• Cavendish Fishing Sheds

Circle Newfoundland & Labrador Tour

This escorted itinerary highlights the striking landscapes and historical attractions of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The tour originates in Nova Scotia’s capital Halifax before departing for Newfoundland and its many significant historical and natural sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Gros Morne National Park and L’Anse aux Meadows Viking archaeological site. Along the way, you’ll stand at the northern-most tip of the island of Newfoundland and journey to the eastern-most point in North America. Several boat tours included in the tour offer the opportunity to see whales, sea birds and, depending on the time of the year, even massive icebergs. Embark on a true eastern adventure combining inspiring scenery, wildlife sightings and reminders of an ancient past.

2020 Departure Dates:
June 5th, 12th, 26th
July 3rd, 17th, 24th, 31st
August 7th, 14th
September 4th, 11th

Duration
13 days

Guide Price

 £3,799  pp
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey
Peggys Cove

Trip highlights

  • Combine inspiring scenery, wildlife and ancient history in one trip
  • Explore Gros Morne National Park
  • Wildlife viewing in search of whales and seabirds
  • Discover the eastern most point of North America

Arrive at Halifax International Airport and transfer independently to your hotel. This evening you will have the chance to meet your fellow travel companions at an evening welcome reception.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Cambridge Suites Halifax or similar

Today you will travel via Truro and Antigonish to beautiful Cape Breton Island. In North Sydney, board a Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight crossing to Port-aux-Basques, your port of entry to Newfoundland. 

Please note depending on the ferry schedule, you may stay overnight at the St. Christopher's Hotel in Port-aux-Basques 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Marine Atlantic Ferry

Drive through the Cordroy Valley, framed by the Long Range Mountains, the Anguille Mountains and the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Your journey continues through Gros Morne National Park and into the fishing community of Port au Choix where you will check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Sea Echo Motel or similar

Today, board a ferry from St. Barbe crossing the Strait of Belle Island on your way to Labrador. Visit Red Bay National Historic Site, the location of a Basque whaling station in the 16th century. Overnight in L'Anse au Clair.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Northern Light Inn or similar

Return to Newfoundland and travel to L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, an archaeological site marking the earliest known European settlement in North America. Now a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, additional exhibits also showcase Viking artefacts and give a fascinating glimpse into the Viking lifestyle.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Haven Inn or similar

This morning, weather permitting, take a whale watching boat tour hoping for sightings of these giant marine mammals. During certain summer months titanic sized icebergs can also be spotted. Then continue to Cow Head, your destination for the night.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Shallow Bay Motel or similar

Today visit Gros Morne National Park offering a variety of scenery, wildlife and recreational activities. Embark on a scenic boat tour (weather permitting) where you'll learn about the geology of the Tablelands, see the whales and bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord, and engage in the history of the small villages nestled along the shores.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Shallow Bay Motel or similar

Travel through central Newfoundland towards Gander where upon arrival you will check in to your hotel for a relaxing evening.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites or similar

Embark on a scenic drive along the coast of Notre Dame Bay leading to the beautiful town of Twillingate. At the tip of the island visit the Long Point Lighthouse and local co-op. Back in Gander visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum before spending another night at your hotel.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites or similar

Today's route takes you along the Trans Canada Highway and through Terra Nova National Park, the most easterly of Canada's national parks - keep an eye out for a variety of wildlife. Visit Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Park and the charming town of Trinity before checking into your hotel in Clarenville.

Suggested Accommodation

  • St. Jude Hotel or similar

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 boats a stunning location in the granite cliffs and slopes of the Avalon Peninsula. Enjoy a city our 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.

Suggested Accommodation

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

This morning, travel to Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of the tour - a boat trip in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (weather permitting) to search for puffins and other seabirds. Afterwards, visit Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in North America. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore the neighbourhoods and delights of St. John's.

Suggested Accommodation

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

Included

  • 12 nights accommodation
  • 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Tour welcome reception
  • Ferry crossing to Port-Aux-Basques
  • Gros Morne National Park sightseeing tour
  • Ferry crossing to/from Labrador
  • Red Bay National Historic Site tour
  • L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
  • Whalewatching boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting)
  • Scenic boat tour in Gros Morne (weather permitting)
  • Sightseeing tour of Twillingate
  • North Atlantic Aviation Museum visit
  • Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Park tour
  • Guided tour of St. John’s
  • Signal Hill National Historic Site
  • Boat tour to Witless Bay Bird Sanctuary (weather permitting)
  • Long Point Lighthouse
  • Cape Spear National Historic Site
  • “Screech In” ceremony
  • Terra Nova National Park
  • Land transportation by modern tour coach with experienced tour driver
  • English-speaking local Atlantic tour director throughout
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)