- Explore Halifax waterfront and learn more about its rich maritime history.
- Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery as you wind your way through Cabot Trail.
- Enjoy a ‘living museum’ experience at the Fortress of Louisburg National Historic Site.
- Drive through the scenic Bras d’Or Lake designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
- Best time to travel MAY - OCT
- Accommodation Throughout
- Car Hire
- GPS Device
- International Flights
Our six-night flexible self-drive is a great introduction to Nova Scotia, visiting the provincial capital of Halifax and the spectacular Cape Breton Island. Enjoy leisure time exploring Halifax, whether you’re into maritime history, the arts, outdoor adventures, a gourmand or want to try your hand at being a lumberjack at The Timber Lounge; Halifax has it all and more.
Cape Breton Island sits at the eastern end of Nova Scotia and offers cultural experiences such as the historic Louisbourg Fortress, a living museum re-enacting daily life in French colonial times and the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Enjoy spectacular scenic drives along the Cabot Trail and Bras d’Or Lakes or take a hike along one of the 28 beautiful trails in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Day 1 UK to Halifax
Day 2 Explore Halifax
Day 3 Halifax to Cape Breton Island (222 miles)
Day 4 Cabot Trail (187 miles)
Day 5 Louisbourg Sightseeing (137 miles)
Day 6 Baddeck to Halifax (222 miles)
Day 7 Halifax to UK
1/11 - Waterfront of Halifax, Canada
2/11 - Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
3/11 - Classic King Guestroom at Lord Nelson, Halifax
4/11 - Interior of Lord Nelson, Halifax
5/11 - Classic Guestroom Queen double at Lord Nelson, Halifax
6/11 - Historic waterfront of Halifax, Canada
7/11 - Cape Breton Island, Canada
8/11 - Famous Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Island, Canada
9/11 - fortress of louisburg national historic site, Canada
10/11 - Bras d’Or Lake, Canada
11/11 - halifax harbour canada