Welcome to Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island (PEI) is as pretty as a storybook: Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic Anne of Green Gables, to be exact. Like Anne Shirley, the book's heroine, loved the world over, the island too is a redhead – from coast to coast, rich, sienna-colored soil nourishes luminous green pastures and shores are lined with rose and golden sand. Anne's beloved landscape, a patchwork of lush rolling fields, tidy gabled... Read More
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Green Gables Shore Tour from Charlottetown
Meet your tour guide and group at the Charlottetown Visitor Information Centre. Then board your vehicle and head out of town to the Green Gables Shore, a region on Prince Edward Island’s north coast that’s known for its natural beauty and Anne of Green Gables-related attractions. During the approximate 45-minute drive, listen to commentary from your experienced and informative guide, and admire the landscape as it changes from rolling farmland to windswept coastline. Pass by tiny fishing villages and make photo stops at lighthouses and Cavendish Beach, a broad stretch of sand in Prince Edward Island National Park. Known for its dunes and cliffs, it’s a favorite local beach.Next, head to Green Gables itself. Famous for being the inspiration and setting for native daughter Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel, the 19th-century farm in Cavendish is a National Historic Site. Tour the classic green-and-white farmhouse to see its Victoria-era decor and artifacts.Finally, stop by the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company in the lovely village of New Glasgow. You can browse the selection of jams, marmalades and other goodies made with locally grown fruit. Your tour ends with the 30-minute drive back to the departure point in Charlottetown.
City Highlights Bus Tour of Charlottetown
This bus tour of Charlottetown, Virginia takes you through areas of the city, waterfront, residential areas and more aboard double-decker sightseeing bus! Enjoy fun and informative commentary by your local guide and take in the highlights of the city while you relax aboard an authentic London double-decker bus!Discover the history and charm of Canada’s birthplace, as you ride through the streets of Charlottetown. Drive past Province House, Beaconsfield, Historic Great George Street, Charlottetown Driving Park, The Lieutenant Governor’s House, Victoria Park, University of Prince Edward Island, residential areas, and much more!Support the wishes of Island children between the ages of 3 and 17 who have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness. For every guest riding on our distinctively blue bus, a contribution will be made to the Prince Edward Island chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation.
5-Day Prince Edward Island Trip from Halifax Including Green Gables Heritage Place
Day 1: Halifax Upon arrival in Halifax, check in to your hotel in downtown Halifax. Spend time at your own leisure and expense exploring this vibrant cosmopolitan city before embarking on your trip to Prince Edward Island tomorrow. Overnight: Cambridge Suites HalifaxDay 2: Halifax – Charlottetown (B,D)After breakfast at your hotel, hop aboard a comfortable coach and head to Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. Along the way, stop at the Glooscap Heritage Centre and Mi’kmaq Museum to learn about indigenous Mi'kmaq culture from your guide. Enjoy a scrumptious lobster dinner at a local restaurant with your fellow travelers in the evening. Then, check in to your Charlottetown hotel for a 2-night stay.Overnight: Rodd Charlottetown hotel Day 3: Charlottetown – Prince Edward Island National Park – Charlottetown (B)After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy free time in Charlottetown to explore at your own pace or take a complimentary walking tour of the city. In the afternoon, you’ll be taken on a scenic drive past red cliffs, white-sand beaches, sand dunes and green fields as you make your way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Here, you’ll take in amazing ocean vistas and stroll along the soft sand beaches. Before returning to Charlottetown, visit Green Gables Heritage Place, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic book, Anne of Green Gables. At night, enjoy a theater performance by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution activity may be scheduled due to availability).Overnight: Rodd Charlottetown hotelDay 4: Charlottetown – Halifax (B)Have breakfast at your hotel and then hop on the ferry for your return trip. Travel along the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and spend one more night in Halifax.Overnight: Cambridge Suites HalifaxDay 5: Halifax (B)After breakfast, your memorable 5-day tour ends with hotel check-out.
Prince Edward Island North Shore Private Tour
This guided tour will show you all the beautiful must see destinations of Prince Edward Island. Discovering the Island in a small group will give your tour a real personal touch! Your guides will take you to unique sites and gladly share their stories about the Island way of life.While touring the North Shore, you will see a mussel farm at Tracadie Bay, Dalvay Hotel, Brackley Beach and National Parks. You'll also visit the Acadian region of Rustico and the very picturesque fishing village of North Rustico. No visit to the North Shore is complete without seeing Cavendish with it's beautiful red cliffs, and Green Gables House, which inspired Lucy Maud to write the book Anne of Green Gables. The panoramic views from Glasgow Hills is a must see on this tour. Return back through the scenic rolling countryside to Charlottetown, the birth place of Confederation. Your guides will be happy to answer any of your questions about the island and the way of life. Move at your own pace and enjoy everything you see on this tour of Prince Edward Island.Tour is approximately 3.5 to 4 hours.
7-day Puffin Tour from Halifax to Moncton
Day 1: Halifax to Pleasant Bay (Cape Breton)After a friendly welcome from your guide and introduction to the rest of our group you'll head towards the incredible region known as the Cape Breton Highlands, which are home to Canada's Scottish heritage. There are several breathtaking photo stops en-route and you'll hike the famous Skyline Trail - keep our eyes peeled for moose! At night, stay in a lovely hostel located on the Cape Breton Road. (Dinner included). Day 2: Cape BretonYou’ll have the opportunity to do an amazing whale watching tour this morning (additional $50 cost) where you will see Minke and Humpback whales and sometimes dolphins and seals. After the cruise, visit some beautiful areas of the park including Macintosh Brook and Black Brook beach. At night, wind down by a warming campfire on the beach under the stars. Day 3: Pleasant Bay to Bear on the LakeToday, continue to explore the Cape Breton region. You'll visit Ingonish Beach and the Middle Head hike where you'll explore the spectacular views of the coastal cliffs. At night, relax beside the lake and roast some marshmallows over the campfire. (Dinner included). Day 4: Cape BretonToday we will visit Louisbourg and you can choose to take a tour of the National Historic Site of Fortress of Louisbourg. This fort was founded in 1713 by the French and developed over several decades into a thriving centre for fishing and trade. Its two sieges, especially that of 1758, were turning points in the Anglo-French struggle for what Canada is today. Tonight we stay again at the wonderful Bear on the Lake hostel.Day 5: Bear on the Lake to CharlottetownThis morning, travel to Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest and greenest province. You'll take a beautiful drive and a ferry ride to the island. When you arrive you'll have time to explore Charlottetown, home to Canada's confederation signing! Day 6: Prince Edward IslandToday, continue to explore P.E.I., visiting Cavendish Beach as well as the beautiful Anne of Green Gables homestead. (Breakfast included).Day 7: Charlottetown to MonctonBegin your trip back into New Brunswick today across the 13km long Confederation Bridge and take a Lobster Boat cruise with a fresh lobster lunch. You'll also take a tour of Hopewell Rocks, an amazing area in the Bay of Fundy. This is where you can see and learn about the incredible tidal changes, which are some of the highest in the world! Tonight you'll stay in Moncton. Join your guide for a city walk and a night out on the town. (Breakfast included).
Coastal Lighthouse and Winery Tour
This 4-hour bus tour of the Prince Edward Island coast starts at the Charlottetown Visitor Information Centre in downtown Charlottetown at 12:30pm. After meeting the guide and finding a seat on board the bus, head out of town towards the beautiful, scenic coast surrounding the island. The guide will talk about the unique history of the island and the people who live there while driving by coastal cliffs and beaches, forests, rolling farmland, pastoral rivers, and the ever-present sea.The first stop is Point Prim Lighthouse, built in 1845. As the first and oldest lighthouse on the island, Point Prim was of special significance to the first settlers and traders on Prince Edward Island. It is also one of the only round-brick lighthouses in Canada, making it a testament to an earlier time. After Point Prim, visit the Wood Island Lighthouse, built in 1876 to aid marine traffic in the Northumberland Strait. After stopping for photos and a moment to appreciate the rolling landscape, head back to the bus and continue towards the Rossignol Estates Winery to try a variety of wines, including their famous, double-gold-winning blueberry wine.Your tour ends with drop-off back at the departure point in the afternoon.