As your group travels through Canada’s favorite eastern cities by luxury coach, an experienced tour guide will make your trip seamless and carefree, taking care of all of trips arrangements. Enjoy and learn as you visit Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, Charlettown, and the Sydney area in this amazing trip.
There is a lot going on in Ottawa, but no visit is complete without a stop at the ‘Hill’. At Parliament Hill students will see first hand where the decisions that concern all Canadians are made, as well some magnificent artwork while taking a tour of this historical landmark. A bike ride through the city’s heart will offer unique learning experiences as you explore the diverse neighborhoods of Canada’s Capital Region. The Old Carleton County Jail Ghost Tour will depict why Ottawa was once known the most dangerous town in North America, while telling tales of the cities darker side. The Museum of Civilization will give a new perspective on human history as well as an appreciation for spectacular artwork. The Supreme Court tour gives students the opportunity to learn about the roles and responsibilities of the judicial system in a fun and educational way in one of Canada’s most historic buildings. Established in 1826, the ByWard Market offers a unique experience with roughly four blocks of cafes, specialty food shops, restaurants, boutiques and shops. Go back in time and travel four storeys underground to visit the unique Deifenbunker Cold War facility. With more than 100,000 square feet, the once secret bunker was meant to house the Canadian government in the event of a nuclear war.
In Montreal, Canada’s melting pot, a guided tour of the old city, and Notre Dame Basilica, will bring your group back into the rich history of the city. Montreal’s Bell Centre sees approximately 1.5 million spectators each year. Visit the home of the Montreal Canadians, and the cities top concerts and shows to see a behind the scenes look at Montreal’s biggest venue.
On to Quebec City, with it’s cobblestone streets, and French Canadian flare will give you the feel of an international trip. A tour of the Citadelle, the largest British fortress built in North America will give your students the opportunity to see first hand an active military garrison. Discover architecture, military engineering, and see the living conditions of the soldiers housed in the Martello Towers on the Plains of Abraham.A stop by Montmorency Falls, just a few minutes from Quebec City, is one of the provinces most remarkable sites. An excursion to the Huron Village will give you a glimpse into the history, traditions, and lives of the Huron-Wendat Nation. A trip to Quebec would not be complete without a stop at a traditional Cabane-a-sucre, or Sugar Shack where you will experience maple products created the old fashioned way, along with an all-you-can-eat sugar shack meal and entertainment.
Continue on to the gateway of the Maritimes. Halifax is the capital province of Nova Scotia and an excellent destination for student groups with a wide variety of museums and educational experiences. The Citadel holds restored facilities combined with modern exhibits displaying a bygone era. Peggy’s Cove is a definite must when visiting the Halifax region. Famous for the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, this small fishing village shows what real life was like for early settlers of the area. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is the oldest and largest Maritime museum in Canada. A tour of the museum and film gives visitors the opportunity to experience valuable historical and educational presentations. The Canadian museum of immigration at Pier 21 will take you on a journey back in time when the pier was humming with people looking for a better life. In the museum you can explore the relationship Canadians had with the migrants who passed through their doors.
As the tour continues, discover Canada’s birthplace in Charlettown, Prince Edward Island. A visit to the Green Gables Heritage site will bring to life the favorite fictional tale of Anne of Green Gables written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. A tour of the small town will illustrate the renowned hospitality and beauty of the Maritimes.
Travel by ferry to the Sydney area of Cape Breton and discover that the Alexander Graham Bell Museum has more to offer than telephones. A visit to the Miners Museum pays tribute to the history of coal mining. Then visit the reconstruction of an 18th century French fortress with a tour of the Fortress of Louisburg.
While on your tour, night security in some of the favorite hotels of Eastern Canada will give you peace of mind and comfort as you rest up for the next part of the journey. Enjoy breakfast and supper at renowned restaurants enjoying local fare as well as some all time favorites. Experience life in Eastern Canada in this unforgettable excursion that will leave your group with experiences and learning opportunities not found in books.
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