Mission Statement


    Evangeline Charter Tours is committed to provide safe, knowledgeable, affordable and entertaining tours to travelers of all age groups.

We are

    Evangeline Charter Tours is a well-established and trustworthy motor coach tour company operating out of the town of Middleton in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, a province in Atlantic Canada.  The company has been in operation for more than twelve (12) years.  They are members of the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses and the local Chamber of Commerce.  Its past experiences also allow them to customize tours for clients who look for specific destinations.  Such unique requests may be for a day tour, an overnight excursion, three days, and even up to 36 days (Cross Canada Tour).  Besides tours within the province of Nova Scotia , Evangeline Charter Tours offers tours to P.E.I., Cape Breton (including the Cabot Trail), Québec, Magdalen Islands , Gaspé, Ontario and several destinations in USA .  You always enjoy these destinations in the comfort of an air-conditioned motor coach. 

   Some tours are all-inclusive packages, other include some meals with entry fees to sites visited, or some meals with entry fees to shows booked as part of the tour.  Luggage handling, sales taxes and breakfasts are always included in the prices quoted.

  Pick-up stations are in the Valley, the South Shore, Halifax, Truro, and Sydney or Yarmouth for some tours.  However, some tours may have different pick-up stations, especially the customized ones.  We offer motor coach tours to travellers of all age groups.  Our tours vary from day tours up to 36 days (Cross Canada).  You can travel from Nova Scotia to all destinations in Atlanctic Canada, to the Magdalen Islands , to several memorable sites in Québec, Ontario and Newfoundland.  We also offer beautiful, unique and exciting destinations in many parts of USA.

   Evangeline Charter Tours is also an official agent for Thomas Cook and Signature.  This means you can book your winter resort destination, your cruise and even your plane ticket to most destinations. 

 Brochures are available on all trips.  Services are bilingual (English and French).  Tours are open to travellers of all age groups.  We also accept credit cards.  Special discounts are available on some tours.  Conditions apply. 

       We have gladly accepted suggestions for changes and new adventures.  Evangeline Charter Tours is currently working on developing such tours to better serve its customers.  Recently, Evangeline Charter Tours has been approached to work with tour companies from Western Canada and Turkey. We are also the receptive operator for cruise ships coming to smaller ports in Nova Scotia.

 

General Information and Policies

Responsibilities 

      Evangeline Charter Tours is proud to act on behalf of its customers for the services provided which include transportation, accommodations and activities outlined in its brochures and flyers.  The company will always try to inform its customers whenever it is deemed necessary to make or accept changes in transportation, dining facilities, shows and attractions.  However, it is the customer's responsibility to be punctual for departures, group activities and other scheduled shows.  The customer is also responsibile for travel insurance (both cancellation and medical).  This insurance can be purchased at our office.

Deposits 

A twenty (20) percent deposit is usually required when booking a tour.  Other arrangements can be made to accommodate customers.  It is highly recommended to take the cancellation insurance especially on most tours.

Transportation and Luggage

ECT usually uses modern air-conditioned motor coaches (PA and VCR systems, reclining seats, washrooms).  Each customer receives a tag for one (1) suitcase for luggage handling facilities.  The customer is responsible to store the carry-on in the compartment above his/her seat.  The rotation of the seats is done daily for fairness to everyone.

There are practically NO EXCEPTIONS.  If for any reason a customer cannot follow the rotation of the seats, he/she will need to provide a doctor's note stating he/she has medical contidions that cannot allow to sit too far back. 

Cancellation Policy

·         60 days before departure date:  Full refund of amount paid less $25.00 processing fees.

·         59 to 45 days before date of departure: 60% of amount paid is refunded when request is made in writing with a medical certificate.

·         44 to 30 days prior to departure: 30% of amount paid is refunded when request is made in writing with a  medical certificate.

·         29 to 15 days prior to departure: 20% of amount paid is refunded when request is made in writing with a medical certificate.

·         14 days to date of departure: NO REFUND.

To secure your deposits and your full payment of the tour, ECT highly recommends the purchase of cancellation insurance which will cover a full refund of your deposit or the tour cost.  ECT acts as agent for two (2) Canadian travel insurance companies. 

Pickup stations

General rule:

Valley: Digby and along HWY 101

Halifax : Smitty's Restaurant on Lacewood Drive

 

Bridgewater : Canadian Tire

Truro : Irving Mainway, Exit 14

The pick up stations may vary for each tour depending on the number of customers.  Customers will be advised of their pick up station and pick up time.

Groups

ECT is pleased to meet groups who wish to customize any tour, even the ones we offer at this time.

Contact Information

Our address:

12 Victoria Street

P O Box 1149


Middleton, NS  B0S 1P0

Telephone: 1-902-825-4506 Fax: 1-902-825-4532

Toll Free: 1-866-765-2725

e-mail: info@evangelinechartertours.ca

Your Hosts

Ron Dowling:  902-765-4654

e-mail: evangelinetours@hotmail.ca

Mrytle d'Eon: 902-762-2630

e-mail: silverfox3255@hotmail.com


Karen Mansfield: Our Agent for Truro, New Glasgow and area

902-324-0294 

e-mail: karilynemansfield@hotmail.com

Cape Breton Office:

Name to come soon.