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"Ciad mile failte"- a hundred thousand welcomes await you. Nova Scotia is Latin for New Scotland, and nowhere is the aptness of this name more evident than on Cape Breton Island. This picturesque excursion takes you on a circular tour of the very heart of Cape Breton Island and includes some of the island's most dynamic scenery on the shores of the famous Bras d'Or Lakes.
Your tour makes a stop at the geographical center of Cape Breton Island to visit the Nova Scotia Highland Village, a 50-acre historical site overlooking the Bras d'Or Lakes. Take a chronological journey through 180 years of Cape Breton's Scottish architecture, hosted by costumed staff trained in conversational Gaelic and local history. Afterwards, you'll make your way to the village of Baddeck for lunch. Baddeck was the home of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone and Cape Breton's most famous resident. Before heading back to Sydney, there will be a short visit at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum which houses the world's most extensive collection of Bell artifacts.
Please note: There is considerable walking at Highland Village; however, guests can choose to remain on the coach and enjoy the views. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, can make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
NOTICE: All Oceania Cruises shore excursion fares are listed per person, and are subject to change and availability. Some tours are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Tour departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. While Oceania Cruises makes every effort to adhere to the specifics mentioned in each shore excursion description, circumstances may require otherwise. All shore excursion information contained on this website is subject to change without notice at Oceania Cruises’ discretion. Oceania Cruises is not responsible or liable for typographical error, omissions or misprints.
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