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Circle Newfoundland & Labrador

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12 Nights

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The best of Canada’s Far East.

Starting at

$4,399*

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This Experience Includes

Expert travel advice to help you get the most out of your vacation

12 nights' accommodation at select hotels

12 day escorted service ground transportation

Baggage handling of one suitcase per person

Select meals (listed below in itinerary)

Airport transfers for you and your fellow travelers

Admission to select museums & historic sites

Overview

You’ll start your journey in Halifax, travelling across Nova Scotia before sailing to Newfoundland. Here you will explore Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site . You’ll learn about the people who roamed this land thousands of years before we came along, including the Maritime Archaic, the Vikings, and the Basques.

Then as you make our way to the east coast, you’ll visit coastal fishing villages and meet the people who keep rural Newfoundland alive with their culture and traditions. Hop on a boat tour and watch for whales, seabirds, and 10,000 year-old icebergs.

Daily Itinerary

 

Friday – DAY 1 – Arrive Halifax, NS

Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean.  Meet our Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet.

Saturday – DAY 2 – Halifax to Port aux Basques, NL

Travel via Truro and Antigonish to cross over the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island.  At North Sydney, board the Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight crossing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland. (Continental Breakfast, Dinner)

Sunday – DAY 3 – Port aux Basques to Port au Choix

Drive through the Codroy Valley and through Gros Morne National Park – to be enjoyed later on during your tour – to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of ancient cultures.  The Port au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundland’s northwest coast and people have lived here for 5,500 years. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Monday – DAY 4 – Port au Choix to L’Anse au Clair

Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador.  Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century.  This mystical place takes the essence of Labrador coastal living and transposes it onto a tapestry of rich culture and history. Spend the night in Labrador.  (Breakfast, Dinner)

Tuesday – DAY 5 – L’Anse au Clair to St. Anthony

Return to Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Hear of the Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago before continuing on to your St. Anthony accommodations for the night. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Wednesday – DAY 6 – St. Anthony to Cow Head

Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony before travelling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park for a two-night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Thursday – DAY 7 – Gros Morne Touring

Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly one of the highlights of your trip with a scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord.   Also visit the Tablelands; this mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth’s mantle is an awe-inspiring sight. Today will be an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada. (Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner)

Friday – DAY 8 – Cow Head to Gander

Have your camera ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close.  Travel through Central Newfoundland on to Gander, famous as the basis of the hit Broadway Musical, Come From Away; learn about the hospitality and generosity of the local residents during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks when 38 airplanes unexpectedly landed there.  Also visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum which hosts a variety of artifacts and displays chronicling Gander’s role in the development of transatlantic aviation.  (Breakfast)

Saturday – DAY 9 – Gander to Clarenville

A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twillingate where you will visit Long Point Lighthouse and the Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre.  Keep your camera close at hand for wildlife as you drive through Terra Nova National Park and on to Clarenville, your home for the next two nights. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Sunday – DAY 10 – Bonavista & Trinity Touring

Today you will experience two quaint, historic towns.  First, visit Bonavista, where John Cabot first arrived in North America in 1497.   Learn about the hard life of the light keepers at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site before continuing on to charming Trinity.  Stroll the lanes and explore the many historic buildings preserved from the 18th century. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Monday – DAY 11 – Clarenville to St. John’s

Continue on to the intriguing old seaport of St. John’s, your home for the next two nights.  North America’s oldest city and Newfoundland’s capital boosts a stunning location in the granite cliffs and slopes of the Avalon Peninsula.  Enjoy a city tour featuring the Victorian architecture of the downtown area, the busy modern waterfront, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Confederation Building, and the panoramic view from Signal Hill. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Tuesday – DAY 12 – Local Touring

This morning, visit Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip, a boat tour in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to search for puffins and other seabirds.   Next is a visit to the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site.  The afternoon is yours to explore St. John’s at your leisure. (Breakfast)

Wednesday – DAY 13 – Depart St. John’s

We hope you had a wonderful time exploring Atlantic Canada.

*2022 prices are per person based on two sharing [CDN] and subject to availability at time of booking. This price does not include: Federal and/or Provincial taxes. Trip Cancellation and Car Rental Insurance are extra.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive In Halifax
Day 2 – Halifax to Port-aux-Basques
Day 3 – Port-aux-Basques to Port au Choix
Day 4 – Port au Choix to L’Anse au Clair
Day 5 – L’Anse au Clair to St. Anthony
Day 6 – St. Anthony to Cow Head
Day 7 – Gros Morne Touring
Day 8 – Cow Head to Gander
Day 9 – Twillingate Touring
Day 10 – Bonavista & Trinity Touring
Day 11 – Clarenville to St. John’s
Day 12 – St. John’s & Area Touring
Day 13 – Depart for Home

 

2022 Departure Dates:

June 3, 10; July 1, 22, 29; August 12, 19; September 9, 2022

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