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The Rock proudly shows off its rugged geography, dramatic history, distinct culture, and world-famous hospitality – half an hour ahead of Atlantic Standard Time! The Titanic sank off Newfoundland’s wild and foggy coast and the telegraph announced its tragic fate from Cape Race. Cape Spear’s lighthouse sits on the most easterly tip of North America, once a strategic point in WWII’s Battle of the Atlantic.
Watch huge chunks of ice (that break off Greenland glaciers) drift by in “Iceberg Alley.” 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. Viking artefacts await at L’Anse aux Meadows, North America’s oldest Viking settlement. Learn of Sir Wilfred Grenfell’s medical mission in St. Anthony, and how he influenced the social and economic climate of the early 1900s. Eat the catch of the day in Newfoundland’s capital St. John’s, North America’s oldest city. In the wee fishing villages, strain to decipher the local dialect and breathe in the salty ocean air of remarkable Newfoundland.
Gros Morne National Park – Choose your own adventure!
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. In this 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. An invigorating 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. Be sure to bring good walking shoes!
Motorcoach transportation, 9 nights accommodation, 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners, all highlights listed, Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.
Land only price – Air available from $450
Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and include HST.
• 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 or Comfort Inn (1 night)
• Clarenville: Quality Suites or Clarenville Inn (2 nights)
• St. John’s: Delta Hotel (2 nights)
Fly to Deer Lake, Rocky Harbour
Fly to Deer Lake on the west side of the province. Enjoy an included boxed lunch upon arrival as we cross into Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for a guided tour of the Tablelands. *Arrive in Rocky Harbour this evening to settle in for your first night in Newfoundland. While here you’ll enjoy dinner followed by a musical welcome to the island provided by local entertainment.
Stay: Rocky Harbour: Ocean View Motel or Fisherman’s Landing Inn (1 night)
* July 5, 2021 departure: Shallow Bay Motel in Cow Head (2 nights)
Meals: L, D
Gros Morne National Park
Rise and shine, after breakfast this morning you will have the choice to enjoy one of two spectacular views of Gros Morne Park. Enjoy a boat cruise of Bonne Bay* or embark on a landlocked fjord cruise of the Western Brooke Pond, which boasts spectacular views of billion-year-old cliffs. Once back on shore, travel to Cow Head where you’ll enjoy dinner followed by a performance by Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador, where you will be entertained by the province’s colourful history
Stay: Shallow Bay, Cow Head
Meals: B, D
(*Lunch provided on Bonne Bay cruise if chosen)
The Great Northern Peninsula
Enjoy a leisurely start to your day as you travel the Great Northern Peninsula, the longest peninsula in Newfoundland. Your journey takes you along the coast with the opportunity to stop and capture some photos. Along the way, see the dramatic rock formations at “The Arches” and visit Port Aux Choix, a National Historic Site.
Stay: Plum Point Hotel, Plum Point
Meals: B, L, D
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 bulidings are the focal point of this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy exploring the museum where you’ll learn about the life and contributions made to the North Shores of Newfoundland.
Meals: B, L, D
Enjoy a relaxing travel day as you make your way through the heart of this breathtaking province. After stopping for lunch in Deer Lake you continue on to Gander, made famous for their warm hospitality when they took in almost 6,000 guests during the 9/11 crisis in the USA.
Stay: Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites, Gander
Venture off the Trans-Canada Highway through picturesque coastal villages for spectacular views of the ocean, a lighthouse, and perhaps even an iceberg. Stop in Prime Berth Twillingate Fishery & Heritage Centre, a private interpretative fishing centre and craft studio created by David Boyd as a tribute to his family’s generations of fishermen. You will enjoy an unforgettable lunch today, enjoying the hospitality of Karren Churchill and her guest favourite Shed Party. Pucker up because today is the day you become an honorary Newfoundlander with a kiss of the cod and an official screetch in!
Stay: Clarenville Inn or Quality Inn, Clarenville
* June 22, 2021 departure: Shallow Bay Motel in Cow Head
Meals: B, L, D
Enjoy a day trip to colouful Bonavista that includes time to visit the iconic Bonavista lighthouse or stroll along the coastal pathways. Visit Dungeon Provincial Park, where you’ll find spectacular examples of the North Atlantic Ocean’s wave action and erosive power due to the ancient sedimentary rocks’ composition and thousands of years of continuous coastal erosion leaving the incredible feature you will see today. At Ryan Premises, you’ll learn all about the important history of the Cod fisheries in Newfoundland.
Meals: B, L
Travel into Newfoundland’s Avalon Region for the opportunity to experince all that St. John’s has to offer. You will be treated to a guided city tour and have the evening to explore the colourful city.
Stay: Delta Hotel, St. John’s
Today you will take a memorable cruise out of Bay Bulls en route to Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. This protected area is home to over 500,000 Atlantic Puffins and the largest humpback whale population in North America. This afternoon you will have the option to visit The Rooms or Johnson Geo Centre. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with fellow guests as you savor a delicious fresh caught lobster dinner.
Meals: B, D
After breakfast, transfer to the airport in St. John’s for you flight home.
These destinations offer very limited accessibility and guests can expect to experience uneven surfaces (i.e. cobblestones) or hilly ground on a regular basis. This level applies to many of our overseas tours as many historical landmarks tend to demand greater effort to reach. This also applies to our Newfoundland tours as accessibility options are scarce in some remote areas.