Silversea Luxury Cruises To SYDNEY (Nova Scotia)

SYDNEY (Nova Scotia)

Surrounded by raw ocean and gorgeous coastal scenery, Cape Breton island's only city is a remote and awe-inspiring place. Formed around a former steel plant, Sydney now thrives on welcoming visitors, ushering them into the very heart of beautiful Nova Scotia. Delve deep into the heart of this scenic island, to see extraordinary natural sights and learn of the customs of the native Mi'kmaq people in Membertou Heritage Park. Wander the tidy new boardwalk, and hike among wild and rugged coastline, capped by flashing lighthouses. View more

A place of thrilling, undulating coastal drives, pretty historic colonial houses dating back to the 1780s, and craggy coastal walks, Sydney is effortlessly easy on the eye. The waterfront is the best place to take a stroll, accompanied by the rustle of washing waves and the gentle melodies of musicians. There’s always a song in the air here, and you can even visit the unique monument to the region’s tuneful talents at the world’s biggest fiddle. The adjacent market will be music to any shopper’s ears. Open-air exhibitions like the Nova Scotia Highland Village Museum, bring together the local culture, while elsewhere you can learn of the coal mining that transformed Sydney into a thriving steel capital. Alexander Graham Bell spent time on these shores in nearby Baddeck – and you can find out more about his life and innovations – which were far more comprehensive than just the telephone - in the dedicated museum. Although Sydney was founded by the British in 1785, there were plenty of tussles with the French over the years that followed. Get an insight into the region’s military past, brought to life at the Fortress of Louisbourg – a massive, reconstructed French fortified city, where soldiers clank along the streets and artisans stir thick bowls of melted chocolate.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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REYKJAVIK To NEW YORK
  • Departure
    Aug 21 2021
  • Duration
    26 Days
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    Silver Whisper
MONTREAL To BRIDGETOWN
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    Oct 17 2021
  • Duration
    25 Days
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    Silver Whisper
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REYKJAVIK To NEW YORK
  • Departure
    Sep 03 2022
  • Duration
    16 Days
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    Silver Whisper
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NEW YORK To QUEBEC CITY
  • Departure
    Sep 19 2022
  • Duration
    11 Days
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    Silver Whisper
From US$ 7,290
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QUEBEC CITY To NEW YORK
  • Departure
    Sep 30 2022
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    11 Days
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NEW YORK To QUEBEC CITY
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    Oct 11 2022
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    11 Days
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QUEBEC CITY To NEW YORK
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    Oct 22 2022
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Excursions in SYDNEY (Nova Scotia)

Eskasoni Cultural Journey

Explore the history and culture of the first native Canadians to meet Europeans during this scenic and informative, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, Bras d'Or Lake, Eskasoni Island, Mi'kmaq People

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Eskasoni Island (Goat Island). En route, take in some of Nova Scotia's most beautiful scenery whilst driving along the shores of Bras d'Or Lake. Canada's only inland sea, Bras d'Or Lake is nestled within the very heartland of Cape Breton Island. Upon arrival at Eskasoni, the largest Mi'kmaq-speaking community in the world, you are greeted and welcomed by the Mi'kmaq people, the first native people to meet Europeans.


Traditional Mi'kmaq Experiences, Snack, and Gift Shop

Your guide will then teach you about the traditions and history of the Mi'kmaq people by taking you to several villages during a guided walking tour. While touring you will get some hands-on experiences in either the craft of basket making, hunting and fishing technique, taking part in a smudging ceremony, playing the ancient game of Waltes, or making traditional bread over the open fire. Watch a traditional dance- The Kouja- and after receiving some instructions, perform it for yourself! The trading post expert will also teach you about some of the traditional products and tools that were made for trading. Storytelling has always been important to the Mi'kmaq people, so while you're here you will enjoy the tales that make up the vibrant culture for a fully rounded experience. Finish with a welcome snack of Luskinigan- a traditional Mi'kmaq quick bread, and tea served by interpreters.


Following the tour you can browse the gift shop for native crafts, jewellery, art and books before re-boarding your coach for the scenic hour drive back to the pier.

Fortress of Louisbourg

Travel back in time to 1740 during this memorable, half-day excursion to the renowned Fortress of Louisbourg.


During your approximate 45 minute drive to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, you will cross over the Mira River which is the longest navigable river in Nova Scotia.


Fortress of Louisbourg

The Fortress is Canada's largest historical reconstruction, where you step back in time to the 18th century when Louisbourg was a thriving seaport - one of the busiest harbours in North America. The site has been meticulously rebuilt to one quarter of the 18th century town on the foundations of the original by following detailed blueprints from Paris archives.


Upon arrival at the Fortress, and following a brief orientation tour with your guide, you are then free to explore this fascinating historic site on your own, taking in the beauty of the exterior architecture of the buildings and visiting some of the exhibit buildings that will be open for your viewing pleasure.


Stimulate your senses with workshops that offer opportunities to explore a place that time has forgotten. Rub shoulders with Louisbourg's resilient residents and time travel into their challenging lives. Talk to a Compagnies Franches soldier about life at Louisbourg and witness the smoke and noise during a musket firing demonstration. Visit one of Louisbourg's finest homes where a servant awaits your arrival to give you a glimpse into their life serving the elite. See how hot chocolate, one of the favorite treats of Louisbourg's high society, was prepared. Then savour this elegant drink made of our special Heritage™ chocolate.


The Fortress of Louisbourg offers an opportunity to imagine life in the toughest of conditions almost 300 years ago with beautiful visuals in static displays, surrounded by the beauty of the architecture of the buildings.


At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach for the approximate 45-minute drive back to the pier.

Heart of the Island

Your journey takes you across some of the island's most dynamic landscapes, weaving a route through rugged countryside and along the shores of the famous Bras d'Or Lakes.


Depart the pier for the approximately one hour drive to the Nova Scotia Highland Village Museum, an open-air museum situated on a stunning 43-acre property overlooking the Bras d'Or Lakes. Established in 1959, the educational and representational Highland Village brings together historic and replica structures, carefully curated collections and artifacts, entertaining activities and tales, and costumed animators passionate about sharing local culture, to compellingly tell the story of Gaelic settlement in Nova Scotia.


Enjoy approximately two hours on this sweeping, scenic site to partake in a special storytelling tour conducted by costumed staff. You will also participate in a "milling frolic," a hands-on textile-working experience that sees you singing Gaelic songs, drinking tea and nibbling on traditional Scottish oatcakes.


At the conclusion of the tour, re-board the vehicle for the approximate one-hour return drive to the pier.

Historical Sydney Walk

Enjoy a relaxing stroll with your informative costumed tour guide along some of historic Sydney residential streets.


Guided Walking Tour

Discover the colonial town of Old Sydney on this informative walking tour. From the pier, your local guide dressed in period costume, leads you along the streets where stately homes have stood for almost as long as the community itself. Along the way, see St. Patrick's Museum, and an old stone church which was built in 1828. Visit Jost House, which is owned and operated by the Old Sydney Society and conveys the evolution of a colonial wooden dwelling over 200 years old. A stop is also made to Cossit House, said to be the oldest house in Sydney. Homemade refreshments and local hospitality provide a welcome break before returning back to the ship.


As your tour concludes, you may return directly to the ship, or linger in town to browse the local shops, all within easy walking distance.

Scenic Baddeck & Alexander Graham Bell Museum

Discover why Alexander Graham Bell made Baddeck his summer home during a half-day excursion to this charming village, and a tour of the museum dedicated to the inventor.


Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate one-hour drive to Baddeck. En route, pass over the Seal Island Bridge and make a photo stop at Kelly's Mountain (weather permitting). Upon arrival in Baddeck, proceed for a visit to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, which is located across the bay from Bell's estate.


Alexander Graham Bell Museum

The museum's three exhibition halls contain the largest collection of Bell's artefacts and inventions, including replicas of the first telephones and a full-scale model of the HD-4 hydrofoil craft. In addition to the invention of the telephone, Bell also made remarkable contributions in the fields of medicine, genetics, electricity, sound and speech, aeronautics, and marine engineering. Displays to be seen during your visit include original artefacts, photographs, and exhibits highlighting his extensive research and inventions.


Baddeck

Afterward, re-board your coach for the brief drive to the centre of Baddeck. Upon arrival, some free time is made available to discover the heart of this quaint village. Located on an inlet of the Bras d'Or Lakes, Baddeck is the region's most highly developed tourist centre and is world-renowned as a fine resort community. It was in this attractive setting that Alexander Graham Bell built his home, Beinn Bhreagh, or 'Beautiful Mountain' in Gaelic.


Following your visit, re-board your coach for the approximate one-hour drive back to the pier.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.