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6 Day Nova Scotia South Shore Explorer

6 Days (5 Nights) | From $1039

The below itinerary is self-drive package, it can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, time frame and budget. Please do not hesitate to call one of our travel specialists for a customized package.

Day 1: Arrive Halifax

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Welcome to Nova Scotia's provincial capital. This attractive city is a bustling hub of art galleries, shops, museums, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and vibrant nightlife centered around the picturesque waterfront. Officially founded in 1749 the history dates back even further, to times of the Mi'kmaq natives, European fishermen and the early Acadians, who came long before the British. 


Day 2: Halifax - Lunenburg (1.5 hours)

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Depart Halifax and drive the south shore along the Lighthouse Route. En route visit Peggy's Cove, a picturesque fishing village surrounded by bare granite and coastal barrens and home to Nova Scotia's most visited lighthouse. Continue on to Mahone Bay, a relaxing seaside town renowned for its quiet beauty and internationally known churches. Further along the route you will arrive in Lunenburg, a unique town in terms of architecture and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunenburg is the birthplace of the famous Bluenose, built in 1921. While here visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic situated on the waterfront and the Lunenburg Marine Park - Atlantic Canada's first. 


Day 3: Lunenburg - Yarmouth (2.5 hours)

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Today spend the day exploring this delightful area further. Established in 1753, Lunenburg proudly preserves the original layout of a planned Colonial settlement - Mi'kmaq natives and Acadians being the earliest settlers. Why not take a trot in time on horse and buggy (seasonal). A 35 minute journey from the waterfront area and weave back and forth through the streets to view the beautiful town of Lunenburg, or maybe join a walking tour! Be sure to visit the interesting local art galleries and craft shops. There are many beautiful beaches in the area too; Crescent & Rissers to name a few, and a quick trip to Blue Rocks for some amazing photo opportunities is also a suggestion! The trip then continues to Yarmouth. Once the second largest port in Canada, Yarmouth is an historic seaport dating back to the Viking era and houses the Yarmouth Lighthouse at Cape Forchu. 


Day 4: Yarmouth - Annapolis Royal (1.5 hours)

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Today you can enjoy a free day to explore the hidden secrets of Annapolis Royal. Maybe take a trip to Digby Neck and join a whale watching tour. This is one of the best places in the world to see whales or a short hike to see the Balancing Rock. 


Day 5: Annapolis Royal - Halifax (2.5 hours)

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Perhaps take a visit to Digby itself where you can eat world-famous scallops, relax by the sea and if you're lucky, watch the whales swim freely! Return to Halifax. 


Day 6: Halifax 

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Spend your last day in Halifax enjoying the historic maritime city before making your way to the airport or the next leg of your travels. 

 


Package Includes: 5 nights of accommodation, 6 day mid-size car rental including unlimited kilometres (special conditions apply), sightseeing and attractions as listed above.

Highlights:

  • Halifax city tour
  • Peggy’s Cove sightseeing and marine life tour
  • Cape Forchu Lightstation
  • Lunenburg walking tour
6 Day Nova Scotia South Shore Explorer
Style: Self Drive   Start: Halifax
Days: 6   End: Halifax
         
Moderate pricing from: $1,039.00
         
Pricing is per person, double occupancy
CAD (does not include applicable taxes)
 

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