My niece (27) and I (42) are traveling together on Brilliance of the Seas on 9-15. We decided to skip the large shore excursions from the ship. We have booked separate tours in Halifax and Sydney on a mini-van with local guides. The routes and sights will be somewhat flexible. Both are almost full day tours. We are very interested in seeing the natural beauty, with local commentary. Also doing a bit of shopping since the US Dollar buys so much in Canada.
In Halifax, we have planns to go along the southern coast to Lunenberg, with stops along the way.
In Sydney, we plan to go north to the Cabot Trail; up to the Celtic Lodge in Ingonish, then back through Baddeck.
If you would be interested in joining us, there is room in the van. More people would make the tour more interesting and lower the cost.