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Maritimes Coastal Wonders

Everyone is welcome to take this great adventure up north

By Ray Johnson | OEA-Retired

Are you looking for a place to go next summer for a great adventure, possible tax deduction, wonderful memories, or pick up numerous items to take back to your classroom? Be sure to check out OEA-Retired’s Maritimes Coastal Wonders, sponsored by Collette.

The trip begins with flying out of Portland on July 24, 2022, and arriving in Halifax, Novia Scotia. You return from there to Portland on Aug. 3.

The trip includes tours of Halifax, Peggy’s Cove—considered the most picturesque spot of Canada—Lunenburg, Cape Breton Island, Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Cabot Trail, Alexander Graham Bell Museum, Anne of Green Gables Museum, Charlottetown, and Grand-Pré Historic Site—home of the Acadian people.

Also included are a kilt-making demonstration, listening to and learning Gaelic songs, cooking Prince Edward Island mussels, lunching in a national park, watching potato farming, observing the four-story high Hopewell Rocks before they disappear into the Bay of Fundy tide, eating samples of seaweed and fiddlehead fern, listening to traditional fiddle playing, enjoying a lobster feast, and taking a ferry ride.

The tour also allows time for exploring on your own, and extra days can be added, either at the beginning or at the end, at your own expense, with no additional cost in airfare. The trip is an Activity Level 2, which means walking over a variety of terrains or several city blocks.

Anyone is welcome to take this trip—you do not have to be an OEA-Retired member. Details for the tour include: July 24-Aug. 3, 2022 for 11 days with 16 meals at a cost of $3,999 per person for double occupancy. A deposit of $600 is due January 17, 2022 with final payment on May 25. The total cost is per person, double occupancy and includes airfare from Portland, rooms, guides, transfers and most meals. The first and last day of each trip are counted as part of the total trip, but they are always travel days.

A reduction in cost can be had with an early full payment, and prices can increase until final payment is made. A cancellation with full refund, less insurance cost, is allowed up to 24 hours prior to departure.

To make reservations, go to: gateway.gocollette.com/link/1059877.

For more information, contact Nancy Lewis at 503-352-4453 or nancyjolewis@gmail.com.

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