Introduction
In Nova Scotia, we keep imagining there's a National Geographic adventure travel cameraman nearby. Every moment is so beautiful, it’s hard to believe that no one is getting it on film. Consider the natural history. This is the place of 45-foot tides in the Bay of Fundy, great gatherings of whales, tumbled coastlines and successions of migrating birds. Less predictably, this maritime province is a melting pot that never quite melted. The French Acadians you may know about, and the English—but what about the Greeks, the Gaels and the Germans? They’re all here and they’re all mad for festivals. The fishing villages are jigsaw puzzle-perfect…and absolutely authentic. Our walks range from candlelit tours of some of the oldest towns in North America, to spectacular coastal footpaths and woodland trails where the native Mi’kmaq (or Micmac) made their home for thousands of years. Atlantic currents make Nova Scotia travel milder than you may have realized and its northern latitudes make for extra-long summer days perfect for enjoying it all.
Picture yourself...
  • Exploring historic seaports, coastal paths and fishing villages
  • Enjoying unsurpassed birding and whale watching
  • Sailing along Lunenburg’s historic waterfront
Itinerary at a glance
DAY 1 - HALIFAX / WOLFVILLE
Our Nova Scotia tour meets in Halifax, one of Canada’s first English settlements, and we limber up on a get-acquainted walk from the harbor to the citadel. Later, we’re welcomed to the Victorian village of Wolfville (1 night) with a festive dinner in the private dining room of our beautiful inn, a former 19th century sea captain's mansion.

DAYS 2-3 - ANNAPOLIS ROYAL
At Grand Pré we pay a fascinating visit to the cultural center of the French Acadians, the first European settlers. Then, it's on to the hamlet of Halls Harbour with its awesome 45-foot tides…a lobster boil overlooking the Bay of Fundy…and a visit with a master printmaker and storyteller. Annapolis Royal (2 nights)—known as Canada’s birthplace—is our base for a wildlife walk on remote Briar Island (known for its orchids and migratory birds) and whale watching in waters that attract humpback, minke and right whales.

DAYS 4-6 - LUNENBURG / HALIFAX
We’ll explore Kejimkujik National Park, the traditional home of the native Mi'kmaq tribe. Then we settle into 350-year-old Lunenburg (2 nights), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A friend takes us by lobster boat to his private island offering us colorful stories of privateers and rum-runners, plus a home-cooked lunch. And there's time for an afternoon walk to the weathered fishing village of Blue Rocks. On the final day of our Nova Scotia adventure, we travel to an artist's colony before returning to Halifax.
Nova Scotia
Cultural Walking Adventure
6 Days / 5 Nights
Starting Point: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - 1:00 pm

Ending Point: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - 12:00 pm

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Guest Reviews
“Our guide was delightful! The trip was a good combination of exercise and learning about the local culture.”
Stephen & Diane E., Lutherville, MD

“Linda was an excellent guide. Rain on one day required schedule changes and she handled it really well and everybody enjoyed the day.”
John H., Fayetteville, NC

“I was especially struck by the richness and depth of our guide's knowledge and love for Nova Scotia and Canada. She was fun, interesting, and flexible when she needed to be.”
Peggy C., Denver, CO

“The hotels were good choices in giving us a feel for the area and its history.”
Andrew B., Cottonwood, AZ

“Beautiful scenery - postcard picture scenes everywhere. Also, the sailing adventure in Lunenburg -- great fun!!!!”
Steve G., Houston, TX

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Go a little off the grid
The ultimate luxury in Nova Scotia is adventure travel that escapes the crowds. On all of our tours we get to the places the turisti don’t go.
Our small groups offer more options
Fewer guests give us more flexibility on our Nova Scotia tour. Travel with an experienced company like Classic Journeys and we can offer you alternate walks, time off for relaxing, and other options at no extra cost.
Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
July 17-22, 2016$3095.00$595.00
August 14-19, 2016$3095.00$595.00
September 4-9, 2016$2995.00$595.00
July 16-21, 2017$3195.00$595.00
August 13-18, 2017$3195.00$595.00
September 3-8, 2017$3095.00$595.00
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
Nova Scotia
Cultural Walking Adventure
6 Days / 5 Nights
Nova Scotia has a temperate, maritime climate very similar to coastal New England.

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Hotels
Blomidon Inn

Declared 'one of Canada’s ten best inns', this lovely getaway is in a renovated sea captain's mansion built in the 19th century. Each guestroom is individually decorated with period furniture and renovated marble bathrooms.

Queen Anne Inn

In the heart of Annapolis Royal, this elegant inn was built in 1865 as a wedding gift for a wealthy merchant's son. The grand staircase leads to gracious guestrooms delightfully furnished with antiques, paintings and beautiful bathrooms.

The Mariner King Inn

Dating back to 1830, this colorful and historic inn is actually a collection of three Victorian style homes in the heart of Lunenburg. A recent renovation updated the accommodations to blend contemporary décor and amenities with warm, classic details.

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Our small groups offer more options
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