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Highlights

  • Sample Acadian caviar on the Kingston Peninsula
  • Combine architecture, art and food tasting in Fredericton
  • Enjoy chef prepared intimate dining at Kingsbrae Gardens
  • Take a whale watching nature cruise of the Bay of Fundy
  • Explore Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Atlantic Canada is charm embodied – New Brunswick perhaps most of all; a place where world-famous tides pair with Acadian history and tiny fishing communities lie alongside grandiose national parks, whales breaching in the ocean below. Combining breathtaking scenery, quaint communities, boutique accommodations, secluded beaches, rich history, exceptional cuisine coupled with hands-on experiences. The itinerary has been crafted to to incite your senses, taking the very best of New Brunswick and creating a truly unforgettable experience


Day 1

UK to Saint John

Begin your trip in relaxing style with a chauffeured drive to the airport and complimentary airport lounge access before taking your day flight from the UK to Saint John. On arrival, pick up your included SUV hire car to drive to the fishing community of Rothesay and check in to your historic hotel Shadow Lawn Inn for the evening, all boutique rusticity in a charming setting. Its award winning Robertson Restaurant offers local New Brunswick dishes ranging from Rothesay Fiddleheads and Ramps to a five course dish of the Flavours of New Brunswick.

Stay: Shadow Lawn Inn, Rothesay 

Spoil yourself: Ask your specialist to make a reservation for your first night at Robertson Restaurant

Rothesay, New Brunswick

Rothesay, New Brunswick

Shadow Lawn Inn, Rothesay, New Brunswick

Shadow Lawn Inn, Rothesay, New Brunswick

Robertson restaurant, Rothesay

Robertson restaurant, Rothesay


Day 2

Kingston Peninsula Caviar Experience

Today you’ll board your own Caviar fishing boat from Rothesay for the Kingston Peninsula, with breathtaking views travelling upstream from the river's mouth at the Bay of Fundy for a Caviar Experience. Join expert fisherman to pull in the 6-9 feet long sturgeon.

Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar Inc. is the brainchild of Cornel Ceapa who was driven to the New Brunswick shores by his passion for sturgeon, a fish that has swum through the St. John River for millions of years. Early every morning during the sturgeon fishing season ( May, July and August), depart by fishing boat, Visit the hatchery and caviar processing plant and of course enjoy a caviar and champagne tasting.

Stay: Shadow Lawn Inn, Rothesay

Breakfast included

New Brunswick Caviar

New Brunswick Caviar


Day 3

Historic Fredericton

This morning depart Rothesay for Fredericton, New Brunswick’s Capital City noted for its heritage and culture including City Hall, Christchurch Cathedral, the Historic Military Compound and Old Government House. Further afield visit Kings Landing Historical Settlement, a recreation of rural New Brunswick life in the 1800's. In the afternoon enjoy a Heritage Architecture Tour of Fredericton led by a heritage expert, explores styles of architecture found within the St. Anne’s Point Heritage Preservation Area, famous for its Victorian charm. 

Then, check into your hotel for tonight, the historic Quartermain House, featuring a charming outdoor deck as well as complimentary, freshly-baked treats.

Stay: Quartermain House, Fredericton

Breakfast included

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Fredericton, New Brunswick

The New Brunswick Legislative Building in Fredericton, New Brunswick

The New Brunswick Legislative Building, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge, Fredericton, New Brunswick


Day 4

Art & tastes of Fredericton

After breakfast, it’s time to head back into Fredericton and enjoy an Art Lover's Tour at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery with a unique view of the gallery’s widely recognized collections.  This afternoon enjoy a 'Taste This Food Tour ' of downtown Fredericton. This foodie tour with tastings of food and locally brewed beverages along the way is an interesting way to discover a city, its people, and taste awesome local food. 

Stay: Quartermain House, Fredericton


Breakfast included

Quartermain House, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Quartermain House, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Craft beer, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Craft beer, Fredericton, New Brunswick


Day 5

St Andrews-by-the-Sea

On arrival explore St Andrews-By-the- Sea, one of the best preserved examples of colonial heritage in North America. The town, designated one of Canada’s National Historic Districts with some homes over 200 years old, is a treasure trove of beautiful architecture, unparalleled scenery and rich marine life. This quaint town is known for its restored estate homes, fine hotels and inns and stunning gardens. A place where marine wonders and farmland go hand in hand. 

In the afternoon enjoy a visit to Kingsbrae Gardens, overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay. Over 65 species of birds have been found either nesting in the Garden or stopping off there during yearly migrations. After your self-directed or guided interpretive tour, visit the delightful Garden Café.

This evening return to Kingsbrae Gardens to enjoy the Tasting Menu at Savour in the Garden, an intimate fine dining restaurant where Chef Alex Haun creates artistically-inspired tasting menus with the freshest local ingredients that are brought to the restaurant's door each day. 

Stay: Treadwell Inn, St Andrews-by-the-Sea

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Kingsbrae Garden, St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Kingsbrae Garden, St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Treadwell Inn, St Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick, Canada

Treadwell Inn, St Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick, Canada


Day 6

Whales & the Bay of Fundy

This morning enjoy a Whale Watching Nature Cruise of the Bay of Fundy. The Bay of Fundy has been compared in marine biodiversity to the Amazon Rainforest, known globally for its ecology, geology, tidal energy currents, and habitats. It is renowned for having the most extreme tides on the planet at 17 metres (50 feet), five to ten times higher than the rest of the world’s tides. The tides of the Bay of Fundy offer a summer feeding ground for the endangered North Atlantic Right whale, among 12 other species of whales and other marine life and countless birds.

In the afternoon enjoy a self guided tour of Minister Island. Just a short drive across the ocean floor at low tide. Visit the residence of the visionary railway builder in Canada, Sir William Van Horne. The island is named after the Loyalist Anglican minister, Reverend Samuel Andrews, who first settled on the island in 1786. The original stone house where Rev. Andrews lived with his family is still standing. Ministers Island is an enchanting place to experience. This 500-acre island is only a part-time island. You reach it by driving over the seafloor approximately (1/2 mile). Once there, you are immersed in an experience from the late 19th and early 20th century— the summer estate of Sir William Van Horne, the first president of and the driving force behind the Canadian Pacific Railway. Sir William's vast house, his equally large barn and his bathhouse / artist's hideaway are on view, as are the beautiful carriage lanes through woods and fields.

Stay: Treadwell Inn, St Andrews-by-the-Sea


Breakfast included

Whale watching, Bay of Fundy

Whale watching, Bay of Fundy


Day 7

Presidential history on Campobello Island

This morning we’ve included a water taxi to the rugged Campobello Island, where lighthouses dot dense forests and provincial parks are framed by ocean teeming with breaching whales. Highlights include Friars Head, the East Quoddy Lighthouse Area and the Roosevelt Campobello International Park, where the beloved summer house of President Roosevelt is preserved.

We’ve even included a ‘tea with Eleanor’ experience where you’ll hear tales of Eleanor Roosevelt, enjoying, naturally, tea and homemade cookies, before taking a water taxi back to St Andrews.

Stay: Treadwell Inn, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea

Breakfast included

East Quoddy Lighthouse, Campobello Island

East Quoddy Lighthouse, Campobello Island

Roosevelt Summer Home, Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Roosevelt Summer Home, Campobello Island


Day 8

Depart for home

After breakfast, enjoy your last few hours in New Brunswick before driving to Saint John airport for your flight back to the UK.

Breakfast included


About the itinerary

"This fly-drive is the ultimate adventure in Atlantic Canada's charming New Brunswick province, encompassing beautiful boutique accommodation with hands-on experiences and the most spectacular road trips. From caviar tasting, to whale watching, the itinerary gives a great insight into what New Brunswick has to offer in terms of history, art and culinary delights"

Andy Austen

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £2,440 pp incl. flights

Low Season from: £2,440 pp
High Season from: £2,580 pp

Includes

  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Return flights between UK and Halifax
  • 8 days SUV Rental including unlimited kms, insurance and fees
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Kingston Peninsula Caviar Experience with the Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar Inc
  • Heritage Architecture Tour of Fredericton
  • Art Lovers Tour at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton
  • Taste of Food Tour in Fredericton including food tasting and locally brewed beverages
  • Entrance to Kingsbrae Gardens in St Andrews overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay
  • Savour in the Garden intimate dining restaurant experience designed by Chef Alex Haun
  • St Andrews Whale watching cruise of the Bay of Fundy
  • Ministers Island Entrance Fee to visit the home of visionary railway builder Sir William Van Horne
  • Guided tour of Campobello Island
  • Entrance to Roosevelt Campobello International Park and lunch at the Fireside Restaurant
  • 'Tea with Eleanor' experience on Campobello Island
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