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Newfoundland and Labrador is a province of stunning natural beauty, rich heritage and truly incredible wildlife. This 13 day tour will take you to some of the province’s most significant historic sites and beautiful places, with endless vistas that might just take your breath away.

Join your dedicated tour guide and fellow travellers in Nova Scotia’s charming capital city of Halifax, then experience the delights of Cape Breton Island together before setting sail on a ferry that will take you to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Here, a land of discovery awaits you.

Experience the wonder of Gros Morne National Park, standing within dramatic landscapes that have been formed over many years, and discover the Tablelands, where the earth’s mantle lies exposed. Step back in time and discover pivotal places in the province’s rich history. Visit L’Anse aux Meadows, an archeological site that was home to Vikings one thousand years ago; Cape Spear, the province’s oldest surviving lighthouse; and Red Bay, the site of a Basque whaling station in the 16th century.

Drive along stunning roads and enjoy breath-taking sea views from the windows of ferries as you cross the water to see yet more of this incredible province. Take to the water on boat tours and await the magical moment you catch sight of whales, seabirds and, depending on the time of year, even huge icebergs floating by.

As your journey draws to a close in the colourful capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, you’ll leave this captivating province with the memory of it all firmly imprinted in your heart.

2020 Departure Dates from Halifax:
June:
5th, 12th, 26th
July:
3rd, 24th
August:
7th, 14th
September:
4th, 11th

Duration

13 Days

Recommended For

Adventure, Beach, Culture, Wildlife

Best Time to Go

June - August

Options

Group basis

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Trip Highlights

  • Take a boat tour in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve
  • Explore Newfoundland and Labrador’s charming capital city of St. John’s
  • Discover the wonder of Gros Morne National Park
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of L’Anse aux Meadows, a place once called home by European Vikings

Start your Journey

Day 1

Arrival in Halifax

Room Only

Arrive in Halifax and spend an enjoyable evening meeting your fellow travellers at a welcome reception before resting your head for your first night here. 

 

  • Suggested Accommodation Cambridge Suites Halifax or similar
Day 2

Halifax - Port-Aux-Basques

Half Board

This morning, say goodbye to Halifax and hit the road, heading through Truro and Antigonish and crossing the Canso Causeway before reaching Cape Breton Island. You’ll spend the night on the Marine Atlantic ferry, which will take us to Port-Aux-Basques, our entry into Newfoundland.

  • Suggested Accommodation Marine Atlantic Ferry
Day 3

Port-Aux-Basques - Port au Choix

Full Board

Today, you’ll get to enjoy stunning views of the Long Range Mountains, Anguille Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean as you drive through Codroy Valley. Continue through Gros Morne National Park, home to Newfoundland’s second highest peak, Gros Morne Mountain. After a day of driving through this breath-taking landscape, spend the night at the fishing community of Port au Choix. 

 

  • Suggested Accommodation Sea Echo Motel or similar
Day 4

Port au Choice - L’Anse au Clair

Half Board

Make your way to Labrador today, boarding a ferry at St. Barbe and crossing the Strait of Belle Island. When you arrive in Labrador, you’ll get to visit the Red Bay National Historic Site, which was home to a Basque whaling station in the 16th century, then spend the night at L’Anse au Clair.

  • Suggested Accommodation Northern Light Inn or similar
Day 5

L’Anse au Clair - St. Anthony

Half Board

After heading back to Newfoundland this morning, visit L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the earliest known European settlement in North America and you’ll get to explore the exhibits of Viking artifacts and get a glimpse into the Viking lifestyle. You’ll then travel to St. Anthony, your stop for the night. 

  • Suggested Accommodation Haven Inn or similar
Day 6

St. Anthony - Cow Head

Half Board

Today, you’ll get the chance to watch as majestic whales breach the water and, depending on the time of year, see gigantic floating icebergs, as you hop aboard a whale-watching boat tour (weather permitting). When you reach solid land once again, continue to Cow Head, where you’ll spend the night.

 

  • Suggested Accommodation Shallow Bay Motel or similar
Day 7

Gros Morne/Cow Head

Full Board

The breath-taking vistas, hiking trails and wildlife of the Gros Morne National Park await us today. You’ll get to explore this beautiful area and even take a scenic boat tour (weather permitting) that will offer an insight into the geology of the Tablelands and the villages that dot the shores, as well as giving you the chance to see whales and bald eagles. After a day of exploring, tonight will be spent back in Cow Head. 

 

  • Suggested Accommodation Shallow Bay Motel or similar
Day 8

Cow Head - Gander

Today’s journey will take us through central Newfoundland to the town of Gander, where you can enjoy a relaxing evening. 

 

  • Meals Bed & Breakfast
  • Suggested Accommodation Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites or similar
Day 9

Gander/Twillingate - Clarenville

Full Board

This morning, take a scenic drive to the Twillingate Islands in the Notre Dame Bay. After a visit to the Long Point Lighthouse on North Twillingate Island, journey back to Gander to visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum then continue on to Clarenville, your stop for the night. 

 

  • Suggested Accommodation Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites or similar
Day 10

Clarenville, Bonavista & Trinity

Full Board

Today, you’ll get to visit the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Park and the small town of Trinity, and enjoy the views from the Trans Canada Highway and the Terra Nova National Park as you go. 

 

  • Suggested Accommodation St. Jude Hotel or similar
Day 11

Clarenville - St. John’s

Half Board

Today is all about St. John’s, North America’s oldest city and Newfoundland’s capital. Experience the city’s highlights, including the stunning vistas from atop Signal Hill and the city’s busy waterfront, on a city tour. 

 

  • Suggested Accommodation Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John’s Conference Centre or Hotel North or similar
Day 12

St. John’s

Your last full day in Newfoundland and Labrador will see you experiencing one of the tour’s highlights: a boat tour in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (weather permitting). Travel to the Bay Bulls and board the boat that will take you out into the bay to search for majestic sea birds and breath-taking views over the water. Afterwards, head back to dry land and visit the Cape Spear National Historic Site, then spend the afternoon at leisure exploring more of the beautiful city of St. John’s. 

 

  • Meals Bed & Breakfast
  • Suggested Accommodation Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John’s Conference Centre or Hotel North or similar
Day 13

Depart from St. John’s

Bid farewell to this wonderful part of the country and the great friends you’ve made along the way, then take a transfer to St. John’s Airport for your flight home or onwards journey.

Includes

  • Cost of accommodation (double room based on two people sharing) for a total of 11 nights (alternative but similar accommodation may be used at certain times of the year)
  • Board Basis: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Entrance fees (excluding video camera fee) for all guided excursions as illustrated in the itinerary
  • Land transportation by modern tour coach with experienced tour driver
  • Assistance and porterage: meeting and assistance on arrival/departure at airports and hotels
  • English-speaking local Atlantic tour director throughout dressed in traditional kilt
  • Taxes, including Provincial Taxes and Federal HST

Excludes

  • Visa arrangements and fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, such as telephone calls and laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Meals (unless specified)
  • Optional attractions and excursions

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