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Country Travel Discoveries 2021-2022

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Discoveries Experience ____________________ 8 Days • 13 Meals Aug 14-21, 2022 Price Per Person: Double: $3,197 Single: $3,745 Pre/Post Hotel: $168/night Depart/Return: Halifax, NS FREE Air To Halifax, NS Up to $500.00 per person when you book by Feb 28, 2022! (air booking assistance available) Highlights & Inclusions ____________________ • Travel with Jeff Epping, Olbrich Botanical Gardens Horticulturist • See Halifax Public Garden, Tangled Gardens & Vesey Seeds. • Tour the Anne of Green Gables home • See Peggy's Cove lighthouse • Tour the lush island of Cape Breton with a coastal drive along Cabot Trail • Meet skilled craftspeople, a lobsterman and a preserves merchant • Visit Alexander Graham Bell Museum • See Hopewell Rocks on Bay of Fundy • Tour & tasting at Grand Pre Winery • Welcome reception, 24-hour emergency call service, free bottled water on coach Quality Accommodations ____________________ Night 1: Holiday Inn Express Halifax Airport Nights 2-3: Lynwood Inn, Baddeck Nights 4-5: Rodd Royalty Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI Nights 6-7: Barrington Hotel, Halifax DAY 5—PEI NATIONAL PARK/ANNE OF GREEN GABLES HOME Following breakfast, we visit Vesey's Seeds. Established in 1939, Vesey Seeds has become a well- known supplier of seeds for flower and vegetable gardens. Upon arrival staff will take us on a tour of the trail beds explaining the varieties of flowers and vegetables as well as their mail order business. Then, we travel to Cavendish and the beloved site of the Anne of Green Gables National Historic Site. Next up, we'll savor a delicious lobster lunch at Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant, followed by a talk with a local fisherman who will discuss the fishing industry on the Island. Later meet Bruce McNaughton, owner of PEI Preserves, to learn about his life and business. Returning to Charlottetown, we see highlights of the city with time for exploring on your own. B, L DAY 6—CONFEDERATION BRIDGE/HOPEWELL ROCKS This morning, travel to the community of Borden-Carlton for a photo stop near the Confederation Bridge and Gateway Village. After crossing over the bridge to New Brunswick, we visit one of Canada's most stunning natural wonders — Hopewell Rocks. Located on the Bay of Fundy, Hopewell Rocks experiences the highest tides in the world -- on average 39 feet. At low tide, visitors have a chance to walk on the ocean floor and learn about the site from park interpreters, and then enjoy lunch at the Interpretation Centre before we return to Halifax. B, L DAY 7—TANGLED GARDENS/GRAND PRE WINERY/PEGGY'S COVE Both a garden of delight and a working farm, Tangled Garden produces fresh herbs and fruits for the jellies, liqueurs, vinegars, and cordials made on site. Covering four acres of sculpted land, classic garden-rooms hedged in box, yew, and beech encounter a dry stream bed planted with statuesque grasses and rambunctious perennials. A hillside labyrinth offers sweeping views of the Minas Basin. Next, we visit the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, where the gardens on the campus of Acadia University showcase native plants from the nine habitats within the Eastern region of Canada. A formal Walled Garden and classic Herbaceous Bank are also featured. After lunch, enjoy a wine tasting session at one of Nova Scotia's best wineries, Grand Pre Wines. The rugged fishing community of Peggy's Cove is set on a narrow, coastal inlet characterized by wave-worn granite boulders and crashing surf. This charming little village is perhaps Canada's most photographed site. A Nova Scotia icon, the lighthouse still serves as a beacon to fishermen. Enjoy dinner here as you watch the sun set. B, D DAY 8—FAREWELL Head home with fond memories of your time in three truly stunning Canadian provinces. B x Savor the tastes and learn about wine making at Grand Pre Winery Cabot Trail Visit Peggy's Cove famous Lighthouse Tourism Nova Scotia 855-744-TRIP (8747) | 79 DISCOVERY EVENTS | NOVA SCOTIA & PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

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