Cape Breton Explorer
Cape Breton Explorer
An amazing road trip through Nova Scotia’s east side, starting in Halifax, the vibrant capital city. Explore the charming waterfront, visit the historical landmarks such as the Citadel Hill, and indulge in local cuisine at the bustling farmer’s markets. As you continue your journey, head towards Cape Breton Island, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and the famous Cabot Trail. Drive along the winding coastal roads, witness the dramatic cliffs, and take in the panoramic views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. A must-visit destination on Cape Breton Island is Louisbourg, where you can step back in time and experience life in an 18th-century fortress. Lastly, make your way to Charlos Cove, a serene fishing village, known for its picturesque waterfront and tranquil beaches. Enjoy relaxing strolls along the shoreline and immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere. Your Nova Scotia road trip will be packed with stunning vistas, cultural experiences, and unforgettable memories.
This itinerary is flexible and can be tailor-made to suit you; if you want to add extra days in one area, extend the holiday or maybe change the direction of travel. Talk to one of our experts about how to make this holiday the perfect one for you.
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Itinerary (10 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
Arrive into the beautiful city of Halifax after your 6 hour flight from the UK...
Arrive into the beautiful city of Halifax after your 6 hour flight from the UK and head to your downtown hotel.
The next day we suggest you take a city tour and take in the sights of Citadel Hill, Halifax Harbour, Historic Properties, Bedford Basin, Point Pleasant Park and much more to make the most of the day, or why not grab a Harbour tour to further enjoy the city sites. With maybe a quick ferry trip over to Dartmouth to see Halifax from across the harbour.
2 nights Halifax
Begin your day in Halifax by picking up your rental car and embarking on a...
Begin your day in Halifax by picking up your rental car and embarking on a truly unforgettable adventure. Before you start your journey, why not make a detour to the magnificent Maritime Museum of the Atlantic? Immerse yourself in a fascinating collection of artifacts from the legendary Titanic, transporting yourself back to a time filled with both tragedy and triumph.
After paying your respects to history, set off on the road to Cape Breton. Prepare to be enchanted by the scenic route to Cape Breton, as it winds through picturesque towns and breathtaking landscapes. Your journey will take you through Truro, Antigonish, and finally to the Canso Causeway, which connects you to the captivating Cape Breton Island. Although the drive lasts approximately 3 1/2 hours, do not worry, as the roads are easy to navigate and offer plenty of delightful spots to stop along the way. Take your time to fully embrace the allure of this journey and seize every opportunity to soak in the stunning beauty of Nova Scotia.
3 nights Baddeck
Embark on an unforgettable adventure as you spend the next 2 days unraveling the beauty...
Embark on an unforgettable adventure as you spend the next 2 days unraveling the beauty of the renowned Cabot Trail. This cherished scenic drive in Canada invites you to immerse yourself in nature’s splendor as it winds along the awe-inspiring coastline, rising to an astonishing alpine plateau that sits 500m above the glistening sea. Prepare to be enchanted by the symphony of waterfalls cascading down moss-covered cliffs and the melodious tunes of swift-running streams that dance beside the road.
While taking in the breathtaking scenery, keep your eyes peeled for majestic moose as they gracefully roam the wilderness. Opportunities for moose-spotting are plentiful along your journey, adding a touch of excitement and a chance to witness these iconic creatures in their natural habitat. And if you crave more marine marvels, opt for a morning whale-watching cruise, where the gentle giants of the sea often make an appearance. Alternatively, keep your gaze fixed on the walking trails that gracefully overlook the coast, as whales sporadically grace the horizon with their awe-inspiring presence. Prepare to be captivated by the sheer beauty and natural wonders that await you, as the Cabot Trail promises an unforgettable exploration of Canada’s hidden gems.
Cape Breton Island to Louisbourg
Today is the perfect day to embark on an exciting adventure along the southern shore...
Cape Breton Island
Today is the perfect day to embark on an exciting adventure along the southern shore of Cape Breton. As you make your way, be sure to stop by Glace Bay, the starting point of the renowned Marconi Trail. This trail pays homage to Guglielmo Marconi, the pioneering inventor who sent the very first transatlantic wireless message from this very spot.
Continuing your journey, you’ll soon arrive at the enchanting town of Louisbourg, where you’ll have the pleasure of staying for the next two nights. A visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg is an absolute must during your time here. As Canada’s largest National Historic Site, it stands as a remarkable testament to the nation’s past. Built in the 18th century, this magnificent fortress is considered the mightiest French stronghold ever constructed in the Americas.
2 nights Louisbourg
Louisbourg to Charlos Cove
Prepare yourself for an enchanting journey through numerous delightful villages and communities as you make...
to Charlos Cove
Today presents a wide range of thrilling options for those in search of a break...
Charlos Cove to Halifax
Departing from Charlos Cove, you will embark on a relaxing drive back to Halifax, where...
Departing from Charlos Cove, you will embark on a relaxing drive back to Halifax, where your memorable journey will come to an end. As you make your way along the scenic route, why not consider making a stop at Goldboro? This intriguing destination was once renowned as the finest gold mining district in the entire province. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this area and imagine the bustling mining activity that once took place here.
You will need to stay near the airport for your morning flight back to the UK.
1 night Halifax
LD - Travelled to Nova Scotia
We have just returned from our week in Nova Scotia and wanted to thank you for organising it all. Both hotels were excellent, the Halliburton was very well placed in the city and their restaurant is really excellent. The Hotel Atlantica's cottage was just what we wanted, by the sea and equipped with all we needed and quiet. We explored lots of that south coast with a quick trip to the north but more to see next time! Your printed driving instructions were a GREAT help, not something we have been given before and greatly appreciated them.