We use cookies on our website in order to improve your experience. By using our website you consent to our use of cookies. See our privacy policy here.

Send An Enquiry
Enquire About This Holiday

When Do You Want To Go?


Take a leisurely road trip across Canada’s smallest province, Nova Scotia, beginning and ending in its capital, Halifax.  Across 13-days, experience the utterly beautiful natural landscapes of Atlantic Canada and its many historic sites, verdant national parks and charming communities. The drives in Nova Scotia are undeniably some of the continent’s most scenic, particularly the Cabot Trail which circumnavigates around Cape Breton Island and with a number of excursions included, you have all the ingredients for an incredible Atlantic Canadian adventure. 


Day 1: Halifax

One night in the delightful seaside town of Halifax before your self-drive adventure begins the following morning. 

Day 2: Lunenburg

Take the scenic drive to Lunenburg, stopping at Peggy’s Cove on the way. The small village is UNESCO protected, largely because of its beautiful lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic and serves as a wonderful detour to break up the journey. 

Days 3 & 4: Annapolis Royal

Cross the peninsula via the Kejimkujik National Park, a region renowned for its hiking trails and wilderness lakes. If you wish, discover the natural history of the park with interpretive guides before continuing your journey to Annapolis Royal. Rise early the following morning for a whale-watching excursion on the nutrient rich waters of the Bay of Fundy. 

Day 5: Wolfville

Today on your journey to Wolfville, we highly recommend you factor in time to stop at the Grand-Pré National Historic Site, a historic Acadian settlement. The Domaine de Grand Pré is a fantastic winery en route, and also worthy of the small detour. 

Days 6 - 8: Charlottetown

Stop at the Bay of Fundy before crossing the 13km long Confederation Bridge, arriving in Charlottetown, your base for the next three nights. The town is Canada’s birthplace and the exceptional history of the region can be explored in detail with an included guided tour on day 7 of the itinerary. On your final day in Charlottetown, explore the picturesque Prince Edward Island National Park, and its myriad of hiking trails, deserted beaches, salt marshes and diverse coastal landscapes. 

Days 9 - 11: Baddeck

Depart Charlottetown along Route 1 to Woods Islands Ferry, taking the scenic crossing to Caribou and then driving on to Cape Breton Island. Using the coastal village of Baddeck as a base for the next three-nights, the undoubted highlight of the region is the Cabot Trail, which circumnavigates around the island, and remains the best way to experience its stunning ocean vistas and national parks. We recommended allowing a full day to drive the loop, leaving plenty of time for hiking and exploring the excellent Acadian Cultural Centre & Museum. On your final day on the island, head north to visit the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a living museum and the largest historical reconstruction in North America.

Day 12: Halifax

A full day’s drive is required today to return to Halifax for a final night. The journey is beautiful though, passing through the Bras d’Or Lakes region and the Canso Causeway. After a short recommended stop at Antigonish, travel southwest along the scenic Marine Drive, to arrive in Halifax in the late afternoon.

Day 13: Departure 

This morning, drop off your rented vehicle ready for departure. 

Enquire about our Atlantic Charm Holiday

Simply complete our enquiry form to get in touch, or call our Travel Specialists on 0203 924 8888


From £2,249 per person

Truly Individual Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation
  • Car hire in a mid-sized vehicle
  • Brier Island whale watching tour
  • Bay ferry tolls - Wood Island to Caribou
  • 9 Historic site admissions

Price based on two people sharing accommodation. Any element of this holiday can be tailor-made to suit you. Simply enquire below!

Send An Enquiry
Enquire About This Holiday

When Do You Want To Go?

My Routes Rewards Logo

From your first booking with us, you’ll become a member of My Routes
Rewards and begin collecting points for every holiday you book!


Our Truly Individual holidays are designed around you and allow you to have everything, just the way you like it!

Using our many years of expertise, we'll take care of everything. So you can enjoy your holiday with confidence.

From your first booking , you'll join My Routes Rewards - one of the most rewarding ways to travel end exclusive to us!

All of our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.


Why book with Travel Routes?

  • Our Truly Individual holidays are designed around you and allow you to have everything, just the way you like it!
  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, choose the style of travel that suits you.
  • Leave the hard work to us - we'll organise all of your flights, accommodation, excursions, logistics & the special touches!
  • Our Travel Specialists are genuinely amongst some of the best in the business with many years of travel experience.
  • We'll help you to create your perfect Truly Individual holiday, offering our expertise and guidance at every stage.
  • We’ll take care of everything, which means all you have to do is relax and enjoy a perfect holiday, every time!
  • From your first booking, you'll join My Routes Rewards - one of the most rewarding ways to travel and exclusive to us!
  • We only work with travel partners we trust to ensure you'll enjoy the quality you expect.
  • You can rest assured that every holiday is 100% financially protected by our membership with ATOL (11104).