Nova Scotia & Maritimes

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Nova Scotia Vacation Packages

If you yearn for captivating history, stunning landscapes, and hospitable locals, our Nova Scotia vacation packages are just what you’re looking for! Known for its high cliffs, beautiful bays, and picturesque towns, a vacation in Nova Scotia is an adventure waiting to unfold.

These packages provide an affordable tour option that holds exceptional value. Our all-inclusive vacation packages cover everything - from your accommodations and activities to food and transportation. Count on us to give you an unforgettable experience!

Overview of Nova Scotia Vacation Packages with Caravan

No matter what kind of trip you’re looking for, our Nova Scotia vacation packages have something to offer. Our tour guides are knowledgeable locals who will help you appreciate the culture and beauty of this maritime province. Let’s look at what your Nova Scotia vacation could look like.

Day 1: Explore Halifax, Nova Scotia

Begin your Nova Scotia vacation in the capital city of Halifax. Explore the charming Maritime provinces of Canada - Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick! Make your way independently from Halifax Stanfield Airport to your Marriott Harbourfront hotel. Your hotel is conveniently located next to the Historic Properties!

Just a short walk away, you’ll find:

  • Shops
  • Restaurants
  • Music venues

Rooms are ready for check-in after 4:00 p.m. Also, join us for a warm welcome briefing with Caravan at 8:00 p.m.

Day 2: Discover Lunenburg’s Wonders and Halifax’s Captivating Sights

Start your day with hotel breakfast, then take a guided tour of Halifax. Explore the enchanting Public Gardens and capture the perfect shot of the noon gun at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

Next, head to Lunenburg, one of North America’s oldest remaining British Colonial cities. This UNESCO World Heritage site features meticulously preserved buildings with German and Swiss heritage.

Return to your hotel via the scenic waterfront boardwalk for leisure. In the afternoon, journey along the captivating South Shore to Oak Island in search of hidden treasures. Enjoy the charms of Halifax at your own pace in the evening.

Day 3: Tour New Brunswick, Bay of Fundy Tides, Flowerpot Rocks, and Alma

After a hotel breakfast, you’ll board your motor coach for a tour of New Brunswick. Visit the incredible Flowerpot Rocks at Hopewell Cape, and then continue your journey to experience the breathtaking Bay of Fundy Tides and the charming fishing village of Alma. The Fundy Tides, the highest on Earth, rise and fall an astounding 50 feet!

Make the most of your free time in Alma. Then head to Moncton, a lovely bilingual town, for a delightful two-night stay at the elegant Chateau Moncton.

Here are a few facts about the hotel:

  • It is situated on the main street and conveniently within strolling distance of delightful restaurants and fantastic shopping opportunities.
  • The hotel offers a stunning view of the Petitcodiac River and its famous Tidal Bore.
  • You’ll be just a stone’s throw away from the captivating Tidal Bore Park, and the mesmerizing Fundy Tides exhibits.

Day 4: Adventure to the Prince Edward Island and Anne of Green Gables

Greet the day with a hotel breakfast, then travel to the picturesque Prince Edward Island. You’ll have the opportunity to cross the breathtaking eight-mile Confederation Bridge and arrive in the picturesque province of Prince Edward Island. Enjoy the scenic drive through the gently rolling farmlands as you go to Charlottetown.

We’ll then head over to the beautiful Prince Edward Island National Seashore on the island’s north side! Immerse yourself in the magical world of Anne of Green Gables at Cavendish, where you can even visit the Anne of Green Gables House. Head back to New Brunswick via the Confederation Bridge and savor a delightful evening at your leisure.

Day 5: Enjoy Cape Breton Island, Boat Cruise on Bras d’Or Lake

On the fifth day of this amazing vacation package to Nova Scotia, we’ll start with a scenic morning drive back to Nova Scotia. Experience the stunning Canso Causeway and explore Cape Breton Island, known for the famous Cabot Trail. Discover the intriguing Alexander Graham Bell Museum, a tribute to the telephone inventor.

Experience the beauty of Bras d’Or Lake, Canada’s largest inland saltwater sea. Unwind with a two-night stay in the delightful resort village of Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, and enjoy a delicious dinner at your hotel.

Day 6: Journey Along the Scenic Cabot Trail in Baddeck

Now for the highlight of your vacation in Nova Scotia - a full-day sightseeing tour along the captivating Cabot Trail! Marvel at the stunning views of lush rolling hills and sea cliffs as you walk around the 180-mile-loop road.

Here’s what you can look forward to on the sixth day:

  • See the scenic trail from Margaree Harbour to Cheticamp and soak in the breathtaking ocean views of the Cape Breton Highlands.
  • Experience High Tea at the charming Keltic Lodge in Pleasant Bay.
  • Relax and unwind at your resort in the picturesque village of Baddeck. Breakfast and lunch are on us.

Day 7: Wander Around Peggy’s Cove and Halifax

Enjoy a delicious hotel breakfast before starting the seventh day of your Nova Scotia vacation. Next, pay a visit to the First Nation people at the Mi’kmaq heritage center and delve into their captivating history and vibrant present-day life.

Explore the charming fishing village and artists’ retreat of Peggy’s Cove for some free time and a photo stop at the iconic red and white lighthouse. Afterward, enjoy a scenic drive back to the vibrant oceanfront city of Halifax. Relax and unwind for two nights at your conveniently located waterfront hotel.

Day 8: Take a Tour of Halifax

Begin your day by accompanying your tour director on a delightful guided walk along the enchanting historic waterfront. Learn about maritime history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Halifax, where you can explore a variety of exciting attractions just a few steps away from your waterfront hotel.

To top it off, end your day with a truly unforgettable farewell dinner. We’ve covered breakfast and dinner, so you can simply savor every moment.

Day 9: Halifax Departure

Say goodbye to your friends and tour director as you depart for home. Breakfast is included today, and you can take away with you all the wonderful memories of your Nova Scotia vacation. You can then make your way to the Halifax airport on your own.

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As your Nova Scotia vacation comes to a close, reflect on the alluring sights, the rich history, and the unforgettable experiences you’ve enjoyed. This beautiful region has so much to offer, and we trust that your journey with us has been nothing short of exceptional.

At Caravan, we aim to provide vacation packages to Nova Scotia that is not only a fantastic value but also rich in experiences and inclusive of all your needs. If this journey has ignited your desire to explore more or even revisit the charming Nova Scotia, we’re just a call away. For inquiries about our vacation packages, reach out to us at 1-800-Caravan (227-2826).

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2024 Hotels

Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds.

Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Days 1, 2 • Halifax, Nova Scotia

Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Halifax is the gateway to the Canadian Maritimes. Your hotel is located on the downtown waterfront boardwalk of Halifax. The hotel is adjacent to the Historic Properties, and is connected to the downtown indoor pedway system. The rooms have all the modern amenities. There is a casino, fitness center, spa, swimming pool, and whirlpool for you to enjoy.

Chateau Moncton Hotel & Suites, on Main Street facing the Tidal Bore

Day 3 • Moncton, New Brunswick

Chateau Moncton Hotel & Suites, on Main Street facing the Tidal Bore

Chateau Moncton Hotel & Suites, on Main Street facing the Tidal Bore

The elegant Chateau Moncton is conveniently located on Main Street in Moncton, New Brunswick, within easy walking distance to downtown and the shopping mall, as well as the Tidal Bore Park and exhibits. The hotel is situated on the banks of the historic Petitcodiac River and its famous Tidal Bore that comes in twice a day from the Bay of Fundy. All Caravan rooms have a view of the Petitcodiac River. Enjoy breathtaking views also from the deck of Le Galion Lounge. Services and amenities include 42” & 52” HDTVs, iron & ironing board, in-room coffee & tea, free wired and wireless high speed internet, 24 hour fitness room, public use computer, 100% smoke-free.

Please note: tours starting on August 20 and 22 will spend two nights at The Prince Edward Hotel, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and no nights at Moncton.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward, by the historic Charlottetown harbourfront

Day 4 • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward, by the historic Charlottetown harbourfront

Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward, by the historic Charlottetown harbourfront

The Prince Edward is the only hotel along Charlottetown’s scenic harbourfront, with easy access to the waterfront boardwalk, within easy walking distance of shops, art galleries and live theater. Scenic walking and biking paths are nearby. Indoor lap pool, fitness facilities and spa. Air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and ergonomic workstations, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, mini fridge, cable/satellite tv in all rooms. All rooms are non-smoking.

Please note: Tours starting on September 1, 3, 13 and 15 will stay at The Loyalist Country Inn in the charming waterfront town of Summerside.

Auberge Gisele's Inn

Days 5, 6 • Baddeck, Cape Breton

Auberge Gisele's Inn

Auberge Gisele's Inn

The inn is located in the quaint town of Baddeck, which is the official starting point of the Cabot Trail. Baddeck's waterfront, a short stroll away, has a vibrant array of maritime shops, cafes and restaurants. The famous Bell Bay golf course is a short drive.

Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Days 7, 8 • Halifax, Nova Scotia

Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

The Marriott Harbourfront Hotel is located on the downtown waterfront boardwalk of Halifax. The hotel is adjacent to the historic properties, and is connected to the downtown indoor pedway system. The rooms have all the modern amenities. There is a casino, fitness center, spa, swimming pool, and whirlpool for you to enjoy.

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Airport Transfers

arrival Transfers

Transfer on your own from the Halifax Stanfield Airport to your hotel on the Halifax waterfront, the Marriott Harbourfront. Airport car services, ride-shares, taxis, and limos are available curbside outside Arrivals for all passengers.

When you arrive at the airport, please proceed to the Ground Transportation desk located in the arrivals area for more information. The drive time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 25-40 minutes, depending on traffic. Taxis and private cars are currently $72 from the airport to the Marriott. You can advise the transportation attendant if you are interested in a ride-share to downtown, to share the cost.

If you prefer to take Regional Transit Bus 320, you will pay with exact change when you board ($4.25 adult; $3 senior). Regional Transit Express Bus 320 connects from the airport to Scotia Square in Downtown Halifax. Scotia Square Shopping Mall is connected to your hotel by an indoor pedway system.

departure Transfers

Transfer on your own from the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel to Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ). Your Tour Director will help you arrange your transfer to the airport. Ubers, taxis and limos are available. The drive time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 25-40 minutes, depending on traffic.

Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.

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Passports & Visas

U.S. citizens traveling between the United States and Canada must carry a passport, valid for at least six months past your entry date into Canada. Non U.S. citizens, please check your passport and visa requirements. Beginning in 2016, Canada requires non US citizens and Visa exempt foreign visitors to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) prior to travel to Canada. More information can be found at Children under 18 years old, traveling internationally without both parents or legal guardians, should carry a notarized letter of authorization signed by the missing parent(s) or guardian(s). See Travel Tips for more details.

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Weather & Clothing

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Clothing Tips

This is a casual tour. Casual wear is suggested for sightseeing and daytime travelling. Dress code for evenings is casual. Suit jackets for men and dresses for women are never required. See Travel Tips for more details.

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Travel Tips & FAQs

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Are meals included?

Included meals for each tour are listed at the end of each day. Meals are shown by B (breakfast), L (lunch) and D (dinner). Full, buffet, or deluxe continental breakfasts are included everywhere. Free bottled water is provided on the motorcoach. Alcoholic beverages are not included unless specified.


Meals included in the land price are indicated at the beginning of each day by B (Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner). Dinner, when included, is served at your hotel except when, as indicated in the itinerary, it is at a special restaurant outside the hotel. Coffee or tea is provided at all included meals.

Children on Tour

Children age five (5) and older are welcome on tour when accompanied by an adult. Usually, children travel during the school vacation months of June, July and August, and also during spring and winter school breaks.

Canada’s National Holidays

Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day (3rd Monday in May), Canada Day (July 1), Labour Day (1st Monday in September), and Thanksgiving (2nd Monday in October). Most provinces celebrate a civic holiday on the first Monday in August.

Family Trips

Families are always welcome on any of our tours, but we do not have any programs specifically for or limited to families. Families can make specific requests for connecting, adjacent, triple or quad rooms, when available. Children must be at least 5 years old.

My Tour Price Does Not Include

Prices do not include air travel, country entry or departure fees, airport porters, visas, phone calls, valet, laundry, all items of a personal nature, extra food and beverages not on the regular menu, and tips to the Caravan Tour Director, driver, and local guides. General fees and taxes are additional and listed separately beneath each tour’s price.

My Tour Price Includes

Virtually everything! Hotels, many meals, all of the activities described in the itinerary pages, airport transfers in select cities, gratuities to hotel porters, restaurant staff and local guides. Caravan’s professional Tour Directors and local guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a worry free vacation.

Age of Travelers on a Caravan Tour

Usually, you find a mix of different age adult travelers on a Caravan Tour. Children age five (5) and older are welcome, and children usually join tours offered during Christmas holidays, summer vacation and spring break vacation.

Forms of Payment

Caravan accepts payment (in U.S. funds only) via MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.

Many Tours Sell Out Each Year

The farther in advance that you book, the more likely it is that your preferred tour will be open. Late bookings are welcome if the space is still available.

Fully Guided Tours Since 1952

Caravan has been offering fully guided tours worldwide under the same family ownership and management since 1952. Caravan understands and truly cares about your great expectations.

Size of Tour Group

Group sizes will vary depending on the reserved rooms at the hotels and the capacity of the boats and motorcoaches used. Usually, group sizes range from 30 to 44 passengers.

A Well-Paced Itinerary

A well-paced and unhurried itinerary is our goal, after all, you are on vacation! Touring days begin and end at reasonable hours and include frequent stops. While the occasional early morning departure is necessary, we do our best to ensure a leisurely vacation.

Caravan’s $129 Travel Protection

Caravan Travel Protection offers peace of mind if you cancel for any reason whatsoever prior to the departure of the tour. The travel protection plan also includes air, baggage, evacuation, medical, and quarantine coverage. The cost is $129.

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Customer Reviews

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"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 guided 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 known 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

"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

"A++. We can’t say enough about every aspect of this spectacular 1,300 mile journey. Our tour director and driver were so caring and knowledgeable and they made this journey one that will be remembered and cherished always. We had adequate time to take photos and videos, and the accommodations were 5 star. Every aspect of this trip far exceeded our expectations. We will definitely take another Caravan Tour!"

Mr. & Mrs. R.H., Nashua, New Hampshire

"This was one of the best tours we’ve been on. Saw many things the average traveler wouldn’t. The director and driver worked well together as a team. Our director was an unbelievably kind and informative person. She went above and beyond for all of us."

Mr. & Mrs. K.S., Bassano, Alberta

"Our director enthusiastically greeted and welcomed all us travelers from all parts of the USA. I noted her spontaneous laugh and good humor as we set out on our days ahead in the Maritime Provinces. She told us all about the Bay of Fundy and Bore tide. We walked on the ocean floor among very interesting rock formations. What a miracle of nature. We crossed Prince Edward Island on the Confederation Bridge, and learning how hard and difficult it was to construct made all the difference in appreciating it. All the incredible places and people we met along the way on Cape Breton, balmy weather and seeing a an eagle swoop down in the bay for chicken was such a forever memory. At Cheticamp the latch hook rugs were works of art and such fun to recall Stella Camus creating them from ages 16 to 91! The Cabot Trail is so incredibly beautiful. Halifax’s Maritime museum will be forever remembered. Again, our director did everything possible to make our tour the best, always gave us suggestions and time lines to various outings. She took worry and concerns away as we felt safe and taken care of in her charge. I look forward to traveling again with Caravan and feel sure you have the best travel plans ahead for us."

Ms. C.S., West Linn, Oregon

"We had wanted to take this trip for awhile. It was everything we had hoped for and more. We saw things we had never seen. The ride on the bus provided beautiful, breathtaking scenery. Fantastic tour director, wonderful driver, great group of people, food was great and scenery unbelievable. Caravan does a great tour! It was our first but will not be our last."

Mrs. C.H., Flushing, Michigan

"Caravan did a marvelous job providing an introduction to the Canadian Maritimes. I very much liked the sightseeing and activities. I especially enjoyed the sailing trip near Alexander Graham Bell’s house, the bald eagles with their brilliant antics. I also liked the visit to Louisbourg: what a wonderful restoration. There was much to learn about the environment, spirituality, and human intersectionality. How all these elements coalesced is an astonishment to me. What a superb tour! Ours was truly a brilliant director, the Maritimes meant the world to him and by extension, to us. He is a true national treasure."

Mr. K.M., Ithaca, New York

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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.

PanAm Jet
In 1959, Pan Am invited Caravan to be the very first tour company to fly their clients on its new line of Clipper Jets.
Vintage Motorcoach
In 1964, Caravan introduced the very first fleet of air conditioned motorcoaches in all of Europe.
Leather Back Turtle Park
Caravan is a proud supporter of the Leatherback Turtle National Park and Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant.
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Caravan Care

For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Terms of Travel.

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.

Great Hotels

Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.


Most 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.

Complete Sightseeing

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.

Shopping Freedom

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).