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Sydney Vacation Packages

Tour a reconstruction of an 18th-century fortress town, drive along a scenic highway and hike through forests at this seaside town.  

Sydney is a port town on the east coast of Cape Breton Island and a gateway to the rugged beauty of its highlands. Gorgeous scenery is only one of the draws. There is also a rich musical heritage and hundreds of years of history to uncover. 

The Port of Sydney is the entry point for many visitors, but it’s more than a transport hub. Meander along the waterfront up to the huge fiddle and bow. The sculpture lays claim to being the largest fiddle in the world and is a tribute to the island's Celtic music tradition. Behind it is the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion where you can watch concerts. Other performance venues in Sydney include the Highland Arts Theatre, located in the former St. Andrews Church.

Sydney was founded shortly after the American Revolution and for history lovers there’s much to get excited about. Tour the 18th-century Cossit House, believed to be the oldest residence in Sydney. In Josh Heritage House, find a collection of Victorian artifacts. A 40-minute drive away is the Fortress of Louisbourg, a reconstruction of an 18th-century French fortress town.

Devote some time to discovering Sydney’s natural charms. Meet the animals at Two Rivers Wildlife Park and at Twin Lighthouse Farm. See puffins, seabirds, seals and eagles at Bird Island, then unwind on the sandy shores of Dominion Beach Provincial Park or Mira Gut Beach.

Nearby is Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Take your pick of 26 trails that encompass cliffs, forests, rivers and lakes. Kayak on the ocean and spot humpback and minke whales. Running through the park is part of the Cabot Trail, a 185-mile (297-kilometer) scenic highway.

When you are back in Sydney, relax with a round of golf at Alderdale Greens or Juniper Hollow Golf. On Saturdays, stock up on local produce at Cape Breton Farmers’ Market and picnic at Open Hearth Park.

To get to Sydney and its scenic, historic and cultural attractions, take the ferry from Newfoundland or fly into JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport. You can also arrive by car and bus from Halifax on mainland Nova Scotia.

Booking a lovely hotel is a vital component of any journey. Expedia's booking website lists the finest Sydney lodgings.

If you want to make the most of island life, select from one of its more indulgent hotels, such as the Spanish Bay Inn & Suites or the Eddie James Harbour Cottage. At the lower-budget end of the accommodation spectrum are the Comfort Inn Sydney and the Travelodge Sydney Nova Scotia.


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$104
Travelodge Sydney Nova Scotia

Travelodge Sydney Nova Scotia

480 Kings Road, Sydney
3.5
of 5, from 50 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the waterfront, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Membertou Heritage Park and Bethel Presbyterian Church. Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design and Centre 200 are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$118
Cambridge Suites Hotel Sydney

Cambridge Suites Hotel Sydney

380 Esplanade, Sydney
4.2
of 5, from 311 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Sydney hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, St Patrick's Church Museum, and Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science. Bethel Presbyterian Church and World's Largest Fiddle are also within 10 minutes.

$108
Hearthstone Inn

Hearthstone Inn

560 Kings Road, Sydney
3.2
of 5, from 224 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Sydney, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Membertou Heritage Park, Bethel Presbyterian Church, and Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design. Centre 200 and World's Largest Fiddle are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$79
The Martin Arms

The Martin Arms

100 Kings Road, Sydney
3.0
of 5, from 92 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Sydney, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bethel Presbyterian Church and Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design. Centre 200 and Membertou Heritage Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$110
Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront

Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront

300 Esplanade, Sydney
4.0
of 5, from 135 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Sydney hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, St Patrick's Church Museum, and Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science. Cossit House Museum and Jost House Museum are also within 10 minutes.

$103
Comfort Inn Sydney

Comfort Inn Sydney

368 Kings Rd, Sydney
3.8
of 5, from 70 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Sydney, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Membertou Heritage Park, Bethel Presbyterian Church, and Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design. Centre 200 and World's Largest Fiddle are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$78
Aaron's Dove House Bed & Breakfast Harbourside

Aaron's Dove House Bed & Breakfast Harbourside

108 Queen Street, North Sydney
4.8
of 5, from 14 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the waterfront, this bed & breakfast is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from North Sydney Historical Society and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Marine Atlantic Ferry Terminal. World's Largest Fiddle and Cossit House Museum are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$106
Hampton Inn Sydney Nova Scotia

Hampton Inn Sydney Nova Scotia

60 Maillard Street, Membertou
4.7
of 5, from 317 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Membertou hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of World's Largest Fiddle and Cossit House Museum. North Sydney Historical Society and Fortress Louisbourg National Historic Site are also within 25 mi (40 km).

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