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Nova Scotia Charms Fly Drive

  • Halifax
  • Baddeck
  • Ingonish
  • Wolfville
  • Annapolis Valley
  • White Point Beach
  • Lunenburg
  • 10 nights from
  • £2,169 per person
  • Trip Code: SD-203

    • Book by 31st July & save £150 per person
    • Receive a free £50 M&S Gift Voucher

Holiday Overview

Nova Scotia Charms- an exclusive Canada Self Drive road trip Holiday

Fly from the UK to Halifax and enjoy the delights of Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia offers a little bit of everything accompanied by true Celtic charm. Looking for picture-perfect scenes of coastal villages? Drawn to hiking amid dramatic, rocky coastal vistas or ocean scenery? Dying for some gourmet dining and urban buzz? This 11 day tour is the best way to let Nova Scotia’s charms sink in at their own unhurried pace.

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Valid for departures between May - October

Nova Scotia Charms Fly Drive includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Car Hire
  • Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour
  • Drive the world famous Cabot Trail
  • Winstar Cruise in Baddeck
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Day 1 - Fly from the UK to Halifax

Upon arrival in Halifax pick up your hire car and have a short drive to your hotel. Remainder of day at leisure. 

Featured accommodation

Atlantica Hotel, Halifax

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Hotel Halifax

The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax

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Day 2 - Halifax to Baddeck (352kms)

Depart Halifax this morning for your drive to Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, start of the famous Cabot Trail.  Afternoon at leisure prior to your 4pm or 6.30pm departure (choice is yours) cruise around Cape Breton’s UNESCO Biosphere, Bras d’Or Lakes, and Baddeck. The vessel offers a licensed bar with a beverage service and light snack options, sit back and relax as your captain tells you all about the history and culture of Baddeck. With viewings of  incredible bald eagles this simply adds to the sensational tour.

Featured accommodation

Silver Dart Lodge Baddeck

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Day 3 - Baddeck to Ingonish (Cabot Trail 300kms)

Cape Breton Highlands National Park is known for its spectacular highlands and ocean scenery. Accessible via the famous Cabot Trail, the park offers many treasures and extraordinary experiences. This morning drive towards Ingonish and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park visitor center to start your 2-day Cabot Trail adventure. There are 26 beautiful hiking trails in the National Park, ranging from easy strolls to challenging climbs – they all lead to panoramic views of canyons, highlands and the coast. The most recommended one would be the Skyline Trail which is located about a 15-minute drive from the Cheticamp park entrance. Along the way visit the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Route 19 Judique (approx. 25 minutes from causeway) or the Glenora Distillery Route 19/ Ceilidh Trail, Glenville (between Inverness and Mabou, about 30 minutes from Judique). Other stops may include the Acadian Cultural Center & Museum (Les Trois Pignons) or St. Ann’s Gaelic College of Arts & Crafts.

Featured accommodation

Lantern Hill & Hollow

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Keltic Lodge Ingonish

Unmissable Experiences

Cabot Trail

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Day 4 - Ingonish to Baddeck (Cabot Trail 300kms)

Today continue along the Cabot Trail towards Baddeck. 

Featured accommodation

Silver Dart Lodge Baddeck

Unmissable Experiences

Cabot Trail

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Day 5 - Baddeck to Wolfville (412km)

Today head south from Cape Breton and drive into the Acadian country and the university town of Wolfville. This region was populated by innovative French settlers in the early 1600s. A rather isolated community, they established unique fishing and farming methods in order to survive in this region. They lived a semi-autonomous existence until trade with their English-speaking neighbours became more important than their French loyalties. In 1755, at the start of the Seven Years War, the British government was intent on securing an oath of allegiance to the crown, but the Acadians refused and were deported to other colonies as they were deemed a security risk. A visit to Grand-Pre National Historic Site will outline their lifestyle and the history behind these people. You may choose to visit Grand-Pre National Historic Site.

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Tattingstone Inn

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Day 6 - Wolfville to Annapolis Royal (113 kms)

Today travel down to Annapolis Royal. 

Annapolis Royal is known for its heritage and charm, featuring over 150 heritage buildings, including the oldest wooden house in Canada, the deGannes-Cosby House, built in 1708. Other notable historic houses include the Adams-Ritchie House (1712) and the Runciman House (1817). The town boasts gracious large homes, colourful gardens, and broad tree-lined streets. You can explore the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, which span 4 hectares (10 acres) and include several themed gardens and collections. The Fort Anne National Historic Site, overlooking the mouths of the Annapolis and Allain rivers, features well-preserved earthwork fortifications, a museum, and the oldest building in any Canadian National Historic Site, the gunpowder magazine built in 1708.

Annapolis Royal also offers unique shops, fine inns, artists' studios and galleries, and a golf course. 

Featured accommodation

Hillsdale House Inn

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Day 7 - Annapolis Royal to White Point Beach Resort (125 kms)

Traverse to White Point Beach Resort for your 2-night stay. Enroute we recommend you stop off at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, renowned for its natural beauty and outdoor activities. The park offers a serene and tranquil environment with a variety of landscapes, including wilderness lakes, rivers, and forested areas. It's an excellent destination for hiking and canoeing, with numerous trails and waterways to explore. White Point Beach Resort is a fantastic beach resort situated on Nova Scotia's South Shore, within the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve. The resort features both outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a tennis court, a fitness centre, and a restaurant. You can enjoy a variety of watersports including surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, and kayaking.  The holiday is based on staying in the hotel accommodation, however you may wish to upgrade to one of the lakefront Glomes (glamping pod) or treeshouse for a truly unique stay. Please ask one of the team for more details.

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White Point Beach Resort

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Day 8 - Explore White Point Beach Resort

Spend the day exploring and enjoying the facilities on offer at White Point Beach Resort.

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White Point Beach Resort

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Day 9 - White Point Beach to Halifax (145kms)

Today, travel along the Atlantic Ocean shore towards Halifax. This region is home to some of the most scenic coastal vistas and historical attractions. Along the way visit Lunenburg a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring a colourful waterfront and narrow streets. The town has preserved 70% of its original 18th and 19th-century buildings, earning it recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to Peggy’s Cove, a small fishing village famous for its picturesque and typical East Coast style, with houses perched along a narrow inlet and on wave-washed boulders facing the Atlantic. The famous Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, built in 1915 atop a giant rock, may be the most-photographed in Canada, especially with the ocean waves crashing in.

Featured accommodation

Atlantica Hotel, Halifax

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Hotel Halifax

The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax

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Day 10 - Halifax

The day is free to explore the boutiques, pubs and cafes of Privateers Warehouse and the Historic Properties. Get a terrific view of the city from the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and visit York Redoubt National Historic Site, a 200-year-old fortification overlooking Halifax Harbour. To help you take in the sights of Halifax we have included a 55 minute Harbour Hopper tour. 

Featured accommodation

Atlantica Hotel, Halifax

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Hotel Halifax

The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax

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Day 11 - Fly Halifax to UK

For your last day in Nova Scotia take in some last minute souvenir shopping before heading out to the Airport where your holiday ends.

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