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Discover Nova Scotia’s picturesque shores, historical highlights and warm, maritime charm on this seven-day tour. Start off in the lovely city of Halifax and visit great museums, restaurants and pubs, and fascinating historical sites. Tour through the fertile Annapolis Valley, travel the incredible 300-km-long Cabot Trail and take in beautiful ocean and mountain views. If you love the freedom and adventure of the open road, then a Fly & Drive vacation is just what you need. Fly into Halifax and drive your way through the experience of discovering parts of Canada one km at a time. The car rental and hotel stays are included in the package, along with a bunch of other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.

  • Round-trip flights to Halifax
  • 6 nights of accommodation including daily breakfast
  • 7-day car rental
  • Guided tour of Halifax: Harbour Hopper Tour or self-guided tour of the Halifax Citadel
    -Harbour Hopper Guided Tour (Jun 1-Oct 12)
    -Self Guided Halifax Citadel (Oct 13-26)
  • Entrance fee Cape Breton’s Highlands National Park
  • Travel Protection: Cancel up to 3 days prior 
Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton
Jul 7-Sep 1, 2023 from $1899 + $321 tax
Sep 3-Oct 10, 2023 from $1799 + $321 tax
Victoria, Kelowna from $200 more


Suggested Itinerary

The day-to-day locations are already set and hotel accommodations will already be booked, but what you do during the day in each town or city is completely up to you. Below is a suggested itinerary of things to do and see so you can get the most out of your adventure. The beauty of this trip is that you can explore the country the way you want to. Just make sure to get to the hotel on time!

Day 1:  Fly to Halifax 
Fly to Halifax, pick up your rental car and check into your hotel. The lovely capital is your home base for the next three nights.
Hotel: Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown or similar (3 nights)

Day 2: South Shore (250 km) (B)
Head out to the picturesque South Shore. Take the Lighthouse Route to historic Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop in the village of Mahone Bay before reaching Peggy’s Cove, the most photographed village in Canada.

Day 3: Annapolis Valley (180-420 km) (B)
Another day of exploration takes you to Port-Royal and Grand-Pré in the heart of the ancestral Acadian homeland. You can also visit an Annapolis Valley vineyard for a tour and a tasting.

Day 4: Halifax – Sydney (405 km) (B)
Take a guided tour of downtown Halifax, including photo stops at the entrance of the famous Citadel*. Wander the historical and port districts of the largest city in the Maritimes before setting out for Sydney on Cape Breton Island. Hotel: Cambridge Suites Hotel Sydney or similar (2 nights)

  • Please note that the Harbour Hopper Tour is included from May 28 to October 12, 2023. Harbour Hopper Tour will be replaced by a self-guided tour of the Halifax Citadel between May 1-27; October 13-26, 2023.

Day 5: Cabot Trail (470 km) (B)
Travel the Cabot Trail today. This winding mountainous road is 300 km long. Enjoy the ocean and mountain views, several observation towers, a national park, and many opportunities to view wildlife.

Day 6: Sydney – Halifax (405 km) (B) Sydney was a former industrial port now revitalized with a seafront boardwalk and marina. Enjoy a casual morning here before returning to Halifax. Hotel: Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown or similar

Day 7: Fly home (B) Drop your car off at the airport before boarding your flight home.

Car rental company will be provided prior to your departure.

Car Rental

Full-size car rental (FCAR) Hyundai Sonata or similar

Available on request through our call center
Intermediate SUV (IFAR) Hyundai Tucson or similar
Standard SUV (SFAR) Hyundai Santa Fe or similar

Inclusions: 7-day car rental including: Time (24-hours basis), First 1,400 KM, after it will be 25 cents per km, Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), CAD $1 Million Third Party Liability Insurance Coverage, Provincial & Other taxes, Airport Contract Fees and air conditioning on all vehicles equipped with air conditioning

Exclusions: Fuel; Personal accident insurance plus (PAI Plus) & Personal effects protection (PEP); Other optional services such as GPS, refueling charges, applicable one-way service fees, additional driver’s fee, baby seats, ski racks, etc.; Additional driver fee is CA$10 per day per additional driver up to a max of CA$50 per rental, per driver, where applicable; All rates are subject to change without notice and are payable at rental counter. Anything not specifically noted above. Driver credit card required to collect rental car.

Minimum age for car rental is 21 with a prepaid voucher. A valid driver’s license from country of origin must be presented at time of rental. All drivers under the age of 25 will be subject to a surcharge of CA$25 per day, subject to change. Certain car classes may not be available to drivers under age 25.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287