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From your cruise to Prince Edward Island, you’ll be pleased to find that Charlottetown shore excursions are geared to delightful discovery of fact, food, fun, and fable. Whether you choose Prince Edward Island shore excursions to explore the city and environs on foot, by horse and carriage, in a comfortable motor coach, or even on a Chinese junk boat, there’s plenty to see and do in this capital city.
On guided walking Charlottetown shore excursions, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the town’s historic streets as you view rows of old brick homes and hear about everyday life in Charlottetown. See the Province House National Historic Site, where a gathering of delegates led to the Confederation of Canada in 1864. Stroll through Victoria Row, where you can shop as you please or sit and relax at one of the many restaurants. Those who fancy an authentic, old-world experience can tour the town on a guided horse-and-buggy ride that captures the essence of old Charlottetown.
A scenic drive that takes you along seaside cliffs and into rolling farmlands may be just the ticket for a day in Charlottetown from your Canada cruise. Visit the PEI National Park and enjoy a lobster lunch at what was once an old butter factory.
If churches of any kind are a lure for you, sign up for a tour of Charlottetown’s historic churches with a guide who will walk you through the town’s sacred places and enthrall you with facts and fables as you go. See the Gothic Revival stylings of Trinity United Church, the oldest church in the area; the sky-high spires of St. Dunstan’s Basilica on historic Green Great George Street; St. James Presbyterian, where you’ll hear tales of the 1898 fire and the phantom bell ringer; and the impressive All Souls’ Chapel at St. Peter’s Cathedral, with its impressive collection of religious paintings. Halfway through the tour, you’ll stop at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel for some soul-satisfying refreshments.
Enjoy an unforgettable day in the beautiful Prince Edward Island countryside on Charlottetown shore excursions to visit the village and farmstead that gave birth to a young literary legend. Stroll the enchanting Avonlea Village, which replicates the fictional one created by Charlottetown’s own L.M. Montgomery in her classic children’s book, “Anne of Green Gables”. On this Canadian shore excursion, you’ll see the original schoolhouse where Montgomery taught, the minister’s residence, and the 1872 Historic Long River Church, then relax at one of the village eateries.