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CAPE BRETON CELTIC COLOURS Celtic Colours is a Cape Breton Island – wide festival with a wide array of events ranging from fiddle parties in intimate community halls to grand concerts in some of the islands larger venues. Each year, over 300 Artists from all over the Celtic world, including Scotland, Ireland, the United States, Britain and Canada perform at over 30 venues around the island. Note: The Celtic Colours line up of Performers is no available until mid July. We will announce our show selection at this time.
CAPE BRETON CELTIC COLOURS
Celtic Colours is a Cape Breton Island – wide festival with a wide array of events ranging from fiddle parties in intimate community halls to grand concerts in some of the islands larger venues. Each year, over 300 Artists from all over the Celtic world, including Scotland, Ireland, the United States, Britain and Canada perform at over 30 venues around the island.
Note: The Celtic Colours line up of Performers is no available until mid July. We will announce our show selection at this time.
Download the Colour Brochure on the Left!
|DAY 1: Tuesday Oct 13|
|8:00 am||Welcome aboard! Sit back and enjoy the scenery as we travel through the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. We will make stops for coffee and lunch. Your tour director will provide a variety of activities to keep you entertained. Overnight tonight at the Four Points Sheraton Edmundston.. Dinner is on your own at the hotel this evening. Don’t forget to turn your watches ahead one hour.|
|DAY 2: Wednesday Oct 14|
|7:30 am||After our continental buffet breakfast we continue through the province of New Brunswick, passing through such cities as Fredericton as we make our way to Nova Scotia. We cross the Canso Causeway into Cape Breton arriving at our hotel in Dundee. The Ceilidh Country Lodge in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. 902- 295-3500. Located on the scenic Bras d’Or Lakes the hotel features a full service restaurant and lounge, along with a spa. Tonight we are welcomed with an included dinner at our hotel.|
|DAY 3: Thursday Oct 15|
|7:00-8:00 am||Breakfast in the dining room|
|8:00 am||We board the coach for the Cabot Trail. Sit back and enjoy some of the most amazing scenery in North America. We have hired a step on guide to point out all the highlights. Our day will include coffee breaks, lunch and plenty of photo opportunities, plus some interesting crafts people. We return to Baddeck late afternoon in time to enjoy a dinner this evening at Baddeck Lobster Suppers. Enjoy a four course lobster feast including fresh seafood chowder, steamed Nova Scotia mussels, homemade rolls and biscuits, salad and delicious desserts. (Alternate selection for those not preferring lobster include steak or planked salmon.)|
|DAY 4: Friday Oct 16|
|7:30 – 8:30 am||Breakfast in the dining room|
|8:45 am||we will board the coach and begin touring the island. Stops today include Big Pond, then on to Louisburg, home of the Fortress of Louisburg. We will do a drive by the fortress and spend some time exploring this quaint historical community. (Your director will discuss with the group to determine if there is any interest in visiting the fortress, admission on your own) Dinner will be on your own this evening. (To be decided when the show venue is determined)
This evening we will visit the first of the two performances we have included for the Celtic Colours.
|DAY 5: Saturday Oct 17|
|8:00-9:00 am||Breakfast in the dining room.|
|9:00 am||Our island sightseeing will continue today including the Celidh Trail. We will visit the villages of Port Hood, Mabou, Inverness and Margaree. Hopefully Mother Nature co-operates with the spectacular colours that Cape Breton is famous for. Lunch and Dinner are on your own today. This evening we will be attending the second of our Celtic Colour Performances.|
DAY 6: Sunday Oct 18
|7:00 am||Luggage outside of door. Breakfast is served in the dining room.|
|8:00 am||Sadly we depart this scenic area and retrace our steps back to Edmundston for our last night together. Our hotel this evening is the Four Points Sheraton Edmundston once again..|
DAY 7: Monday Oct 19
|6:30 am||Luggage and buffet breakfast|
|7:30 am||Depart from the hotel. We board our motor coach for the return to Kingston with an expected arrival around 5:30 pm.|
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|PRICE PER PERSON|
- $100 deposit due at time of booking
- Balance is due 60 days prior to depature
- Acceptable forms of payment are cash, cheque, debit, Visa or Mastercard.
- Refunds are not available within 45 days of travel date.
- Bookings are transferable.
|7:00 am||Depart Belleville: Maple Leaf Tours Office, 81 Millennium Parkway (parking)|
|7:30 am||Depart Napanee: Flying J Northeast Corner|
|8:00 am||Depart Kingston: Shrine Club 3260 Princess St. at Collins Bay Rd.|
|8:30 am||Depart Gananoque: Hwy 2 Carpool Lot|
|9:00 am||Depart Brockville: Food Basics Jefferson Dr|
|8:00 am||Depart Ottawa: Robbies Italian Restaurant, 1531 St. Laurent Blvd|
|8:30 am||Depart Ottawa: All Saints Lutheran Church, 1061 Pinecrest Rd.|
|9:00 am||Depart Kemptville: Stinsons Gas Bar Hwy 43|
Four Points by Sheraton Edmundston is conveniently located in the city centre. Our premier spot is walking distance from the Edmundston Convention Centre for easy access to events. We’re also a short drive from the New Brunswick Botanical Gardens and Grey Rock Casino. When you return to the hotel, take a dip in our indoor pool and get in a workout at our 24-hour fitness centre. Our on-site restaurant offers American comfort food for lunch and dinner. In our spacious accommodations, you can settle in and get a peaceful night’s sleep in plush beds topped with fluffy pillows and crisp linens. Complimentary Wi-Fi makes it easy to check the news or your e-mail while enjoying dinner from our room service. Looking for something to make your stay special? Choose one of our suite options with separate living areas and sleeping areas. If you need somewhere to host a conference or training seminar, our flexible event venue is the perfect place for you. Enjoy comfort and relaxation at Four Points by Sheraton Edmundston.
Ceilidh Country Lodge
A ceilidh (pronounced “kay-lee“) is a social event at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing. The spirit of this light hearted gathering is carried forward to the experience here at the Lodge where a cup of tea or a short story can make friends out of strangers and make the best of friends even closer.
Visit to Bras d’Or
Guided Tour of the Cabot Trail
BEFORE YOU GO
- For the comfort of fellow travelers, kindly refrain from using scented products such as perfume, cologne and other fragrances.
- Tipping for driver and tour director is voluntary depending on quality of service
- Refunds are not available within 45 days of travel.
- Important: Maple Leaf Tours strongly recommends purchasing out of province Medical Insurance. Allianz Insurance is available through Maple Leaf Tours.
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