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Cabot Trail Cape Breton Nova Scotia Canada
Travel east coast Canada with Caravan Tours and your trip includes a tour of world-famous Cabot Trail Nova Scotia, located on Cape Breton Island and part of our Maritime Provinces tour.
Named after John Cabot, who first explored the area back in 1497, Cabot Trail is now a 186-mile (300 km) picturesque highway with remarkable coastal vistas and exceptional highland scenery along the Atlantic Ocean. This area of eastern Canada is renowned for the hospitality of the Acadian population and the area’s rich Celtic history.
Ascend through the Acadian Forest of the lowlands up to the Boreal Forest of the plateaus. The depth of the vast river canyons here is complemented by the surrounding steep cliffs. It’s easy to understand why Alexander Graham Bell called Cape Breton Nova Scotia his home.
Caravan Tours began as a small family-owned tour company back in 1952. We have since grown to be international tour
operators, still owned, and operated by the same family.
Now, in our 70 th year, Caravan Tours is one of North America’s leading fully guided tour companies. We now offer affordable, budget-friendly tours throughout the USA and Canada, and to the Central American countries of Panama, Costa Rica, and Guatemala.
Come Experience Cabot Trail Nova Scotia
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Cabot Trail Highlands National Park
The lush forests hugging the coastline along Cabot Trail Nova Scotia have a unique mix of Boreal, Acadian, and Taiga animals, plus many plants and wildlife habitats that are not found anywhere else in Canada.
The old-growth forests here in Cape Breton Highlands National Park are home to dozens of rare or threatened plant species. There are ample camera opportunities in this spectacular region and don’t be surprised if bald eagles and breaching whales find themselves in the center of your lens.
Pleasant Bay and Cape Smokey
Two more worthwhile stops along Cabot Trail Nova Scotia include Pleasant Bay and Cape Smokey.
Pleasant Bay is Cape Breton’s whale watching capital. Birds and fishermen cling to the perimeter of the harbor, and the fresh salt air beckons you to unplug and enjoy nature.
Cape Smokey is a rest stop and the gem of Cape Smokey Provincial Park where endless photo possibilities present themselves.
Baddeck Cape Breton Island
Considered the start as well as the end of the Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia, Baddeck is a thriving center following the shores of Bras d’Or Lakes. Sample the seafood at a lobster boil and cool off with invigorating beverages while you evaluate the local baked goods.
Baddeck is home to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. This 25-acre holding and museum contain original artifacts and documents from Bell’s research work while he was here in Baddeck. The Bell family even donated artifacts from their personal museum.
Every visitor to Canada should experience Cabot Trail Nova Scotia. Come breathe in the Celtic and Acadian traditions that drift through the salt air and bask in the warmth of these friendly maritime people. As Alexander Bell once said of Cape Breton’s beauty, it “outrivals them all!”
While in the area, Caravan’s travel itinerary also includes a tour of the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site!
About Caravan Tours
What began as a small family-owned tour company back in 1952 has since grown to an international tour operator that is still owned and operated by the same family.
In 2022 we celebrate our 70th year as one of North America’s leading guided tour companies. We now offer fully guided, affordable tours throughout the USA and Canada, and to the Central American countries of Panama, Costa Rica, and Guatemala.
Please call Caravan Tours Toll-Free at 1-800-Caravan (227-2826) if you would like to learn more about Cabot Trail Nova Scotia, or to make an east coast Canada tour booking.
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Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
Excellence Since 1952
You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
Caravan's Proud History
In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.
In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.
Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.
Fully Guided by Tour Directors
All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.
Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.
Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.
Great Value, Book Early
Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.
How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?
Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.
Trade Association Memberships
Caravan is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).