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Hosted By: Stacy Grinsfelder
Podcast Host & Writer
Explore Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia with one night on VIA Rail’s The Ocean passenger train. Tour Montreal and Quebec City with time to explore their historic districts. Take a VIA Rail passenger train eastward overnight in first-class Sleeper Plus cars, and arrive at Prince Edward Island the following day. Enjoy a live performance of Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™ and travel along The Cabot Trail, one of North America’s most scenic drives. Tour Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, and explore Peggy’s Cove, a fishing village known for its iconic lighthouses and views of the Atlantic Coast.
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August 10th, 2023 - August 20th, 2023
Price Per Person
Final Payment Date: 05/27/2023
Day 1 : Fly to Montreal
We begin our tour of Canada with a relaxing flight to Montreal.
Day 2 : Montreal
Kick off our Canadian getaway with a Montreal city tour led by a professional local guide. A major highlight will be a visit to the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, its vibrantly-colored interior widely recognized as an architectural masterpiece. Enjoy lunch and free time in historic Old Montreal. We then travel by motorcoach to Quebec City for a two-night stay. We stop at Érablière le Chemin du Roy, an authentic maple syrup sugar shack from the 1920s. Learn about maple syrup production and enjoy an all-you-can-eat Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner with a sweet maple treat for dessert.
Day 3 : Quebec City
A guided stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Quebec's Historic District feels like being transported to Europe complete with fortified walls, cobblestone paths, and French culture. Lunch is served at the prominent Fairmont Le Château Frontenac overlooking the St. Lawrence River. We have the afternoon and evening at leisure to explore this delightful city.
Day 4 : Montmorency Waterfall
The morning is free to relax in Quebec City. We gather in the afternoon for a visit to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine, a popular pilgrimage site dedicated to the grandmother of Jesus. Learn about copper art and browse Albert Gilles’ masterpieces at the Copper Art Studio & Museum, then get creative at the studio workshop as we make our own copper artwork to take home. Next, we visit the impressive Montmorency Waterfall. At 272 feet it is almost 100 feet taller than Niagara Falls. An aerial tram transports us to the top where we may cross a suspension bridge over the falls before enjoying a delicious dinner at Manoir Montmorency. Later, we board VIA Rail’s The Ocean passenger train and experience the thrill of rail travel as we continue our journey east. Enjoy top service and private accommodations as first-class passengers in Sleeper Plus cars.
Day 5 : VIA Rail
Enjoy breakfast and lunch in the dining car as we roll by the beautiful landscapes of New Brunswick. We disembark in Moncton, then travel by motorcoach to Prince Edward Island. We cross Confederation Bridge, which spans eight miles over the Northumberland Strait and is part of the Trans-Canada Highway. We arrive in Charlottetown tonight and settle into our comfortable accommodations for two nights.
Day 6 : Prince Edward Island
Begin the day exploring scenic Prince Edward Island. Visit Green Gables Heritage Place, the 19th-century farm that was the setting to Anne of Green Gables. Take in stunning views of red sandstone cliffs and picturesque beaches at Prince Edward Island National Park before returning to Charlottetown for time at leisure. Tonight we enjoy a performance of Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™ at the Confederation Center of the Arts. Based on L.M. Montgomery’s famous novel, this Canadian classic has the Guinness World Record for longest running annual musical theater production, performing continuously since 1965.
Day 7 : Cape Breton Island
We depart Prince Edward Island by ferry to Nova Scotia. Tour through the life of Baddeck's most famous resident at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. The exhibits showcase Bell’s many accomplishments and inventions including the telephone. We check in to our Baddeck accommodations for two nights.
Day 8 : The Cabot Trail
Today we travel along one of North America’s most scenic roadways, The Cabot Trail. On the way we pass through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where unspoiled natural beauty sets the stage for dramatic landscapes and incredible coastal vistas. As we cruise the trail, we make a rest stop at the Les Trois Pignons Cultural Centre, Museum & Gallery to learn about the area's Acadian history and rug hooking traditions. After lunch, we visit The Gaelic College to experience the island’s Gaelic history.
Day 9 : Halifax
Enjoy an included breakfast at our hotel before we depart Cape Breton Island and return to mainland Nova Scotia. On our way to Halifax we tour the Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre to learn about the First Nations people indigenous to Canada’s maritime provinces. We arrive in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, and check in to our hotel for two relaxing nights.
Day 10 : Peggy’s Cove
We embark on a tour of Halifax with a local guide. Major highlights include the Halifax Citadel, a former military fortification with a distinctive star shape. After leisure time along Halifax's waterfront, we travel to Peggy’s Cove, a quaint fishing community famous for its iconic lighthouse and views of the Atlantic Coast. We visit Peggy’s Point Lighthouse and celebrate our vacation in Eastern Canada with a scrumptious farewell lobster dinner at nearby Sou’Wester restaurant.
Day 11 : Fly Home
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Cincinnati - Cincinnati-NKY International Airport
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Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport
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Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport
Charleston - Charleston International Airport
Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
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Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport
Memphis - Memphis International Airport
Nashville - Nashville International Airport
Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Dallas - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport
San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport
Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport
Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport
Richmond - Richmond International Airport
Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Spokane - Spokane International Airport
Appleton - Appleton International Airport
Baldwin - Groome Transportation
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Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport
Hudson - Groome Transportation
Madison - Dane County Regional Airport
Menomonie - Groome Transportation
Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport
Charleston - Yeager Airport
Since 2014, Stacy has been writing the Blake Hill House blog, documenting the restoration and rehabilitation of her historic 1800s home. Stacy is also the producer and host of the podcast True Tales From Old Houses. She launched True Tales From Old Houses in 2018 to connect and share stories with old house lovers and devoted DIYers. The goal of the show is equal parts entertainment and education. Since the launch, Stacy has become a trusted voice in the old house community.
Stacy and her husband Andy have four children. They currently split their time between Blake Hill House in Western New York and Salt Lake City. Stacy is an avid runner, frequent traveler, and enthusiastic extrovert.
Join Stacy and other historic home enthusiasts on this fantastic tour!
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