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The Island Drive & Anne of Green Gables

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The Island Drive & Anne of Green Gables

The maritime province of Prince Edward Island is the smallest in Canada, in both land area and population (excluding the territories). The island has a few other names: "Garden of the Gulf," referring to the pastoral scenery and lush agricultural lands throughout the province, and "Birthplace of Confederation," referring to the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, although Prince Edward Island did not join the Confederation itself until 1873 when it became the seventh Canadian province.

The island's landscape is pastoral. Rolling hills, woods, reddish-white sand beaches, ocean coves, and the famous red soil have given Prince Edward Island a reputation as a province of outstanding natural beauty. As you tour the North Shore area, brief photo stops will be made at quaint little villages, lighthouses, and the world-class Cavendish Beach. Fronting the Gulf of St. Lawrence, this broad natural sand beach stretches for five miles, from the entrance to New London Bay in the west, to the red sandstone cliffs at Cavendish East in the east. The entire beach is located in the Prince Edward Island National Park.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the Anne of Green Gables House. Anne of Green Gables is a bestselling novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery, published in 1908. Set in 1878, it was written as fiction for readers of all ages, but in recent decades has been considered a children's book. Montgomery found her inspiration for the book on an old piece of paper that she had written at a young age, describing a couple that was mistakenly sent an orphan girl instead of a boy, yet decided to keep her. Montgomery also drew upon her own childhood experiences in rural Prince Edward Island. As a result, the Green Gables farmhouse was designated a national historic site for its importance in literary history, and is one of the most visited historic sites in the country. The farmhouse exterior has not changed remarkably over time, and its interior decor and artifacts depict the late Victorian Period in rural Prince Edward Island. Various rooms in the house have been named according to the Anne of Green Gables story.

A stop will be made at the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, located in one of Canada's prettiest villages. The company uses locally grown fruit to make delicious jams and marmalades.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard Group
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 5 minute walk from the pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Infants may participate on the tour free of charge; however, please note, the buses do not have seat belts, so if the infant has a carrier, it will not be strapped to the seat. The infant will have to be held by someone during the tour, unless there is a seat available next to the passenger that they would like to set a baby carrier in. There is no guarantee that there will be a seat available unless the guest buys another one.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 93 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsTour guide made this trip October 11, 2019

Reviewer: Randy McCormack
Not being a reader of Anne of Green Gables I did read the book before the cruise as I knew we were on this excursion. It was a beautiful ride well guided by our on board narrator.

5 StarsTourOctober 10, 2019

Reviewer: Lyn Haines
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the guide was wonderful

5 Starstour of island and Green GablesOctober 10, 2019

Reviewer: jerryberry0212@gmail.com
very nice tour-guide was very knowledgeable and countryside was beautiful. Well worth the price

4 StarsBeautiful IslandOctober 10, 2019

Reviewer: L D Richard
Pleasant drive around PEI. Friendly and informative guide.

4 StarsGood tourOctober 10, 2019

Reviewer: Rich Lasiewski
The tour was given by a company that has contracts with a number tour bookers and they have a number of large buses. We showed up at the spot and waited a short while to get on a bus. We saved a few dollars by booking ahead of time. the bus was nice and tourguide was good. Nice drive across the island with several stops in addition to the 'Anne" house which is a state park. We usually prefer smaller tour groups but this was fine and I would recommend it.

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