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Newfoundland Explorer Tour

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8 or 11 Nights

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Discover a rugged island with a friendly disposition. This tour encompasses all of Newfoundland, from the northern peninsula to the east coast of the island.

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$2,949*

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This Experience Includes

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8 or 11 nights' accommodation at select hotels

8 or 11 day escorted service and all ground transportation (including airport transfers)

Baggage handling of one suitcase per person

Select meals throughout the duration of your vacation

Admission to select museums & historic sites

Overview

With this trip, you’ll be exploring the type of landscapes you never knew existed in Canada. You’ll visit Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where hiking the red Tablelands will make you feel as though you’ve been transported to the middle of a desert.

As you make your 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 (depending on the season). Finally, you’ll wrap up in St. John’s, North America’s oldest city and home to the Screech-In. Become an honorary Newfoundlander, and kiss a cod!

 

Daily Itinerary

 

Saturday – DAY 1 – Arrive Corner Brook

Check into your accommodations in Corner Brook where you will spend your first night in Newfoundland & Labrador.

Sunday – DAY 2 – Corner Brook to Port au Choix

Meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and other traveling companions this morning at your hotel and travel 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 3 – 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 4 – 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 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – 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 8 – 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 9 – 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 10 – 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 11 – 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 12 – Depart St. John’s

We hope you had a wonderful time exploring the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

Pricing Details

11 Night – $4,129
8 Night – $2,949

 

*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

11 Day Option

Day 1 – Arrive in Deer Lake
Day 2 – Corner Brook to Port au Choix
Day 3 – Port au Choix to L’Anse au Clair
Day 4 – L’Anse au Clair to St. Anthony
Day 5 – St. Anthony to Cow Head
Day 6 – Gros Morne Touring
Day 7 – Cow Head to Gander
Day 8 – Gander to Clarenville
Day 9 – Bonavista & Trinity Touring
Day 10 – Clarenville to St. John’s
Day 11 – St. John’s & Area Touring
Day 12 – Depart for Home

8 Day Option

Day 1 – Arrive in Deer Lake
Day 2 – Corner Brook to Cow Head
Day 3 – Gros Morne Touring
Day 4 – Cow Head to Gander
Day 5 – Gander to Clarenville
Day 6 – Bonavista & Trinity Touring
Day 7 – Clarenville to St. John’s
Day 8 – St. John’s & Area Touring
Day 9 – Depart St. John’s

 

2022 Departure Dates

11 Night – June 4, 11; July 2, 23, 30; August 13, 20; September 10, 2022

8 Night – June 7, 14; July 5, 26; August 2, 16, 23; September 13, 2022

 

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