Four Days Prince Edward Island Tour
“The Gentle Island Tour”
Prince Edward Island(PEI) is Canada's smallest and greenest province. Cradled on the waves of The Gulf of St. Lawrence, the island is known for the vivid colours of its gently rolling landscape. The island is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and red sandstone cliffs and is perfectly sized for touring. Our small group bus and coach tours to PEI will give you an experience you simply can’t get from a typical tour groups.
Travel from Halifax to the PEI ferry at Caribou for a ninety minute crossing. Once we arrive in PEI, we’ll explore part of the eastern area of the province including Murray River and Harbour, Montague (via Route 319) and Brudenell before going on to Charlottetown. It’s lobster for dinner tonight!
Following breakfast at our hotel, we’ll tour Charlottetown, known as The Cradle of Confederation. We’ll also visit Province House (where Confederation was conceived), and explore Founder’s Hall where we’ll learn all about Confederation. Next, it’s a drive through the UPEI campus, Experimental Farm area and more. Then we’re off to the Cavendish area of the province, known as Anne of Green Gables country. Lunch today will be on your own at PEI Preserves where the restaurant and ‘jam-making facilities’ are housed in an old butter factory.
We will tour the national historic site, Anne of Green Gables House and explore / tour part of the Central Coastal Drive, including a visit to Malpeque Harbour and Bay (famous for oysters). We’ll visit Saint Mary’s Church which is the largest ‘single-style’ church on the island. PEI has approximately 250 churches which is more per capita than any other province in Canada. Dinner tonight will be at a nearby restaurant.
After breakfast, we’ll explore western Prince Edward Island. Stops today will include:
- Potato Museum in O’Leary (PEI has over 150,000 acres of land under potato cultivation)
- Mill River Golf Club (home of the television sports show, “The Big Break”)
- A visit to Back Road Art
- Skinner’s Pond, the former home of Stompin’ Tom Connors
During the day you’ll discover the Irish Moss industry and visit the home port of the largest inshore fishing fleet in Canada. We’ll stop at Saint Simon & Saint Jude Church which is the largest church in PEI and home to the oldest and one of only four existing Louis Mitchell Tracker Organs. Lunch today is on your own at Cape North, which as the name suggest, is the most northern point of the island. While here we’ll learn about the reef and it’s importance, as well as wind energy, seals, the lobster industry and much more! We will visit the spot where the explorer Jacques Cartier landed in 1534, and see the special sights of Alberton before returning to our hotel. Dinner tonight will be in the Central Coastal area of the province.
Following breakfast, we’ll drive to Gateway Village at the Confederation Bridge Complex. After we cross the 13.8 kilometer bridge, we’ll briefly enter New Brunswick before touring along Nova Scotia’s Sunrise Trail which skirts along Nova Scotia’s Northumberland coastline. Lunch today will be on your own at the Jost Winery in Wallace Harbour (which is famous for sandstone building materials). We’ll travel the very scenic Wentworth Valley roadway to Truro and then on to Halifax where this tour ends.