Circle Newfoundland & Labrador

Trips & Tours // Canada Atlantic // 13 Days

Culture/History, Eco/Nature/Garden, National Parks


"The Far East of the Western World"

Discover a land rich with culture, filled with Viking history, and overflowing with natural beauty. Newfoundland & Labrador, the "Far East of the Western World", will take your breath away and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

 

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Highlights include:

  • Gros Morne National Park
  • Whale Watching
  • Scenic Boat Tour
  • Witless Bay Puffins
  • Cape Spear
  • L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Port au Choix
  • Red Bay
  • Broom Point fishing exhibit
  • Lobster Cove Lighthouse
  • North Atlantic Aviation Museum
  • Terra Nova National Park
  • St. John’s


DAY 1 - Arrive Halifax, NS
Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations. Your hotel is ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers this evening at a Welcome Reception. Cambridge Suites or similar – Halifax, NS 

Option: You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax or a city tour to your vacation package. Bursting with
culture and rich history, Nova Scotia’s capital city has much to offer.

DAY 2 - Halifax – Port-aux-Basques
Travel via Truro and Antigonish to cross over the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island. At North Sydney, board a Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight crossing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland.. Marine Atlantic Ferry - Port-aux-Basques, NL (CB, D)

*The Marine Atlantic ferry schedule changes from year to year. As such, a day crossing may be necessary and we would overnight in Port-aux-Basques.

DAY 3 - Port-aux-Basques – Port au Choix
Drive through the Codroy Valley and on to Corner Brook, the largest city on the west coast, for a brief tour. Your journey continues through Gros Morne National Park – to be enjoyed later on during your tour – to the fishing community of Port au Choix. While there, visit Port au Choix National Historic Site, before checking in to your accommodations for the night. Sea Echo or similar - Port au Choix, NL (B,L,D)

DAY 4 - Port au Choix – L’Anse au Clair
Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. Spend the night in Labrador. Northern Light or similar - L’Anse au Clair, NL (B,D)

DAY 5 - L’Anse au Clair – St. Anthony
Return to Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear of the Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago. Haven or similar – St. Anthony, NL (B,D)

DAY 6 - St. Anthony – Cow Head
Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting)* before travelling to Cow Head for a two-night stay.  Shallow Bay or similar – Cow Head, NL (B,D)

*June and early July are the best time to see Titanic-size icebergs!

DAY 7 - Gros Morne
Discover why Gros Morne National Park is truly one of the highlights of your tour. Visit the Broom Point fishing exhibit and Lobster Cove Lighthouse. Enjoy a scenic boat tour (weather permitting) as you learn the geology of the Tablelands, see the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord, and hear the history of the small villages nestled on the shores. It is an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery is unequaled in eastern Canada. Shallow Bay or similar – Cow Head, NL (B,Box L,D)

DAY 8 - Cow Head - Gander
Have your camera at the ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close. Later travel through central Newfoundland on to Gander where you spend two nights. Sinbad’s or similar - Gander, NL (B,D)

DAY 9 - Twillingate touring
A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twillingate. At the tip of the island, visit Long Point Lighthouse and the local co-op. Return to Gander to visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum before returning to your hotel. Sinbad’s  or similar – Gander, NL (B,L,D)

DAY 10 - Gander – Clarenville
Head out on the Trans-Canada Highway to visit Terra Nova National Park, the most easterly of Canada’s beautiful national parks. Keep your camera close at hand for wildlife along the way. Learn about the hard life of the light keepers at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site. This afternoon stroll through the lanes of charming town of Trinity and see several historic buildings including a typical early 20th century rural merchant’s house and a counting house. Arrive at your Clarenville hotel for the night. St. Jude or similar – Clarenville, NL (B,L)

DAY 11 - Clarenville - St. John’s
In Brigus, visit Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site and learn about the adventures of world famous explorer Captain Bob Bartlett. Continue to Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip …a boat tour to the Witless Bay bird sanctuary (weather permitting). Later visit the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site. Arrive in the capital city of St. John’s for a two-night stay. Delta St. John’s or similar – St. John’s, NL (B,D)

DAY 12 - St. John’s touring
This morning, enjoy an intriguing tour of this old seaport – St. John’s. See 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. The remainder of the day is free to explore on your own. Delta St. John’s  or similar – St. John’s, NL (B)

DAY 13 - Depart St. John’s
Depart St. John’s today on your flight home.

Departure Date: Tour Status: Price Per Person (U.S. Dollars):
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July 28, 2017 Available Guaranteed$3,181$4,004$2,932
August 11, 2017 Available Guaranteed$3,181$4,004$2,932
August 18, 2017 Available Guaranteed$3,181$4,004$2,932
August 25, 2017 Available Guaranteed$3,181$4,004$2,932
September 8, 2017 Available Guaranteed$3,181$4,004$2,932

Arrival Instructions

Arrive to Halifax, NS by 6:00pm via Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)


Departure Instructions

Depart from St. John’s, NL after Anytime via St. John’s International Airport (YYT)


Payment Policy

Deposit: $ 200.00 per person due at time of booking - final payment due 45 days prior to departure


Cancellation Policy

Up until 45 days prior to departure: deposit will be retained; 45 - 31 days prior: 50% of tour price will be retained; 30 days prior and onward: no refund.

Motorcoach transportation
Fully escorted by Tour Director
Airport Transfers
24 meals: 1 Continental Breakfast, 10 Breakfasts, 1 Box Lunch, 3 Lunches, 9 Dinners
All admissions for items listed in itinerary
Gratuities on included meals and for local guides (except Tour Director and Driver)
Luggage handling of one suitcase per person

Price Per Person:
Plus HST/GST of 6% for Non-Residents of Canada or 15% for Canadian Residents
Quad rates also available

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Arrive Halifax, NS
Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations. Your hotel is ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers this evening at a Welcome Reception. Cambridge Suites or similar – Halifax, NS 

Option: You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax or a city tour to your vacation package. Bursting with
culture and rich history, Nova Scotia’s capital city has much to offer.

DAY 2 - Halifax – Port-aux-Basques
Travel via Truro and Antigonish to cross over the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island. At North Sydney, board a Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight crossing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland.. Marine Atlantic Ferry - Port-aux-Basques, NL (CB, D)

*The Marine Atlantic ferry schedule changes from year to year. As such, a day crossing may be necessary and we would overnight in Port-aux-Basques.

DAY 3 - Port-aux-Basques – Port au Choix
Drive through the Codroy Valley and on to Corner Brook, the largest city on the west coast, for a brief tour. Your journey continues through Gros Morne National Park – to be enjoyed later on during your tour – to the fishing community of Port au Choix. While there, visit Port au Choix National Historic Site, before checking in to your accommodations for the night. Sea Echo or similar - Port au Choix, NL (B,L,D)

DAY 4 - Port au Choix – L’Anse au Clair
Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. Spend the night in Labrador. Northern Light or similar - L’Anse au Clair, NL (B,D)

DAY 5 - L’Anse au Clair – St. Anthony
Return to Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear of the Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago. Haven or similar – St. Anthony, NL (B,D)

DAY 6 - St. Anthony – Cow Head
Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting)* before travelling to Cow Head for a two-night stay.  Shallow Bay or similar – Cow Head, NL (B,D)

*June and early July are the best time to see Titanic-size icebergs!

DAY 7 - Gros Morne
Discover why Gros Morne National Park is truly one of the highlights of your tour. Visit the Broom Point fishing exhibit and Lobster Cove Lighthouse. Enjoy a scenic boat tour (weather permitting) as you learn the geology of the Tablelands, see the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord, and hear the history of the small villages nestled on the shores. It is an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery is unequaled in eastern Canada. Shallow Bay or similar – Cow Head, NL (B,Box L,D)

DAY 8 - Cow Head - Gander
Have your camera at the ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close. Later travel through central Newfoundland on to Gander where you spend two nights. Sinbad’s or similar - Gander, NL (B,D)

DAY 9 - Twillingate touring
A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twillingate. At the tip of the island, visit Long Point Lighthouse and the local co-op. Return to Gander to visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum before returning to your hotel. Sinbad’s  or similar – Gander, NL (B,L,D)

DAY 10 - Gander – Clarenville
Head out on the Trans-Canada Highway to visit Terra Nova National Park, the most easterly of Canada’s beautiful national parks. Keep your camera close at hand for wildlife along the way. Learn about the hard life of the light keepers at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site. This afternoon stroll through the lanes of charming town of Trinity and see several historic buildings including a typical early 20th century rural merchant’s house and a counting house. Arrive at your Clarenville hotel for the night. St. Jude or similar – Clarenville, NL (B,L)

DAY 11 - Clarenville - St. John’s
In Brigus, visit Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site and learn about the adventures of world famous explorer Captain Bob Bartlett. Continue to Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip …a boat tour to the Witless Bay bird sanctuary (weather permitting). Later visit the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site. Arrive in the capital city of St. John’s for a two-night stay. Delta St. John’s or similar – St. John’s, NL (B,D)

DAY 12 - St. John’s touring
This morning, enjoy an intriguing tour of this old seaport – St. John’s. See 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. The remainder of the day is free to explore on your own. Delta St. John’s  or similar – St. John’s, NL (B)

DAY 13 - Depart St. John’s
Depart St. John’s today on your flight home.

Pricing & Availability

Inclusions

Motorcoach transportation
Fully escorted by Tour Director
Airport Transfers
24 meals: 1 Continental Breakfast, 10 Breakfasts, 1 Box Lunch, 3 Lunches, 9 Dinners
All admissions for items listed in itinerary
Gratuities on included meals and for local guides (except Tour Director and Driver)
Luggage handling of one suitcase per person

Price Per Person:
Plus HST/GST of 6% for Non-Residents of Canada or 15% for Canadian Residents
Quad rates also available



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