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Canada's Maritime Islands


  • Ferry to Nova Scotia

  • Prince Edward Island National Park

  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park

  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

  • Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

  • Peggy's Cove rocky coast

  • Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre

  • Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place

  • Walking tour of Lunenburg

  • Crossing Confederation Bridge

  • Bras d'Or Lake sightseeing boat tour


This tour offers departure points in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Indiana.  Depending on your pick-up point selection, the tour duration will be from 8 to 9 days.  The price will vary accordingly.  The “Base Tour”, or core, will begin on the day the last group of travelers join the tour, and end on the first day they begin to leave.  “Additions”, like a "Gathering" or "Post" core night, to that base tour will allow all travelers the convenience of departing from as close to home as possible.



Arrive on Own near Chicago

O'Hare Airport with Gathering

Night & Group Air

July 12 - 20

Chicago Area

Departures with

Group Air

July 13 - 20

Indiana Departures

with Gathering Night

& Group Air

July 12 - 20

Iowa & Minnesota

Departures with Gathering

Night & Group Air

July 12 - 20

Double Occupancy





Single Occupancy





Triple/Quad Occupancy









  • Lodging as listed on itinerary

  • Luggage handling for one (1) suitcase per person, if available

  • Tickets/admissions to listed attractions (Unless listed as "Optional" or "On your own")

  • Gratuities for local guides

  • Meals as listed on itinerary

  • Guidance of a professional tour manager


Activity Level - 4

Good mobility is needed. There will be prolonged standing, stairs, energetic activities and walking distances up to two miles over varied landscapes.

July 12

* Group air transportation is included. Travelers departing from IOWA, INDIANA, and MINNESOTA, enjoy a transfer to our Chicagoland hotel for a gathering overnight.
* For those spending the night at the Chicagoland hotel, get to know your fellow travelers and tour host.

July 13

* Your adventure begins! Upon meeting our Illinois traveling companions at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, we’ll board our flight to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
* Upon arrival in Halifax, we’ll meet our preferred partner tour guide and transfer to our hotel for two nights.
* Tonight, enjoy a meet & greet reception.

July 14

* While enjoying breakfast this morning, we’ll discover the quaint rustic charm of Peggy's Cove.
* The Heritage Town of Lunenburg stands out as one of the best-preserved colonial settlements in the New World. On our walking tour, we'll discover its rich history and seafaring heritage at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
* Enjoy free time in Halifax to explore and dine on your own.


July 15

* After breakfast, we’ll learn about the Mi’kmaq people at Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre.
* Crossing the Confederation Bridge, we’ll arrive at Prince Edward Island.
* In Charlottetown, after checking in to our accommodations for the next two nights, we’ll enjoy local entertainment - a theatre performance by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts or similar.


July 16

* Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, Canada's birthplace, or join a complimentary walking tour of the city.
* This afternoon, we’ll drive the scenic North Shore to visit Prince Edward Island National Park.
* Among our tour highlights will be a stop at the Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, followed by a true display of Maritime hospitality with a lobster supper.

B, D

July 17

* This morning, we’ll ferry the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia making our way to Cape Breton Island.
* Board a sightseeing boat and cruise the Bras d'Or Lake.
* Our hotel for the next two nights is in Baddeck Village.

B, D

July 18

* Enjoy picturesque scenery as we drive the Cabot Trail.
* As we wind along Cape Breton's rocky northern shore, we'll ascend to Cape Breton Highlands National Park for unforgettable vistas of its rugged coastline.
* With our visit to Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, we’ll learn about his inventions and accomplishments.

B, L, D

July 19

* At the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, view a reconstruction of one-fifth of the New France settlement.
* Making our way back to Halifax, we’ll drive along the picturesque shoreline of the Bras d'Or Lake.


July 20

* Board our flight to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, where you'll meet your transfer driver to return to your chosen departure location.
* Return home with wonderful memories, photos, and tales of your adventure to share with family and friends!


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Arrive on Own - Airport Arrive on own for 'gathering night' near airport
IA-Coralville (Pre) McDonald's Restaurant - 2794 Comerce Dr
with 'Gathering' Night
IA-Decorah (Pre) Legacy Tour & Travel office - 703 Dudley St
with 'Gathering' Night
IA-Newton (Pre) Hawkeye Stages - 300 E 17th St S
with 'Gathering' Night
IA-Waterloo (Pre) Hawkeye Stages - 3315 Titan Trail
with 'Gathering' Night
IL-Alsip DoubleTree Hotel - 5000 W 127th St
IL-Chicago Area At Home PickUp - for those that qualify
IL-Rockford WalMart Super Center - 7219 Walton St
IN-Metro Chicago (Pre) Home PickUp - Lake,Porter,LaPorte counties
with 'Gathering' Night
IN-Mishawaka (Pre) Legacy T&T office - 620 W Edison Rd
with 'Gathering' Night
MN-Byron (Pre) City Hall (next to LT&T) - 680 Byron Main Ct NE
with 'Gathering' Night

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