The Louisbourg Fortress was reconstructed to bring back its former glory of the 18th century! Come explore this French fortress on your own self-guided tour complete with antique muskets, Fortress Rum, and more.
Up to 13 passengers
Please bring water for the trip
Dig into the History of Cape Breton
Join Blackwood Tours in Cape Breton for a scenic journey around Baddeck! The surrounding area tour of Sydney involves touring the scenic Bras d’Or Lakes to Christmas Island, Iona, Little Narrows Ferry, and Baddeck. Before Iona, we stop at the Christmas Island post office, where some tourists enjoy sending postcards from Christmas Island to friends and loved ones. As we travel along the Bras d’Or Lakes, we visit the Nova Scotia Highland Village of Iona, which depicts the early life and culture of the Scottish settlers who came here from the Barra region of Scotland.
From Iona, we travel along the Bras d’Or lakes and then take a short ferry ride at Little Narrow’s ferry as we proceed into the scenic village of Baddeck. In Baddeck, you will tour the museum of the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, and view the first telephone he created along with many other items. Baddeck also features a lovely waterfront to take a walk and numerous gift shops to visit.
Usually, we have lunch in Baddeck (if needed) at a restaurant specializing in seafood and other traditional favorites. From Baddeck, we stop at the Gaelic College to view the various tartans and maybe experience bagpipe music. We’ll have you back in time for your next destination after this fun, historical tour of Baddeck and the surrounding areas.
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- Special Instructions
- Please disembark your ship as soon as possible after docking. Your guide will be waiting for you
- Please bring money/credit card for lunch and beverages. We will incorporate a stop, but the cost of food and beverages is not included in the price of the tour
- You may also want to have cash/credit cards for souvenirs. Some of the museums have gift shops
- The order of this itinerary may change
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes
- Meeting Location
Your guide will meet you at the dock as soon as you pass through the security gate on the dock. Just go to your left, and they will be wearing a red shirt and holding a Blackwood Tours sign. You will have 30 minutes to find your guide. We ask that you exit the ship as soon as you can so nobody is waiting too long to start their tour.