Self Drive - Best of Atlantic Canada

  • Experience the breathtaking Cabot Trail drive.
  • Discover the beauty of Prince Edward Island National Park. 
  • Take a leisurely walk on the Singing Sands Beach. Visit Greenwich National Park, home to Prince Edward Island’s largest sand dunes.
  • Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum. 
  • Drive up the Magnetic Hill in Moncton for a unique experience.  Indulge in a delicious Lobster Dinner in Shediac.
  • Marvel at the majestic Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy.
  • Walk the ocean floor in the afternoon and see the tide rise 16-meters (56 feet) next morning.
  • Drive through Fundy National Park and witness its natural wonders.
  • Indulge yourself in Digby, the scallop capital of the world.
  • Explore the picturesque South Shore, including Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, and Mahone Bay.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Halifax. 

Embark on a 14-day adventure in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Drive the Cabot Trail, explore historic sites like Fortress of Louisbourg, savor seafood on scenic coastal drives. Visit Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, picturesque lighthouses, and seafaring history in Lunenburg. End in Halifax, indulging in maritime heritage.

An unforgettable journey of adventure, beauty, and culture awaits.

Book now for an odyssey of freedom, scenic splendors, and epicurean delights! 

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Driving Distance – 44 KM| 27 Miles
Arrive in Halifax.  Once you have collected your luggage, head to the airport's rental depot to pick up your rental car. Drive to your hotel in downtown Halifax.

Overnight in Halifax, NS.
Driving Distance – 384 KM | 239 Miles
  • Explore eastern Shore route from Halifax to Sheet Harbour.
  • Visit Spanish Ship Bay along the way.
  • Cross over to Cape Breton Island and Visit Baddeck.
  • Indulge in Baddeck's local cuisine.
Embark on a scenic drive from Halifax along the Eastern Shore, a captivating route that will lead you to memorable destinations. As you venture towards Sheet Harbour, you'll be captivated by the picturesque coastal scenery and charming fishing villages along the way. Don't miss the chance to visit Spanish Ship Bay, where you can soak in the tranquility and admire the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Continuing your journey, cross over to Cape Breton Island, where you'll find the enchanting town of Baddeck. Nestled on the shores of Bras d'Or Lake, Baddeck offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and rich history. Explore the village's vibrant waterfront, stroll along the marina, and discover its fascinating connection to the famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell. Don't forget to indulge in the local cuisine, featuring fresh seafood delicacies that will tantalize your taste buds.

Overnight in Baddeck, NS.
Driving Distance – 298 KM | 186 Miles
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site – admissions included.
  • Cabot Trail.
  • Cliffs, Beaches, Hills.
  • Celtic Music, Glenora Distillery.
  • Charming Stops, Historic Sites.
Nestled in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the Cabot Trail is a 298 km (186 mi) scenic highway that offers breathtaking landscapes and captivating views. Explore rugged cliffs, pristine beaches, and rolling hills while immersing yourself in nature's beauty. Discover the enchanting Celtic Music Interpretive Centre and Glenora Distillery, indulge in local flavors. With 28 hiking trails, outdoor enthusiasts will find paradise. Don't miss charming stops like Clucking Hen Cafe & Bakery, Ingonish Beach, and French Mountain Lookoff. Experience history at Grave of The Unknown Sailor and Neil's Harbour. The iconic Skyline Trail and vibrant Cheticamp await. Embark on an unforgettable journey and create lifelong memories.

Overnight in Baddeck, NS.
Driving Distance – 346 KM | 215 Miles
  • Fortress of Louisburg: Historic French Reconstruction  – admissions included.
  • Living Museum: Re-enactors, Authentic Activities
  • Step into the Past: Sights, Sounds
  • Day Trip to Antigonish.
Located just east of Sydney, Nova Scotia, the Fortress of Louisburg is a National Historic Site and a remarkable 18th-century French fortress reconstruction. It once rivaled New York and Philadelphia, and its sieges were pivotal in the Anglo-French struggle for Canada. Spread across 16,000 acres, with 60 acres of restored stone walls, it is the largest historical reconstruction in North America. Step into this living museum during the summer, where re-enactors bring history to life. Experience the sights and sounds of French colonial life as soldiers march, ladies dance, and cannons roar. Immerse yourself in the past, converse with locals, and witness authentic activities. A visit to the Fortress of Louisburg is an unforgettable journey back in time. Spend the day at Fortress of Louisburg.  Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking this day. At the end of the day, drive to Antigonish for your overnight stop.

Overnight in Antigonish, NS.
Driving Distance – Antigonish to Caribou 79 KM | 49 Miles
Ferry – Caribou to Wood Islands 75 minutes
Driving Distance – Points East Coast Drive 278 KM | 173 Miles.
  • Ferry to Wood Islands: PEI Entry.
  • Points East Coastal Drive.
  • Explore Basin Head, Point Prim, Murray Harbour.
  • Discover Seaside Towns, Historical Sites.
This morning we will take the ferry from Caribou to Wood Islands on Price Edward Island for the Points East Coastal Drive. The Points East Coastal Drive is a scenic route that stretches along the island's eastern coast, providing breathtaking views and memorable experiences. Spanning approximately 410 kilometers, this coastal drive showcases the region's natural splendor, charming communities, and vibrant cultural heritage.

Experience the beauty of Prince Edward Island's Points East Coastal Drive. Discover Basin Head Provincial Park's "Singing Sands" and visit Point Prim Lighthouse. Explore Murray Harbour, a rustic fishing village with stunning beaches, lighthouses, and great dining options. Immerse yourself in seaside towns like Souris and Georgetown, known for fresh seafood and historical significance. Uncover the island's heritage at Rossignol Estate Winery and Orwell Corner Historic Village. Don't miss Greenwich National Park's vast sand dunes and the charming town of Montague. Prepare for a memorable journey along this picturesque coastal drive.

Overnight in Georgetown or Montague, PEI
Driving Distance – 169 KM | 105 Miles
  • Breathtaking Landscapes, Charming Communities, Attractions.
  • Visit Brackley, Cavendish, Rustico Beaches.
  • Explore Green Gables, PEI National Park.
  • Indulge in Culinary Delights, Arts Scene.
  • Friendly Locals, Cultural Heritage, History.
  • Enjoy Cycling, Kayaking, Fishing Activities.
The Central Coastal Drive in Prince Edward Island is a captivating 253-kilometer route along the island's central coast. It offers stunning landscapes, charming communities, and various attractions. As you drive, you'll witness breathtaking views of farmlands, shorelines, and fishing villages. Visit beautiful beaches like Brackley, Cavendish, and Rustico for leisurely strolls and the soothing ocean breeze. Don't miss Green Gables Heritage Place, the inspiration for "Anne of Green Gables." Explore Prince Edward Island National Park, boasting sandy beaches, towering dunes, and lush forests. Indulge in culinary delights at eateries, seafood shacks, and farm-to-table restaurants. Experience the vibrant arts scene, interact with friendly locals, and visit Victoria-by-the-Sea and Charlottetown for culture and history. Enjoy recreational activities like cycling, kayaking, and fishing. Unwind in comfortable accommodations and cozy inns along the way. The Central Coastal Drive promises to captivate your senses and create lasting memories in Prince Edward Island.

Overnight in Charlottetown, PEI,
Driving Distance – 167 KM | 104 Miles
  • Charlottetown to Moncton Road Trip
  • Scenic Landscapes, Charming Prince Edward Island
  • Lobster Tale Tour: Fishing Insights, Feast
  • Moncton's Culinary Scene, Cultural Attractions
Embark on a delightful road trip from Charlottetown, PEI to Moncton, accompanied by a captivating Lobster Tale tour. Starting in Charlottetown, the charming capital of Prince Edward Island, you'll set off on a journey filled with scenic beauty and delectable seafood. As you drive, immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the region, from rolling hills to picturesque shorelines. Along the way, join a Lobster Tale tour to learn about the fascinating world of lobster fishing. Discover the traditional methods, witness lobster traps in action, and even have the chance to enjoy a freshly caught lobster feast. As you continue towards Moncton, revel in the charming countryside of New Brunswick, with its quaint villages and lush scenery. Arriving in Moncton, indulge in the city's vibrant culinary scene, where you can savor a variety of lobster dishes and other seafood delicacies. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the city's cultural attractions, including galleries, museums, and live performances. This road trip combines the pleasure of driving through beautiful landscapes with the unique experience of a Lobster Tale tour, providing a delightful adventure for seafood lovers and nature enthusiasts alike.

Overnight in Moncton, NB,

Driving Distance – 79 KM | 49 Miles
  • Magnetic Hill: Gravity-Defying Phenomenon.
  • Explore Vibrant Moncton: Modern, Historic Blend.
  • Culinary Delights: Local Cuisine, Seafood Specialties.
  • Hopewell Rocks: Tidal Marvel, Nature's Beauty.
Embark on an unforgettable tour of Magnetic Hill, Moncton, and the Hopewell Rocks.  Discover the awe-inspiring wonders of New Brunswick. 

Begin your day with a visit to Magnetic Hill, a natural phenomenon where cars appear to roll uphill against gravity. Experience this fascinating optical illusion firsthand and marvel at the perplexing forces at play. Next, venture to Moncton, a vibrant city with a blend of modern and historic charm. Explore the downtown area, adorned with captivating architecture, and immerse yourself in the lively culture and friendly atmosphere. Indulge in the city's culinary scene, savoring delicious local cuisine and seafood specialties. 

Finally, visit the Hopewell Rocks, a remarkable tidal phenomenon carved by the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy. Walk on the ocean floor during low tide and witness the towering rock formations that stand tall during high tide. Capture breathtaking photographs of this natural wonder and embrace the sheer beauty of nature's forces. This tour combines mystery, culture, and natural beauty, leaving you with lasting memories of your journey through Magnetic Hill, Moncton, and the Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick.

Overnight in Alma, NB.
Driving Distance – 149 KM | 93 Miles
  • Alma to Saint John Tour.
  • Fundy National Park: Forests, Waterfalls, Coastlines.
  • Saint Martins: Sea Caves, Charming Streets.
  • Saint John: History, Culture, Reversing Falls.
Embark on a captivating tour from Alma to Saint John, immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes of Fundy National Park and the coastal charm of Saint Martins. Begin in Alma, the gateway to Fundy National Park, where you'll be awestruck by dense forests, cascading waterfalls, and rugged coastlines. Explore scenic hiking trails and witness the incredible tides of the Bay of Fundy. 

Continue to the picturesque village of Saint Martins, renowned for its iconic sea caves and coastal vistas. Discover charming streets adorned with artisan shops and cozy cafes. Marvel at the power of nature as you witness the dramatic tides at the sea caves. 

On your way to Saint John, New Brunswick's largest city, delve into its rich history and vibrant culture. Explore the historic waterfront, visit museums, and savor delectable seafood cuisine. Don't miss the awe-inspiring Reversing Falls, where the Saint John River reverses its flow at high tide, creating a natural wonder. This tour offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and coastal allure, ensuring an unforgettable journey through New Brunswick's captivating landscapes and enchanting destinations.

Overnight in Saint John, NB.
Distance - Ferry from Saint John, NB to Digby, NS – 2:30 hours

Starting this morning in Saint John, explore the historic waterfront and soak in the city's rich maritime heritage. Journey eastward, enjoy picturesque coastal views as you drive along the scenic highways. Make a stop in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, a delightful seaside town known for its Victorian architecture and quaint charm. Visit the iconic Algonquin Resort and explore the town's boutique shops and galleries. 

Continue on to cross into Nova Scotia and reach Digby, a coastal town renowned for its delicious seafood, particularly its world-famous scallops. Indulge in a delectable seafood feast and stroll along the waterfront, admiring the fishing boats and breathtaking views of the Annapolis Basin. 

Don't miss the opportunity to take a scenic boat tour of the Bay of Fundy, where you can spot marine wildlife and witness the highest tides in the world. If you're a history enthusiast, visit the Admiral Digby Museum to learn about the region's fascinating heritage. As you conclude your tour in Digby, take in the serene beauty of the Bay of Fundy and reflect on the memories of your journey through coastal splendor. This tour from Saint John to Digby promises a delightful blend of history, natural beauty, and mouthwatering seafood, leaving you with cherished experiences of Canada's East Coast.

Overnight in Digby, NS.
Driving Distance – 283 KM | 176 Miles
  • Digby to Lunenburg Scenic Drive.
  • Whale-Watching: Balancing Rock, Cape St. Mary's.
  • Annapolis Valley: Rolling Hills, Vineyards, Orchards.
  • Lunenburg: UNESCO Site, Colorful Buildings, Waterfront.
The drive from Digby through the Annapolis Valley to Lunenburg offers a scenic journey through Nova Scotia's stunning landscapes and charming towns. Start by heading west to Digby Neck. Keep an eye out for whale-watching opportunities at scenic spots like Balancing Rock Trail and Cape St. Mary's. 

Leaving Digby Neck behind, drive northeast towards the Annapolis Valley, where you'll be surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards, and apple orchards. Pause at local farm markets to enjoy fresh produce. Visit Annapolis Royal, a historically rich town with Fort Anne National Historic Site and beautiful gardens. 

Continue east to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its colorful wooden buildings and vibrant waterfront. . As you approach Lunenburg, you'll be greeted by colorful wooden buildings and a bustling waterfront. Take a walk along the historic streets lined with unique shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town's seafaring history and the importance of the fishing industry.

Overnight in Lunenburg, NS.
Distance – 196 KM | 122 Miles
  • South Shore Tour: Coastal Delights.
  • Charming Fishing Villages, Rugged Shorelines.
  • Explore Peggy's Cove, Coastal Towns.
  • Outdoor Activities, Delicious Seafood, Warm Hospitality.
The South Shore Tour of Nova Scotia is a delightful journey along the picturesque coastline, offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit charming fishing villages, rugged shorelines, and sandy beaches. Peggy's Cove, with its iconic lighthouse, is a highlight. Explore coastal towns like Chester, Mahone Bay, and Lunenburg known for their architecture, arts, and maritime heritage. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, and relaxing on sandy beaches. Sample delicious seafood like lobster and scallops. Experience the warm hospitality of the coastal communities and create lasting memories of Nova Scotia's South Shore.

Overnight in Lunenburg, NS.
Driving Distance – 100 KM | 63 Miles


  • Explore Historic Waterfront, Maritime Museum.
  • Halifax Citadel: Military Insights, Fortress.
  • Art Gallery, Scenic Harbor Cruise.
  • Canadian Museum of Immigration: Pier 21.
  • Vibrant Food Scene: Seafood, Specialties.
  • Year-Round Festivals, Lively Atmosphere.
This morning, start early for a one-hour drive to Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, where you'll be immersed in a vibrant blend of history, culture, natural beauty, and culinary delights. 

Begin your journey by exploring the Historic Waterfront, where you can leisurely stroll along the bustling promenade lined with charming shops, restaurants, and historic buildings. Don't miss the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, with its artifacts from the famous Titanic.  Visit the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, a star-shaped fortress located on a hilltop, offering insights into Halifax's military past. 
Halifax is a haven for art and culture enthusiasts. Visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to admire a diverse collection of artworks from renowned local and international artists. For a unique perspective of the city, embark on a scenic harbor cruise. Enjoy breathtaking views of the coastline, historic landmarks, and the possibility of spotting marine wildlife. Some cruises even offer lobster dinners or live music, adding to the charm. 

Explore Canada's immigration history at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Indulge your taste buds in Halifax's vibrant food scene. Sample fresh seafood at local eateries, savor regional specialties such as lobster rolls and Digby scallops and visit the bustling Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market for a delightful array of local produce, baked goods, and crafts. 

Throughout the year, Halifax hosts a plethora of festivals and events that celebrate music, culture, and more. From the Halifax Jazz Festival to the Nova Scotia International Tattoo, there's always something happening to entertain and engage visitors. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere and make lasting memories in this captivating city.

Overnight in Halifax, NS.

This morning check-out from your hotel at 11 AM and drive to the airport and return your rental car.

End of your Self-Drive Tour.


  • 13 Nights of accommodations.
  • Rental of a mid-size car with unlimited mileage.
  • Rental Car Insurance (CDW/LDW).  Minimum deductible applies. Please refer FAQ for more details.
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
  • Admissions to Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.
  • Admissions to Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.
  • Prince Edward Island National Park Pass.
  • Admissions to Green Gables Heritage Place.
  • Lobster Tale Tour in Shediac.
  • Admissions to Fundy National Park.
  • Admissions to Port-Royal National Historic Site and admissions to Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site.
  • Admissions to Fort Anne National Historic Site.
  • Admissions to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and Georges Island National Historic Site.
  • Ferry Tickets – Caribou, NS to Wood Island, PEI, and Ferry Tickets - Saint John, NB to Digby NS.
  • Taxes & HST.


  • Airfare.  Offered as a supplement on request.
  • Breakfast and other meals unless listed under inclusions.
  • Canada Park Fees.
  • Additional Driver Fees.
  • Roadside assistance. 
  • Gas for the vehicle.
  • GPS. Racks, etc.
  • Child and Infant Seats.
  • Parking & Tolls.
  • Porterage at hotels. 
  • Bottled Water in hotel rooms.
  • Travel Insurance is strongly recommended to all travelers.  Travel Agents, please note - If your client chooses to decline your offer to sell them Travel Insurance, you must secure a signed Liability Waiver, as required by the TICO, the Provincial Travel Regulatory Authorities of Ontario, Canada. DMCi Inc. sells Travel Insurance to residents of Ontario who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants (Permanent Residence Card Holders) only. Non-Canadians and non-residents of Ontario or international clients must purchase Travel Insurance in their respective province, state, or country of residence.
  • Visa and Documentation Fees.
  • Telephone calls, Laundry, and other expenses.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Resort Fees if applicable.
  • Gratuities for hotel staff (optional). 

Accommodations Featured


DestinationStandard Hotels Deluxe Hotels
HalifaxHampton Inn by Hilton Halifax
Westin Nova Scotian
BaddeckCeilidh Country Lodge
Inverary Resort
AntigonishMicrotel Inn And Suites by Wyndham Antigonish
Microtel Inn And Suites By Wyndham Antigonish 
GeorgetownRodd Brudenell River
Rodd Brudenell River
Rodd Royalty
The Great George
MonctonRodd Moncton
Delta Hotel Beausejour
AlmaAlpine Motor Inn
Alpine Motor Inn
Saint JohnHampton Inn & Suites Saint John
Delta Hotels Saint John
DigbyAdmiral Digby Inn
Admiral Digby inn
Rum Runner Inn
Rum Runner inn

Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax

Westin Nova Scotian

Rooms featured will be Standard ROH room unless specified otherwise. Hotels featured will be as above or similar.  We feature a range of hotel properties.  Hotel upgrades are available. Please check with us for rates and availability. 

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Optional Tour

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Notes about this Tour

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YearDates of Operation
20241st May to 31st October
Blackout dates may apply. Please check with us.



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