Best of Cape Breton: Bell Museum, Baddeck & Bras d'Or Lake

4 hours | Sydney | Y Q Y - 2 0 5
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Points of Interest

  • Bras d'Or Lake
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • Baddeck
Wheelchair Accessible, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

The picturesque village of Baddeck sits nestled along the shoreline of Bras d'Or Lakes. Named "Abadak," which means "place with an island near," by early Mi'kmaq natives, Baddeck was later settled by French Catholic missionaries in 1629. Discovered in the late 18th century by visitors, most notably Alexander Graham Bell, the town today is a thriving community that's never lost its hometown appeal.

Upon boarding your air conditioned transportation you'll drive through rolling green hills reminiscent of Scotland, past Boularderie Island and the landmark Seal Island Bridge. Heavily forested Kelly's Mountain, situated on St. Ann's Bay, rises 1,000 feet, and if you look closely you may be able to spot a bald eagle or two flying overhead.

Your first stop is a tour of the Alexander Graham National Historic Site, which incorporates the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Located in Baddeck, the museum's three exhibit halls contain the largest collection of Bell's inventions including replicas of the first telephone. Take a walk up to the complex's rooftop gardens and you can see Bell's 132-room estate Beinn Breagh (Gaelic for 'beautiful mountain'). Later you're free to enjoy a leisurely stroll Baddeck's unique gift shops and inviting cafés. Or walk along the boardwalks of Baddeck Harbor for photo opportunities of the lighthouse on Kidston Island, sailboats gliding along the pristine waters of the Bras d'Or Lakes, more views of the Bell estate, and plenty of seabirds. Your tour concludes with a return trip along the same breathtaking route back to your ship.

Special Notes:

Please note, wheelchairs can be stored in the luggage bay of the air-conditioned transportation, however, this is NOT a lift-equipped vehicle.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Travel to Village of Baddeck

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
01:00
Air conditioned:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Free time to visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum & village of Baddeck, take photos or shop

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
42
Time at site:
01:30
Free time at site:
90
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Shuttle to Baddeck and leisure time in Baddeck.

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
00:05
Time at site:
00:25
Free time at site:
25
Air conditioned:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Return drive to the ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
01:00