2000 Maritime Provinces

Nova Scotia Fishing Village
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island
The Maritime Provinces provide colonial settlements, quaint fishing villages, ancient Indian camps, picturesque coves, dramatic rocky coastlines, rolling green hills, and cities with friendly people. While tracing Canadian beginnings, we will be honored guests at cozy bridge clubs in all three provinces and experience the brilliant red, orange and yellow colors that abound in autumn.

Dates: September 8 to 22, 2000 - 15 days
Cost: $3184.00 (land only)

Tour Schedule
Day 1 U.S.A./Halifax
  Fly from your hometown to Halifax. This evening, enjoy a special "Welcome Dinner" with Fred Theurkauf at our hotel.
Meal(s): , Dinner
Day 2 Halifax
  Today this historic port city will charm us as we tour Citadel Hill, Public Gardens, St. Paul's church, and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. This afternoon is free.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner

 Tonight we join the bridge players of Halifax for dinner and bridge.
Day 3 Halifax
  This morning we will visit picturesque Peggy's Cove, UNESCO World Heritage Town, and the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Day 4 Halifax/Cape Breton
  Departing along the Marine Drive, our stops will include the Fisherman's Life Museum and Sherbrooke Village. Finally, we cross the Canso Strait to Cape Breton.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner

 Our favorite director, Fishy Fred, invites you to play bridge just with our group.
Day 5 Cape Breton

Enjoy breathtaking autumn scenery.
We will journey on The Cabot Trail, ascending to Highlands National Park. The views are breathtaking and we'll have a delightful picnic lunch. A traditional "New Scotland" dinner awaits us tonight.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Cape Breton/Antigonish
  This morning we'll tour the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and once again travel over the Canso Strait to Antigonish.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner

 Tonight the bridge players of Antigonish join us for dinner and duplicate bridge.
Day 7 Antigonish/Charlottetown
  Traveling the Sunrise Trail to Pictou, we'll stop for lunch and visit the Hector Heritage Quay. Then, we'll ferry to Prince Edward Island.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Tonight we play in Anne's Land – dinner and bridge with the players of Charlottetown.
Day 8 Charlottetown/Summerside
  After a seal and mussel cruise, we'll tour the city of Charlottetown, the birthplace of Canada. This afternoon is free.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Day 9 Summerside
  Today we will visit P.E.I. National Park, the Green Gables House, and Silverbush Museum. Tonight, enjoy a traditional lobster feast.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 Summerside/Saint John
  Crossing over Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick we drive to Hopewell Rocks in Fundy Ntn'l Park. On to Saint John.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner

 This evening we're guests of the Saint John players for duplicate bridge and dinner.
Day 11 Saint John/St.Andrews by the Sea
  This morning we visit the Loyalist Burial Ground, City Market and Reversing Falls. On to Saint Andrews by the Sea for dinner and lodging at the Algonquin Resort.
Hotel: The Algonquin Resort
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner

 Bridge tonight - with our own group at the Algonquin Resort.
Day 12 St. Andrews by the Sea
  Search for 15 kinds of whales on a whale watching and island cruise through the Bay of Fundy. This afternoon is free.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13 St. Andrews by the Sea/Digby

A puffin.
After free time for lunch and shopping in Saint John, we board our ferry crossing the Bay of Fundy to Digby, Nova Scotia.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner

 We'll join together this morning for our last session of bridge- just with our group.
Day 14 Digby/Halifax
  After a brief tour of Digby, we'll explore the Evangeline Trail where we'll visit Annapolis Royal, Fort Anne and Grand Pre. Tonight's Farewell Dinner will be a grand finale.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15 Halifax/Home
  After breakfast, transfer to Halifax International Airport for your flight home.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Your 15-Day Package Includes

 First class air-conditioned motor coach transportation

 All island and inter-province ferry transportation

 Twin or double bedded First Class hotel accommodations

 28 meals: 14 Full American Breakfasts, 2 lunches and 12 dinners

 Professionally guided sightseeing throughout; all entry fees included

 Airport transfers, porterage, and hotel service charges

 6 bridge sessions, including games with locals in Halifax, Antigonish, Charlottetown, and Saint John

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