Extend your adventure in Canada’s great northeast with time to explore Cape Breton and its beloved national park. The sweeping coastline provides endless scenery, a variety of hiking trails, and the freshest seafood available. Indulge in the area’s storied history, engaging locals, and lively culture and music.
Day 9: Halifax / Baddeck
Welcome to Cape Breton, known as the “Scotland of North America." Cape Breton’s most famous resident, Alexander Graham Bell, once said, "I have traveled around the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes, the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton out-rivals them all."
At the village of Baddeck, visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site for a tour to discover Bell's legacy—from his humanitarian accomplishments to his gigantic kites, airplanes, and a boat that flew. Get up close and personal with Bell’s photos, mementos, and artifacts.
Overnight: Inverary Resort
Day 10: Baddeck / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Baddeck
Today's highlight includes a drive on the 186-mile route that makes up the famous Cabot Trail. Learn the history of this beautiful island, making sure to have a camera ready for impromptu photo stops to capture the striking landscape. Travel through Cape Breton Highlands National Park to visit the intriguing village of Cheticamp, famous for its crafts and French Acadian culture.
Later, experience a one-of-a-kind musical event during a traditional Baddeck Gathering Cèilidh, or kitchen party. These get-togethers feature local musicians playing the fiddle or bagpipes, and entertainers, such as dancers and storytellers.
Overnight: Inverary Resort (B,L,D)
Day 11: Baddeck / Halifax / Depart for U.S.
After breakfast, return to Halifax by crossing the Canso Causeway. Guests departing during the suggested times take the complimentary transfer to Halifax Stanfield International Airport for late afternoon flights home. (B)
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Post-tour space is limited, so it's recommended to reserve early for best availability.
The majority of the program’s activities will take place outdoors and a fair amount of walking on varying terrain is to be expected. It is our expectation that guests on this program are able to walk a mile at a moderate pace, get in and out of a motor coach, and walk up a flight of stairs without assistance.
Situated on the picturesque shores of Bras d’Or Lake, Inverary Resort is at the start and end of the world famous Cabot Trail. The on-site restaurant features fresh local ingredients, including Nova Scotia’s amazing seafood. During leisure time, take a dip in the newly refurbished indoor pool with dry sauna, or the indoor or outdoor hot tubs. Soak up the sun on the spacious outdoor patio or take advantage of the fitness center.
Room Amenities: Flat-screen cable TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, alarm clock, iron and ironing board, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.
Post-tour rate is per person based on double occupancy except where noted as Single, in U.S. dollars. Single availability limited. Airfare not included.
- 2 nights accommodations at Inverary Resort (or similar)
- 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner
- Full guiding services of an Orbridge Travel Director
- Admission and all activities listed on the post-tour itinerary
- Gratuities to Orbridge Travel Director, local guides, and driver
- Airport transfers for guests departing during the suggested times