Oct 21 – Halifax 7 to 5
Hop on Hop off - $49.75 (handicap accessible) – full day pass for all 3 loops (30-minutes each)
Enjoy Halifax with your day pass aboard a pink Double Decker bus. Choose from two great routes all fully guided. The "All Around Town Route" takes in the city's main highlights, including Halifax Citadel, the Victorian-style Public Gardens and Old Town Clock. Switch to the “Boardwalk Route” and travel the historic downtown core along the waterfront and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. You’ll experience rich history, great shopping destinations and beautiful parks all at your leisure.
Top 10 Best of Halifax tour – 7 hours $89.75
See the best of Halifax on this top-ten tour. Your adventure begins with a drive to the picturesque fishing village of Peggy's Cove. Back in Halifax, stop at Acadian Maple to learn about the maple syrup industry. Then visit Fairview Lawn Cemetery where 121 victims of the Titanic disaster are buried, and watch glass-blowing at Nova Scotia Crystal. You'll see Spring Garden Road- Halifax's busiest street, the beautiful Public Gardens, and Citadel Hill.
Highlights: Peggy's Cove: See Nova Scotia's most authentic fishing village and its famous lighthouse, and visit a lobster fishery. Nova Scotia Crystal: Watch as skilled artisans craft mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal, the only place of its kind in Canada. Top Halifax Sites: Acadian Maple, Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Spring Garden Road, Public Gardens, Citadel Hill, and Halifax Waterfront.
Halifax City and Harbour Duck Tour – 1 hour $55.75
Explore Halifax’s illustrious history while viewing notable landmarks and enjoying coastal scenery onboard the open-air Harbour Hopper, which doubles as a bus and boat. Journey on land via bus, as you pass quaint churches, shopping promenades, renowned museums and dining destinations. Splash straight into Halifax Harbor, one of the world’s largest natural harbors, for a dynamic boat ride from which you’ll admire the Royal Canadian Naval Fleet ships and panoramic views of the bustling port.
Peggy's Cove and Double Decker City Tour - 3 hours $69.75
Enjoy a coastal ride with views of impressive rock formations on your way to the scenic fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. Your guide will tell stories of how the cove got its name and you’ll visit the lobster fishery. You’ll learn about lobster traps and handle a live lobster if you wish. Explore Peggy’s Cove on your own, then return to Halifax and hop aboard a pink double decker to see the city your way.
• Lighthouse Route: Wind through coastal shipbuilding towns and fishing communities along a route lined with over 20 lighthouses.
• Peggy’s Cove: Appreciate this picturesque seaside fishing village, an inspiration for artists and writers, and see its stately lighthouse.
• Halifax Double Decker: See city sights with freedom as you enjoy hop-on/hop-off options along two fully guided routes
Best of Halifax & Peggys Cove – 6 ½ hours $139.75
You will board onto the motor coach where they will enjoy the sights of Halifax as our tour guide entertain with little known facts of our historic city as we make our way to the scenic drive to the picturesque Peggy's Cove. Once in Peggy's Cove, you have a choice to be included in the walking tour of the cove or adventure along the rugged coastline and the quaint scenery at your leisure. Once returned to the city, lunch will be served at Murphy's Restaurant on the Halifax waterfront where every seat has an ocean view. You lunch features the authentic Tastes of Nova Scotia, a Lobster Sensation Wrap accompanied with mixed field green salad dressed with our chef’s in house vinaigrette. Dessert is our homemade Deep Dish Apple Crisp. Coffee, tea, ice tea or bottled water is included. You will be given some free time for shopping on the waterfront in local gift stores upon finishing your meal. The next stop is the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic filled with exhibits portraying our rich naval heritage. You will be introduced to the age of steamships, small crafts, the Royal Canadian and Merchant navies, World War II convoys and the Battle of the Atlantic, the Halifax Explosion of 1917 and Nova Scotia's role in the aftermath of the Titanic Disaster. The museum has the world's foremost collection of Titanic memorabilia, including the only surviving deck chair. We then travel to the Halifax Citadel Fortress, which is located prominently in the center of Halifax overlooking the city. This 19th century fort is complete with defensive ditch, earthen ramparts, musketry gallery, powder magazine, garrison cells, guardroom, barracks and schoolroom. The Citadel prides itself on having you experience the living history of Halifax from centuries ago. You will learn the historic significance of the Halifax Citadel in it's role as a key naval station and how this contributed to Halifax's role in Canadian history. After the Citadel, you will return to the Cruise Ship Pavilion and complete this excursion of what the BEST OF HALIFAX has to offer.
Oct 23 – St. John 8-7
Hop on Hop Off $49.75 (handicap accessible)
Hop on and off a big pink double decker all day long. You'll view Saint John's top attractions at designated stops on two different tour routes. The tour includes informative historical and culture commentary from local guides. Learn about the Great Fire, history of shipbuilding and the Bay of Fundy's high tides. See the Saint John City Market, Uptown Saint John, Jewish Historical Museum, Reversing Falls Rapids and New Brunswick Museum at your leisure.
Highlights: St. John: Look for history and adventure along the Bay of Fundy, from city attractions to intriguing reversing rapids. Big Pink Double Decker: Buses stop at sights every 15 to 30 minutes - hop on and off all day long. All Day Pass: Explore city museums, uptown shopping, City Market and Reversing Falls Rapids at your own pace
Accessible St. John City Sights – 2.5 hours $85.75
This tour uses an accessible mini-coach equipped with a motorized wheelchair lift, and traces over 400 years of Saint John's history. Your first stop at Woolastook Park, is a great place to survey the harbor. Next, you'll stop to view the famous Reversing Falls Rapids. You'll then have approximately 20 minutes to explore the Old City Market.
Saint John and Bay of Fundy Top 10 – 6.5 hours $109.75
Combine the best of Saint John and the Bay of Fundy and enjoy the region's rich history and heritage on a guided tour of the area's top 10 things to see and do. You'll see the Reversing Falls Rapids, travel to St. Martins fishing village and visit its Sea Caves, enjoy Maritime Seafood Chowder, explore Carleton Martello Tower, and the city's vibrant markets and historic architecture, and step into an Irish pub for Moosehead beer.
Highlights: Saint John: Watch the Reversing Falls Rapids, see charming covered bridges, and visit City Market and the Bay of Fundy. St. Martins: Visit a Bay of Fundy fishing village, see its Sea Caves and try Maritime Seafood Chowder. Local Culture: Explore the rich military history at Carleton Martello, see Victorian architecture in the historic district, and drink Moosehead beer.
Saint John Highlights Tour - 2.5 hours $49.75
Discover prominent landmarks and the historic buildings of Canada's oldest incorporated city. You’ll stop at Carleton Martello Tower, built during the War of 1812 as a precaution against an American attack. Continue to the famous Reversing Falls Rapids at Fallsview Park where your guide will explain how the mighty tides push the river water upstream twice a day. Pass Fort Howe and its lofty harbor views, then enjoy free time at the Old City Market.
• Carleton Martello Tower: Survey the harbor from an old fort, and visit the tower, built during the War of 1812.
• Reversing Falls Rapids: At Fallsview Park you’ll learn how the mighty tides push the river water upstream twice a day.
• Old City Market: Spend 20 minutes or so, exploring the market and chatting with friendly locals.
Scenic St Andrews by the Sea 4.5 hours $49.75
Discover New Brunswick’s breathtaking coastal scenery and culture as you visit the charming beach town of Saint Andrews by-the-Sea, touring historic landmarks and roaming independently. Admire 19th-century architecture, view stunning Algonquin Resort Hotel, housed in a Tudor-style castle, and behold St. Andrews Blockhouse, which was utilized during the War of 1812. Explore the quaint waterfront promenade at your leisure, shopping in boutiques, strolling along the fishing pier, or relishing close-up Bay of Fundy views.
• Saint Andrews By-the-Sea: Explore this fishing village along the Bay of Fundy, home to the world’s highest tidal range.
• Coastal Landmarks: Admire 19th-century architecture, see Algonquin, a Tudor-style castle turned beach resort, and see historic St. Andrews Blockhouse.
• Independent Exploration: Wander on your own, watch boats go by, go shopping for souvenirs, or walk the fishing pier.
Big Pink Hop On Hop Off & Bay of Fundy Scenic Railway Combo 3.5 hours $79.75
Explore Saint John on a sightseeing double decker bus and travel the Bay of Fundy Scenic Railway. Your 45-minute train-ride stops over Reversing Falls Rapids, with the Bay of Fundy on one side and Saint John River on the other. Learn about industries situated near the falls, including Irving Empire, Moosehead Breweries and Simms Brush. Next, board the Big Pink bus and shop, visit museums, galleries and parks on two separate routes at your leisure.
• Big Pink Hop-On Hop-Off: Tour the city on two routes at your leisure and visit the attractions that interest you.
• Railway Tour: Take a 45-minute train ride that stops above Reversing Falls Rapids, where powerful tides force the river upstream.
• Reversing Falls Rapids: Your guide will explain the highest tides in the world and their impact on Saint John River.
Oct. 24 Bar Harbor – 7-5 Note: this is a tender port
Lobster boat experience – 2 hours $45.75
This two-hour excursion introduces you to the authentic lobster business aboard a boat that drifts over the calm waters of Frenchman Bay. You’ll see how lobster traps are hauled, set and baited. Learn the difference between hard shells, shredders, shorts, culls and keepers. You’ll pass colonies of seals hovering rocky ledges and see the picturesque Egg Rock Lighthouse while the Captain, a retired chef, points out sites and shares local history, folklore and recipes.
• Lobster boat: Pull traps full of live lobsters from the waters of Frenchman’s Bay
• Frenchman Bay: Absorb the Bay’s mesmerizing scenery, which includes colonies of seals and the picturesque Egg Rock lighthouse.
• Maine’s lobster industry: Learn intriguing stories about the industry and hone your lobstering skills while collecting mouth-watering recipes.
Frenchmans Bay Scenic Nature Cruise 2 hours $33.75
Overview: Cruise past breathtaking scenery in New England during a fully narrated 2-hours nature tour through Frenchman Bay and along the shores of Acadia National Park. Harbor seals, majestic bald eagles and pods of Harbor porpoise and other wildlife are likely to appear during your tour. You'll see everything from the shear granite cliffs of Great Head, to smooth rock beaches and magnificent summer homes along "Millionaires Row", and views of Egg Rock Island Lighthouse.
Highlights: Nature Cruise: Glide past islands once home to the Abanaki Indians, and discovered by French explorers Champlain and Cadillac. Marine Life: Catch glimpses of Harbor seals, majestic bald eagles and Harbor porpoise, with commentary from a professional naturalist. Egg Rock Island Lighthouse: Still an active maritime beacon, the lighthouse is set in Maine's Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
Bar Harbor by Land and Sea – 4 hours $59.75
Discover charming Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Island on this half-day experience. Your tour takes you to Bar Harbor, considered one of the most exclusive resorts in the world at the turn of the century. See a number of Victorian mansions that survived the Great Fire of 1947 before your walk concludes at the dock. Sail on a 121-foot schooner enjoying panoramic views of Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and the imposing Cadillac Mountain.
• Bar Harbor: Experience one of the most exclusive resorts at the turn of the century, and its Victorian Mansions.
• Schooner: Sail Frenchman’s Bay by schooner and enjoy views of Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain.
Best of Bar Harbor – 4 hours $75.75
Discover Bar Harbor’s illustrious heritage and natural splendors on a half-day tour, as you traverse Acadia National Park, visit the Oceanarium, and tour an opulent mansion. Enjoy spectacular coastal views while driving through Acadia National Park, the oldest national park east of the Mississippi River. Snap photos of Maine’s breathtaking coast before watching live demos at the Oceanarium by a licensed Maine lobsterman. Roam around Turrets Mansion or Cleftstone Manor, where America’s wealthiest families once lived.
• Scenic Drive: Relish awe-inspiring coastal views while traveling through Acadia National Park, the oldest park east of the Mississippi River.
• Oceanarium: Learn about the fascinating Maine lobster fishing industry and watch a live hands-on demo by a licensed Maine lobsterman.
• Guided Mansion Tour: Visit bayside Turrets Mansion or historic Cleftstone Manor, where America’s wealthiest families spent many summers in opulence.
Best of Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountain – 6 hours $125.75
Enjoy a multi-faceted tour of Bar Harbor’s most scenic areas. You’ll visit Sieur de Mont Springs Nature Center and learn about Acadia National Park's varied wildlife. Marvel at Thunder Hole, where ocean swells converge against granite, stop for photos at the Jordan Pond House, set against the Penobscot Mountains and Bubbles Hill, and admire the magnificent summit of 1532-foot Cadillac Mountain. Then, pass the summer homes of Mount Desert Island's most famous residents before enjoying a delectable lobster lunch with blueberry dessert.
• Sieur de Mont Springs Nature Center: Learn about Acadia National Park's rich and varied wildlife.
• Jordan Pond House: Looking north toward The Bubbles, a pair of glacially-sculpted mounds.
• Mount Desert Island: View the summer homes of the Island’s most famous residents — Martha Stewart, the Rockefellers, and the Fords.
• Thunder Hole: Watch as ocean swells converge against the granite cliffs, creating a thunderous roar.
The Ultimate Island Experience – 4 hours $155.75
Set out for an exciting time on Bar Harbor’s coast on this exclusive 8-person tour. Gaze at stunning coastal landscapes along Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park and admire Victorian mansions in Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor as you travel in style aboard a stretch-limousine or limo coach. Pause for photos at Thunder Hole and at the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on North America’s Eastern seaboard. You’ll also savor a three-course lunch in an elegant Bar Harbor restaurant.
• Exclusive Limousine Tour: Enjoy a personalized experience on this 8-guest-maximum tour, featuring a stretch limousine or limo coach and elegant three-course luncheon.
• Acadia National Park: Exult in breathtaking New England scenery during your luxury limo ride along Park Loop Road.
• Cadillac Mountain: Stop at Thunder Hole before summiting 1,530-foot Cadillac Mountain, two of the most visited sites in Arcadia Park.
Oct 25 – Portland 7-6
Portland Hop On Hop Off - $39.75
Step aboard the “Peak at Portland Trolley Tour” and discover the city’s top landmarks. This scenic 45-minute tour takes you around the entire Portland peninsula, introducing you to Portland’s rich history and highlights. After, you’ll have the option of taking the “Hop on Hop off Trolley Loop” to explore the major sights and attractions of the tour route (included in the tour price), including the Portland Observatory, Longfellow House and the Portland Museum of Art.
• Enjoy a fully narrated trolley tour of the Portland peninsula that explores Portland’s rich history and notable highlights.
• Take in the beautiful sights and sounds as your experienced, local guide treats you to the best of Portland.
• Visit Portland’s main landmarks, including the Portland Observatory, Longfellow House, Portland Museum of Art, Victoria Mansion and the Long Wharf.
The Best of Portland & Kennebunkport 6 hours $69.75
See the highlights of Portland, and visit Maine's oldest lighthouse, and Kennebunkport. Take a relaxing drive through Old Port, the former warehouse district where brick buildings now house retails shops, galleries and restaurants. Admire varied architecture, with Victorian neighborhoods contrasted against Portland's new Arts District. Visit Portland Head Light at Cape Elizabeth. Then on to Kennebunkport, with its elaborate Victorian and Federal mansions, and glimpses of the Bush estate. Enjoy free time at Dock Square.
Highlights: Old Port: See Portland's renovated warehouse district, where shopping and restaurant venues thrive alongside waterfront activities. Portland Head Light: Drive through the picturesque town of Cape Elizabeth and visit the still-functioning oldest lighthouse in Maine. Kennebunkport: See beautiful homes and spend free time shopping or browsing the galleries, boutiques, and shops at Dock Square.
Kennebunkport and Scenic Cruise -5 hours $65.75
Enjoy beautiful views of Maine's famous rocky coastline, a scenic ride to Kennebunkport and a relaxing 50-minute cruise. You'll pass stunning Federal and Victorian style mansions during your drive to Kennebunkport's Dock Square where you'll board your boat to experience panoramic views of Walker's Point and Maine's rocky coast. Afterwards, enjoy one hour exploring shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs in Dock Square. See the Bush Estate and former Summer White House on the return route.
Highlights: Cruise Maine's Coast: Embark on a 50-minute cruise and enjoy panoramic views of Kennebunkport, Walker's Point and the rocky coastline. Dock Square: Shop and dine during your one-hour of free time in the center of Kennebunkport. Kennebunkport: See Walker's Point, the Bush Estate, and 18th and 19th century mansions built by wealthy merchants and sea captains.
Kennebunkport – 4 hours. $53.75
See Maine's rocky coastline and visit the charming village of Kennebunkport, summer home of the Bush family. You'll take a scenic drive through the village, passing Federal and Victorian style mansions built by wealthy sea captains and merchants in the 1700s and 1800s. Enjoy 1-1/2 hours free time at Dock Square, strolling past shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs. On return, you'll see Walker's Point, "the summer White House", where both Presidents Bush hosted world leaders.
Highlights: Maine Coastline: Wind through one lovely town after another, with views of rugged ocean shores as you travel to Kennebunkport. Kennebunkport: Seasonal beauty year-round has made this village the favored vacation spot of the wealthy, including the presidential Bush family. Dock Square: Enjoy free time among lovely boutiques, antique stores, pubs, galleries and restaurants in the center of Kennebunkport.
Mt. Washington and The Cog Train 9 hours $169.75
Embark on a dynamic mountain-climbing adventure as you leave bustling Portland for a scenic ride along a cog railway to the summit of Mount Washington. Admire stunning views of the White Mountains as you travel two hours via motorcoach to rural New Hampshire. Steep, meandering tracks take the locomotive to New England’s highest peak. Relish spectacular panoramas of four states, Quebec and the Atlantic Ocean before souvenir shopping at the base station gift shop.
• Scenic Drive: Enjoy a two-hour motorcoach ride to rural New Hampshire past the majestic White Mountains.
• Cog Train Ride: Hop on a locomotive for a dynamic trip along the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway.
• Mount Washington: Stand atop New England’s highest peak, where you can see four states, Quebec and the Atlantic Ocean.