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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 109 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsAwesome Tour!November 11, 2019

Reviewer: Randy Hillman
Really enjoyed this tour with my wife. Very informative and a great way to see the island. Tour leader was very knowledgable and shared many stories on the history of the island including all the details of Anne of Green Gables.

5 StarsInformative and InterestingNovember 04, 2019

Reviewer: K.Howland
Exceptional tour, well-run and well-executed. Guides were knowledgeable. Started and ended on time.

5 StarsGuide Grew Up In The AreaNovember 02, 2019

Reviewer: Steve VandeVen
We were fortunate enough to get a wonderful guide for our day visiting this beautiful area. The guide was a senior citizen that had grown up in the area and was so knowledgeable about all aspect of our tour. Sadly I wish I knew her name and your could request her. Made the visit a five star day.

5 StarsThe island drive and Anne of Green gablesNovember 02, 2019

Reviewer: John Morris
Even though it was pouring rain while we were there the guide made the excursion well worth it. We learned many interesting facts about the island and the site.

5 StarsThe Island Drive & Anne of Green Gables November 01, 2019

Reviewer: John McCullough
This was an excellent excursion. It was easy to get to the place where the buses were located and everyone was very helpful. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the island and could answer all the questions the tourists asked. she even knew the price of realestate and answered many obscure questions as well. The excursion company had thought out the routes and went to different places based on the volume of tour buses to alleviate conjestion at popular sites.

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