Magnificent Scenery and Historical Landmarks
From the historic sites of St. John's and the rugged grandeur of Gros Morne National Park, to the stark landscape of Labrador and the quaint outport of Twillingate, this tour is a comprehensive journey that completely immerses you in the culture and daily life of its residents.
Once again we are operating this program in conjunction with McCarthy’s Party, a family-based operation in St. John’s which has been welcoming visitors to Newfoundland for more than 30 years. They know the island best and will ensure a very warm welcome!
- Port Au Choix National Historic Park
- Sir Wilfred Grenfell Mission House
- L’Anse Aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Labrador and Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
- Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Enjoy a traditional Newfoundland dinner
- Quaint villages of Twillingate, Trinity, and Bonavista
- Avalon peninsula and Cape Spear National Historic Park
- Whale/puffin boat tour at Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (weather permitting)
- St. John’s, oldest city in North America
- Estimated return economy group airfare to Deer Lake and from St. John’s
- 11 nights in comfortable hotels as indicated or similar
- 23 meals (shown as B - 11 breakfasts, L - 8 lunches, D - 4 dinners)
- Water shuttle from Bonne Bay to Woody Point (weather permitting)
- Ferry crossing to and from Labrador
- All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
- Services of your local host / guide
- Airport transfers or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare
Depart from our homes across Canada and fly to Deer Lake on the West Coast of Newfoundland to begin our journey. In the evening we will enjoy a welcome gathering and have an opportunity to meet our fellow travellers.
Glynmill Inn (1 night)
This morning we take the Viking Trail to beautiful Gros Morne National Park. We will travel along some of the most spectacular coastlines in North America and visit the National Historic Site at Port au Choix, which interprets the intriguing history and lifestyle of the Maritime Archaic people who lived here over 3,000 years ago. Our welcome dinner will take place this evening.
Plum Point Motel (2 nights)
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 Leif the Lucky and the Vikings who settled this area as early as 1000 A.D.
Keep a sharp eye out for whales as we travel across the Strait 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 visit the tallest lighthouse in the province at L'Anse Amour.
Northern Light Inn (1 night)
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.
Ocean View Hotel (2 nights)
This morning we take a boat tour across beautiful Bonne Bay to Woody Point where we spend time in Gros Morne National Park, a 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.
Bid farewell to the west coast as we take a scenic drive to a new geological frontier and enter King’s Point, a breathtaking backdrop for a morning of whale interpretation and brilliant art exhibits. This afternoon, we commemorate the survivors of 9/11 and the generosity of the Gander locals towards the Come From Away guests, the inspiration behind the hit Broadway musical.
Sinbad’s Hotel (1 night)
Today we are off on the Road to the Isles, across Tickles and Runs to enjoy the beautiful Twillingate Islands. 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.
Clarenville Inn (2 nights)
Enjoy a thrilling visit to Trinity this morning, one of the oldest communities in North America, and one of the gems of the island. Then it’s out to Cape Bonavista for a chance to walk the cliffs and enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery. This afternoon is spent in Bonavista, the landfall of John Cabot in 1497. Here we visit the Ryan Premises and have an opportunity to learn from the locals about inshore fishing techniques that have allowed this town to thrive for hundreds of years.
Next we travel to the Avalon Peninsula and 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.
Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland (2 nights)
In the morning we will tour historic St. John's, the oldest city in North America. Included is 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 at your leisure for shopping or to explore on your own. This evening we share our farewell dinner.
Enjoy some free time this morning before we gather and transfer to the airport to catch our flight(s) home across Canada. As we fly homeward it will be with many delightful memories of an authentic Newfoundland experience that will be recalled for years to come.
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Tour Cost In Canadian Dollars Per Person
Deposit is $500 per person. Final payment is due Monday, May 6, 2024.
Air pricing is estimated and will be confirmed once flights are secured. Prices from other cities are available on request. Tour prices are based on sharing a twin-bedded room at hotels and on a minimum 20 members. Prices are based on rates, airfares, taxes and fees effective September 2023 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Refer to inclusive features for details.
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