NOVA SCOTIA & NEW BRUNSWICK
August 6 to 17, 2016 — 12 days / 11 nights
2495 $ + Airfare. Save 100 $ per person is you register before January 31, 2016
What is this TRIP all about? It is an incredible journey through time to the land of your ancestors, starting with the settlement of the Acadians in the early 1600s, to the tragic events of the Grand Dérangement to their triumphant return and transformation into a modern day society.
If you’ve ever wondered… Where did my Acadian ancestors come from? What did ACADIE look like ? What happened before and after the tragic events of the Déportation that started in 1755 and that eventually brought the Acadians to Louisiana? You will discover, see, hear and taste your Acadian homeland during this extraordinary trip. You will walk on the land of the first Acadians and witness the beauty of the territory they called home : ACADIE.
The tour includes ACADIAN NATIONAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS (AUG. 15) & traditional TINTAMARRE parade!
This is YOUR ACADIAN HOMELAND !
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
The tour is in English with a lot of French all around you! You will hear Acadian French similar to Cajun French all along the the way and have many opportunities to talk with people in French and in English.
Saturday, Aug. 6 : The Adventure Begins!
Departure from Louisiana. Overnight stay at Halifax hotel. Supper with Acadian tour guide.
Sunday, Aug. 7 : An intro to Nova Scotia
Guided tour of the City of HALIFAX, Nova Scotia’s capital city. View of the island where Beausoleil Broussard was imprisonned. Acadian Memorial Monument. Titanic Cemetery. Drive to World famous Peggy’s Cove.
Monday, Aug. 8 : The founding of Acadie
Today you will go back 400 years in time and visit the first permanent settlement in North America, Champlain’s Habitation. You will also visit Annapolis Royal (Port Royal) and you drive along the land established by Acadian families such as the Gaudet, Préjean, LeBlanc, Doucet, Bourg, Melanson, Broussard, Breau, and many more…
Tuesday, August 9 : La Baie Sainte-Marie
You will be spend discovering one of the most dynamic Acadian regions of N.S. Guided tour, Université Sainte-Anne, magnificient sea cost, the tallest wooden church in North America. You will taste Acadian food, enjoy Acadian music and much more !
Aug. 10 : Grand Pré, land of Évangéline…
With expert guides you will learn about the Acadian Deportation and the history of this unique UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit of the commemorative chapel, the Evangeline Statue, the Acadian Cross, the Acadian dykes (levees) and aboiteaus. You will also visit the old Acadian town of Pisiguit, Fort Edward and the Acadian Sainte-Famille Cemetery.
Th. Fri. Aug. 11-12: The World famous Cabot Trail
Travel to the Acadian town of Cheticamp where you will stay for 2 nights. Discover Acadian traditions such as the Mi-carême (mid-lent) festivities, rug hooking, and the local blend of Acadian, Scottish and Irish music. An entire day will be spent going around the Trail by bus and witnessing amazing scenery… from sea level to over 1200 ft.
Saturday, August 13 : The Acadian Renaissance
On the way to New Brunswick, the province with the largest Acadian population in Canada, you will visit the Acadian town of Pomquet, and other tourist sites.
Sun. Mon.: Aug.14 & 15 –
ACADIAN NATIONAL HOLIDAY
You will live through the two most festive days of the year for Acadians ! Attend concerts in Bouctouche & Memramcook. Walk and make noise in a REAL TINTAMARRE with your pots and pans. Also visiting Dieppe, Shédiac and Moncton. Acadian Garage Party!
Saturday, August 16 : Your last Acadian Day!
A couple of historical visits (Fort Beauséjour, Cobequid) along the way back to Halifax. Farewell supper at a special restaurant….
Sunday, August 17: the Return home
QUESTIONS and RESERVATIONS :
In LOUISIANA and USA :
Brenda Comeaux Trahan – email : firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel. : 337.288.5914 or 337.856.1620
In CANADA :
Claude Boudreau – email : email@example.com Tel.: (506) 850-7662