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Nova Scotia Delights Self Drive

  • Halifax
  • Baddeck
  • Pictou
  • 7 nights from
  • £1,229 per person
  • Trip Code: SD-722

Holiday Overview

Nova Scotia Delights - a super Eastern Canada self drive road trip exploring the delights of the province of Nova Scotia.

Fly direct from the UK and spend 7 nights exploring Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, Halifax and travel the world famous "Cabot Trail", regularly voted one of the world's top ten scenic drives.

Nova Scotia Delights Self Drive includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Car Hire (We recommend adding Sat Nav)
  • Historic Sites Pass with entry to : • Alexander Graham Bell • Fort Anne • Grand-Pré • Halifax Citadel • Fortress of Louisbourg • Kejimkujik (Day Use only) • Port-Royal
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Day 1 - Fly UK to Halifax

Fly to Halifax and pick up your hire car.

Featured accommodation

Lord Nelson Hotel

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Day 2 - Enjoy 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. We also recommend taking a drive and stopping at Mahone Bay, Peggy's Cove to see one of Canada's most famous lighthouses and Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Featured accommodation

Lord Nelson Hotel

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Day 3 - Halifax to Baddeck

Depart Halifax for your journey to Cape Breton Island, a little piece of Scotland in North America. Arrive in Baddeck for an afternoon at your leisure.

Featured accommodation

Inverary Resort

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Day 4 - Baddeck (The Cabot Trail)

Relax in Baddeck or drive the famous Cabot Trail - 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 28 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

Inverary Resort

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Day 5 - Louisbourg Sightseeing

This morning drive north to discover the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. This incredible “living museum,” is the largest historical reconstruction in North America; it is an impressive restoration of a French garrison town dating from the 1700s, complete with costumed interpreters who re-enact daily life from the French colonial period. You can even sample period food in the restaurant, or take part in a mock battle. Also, don’t miss a visit to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in the village of Baddeck, a museum dedicated to the life and inventions of this fascinating man - who spent his summers here on the shores of the Bras d’Or. You may also want to visit the Highland Village Museum in Iona.

Featured accommodation

Inverary Resort

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Day 6 - Baddeck to Pictou

Today head south from Cape Breton and drive along the Northumberland Strait to Pictou, where the first Scottish settlers arrived in 1773, beginning two centuries of ship building history. Located on the Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia, Pictou is a great place to experience old-world charm and culture, and present-day hospitality.

Featured accommodation

Pictou Lodge Resort

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Day 7 - Pictou to Halifax

Travel back to Halifax for your last evening before returning home the following day.

Featured accommodation

Lord Nelson Hotel

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Day 8 - Fly Halifax to UK

Check out of your Halifax hotel and transfer to the airport, drop off your self drive car prior to checking in for your flight home to the UK

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