Charming Inns of Nova Scotia and PEI

Charming Inns of Nova Scotia and PEI

16

days

starting from US $3,590per person

Star Rating 5

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Learn which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.

East Coast Canada Road Trip

The pleasures of this two-week self-drive lie in meandering at your own pace through stunning landscapes, historic towns, and quaint fishing villages – enjoying the unique charm and a culture that is distinctly Celtic and Canadian at the same time. Choose from a selection of guided cultural, wildlife, and sightseeing experiences.

Trip at a glance

16 Days / 15 Nights

Arrive Halifax 2 nights Halifax 1 night Lunenburg 2 nights Annapolis Royal 3 nights Bay of Fundy 3 nights Prince Edward Island 3 nights Cape Breton 1 night Halifax Depart Halifax

Charming Inns of Nova Scotia and PEI – Map

Availability

MayJunJulAugSep

Places Visited

HalifaxLunnenbergAnnapolis RoyalBay of FundyPrince Edward IslandCape BretonBaddeck

Accommodation Style

InnBed and Breakfast

Activity Level

Easy

What you'll love about this trip

Staying at beautiful historic inns, hotels, and B&Bs

Visiting historic Halifax and Charlottetown

Exploring the South Shore and Annapolis Valley

Stunning Bay of Fundy and breathtaking Cape Breton

Visiting pastoral Prince Edward Island

Dramatic lighthouses

The best selection of local experiences

Common Questions

Where am I staying on this trip?

You'll be staying at various local three to five star hotels or lodges along your route, some of which are very iconic properties with great locations, views and history. All our accommodations are carefully selected by our Canadian Insiders. We'll make sure that wherever you stay, you get the best value and comfort based on the seasonal availability.

What is included in the price?

Typically we include and pre-book all your main trip components so you don't have to worry about your connections, places to stay, or activities on your trip. You'll receive your detailed digital travel documents, and our Canadian Insiders remain at your disposal throughout your trip to answer any questions.

Can I customize this trip?

Your trip can be as rich as you'd like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can request your personalized trip plan to decide what you'd like to see and do.

If your trip is a special occasion, we'll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you're traveling with a group, we'll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.

What are the best ways to travel around Canada?

Canada has a network of spectacular roadways, train routes, ferry crossings, and float planes. We can arrange for you to travel by car or to sit back and relax.

Is it safe to drive in Canada?

New visitors will drive with ease because of the wide and well maintained roadways. We'll ensure your trip includes the most spectacular and safest routes throughout your trip.

When is the best time to see wildlife?

That depends on the destination and type. As a rule, the main feeding and migration seasons are best for wildlife experiences. Tell us which animals interest you and we'll make your trip coincide with the best viewing season.

Is this an escorted tour?

With the exception of our guided wildlife trips, our vacations are not typically 'escorted.' We combine the best of both worlds – the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities, plus the freedom of 'independent' travel. You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary. This allows us to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, and timeframe.

Will it be cold when I visit Canada in summer?

The temperature varies from mild to hot, depending on location. Northern Canada will range between 50°F to 64°F (10°C – 18°C) in summer. The interior of BC, prairies, Ontario and Quebec can reach temperatures around 95°F (35°C). Canada's west coast, mountain regions, and Maritimes enjoy milder summer temperatures. They range on average from 59°F to 77°F (15°C – 25°C).

How much does my trip cost?

All our trips can be customized to fit your schedule and budget. The price depends on travel season, train service, hotel level, and the sightseeing tours you choose. Request your personalized trip plan which will provide you with a detailed cost estimate.

This trip in pictures

Visitors take a gentle coastal bike ride in the Maritimes
People gather at Peggy's Cove lighthouse to enjoy the coastal views
A couple purchase shellfish from a local fisherman in Nova Scotia
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Lunenburg walking tour
 Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia
Passengers on a zodiac witness a whales tail emerging from the water in the Bay of Fundy
Hopewell Rocks at the Hopewell Cape
A woman enjoys local oysters in a lively restaurant in Nova Scotia
Kayaking on Cape Breton Island
A motorcyclist rides along the winding coastal roads of Cape Breton
Celtic entertainment on Cape Breton

Accommodations

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodations. Please call us for the full list and to personalize your experience.

The Prince George Hotel Halifax - Exterior of hotel
The Prince George Hotel Halifax - Crown Service Room
The Prince George Hotel Halifax - Indoor Pool
The Prince George Hotel Halifax - Hotel Lobby

The Prince George Hotel Halifax

An example of our Deluxe accommodations

The Prince George Hotel, attached to the World Trade & Convention centre, is located in downtown Halifax and right next door to the Halifax Metro Centre. The main focus of the hotel is their personalized service. Other features of the hotel are award winning fine dining, a pool & fitness centre, and relaxing garden patios.

The Great George Hotel - Heritage architecture of the exterior
The Great George Hotel - Comfortable lobby space
The Great George Hotel - Suite room at The Great George
The Great George Hotel - Guest room bathtub

The Great George Hotel

An example of our Boutique accommodations

The Great George is an upscale, award-winning hotel in Prince Edward's Island capital, Charlottetown. With 54 richly decorated suites among 17 carefully restored heritage building, this is one Canada's premiere experiential hotels.

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
Schedule a call or call us directly toll-free:
1 877 395 5771

Sample Itinerary

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized experience for you that matches your schedule, travel style and budget.

Day 1 – Your Adventure Begins in Halifax
Welcome to Halifax, the friendly Atlantic Ocean port city and capital of Nova Scotia. After your pre-arranged transfer drops you at your hotel, head out and explore what makes this city so great.

Feature Dinner in Halifax
Let Fresh Tracks Canada make your arrival as seamless as possible with a pre-arranged dinner included at one of our favourite restaurants in Halifax. Start your trip with fond memories over an authentic Canadian East coast meal.

Overnight in Halifax.

Day 2 – Explore Halifax and the South Shore
Take time today to explore this vibrant and historically rich city, where the survivors of the Titanic landed. Stroll along the cobbled streets exploring the museums and shops, but most of all be sure to experience the delicious fresh lobster, the local delicacy.

You have 
3 options to choose from in the Halifax area today:

• Option 1: Private Historical Halifax City Tour
Discover historic Halifax on a privately guided tour. In a vehicle, visit the city's highlights including the Citadel, Public Gardens, Titanic Burial Site, Maritime Museum and Pier 21 immigration museum. Learn about the war of 1812 and the Halifax Explosion, as well as Nova Scotia's unique culture.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: Peggy’s Cove Sunrise Photo Tour
Photograph one of Canada's icons with the beautiful dawn rising over the North Atlantic - Peggy's Cove! At this time of day, you have the site all to yourself to explore with your guide - a local, professional photographer.
Activity rating: Easy–Moderate

• Option 3: Halifax Food Tasting Tour
Engage the senses with a food tour of Halifax! Visit historic landmarks, stroll along the waterfront, and taste the best local food in Halifax. Tour locations and food tastings will vary depending on day of the week you are exploring Halifax's culinary scene.
Activity rating: Moderate

Insider tip: If you are not a morning person and would like to explore Peggy’s Cove at sunset instead, make sure to talk to your Vacation Advisor about alternative tour times when you call!

Overnight in Halifax.

Day 3 – Halifax to Lunenburg
Enjoy a leisurely drive this morning on the Lighthouse Route on the South Shore. Continue past Peggy’s Cove to Mahone Bay, a relaxing seaside town known for its quiet beauty and churches. Further along the route you will arrive in Lunenburg, a unique town in terms of architecture and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Choose from 
2 options in Lunenburg today:

Option 1: Lunenburg Bay Sailing Nature Tour
Board the 48 foot wooden kech - the Eastern Star and set sail on this wind powered Classic Sailboat. Lunenburg's painted buildings provide the perfect backdrop - with lighthouses to photograph and porpoises and seals along the shores. Sail by the birthplace of Canada's legendary racing schooners, Bluenose and Bluenose II, and tall ships, the Bounty and the Rose. We cannot think of a finer way to explore the area.
Activity rating: Easy – Moderate

Option 2: Lunenburg Walking Tour
With spectacular sites around every corner in Old Town Lunenburg, your local guide will make the sites come alive with cultural tidbits like superstitions, folklore, and local facts, then weave it all together with lots of unique personal stories and recommendations.
Activity rating: Easy – Moderate

Overnight in Lunenburg.

Day 4 – Lunenburg to Annapolis Royal
As you drive east to Annapolis Royal which boasts an incredible view of the Bay of Fundy, stop and explore spectacular Kejimkujik National Park. Wander through groves of 300-year-old hemlock trees, follow a trail to an abandoned gold mine, visit an overgrown farm or explore by canoe or kayak.

Suggested Add-on: Canoe or Kayak Rental in Kejimkujik Park (Extra Cost)
While visiting Kejimkujik park, a self-guided canoe or kayak rental can be included. Enjoy the serene calm of the lake waters as you paddle through the park.
Activity rating: Easy – Moderate

Insider tip: Join an unforgettable candlelight graveyard tour at Fort Anne in Annapolis Royal. Explore the oldest English graveyard in Canada with internationally acclaimed heritage interpreter who is 8th generation Acadian!

Overnight in Annapolis Royal.

Day 5 – Explore Annapolis Royal
Enjoy the many sights of the historic Annapolis Royal area at your leisure – visit the Fort Anne National Historic Site, Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Garrison Cemetery and the Military Museum, to name but a few.

• Included: Brier Island Whale Watching Tour
Join a local and knowledgeable marine guide on a 3 hour boat tour around Brier Island in the Bay of Fundy. Teeming with rich food for marine mammals, makes it a privileged destination for an unparalleled experience with nature. When whales come into the Bay of Fundy, they are hungry and your experienced guide knows exactly where to take you to have the best opportunity to see these gentle giants feed and play.
Activity rating: Easy

Insider tip: Visit the Grand Pré Winery. Nova Scotia produces some of the best wines in Canada. Surprised? Convince yourself with a visit to the Grand Pré Winery - enjoy top quality local wines within a beautiful setting. in the summer season (11am, 3pm, and 5pm) and can be paid locally with no reservations required.

Overnight in Annapolis Royal.

Day 6 – Annapolis Royal to St. Martins by Ferry
From Annapolis Royal, drive to nearby Digby and enjoy a 2-hour ferry ride across the Bay of Fundy. Keep your eyes open for whales! Upon arrival, drive to the charming village of St. Martins – gateway to the spectacular Fundy Trail. Take a stroll to see St. Martins’ mysterious sea caves or incredibly photogenic harbour.

Overnight in St. Martins.

Day 7 – Bay of Fundy Exploration – St. Martins to Hopewell Cape via the Fundy Trail
A spectacular day awaits as you drive along the Fundy Trail to the Bay of Fundy’s Hopewell Cape area. Admire untouched coastal wilderness, characterized by red craggy cliffs and the highest rising tides in the world. Consider adding a boat or kayak tour from St. Martins before you go, for an up-close experience on this natural wonder.

Here are 
2 add-on suggestions for activities to discover the Bay of Fundy:

Suggested Add-On: Fundy Coastline Scenic Boat Tour by Zodiac (Extra Cost)
Explore the UNESCO designated Bay of Fundy and get up close to the beautiful coastline on a 2 hour scenic boat tour by zodiac. Enjoy views of the towering cliffs, enchanted caves and mossy caves and if your lucky, visits from some curious seals and porpoises.
Activity rating: Easy (Not suitable for those with neck or back issues)

Suggested Add-On: St. Martins Sea Caves Tour by Kayak (Extra Cost)
Marvel at the dramatic tides of the Bay of Fundy as you venture along the red rock cliff shoreline on a guided 2 hour kayak tour. The St. Martins sea caves are the biggest attraction in the area, best to be explored by boat.
Activity rating: Moderate

Insider tip: Timing of boat tours on the Bay of Fundy can vary according to tides and run in the late afternoon. Ask your Vacation Advisor for the schedule, and about adding another night in St. Martins.

Overnight in Hopewell Cape.

Day 8 – Explore Hopewell Rocks and the Bay of Fundy
Visit the Hopewell Rocks – also known as “Flowerpots” - which slowly disappear and reappear with the dramatic rise and fall of the Bay of Fundy tides. See the world’s highest tide and later, enjoy the juxtaposition of walking on the seafloor.

• Included:
Hopewell Rocks Park Admission
Hopewell Rocks offers a unique natural experience of both high and low tides. In addition to the opportunity to walk on the ocean’s floor, they have two sandy beach areas at either end of the park and a number of well-marked walking trails.

Overnight in Hopewell Cape.

Day 9 – Hopewell Cape to Charlottetown, via the Red Sands Shore
Drive the Confederation Bridge this morning and arrive on Prince Edward Island. Explore the red sand beaches and red jutting cliffs of the South Shore, and make sure to detour along the many pastoral rural roads. We recommend stopping for lunch in postcard-worthy Victoria-by-the-Sea, before arriving in Charlottetown.

Insider tip: If you prefer to stay in the idyllic countryside of Prince Edward Island, speak to your Vacation Advisor about changing your accommodations to a stay at St. Peter’s Bay, a 45-minute drive from Charlottetown.

Overnight in Charlottetown.

Day 10 – Discover Charlottetown
Take the opportunity today to immerse yourself in the charm and history this beautiful town and its people.

Today, you have 4 options to choose from, to enjoy Charlottetown and PEI to its fullest:

• Option 1: Charlottetown Food and History Tour
Spend a few hours today with a local guide tasting your way through the historic streets of downtown Charlottetown. As you sample the local cuisine your guide will provide insightful stories into the history of the town and its role in the formation of Canada.
Activity rating: Moderate

Option 2: Lobster Boil Cruise
Smell the salty air, feel the gentle breeze against your face, and enjoy the thrill of taking a lobster right out of a trap! Savour the experience of a traditional Prince Edward Island lobster supper while aboard the 45-foot fishing boat on this excursion.
Activity rating: Easy

Option 3: PEI North Shores Bike Tour
Join a knowledgeable guide and cycle along Prince Edward Island National Park’s beautiful North Shore on the new multi-use trail between North Rustico and Cavendish.
Activity rating: Moderate

Option 4: Charlottetown City Highlights Tour
Explore Charlottetown by double-decker bus through a fun and informative tour. The local guides will delve into Charlottetown's history as you pass the city's most iconic sites.
Activity rating: Moderate

Overnight in Charlottetown.

Day 11 – Day at Leisure in Charlottetown and PEI
Today is yours at leisure to explore Prince Edward Island’s small towns and picturesque landscapes. You might also enjoy exploring the dunes of Greenwich in Prince Edward National Park, savouring “Rick’s Famous Fish ‘n Chips”, or renting bicycles for a charming ride along the Confederation Trail.

Suggested Add-On: Guided Island Sightseeing Tour (Extra Cost)
Sit back and relax today and let an insider take you on guided group tour around Prince Edward Island. Depending on the tour you choose you will have opportunities to make stops at quaint fishing villages, lighthouses, Cavendish Beach, Anne of Green Gables, wineries and more! Ask your Sales Advisor for more details.
Activity rating: Easy

Overnight in Charlottetown.

Day 12 – Charlottetown to Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
Drive the scenic road to the Wood Islands ferry, then cross to Pictou – the birthplace of New Scotland. Continue over to Cape Breton via the Canso Causeway. Your journey completes at the town of Baddeck, set on the shores of the gorgeous Bras d’Or Lakes. Located in the heart of Cape Breton, Baddeck is considered the beginning and end of the Cabot Trail.

Overnight in Baddeck.

Day 13 – Explore Southern Shore of Cape Breton
Welcome to the southern shore of Cape Breton, places to explore today include the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, the largest historical reconstruction in North America, or explore the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. For boat enthusiasts, explore the beauty and nature on a guided kayak or boat tour.

You have 
2 options to choose from today, to explore Cape Breton:

Option 1: St. Ann's Bay Sea Kayak Tour
Your half day tour will have you exploring the rich costal waters of St. Ann's Bay with eagles and other birdlife soaring overhead. Mid-day you will stretch your legs and enjoy a healthy and delicious snack on a small beach with a picturesque waterfall. Tour is suitable for beginners.
Activity rating: Moderate

Option 2: Puffin and Seabird Viewing Boat Tour
Get up close to the Atlantic Puffin on this one of a kind boat tour. Learn about their interesting behaviours as they take turns coddling their single egg and hunting for fish. Puffins aren't the only creatures you'll see at this wildlife hot spot!
Activity rating: Easy

Insider Tip: Join a local Baddeck Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-lee), for a fun night of song, dance, and discovery. The Ceilidh is a traditional Celtic gathering of musicians, in which anyone can join in. You’ll hear upcoming and experienced Celtic musicians play their art, you can join in songs, enjoy stories, and even learn dance steps if you wish. No pre-booking, tickets available at the door (cash only).

Overnight in Baddeck.

Day 14 – Cape Breton Highlands Discovery
Today explore the famous Cabot Trail – one of the most spectacular drives in all of Canada. The trail winds around the rocky splendours of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Suggested Add-On: Guided Cabot Trail Sightseeing Tour (Extra Cost)
With so much to see and do on the Cabot Trail let a knowledge guide take you to visit the scenic hidden gems, provide insider knowledge about the area and local culinary experiences. This way you come back with many great memories, new friends, and fantastic photos!
 

Insider tip:
For the more adventurous – Cape Breton Highlands National Park has 26 hiking trails ranging from 20-minute short walks to challenging hikes through stunning mountain and coastal landscapes.  

Overnight in Baddeck.

Day 15 – Baddeck to Halifax
A three to four-hour drive brings you back to Halifax today. Take your time to explore the charming towns along your drive before spending your final night in Halifax.

Overnight in Halifax.

Day 16 – Depart Halifax
Your Atlantic Canada vacation comes to an end today as you make your way to the airport to return your rental car. With fond memories made, leave the fresh air of Canada behind as you fly home.

What Clients Say

Our Canadian experience was awesome

Our Canadian experience was awesome

Star Rating 5

Our Canadian experience was awesome. Among our favorites were Kejimkujik canoeing, whale watching, Hopewell Rocks and Puffin Boat Tours. Our favorite bed and breakfast was Innisfree. The Great George hotel was the best ever.

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
Schedule a call or call us directly toll-free:
1 877 395 5771

What's Included In Our Prices

These are the places and experiences to look forward to on this trip.

Feature Dinner in Halifax - Feature Dinner in Halifax
Feature Dinner in Halifax
Visit famous Peggy's Cove - Visit famous Peggy's Cove
Visit famous Peggy's Cove
Admission to Hopewell Rocks - Admission to Hopewell Rocks
Admission to Hopewell Rocks
Time to explore the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton - Time to explore the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton
Time to explore the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton
Accommodations:
• 15 nights' in superior level historic inns and B&Bs

Halifax Activity Options:
Choose 1 of 3:
1. Privately Guided Historical Halifax Tour
2. Peggy’s Cove Sunrise Photo Tour
3. Halifax Food Tasting Tour

Lunenburg Activity Options:
Choose 1 of 2:
1. Lunenburg Bay Sailing Nature Tour
2. Walking Tour of Lunenburg

Kejimkujik National Park Suggested Add-On Activity Options:
Choose 1 of 2:
1. Kayak Rental (Extra Cost)
2. Canoe Rental (Extra Cost)

Annapolis Valley Included Activity:
• Brier Island Whale Watching Tour

Bay of Fundy Suggested Add-On Activity Options:
Choose 1 of 2:
1. St. Martins Boat Tour by Zodiac (Extra Cost)
2. St. Martins Sea Caves Tour by Kayak (Extra Cost)

Hopewell Rocks Park Activity Inclusion:
• Hopewell Rocks Park Admission

Prince Edward Island Activity Options:
Day 1 – Choose 1 of 4:
1. PEI North Shores Bike Tour
2. Charlottetown City Highlights Tour
3. Lobster Boil Cruise
4. Charlottetown Food and History Tour

Day 2 – Suggested Add-On Activity Option:
• Guided Sightseeing Tour of Prince Edward Island (Extra Cost)

Cape Breton Activity Options:
Day 1 – Choose 1 of 2:
1. St. Ann's Sea Kayak Tour
2. Puffin and Seabird Viewing Boat Tour

Day 2 – Suggested Add-On Activity Options:
• Guided Cabot Trail Sightseeing Tour (Extra Cost)

Meal Inclusions:
• Feature Dinner in Halifax

Transfer Inclusions:
• Personalized and private transfer from your arrival airport
• Ferry from Digby, NS, to St. John, NB
• Ferry from Woods Island, PEI to Pictou, NS

Car Rental Inclusions:
• 2-week intermediate size car rental 
• Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) on car rental
• Airport surcharges
• Unlimited Kilometers
• Third Party Liability Insurance Coverage (up to $1million)
• Fee for 1 additional driver
• Vehicle licensing fee

Other Inclusions:
• National Parks Pass 
• Gratuities for private transfers and tours (unless otherwise noted)
• Digital Travel Documents
• Friendly and dedicated Fresh Tracks Canada customer service – from the time you book, you are assigned your own personal Vacation Coordinator whom you can reach out to with any questions or requests.

Important Schedule and Trip Notes:
• Activities/tours are subject to availability and may not be available early or late in the season or run only on certain days of the week. Please confirm with your Vacation Advisor for more details.

Not Included
• Car rental exclusions: LDW deductible of up to $500 depending on car type, Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), Personal Effects Coverage (PEC), fee for drivers under the age of 25, fuel and refueling fees. 
• Parking 
• Airfare
• Meals and attractions unless otherwise specified 
• Trip Cancellation and Travel Medical Insurance (highly recommended, ask us for a quote) 
• Canadian federal sales taxes

Ideas to customize this trip

Think of this trip as just a starting point. These are some of the experiences you can add-on to personalize your trip.

Discover the wilderness of Western Newfoundland
Discover the wilderness of Western Newfoundland
Add on a self-drive to Quebec City
Add on a self-drive to Quebec City
Add on a stay at Ingonish Beach in Cape Breton
Add on a stay at Ingonish Beach in Cape Breton
Whale watching from Cape Breton
Whale watching from Cape Breton
• Cross by ferry to Newfoundland and combine this trip with our ‘Wild Newfoundland’ driving tour
• Take the train from Halifax to Quebec, to experience our charming French Canadian province
• Add on additional nights in Prince Edward Island and relax at the Inn at St. Peter’s Bay
• Add on a whale watching cruise, game of golf or sailing tour on Cape Breton Island
• Extend your stay in Cape Breton with extra nights at the Keltic Lodge at Ingonish Beach

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
Schedule a call or call us directly toll-free:
1 877 395 5771

Trip Start Dates

2020 Start Dates
Daily from end of May to late September

Pricing For This Trip

Our prices vary by departure date, hotel class, train service and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our Canadian Insiders to get your personalized quote, or hit the button below.

Nova Scotia and PEI Self Drive Vacation
from US $3,590 to US $4,309 per person

On our Self Drive Adventures, you'll enjoy hand picked accommodations, unique Canadian experiences with our favorite guides, car rental, a custom documentation package and our ongoing customer service as you travel. These prices and itineraries are just a guide - our team of friendly Canadian experts are standing by to personalize your ideal vacation.

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
Schedule a call or call us directly toll-free:
1 877 395 5771

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Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
Schedule a call or call us directly toll-free:
1 877 395 5771

Customer Reviews & Testimonials

Our Canadian experience was awesome

Star Rating 5
July 17, 2018

Our Canadian experience was awesome. Among our favorites were Kejimkujik canoeing, whale watching, Hopewell Rocks and Puffin Boat Tours. Our favorite bed and breakfast was Innisfree. The Great George hotel was the best ever.

Our itinerary was wonderful

Star Rating 5
June 26, 2018

Outstanding experiences and outstanding accommodations. Our itinerary was wonderful and it gave us a chance to see every aspect of the Maritime provinces. We enjoyed a variety of foods by visiting local restaurants and trying local... read more favorites.

We had a wonderful trip in a lovely part of Canada

Star Rating 5
September 28, 2017

We had a wonderful trip in a lovely part of Canada. The itinerary was relaxing and allowed us to experience many areas, yet still left flexibility to personal exploration.

The pace of the trip was excellent

Star Rating 5
August 17, 2017

The pace of the trip was excellent. We enjoyed the different attractions and planned trips, as well as the "surprises" such as the included meals. The highlight was our trip extension to Quirpon Island in Newfoundland, even though... read more the weather was a bit tricky. The staff at Fresh Tracks were very helpful and quick to respond to inquiries - even though we booked everything from Australia.

All arrangements worked out seamlessly and hassle free

Star Rating 5
July 24, 2017

Great trip! Enjoyed our trip to the various locations. Lunenberg was simply amazing. The Geal, sailing and whale watching tours were very interesting. All arrangements worked out seamlessly and hassle free. The limo ride from the... read more train station to our hotel was a very nice touch and big surprise. Breakfast at the Queen Ann Inn was fantastic. Accommodation selection in Halifax and Baddeck was fabulous.

The trip was fabulous!

Star Rating 5
September 14, 2016

The trip was fabulous! We wish we would have had more time! Our experience with Fresh Tracks Canada was excellent - they did a great job.

The scenery was unbelievable

Star Rating 5
August 26, 2016

Our East Coast Vacation was amazing! The scenery was unbelievable, and the people were all so friendly and helpful. I wish we would have extended our stay so we could have seen both the Hopewell rocks and more of PEI. (We customized... read more to see the Hopewell Rocks which was great, but missed on seeing any of PEI other than Charlottetown). Fresh Tracks was very friendly and prompt when I had any questions. We are very satisfied.

We will definitely use your service again in the future

Star Rating 5
May 16, 2016

Thank you for all of your hard work and enthusiasm in the preparation of our wonderful adventure. I just wanted to thank you personally for the great job that you did for us. I was especially impressed, surprised and pleased with... read more the quick response to my phone calls and last minute requests and concerns. No mater whether I contacted you by email or phone, I always got a quick, friendly and satisfactory response to my concerns. Thank you so very much, we will definitely use your service again in the future and will definitely be recommending you to others. We had lots of fun and smiled and laughed often. Thank you.

This was a fabulous adventure

Star Rating 5
September 3, 2015

I planned this trip as a birthday surprise for my gentleman friend. It was fantastic! Fresh Tracks Canada arrangements were thorough with attention to detail, from picking up our rental car to our last ride back to the airport.... read more The printed materials which were sent to us were very helpful, and also very detailed and complete. Each inn had something special about it, from the unique to the awesome and stately. They were all wonderful and we enjoyed each and every one, including a tasty breakfast! The innkeepers were welcoming and gracious, and acknowledged that we were Fresh Tracks clients. No matter how early we arrived, our room was ready and we were encouraged to check-in. We enjoyed a wonderful sail in Lunenburg and whale watching in Brier Island! PEI is beautiful and the Cow's Ice Cream - delicious! The Cabot Trail and Cape Breton have great scenery and seascapes. We enjoyed so many things, including Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and the Highland Village while we were in Baddeck. There are so many things to do in Halifax that we enjoyed our time there at the beginning and end of the trip. We had great food everywhere we went and some great recommendations from the local folks! Take your time, stop along the way and enjoy! This is a fabulous adventure!

Thanks again for a job well done and we would certainly recommend Fresh Tracks

Star Rating 5
June 11, 2014

Thank you for the special treat at the Halliburton. It was perfect timing... the bubbly and cheese tray were great and were a fitting start to our evening of dinner at the Press Gang in Halifax. Neat restaurant and great food. We... read more thoroughly enjoyed all of your inn pics and especially the Seawind Landing in Charlos Cove. Surprised by their gourmet breakfast and dinner at such a remote outpost. What a BEAUTIFUL location. By the way, David said that the "pre-reservations for dinner" are no longer necessary. Plus the Cabot Trail is SPECTACULAR... what else can I say. Really appreciated your responsiveness on our initial leg disaster. Thanks for being there and the impressive service. Our bags finally caught up to us at the Pownal in Charlottetown, PEI on the third day. Not many wanted to sit close to us, even though the hotel provided toiletries... LOL. The airline experience is another story. WOW, what a debacle. Thanks again for a job well done and we would certainly recommend Fresh Tracks.

Everything about the trip was perfect and well planned

Star Rating 5
February 7, 2013

Everything about the trip was perfect and well planned. We were met with wonderful drivers and they were always on time. The train trip was beautiful and then we ran into the perfect storm. I do not know whether or not you heard... read more about it but we were stuck in Halifax for two more days. Your connection in Halifax could not pick us up because no cars were allowed on the roads. We were pitiful but still we had a good time. I would not recommend trying to get out of Halifax when your flight is canceled as it is very remote to planes. I would, however, recommend the trip to anyone if they want a great adventure. By the way, you should try to share a sleeping compartment on the train with someone who packs too many bags. We loved the people we met they were all friendly and fun! Thank you.

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