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Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia Canada
Book an fully guided Maritime Provinces tour in eastern Canada with Caravan and your holiday will include a guided tour of Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia.
Cape Breton Island is located on the northeastern end of Nova Scotia and is just a few hours ferry ride from Newfoundland. This part of Nova Scotia is famous for its 186-mile (300km) long Cabot Trail highway that encircles the island and hugs the rugged Atlantic coastline.
To Visit Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia
Call Toll Free 1-800-227-2826
Celtic, Acadian & Mi’kmaq Culture
For thousands of years, ancestors of the Mi’kmaq tribe (known to them as Unama’ki) first inhabited Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia. Today, Cape Breton is recognized as the Celtic Heart of North America. Together, Gaelic settlers, the Mi’kmaq, and Acadians all help to preserve and happily share with the world, their cherished traditions, music, and unique storytelling.
Acadian, Mi’kmaq (pronounced “mic-mac”), and Celts have nurtured their legends, music, art, cuisine, and language in a dazzling blend of cultural diversity. Tourists to Cape Breton Island are warmly served with a side dish of unique hospitality, unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.
Local artisans offer Chéticamp-style hooked rugs, jewelry, woodworking, and other handcrafted items through local artisan shops. Acadian’s regional brand, Toujours Chantante (which means always singing), and a vast selection of Acadian music are prevalent in restaurants, bars, and through ceilidh — informal gatherings, sometimes in the family kitchen.
Chéticamp Cape Breton Island
Explore the diversity of Chéticamp Cape Breton, a traditional Acadian fishing village along the Cabot Trail that is squeezed between the splendor of the Highlands and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Don’t be surprised if you’re asked: “You from away?” — Cape Breton for “Do you live outside Cape Breton?” Tell them “Yes!” and they’ll immerse you in the history, majesty, and splendor of Chéticamp with wide open arms.
Sustenance and Serenity of Cape Bretoners
While Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia is renowned worldwide for its natural beauty and the unique, diverse ecosystems of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the area is equally celebrated for its laid-back lifestyle and its food.
You might be asked by a local, “d’Jeet?” or “Did you eat yet?” Tell them no and you will soon be sampling the richness of their culinary offerings.
Authentic Acadian meals are plentiful, and so are seafood specialties. The aroma of pan-fried haddock, snow crab, lobsters, and steamed mussels will whet your appetite for a taste of traditional cooking dating back hundreds of years.
About Caravan Tours
As a family-owned North American Tour Company, we love sharing exceptional North American destinations with our guests. We now offer fully guided tours throughout the year to destinations in Canada and the United States as well as Panama, Costa Rica, and Guatemala.
Since 1952, Caravan Tours has remained one of North America’s most affordable fully guided tour companies. Come join us for an east coast Canada tour that includes Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.
Let us show you the beauty, majesty, and hospitality of Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia where the salt air, incredible landscapes, and local hospitality are only part of the Cape Breton ethnic experience. Caravan also includes a tour of the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site!
Please call Caravan Tours Toll Free at 1-800-Caravan (227-2826) if you would like information about Cape Breton Island or wish to book an east coast Canada tour, or:
- Read our Caravan Nova Scotia Tour Reviews page
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.
All meals included within Latin America. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. Bottled water is provided on motorcoaches in Latin America.
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).