Self Drive

Canadian Maritimes

Canadian Maritimes. 15 days/14 nights. Start: Halifax - End: Halifax.

  • Day 01: Arrival Halifax
  • Day 02: Halifax
  • Day 03: Halifax - Peggy's Cove - Lunenburg - Halifax
  • Day 04: Halifax - Liscomb Mills
  • Day 05: Liscomb Mills - Sydney
  • Day 06: Sydney - Baddeck
  • Day 07: Baddeck - Cabot Trail - Cape Breton Highlands - Baddeck
  • Day 08: Baddeck - Pictou
  • Day 09: Pictou - Charlottetown
  • Day 10: Charlottetown - Cavendish - Charlottetown
  • Day 11: Charlottetown - Moncton
  • Day 12: Moncton - Saint John
  • Day 13: Saint John and surroundings
  • Day 14: Saint John - Halifax
  • Day 15: Departure from Halifax
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day 1

Arrival Halifax

1 Day

After arrival at the airport of Halifax, pick up of the rental car and drive to the hotel. Accommodation: Lord Nelson Hotel. 

 

day 2

Halifax

1 Day

A full day for a visit to the city, with the Old Clock and the Citadel, the picturesque water front with the Historic Properties, nice shops and restaurants, ... Lodgings. 

 

day 3

Halifax - Peggy's Cove - Lunenburg - Halifax

1 Day

230 km

This morning you drive to the picturesque Peggy's Cove, the hotspot for painters and photographers. Then drive to Mahone Bay, to enjoy a long walk along the water front and to Lunenburg, one of the World Heritage Sites from UNESCO. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic cannot be missed. Back to Halifax for lodgings. 

 

day 4

Halifax - Liscomb Mills

1 Day

220 km

Today, you follow the ridged, eastern coastal region to Martinique Beach - a trail of bays, islands and clear water. In the Musquodoboit Railway Museum, you relive Nova Scotias glory days and in Sherbrook Village, you will be charmed by the typical 19th century fishing village. Lodgings in Liscomb Mills.

day 5

Liscomb Mills - Sydney

1 Day

240 km

The day starts with a relaxing drive to Port Hawkesbury and then you drive via the banks of the Bras d'Or - lake, to Sydney. Time to discover the city. Lodgings: Cambridge Suites Sydney or similar.

 

day 6

Sydney - Baddeck

1 Day

170 km

Do not forget to plan a visit to the Fortress of Louisburg, an immense fortification, build by the French in 18th century. The complex is part of a restauration project to renovate all buildings, gardens and streets to its former glory. By the end of the day, you reach Baddeck, known for the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, the inventor of the telephone. 

 

day 7

Baddeck - Cabot Trail - Cape Breton Highlands - Baddeck

1 Day

300 km

On the beautiful Cape Breton Island, you can follow the Cabot Trail to the wide Highlands National Park, a blunt nature reserve. This picturesque route winds, passing lots of wondeful places in and around the park and offers a spectacular view on the coast line. If you fancy untouched nature, you definitely need to pay an extra visit to the nature reserve of Cape Breton. In Cheticamp, you can participate in an optional whale observation trip and encounter the traditional crafts. Back to Baddeck for lodgings. 

 

day 8

Baddeck - Pictou

1 Day

220 km

You will discover the region full of Scottish history and traditions. Plan a stop at Antigonisch and visit the 'Room of the Clans' in the local university library. Follow the coast to Cape George, where you can spot the surrounding islands on sunny and bright days. Accommodation: Pictou Lodge or Evening Sail B&B or similar.

day 9

Pictou - Charlottetown

1 Day

100 km

The ferry you embark this mornings, sets sail to Wood Islands. Make sure to make a stop at Northumberland Provinial Park befor driving via quiet, little streets tot Charlotteville. In the capital of this little province, the following are worth a visit: Province House, the Confederation Centre of Arts, the Saint Dunstan’s Basilica and the old city center. 

day 10

Charlottetown - Cavendish - Charlottetown

1 Day

100 km

Before driving to the Prince Edward Island National Park, you make a stop at Fort Amherst-Port-la-Joye National Site, situated in the south of the city. In Cavendish, you can visit the Green Gables House, known from the books by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Back to Charlottetown for lodgings. 

 

day 11

Charlottetown - Moncton

1 Day

190 km

Via the impressive Confederation Bridge, you reach Moncton - New Brunswick. Discover the interesting history of the Acadians and visit the Magnetic Hill, one of the most visited attraction parks of Canada. 

 

day 12

Moncton - Saint John

1 Day

150 km

Today, you drive trough the wonderful Fundy National Park to Hopewell Cape, with originally scaped rock formation by erosion of the wind en sea. To St. John to discover the old city center with lots of historical buildings, shops and restaurants, all witnesses of a rich history in trading. An interesting highlight near the city is the Bay of Fundy with the Reversing Falls Rapids. These are not water falls, but wide rapids, which 'turn' two times per day. Lodgings for two days in hotel Delta or similar.

day 13

Saint John and surroundings

1 Day

210 km

From the Carleton Martello Tower and the Fort Howe Lookout, you get a wonderful view over town. Do not forget to make a trip to the southwest corner of this province, to discover the charm of the amazing town of St. Andrews, with elegant, old houses and several interesting musea. Off the coast are numerous islands spread and on the Campobello Island, you can visit the former mansion of Franklin Roosevelt. 

 

 

day 14

Saint John - Halifax

1 Day

250 km

The ferry takes you to Digby in Nova Scotia (Ticket for car and passengers included). From Digby, you travel east to Annapolis Royal, founded by the Europeans in 1605. Via the picturesqie Evangeline Trail to Wolfsville and visit the Grand Pré National Historic Site. This trip ends in Halifax, with a stay in hotel Atlantica.

day 15

Departure from Halifax

1 Day

Free time and the last shopping spree. Drive to the airport, drop off the rental car. Return flight or individual prolongation.

 

CANADIAN MARITIMES SELFDRIVE (0CA00002)
is available starting at 1598 EUR

Prices apply for all departures in the date range. Departure is possible every day.

Rooms 01.07.20 - 31.08.20 01.09.20 - 30.09.20
2X DOUBLE ROOMS + 1 RENTALCAR (K2X2D) 1545 1485
DOUBLE ROOM 1 BED (K21) 1718 1598
QUADRUPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K42) 1084 1024
TRIPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K32) 1271 1191
SINGLE ROOM (K11) 3349 3111
Children in parents room (DACHD12) 74 74
Children in parents room 12 - 17 (DACHD18) 319 318
Alamo Suppl. Gold - per car 12 - 17 (DALGOLD) 76 76

Included

  • Hotelaccomodation based on lodging + local sales taxes, as per itinerary and as per chosen hotel category.
  • Car rental with GPS, adapted to the number of persons in the car, one driver.  Extra drivers and/or underage drivers can be added with supplement.
    • Single: Economy except if the car is brought back to another city than the one it started from, than Compact.
    • Double/Twin: Compact
    • Triple: Intermediate
    • Quadruple and 2x double rooms: Fullsize.
  • Any other car rental category can be provided with the appropriate price adjustment.
  • Only for selfdrives booked as published: roadbook with description of day by day itinerary. (Only available in Dutch and French)
  • Local roadmap of the State or Province (Canda), or a road atlas if the trip brings you through different states.

Not Included

All services NOT mentioned such as: 

  • International passport and charges for ESTA = USA and or ETA = Canada.
  • Airline tickets, airport taxes, fuel surcharge, security fee, and more.
  • Meals at the hotels except if confirmed differently at time of confirmation.
  • Resort fees, Urban fees, Facility fees and other fees charged by some hotels and to be paid locally.
  • Eventual cost for a (new) Belgian - European drivers licence, if the current one does not state "Drivers Licence" in English.
  • Warrant/Security Deposit/Guarantee cost for rental cars, motorhomes, motorbikes, hotels and more.
  • Fuel for the vehicles and parking costs. 
  • Charges for tollroads en toll bridges
  • Insurances (cancellation insurance, travel and assistance insurance, luggage insurance, etc).
  • Admissions to the national parks, to attractions, extra excursions, etc.
  • All personal expenses (Food & Drinks), souvenirs and more.