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Country Travel Discoveries 2021-2022

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back onto Nova Scotia, visit Port Hasting Historical Museum in this modern museum overlooking the Strait of Canso. See displays on the construction of the Canso Causeway and its impact on the people and communities in the area. There is also a Quilts Craft Shop for you to browse. Unpack for two nights in Baddeck. Later, join the group for an optional evening sail. B Option—Sail the Bras d'Or Lakes Enjoy an entertaining narrated cruise on all of the 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 5—CABOT TRAIL Bring your camera for the Cabot Trail, among the world's most scenic drives. Traveling along the shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, we notice the area's Acadian culture and heritage. A stop to see the traditional fine hooked tapestries at the Flora's craft shop is a must. Continuing on, visit Les Trois Pignons which houses the Museum of the Hooked Rug and Home Life, an Acadian, cultural, genealogical and visitor information center. Located in Chéticamp, the museum features masterpieces by world renowned wool artist Elizabeth LeFort. After travelling through part of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, we stop at MacIntosh Brook to enjoy a picnic lunch. Later visit Arts North Gallery, where juried local crafts such as pottery, jewelery, wood, fiber, quilts, weaving, prints and glass are retailed on behalf of the member artists. We'll make a rest stop at the historic Keltic Lodge of the Highlands before returning to Baddeck for the evening. B, L, D DAY 6—ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL/QUILT GUILD SHOW/HALIFAX At the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, explore the life and inspiration that drove this pioneer of invention—and of deaf education. Later, enjoy a tasty lunch in Antigonish before attending the Northumberland Quilt Guild show - the 2020 show theme is Gateway to Adventure! The Canadian Quilter's Association's mission is to promote and celebrate quilting and Canadian quilters by preserving the traditions of those who have come before us while looking to new and creative ways to enhance quilting for the present and future. Various demonstrations of machine & embroidery quilting along with hand quilting demonstrations by Quilt Guild members will be featured at this one-of-a-kind show as well. B, L DAY 7—HALIFAX CITY TOUR/AVONDALE/WINERY Today enjoy a city tour highlighting Fairview Lawn Cemetery — grave site of 121 victims of the Titanic, a walk through the Halifax Public Gardens, the oldest Victorian style gardens in North America and a drive around Citadel Hill. Lunch on your own will be at Halifax Seaport Market…the oldest, continuously-operating farmers' market in North America since 1750. We may have saved the best for last when we make a stop at Avonport Discount Fabric Centre which carries over 5,000 bolts of Grade A 100% cotton fabrics! Later, learn about grape growing and winemaking at Domaine de Grand Pré. Here we'll taste the added diversity and depth to the style of wine made in Nova Scotia. Their wines have also received considerable attention for their quality, winning numerous awards around the world. This evening join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner reliving the week in Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island. B, D DAY 8—FAREWELL This morning we say farewell to our new friends as we make our way to the Halifax Airport and begin the journey home. B x Discoveries Experience ____________________ 8 Days • 13 Meals Jul 24-31, 2022 LIMITED SPACE LIMITED SPACE Aug 1-8, 2022 Price Per Person: Double: $3,297 Single: $3,845 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 Quilter's World magazine Retired Editor Carolyn Vagts • Visit 4 local quilt shops and the Northumberland Quilt Guild Show • Attend a Stained Glass Lighthouse Pillow Class with Carolyn Vagts • Visit two Canadian Provinces • Tour the Anne of Green Gables home • See Point Prim Lighthouse • Tour the lush island of Cape Breton with a coastal drive along Cabot Trail • Explore the Alexander Graham Bell Museum • Meet skilled craftspeople, a lobsterman and a preserves merchant • Bag handling (1 per person) at hotels • Fees/tips for included attractions/meals • Welcome reception, 24-hour emergency call service, free bottled water on coach Quality Accommodations ____________________ Night 1: Holiday Inn Express Halifax Airport Nights 2-3: Rodd Royalty Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI Nights 4-5: Lynnwood Inn Baddeck Nights 6-7: The Barrington Hotel, Halifax Meet Carolyn Vagts Carolyn S. Vagts is a wife, mother, grandmother, quilt designer and retired editor of Quilter's World at Annie's Publishing. Carolyn has made a name for herself in the quilting world with her award-winning techniques of mixing traditional piecing with fusible-art applique. She has authored eight quilting books and numerous single patterns. Tourism Nova Scotia/Wally Hayes REGION | TOUR NAME 855-744-TRIP (8747) | 81 DISCOVERY EVENTS | NOVA SCOTIA & PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

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