The Island Drive & Anne of Green Gables

special offer banner Anne of Green Gables House and Island Drive (Prince Edward Island, Cavendish Beach)
Price: $139.00   Sale Price: $99.00   Save: $40.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
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.

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.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  124 ReviewsReview This Tour
Loved it!
February 05, 2023
What a nice way to spend the day! Finally got to the Anne of Green Gables Historic Site and was able to walk on two of the paths mentioned in the books. The resting place of the author was nearby as well. Stopped for some yummy preserves along the way. It was only a 5-minute walk outside of the port area to our meeting place. Would recommend!
Reviewer: Alana Wallace
5 Stars
Fun Trip
November 20, 2022
Our tour guide was excellent! She got into the position with a costume for every stop and was very knowledgeable. She kept us laughing as well as informed. We were on the last cruise of the year so things were closed and the area was shutting down. It was a great way to see the area with 3 stops and beautiful views. There was still a lot of damage from the hurricane which was sad to see. I was grateful to see the Anne of Green Gables home! Such a pretty place and you could imagine yourself in the book :)
Reviewer: Renee
4 Stars
November 17, 2022
This was a great tour. It was very informative. The tour guide was very good also. The Anne of Green Gables is a must see for all.
Reviewer: Barry J Vater
5 Stars
Knowledgeable guide.
November 13, 2022
Anne of Green Gables was a nice destination. It is well kept up and the employees were well versed. The drive to and from the house was very pleasant and the guide shared her knowledge of the area. I do think the lobster stop was a bit corny. The stop at the jam store was better but not great.
Reviewer: Richard Roy
4 Stars
Green Gables Tour
September 18, 2022
We saw the town of Charlottesville with narration, countryside, Cavendish beach and surrounding area on North Shore, Green Gables museum, farm, Lover's Lane and store, then visit to the gardens of Prince Edward Island Preserve Co.. Was a great value for the money and the tour guide was excellent, very descriptive and interesting. We also saw all the lobster, mussel and crab fishing areas and a demonstration of how lobster are caught. Was better than renting a car and we were back to the ship with time to eat at the best lobster restaurant!
Reviewer: C. Jenkins
5 Stars
I want to go back!
June 15, 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Prince Edward Island and she was able to answer all of our questions. Stops were long enough at Cavendish Beach and Anne of Green Gables. This overview made us want to come back.
Reviewer: Pascal
5 Stars