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  • New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador are the picturesque maritime gems known collectively as Canada’s Atlantic Provinces. The coastline is rugged, wild and unforgettably beautiful, the vibe is distinctly laid back, the villages are quaint, the outdoor activities are endless, the wildlife is plentiful, and the lobsters are the most delicious we’ve ever tasted!

    • Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

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    • St Johns, Newfoundland

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    • Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

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    • Greenwich, Prince Edward Island

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    • Kayaking, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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    • Fogo Island, Newfoundland

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    • Whale Watching, New Brunswick

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    • Peakes Wharf, Charlottestown, Prince Edward Island

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    Picturesque Prince Edward Island

    What Canada’s smallest province lacks in size, it more than makes up for with sheer beauty and boundless culture. This is where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge escaped for a taste of the wilderness on their 2011 Royal Tour of Canada. Along with all the picturesque beauty of this province comes a fascinating cultural seam. Charlottetown is where the founding fathers met to transform Canada from a colony to a country. It’s also an amazing place to head outdoors, for fishing, hiking, kayaking, whale and seal-watching.

    Maritime Nova Scotia

    The quaint fishing villages dotted along the extensive coastline of Nova Scotia create a varied and welcoming environment for visitors. A highlight of any stay in Nova Scotia is beautiful Cape Breton Island, a fascinating blend of Scottish, Native and Acadian communities. Follow the 187 mile Cabot Trail as it twists between the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Atlantic, or head out to the wilds of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Other must-sees include the capital city, Halifax, home to the 200 year old Fort Redoubt National Historic Site. Just a short drive along the coast are the picturesque towns of Peggy’s Cove and Victorian Lunenberg.

    The Charm of New Brunswick

    New Brunswick is a charming destination of varied landscapes. Saint John is New Brunswick’s largest city, surrounded by sandstone cliffs and sandy beaches, lapped by waters warm enough for summer swimming. The Bay of Fundy, which lies between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, is home to the world’s highest tidal range as well as the spectacular Hopewell Rocks which stand tall and proud in the bay. Visit at low tide to see the extent of the erosion on the rocks as a result of this tidal phenomenon. One of Canada’s oldest seaside resorts, St Andrews, has a very laid back atmosphere and is impossibly pretty, whilst nearby Shediac is known as the lobster capital of the world, so understandably this fabulous seafood tops most menus in the region

    North America's Best Kept Secrets

    Newfoundland and Labrador are hidden gems of Atlantic Canada and perfect for an adventure holiday. Newfoundland’s shoreline is scattered with small fishing villages, inlets, fjords, sand dunes and bays so this is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of the region. Discover the Viking Trail, one of the best kept secrets in the world, stretching all the way from the provinces’ west coast to southern Labrador. Untamed wilderness awaits you in Labrador, where you can see the world’s largest herd of caribou, go on a snowmobiling safari or enjoy some fishing with a local fisherman.

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  • Maritime Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Halifax

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: June to September

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia

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    • Docked Fishing Boats

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    • Tait House Inn, Shediac

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    Day 01

    Halifax

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Halifax. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel, located in the heart of town.

    Hotel: The Prince George Hotel

    62Mi/99Km

    Day 02

    Lunenburg

    You have a short, but beautifully scenic journey this morning. We suggest a stop at Peggy’s Cove; a small fishing village built into the granite rock and protected by its historic lighthouse, and at the pretty town of Mahone Bay. The Victorian town of Lunenburg, lovingly restored to its historic splendour, provides your accommodation for this evening.

    Hotel: The Mariner King Inn

    97Mi/156Km

    Day 03

    Annapolis Royal & Digby

    Today you cross from the south to the north of the island, accompanied by beautiful scenery provided by Kejimkujik National Park. Before arrival into Digby, we suggest a slight diversion to Annapolis Royal. Founded in 1605, it boasts 150 heritage buildings offering numerous unique shops, artists’ studios and galleries and is home to Fort Anne National Historic Site, a location of great historical significance.

    Hotel: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

    110Mi/175Km

    Day 04 Day 05

    St. Andrews

    This morning, take the three hour ferry journey from Digby to Saint John and the short drive to St. Andrews. We’ve allowed two full days for you to enjoy St. Andrews, a lovely seaside town full of character and old world charm.

    Hotel: The Algonquin Resort

    160Mi/258Km

    Day 06 Day 07

    Fundy Trail Parkway & Moncton

    Following the coastline and make a stop at Saint John to experience the reversing tide boat ride. Hugging the coastal cliffs, the 16 kilometre Fundy Trail Parkway is one of the itinerary's highlights. Be sure to stop at Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick's most famous attraction. At low tide you can walk the sea floor, whilst at high tide the waters flood the caves. Your destination is Moncton, where a visit to Magnetic Hill provides the illusion of being pulled uphill by a magnetic force.

    Hotel: Delta Hotels Beausejour

    103Mi/165Km

    Day 08 Day 09

    Charlottetown

    New Confederation Bridge brings you to the smallest province in Canada - Prince Edward Island. Enjoy two days exploring the sand dunes and beaches, Prince Edward Island National Park and the island's many other attractions. Explore Province House National Historic Site in Charlottetown, the site of Canada’s birthplace in 1867, and absorb the great charm of this colonial seaport.

    Hotel: Delta Hotels Prince Edward

    212Mi/341Km

    Day 10 Day 11

    Ingonish Beach

    Take a short drive from Orwell Corner Historic Site to the southern tip of Prince Edward Island, where the ferry carries you across to Pictou, Nova Scotia. Your journey continues with a scenic drive to Cape Breton Island, which is reminiscent of a small Scottish island. Take the Cabot Trail into the highlands of northern Cape Breton, aligned by the lochs and glens once settled by Scottish Highlanders, and hugging the scenic coastlines settled by Acadians. From your resort, you can enjoy easy access to Cape Breton Highlands National Park, which is filled with moose, deer, lynx, bear and beaver.

    Hotel: Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa

    115Mi/185Km

    Day 12

    Dundee

    It's an easy driving day today, so you can set off at your leisure for a short but beautiful journey to Dundee. View spectacular vistas, rolling seaside terrain and breathtaking seascapes as you approach Baddeck, a picturesque village on the shores of Bras d'Or Lakes. We suggest a stop for a scenic cruise on the lake or simply wander the boardwalk, before arrival into Dundee

    Hotel: Dundee Resort

    213Mi/343Km

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    Halifax

    Today, your final drive brings you back to where your journey began in Halifax. The rugged Atlantic coast accompanies your journey, dotted with small fishing villages and many photo opportunities. First settled in 1749, today Halifax is Nova Scotia's capital and the largest city in the Maritime Provinces. Visit Fort Redoubt National Historic Site, a 200-year-old fortification overlooking Halifax Harbour, or Halifax Citadel National Historic Site for terrific views of the city.

    Hotel: The Prince George Hotel

    Day 15

    Journey Home

    This morning take the short ride back to Halifax Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2059 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    Newfoundland Explorer

    Begins in and ends in St. John's, Newfoundland

    16 Days / 15 Nights

    Departures: May to September

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Four wheel drive car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Tilting, Fogo Island

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    • Change Island

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    • Quaint Fishing Villages

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    • Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island

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    • Crow Head, Twillingate Islands

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    • Gros Morne National Park

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    Day 01

    Arrive St. John's

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to St. John’s. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel, located in the heart of town.

    Hotel: Leaside Manor

    Day 02 Day 03

    St. John's & Avalon Peninsula

    Take a drive up Signal Hill for spectacular views and a trip out to Cape Spear National Historic Site, which is the most easterly point in North America. We also suggest a visit to one of the province’s most photographed places, Quidi Vidi Village, and perhaps a stop at Quidi Vidi Brewery. On the second day, drive to Bay Bulls where we have included a boat excursion to see whales and Atlantic puffin, and maybe even an iceberg. Next it’s on to Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve, which is settled by thousands of sea birds, all nestled along the rocky shore’s edge.

    Hotel: Leaside Manor

    167Mi/268Km

    Day 04 Day 05

    Bonavista & Trinity

    Leaving the city, embark on a journey into the Bonavista Peninsula. In the small town of Bonavista, visit the Ryan Premises National Historic Site, the red and white striped Bonavista Lighthouse and the Matthew Legacy, a replica of John Cabot’s ship which voyaged across the Atlantic to find land in 1497. Following an overnight in Trinity, spend your day exploring the enchanting village, with its restored pastel coloured clapboard houses. Join the Trinity Pageant, a walking theatre that meanders through the village enticing viewers to live the history of the area.

    Hotel: Artisan Inn

    Day 06

    Port Rexton

    Now that you have a sense of the area, venture to Port Rexton and hike the Skerwink Trail. This easy walking trail will take you along the rugged coastline for spectacular views of the surrounding villages. In the afternoon, perhaps visit Bonaventure before returning to Trinity.

    Hotel: Artisan Inn

    193Mi/310Km

    Day 07

    Twillingate

    Today is a scenic drive via Terra Nova National Park, home to coniferous forests, ponds, and a plethora of walking trails, to Boyd’s Cove. Here you can visit the ancient Beothuk village, which was discovered by archaeologists in the 1980’s. Once in Twillingate, we have included an afternoon Iceberg Watch boat tour for an opportunity to see icebergs, whales and a beautiful sunset.

    Hotel: Harbour Lights Inn

    268Mi/430Km

    Day 08 Day 09

    Gros Morne National Park

    The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gros Morne National Park is spectacular. The park is home to quaint villages, bare topped mountains and forests populated by moose and caribou. Visit the village of Rocky Harbour and take a short hike to Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse. Ensure you include Lookout Trail which provides panoramic views of the park, and Tablelands Hiking Trail which cuts across the barren rock. Your accommodation is located in Norris Point.

    Hotel: Neddies Harbour Inn

    189Mi/303Km

    Day 10 Day 11

    Main Brook & L’Anse aux Meadows

    Heading toward St. Anthony, make a stop at Port Au Choix National Historic Site where three ancient cemeteries of the Maritime Archaic People were discovered. On the second day, visit L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the earliest European settlement in the Americas. We suggest a walk to the original village to see the full scale replicas of Norse buildings.

    Hotel: Tuckamore Lodge

    249Mi/401Km

    Day 12 Day 13

    Steady Brook

    Make your way back down the peninsula to Steady Brook. This picturesque community is surrounded by beautiful mountains and has the Humber River flowing through its heart. We’ve included a second day so you can explore the Humber Valley and Bay of Islands.

    Hotel: Marble Inn Resort

    158Mi/255Km

    Day 14

    Grand Falls-Windsor

    Crossing the island into central Newfoundland, an oasis awaits in the tranquil setting of Grand Falls-Windsor.

    Hotel: Riverfront Chalets

    266Mi/427Km

    Day 15

    St. John’s

    It is over 250 miles back to St. John’s, but a wonderfully scenic drive, and you are rewarded with another evening in the capital city.

    Hotel: Leaside Manor

    Day 16

    Journey Home

    This morning take the short ride back to St. John’s Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2365 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

    Begins and ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: July, August and September

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    Your Escorted Tour includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Scenic Lighthouse Views

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    • Citadel National Historic Site

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    • Historic Lunenburg

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    Day 01

    Arrive Halifax

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Halifax. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a little time to relax before you meet your Tauck Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: The Prince George Hotel (Dinner included)

    Day 02

    Lunenburg & Peggy's Cove

    Your journey begins in a spectacularly scenic style as you pass through seaside hamlets and harbour towns en route to Lunenburg. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved, colourful 19th century timber-built houses, you have a choice of activities whilst visiting the town. There are visits to Mahone Bay and Peggy's Cove on your way back to Halifax.  

    Hotel: The Prince George Hotel (Breakfast and lunch included)

    Day 03

    Halifax and Citadel

    Halifax offers so many options to keep you entertained that today is free for you to choose what you'd like to discover. This evening, enjoy an exclusive private tour of the Citadel and a hearty dinner.  

    Hotel: The Prince George Hotel (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 04

    Prince Edward Island

    Today starts with a ferry ride from Nova Scotia across to Prince Edward Island, the smallest of the Atlantic Provinces. Once settled in Old Charlottetown you may choose to visit Founders Hall, where the history of Canada's origins is chronicled. Nestled between two rivers in a quiet protected harbour, your hotel is located on the waterfront, steps from Peak's Wharf. 

    Hotel: Delta Hotels Prince Edward (Breakfast and lunch included)

    Day 05

    Greenwich Peninsula & Green Gables

    This morning allows free time for exploration of Charlottetown before making the short journey to Prince Edward Island National Park. The scenery is astounding. See dramatic bluffs, sweeping dunes, endless coastline and salt marshes which are rich in wildlife. After a scenic drive, winding through quaint fishing villages and alongside magnificent beaches you arrive at Green Gables House, the  famous farmhouse in Lucy Maud Montgomery's book Anne of Green Gables. End your day with one of Atlantic Canada's specialities: a traditional lobster dinner. 

    Hotel: Delta Hotels Prince Edward (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 06

    Digby

    Cross the magnificent Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick and make the short journey to Nova Scotia. Enjoy some time at Port-Royal National Historic Site and the Habitation. One of the earliest settlements in North America, reconstructed early 17th century buildings come to life through costumed interpreters and demonstrations.  

    Hotel: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 07

    Digby Neck Whale Watching

    It is a real highlight today, as you journey to wildlife-rich Digby Neck for a whale watching excursion. The afternoon is free for you to explore some of the surrounding area or enjoy one of the activities available at your beautiful resort, before joining your new friends for a farewell dinner. 

    Hotel: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 08

    Journey Home

    There's a final stop at Grande-Pre National Historic Site en route back to Halifax Airport, where you check-in for your return flight to the UK.  

    Prices

    From £2695 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • Brier Island Whale & Seabird Cruise

    Westport

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    • Brier Island Whale Watching

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    • Puffin

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    Brier Island is a small isle in the Bay of Fundy, located off the northwest coast of Nova Scotia. Its position provides an ideal location for a cruise of discovery and a thrilling adventure. In addition to the educational and magical experience of wildlife viewing, the cruises also yield important information on endangered or rare species of dolphin, porpoise, seabirds and Humpback, Finback and Right Whales. Choose between an exciting two hour zodiac ride, close to the water and action, or the comforts of a 50 foot Cape Island style boat on a three hour experience.

    Duration: 3 Hours

    Prices

    From £45 per adult and £32 per child.

    Hopewell Rocks & Bay of Fundy Coastal Tour

    Moncton

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    • Hopewell Rocks

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    • Bay of Fundy

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    No visit to the Maritimes would be complete without experiencing New Brunswick’s incredible natural phenomenon. This full day tour, taking around eight hours, allows you to witness the dramatic rise and fall of the Bay of Fundy tides at both high and low tides. Expect pristine vistas, intriguing fossils, dramatic coastal landscapes and you won’t be disappointed. The tour also includes a visit to the oldest operational lighthouse on mainland New Brunswick.

     

    Prices

    From £140 per person.

    Island Drives & Anne of Green Gables

    Charlottetown

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    • Cavendish Beach

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    • Locally Grown Apples

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    View rolling farmlands, stunning seascapes, pretty villages and bustling harbours on a four hour scenic journey along the Green Gables Shore. There are photo opportunities at quaint fishing villages, iconic lighthouses and Prince Edward Island’s national park – Cavendish Beach. One of the day’s highlights is a tour of Green Gables House. This old farm inspired L.M. Montgomery’s first novel, Anne of Green Gables, published back in 1908. The final stop, at Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, provides an insight into the preparation of jams and marmalade's from locally grown fruits.

    Duration: 4 Hours

    Prices

    From £49 per adult and £33 per child.

    Newfoundland Adventures

    St Johns

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    • Tilting, Fogo Island

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    • Change Island

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    • Quaint Fishing Villages

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    • Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island

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    • Crow Head, Twillingate Islands

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    • Gros Morne National Park

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    Widely considered as the specialist for Newfoundland experiences, Linkum Tours offer unique itineraries, ranging from relaxed touring holidays to pulse-racing soft adventures. Guides and hosts are Newfoundlanders, passionate about the place they live and preservation of the environment for future generations. Although whales leaping through the air, moose wandering out of the dawn mist and icebergs appearing on the horizon are unquestionably memorable, the small touches such as local dining and quaint accommodations in idyllic locations set these tours apart. A choice of nine itineraries have been created to showcase Newfoundland, and each can be completely self-guided, semi-guided with a host leading you through some experiences, or fully-guided whereby a guide will accompany you the whole way. Owning two award-winning lighthouse inns; Quirpon Lighthouse Inn and Cape Anguille Lighthouse Inn, which offer comfort, history and scenic ocean views, you can include a stay in one or both of these operational lights which continue to guide voyaging mariners, undoubtedly adding a unique experience to any Newfoundland holiday.  

    Icebergs, Whales & Moose

    Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights

    Day 1

    Arrive in St. Anthony and meet your Linkum host or pick up your rental car. Head north to tour L’Anse aux Meadows. This ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site’ is the only Viking site in North America. Meet a Viking (perhaps the self titled but questionably named ‘Bjorn the Beautiful!’) in this 1,000 year old village which has been brought to life. L’Anse aux Meadows shows where European Vikings first set foot in North America, 500 years before Columbus.


    Overnight at the northern tip of Newfoundland where Quirpon Lighthouse Inn will draw you into the life of an isolated lightkeeper. This is Newfoundland’s best location for spotting whales and icebergs, so try to beat the captain at spotting them!

    Hotel: Quirpon Lighthouse Inn

    Day 2

    Up early to discover Quirpon Island and visit the island’s unique sites and delicate biology. Don’t forget to ask about Tuckamore and the story of the mass murder that took place on the island.
    Take a walk along our cliff-top trails or explore the island following only your whims. Kittiwake colonies and Eider ducks nesting in tiny coves where there used to be a fishing village are favourites.
    Now that you have wandered by land it is time to visit the whales by sea. Our zodiac will take you on an exploration of the coastline not only in search of the massive wonders of this area but also the subtle beauty - kittiwake colonies and eider ducks nesting in tiny coves where your boat can squeeze through ensuring fun and dozens of photos. Feeling less adventurous? Wander down to the indoor whale watching station with your books and have a good read – not to worry, the sound of the whales will tell you when to look up.

    Hotel: Quirpon Lighthouse Inn

    Day 3

    Leave the island to visit the town of St. Anthony to learn the story of the British medical missionary, Sir Wilfred Grenfell. His remarkable perseverance and enthusiasm saved countless lives at the turn of the century and his legacy still lives on.
    During your visit you can enjoy the works of local artists including whale bone carvings, paintings and clothing that evoke cultures that have survived for centuries. Visit the Jordi Bonet murals in the rotunda of the hospital. Born in Spain, Bonet’s childhood would be marked by the Spanish Civil War before migrating and creating works of art famous around the world. While the pieces such as the Titanic Memorial and the one featured in JFK airport in New York are seen by millions, this is more of a secret.

    Prices

    From £1370 per person, based on two sharing a twin room.