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Nova Scotia Wonders (formerly Experience Halifax)

8 Days / 7 Nights (may be customized) Bar Harbor, ME- Yarmouth, NS - Halifax, NS, – Portland, ME
Start your trip with comfortable Downeaster travel service to Brunswick, ME and transfer to Bar Harbor, ME, the home of Acadia National Park. Enjoy your choice of tour in Acadia along with free time to peruse downtown Bar Harbor. Next, board the CAT ferry to from Bar Harbor to Yarmouth Nova Scotia. Overnight in Yarmouth. On Day 2 you will depart Yarmouth and transfer to Halifax. Along the way, you will make stops in Historic Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Shelburne. The following day in Halifax will be spent on your choice of tour, where you will pass through this vibrant city viewing historic buildings and modern high rises lining the street, visit the Victoria Public Gardens, and much more, plus you will visit Peggy’s Cove in the afternoon. On the following day, transfer/tour from Halifax to Yarmouth where you will spend the night. After your night in Yarmouth, you will travel back to Bar Harbor aboard the CAT ferry. Your arrival time is about 13:00 (1:00PM) so we will take you down the coast towards Boston for an overnight in Portland, ME. You may also choose from Brunswick or Freeport. With the Ferry's switch to Bar Harbor, the distance to the ferry has increased significantly. We suggest at least one overnight in Bar Harbor on any package due to the distance and time needed to travel and board the ferry. Boston to Bar Harbor is about 5.5 hours drive with no stops.

DELUXE CAR-FREE ITINERARY: (Other versions available)

Day 1 – Travel by rail to Brunswick, where a private transfer will be waiting to bring you from the train station to Bar Harbor.
Day 2 – Tour Acadia National Park and enjoy Bar Harbor
Day 3 – Board the CAT Ferry to Yarmouth, NS where you will spend your first night in Nova Scotia ( The CAT departs at 3:00PM-EST)
Day 4 – Your driver will greet you at your hotel for a scenic tour/transfer along the southern coast of Nova Scotia. Overnight in Halifax.
Day 5 – Enjoy a private deluxe city tour of Halifax and a tour of Peggy's Cove. Overnight in Halifax.
Day 6 – Your driver will greet you at your hotel for a scenic tour/transfer along the northern coast of Nova Scotia. Overnight in Yarmouth.
Day 7 – Board the CAT Ferry in the morning for your return to Maine at 12:00 Noon. A driver will greet you at the ferry terminal for your transfer to Portland. (You may also choose Freeport or Brunswick)
Day 8 – Take the Amtrak Downeaster from Portland back to Boston.

  • Round-Trip Amtrak Downeaster
  • All transfers within Maine and Nova Scotia
  • Round-trip ferry between Bar Harbor, ME and Yarmouth, NS
  • 7 Nights accommodations
  • 4 Tours - Acadia, Nova Scotia South Coast, Halifax Area featuring Peggy's Cove and Annapolis Valley*
  • All taxes and driver gratuities
  • *In Halifax and Acadia National Park we have included the standard public tour. This may be upgraded to private touring. You may also change the Acadia National Park tour with a Bar Harbor Culinary Walking Tour.
  • Bar Harbor Hotel - Wonderview Inn, Yarmouth, NS - Rodd Grand, Halifax - Lord Nelson, Portland, ME - Hyatt Place Other hotels to choose from based on quality and budget
  • *New in 2019, you may add on a rental car at various points to lower your overall cost. Our deluxe car-free package is by far the best version of our packages due to all driving and touring done by our local partners
Package Pricing
Pricing From Boston* June-July August Sept - October
Deluxe Car-Free $2,839pp $2,999pp $2,839pp
Rental Car From Yarmouth $1,839-$2,239pp $1,999-$2,399 $1,839-$2,239pp
Rental Car From Brunswick $1,679-$2,079pp $1,839-$2,239 $1,679-$2,079
Self Drive+ $1,229pp $1,379pp $1,229pp
*Prices are per person double occupancy and based on availability. Please call for single or triple rates. Package inclusions may not be available year-round therefore substitutions may be made. Prices are subject to availability and change. Please call, with travel date, for a quote and most up to date pricing. The CAT Ferry operates from late June, 2019 till October 15, 2019. We can customize this itinerary with less or more nights depending upon arrival and departure times. Our staff will work with you to be sure you understand all your options. +If self driving own car or rental car, travelers are responsible for car parking charges.