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Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island

Nova Scotia

Acadian culture meets a spectacular coast

Nova Scotia tailor-made holidays


Combine Nova Scotia's unique history with its beautiful scenery on a province-wide self-drive. Take to the Cabot Trail, which demonstrates a reputation as one of the most scenic coastal drives in North America. Explore the province's European heritage and take in the national park and valleys of the Acadian forest on Cape Breton Island.

A unique heritage

You'll also have the chance to learn more about the Anglo-French hostilities at the Fortress of Louisbourg and Halifax Citadel National Historic Sites. Or visit Province House where the Fathers of Confederation met about the formation of Canada.

The Lighthouse Route

Then, take time to visit the South Shore with a tour of the Lighthouse Route and stop off for pictures of the famous lighthouse at Peggy's Cove. Enjoy visiting the picturesque fishing villages en route and admire the colourful 18th and 19th century buildings at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg

Nova Scotia's bays and beaches

And, don't forget to leave some time to relax on the number of beaches dotted around the province, and perhaps enjoy the excellent surfing opportunities along the Eastern Shore. Look out to the changing tides of the Bay of Fundy or discover the farm and vineyards of the nearby Annapolis Valley.


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Special offers in Nova Scotia

New York City, USA

New York to Québec City with Silversea

13-day luxury ocean cruise from £7,600 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Two-category suite upgrade & US$1,000 onboard credit
Book by: 31 May 2024

From the bright lights of New York City to the awe-inspiring scenery of Canada's Saguenay National Park, this luxury sailing with Silversea brings you among the highlights of New England and Nova Scotia in unmatched style.

Top itineraries in Nova Scotia

New Brunswick

Atlantic Canada: Rail to the Maritimes

8-day tailor-made holiday from £3,225 pp incl. flights

This charming journey takes you through the heart of Atlantic Canada's Maritime provinces, connecting quaint towns and coastal villages with scenic rail trips passing rolling hills and rugged cliffs.

Lunenburg Harbour, Nova Scotia

Unique Properties of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,450 pp incl. flights

Explore the Canadian Maritimes as you travel through the Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.Taste remarkable seafood, discover a unique Acadian culture and drive some of Canada's most spectacular coastlines.

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

Treasures & Lighthouses of Nova Scotia

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,435 pp incl. flights

Stunning landscapes, spectacular wildlife and storybook lighthouses – this spectacular region is perhaps the crown jewel of Canada’s eastern seaboard. See it all on a curated self-drive tour of the region's national parks.

Prince Edward Island lobster, Atlantic Canada

A Taste of Prince Edward Island Self-Drive

13-day tailor-made self-drive from £800 pp

This self-drive of Prince Edward Island is the perfect introduction to the province, made through its renowned cuisine – expect superb seafood and high-quality farm-to-fork produce throughout.

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Top places to stay in Nova Scotia

Trout Point Lodge

Trout Point Lodge

Contemporary lodge

This luxury retreat is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and offers a place of solitude, excellent food, memorable wilderness experiences and the ability to switch off from the outside world.

Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa

Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa

Traditional hotel

Fox Harb’r was created by the co-founder of Tim Horton’s coffee who wanted to bring something that would help the local economy.

The Halliburton

The Halliburton, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Traditional hotel

Tucked away on a quiet street in downtown Halifax, this redbrick boutique hotel offers an elegant alternative to the big chain experience within easy walking distance of all the central attractions of the Nova Scotian capital.

Queen Ann Inn

Queen Anne Inn, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Small & intimate hotel

Situated centrally in the historic Nova Scotia town of Annapolis Royal, this award-winning Victorian inn provides discerning travellers with luxury comfort and hospitality in exquisitely maintained surroundings.

Where to go in Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Island

Cabot Trail is arguably the most scenic coastal drive in North America. You wouldn't want to forget your camera on this journey that encompasses Baddeck, Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the valleys of the Acadian forest.

Lunenburg Harbour, Nova Scotia


Follow the Lighthouse Route along the coast of the South Shore Region to reach Lunenburg. You'll find the famous lighthouse at Peggy's Cove along the way and end the trip viewing Yarmouth's Cape Forchu Lighthouse.


Your Halifax travel experience will offer a port city rich in history and culture. During the struggle for power the British used Halifax's strategic position by building a fortress that rivalled the French one on Cape Breton Island. Walk around Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, visit the Old…

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