Charlottetown, PE (PRWEB) February 25, 2021
Conveniently located just northeast of the U.S. border, Atlantic Canada is a crowd-free, seaside escape offering an abundance of culinary delicacies and outdoor adventures.
Packaged travel offerings include small group trips, self-driving itineraries, and other options, featuring exclusive access and hassle-free visits to the region when the borders open again. In 2021, American travelers can explore the stunning landscapes, exciting cultural centers, and vibrant waterways of the region’s four provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.
Travelers planning a road trip can book the six-day, self-driving itinerary New Brunswick Explorer with Maxxim Vacations. The package includes: six nights of accommodations at bed & breakfasts and country inns; a mid-size car rental with unlimited mileage; a whale watching boat tour; a Shediac Bay Lobster Tale Cruise; a visit to Kingsbrae Gardens in the seaside town of St. Andrews as well as a half day tour of the town; admission to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery; and a day at the iconic rock formations at Hopewell Rocks along the Bay of Fundy, home to the highest tides in the world. Prices begin at $1,569 CA per person and departure dates can be found by requesting information at http://www.maxximvacations.com.
Newfoundland & Labrador
Road Scholar offers an immersive, 14-day exploration of Newfoundland & Labrador’s most impressive landscapes and marine life during The Best of Spectacular Newfoundland Coast to Coast. Adventurers will view the world’s largest concentration of humpback whales and North America’s largest colony of Atlantic Puffins, meet a local expert to learn about the Viking settlement at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of L'Anse-aux-Meadows National Historic Site, and cruise the glacially carved fjord of Western Brook Pond. Accommodations for 13 nights, 37 meals, 25 expert-led field trips, and more, are included. Departures are available on select dates between August and September 2021 starting at $3,979 USD, and June through September 2022 starting at $4,399 USD. Additional information and departure dates can be found at http://www.roadscholar.org.
Anderson Vacations offers a six-day Taste of Nova Scotia itinerary that begins and ends in the capital city of Halifax. During a two-hour dinner cruise through Halifax Harbour, guests will crack open lobster while cruising past notable landmarks like Georges Island and Point Pleasant Park. As travelers make their way up and down the coast, they will stop for wine tasting tours in the Annapolis Valley, observe cider-making at craft cideries, and taste beer at a historic brewery. Picturesque destinations like Peggy’s Cove and the town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are known for their stunning photo opportunities as well as an abundance of fresh seafood arriving on the docks daily. Departures are available June through September starting at $860 USD per person and more information can be found by requesting a brochure at http://www.andersonvacation.com.
Prince Edward Island
The three-day, Best of Prince Edward Island itinerary with Atlantic Tours & Travel beckons travelers to the land of Anne of Green Gables, with its red cliffs and green farmlands. Two nights in the capital, Charlottetown, as well as a lobster dinner and a tour director or driver guide are included. A visit to the Green Gables Heritage Place offers an insider look into the inspiration behind Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic books. Prince Edward Island National Park is home to stunning views of white beaches and sand dunes, and a walking tour of Charlottetown is an ideal way to meet the locals. Group departures are available June through October 2021 starting at $1,034 CAD per person for a triple room. http://www.atlantictours.com
Explore the Region
A nine-day tour through the three provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island is available through Wonders of the Maritimes & Scenic Cape Breton with Globus. The small group trip begins and ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Highlights include a visit to New Brunswick’s famous formations at Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy, a folk music party in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and a scenic drive through the iconic Cabot Trail of the Cape Breton Highlights National Park. Departure is available on select dates in 2021 and 2022 between June and September starting at $2,150 USD. http://www.globusjourneys.com
The great outdoors of all four Atlantic Canada provinces can be explored with Vision Atlantic Vacations’ The Magnificent Seven National Parks. The 19-day, self-driving itinerary includes a car rental, itinerary, 19 nights of accommodations, and more. Highlights include seaside hikes through Fundy National Park in New Brunswick; a walk along the sand dunes of Prince Edward Island National Park; a spectacular drive through Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail in Cape Breton National Park; a visit to the magnificent Tablelands of Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Newfoundland & Labrador, and more. Prices start at $3,547 CA per person, based on two people. Departure dates can be found by requesting more information at http://www.visionatlanticvacations.com.
About Atlantic Canada Agreement on Tourism (ACAT):
This project has been made possible through funding provided by the Atlantic Canada Agreement on Tourism (ACAT). ACAT is a nine-member pan-Atlantic initiative comprising the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the four Atlantic Canada Tourism Industry Associations, and the four Provincial Departments responsible for tourism.
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Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
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