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Prince Edward Island: Guided Tour with Anne of Green Gables

1. Prince Edward Island: Guided Tour with Anne of Green Gables

Discover the best of Prince Edward Island on a small-group tour departing from Charlottetown. Experience the island's natural beauty which was the inspiration for Lucy Maud Montgomery’s famous novel, Anne of Green Gables. Enjoy a scenic drive through the province to visit viewpoints, see the home of Anne of Green Gables, and enjoy the gardens at the Prince Edward Island Preserve Co. Enjoy the top attractions and visitor experiences in Charlottetown while avoiding long lines and wait times with a fully guided and narrated tour with attraction admission fees included. Receive hotel pickup and drop-off in the comfort of an air-conditioned van. Meet your guide at your accommodation in downtown Charlottetown and embark on a narrated drive of this beautiful city. Pass by many interesting places such as St. Dunstan's Basilica, the historical Province House, the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Victoria Park, and more. Listen to your guide's notable narration, highlighting important tips and facts about the surrounding area. Discover two separate viewpoints: Dalvay by the Sea Outlook and Cavendish Cliffs Outlooks, with signature views of rugged, red sandstone cliffs. Cavendish Cliffs is famously connected to the story of Anne of Green Gables. Visit her home at the Anne of Green Gables Heritage Site and take some free time to relive Anne's youthful escapades. To finish the tour, head to the Prince Edward Island Preserve Co, a riverside eatery offering refined regional fare and house jams in an airy setting. See, hear, taste, and smell Canada's finest preserves before returning back to your hotel.

Prince Edward Island: Small Group Charlottetown Walking Tour

2. Prince Edward Island: Small Group Charlottetown Walking Tour

Explore Charlottetown on a 2-hour guided walking tour where you will enjoy a combination of history, sightseeing, and entertainment. Your day begins on the city’s waterfront at Confederation Landing. From here, you will head to Great George St. which is known for the evolution of architecture displayed along the way. On one side you will see beautifully preserved Georgian architecture and on the other side of the street you will see Gothic Revival architecture. As you leisurely walk down the street, you will pass by the Bishops Palace and the Basilica Cathedral, considered to be the defining silhouette of Charlottetown. Next, you will stroll around the grounds of Province House, known for being the birthplace of the Confederation, before heading over to Victoria Row. This area is well known for its daily live entertainment, local artists, artisan shops, cafes and farm-to-table restaurants. After, you will view the Confederation Centre of the Arts, where the world-famous Anne of Green Gables play has been running for over 50 years. Your tour will then continue on as you pass multiple points of interest such as Confederation Court Mall, City Hall, and Rochford Square. Then, head over to the Prince Edward Island government buildings, a stunning example of brutalist architecture. Here you will visit the Beaconsfield Historic House and the Government House of Prince Edward Island, which today serves as the home of the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. After this, you will make your way back towards your meeting point as you stroll down the Victoria Boardwalk. Along the way you will pass by the Culinary Institute of Canada, the Queen Charlotte Armoury, and the PEI Convention Centre, arriving back at Peakes Quay and Confederation Landing for the end of your tour.

Charlottetown: Historical Architecture Guided Walking Tour

3. Charlottetown: Historical Architecture Guided Walking Tour

Come explore the historical downtown area of Charlottetown via a 2 hour walking tour with your guide Jamie. One will get to see many of the sights and learn why the city is known as the “Birth Place of Canada” . Not only will you learn about the city but also many things about Canada’s smallest province. Your guide, Jamie , was born and raised in the Charlottetown area, in fact his family has been living on the same land for over 200 years. He will introduce to you the city and province he loves. You may also hear many personal anecdotes including his 15 minutes of fame. The tour itself consists of leisurely 2 hour walk through the city seeing such sites as St. Dunstan,s Basilica, Province House, where the idea of forming Canada was born, Confederation Centre of the Arts, All Souls Chapel, and many other historical buildings and houses. The walk involves very little elevation changes so is quite easy to manage but one should wear a good pair of walking shoes and dress for the appropriate weather.

Charlottetown: Self-Guided Murder Mystery Game with Audio

4. Charlottetown: Self-Guided Murder Mystery Game with Audio

Hit your city’s streets while playing a fun murder mystery game on your phone. Download the app, choose your route, then head out as a solo detective, with a partner, or as a group to get started. Follow the prompts as you travel to different locations within the game map and immerse yourself in an audio tale full of intrigue. Release your inner gumshoe and take on the role of a recent graduate of the Detective Academy. A murder has been committed and you're tasked with solving the crime. Your job is to visit each of the 10 locations marked on the map, piece together the evidence, identify the killer, and issue an arrest warrant. Choose the driving route on the outskirts of the city, where you'll park at each location, listen to the audio drama and complete your tasks. Or, go for the walking map to get outside and enjoy the downtown area. Play the game at any time and move at your own pace, taking a break whenever you need to and resuming once you're ready.

Charlottetown: Small Group Food Walking Tour

5. Charlottetown: Small Group Food Walking Tour

Your tour begins with your local friendly guide meeting you outside of the main entrance of Founders Hall to get acquainted before heading to your first delicious stop. For your first tasty food sample you will have the opportunity to try a creamy seafood chowder that will be sure to impress. Once you are satisfied with your soup, you will make your way to your next stop, passing through Confederation Landing Park and Peake’s Wharf. You will love this area along the Charlottetown Harbor which boasts beautiful picnicking spots, historical landmarks, and scenic views of the harbor. At your next food stop, you will receive fresh, delectable oysters - a must-try while you’re in Charlottetown. From there, you will make your way to your next food location, passing by such significant landmarks as St Dunstan’s Basilica, Province House, and Confederation Centre of the Arts. When you arrive at your food stop, you will have the chance to try the perfect Eastern Canadian treat - a lobster poutine! Your stomach will be begging for more. There’s no better way to finish a food tour than with dessert! For your last stop, you will treat your sweet tooth to yummy ice cream. You will have the chance to enjoy your sugary dessert as you make your way back to Founders Hall, where your amazing tour will come to a close.

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We booked this Best of P.E.I. tour intentionally for the small size group. Our tour group was 5-adults, however the van could accommodate a few more. We arrived in Charlottetown via cruise ship, and met the tour immediately at the port entrance, very easy to locate. John was our tour guide and he was remarkable in explaining all the history and highlights along the 4-hour ride. It is very convenient traveling in a small group; easy to make stops as well as ask specific questions in the more intimate group. The tour route was well planned and timed perfectly. I would highly encourage this tour vendor for this [Charlottetown] and other city tours in their portfolio. Cost was very affordable compared to cruise excursion pricing. A great way to explore a destination on a limited time schedule.

I was on a cruise with my family and the excursions we wanted were fully booked. We lucked out though, because I found Get Your Guide and this tour was so much better. We were a group of 4 so we ended up with a private tour of Prince Edward Island. The tour covered all the areas we knew about and added in a few unknown to us. We learned about the island on the way to each stop and were given time to go through at our own pace. Would recommend this tour as well as our guide David.

David was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable about PEI. A good tour of some areas in PEI. A good starting point to see PEI. I was disappointed about the Anne of Green Gables stop. Geared toward the souvenir shop. Would have liked to see more of Cavendish Thank you David, for yesterday. We truly appreciated your PEI perspective.

The guide was humorous, knowledgeable and explained a lot about PEI. And He was kind and gave us enough time to look around. It was a solo trip, but I was not bored at all, and this trip will be unforgettable.

I had a great day spent visiting Prince Edward Island, learning about its rich culture and history. Thank you Joe for such a great experience and all your great knowledge.