Maudie tells the story of a disabled arthritic women who unwittingly became a beloved folklore artist in Nova Scotia. Blue Diamond Tours would like to take you on a tour to familiarize yourself with this Nova Scotian artist, see where she lived, explore her community and fall in love with her… and her Province.
Upon arrival, BDT will collect you from the airport and transport you to your hotel with a familiarization tour en route. During your first morning in Halifax, we encourage (and can accompany you if you wish) to explore the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia where you will find the original Maud Lewis home, replicas of her artwork and her life story….as well as many other fascinating exhibitions.
After lunching in the city, we’ll meander our way to the Annapolis Valley where we can visit wineries, see the famous Bay of Fundy and explore some intriguing history. We’ll continue through the Annapolis Valley to the town of Digby, the town where Maud lived with her Aunt and where we’ll spend the night. Take some time to explore the town and perhaps dine on some world famous Digby Scallops.
Following breakfast, we’ll head to Annapolis Royal and take some time to explore this gem of a town, perhaps visiting the Heritage Gardens and Fort Anne and also learn about our Acadian and Mi’kmaq history. Following a scenic trail, we’ll pop into Bear River, a picturesque tidal village with buildings on stilts. It is also home to many artisans, a winery and a gorgeous waterfront Peace Park.
Leaving Bear River, we’ll head to Marshalltown, the village Maud Lewis lived in for 32 years. We’ll visit the location of the original homestead, see the steel memorial sculpture inspired by the house and visit a replica of the house and its interior. The afternoon and evening will be spent exploring Mauds community, getting to know it. We’ll stay in Digby for the night.
We’ll begin our return trip to Halifax with our first stop at Gilbert’s Cove Lighthouse in Plympton – “The Greatest Little Lighthouse in Canada”. Following the coastline, we’ll pop into Church Point to see the tallest wooden church in North America, pass through South Ohio, the birthplace of Maud Lewis then stop for lunch in Liverpool. We’ll visit the Rossignol Cultural Centre where there is a wonderful replica of Mauds house and also many fascinating collections. Continuing along the coastline, we’ll stop in Lunenburg, a UNESCO world heritage site and home to the Bluenose II. We’ll return to Halifax in time for your evening meal.
We have travelled extensively on bus tours with other companies but have enjoyed the extra special care we received when travelling with Blue Diamond Tours and highly recommend you consider using Blue Diamond Tours for your next vacation
Roma A & Roy J
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