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Resplendent in all the charms of quaint fishing villages and brimming with history and culture, Nova Scotia is a treasure of Canada's Eastern seaboard. Dramatic coastlines frame this oceanside province, as the Atlantic surrounds on three sides. On the interior, low-lying mountain ranges, rolling hills, and wind-swept valleys add contrast to the Maritime landscape and make each destination throughout the peninsula as beautiful as the next. There is no better way to experience the province's wonders than with a Nova Scotia rail vacation. Many of these Maritime tours begin with a train trip aboard VIA Rail's Ocean, an overnight train that travels from Montreal to Halifax, making its way through lovely destinations like Quebec City and Moncton along the way. On arrival, Nova Scotia's capital city makes the perfect base for adventure. A Halifax vacation puts travelers near myriad attractions and points of interest. Follow along the Lighthouse Route to see Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay, and one of the best-preserved examples of a British Colonial settlement in Canada, Lunenburg. Nova Scotia tours may also venture across the peninsula to the fruitful Annapolis Valley, home to numerous wineries and surrounded by rolling vineyards and lush orchards.

Traveling north in Nova Scotia offers the chance to visit the opulent Fox Harb'r resort, where idyllic ocean vistas and traditional resort activities abound. Even further, the colorful landscapes of Cape Breton Island come into view. Perhaps the best way to gaze upon the island's dramatic cliffs and plunging coastlines, its deep forests and sparkling lakes, is from the world-renowned Cabot Trail. This 185-mile path makes a loop around Cape Breton, passing through Cape Breton Highlands National Park for much of its course. Fall tours to Nova Scotia make this route even more impressive. Select itineraries combine tours of Nova Scotia with Prince Edward Island for a comprehensive look at the natural grandeur of Canada's Maritimes.

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Worldwide Rail Vacations 2023

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Cabot Trail Through Cape Breton National Park
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Quebec City, Nova Scotia, & Prince Edward Island
27 Oct 2022
SCOTT GODEFROY
4 stars
“With the exception of one lodging accommodations, they were all very good. The solution to the poor accommodations was handled promptly and with great care by Eric, and I greatly appreciate his help. The main concern I had with regard to the train portion of the trip was the size of the sleeping berth. As I am 6’-5”, I was not prepared for the close quarters. For two people and carry on bags, it was very tight and uncomfortable. However, the train personnel were very accommodating and cheerful and did much to make our trip pleasurable. It was helpful having a dining car and lounge area available as well. We did have several delays (2-3 hours) during the train trip which made for a long ride but delays I am sure are expected. Overall, the trip was enjoyable for both my wife and me. If I do consider another rail vacation, like the cross Canadian trip, I will have to take a close look at the sleeping accommodations and other amenities.
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Eastern Canada Rail & Cruise
24 Oct 2022
SCOTT MILLARD SMALL
4 stars
“Cruise was very good. Holland America a great partner to utilize in future tour packages. After cruise accommodations were wonderful (we upgraded). Our major disappointment was the total lack of tour guide/director after the cruise ended. We were completely on our own to navigate getting to train stations, etc. We didn't necessarily expect to be held by the hand, but even a person waiting for us after we disembarked to direct us to the hotel, or a meeting place at the train station to be helpful as we needed some assistance since we were tourists (foreigners) in a strange location. Very disappointed there wasn't some "point people" from Great Rails Journey to touch base with us along the way.
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