair dryer, iron/board, and coffee maker.

 

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

The Rodd Brudenell River Resort is located in the tranquil setting within Brudenell River Provincial Park. The resort features an indoor and outdoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness room, spa boutique, and marina. Guest rooms include coffee maker, mini-fridge, microwave, hair dryer, and iron/board.

 

Accommodations Day 8: Best Western Plus New Englander, Woburn, MA

The hotel features an indoor pool and fitness room. Guest rooms include coffee maker, mini-fridge, iron/board and hair dryer.

 

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available for this tour. Pick up points vary by departure date so to see which date(s) your preferred location(s) is available, click “view” below.

Note: Not all pick-up points are available for all tours or all departure dates. Also, with less than 3 people booked from a pick-up point, that pick-up point may be changed or eliminated. If so, we will alert you approximately 30 days prior to departure.

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City, State Address
Bensalem, PA (MAIN) Best Western Plus Phila Bensalem (MAIN)
3499 Street Rd Bensalem, PA
Cherry Hill, NJ (SHUTTLE) Cherry Hill Train Station Parking Lot (SHUTTLE)
Next to ShopRite at 2240 W Marlton Pike
Chester, PA (SHUTTLE) Harrah's Philadelphia Casino, Chester PA (SHUTTLE)
777 Harrah's Blvd
Hamilton, NJ (MAIN/HUB) Hamilton Station Park & Ride Garage (MAIN/HUB)
800 Sloan Avenue
Iselin, NJ (MAIN/HUB) APA Hotel Woodbridge (MAIN/HUB)
120 S Wood Avenue Iselin, NJ
Phila (NE), PA (MAIN) Phila (Northeast) KleinLife (MAIN)
10100 Jamison Ave (at Red Lion Rd) Philadelphia PA
Phila(South), PA (SHUTTLE Oregon Diner 302 W Oregon Ave (at 3rd St) (SHUTTLE
Philadelphia, PA
Toms River, NJ (SHUTTLE) Toms River Park & Ride (SHUTTLE)
400 Highland Parkway S. Toms River, NJ
Wall Twnship NJ (SHUTTLE) Judy Blume Service Area (SHUTTLE)
100 Garden State Parkway Wall, NJ

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