With its gingerbread-like houses, picturesque lighthouses, sandy shores and tough, resourceful people, Nova Scotia is a memorable destination. From cosmopolitan Halifax, with its great restaurants and thriving music scene, to the historic fishing village of Lunenburg and the Celtic culture of Cape Breton Island there is much to see and explore in this charming eastern Canadian province.
Begin your customized Encore Performance Tour of the Canadian Maritimes, with today's flight from the United States to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Upon arrival, meet your Encore Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel. There is a welcome briefing today, to review your trip's details followed by dinner at the hotel.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, provided each morning of your tour. Depart for a guided sightseeing tour of historical and greater Halifax. Your exploration begins with this morning's sightseeing of Halifax Citadel Historic Site, founded in 1749 and a principal naval station of the British Empire. Here, you will perform your debut concert. Afterwards, spend some free time with your Tour Manager in downtown Halifax before continuing on to the Halifax Public Gardens. Have dinner at a local restaurant tonight before returning to your hotel.
After breakfast, board your deluxe motorcoach for a full-day excursion to Lunenburg. En route, stop at Peggy's Cove for lunch on your own and time to explore. Continue on to Lunenburg where you will visit the Fisherman's Life Natural Museum. Have free time as a group before returning to Halifax for dinner and an overnight stay.
Today, check-out of your hotel for your transfer to Baddeck and Cape Breton Island. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel, relax and enjoy views of the Bra D'Or! Visit of the Alexander Graham Bell Museum as a group before returning to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Today, after breakfast, check-out of your hotel and head to Glace Bay. As you continue on the Cape, stop to visit the Glace Bay Heritage Museum and the Cape Breton's Miner Museum. Situated on one of the most picturesque coasts of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the Miners' Museum pays tribute to the region's long and rich history of coal mining. In the afternoon, enjoy a traditional Fish & Chips lunch included in your tour. Continue on to Louisbourg where you will visit the Louisbourg Fortress. In the evening, continue to Port Hawkesbury where you will check-in to your hotel and have dinner as a group.
In the morning, check-out of your hotel for your return to Halifax. En route, stop in Truro for shopping and lunch on your own. Delight in the natural living beauty of the regions as you make your way back to Halifax. Upon arrival, perform your final concert! Celebrate your successful performance tour with a farewell dinner cruise.
After a final breakfast at your hotel, it's time for hotel checkout. Transfer to the airport for return flight to the United States.
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