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Scenic Cape Breton Island

Reference WW38112
8 nights from
£1499 pp
Overview

Ref: 16059

For simple beauty, Cape Breton Island outrivals even the Canadian Rockies, the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland! Steeped in Scottish traditions and Gaelic folklore the Island comes alive on this charming Escorted Tour.

Departures available June - October 2018. Call us now for details!

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Return flights from Glasgow
Hotel accommodation for 6 nights: Halifax (4), Baddeck (2),
8 Meals
Tour Direct or Drive/Guide Day 2 – 4.

Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean.

Depart Halifax on your included transfer to New Glasgow where you will meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travellers. Proceed to Cape Breton Island, the Scotland of North America, via the Canso Causeway. Visit Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island before checking into your accommodations on the Bras d’Or Lake where you will spend the next two nights. (Continental Breakfast, Dinner)

Experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America today as you tour the Cabot Trail which winds around the rocky splendour of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand. Your day is complemented by a Whale Watching Boat Tour. (Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner)

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits today and words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France. Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides. Proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland, and back to Halifax. (Breakfast)

The entire day is yours to experience Halifax at your leisure. Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotia’s capital city has much to offer.

Another full day to explore!  Be sure not to miss a visit to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

Today check out of your hotel and may your way independently to Halifax Airport for your return flight back to the UK

Language

English is the official language of Canada and is spoken throughout the country.

Local Time

The United Kingdom is 5 hours ahead of Toronto, Ontario.

Currency

The Canadian dollar is the local official currency. All major credit cards are accepted too.

Where to Fly From

The flight time from Glasgow to Toronto is 7.5 hours. Flights can be arranged from all major UK airports.