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Customer Reviews of our Nova Scotia & Prince Edward tour

We currently have 85 reviews of this tour. These reviews are completely unsolicited, and they were not paid for in any way. These are simply the kind words of some of our satisfied customers.

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“Our motor coach driver was EXCELLENT! He takes care of his motor coach extremely well. He handled our luggage as if it were his own and made sure it was all there as we came and went to our hotels. EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT!”

Mr. & Mrs. A.C., Auburn, Massachusetts

“I was very impressed with Caravan and hope to travel with you again. I will recommend you to my friends. Thanks for a wonderful week in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.”

Ms. A.H., Shelby, Ohio

“There were several people on our tour who had traveled with Caravan and sought Caravan for their Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island vacation. I fully understand why and will certainly travel with Caravan again.”

Mr. & Mrs. K.D., Albuquerque, New Mexico

“The new friendships we made were an added bonus.”

Mr. & Mrs. M.Z., Shelby, Ohio

“Our tour director and driver made a great team. We chose this tour for our honeymoon because we wanted something scenic, relaxing and stress free. Your people helped make it everything we expected and more. We will definitely be going on tours with Caravan in the future.”

Mr. & Mrs. M.B., Rhinedorf, New York

“Caravan Tours was excellent and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are a must see!”

Ms. N.F., Osler, Saskatchewan Canada

“It’s nice to leave the driving and all of the arrangements to someone else and just enjoy the sights.”

Mr. & Mrs. N.A., Arlington, Texas

“I have traveled extensively with several different tour companies and am very pleased with my experience with Caravan. They deliver what they promise and provide a pleasant and hassle-free vacation.”

Ms. A.R., Ventura, California

“The hotel in Halifax was beautiful with great service. The restaurant was great as well.... The tour was well organized and the sightseeing tours were beautiful. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. I fell in love with the East Coast and would like to retire there some day in Prince Edward Island.”

Ms. S.R., Toronto, Ontario Canada

“The hotel in Halifax had an excellent location. The guides at the Fort and Prince Edward Island were very helpful. They added the local color and knowledge, which added to the pleasure of the visit. Looking forward to our next Caravan tour. This was our second very enjoyable trip with Caravan Tours.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.B., Bradenton, Florida

“I have no further comments that I would like you to share other than to go on Caravan Tours and have a great time! Caravan rocks!”

Ms. C.R., Toronto, Ontario Canada

“The hotel in Halifax was a really nice hotel that I enjoyed very much. The meals are good there and the location of the hotel was perfect. The North Winds, even though it’s not a big hotel, it’s still clean and comfortable so that you’ll enjoy the situation there with such pleasant staff.”

Ms. C.L., Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

“I really didn’t think that I would enjoy this trip as much as I did. We had an exceptionally nice group and we made some good friends. My husband and I have been on a lot of tours and we were very impressed with our trip to Nova Scotia. Can’t wait until our next one. I will certainly recommend Caravan to all my friends.”

Mr. & Mrs. G.B., South Daytona, Florida

“The tour director was very helpful in working out a couple of situations we encountered. The Halifax guide was excellent. The Prince Edward Island guide was very good. Cape Breton guide was knowledgeable. This was our first tour. Thanks to Caravan and its staff for making it a very enjoyable experience. We recommend this tour to anyone.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.D., Rochester, New York

“The hotel in Halifax had wonderfully comfortable rooms, close to the action as well.... The sightseeing and activities were as they were described in brochures and as shown in online videos. You will enjoy a comfortable and relaxing trip through the beautiful and not crowded Canadian Maritimes.”

Mr. & Mrs. E.S., Rochester, Minnesota

“The hotel in Halifax had excellent accommodations, food and service. We enjoyed the pool and associated facilities. The North Winds Hotel was clean and comfortable. Also, dinner was excellent.... Everything was well planned and there was a lot of additional information provided to us for us to see and do on our own. It was an outstanding tour that I would recommend to anyone. Hotels, meals, guides and tour route were fantastic. Please pass on my commendations to all of the special guides.”

Mr. & Mrs. C.L., Lompoc, California

“It was a great trip. I regret not having a bathing suit. I was not aware of pool and workout facilities available.”

Mr. & Mrs. M.H., Manasquan, New Jersey

“We were a group of people and it was our first motor coach tour. We are planning another one in the spring with your company. Keep up the high standards.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.L., Great Neck, New York

“I would love to go on this trip again. The trip was well planned. I enjoyed it very very much.”

Ms. J.S., Birmingham, Alabama

“I’d go again in a heartbeat.”

Ms. M.C., Birmingham, Alabama

“Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Highlands are beautiful areas and we are glad we saw them by motor coach with Caravan rather than trying to do it on our own.”

Mr. & Mrs. C.D., Seattle, Washington

“Caravan is a real excellent value for the price. I had a wonderful time and do hope you can keep your rates at the same level. Thank you.”

Ms. R.F., Doylestown, Pennsylvania

“I have been on lots of different tours and the tour director on this tour was exceptional. She was easy to listen to and knew how to relate to people. She was very educated and well-versed on all aspects of the tour.”

Ms. B.F., Fergus Fall, Missouri

“This was our first tour and already looking to go on another next year. I will recommend Caravan to all.”

Mr. & Mrs. W.R., Flanders, New Jersey

“This was our fourth Caravan tour. As always, it was fun, educational and enjoyable.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.H., Wheat Ridge, Colorado

“The Caravan tour was outstanding. I traveled in 1970 to Europe (eight countries) with Caravan. I look forward to future trips with them.”

Ms. C.L., Paw Paw, Michigan

“It was a very pleasant tour, would definitely recommend. We brought the right clothing, multiple layers including rain gear. We needed much warmer clothing at Fort Louisbourg. Please warn future late September, early October travelers to be prepared!”

Mr. & Mrs. D.N., Carmel, Indiana

“The tour director and the motor coach driver make an excellent pair. They work very very well together.”

Mrs. R.D., Lebanon, Pennsylvania

“Caravan has done a wonderful job giving you the most bang for the buck. We will always use them when available.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.K., Johns Island, South Carolina

“I had no idea how beautiful the scenery would be. The weather was terrific too. For a U.S. citizen, the history seen from another viewpoint was fascinating. The diversity of ages made it especially nice.”

Mrs. G.K., Honolulu, Hawaii

“The trip was super! I do not know how you can do it for such a low cost.”

Mr. & Mrs. F.G., Locust Grove, Georgia

“We enjoyed our trip. We have been on many tours and you have done an outstanding job from planning to execution. We loved the whale watching. It could not have been better.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.K., Ocala, Florida

“If you love a quiet peaceful place with lot of beautiful lakes, then Nova Scotia is for you. The air is unbelievably fresh, crisp in the mornings and evenings, and then warm during the day. The seafood is bountiful and they love tourists. Many interesting historical places to learn more about the people and culture of Nova Scotia.”

Mr. & Mrs. W.G., Edison, New Jersey

“Great tour! We have said often since returning home, ‘this is where we were last week.’ It’s too bad we now have to come back to reality. The value was exceptional considering everything that was included. There is no way that you will be disappointed on this tour. The tour was paced quite right. Sufficient time was given to both tour activities and free time. It was designed right for someone wanting a decent overview of the Maritime Provinces. The basis is now in place for a follow-up free-time visit.”

Mr. & Mrs. P.C., Williamsport, Pennsylvania

“All hotel rooms were immaculately clean, and with friendly staff. Also, the luggage was handled very well. It was a beautifully organized tour with very knowledgeable guides who were proud of Nova Scotia and what they had to offer. Tour director and driver were both excellent!”

Ms. M.S., Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania

“Our driver was always alert and sharp. He kept the motor coaches spotless. He was very pleasant and helpful. It was very easy to sit back and enjoy the ride. Caravan tours are well worth the money. In our opinion, it’s the best way to travel.”

Mr. & Mrs. H.C., Wayne, New Jersey

“Our tour director did an excellent job. She made each experience fun and she involved everyone in the tour experiences. She showed genuine concern for individuals.”

Mr. & Mrs. L.E., Clinton, Mississippi

“It was a great trip to take with beautiful scenery, excellent guides and great value for your money. We would definitely choose Caravan again.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.J., Albuquerque, New Mexico

“It’s hard to pick a favorite as there were so many. Peggy’s Cove is right up there along with the ferry ride. The whale watching boat trip had incredible scenery and so did the Cabot Trail. Everyone on our tour was pleasant and friendly. We had fun!”

Ms. K.V., Bay City, Michigan

“Caravan Tours makes traveling fun! Nothing is left out of your experience!”

Mr. & Mrs. J.B., Cincinnati, Ohio

“Our tour director was really outstanding. She really relates to her tour members. She is very knowledgeable without being stuffy. She made the trip very enjoyable. She seemed to anticipate our every need.”

Mrs. N.F., Wilmington, North Carolina

“This was another great tour. We did the Fall Colors two years ago and came all the way back from Australia for what was another great Caravan event. We would like to do Copper Canyon next year if we had the dates. Again with Caravan, it is the best value around.”

Mr. & Mrs. C.M., Queensland, Australia

“This was our second tour with Caravan and all I can say is it was another great tour. Keep up the good work. We will be doing Guatemala soon.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.B., Hobe Sound, Florida

“The Marriot Harbourfront Hotel had a great room, super great dining, and helpful staff. There were great views of the waterfront, especially at breakfast where the buffet was outstanding! The sightseeing and activities were well organized. We saw everything that was a ‘must see’ in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. We would have taken two or three weeks to see the same on our own. Caravan provides the best value and quality for your money for this tour. It’s funny, I saw other tour motor coaches from other agencies at all the stops we went. I noticed their prices they advertised were twice Caravan’s prices! You won’t go wrong with Caravan. We will definitely use them again.”

Mr. & Mrs. E.D., Trappe, Maryland

“This was my first coach tour. Cruises have been vacation of choice. Now, I may have to rethink that.”

Mr. & Mrs. W.G., Boston, Massachusetts

“I would take another Caravan tour. This was my first tour and trip anywhere. What a wonderful experience.”

Ms. K.H., London, Ontario Canada

“My husband and I have been in the travel business for thirty years. We have traveled extensively. Caravan is an excellent product. We won’t hesitate to send you our clients. Keep it up! ”

Mr. & Mrs. R.M., Great Neck, New York

“The tour director was thorough, attentive and knowledgeable about each area to which we went, and also well prepared, and humorous. His historical additions were very interesting. It was a fantastic tour, with great photos and a wonderful balance of activities. Good planning, keep up the good work. May God bless all involved. Thanks again!”

Mr. & Mrs. J.E., Tallahassee, Florida

“It was a wonderful trip. How do you manage to find such congenial travel companions.”

Mr. & Mrs. P.H., Greer, South Carolina

“I liked the whale watching excursion in Cheticamp. It was awesome. The boat captains knew how to locate the whales and with their cooperation, the whales, we had a great time looking at each other.”

Mr. & Mrs. M.B., Manhattan, Kansas

“The tour director was excellent! She was always courteous, professional and eager to help everyone. She kept us informed and on time for all activities. She’s great! All of the local guides were professional, and extremely knowledgeable. It’s really nice to have local guides who are so informed and have lived in the area for many years. I have been very impressed with this tour. It has encouraged me to travel with Caravan often. I’m on the Canadian Rockies tour next week.”

Ms. E.S., Woodstock, Georgia

“The water on the motor coach was really a plus.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.G., Middlebury, Connecticut

“We had never taken a Caravan trip before, but are so pleased that we will look into the Costa Rica tour and the trips in the U.S.A. I will recommend this tour to friends and relatives.”

Mr. & Mrs. W.K., Wayland, Massachusetts

“It would have been helpful if you’d indicated somewhere in the literature that dress was casual, even for evening dinners. I would have taken less clothes and lighter luggage. Thanks for providing bottled water each day. This was our first bus tour and we weren’t sure what to expect, but we thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.S., Keezletown, Virginia

“The tour was a wonderful experience and exceptional value. I will be taking more Caravan tours. The Fall foliage was breathtaking. I am a native New Englander with many years of Fall sightseeing. This was the best by far. Thanks.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.G., Lady Lake, Florida

“Have been on your Copper Canyon tour which was excellent and now this Canadian tour. You do a wonderful job. Where can we go next with you?”

Mr. & Mrs. H.M.M., Estes Park, Colorado

“Thanks, Caravan, for a tour well done.”

Ms. J. W., Puyallup, Washington

“A great value. This trip would have cost at least twice as much if we tried to book everything on our own. We would have not seen nearly as much as we did and the information that we gained from our tour guide made the trip that much more worthwhile.”

Mr. & Mrs. A. B., Chester, New York

“A well planned tour, superbly guided. The guide and driver like what they are doing and it shows.”

Mr. A. H., Baltimore, Maryland

“The Nova Scotia experience was fantastic. The scenery was something that needs to be experienced first hand and just enjoyed. Having the tour guides to help us along and assist us in understanding and interpreting what we were seeing was probably the most important aspect of taking a bus tour over driving ourselves. On our own, we would not have had half of the experiences we did on this tour - we would never have know what to look for. This was our first guided tour. We were relatively unsure of a group outing after always being on our own. As a result of the experience, we are planning our next tour - with Caravan.”

Mr. & Mrs. A. D., Cherry Hill, New Jersey

“First guided tour and now a tough standard for others to be measured against.”

Mr. & Mrs. C. M., Glen Ellyn, Illinois

“Enjoyed our tour to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. We would recommend the tour to anyone.”

Ms. J. I., Chesterfield, Missouri

“This was our first motor coach tour. We debated if this was something we wanted to do. We couldn’t have been more pleased. So very well organized. Times for departures were exact and right on schedule. Nice to have water offered on the coach.”

Mr. G. C., Williamsport, Pennsylvania

“Thanks for organizing a well-spaced itinerary that allowed us to truly experience the Canadian Maritime Provinces in their most favorable manner”

Mr. & Mrs. J. B., Cincinnati, Ohio

“The Marriott Harbourfront Hotel was excellent, can’t say enough about it. Not enough stars.”

Mr. B. L., Lakewood, New Jersey

“We have just returned from our third Caravan tour and enjoyed it very much. The scenery was so beautiful, different in each province as we covered Cape Breton Island, Prince Edward Island, into New Brunswick, returning to Nova Scotia and Halifax. The number of meals provided was most ample. It was good to have some meals on our own. The hotels were just excellent choices. Our guide and driver both proved to be courteous, informative and helpful men whose attitude provided a positive feeling the entire tour. All three tours that we have had with Caravan were filled with wonderful memories and experiences. Best wishes for continued standards of excellence with present and future tours.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.K., Lafayette, Louisiana

“Your hotels were excellent and the meals delicious, not one with a problem. Your sightseeing and activities were very well orchestrated, interesting and informative. Your rest and photo stops were a good choice for photo stops and exceptionally thoughtful for bathroom stops. Your tour director was informed regarding areas, caring, concerned, available, and a pleasant person. We checked out the tours to the Maritimes and found Caravan not only less in money, but much more in content, and thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks!”

Mrs. & Mrs. F.C., Valrico, Florida

“Meals were very good, something for everyone’s choice. Your tour director was kind, caring, fun, knowledgeable, full of stories. Your local guides were all well versed, ready to answer questions. I can’t say enough good things about your good driver, knew his route, handled luggage like a master, helpful, good sense of humor. My third trip with Caravan. There will be more!”

Mrs. M.S., Fort Myers, Florida

“Your sightseeing and activities were all as specified, and enjoyable. Your tour director very knowledgeable and your driver especially capable.”

Mr. & Mrs. D.S., Sarasota, Florida

“Your Tour Director – A Canadian treasure. Very knowledgeable, very patient. Please put me on your mailing list.”

Mr. E. E., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Enjoyed the variety of hotels. The tour director and driver were great. Our first Caravan tour, recommended by friends who had taken the same one a few years ago. We would recommend Caravan also.”

Mr. & Mrs. B. P., Corona, California

“Your hotels were excellent choices. Caravan always uses the most convenient hotels, good shopping areas, nearby places to eat, without having to patronize expensive eating establishments. Your sightseeing and activities were very good. I learned a lot of history about Canada and the Micmac Indians as well as the beautiful scenery, and, of course, I learned about the tides at the Bay of Fundy. Your tour director and coach driver were both excellent. This was my 5th trip with Caravan. They have all been extra special!”

Mrs. K.M., Madison, Tennessee

“Hotels were all excellent, good locations. Your tour director made this tour very special. His knowledge of the history of each area made the trip most enjoyable, did a great job in explaining the significance of each area visited. His little tips on what to check out in each area was appreciated. We felt the trip was well coordinated.”

Mr. & Mrs. B.S, Honeoye, New York

“Your tour director was most knowledgeable and kept us well informed. He was always ‘there’ for us and took personal interest and concern for our group. Great dry humor. Very pleased with rest stops and photo stops. Your meals were great to wonderful. This was our second trip with Caravan and we will not hesitate to take another as we know you do a good and dependable job.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.S., Tucson, Arizona

“Daytime features and sightseeing were very interesting, good selection. Trip was excellent. Another Caravan winner.”

Ms. S. W., Mason, Ohio

“Hotels were very, very good. The meals and service were fine. Your tour director has ruined me for all others. His knowledge of the area made the trip, and his sense of humor kept me chuckling.”

Ms. J. B., Loveland, Ohio

“You had an excellent choice of sightseeing and activities. There was great variety and the topics interesting and timely. Your rest and photo stops were well chosen and there was plenty of time to take photos. Your tour director is a “guide extraordinaire!” His knowledge of local lore was exceptional; he spoke clearly and made sure his instructions were understood by all. The local guides were interesting and knowledgeable. Words cannot express my gratitude for having such a competent professional coach driver and tour director.”

Mrs. B.L., Wellington, Florida

“Hotels were all well situated, clean, comfortable with pleasant staff. Your tour director and driver top notch. This was a well organized tour and most enjoyable. We surely will use Caravan again.”

Dr. & Mrs. J.G., Eastham, Massachusetts

“The hotels were very good. Your tour director was very good. The tour was very well organized.”

Mr. & Mrs. B.K., Bourbonnais, Illinois

“All the hotels were very pleasant and clean. The meals were all very good. Each day was a new adventure. I can’t think of any one thing that I would have not wanted to see. Your tour director was excellent, very knowledgeable, pleasant and good company.”

Ms. P.M., North Providence, Rhode Island

“Your tour director was very, very good. Enjoyed his laid back style, humor and wit. Your driver was very capable and professional. Your local guides were generally good. Liked when they gave personal stories and anecdotes. We both were delighted and pleased with Caravan.”

Mr. & Mrs. D.F.M., Madison, Wisconsin

“There was a good variety of sights and activities. We found your tour director to be very knowledgeable. His calm demeanor and easy leadership made for an enjoyable trip. All in all, we had a very good and educational tour of the Canadian Maritime Provinces.”

Mr. & Mrs. D.J., Kimberling City, Missouri

“Your hotels were comfortable and conveniently located. The hotel staff was always friendly and helpful. Your tour director is the best tour director that I have ever had on any tour, and I have taken many tours. I would definitely consider another Caravan tour. I appreciate the fact that there were no pushy promotions for options and that all entertainment was included.”

Mrs. J.H., St. Louis, Missouri

“We were in very beautiful and spectacular areas. The people we encountered were so wholesome. Enjoyed the trip immensely.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.B., Stockton, California

“Your tour director was excellent, very knowledgeable, friendly, and good sense of humor. Your driver was superb – safe, courteous and helpful. We have traveled with Caravan years ago over four times. We chose Caravan for this trip because of past results and what you offered compared to other tour companies. Overall, we were very pleased with our tour.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.W.D., Beverly, Massachusetts

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2019 Departure Dates

May 29**, 31**
Jun 2**, 4**, 6**, 8**, 10*, 12*, 14*, 16*, 18*, 20*, 22*, 24*, 26*, 28*, 30*
Jul 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30
Aug 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
Sep 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30
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2019 Price Per Person - $U.S.

Room Type Super Value Great Value Special Value
Double $ 1395 $ 1495 $ 1595
Triple 1275 1375 1475
Single 1929 2029 2129

Plus Taxes and Fees:
Double $195; Triple $185; Single $214

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