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Sydney NS

A brand new port for P&O Cruises, Sydney - also commonly known as the Steel City - is Nova Scotia's third largest city. Located on Cape Breton Island's east coast, stunning scenery abounds and tours are readily available to soak up the very best of Mother Nature's masterpieces.

The city was founded by the British Crown in 1785 and you can still find several buildings and landmarks dating back to this time. The Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science offers an insight into the history of Sydney; from its early settlement, through the booming steel heydays to today, where the city attracts countless visitors to its breathtakingly scenic shoreline. The Cossit House and Jost House museums are also an excellent window on a world gone by. Faithfully restored and featuring knowledgeable guides in period costumes, you step back in time when you step through the front door. The success of Sydney is celebrated along the Oceanfront Esplanade with numerous statues and plaques, and for souvenirs, head to the vibrant Sydney River shopping district.


Shore excursions in Sydney NS

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Cape Breton Views and Baddeck Town

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 4 hours

Admire the natural beauty of the foothills of Cape Breton, and enjoy a stop at the charming town of Baddeck.

Sweeping vistas and pristine beauty are the heart and soul of Cape Breton. Your hour long journey will meander through verdant valleys with some breathtaking scenery. A short stop will be made at 2 viewpoints, where you can admire the lovely views of the Gulf of St Lawrence and St Ann’s Bay.

Your journey will bring you to Baddeck, a charming tourist town that was once the summer residence of the famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell. Upon arrival, you can enjoy a guided walk along the town’s waterfront boardwalk, where the Bras d’Or Lakes gently lap the shoreline. In the distance catch sight of the Bell mansion, and you may also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Bald Eagles flying high above. Afterwards, you’ll have some free time to browse the quaint shops and perhaps purchase a souvenir.

Your return drive will take you along the same route, allowing you to capture more of the charming scenery.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour involves around 1½ hours of walking over varying terrain, which includes some uneven surfaces and slight inclines. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. The time spent in Baddeck is subject to local conditions on the day.


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