Ultimate New Brunswick A Fly Drive Holiday

9 nights

Explore New Brunswick on this 9-night fly-drive holiday where the variety of sights is sure to excite you.

The Bay of Fundy has not only the world's second highest tides but is also the summer playground of the giant Humpback Whales.

Kayak around the giant pillars of Hopewell Rocks, reaching up from the ocean floor, or walk around them once the tide retreats.

Enjoy Acadian culture in villages such as Caraquet, or explore the many hiking trails on coastal paths and mountain tracks. Treat yourself to succulent seafood; scallops, salmon and lobster, you won't find fresher.

As there are no direct flights linking the UK and New Brunswick, we suggest you fly into Halifax, Nova Scotia from where it is an easy drive into New Brunswick.


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The Breakdown

Here's a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by adding them to your wishlist, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1


Fly from Heathrow to Halifax where you will collect your car and spend the night.

1 night in Halifax.

Day 2

Halifax to Moncton

Depart Halifax early and head north from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick and Moncton - a major urban centre where English and French Acadian culture blend harmoniously to create a unique community. Home to two unusual natural phenomena; the Tidal Bore on the Petitcodiac River and the famous Magnetic Hill.

1 night in Moncton.

Day 3

Moncton to Miramichi

Depart Moncton early and follow the Acadian Coastal drive north through coastal towns and villages. Enroute visit the Olivier Soapery, the Irving Eco Centre – La Dune de Bouctouche, the spectacular preserved sand dunes of New Brunswick. Also in the area visit Kouchibouguac National Park - a stunning display of beaches, Acadian forest, lagoons and sand dunes sweeping over 25 kilometres. If time permits perhaps take a canoe tour within the park to view the grey seal colony. Continue on and join the scenic Miramichi River Route, which travels through the many communities that make up the Miramichi region. The city of Miramichi is New Brunswick’s newest city and is made up of many unique shops, restaurants and heritage sites. This evening enjoy a Little Big Bear Safari tour – a must for all bear lovers and wildlife photographers!

1 night in Miramichi.

Day 4

Miramichi to Fredericton

This morning explore Miramichi. Take a stroll along one of the many hiking trails around French Fort Cove, visit St. Michael’s Basilica, one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in Canada, take in the Beaverbrook House, the boyhood home of Lord Beaverbrook or relax and try your hand at a spot of fishing, the Miramichi River is a world famous salmon fishing river. In the afternoon depart Miramichi and head to picturesque Fredericton. Fredericton is New Brunswick’s capital city, noted for its heritage and culture. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Fredericton and its attractions. Places to visit include the Historic Garrison District, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, City Hall, Christchurch Cathedral and the Old Government House. For the more energetic, perhaps rent a bicycle and ride the magnificent 85kms trails network that follow the St John River. Further afield visit the picturesque model town of Oromocto.

1 night in Fredericton.

Day 5

Fredericton to St Andrews

Depart Fredericton and take time to visit the Kings Landing Historical Settlement and step back in time and re-live the 19th century way of life. Continue on to St. Andrews-by-the-sea, one of Canada’s most beautiful seaside resorts. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring this tranquil area. Suggestions include playing a round or two of golf, visiting Kingsbrae Gardens or strolling along Water Street viewing the local wares of artisans and potters.

1 night in St Andrews.

Day 6

St Andrews to Grand Manan

Depart St. Andrews and drive to Black Harbour ready to catch the local ferry over to Grand Manan Island. Grand Manan is the largest island in the Bay of Fundy and is a haven for whale watchers, bird watchers and nature lovers alike. On arrival explore the archipelago further. There are many hiking trails on the island, a marvellous network of narrow rustic footpaths that allow for further exploration not accessible by most vehicles.

2 nights in Grand Manan.

Day 7

Grand Manan

Today enjoy an unforgettable, fully narrated, sailing adventure. Expect in season to view several whale species, including the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale, as well as seals and sea birds. If time permits follow the “unofficial Lighthouse route” of Grand Manan Island. Swallowtail, Long Eddy, Great Duck and Long Point are a few of the lighthouses to visit.

Day 8

Grand Manan to Fundy National Park

Depart Grand Manan on the morning ferry back over to Blacks Harbour. On arrival follow the scenic Fundy Coastal Drive to Saint John, New Brunswick’s largest city. Saint John is steeped in history with lots to see and do. Places to visit include Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site,the old city market, Loyalist House, the New Brunswick Museum and probably the most famous – the Reversing Falls. Continue onto the Fundy Trail located in St. Martins. This is one of the last remaining coastal wilderness areas in North America and is accessible to the world via the Fundy Trail. With breath taking vistas visit one of the many observation lookouts dotted along the route. With 11kms of spectacular coastal roadway and 16kms of walking trails – a must see on your journey. For the more adventurous you can take a guided hiking tour along the Fundy Footpath to Hearst Lodge. Continue onto Fundy National Park area.

1 night in Fundy National Park.

Day 9

Fundy National Park to Shediac

This morning explore The Fundy National Park. This magnificent park has 206 sq kms of steep coastal cliffs, forest clad hills, deep rich valleys, rugged shoreline and rolling meadows. The park is renowned for its hiking trails, with over 104 kms of trails to choose from ranging from easy 1/2 km loops to a demanding 50 km circuit around the park. The park is a haven for bird watchers, golfers, cyclists, canoeists and naturalists. If time permits visit Cape Enrage Lighthouse and Mary’s Point Bird Sanctuary located nearby. In the afternoon depart Fundy National Park and continue along the Fundy Coastal drive via Hopewell Cape, home of Hopewell Rocks. Be sure to visit the excellent Interpretive Centre on site before exploring these natural phenomena. Twice each day the highest tides in the world - up to 46 feet - flood the beach, and twice each day you can explore the floor of the Bay of Fundy at low tide! Created over thousands of years by the Bay of Fundy's awesome tidal forces, these rock formations are a natural wonder not to be missed! Continue onto Shediac. This evening enjoy the Lobster Cruise from Shediac – the most educational Lobster Cruise anywhere!

1 night in Shediac.

Day 10

Shediac to Halifax

Depart Shediac and continue on your 3 hour journey back to Halifax Airport, where you will drop off your rental car ready for your return flight.

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The View

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