Nova Scotia: Cape Breton Island

Starts: Halifax, Canada
Finishes: Ingonish Ferry, Canada

Visit: Halifax, Baddeck, Forks Baddeck, Nobleton, Gold Brook, Ingonish Centre, Ingonish Ferry

Tour Type: Private Journey

Accommodation: Comfortable

Activity: Walking Tour


Below the windswept headlands of Cape Breton Island, the iconic Cabot Trail hugs Nova Scotias coast in a scrollwork of switchbacks and swooping curves. Beyond it, the Gulf of St. Lawrence is a wash of vivid blue dotted with fishing boats and the occasional breaching whale. This is the Nova Scotia youve always imagined: a land of bald eagles, wild blueberries, foraging moose, and 350-yearold sugar maples. Here, you can experience sleepy villages steeped in Scottish and Acadian history: savoring traditional fiddlers, crofters cottages, and historic distilleries. With the freedom to set your own scheduleand your own vehicle to take you from place to placeyou can experience unforgettable walks in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, soak in the view from the top of Burnt Mountain, and perhaps even go for a refreshing swim in Bras dOr Lake. Along the way, spot rare songbirds in prime birding locations, enjoy an optional whale watch, unwind at a spa, or explore the coast via kayak. At night, savor quaint and comfortable lodgings in timber frame lodges, clapboard inns, and a grand oceanview resort.

PLEASE NOTE: Unlike other Adventures, this trip requires guests to drive from destination to destination. We will reserve a car rental on your behalf (rental cost not included in tour price) or you may use your own vehicle.


    • Enjoy the spectacular views from Skyline Trail, looking down from headlands 1,000 feet above sea level to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
    • Stay in the elegant seaside resort of Keltic Lodge, which counts a private beach, spa, and 18-hole golf course among its many amenities.
    • Enjoy daily live music from local Cape Breton musicians in the pub and distillery attached to your lodgings.
    • Delight in the freedom of having your own transportation as you explore the Cabot trail by car and on foot.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 143627
Tour Type: Private Journey
Accommodation: Comfortable
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Seniors (55+), Independent (Self-Guided)

Starts: Halifax, Canada
Finishes: Ingonish Ferry, Canada
Duration: 7 days
Physical rating: Basic


  • All breakfasts and two dinners (days 2 and 5); beverages not included
  • All accommodations while on tour
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park Pass
  • Distillery tour and tasting
  • Detailed Route Notes and maps (mailed to you approximately one month prior to your departure)
  • 24-hour tour-related support provided by Country Walkers’ local partner
  • 24-hour One Call International Emergency Hotline and Travel Assistance
  • Orientation phone call with Country Walkers representative
  • The unbeatable and cumulative experience of the Country Walkers staff 



Price person (sharing double) $2,148 ($307/day)

Note: Minimum 2 participants required (A solo traveler supplement is applicable for a solo traveler. If your party size is 4 or more, you may eligible for a group discount - please ask us for details)


$350 per person for bookings made 90 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 90 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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Canada Sydney/Halifax, Baddeck River Trail, Uisge Ban Falls; Acadian Trail, Skyline Trail, Lone Shieling Trail, White Point Trail, Middle Head Trail, Franey Mountain, Ingonish Beach
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For over 37 years, Country Walkers has provided active, experiential, and stunning travel experiences on five continents. Based in Waterbury, Vermont, our unique adventures and insider access bring the beating heart of a destination to life with well-crafted itineraries for Guided Walking, Self-Guided Walking, and Private Adventures. All of our walking trips highlight superb cuisine, fine, authentic accommodations and immersive cultural and natural experiences.

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