Travel through scenic Prince Edward Island on a half-day tour, visiting two historic lighthouses and enjoying a wine tasting at an award-winning winery. Your first stop is Point Prim Lighthouse, standing at nearly 60 feet. Built in 1846, it is the island’s oldest lighthouse. Next is the Wood Islands Lighthouse, measuring nearly 50 feet high. This lighthouse began operations in 1876 to aid in marine traffic in the Northumberland Strait and fishing boats in and around Wood Island. It has an attached two-story dwelling, where the keeper resides. Lighthouses were very important for trade and commerce, especially shipbuilding, as it was the first mode of transportation for early settlers. Many lighthouses built before 1873 are octagon in shape and were constructed when area timber was in abundant supply. Those built afterward are square-tapered. Each lighthouse had its individual day markings and distinguished flash patterns.
Your last stop is at Rossignol Estate Winery for unlimited taste testing paired with Prince Edward Island cheese. The winery has a 45,000-bottle capacity and produces a variety of premium fruit and table wines made from local produce. Be sure to try their 2013 Gold Medal Winners: Cassis, Isle Saint-John White and Wild Blueberry.
• Point Prim Lighthouse: See Prince Edward Island’s oldest lighthouse, built in 1846 and standing at nearly 60 feet.
• Wood Islands Lighthouse: This lighthouse began operations in 1876 to aid in marine traffic in the Northumberland Strait.
• Rossignol Estate Winery: Taste award-winning premium wines made from local produce and paired with Prince Edward Island cheese.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Comfortable shoes
• Light jacket or sweater
• Guest must be of legal age (19 years) to consume alcohol.
• Pregnant women may not participate in the wine-tasting portion of the tour.
• All passengers must be able to board the motor coach or have a companion with them to assist; neither the driver nor the guide can assume responsibility for guests.
• All itineraries are subject to change because of circumstances beyond the tour operator’s control.
• Tour may operate in reverse to avoid overcrowding at venues.
• Timing may be adjusted where necessary due to traffic delays, weather, or unforeseen circumstances.
• Tour operator reserves the right to change this itinerary without notice for the safety and enjoyment of the passengers.