This extensive tour has been designed to highlight all that PEI has to offer. It incorporates the best of the north shore, south shore, and Confederation Bridge to give you a comprehensive, incredible Prince Edward Island experience.
We begin our tour by exploring landmarks and attractions in PEI's capital city, Charlottetown. These historic sites include Great George Street Historic District and Province house, the birthplace of Confederation and where PEI's legislature has sat since 1847.
We will then drive through the country to the Island's north shore, where you can view beautiful scenery including beaches, sand dunes, lighthouses, red cliffs, fishing villages and mussel farms. We can make many stops along the way to take photographs and to explore PEI's national parks. Our north shore visit includes a stop at Dalvay by the Sea, which is a national historic site. We will also visit the Dunes Gallery & Cafe to give you a chance to browse some beautiful, high-quality Island crafts and explore their extensive gardens.
Next, we will visit the North Rustico harbor and beach. Founded in around 1790, this Acadian fishing village boasts some of PEI's famous red sandy shores. Here you will learn more about the Island's farming, fishing, and lobster industries, and have a chance to see a working fishing village for yourself.
Then we will take a scenic drive through the PEI National Park, where you will experience beautiful views and abundant wildlife, including Island foxes! We will make a stop at Green Gables House so that you will be able to snap a few photos. A visit inside Green Gables House can be arranged if requested, but additional admission fees will apply. Green Gables House is visited by tourists from all over the world. Lucy Maud Montgomery's series of novels about a lovable red-headed orphan, Anne of Green Gables, was inspired by this area of Prince Edward Island. Here, you are able to see Green Gables house, Matthew's barn, the Haunted Woods and Lover's Lane. Next we will head to Stanley Bridge, where we will stop for an afternoon lunch at Carr's Oyster Bar. (Click here to view the Carr's menu) .
Afterwards, we will head to Borden-Carleton to visit Gateway village. Located near the Confederation Bridge, this area is home to many shops, a visitor information center and a three-acre park. Gateway village showcases the art, heritage, and cultural values of PEI. You will learn about the history and construction of the Confederation bridge. This incredible $1 billion structure opened in 1997 and is 8 miles long! We’ll make a stop here so you can capture some fantastic photos.
As we return to Charlottetown we will explore Victoria by the Sea and explore the shops, fishing village and lighthouse there. Don't forget to try the homemade Island chocolates!
Once we are back in Charlottetown, we will travel past Beaconsfield Historic House. Built in 1877 for James Peake Jr. (a wealthy ship builder and merchant,) Beaconsfield is one of the Island's finest Victorian residences. We will also see Government House, which is the home of Prince Edward Island's first governor and the residence of our current Lieutenant Governor.