Landscapes and Tastes of Atlantic Canada
About the Trip
Experience breathtaking scenery from Halifax to Charlottetown and enjoy culinary delights in P.E.I. at events hosted by Chef Michael Smith on this curated Maritimes experience. Begin in Nova Scotia with a visit to Halifax’s Pier 21 and a private tour through the Halifax Citadel. Visit picturesque Peggy’s Cove, wander through historic Lunenburg and enjoy the spectacular views you can only see in Atlantic Canada. Take the ferry to P.E.I. and stay in charming Charlottetown. Visit the sites that inspired Anne of Green Gables and take in the beauty of the red sandstone cliffs. To cap off your culinary journey on the final two days, Chef Michael Smith personally hosts several exclusive events at his luxurious inn, The Inn at Bay Fortune. Including an immersive multi-course FireWorks Feast dining experience.
We reward all our CAA Members on our Extraordinary Explorations® tours.
- Special gift‡
- Special gift from Chef Michael Smith‡
- 100 CAA Dollars®^
- 25% savings on CAA Travel Insurance◊
Exclusive Private Charter Jet
All Premier Collection Tours begin with a flight on our exclusive private charter jet, offering you superior in-flight service and unparalleled comfort.
- Priority airport check-in.
- Gourmet in-flight meal and drink service.
- Spacious leather seats offering a generous seat pitch.
CAA Premier Collection Tours
One-of-a-kind departures that offer immersive and intimate group journeys.
- Every detail matters: From the moment you step onto our private charter jet to your farewell dinner, you’ll experience best-in-class service wherever you go.
- Our CAA Hosts lead you on incredible adventures to iconic destinations. They will take care of every detail on each journey.
- Travel in style: Stretch out on spacious motorcoaches while exploring during the day and rest easy at night in the best hotels each destination has to offer.
- Memorable dining: Delicious local dishes and the season’s most flavourful offerings will have you savouring every bite.
- Airfare on CAA’s exclusive private charter jet from Toronto to Halifax and return from Charlottetown to Toronto
- 3-night stay in first-class accommodation in Halifax
- 2-night stay in first-class accommodation in Charlottetown
- 2-night stay in deluxe-class accommodation in Souris
- Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
- Land transportation via first-class motorcoach
- All bridge, ferry and road tolls
- Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
- Professional English-speaking tour director throughout
- Hotel porterage of 1 suitcase per person
- Prepaid gratuities
- Destination transfers
- CAA Host
Landscapes and Tastes of Atlantic Canada
Activity Level: Moderate. From breathtaking seaside views and red sandstone cliffs to local history and culinary delights, experience a curated journey through Atlantic Canada.
Halifax – Depart Toronto onboard CAA’s exclusive private charter jet to Halifax. This evening, enjoy a welcome reception at Pier 21. (D)
Halifax – Tour some of Nova Scotia’s most iconic cultural landmarks, including Peggy’s Cove, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg. (B)
Halifax – Tour the Halifax Citadel with a member of the Highlander Regiment, then spend the remainder of the day exploring Halifax at leisure. (B/L)
Charlottetown – Take the ferry to Prince Edward Island, travelling through Shubenacadie and Truro along the way. (B)
Charlottetown – Enjoy your day at leisure, or tour the island and visit Green Gables Heritage Place, Prince Edward Island National Park and enjoy a tasting at PEI Preserves. The day concludes with fine art at The Dunes Studio Gallery & Cafe. (B)
Souris – Stroll through Charlottetown’s historic district and enjoy a performance by the costumed Confederation Players before a lunch stop at Dalvay by the Sea. Travel to the Inn at Bay Fortune. (B/L/D)
Souris – Enjoy a morning at leisure before your meet-and-greet with Chef Michael Smith. Take a tour of The Inn at Bay Fortune’s culinary farm, then enjoy two foodie events hosted by Chef Michael: An oyster hour and a final farewell FireWorks Feast dinner. (B/D)
A final breakfast with Chef Michael concludes the trip before it’s time to return home onboard CAA’s exclusive private charter jet to Toronto. (B)
Terms & Conditions
*All CAA Member prices are per person, based on double occupancy, in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated and are subject to change without prior notice until final payment is paid. All prices are correct at press time and apply to new bookings only, based on availability at time of booking. To receive CAA Member-exclusive benefits, there must be one valid CAA Member travelling per booking. Non-members booking Extraordinary Explorations will not receive Member-exclusive benefits.
‡Special gifts are per person and are based on double occupancy.
^CAA Dollars awarded per adult Member. To earn and redeem CAA Dollars, you must be a current CAA Member in good standing (CAA Membership dues paid in full by membership expiry date). CAA Dollars will be credited at time of departure. For more information on CAA Dollars, please visit www.caasco.com/caadollars.
◊CAA Travel Insurance is underwritten by Orion Travel Insurance Company, a CAA Company. Twenty-five percent (25%) Member savings is made up of a ten percent (10%) Member savings as well as a promotional fifteen percent (15%) savings when you purchase an Extraordinary Explorations tour through CAA Travel, applies to CAA South Central Ontario and CAA Manitoba Members in good standing (CAA Membership dues paid in full by membership expiry date). This promotional offer is valid until December 31, 2023. Ten percent (10%) Member savings applies to Members in good standing of all other CAA clubs. Savings apply to the total premium excluding applicable taxes. Minimum premium applies. Visitors to Canada Insurance is limited to the promotional savings. Certain exclusions, limitations and restrictions apply. Subject to change without notice. A Medical Questionnaire may be required to purchase travel insurance. Extraordinary Explorations vacations are organized and booked by CAA Travel (South Central Ontario) Inc. and CAA Manitoba (“CAA Travel”) on behalf of CAA Club Group (o/a CAA South Central Ontario and CAA Manitoba). In the event of an increase in any of the cost factors, CAA Travel reserves the right to increase the price whereby the provisions of the Travel Industry Act shall prevail. CAA Extraordinary Explorations packages are 100% non-refundable at final payment. CAA Travel service fee for cancellation prior to final payment varies by program. For full payment terms and conditions, please ask your CAA Travel Consultant. CAA Travel reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements (minimum number of participants) or circumstances beyond its control. Additional fees for checked luggage or other incidentals may be incurred and vary according to itinerary and airline. Air schedules with some tours are not available at press time and may include several connections or forced overnight at passenger’s expense. CAA Travel strongly recommends the purchase of trip cancellation and emergency travel and emergency medical insurance at the time of booking.
Please note: Participants must be able to embark and disembark cruise ships and coaches without assistance as well as have a good level of mobility for walking tours in destinations where stairs and traditional cobblestone streets can be challenging. International transportation vehicles and facilities may not meet accessibility standards.
Depart Toronto onboard CAA's exclusive private charter jet to Halifax. Upon arrival, meet your kilted tour director and driver. Transfer by coach to your downtown hotel for a three-night stay. This evening, join your group for a welcome reception at Pier 21. Enjoy a tour of the museum followed by a welcome dinner at Rudolph P. Bratty Hall. (D)
Travel to Peggy’s Cove, one of the most picturesque fishing villages along the Eastern seaboard. Witness the crashing surf and see the world-famous lighthouse perched on top of a rocky bluff. The tiny harbour is dotted with colourful fishing boats and rows of weathered fish sheds—making it no surprise that Peggy’s Cove is one of the most photographed places in Canada. Later, head to the equally charming Mahone Bay and stop to take a photograph of one of Nova Scotia’s most iconic cultural scenes, the trinity of 19th century-built churches. Continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg. Stroll through the colourful old town on a guided walking tour. (B)
This morning, take an exclusive tour of the Halifax Citadel with a member of the Highlander Regiment. Experience what it’s like to be a member of the Highlander Regiment. Set majestically upon a hill overlooking the city, the Halifax Citadel is part of a series of forts that protected Halifax Harbour from 1749 to 1906. The Citadel was so strategically important that it was rebuilt three times over the centuries—yet it was never once attacked. After a group lunch, enjoy the remainder of the day to explore Halifax at your leisure. (B/L)
Today, start your journey to Charlottetown, driving through the communities of Shubenacadie and Truro along the way. Board the ferry in Caribou and sail to Wood Islands, PEI. Continue to your hotel in Charlottetown and enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure. (B)
Spend your day at leisure or join a full day tour of the island. The day trip is included in your tour.
Travel to the island’s beautiful North Shore for a visit to the world-famous Green Gables Heritage Place. This charming white house with green trim was the inspiration for the setting in author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables. Visit Prince Edward Island National Park, renowned for its red sandstone cliffs, fine white sand beaches and rolling sand dunes. Stop at PEI Preserves for a taste of their gourmet local preserves. Later, travel to The Dunes Studio Gallery & Café to view fine art from the Maritimes and around the world. (B)
History comes alive when you stroll through Charlottetown’s historic district. During your walking tour, a member of the Confederation Players—a troupe of costumed guides trained as living Fathers and Ladies of Confederation—will entertain and enlighten you with stories and vignettes from the city’s colourful past. Later, stop for lunch at Dalvay by the Sea en route to Chef Michael Smith’s own Inn at Bay Fortune for a two-night stay. (B/L/D)
Enjoy a morning at leisure. This afternoon, experience your meet-and-greet with Chef Michael Smith, PEI’s food ambassador and a celebrity chef. In addition to his culinary skills, Chef Michael is Canada’s best-selling cookbook author, an innkeeper and an educator. Take a tour of the Inn at Bay Fortune’s culinary farm, which produces over 200 different fruits and vegetables every year. Enjoy two foodie events hosted by Chef Michael—an oyster hour and the FireWorks Feast, an immersive multi-course experience. (B/D)
Enjoy a private breakfast hosted by Chef Michael before returning home. Transfer to the Charlottetown airport and say farewell to your tour director and driver before flying back to Toronto on CAA’s exclusive private charter jet. (B)