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Cross Island Newfoundland and Labrador

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7 or 11 Nights

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Escorted

This total immersion tour introduces you to all the finest things our province has to offer: incredible scenery, edible delights, and a chance to really dig into the local culture.

Starting at

$2,890*

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This Experience Includes

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

7 or 11 nights at select accommodations

7 or 11 day escorted service and all ground transportation

Baggage handling of one suitcase per person

Select meals (noted in itinerary below)

Admission to select museums & historic sites

Overview

From coast to coast, you’ll pass through outport villages, visit locals in their homes, chat with fishermen, and enjoy tea and lunch with community groups. You’ll go whale watching, observe puffins and seabirds, and seek out bergs making their way down Iceberg Alley. By the time you head home, you might even have picked up a bit of regional dialect!

 

Daily Itinerary 

 

Day One

Arrive at Deer Lake on the West Coast of Newfoundland and transfer to Corner Brook to begin your holiday with McCarthy’s Party.  This evening we will enjoy a get together to meet your fellow travellers. Overnight Corner Brook.

Day Two

This morning we take the Viking trail to beautiful Gros Morne National Park.  We will travel along some of the most spectacular coastline in North America and visit the National Historic Park at Port au Choix, which interprets the intriguing history and lifestyle of the Maritime Archaic people who lived here over 3000 years ago.  This evening we share our welcome dinner. Overnight Plum Point.  (Breakfast, Midday Meal & Welcome Dinner)

Day Three

Today we travel the coastline to St. Anthony to visit the home of the famous medical missionary, Sir Wilfred Grenfell.  The highlight of this day is our visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site at L’Anse aux Meadows, home of Lief the Lucky and the Viking people who settled this area as early as the year 1000 A.D. Overnight Plum Point.  (Breakfast & Midday Meal)

Day Four

Keep a sharp eye out for whales as we travel across the Straits of Belle Isle to the shores of Labrador.  Here we visit the recently discovered Whaling Station founded by the Basques in the early 1500’s, and learn about the “modern techniques” used by these whalers and the hardships they endured.  Later we visit the tallest lighthouse in the province at L’Anse Amour. Overnight L’Anse au Clair.  (Breakfast & Midday Meal)

Day Five

This morning we return to the island and continue to explore the rugged coastline stopping to visit The Arches and enjoy an interpretation of the many unique and wonderful geological formations for which Newfoundland is so famous.  Tonight we will enjoy a traditional Newfoundland dinner. Overnight Rocky Harbour/Cow Head.   (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day Six

This morning we take a boat tour across beautiful Bonne Bay to Woody Point where we spend time in Gros Morne National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site.  We visit the new Discovery Centre and view the famous Tableland Mountains.  It is this area that earned the park its UNESCO World Heritage status and its nickname as the ‘Galapagos of Plate Tectonics’. Overnight Rocky Harbour/Cow Head.  (Breakfast & Midday Meal)

Day Seven

Bid farewell to the west coast as we take an easterly trek, to a new geological frontier. A perfect harbor provides a beautiful backdrop for an eventful morning of whale interpretation and brilliant art exhibits. This afternoon commemorates the survivors of the 9/11 Tragedy and the many acts of kindness extended when we welcomed the ‘Come From Away’ guests into the homes and communities surrounding Gander; the epicenter of the hit Broadway musical. Overnight Gander.  (Breakfast, Midday Meal & Dinner)

Day Eight

Today we are off on the “Road to the Isles”, before travelling across “Tickles and Runs” to spend time on beautiful Twillingate Island.  This is one of Newfoundland’s oldest and most interesting fishing communities. We then travel to Terra Nova National Park to view the vistas of Newman Sound. Overnight Clarenville.  (Breakfast & Midday Meal)

Day Nine

This morning we travel to the historic village of Trinity, one of the oldest communities in North America, the gem of the Island. Then its out to Cape Bonavista for a chance to walk the cliffs and enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery.  This afternoon we spend in Bonavista, the landfall of John Cabot in 1497.  Here we visit the Ryan Premises and have an opportunity to learn about inshore fishing techniques that have allowed this town to thrive for hundreds of years. Overnight Clarenville.  (Breakfast & Midday Meal)

Day Ten

Today we travel to the Avalon Peninsula to the town of Bay Bulls.  From here we take a boat trip to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve where we view thousands of Atlantic Puffins, Murres and other seabirds that nest here in the summer. Witless Bay is also home to many Humpback, Minke, and Fin whales in the summer months so whale sightings are a definite possibility.  This afternoon we visit Cape Spear National Historic Park, the most easterly point of land in North America before heading into St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador. Overnight St. John’s.  (Breakfast & Midday Meal)

Day Eleven

This morning we will tour historic St. John’s, the oldest city in North America.  This trip includes a visit to Cabot Tower and Signal Hill where we can view the famous “Narrows” and admire the architecture of old St. John’s.  This afternoon is left free.  This evening we share our farewell dinner. Overnight St. John’s.  (Breakfast and Dinner)

 

Pricing Details

11 Night – $3,625

7 Night – $2,890

*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 Itiinerary

11 Night Option

Day 1 – Arrive in Deer Lake
Day 2 – Travel to Gros Morne
Day 3 – Travel to St. Anthony
Day 4 – Travel to Labrador
Day 5 – Labrador to Gros Morne
Day 6 – Gros Morne Touring
Day 7 – Gros Morne to Gander
Day 8 – Gander to Clarenville
Day 9 – Trinity & Area Touring
Day 10 – Southern Shore & St. John’s Touring
Day 11 – St. John’s Touring
Day 12 – Depart for Home

7 Night Option

Day 1 – Deer Lake to Rocky Harbour
Day 2 – Gros Morne Touring
Day 3 – Gros Morne to Gander
Day 4 – Gander to Clarenville
Day 5 – Trinity & Area Touring
Day 6 – Southern Shore & St. John’s Touring
Day 7 – St. John’s Touring
Day 8 – Depart for Home

2022 Departure Dates

11 Night – June 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 20, 22, 29; July 4, 6, 11, 18, 25, 27; August 5, 10, 17, 24, 31; September 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 2022

7 Night – June 12, 14, 17, 19, 24, 26; July 3, 8, 10, 15, 22, 29; August 9, 14, 21, 28; September 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 2022

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