SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Fortress Of Louisbourg

    Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

    Duration 3 3/4 hrs

    During your approximate 45 minute drive to the Fortress Louisbourg National Historic Site, you’ll cross over the pretty Mira River which is the longest navigable river in Nova Scotia. The fortress is Canada’s largest historical reconstruction, where you step back in time to the 18th century, when Louisbourg was a thriving seaport – one of the busiest harbors in North America. The site has been meticulously rebuilt to one quarter of the 18th century town, on the foundations of the original by following detailed blueprints from Paris archives.


    Your visit to this living museum will begin with the 45-minute Time Travelers Program where costumed actors reenact the lives of individuals that resided here during the pre-siege era. A kitchen servant will talk to you about her life serving the elite and teach you the art of making hot chocolate, the old fashioned French way, which you will get to sample. A Compagnies Franches soldier will tell you about soldier’s life and invite you to a demonstration of a life musket firing.


    You are then free to explore this fascinating historic site on your own, taking in the beauty of the exterior architecture of the buildings and visiting some of the exhibit buildings. It offers you the opportunity to imagine life in the toughest of conditions almost 300 years ago.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Walking at your leisure on uneven grassy inclines, wooden decking, beaten pathways and cobblestone. Terrain at the fortress may be difficult for wheelchair users to navigate. This tour is not recommended for persons with special mobility needs or wheelchairs. Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress warmly, bring a jacket or windbreaker.
    • Adult from: 79,97 EUR
    • Child from: 49,42 EUR
    DURATION 3 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Heart of The Island

    Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    “Ciad Mile Failte” - a hundred thousand welcomes await you! Nova Scotia is Latin for New Scotland and nowhere is this more evident than on Cape Breton Island. This picturesque excursion takes you to the very heart of the island. You’ll see some of the Island's most dynamic scenery, weaving a route through rugged countryside, touching the shores of the famous Bras d'Or Lakes. Known as the "Great Inland Sea", as the lakes are salt water, this region is a major breeding ground for bald eagles and other wildlife.


    As your tour progresses, you'll stop at the center of Cape Breton Island, Hectors' Point, Iona and visit the Nova Scotia Highland Village, a 50 acre historical site overlooking the Bras d'Or Lakes. Take a journey through 180 years of Cape Breton’s Scottish architecture, hosted by costumed staff, trained in conversational Gaelic and local history. Here, you’ll view a full size replica of a Scottish Blackhouse, a one room structure occupied by the first Scottish settlers in the region and the only one of its kind in North America. A hilltop panoramic view offers a beautiful blend of land, sky and water. Enjoy tea or coffee and oatcakes before returning to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: There is a fair amount of walking at the Highland Village. However, the tour is very scenic and if you wish, you can enjoy the views from the motorcoach and the visitors center.
    • Adult from: 70,99 EUR
    • Child from: 49,42 EUR
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    Available languages:
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    Sydney Pub Tour

    Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

    Duration 3 hours

    Sample a beer in three downtown pubs, all of them offering a selection of local brews and imported favorites from Ireland and England.


    After walking from the pier, you will soon reach the Old Triangle Irish Alehouse, the first of three pubs where you will sample a beer. The alehouse offers nearly two dozen different brews, ranging from Guinness Irish Stout to an India Pale Ale known simply as Keith’s.


    The Old Triangle also serves several local beers such as Breton Brewing’s Sons of Hector dark brown ale and a Canadian lager called Barking Squirrel. Whichever beer you choose to sample, you can be sure that the atmosphere will be inviting as you mingle among the locals.


    It’s only natural that this pub tour begins at an Irish alehouse, as Sydney has deep Celtic roots. The city’s iconic, 50-foot-high Celtic fiddle at the cruise terminal honors that history.


    Your second stop will be the Crown & Moose Pub, located in a waterfront hotel. This pub has an English flair, which is reflected in the selection of beers. The atmosphere is casual and inviting, an ideal setting to sip another brew.


    Then it’s on to Daniel’s Restaurant & Bar, home to cold brews, great food and good times. Enjoy a beer from a selection of Nova Scotia brews, or perhaps something that reminds you of home. Afterwards, you will walk back to the pier or you may remain in town and return to your ship at leisure, if you prefer.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking and/or standing. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Tour is open to guests of all ages, but must be 21 years of age or older to partake in alcohol samples - photo ID may be required. Casual, layered, weather-appropriate clothing, sunglasses and flat walking shoes are suggested. Please note that the order of venues visited may vary.
    • Adult from: 62,00 EUR
    • Child from: 62,00 EUR
    DURATION 3 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Age
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    Heart of the Island (French Language)

    Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Ciad Mile Failte - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes await you. Nova Scotia is Latin for New Scotland and nowhere is this more evident than on Cape Breton Island. This picturesque excursion takes you to the very Heart of the Island. The route includes some of the Island's most dynamic scenery, weaving a route through rugged countryside, touching the shores of the famous Bras d'Or Lakes. Known as the Great Inland Sea (the lakes are salt-water) the Bras d'Or region is a major breeding ground for the bald eagle and other exotic wildlife.


    As your tour progresses, you'll stop at the geographical center of Cape Breton Island, Hectors' Point, Iona and visit the Nova Scotia Highland Village, a 50-acre historical site overlooking the Bras d'Or Lakes. Take a chronological journey through 180 years of Cape Breton’s Scottish architecture, hosted by costumed staff trained in conversational Gaelic and local history. Here you will view a full-size replica of a Scottish Blackhouse, the original one-room structure occupied by the first Scottish settlers in the region, and the only one of its kind in North America. A hilltop panoramic view offers a beautiful blend of land, sky and water. Enjoy tea or coffee and oatcakes before returning to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour is conducted in French. There is a fair amount of walking at the Highland Village. However, the tour is very scenic and if you wish, you can enjoy the views from the motorcoach and the Visitors Center. Tea or coffee is served at Highland Village.
    • Adult from: 70,99 EUR
    • Child from: 70,99 EUR
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    Available languages:
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    Bras D'or Lakes Grand Tour

    Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

    Duration 7 hrs

    Experience the rich Scottish heritage of Cape Breton Island with a visit to the Nova Scotia Highland Village and the village of Baddeck. Travel to Iona and immerse yourself in the Scottish pioneer culture at this living history museum located on a hillside overlooking the Bras d'Or Lake. Featuring a journey through 180 years of Cape Breton architecture, step back in time as the site’s costumed staff provide meaningful commentary. Each structure, from the simple one room Scottish Blackhouse to the more advanced, multistoried colonial homes, are filled with furniture and interesting artifacts.


    Your next destination is the seaside community of Baddeck, home of Alexander Graham Bell. Nestled along the shoreline of the Bras d'Or Lake, this picturesque village features plenty of interesting gift shops and cozy cafes. You’ll be served a buffet lunch at a resort hotel and then enjoy leisure time strolling the main street while window shopping or perhaps relaxing for a bit while watching the pleasure boats ply the calm waters of the lake. You’ll tour the Alexander Graham Bell Museum prior to your scenic drive back to Sydney.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Walking at the Highland Village is at your leisure, on uneven grassy inclines, wooden decking, beaten pathways, sidewalks, pavement and it can be difficult to navigate in a wheelchair. Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress warmly, bring a jacket or windbreaker. Tour may operate in reverse order.
    • Adult from: 142,87 EUR
    • Child from: 115,91 EUR
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
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    Sydney by Harbour Hopper

    Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

    Duration 1 hr

    Settle into an open-air amphibious vessel for an enlightening tour of downtown Sydney and then drive straight into the harbor to enjoy a different perspective of the city.


    After departing from the pier in an amphibious Harbour Hopper, you will begin an enlightening drive through Sydney. You won’t have to travel far before seeing the first attraction; Sydney’s iconic 50-foot-high Celtic fiddle is right at the cruise terminal.


    Continuing on into downtown, you can expect to pass verdant parks, a statue that honors the Merchant Marines and the 19th-century Bank of Montreal building, which has been converted into a museum. A former steel plant has also been turned into a museum that showcases how steel production once drove the economy of Cape Breton Island.


    Victoria Park Armouries, the oldest still-operating defense base in Canada, is another noteworthy historical highlight. For an insight into the First Nation culture, you will pass through Membertou, a community named for a 17th-century leader of the Mi’kmaw tribe.


    In time, true to its amphibious nature, the Harbour Hopper will drive right into the harbor and become a boat. From this unique perspective, you will enjoy a sweeping view of Sydney’s beautiful coastline and skyline. Be sure to look for water birds, which are abundant. You might spot great blue herons, belted kingfishers and arctic terns, a species that may migrate farther than other birds, as many of them travel between the Arctic and Antarctica.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes limited walking. The tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Strollers and walkers are not allowed. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. All Guests on tour, including infants, must have a ticket due to marine regulations.
    • Adult from: 44,03 EUR
    • Child from: 35,04 EUR
    DURATION 1 hr
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Baddeck & Alexander Graham Bell Museum

    Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Travel to the picturesque little village of Baddeck situated on the shores of the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes in the heart of Cape Breton Island. This is where Alexander Graham Bell spent most of the last 37 years of his life. Visit his museum which does full justice to the outstanding accomplishments of the man best known for the invention of the telephone and remarkable contributions in the fields of medicine, genetics, electricity, sound and speech, as well as aeronautics and marine engineering.


    The museum itself is architecturally striking, as its design is based on the tetrahedron form Bell used for his flight test kites and houses the most extensive collection of artifacts contributed by his family. Enjoy the views of Boulanderie Island, Seal Island Bridge, Kelly's Mountain and St. Ann's Bay during the return drive to your ship.

    • Adult from: 70,99 EUR
    • Child from: 40,44 EUR
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Spirit of the Fiddle

    Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

    Duration 1 1/2 hrs

    Cape Breton is world-renowned for the revival of Celtic music and the unique style of playing the fiddle. This presentation is in recognition of that musical heritage. Join us for a musical experience unique to Cape Breton Island. Influenced by Scottish, Irish and Acadian traditions, enjoy professional local entertainers as they offer singing, step dancing and of course, lively fiddle playing. Meet at the World's Largest Fiddle and be piped to an intimate performance space in the Sydney Cruise Terminal located not far from the ship. Refreshments, including traditional Cape Breton oatcakes will be served.
    • Adult from: 53,02 EUR
    • Child from: 40,44 EUR
    DURATION 1 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Scenic Cabot Trail

    Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

    Duration 7 hrs

    Experience the Cabot Trail as you drive along a small portion of the Atlantic shore from the port of Sydney to Ingonish. You'll view some of the most dramatic and pristine scenery in North America including spruce covered mountains, tranquil rivers and ocean beaches.


    This tour reveals vistas that inspired Alexander Graham Bell to observe, "I have traveled around the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps and the highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all." Picture stops along the way will help you remember some of the most dramatic and unspoiled scenery you experienced while on Cape Breton Island. Enjoy a buffet style lunch along the Cabot Trail before returning to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Minimal walking at photo stops on uneven grassy inclines, wooden decking, beaten pathways, sidewalks and pavement may be difficult to navigate in a wheelchair. Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress warmly, bring a jacket or windbreaker.
    • Adult from: 133,88 EUR
    • Child from: 94,35 EUR
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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    Spirit of the Senses

    Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

    Duration 2 hrs

    Board your Big Pink Sightseeing bus to explore Sydney, the largest community and commercial center of Cape Breton Island. Begin your tour in the historic north end settled in 1785 by British Loyalists from the New England colonies and pass by Victoria Park, the site of the original garrison camp. Continue through downtown Sydney with a brief stop at Wentworth Park for a photo opportunity.


    You’ll then proceed to Whitney Pier, the former site of Sydney Steel Mill which dates back to 1900. Visit the Historical Museum and learn about the importance the Sydney Coal Fields have on the local economy. These industries brought immigrants from many parts of the world resulting in multicultural mix of more than 50 ethnic backgrounds. Another photo stop will be made at The Melting Pot, honoring these people, their strong work ethic and cultural pride.


    Continue to the First Nations community of Membertou where you’ll celebrate the heritage, culture and unique history of these people through educational and interactive experiences. Your tour guide and/or Elders of Membertou will encourage you to experience their story, learn Mi’kmaq dance and drum as they provide a hands on demonstration. Sample traditional Mi’kmaq food and, or treat as you learn about the history of their food. Enjoy a walk in their garden area and visit Petroglyphs Gift Shop featuring arts and crafts from the Mi’kmaq Nation and other First Nations across Atlantic Canada. You’ll then board your coach returning to the ship along the waterfront.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Walking is at your discretion on mostly level terrain with some gravel/grassy areas and beaten pathways. Lower level of the Whitney Pier Museum is not wheelchair accessible. The pathways at Wentworth Park are gravel and rough; guests with limited mobility or in a wheelchair may have difficulty.
    • Adult from: 62,00 EUR
    • Child from: 62,00 EUR
    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Sydney Drive

    Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

    Duration 1.5 hours

    Board your Big Pink Sightseeing bus to explore Sydney, the largest community and commercial center of Cape Breton Island. Begin your tour in the historic north end settled in 1785 by British Loyalists from the New England colonies and pass by Victoria Park, the site of the original garrison camp. Continue through downtown Sydney with a brief stop at Wentworth Park for a photo opportunity. You’ll then proceed to Whitney Pier, the former site of Sydney Steel Mill which dates back to 1900. Visit the Historical Museum and learn about the importance the Sydney Coal Fields have on the local economy.


    These industries brought immigrants from many parts of the world giving resulting in a multicultural mix of more than 50 ethnic backgrounds. Another photo stop will be made at The Melting Pot, honoring these people, their strong work ethic and cultural pride. Continue to the First Nations community of Membertou, a modern day blueprint for all aboriginal communities in North America. Return to the pier where you can do some shopping at the cruise terminal, visit the Interpretation Center and The Big Ceilidh Fiddle.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Walking is at your discretion on mostly level terrain with some gravel and beaten pathways, inclines and approximately 10 steps. Lower level of the Whitney Pier Museum is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Adult from: 67,39 EUR
    • Child from: 44,03 EUR
    DURATION 1.5 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Snack

Please note: The information in this document was current at time of printing. Tour descriptions and prices vary by ship and sailing date and are subject to change without notice. Log into My NCL for the applicable information specific to your cruise.

Printed on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:38pm