Arrival day into Halifax and the Westin Nova Scotian. We’ll meet in the lobby at 2 PM for a relaxed and educational guided walking tour of downtown Halifax ending with a welcome cocktail. Tonight you are free to explore and enjoy dinner on your own or with newfound friends.
Accommodations: Westin Nova Scotian
Meet in the lobby at 830AM for 845AM departure this morning. Have your day pack ready with rain gear, hat, jacket whatever you will need for today. This morning’s drive is about 1 hour to the Oak Island Resort where we will join our guide, Tony Sampson, for an adventure as we explore by boat the mysteries of Oak Island – famous from the History Channel TV show The Curse Of Oak Island.
Then a 30-minute drive will bring us to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Town Lunenburg. We’ll enjoy a guided walking tour of Lunenburg and then you’ll have free time to search out a spot for lunch and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, browsing through the shops. If the Bluenose II is in harbour we can enjoy an afternoon harbour cruise. Be sure to take in a tasting at the Ironworks Distillery. With so many wonderful options for dinner, you’re sure to find something to hit the spot.
Accommodations: The Lunenburg Arms Hotel
Depart at 9 AM for this morning’s drive that will bring us to Kejimkujik National Park Seaside.
We’ll hike to Kejimkujik National Park Seaside’s beautiful white sand beach for exclusive insights into the coastal estuary. Our local adventure expert will lead us as we explore the seaside ecosystem as we paddle through the coastal estuary on our way to a lobster roll picnic lunch. In the pristine, turquoise waters we’ll keep an eye out for wildlife, like seals, sea birds, and porpoises. Afterward back at our beachside resort you can enjoy a swim, go for a hike before a seafood feast overlooking the beautiful white sands of Summerville Beach Provincial Park at sunset.
Accommodations: Quarterdeck Beachside Villas Lofts
Meals: B, Lite Lunch, D
Depart 10 AM.
Ease into the day with a wonderful morning beach walk. This morning we’ll make a stop in Yarmouth at the Cape Forchu LIghthouse. Stretch your legs on the Leif Erikson hiking trail and enjoy a bite at the Keeper’s Kitchen before we head on to our destination of Trout Point Lodge, a Luxury Wilderness Resort nestled in the Tobeatic Wilderness Area in UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere.
On arrival, we’ll enjoy a private orientation of our resort and facilities. You can enjoy time to unpack, go for a stroll or partake in one of the afternoon guided activities; like Forest Bathing. Before dinner cocktails and then gourmet outdoor dining under the stars. Join the staff astronomer for stargazing under a billion stars as Trout Point Lodge is the world’s first Starlight Hotel and has some of North America’s darkest skies.
Accommodations: Trout Point Lodge
Meals: B, D
The day is completely yours to Explore Your Wild Side.
You might take in an early morning Yoga class or Kayak on the Tusket River before enjoying a luxurious breakfast.
Next, you might grab a gourmet packed lunch and embark on a 4 hour Billy’s Hill Hike into the Tobeatic to the highest point in Southwest Nova Scotia to enjoy your lunch at Billy’s Hill Cabin before heading back. Unwind in a relaxing soak in the wood-fired hot tub, or nap in a hammock, or take a refreshing dip before freshening up for dinner. Prepare to be wowed again with the daily-changing gourmet dinner with views of the Tusket River. And S’more and Stargazing around a campfire to end a perfect day in the Wilderness.
Accommodation: Trout Point Lodge
Meals: B, L, D
This morning’s drive will bring us through along the coast as we head for Wolfville with a couple of stops for cider and wine tastings on our way.
Once arrived in Wolfville and checked into our home for the 2 nights, a local gem of traditional elegance and history of the Tattingstone Inn. You’ll be able to choose to enjoy an afternoon at your leisure or for those who wish to join in a visit to the beautiful Tangled Garden. We’ll experience the fascinating story of Tangled Garden with a private guided 1.5-hour tour with the owner and creator, master gardener Beverly McClare, followed by a browse through their shop filled with their unique creations from their gardens or a cup of tea (no coffee here).
Tonight’s experience will find us at the Church Brewing Company for a Brewery Tour & Tasting follow up with a Pub Fare Dinner.
Accommodations: Tattingstone Inn Wolfville (stay for 2 nights)
Meals: B, L, D
This morning we’ll enjoy a private guided tour and travel to the timeless fishing village of Halls Harbour, located in Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy. Originally settled in 1826 by families who emigrated from the nearby Province of New Brunswick, Halls Harbour’s primary industries were forestry and the export of timber and agricultural goods by way of the sea. Shipbuilding was also very important to the area and a substantial number of vessels were produced there for almost 50 years, well into the early 1900s. Over the years, as the supply of timber was depleted, fishing became the primary source of income and remains the main industry in the area today. Halls Harbour lies along the shore of Nova Scotia’s, Bay of Fundy. Here, you will get to witness the highest tides in the world, with tides rising and falling as much as 42′ in the area.
You will spend approximately an hour exploring the area, seeing what rural life is like in one of Nova Scotia’s many coastal fishing villages.
Wine Tasting and Lunch at Lightfoot and Wolfville – stone oven pizza
Private Guided Walking Tour of Grand Pre National Historic Site as we uncover the Acadian Story within the stunning landscape of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Wine Tasting at Luckett Vineyards
Chance to refresh at the hotel to catch our breath.
For tonight’s dinner, we’re in for a special Exclusive delicious multi-course Tasting Menu carefully curated with the Estate Wines at Le Caveu Domaine Grand Pre. During our dinner, we’ll be treated to a conversation with the chef, sommelier, or winemaker to truly connect with the talent and care that goes into everything they create.
Accommodation Tattingstone Inn
Meals: B, Lite Lunch, D
We’ll head out this morning for The Fox Harb’r Resort. About halfway, we’ll stop in North River to stretch our legs and enjoy a Tour and Tasting at the Raging Crow Distillery Inc.
At the Fox Harb’r Resort clients will be able to enjoy the resort activities, a round of golf, spa treatment, kayak, shooting, fishing, biking, hiking, trail ride etc.
There will be no set group dinner tonight so everyone can enjoy this last night as they choose.
Accommodation Fox Harb’r Resort
Meals: B, Lite Lunch, D
We’ll ease into our final morning with a departure of 10 AM for today’s journey. Enjoying a couple more tastings and tidbits on our journey back to Halifax expecting to arrive mid-afternoon back at the Westin Nova Scotian where our tour will ends.
**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.