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PRIVATE: THE FAMOUS AND FABULOUS CABOT TRAIL RIDE

Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate.) $1098 USD
Private Tour for up to 9 (Not a per person rate.) $1227 USD
Private Tour for up to 10 (Not a per person rate.) $1241 USD
Private Tour for up to 11 (Not a per person rate.) $1358 USD
Private Tour for up to 12 (Not a per person rate.) $1420 USD
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PRIVATE: THE FAMOUS AND FABULOUS CABOT TRAIL RIDE

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Curvy roads, gorgeous lookout points, and bits of history make this a great tour!

Upon leaving the Sydney metropolitan area, we’ll travel to the peaceful Cape Breton countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of city traffic. Along the way, we’ll cross the little Bras d’ Or, where you'll see many small pleasure boats on the glistening lake.

At Kelly’s Mountain, we’ll stop at two stunning look-outs--the Bras d ‘Or and Saint Ann’s Bay. From the spectacular Saint Ann's look-out, enjoy scenic views of Saint Ann's Bay before we proceed to cross Saint Ann's Bay via the Englishtown Ferry and tour through the beautiful Cape Breton Highlands along the Cabot Trail.

We'll pass through sparsely populated communities where the residents make a living from the sea as fishermen or in the forest as loggers and pulp-cutters. Touring through communities with names such as South Gut Saint Ann's, North Gut Saint Ann's, North River Bridge, Tarbotvale, Breton Cove, Skir Dhu, French River, and Wreck Cove, named for the tremendous amount of ships that went aground in the area.

Explore the magnificent Cape Smokey (it is very, very steep, but the scenery is unsurpassed) before arriving in the Ingonish area, home to the upscale Keltic Lodge at Middlehead and Highland Links Golf Course, which has been ranked many times over as the number one golf course in Canada.

Driving further north, we’ll arrive at the working fishing village of Neil's Harbour, which was originally settled by Newfoundland fishermen. This pleasant little village illustrates what it’s like to live in a typical Nova Scotia fishing village. The scenery is outstanding, so there will be plenty of time for photos as lobster and snow crab pots abound and make for a great background.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation
  • Local guide
  • Kelly's Mountain
  • Bras d ‘Or lookout
  • Saint Ann’s Bay lookout
  • The Cabot Trail
  • Fishing village of Neil's Harbor
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French($)
  • Japanese($)
  • Korean($)
  • Mandarin
  • Russian($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 7 hrs - Your tour time will be assigned for 15 minutes after your ship arrives port.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Please bring money/credit card for lunch and beverages. We will incorporate a stop, but the cost of food and beverages is not included in the price of the tour.
• Entrance fees are not included.
• You may also want to have cash/credit cards for souvenirs. Some of the museums have gift shops.
• Roads can be curvy.
• This is a private tour.

Restrictions

• The order of this itinerary may change.