Newfoundland – 10 Days
June 17, July 11, 2018 – Guaranteed Departures! June 19, August 4, 2018 Double: $4,495, Single: $5,295 (If booking your own airfare reduce price by $600.) Book by March 16, 2018 and SAVE $100 pp. “The Rock” proudly shows off its smashing-together of rugged…
June 17, July 11, 2018 – Guaranteed Departures!
June 19, August 4, 2018
Double: $4,495, Single: $5,295
(If booking your own airfare reduce price by $600.)
Book by March 16, 2018 and SAVE $100 pp.
“The Rock” proudly shows off its smashing-together of rugged geography, dramatic historic tales, distinct culture, and world famous hospitality – it even has its own time zone, 1/2 hour ahead of Atlantic Standard Time. The Titanic met its end in the violent north Atlantic off Newfoundland’s wild and foggy coast, and this is where the telegraph announced its fate from forgotten Cape Race. Cape Spear’s lighthouse sits on the most easterly tip of North America, once a strategic point in the WWII’s Battle of the Atlantic.
Watch huge chunks of ice that break off Greenland glaciers drift by in “Iceberg Alley.” Ruggedly beautiful Gros Morne National Park stuffs camera lenses with boreal forest, bogs, arctic landscapes, waterfalls, and fjords. Take a catamaran cruise to Witless Bay Ecological Preserve, home to Canada’s largest population of humpback whales and nearly half a million Atlantic Puffins. A tour of L’Anse aux Meadows lets us explore the artifacts of daily Viking life in North America’s oldest Viking settlement. In St. Anthony, learn the story of Sir Wilfred Grenfell’s medical mission and his influence on the social and economic climate of the early 1900s.
Canada’s youngest province has North America’s oldest city, St. John’s, as its capital. Enjoy the catch of the day and take in a live theatre performance! In the wee fishing villages, strain your face to make heads or tails of the local dialect! Breathe in ocean air and the fine character of remarkable Newfoundland.
Gros Morne National Park
Nature pulled out its best for Gros Morne! Two distinct landscapes, the Gulf of St. Lawrence lowlands and the Long Range Mountains, provide views of towering cliffs, waterfalls, glacial fjords, and an amazing collection of wildlife.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, guests can choose one of two cruises:
Bonne Bay (included boxed lunch): A lively narrated cruise of the two connected arms of Bonne Bay (including traditional music by the crew) takes us by Newfoundland’s best. Watch for moose, seabirds, and whales that are known to breach boatside!
Western Brook Pond (guests make their own lunch plans): Carved by glaciers, this landlocked fjord is home to salmon, trout, arctic char, and an unusual colony of cliff-nesting gulls. A pleasant 45-minute walk (3km each way) leads you over the coastal plain arriving at the dock for your cruise of Western Brook Pond. This inland fjord features spectacular views of billion-year-old cliffs and 2,000 foot high misty waterfalls.
Return airfare from Toronto, deluxe motorcoach transportation, 9 nights accommodation, 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners, all highlights, a DeNureTours Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.
Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and include HST.
• Gros Morne National Park: choice of Bonne Bay Cruise or Western Brook Pond Cruise
• The Arches Provincial Park
• Port au Choix Historic Site
• St. Anthony: Sir Wilfred Grenfell Centre
• L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
• Prime Berth Twillingate Fishery & Heritage Centre
• Cape Bonavista Lighthouse
• Ryan Premises National Historic Site
• Cape Spear
• Bay Bulls whale watching cruise
• Witless Bay Ecological Reserve
• Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador performance
• Newfoundland screech-in
• Guided tour of St. John’s
• St. John’s: choice of visit to The Rooms or Johnson Geo Centre
• Lobster dinner
Rocky Harbour: Ocean View Motel or Fisherman’s Landing Inn (1 night)
Cow Head: Shallow Bay Motel (1 night)
Plum Point: Plum Point Motel (2 nights)
Gander: Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites (1 night)
Clarenville: Clarenville Inn (2 nights)
St. John’s: Delta Hotel (2 nights)
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Newfoundland – 10 Days
Day 1: Fly to Newfoundland
Fly to Deer Lake on the west side of the province. As we cross into by Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site enjoy a guided tour of the Tablelands. Arrive into Rocky Harbour this evening for the first night of your tour. Enjoy dinner followed by a musical Newfoundland welcome this evening.
Stay: Ocean View Motel or Fisherman’s Landing Inn, Rocky Harbour
Day 2: Gros Morne National Park
This morning you have a choice of to enjoy the spectacular views of Gros Morne Park on a boat cruise of Bonne Bay* or embark on a landlocked fjord cruise of Western Brook Pond, which boasts spectacular views of billion-year-old cliffs. Once back on shore, travel to Cow Head for dinner followed by a performance by Theatre Newfoundland & Labrador, where you will be entertained by the province’s colourful history.
Stay: Shallow Bay Motel, Cow Head
Meals: B, D (*lunch included for Bonne Bay cruise excursion only)
Day 3: Great Northern Peninsula
Enjoy a leisurely start to the day as you travel up the Great Northern Peninsula, the longest and largest peninsula in Newfoundland. Your journey takes you along the coast with an opportunity to stop and take photos. Along the way, see dramatic rock formations at ‘The Arches’ and visit Port au Choix, a National Historic Site.
Stay: Plum Point Motel, Plum Point
Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: L’Anse aux Meadows
Travel to the tip of the Peninsula to the town of St. Anthony, home to Sir Wilfred Grenfell’s medical mission. A highlight of this day is a visit to the only authenticated Viking site in North America, L’Anse aux Meadows. It was here that Leif Eriksson led his explorers. Three reconstructed Norse buildings are the focal point of this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy exploring the museum to learn of the life and the contributions this remarkable man made to the North Shores of Newfoundland.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Gander
Enjoy a relaxing travel day as you make your way through the heart of the province. After stopping for lunch in Deer Lake, continue on to Gander for your overnight stay.
Stay: Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites, Gander
Day 6: Coastal drive
Venture off the Trans-Canada Highway through picturesque coastal villages for a view of the ocean, a lighthouse, and perhaps an iceberg. Stop to visit Prime Berth Twillingate Fishery & Heritage Centre, a private interpretive fishing centre and craft studio created by David Boyd as a tribute to his family’s generations of fishermen. Take time to breathe in the ocean air on this relaxing day of comfortable motorcoach touring. At lunch today enjoy the hospitality and music of Newfoundland at a traditional shed party.
Stay: Clarenville Inn, Clarenville
Meals: B, L, D
Day 7: Bonavista
A day-trip to colourful and quaint Bonavista includes time to explore the iconic lighthouse or stroll along the coastal pathways. At Ryan Premises, learn about the important history of the cod fisheries in Newfoundland.
Meals: B, L
Day 8: St. John’s, NL
Travel into Newfoundland’s Avalon Region for an opportunity to experience all St. John’s has to offer. Enjoy a guided city tour then relax with a free evening to explore this vibrant city.
Stay: Delta Hotel, St. John’s
Day 9: Whale-watching excursion
Take a memorable catamaran cruise out of Bay Bulls en route to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. This protected area is home to 500,000 Atlantic Puffins and the largest humpback whale population in North America. This afternoon you can choose to visit The Rooms or Johnson Geo Centre. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers, and savor a delicious fresh caught lobster.
Meals: B, D
Day 10: Fly home
Transfer to the airport in St. John’s for your return flight home.