îles de la Madeline

Byways in Acadia


Prince Edward Island  *  îles de la Madeleine  *  Nova Scotia

26 May – 11 June, 2018

Explore the distinctive culture,music and cuisine of this unique region of eastern Canada known as Acadia for its French and Celtic heritage.


Our travels begin in Syracuse, New York, and conclude in Portland, Maine. 

Highlights of our itinerary include four nights in country inns on Prince Edward Island;  three nights on the îles de la Madeline in the Gulf of St. Lawrence  and five nights in Nova Scotia.

  • Musical interludes recalling Canadian country music legend, Stompin’ Tom Connors; folk singer Anne Murray, and Celtic music at the College of Piping.
  • Visit colorful fishing villages including Peggy’s Cove, the UNESCO site of Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Shelburne
  • Hear stories of the immigrants to Canada arriving at Pier 21, the Canadian equivalent of Ellis Island in the U.S.
  • Be immersed in Madelinot culture and traditions as we explore the îles de la Madeline with our Madelinot hosts.
  • Sample locally sourced seafoods on Prince Edward Island
  • Experience the world’s highest tides on our visit to the Minas basin in Nova Scotia at the top of the Bay of Fundy where tides can exceed 50 feet.
  • Rail travel featuring two trains operated by VIA Rail Canada, including the Ocean traveling through the Acadian region of New Brunswick.  Optional Amtrak connections to our starting point, Syracuse,  and from Portland, Maine are also available.

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Fare $3595 per person, based on double occupancy at hotels.  Single occupancy at hotels is $675 additional.

Fare includes all transportation, lodging (double occupancy), 17 meals, admission fees at all attractions visited as a group, local guides at several locations, taxes, and services of an experienced Tour Manager accompanying the group.  Not included: Travel to and from starting and ending points, meals not specifically mentioned, gratuities to local guides, train personnel and bus drivers, individual sightseeing during free time and personal items.

Bay of Fundy tides
Nova Scotia Tourism, Wally Hayes
7.8 mile long Confederation Bridge linking Prince Edward Island to the mainland. Courtesy Tourism PEI  
Lunenburg, courtesy Nova Scotia Tourism-Wally Hayes