Experience the best of DeNure Tours! Check out this month's featured sightseeing tour.
Aptly named "The Rock", Newfoundland is known for its world-famous hospitality and warm folk who are profusely proud of their homeland. You'll no doubt feel drawn to the picturesque landscapes, charming place names, scores of dialects, jewel-coloured houses dotting the green hills, and uncharted rugged shores.
There’s something about the province’s wild wonders and culture that makes the destination a true paradise for travellers. The great news is you don’t have to go abroad to find your own heavenly abode right here in Canada.
The island retains the stereotypes you’d expect to find on your travels. Think moose, whales, vast woodland — and jig’s dinner.
Some of the many highlights include: Gros Morne National Park (boreal forest, bogs, arctic landscapes, waterfalls, and fjords); a catamaran cruise to Witless Bay Ecological Preserve (home to Canada’s largest population of humpback whales and nearly half a million Atlantic puffins); Iceberg Alley (a stretch of water that provides passage to colossal ancient slabs of ice that have broken free from more northern Arctic glaciers); and Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site.
This, however, is a place like no other, says Julia Bryan, general manager of DeNure Tours, who has travelled the country’s most easterly province a number of times.
“Newfoundland is one of our top destinations,” she says. “We’ve been going there for many, many years and have established wonderful, long-lasting relationships with hoteliers, suppliers, and locals because of that.”
With the trend towards more immersive vacations, DeNure Tours’ destinations offer the perfect amount of time to get a taste of local flavour.
On-site DeNure Tours representatives also give guests a variety of “locals-recommended” things to do. Guests can appreciate the local music scene and partake in a “screech-in”, a ceremony performed on outsiders who “come from away”. It involves a shot of Screech (Newfoundland rum), a short recitation of some local lingo, and the kissing of a cod fish.
If hitting the trails is more your forte, DeNure Tours can take you for a walk on the wild side with a hiking tour to explore the nooks and crannies of Newfoundland’s craggy shores.
DeNure is currently offering three top-quality tours to Newfoundland and Labrador this summer: Newfoundland (10 days), Newfoundland and Labrador (12 days), and Hiking the Rock (10 days).