Nova Scotia (Northwest) & Vermont Quilt Festival June 15 – June 24, 2023

“Fun & Lots of Fabric”

Nova Scotia & the Largest and Oldest Quilt Show in Vermont Quilt Tour

“Vermont Quilt Festival”

Known for having the warmest ocean Atlantic waters and beaches, an abundance of tasty lobsters, exquisite vineyards, creative quilt shops and a view of the tidal shores of the Bay of Fundy is where our adventure begins, on the north west shores of Nova Scotia.

We will travel via the high-speed ferry called The Cat across to the quaint tourist town of Bar Harbor, USA. Winding our way through the Presidential Mountain Range in Maine and New Hampshire, we finish our tour at the home of New England’s largest and oldest Quilt Show, The Vermont Quilt Festival.

$3995 Cdn per person double occupancy (includes all taxes)

$970 Cdn per person single occupancy (includes all taxes)

Tour starts in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada and ends in Burlington, Vermont United States

This tour is based on a minimum of 20 people travelling.

* Land Package Tour Includes:

  • 10 days 9 nights deluxe hotel accommodation double occupancy
  • Includes 13 meals – 9 Breakfast, 1 Lunch & 3 Dinners
  • Visit & shop fantastic quilt shops & the Vermont Quilt Festival
  • Dine on a fabulous Lobster dinner
  • Visit to Grand-Pre UNESCO-World Heritage Site
  • Lunch at Luckett Winery
  • An afternoon of Wine Tasting
  • A guided tour of Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
  • Ride high speed ferry from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Bar Harbor, Maine, “The Cat”
  • Time to explore Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Visit and tour Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm & Shop
  • Ride the Mount Washington Cog Railway
  • A tour of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory
  • A full day and a half at the “Vermont Quilt Festival”
  • Explore the Shelburne Museum
  • Admission to all venues
  • ALL excursions as listed on the final itinerary
  • Luxury coach transportation to all excursions
  • Services of a Professional Tour Manager who will remain with the group for your entire tour

*Your Land Package Tour does not include:

  • Airfare (We can book the flight for you)
  • Transportation to & from the hotel
  • Gratuities for the guides and bus driver.
  • Lunches and some dinners (unless indicated)
  • Insurance coverage, Medical and/or cancellation
  • Telephone calls, souvenirs, additional snacks or drinks
  • Excess baggage costs (overweight and over-sized luggage may have additional costs levied by the airline)


B – breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner

Day 1 – Moncton Arrival

(Thurs) – The fun begins with everyone’s arrival throughout the day. Today will be a day of rest and relaxation as fellow quilters arrive. We will all meet in the evening for a welcome dinner.

Stay overnight in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Meal(s) – D

Day 2 – Shediac and The Giant Lobster

(Fri) – We will begin our journey by visiting a lovely quilt shop just north of Shediac, New Brunswick with gorgeous fabrics to start the creative minds working. Once our purchases have been made, we will head to the town of Shediac, home of the Giant Lobster. The Giant Lobster is one of the most photographed attractions in New Brunswick. This work of art measuring 11 metres long, 5 metres in width, 5 metres high and weighs in at nearly 90 tons. A great photo opportunity. Heading south into Truro, we will stop for a quick bite to eat as right behind us is our next stop, Atlantic Fabrics. After Truro, we will make our way west to the northern shores of Nova Scotia where we will visit our final quilt shop of the day before we head to the hotel and out for a famous lobster east coast dinner.

Stay overnight in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia  

Meal(s) – B, D

Day 3 – Wine Tasting in The Annapolis Valley

(Sat) – After breakfast, we will head to Grand-Pré National Historic Site located in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Grand-Pré National Historic Site was once the epicentre of Acadian culture and now the most significant memorial to their tragic upheaval. Spend time exploring and learning about the Acadians, who, in the 1680s, overcame geographic challenges and the world’s highest tides to foster their thriving settlements. We will then have a relaxing afternoon of lunch, wine tours and wine tastings in Atlantic Canada’s richest agricultural region, the Annapolis Valley. 

Stay overnight in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia

Meal(s) – B, L

Day 4 – Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

(Sun) – Today is our last day in Nova Scotia. Our first stop is the beautiful Annapolis Royal Historic Garden representing 400 years of local history and has been dubbed “17 acres of Paradise”. Sharing their award winning gorgeous rose garden collections, we will view that and many more flowering plants.  From there we will depart and head to lunch on the coastal shores of Digby. But what would be a trip to Nova Scotia without a trip to one lighthouse? Welcome to the “Greatest Little Lighthouse in Canada” in Gilberts Cove. At the lighthouse you are able to climb to the top and look out over the water, shop their gift shop and even enjoy a tea and muffin from their little tea room.  All before we head to our hotel for an overnight stay in Yarmouth.

Stay overnight in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Meal(s) – B

Day 5 – The Cat – Ferry ride

(Mon) – Rise and shine! We are leaving the shores of Nova Scotia behind and heading via The Cat, a high-speed ferry to Bar Harbor, Maine. The CAT isn’t only the fastest way to travel between Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, taking only 3 1/2 hours, it’s also a wonderful sightseeing opportunity and ocean adventure. You can also enjoy all that they have on board. Upon our arrival, after passing customs, we will head into the tourist town of Bar Harbor for some lunch and lots of free time to explore.

Stay overnight in Bar Harbor, USA

Meal(s) – B

Day 6 – Cross Country We Go!

(Tues) – From our time in Bar Harbor, we will head to Unity, Maine where we will encounter 41 cute and wooly friends at an Alpaca Farm. We will be able to be up close and personal with the animals and have time to purchase something alpaca from their gift shop. We will stop for lunch along the way before we visit our next quilt shop.  We will stay overnight in our hotel located in the foothills of the Presidential Mountain Range.

Stay overnight in Gorham, New Hampshire, USA

Meal(s) – B,

Day 7 – Mount Washington Cog Railway

(Wed) – This train is not just for kids. The Mount Washington Cog Railway will take us to the summit of Mount Washington (weather permitting) for a spectacular view over the Presidential Mountain Range in New Hampshire. Every twist and turn reveals new perspective of the Presidential Range as this three-hour ride takes us up the highest peak in the Northeast USA and back down again. Have your cameras ready. Once down at the base, we will take off through New Hampshire and Vermont where we arrive at the famous Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory for a tour and a tasting before heading to our hotel for the night.  Delicious! So good!

Stay overnight in Waterbury – Stowe, USA

Meal(s) – B

Day 8 – Vermont Quilt Show

(Thurs) – We have made to the Oldest and Largest Quilt show in Vermont. “The Vermont Quilt Festival” Today you will have a full day on your own to relish in everything the show has to offer. Then back to the hotel to rest yourself for fun the next day.

Stay overnight in Burlington, USA

Meal(s) – B

Day 9 – Vermont Quilt Show – Shelburne Museum

(Fri) – If you fell in love with some fabric or even a quilt kit but were undecided, here is your opportunity to go back and get it. We will spend the morning and lunch at the quilt show and then off we will travel to visit the Shelburne Museum. The Shelburne Museum offers a unique experience of history, art and design all in one place. Mrs. Webb who founded the Shelburne Museum in 1947, it was at first a place to preserve her family’s collection of horse-drawn carriages but it quickly grew as a place for everyone to enjoy her collections of collections including some very historic quilts. We will then head back to our hotel to arrange all of our new fabrics and findings in our suitcases before heading off to our farewell dinner.

Stay overnight in Burlington, USA

Meal(s) – B, D

Day 10 – Farewell

(Sat) – Sadly our adventure has come to an end. After breakfast we will say goodbye to each other, wish a safe return home but carry with us memorable stories, new friendships and lots of new fun projects to complete. Till next time!

Meal(s) – B

* Subject to change