13 days/12 nights

This comprehensive tour features the best of “the Far East of the Western World”.  Travel from the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland to the most easterly point in North America through national parks – including Gros Morne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Learn of ancient peoples – the Maritime Archaic, Vikings, and Basques – as you travel to coastal fishing communities to meet the friendly and hospitable people of today.  Boat tours provide the opportunity to see whales, thousands of seabirds, and, depending on the time of the year, icebergs!  Sample local food and drink to become an honorary “Newfoundlander”!

Departure Dates:

2017

June 2*, 9, 23, 30; July 14, 28; August 11, 18, 25; September 8

*1 Bilingual English/German tour departure is noted

Per Person Rates

  • $3857 Single
  • $3107 Double
  • $2883 Triple
  • $2760 Quad

Plus 7.5% tax for Non- Canadian Residents;  15% tax for Canadian Residents

Rates in USD


Highlights

  • Meet & Greet
  • Ferry from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Port au  Choix
  • Strait of Belle Isle ferry to/from Labrador
  • Red Bay National Historic Site - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • L’Anse aux Meadows - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour
  • Whale Watching Boat TourGros Morne National Park
  • Tablelands – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne
  • “Screech In” Ceremony
  • Twilingate
  • Long Point Lighthouse
  • Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre
  • Terra Nova National Park
  • Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site
  • Trinity
  • Guided tour of St. John’s
  • Cape Spear National Historic Site
  • Boat Tour on Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (Puffins)
  • 12 night’s accommodation
  • 24 meals

Detailed 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.

Option: You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax to your vacation package.  Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotia’s capital city has much to offer.

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)

*The Marine Atlantic ferry schedule changes from year to year.  As such, a day crossing may be necessary and in that case you would overnight in Port aux Basques.

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.

(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)

Note: June and early July are the best time to see Titanic-size icebergs.

Thursday – DAY 7 – Gros Morne Touring

Discover why Gros Morne National Park is truly one of the highlights of your tour with a scenic boat tour; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord while you hear the history of the small villages nestled on the shores.   Also see the Tablelands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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 at the ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close.  Later, travel through Central Newfoundland on to Gander where you will spend two nights. 

(Breakfast, Dinner)

Saturday – DAY 9 – Twilingate Touring

A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twilingate where you will visit Long Point Lighthouse and the Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre.  Return to Gander and experience the North Atlantic Aviation Museum before returning to your hotel.

(Breakfast, Lunch)

Sunday – DAY 10 – Gander to Clarenville

Visit Terra Nova National Park, the most easterly of Canada’s beautiful national parks; keep your camera close at hand for wildlife along the way.  Learn about the hard life of the light keepers at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site and stroll through the lanes of charming town of Trinity where you will see several historic buildings.  Arrive at your Clarenville hotel for the night.

(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

Arrangements end upon check-out from your hotel.