Ultimate Cape Breton: Highland Village, Bell Museum & Baddeck

7 hours | Sydney | Y Q Y - 3 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Bras d'Or Lake
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • Baddeck
  • Highland Village & Museum
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

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

Your tour begins as you board your transportation for a picture-perfect drive through the heart of the Bras d'Or Lake region of Cape Breton. The Bras d'Or Lakes, one of the largest salt-water lakes in Canada, stretches out over 450 square miles and sits right in the middle of the island. A major nesting area for bald eagles; white-tailed deer, osprey, foxes, and raccoons can also be seen along the forested hilltops and highlands.

Your first stop is Highland Village, a living history museum and cultural center that celebrates the Gaelic experience in Nova Scotia. Step back in time as you stroll the 43-acre hillside studded with period buildings, enter a replica of a Scottish block house, view authentic artifacts, discover Nova Scotia's rich Scottish Gaelic cultural history, and learn a little Gaelic from the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Cape Breton is the only place in North America where Gaelic is still spoken, a legacy of those who arrived here from the highlands of Scotland.

Next you'll board your transportation for lunch at the Inverary Resort in the charming village of Baddeck. Originally built in 1850, the 11-acre resort overlooks the lake and offers outstanding views of the beautiful landscape. Sit back and enjoy a full complimentary buffet style lunch of your choice: Rolls, Soup of the Day, Salad, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Fresh Vegetables, Grilled Chicken with Mushroom Sauce, Potato of the Day, Atlantic Salmon, Coffee & Tea, Dessert Squares & Cookies.

After lunch, you'll head to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site for a visit, including a presentation of "Alec & I", where guests learn about Bell's inventions through his wife's voice. Afterwards meander the museum exhibits which feature artifacts, photographs, and stories from their 45 years spent together.
Before returning to the ship, enjoy some free time to leisurely stroll the many unique gift and souvenir shops. Or you can 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, and views of the Alexander Graham Bell estate which sits majestically on a hill above Baddeck Bay. On your return trip to the ship, your route will take you to Seal Island for a photo stop atop Kelly's Mountain. Situated on St. Ann's Bay, Kelly's Mountain offers panoramic views of the entire Bras d'Or Lakes as well as spectacular views of the Seal Island Bridge.

Special Notes:

There is a fair amount of walking at the Highland Village. However, the tour is scenic and if you wish, you can enjoy the views from the transportation. Tour may operate in reverse order. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart ship for Nova Scotia Highland Village

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

Tour Nova Scotia Highland Village

Time at site:
01:00
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Drive to Baddeck

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
01:00
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Lunch served at the Inverary Inn

Time at site:
01:15
Free time at site:
75
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transfer to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
00:05
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Time to Explore the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Time at site:
00:50
Inside visit:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Free time at Village of Baddeck

Time at site:
00:50
Free time at site:
55
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive back to the ship.

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
01:00
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No