8 days/7 nights

Thousands of years of history come alive as you ferry across the Cabot Strait to explore the West Coast of Newfoundland & Labrador.  Learn about ancient peoples-the Maritime Archaic and Dorset Indians at Port au Choix, the Vikings in L’Anse aux Meadows, and the Basque Whalers in Red Bay - as you meet the hospitable and friendly people of today.  See the beauty of Gros Morne National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and coastal fishing communities.  Take a boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting) where you may see whales and, depending on the time of year, icebergs!

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

  • $2335 Single
  • $1909 Double
  • $1780 Triple
  • $1713 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
  • Gros Morne National Park
  • Tablelands – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne
  • “Screech In” Ceremony
  • 7  night’s accommodation
  • 15 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 – Depart Deer Lake

Have your camera at the ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close.  Continue onto Deer Lake where your tour ends at Deer Lake Regional Airport this morning.

 (Breakfast)