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Country Travel Discoveries 2021-2022

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Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Garden Getaway Explore the Horticulture of Canada's Atlantic Provinces "Join me on this fascinating garden tour of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. We'll visit the oldest Victorian-style garden in North America, the enchanting Tangled Garden and the impressive Veseys Seeds. This Canadian horticultural exploration is not to be missed!" — Jeff Epping, Director of Horticulture Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, Wisconsin Tourism Nova Scotia/Wally Hayes Visit the Victorian-era Halifax Public Gardens, a National Historic Site Tourism Nova Scotia Tourism Nova Scotia DAY 1—HALIFAX Welcome to Halifax, Nova Scotia…Start your trip with a delightful welcome reception with your Discoveries Director and fellow travelers. DAY 2—HALIFAX PUBLIC GARDENS/CITY TOUR/DALHOUSIE AGRICULTURAL CAMPUS This morning, visit the Halifax Public Gardens. Meet a member of the "friends of the Public Gardens" for a guided tour of the oldest Victorian style gardens in North America. View the beautiful flowers, trees, water fountains and band stand. Afterwards, we continue exploring Halifax, including the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Fairview Lawn Cemetery, the resting place to 121 victims of the Titanic. Continue this afternoon to Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus. Discover a living laboratory where trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, and farm crops are displayed and interpreted in both functional and natural settings as part of the landscape horticulture program at the University. After our visit, we travel onto Cape Breton Island, en- route finding excellent photo opportunities by the Canso Straight and Porcupine Mountain. B, D DAY 3—CABOT TRAIL/BIT OF SCOTLAND/PARK WILDLIFE Bring your camera for the Cabot Trail, among the world's most scenic drives. The route begins in the Margaree Valley, famed for salmon fishing. Traveling along the shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, notice the area's Acadian culture and heritage. On the way, we stop to see the traditional fine hooked tapestries at Flora's Gift Shop. Continuing just past Cheticamp, you'll visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park to witness colorful tapestries of woodlands, tundra, and bogs. Be on the lookout for moose, black bear, and bald eagles, too! Later, if you'd like, enjoy an entertaining narrated cruise on Bras d'Or Lakes or stroll the charming streets of Baddeck. B, L Option—Sail the Bras d'Or Lakes Enjoy an entertaining narrated cruise on Bras d'Or Lakes, observing majestic Bald Eagles overhead, Alexander Graham Bell's mansion Beinn Bhreagh, and the beautiful Baddeck shoreline. Price: $40 per person. DAY 4—ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL/CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI At the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, explore the life and inspiration that drove this pioneer of invention, as well as deaf education. Later, enjoy a tasty lunch in Antigonish before heading to Caribou to catch the ferry to Prince Edward Island. Crossing the Northumberland Strait, we will see the famous red soil of Canada's smallest province come into view. Settle in for two nights in Charlottetown, the "Birthplace of Confederation". B, L Free Air To Halifax, NS Up to $500.00 per person when you book by Feb 28, 2022! (air booking assistance available) AUG 14-21, 2022 8 DAYS • 13 MEALS 8 DAYS • 13 MEALS NEW TOUR NEW TOUR DISCOVERY EVENT DISCOVERY EVENT 78 AUTHENTIC TRAVEL EXPERIENCES |

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