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The Island Drive & Anne of Green Gables

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This tour operates from May through October.
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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.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 49 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsExcellentApril 09, 2018

Reviewer: Karen Leomo
This was the exact tour as from the Holland America ship. Our excursion was less expensive and directions to and from ship for meeting were exact. Highly recommend.

5 StarsBeautiful TourMarch 14, 2018

Reviewer: Christy
This tour was perfect! The scenery was beautiful, and we spent just enough time at each place. Make sure you get the caramel praline fudge at the gift shop at the Anne of Green Gables house. It was amazing!

5 StarsThe Island Drive & Anne of Green GablesJanuary 30, 2018

Reviewer: Pat Jones
Excellent tour and tour guide. We enjoyed how thorough was her presentation. Best shore excursion we took on this cruise.

5 StarsExcellent small group tourJanuary 08, 2018

Reviewer: Kevin Cook
Vehicle was newer and heated (as needed). Tour guide was Fantastic. Pick-up/Drop off as noted in the instructions was excellent. Light walking as described. Perfect for an overview tour. Less cost than cruise ship tours and NOT a big bus.

5 Starsann of green gables November 11, 2017

Reviewer: claudia volk
excellent tour Loved the simple beauty and all the sights

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