Newfoundland & Labrador Viking Trail

Trips & Tours // Canada Atlantic // 8 Days

Culture/History, Guaranteed Departures, National Parks


Arrive in a land rich with Viking history.

From L'Anse aux Meadows to Port aux Choix, learn about Newfoundland & Labrador's earlier settlers, followed with a stop in Gros Morne National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

TAP Rating: TAP Superior


Highlights include:

  • Gros Morne National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Whale Watching
  • Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne
  • L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Port au Choix National Historic Site
  • Red Bay National Historic Site
  • Lobster Cove Lighthouse
  • Strait of Belle Isle ferry to/from Labrador
  • Grenfell Historic Properties
  • "Screech In" Ceremony


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 - Deer Lake Airport (Home) 
Have your camera at the ready as you catch your final glimpse of Gros Morne National Park. Continue to Deer Lake to catch your flight. Atlantic Tours arrangements end on arrival at the Deer Lake Airport. (B)

Departure Date: Tour Status: Price Per Person (U.S. Dollars):
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June 2, 2017 Available Guaranteed$1,965$2,447$1,818
June 9, 2017 Available Guaranteed$1,965$2,447$1,818
June 23, 2017 Available Guaranteed$1,965$2,447$1,818
June 30, 2017 Available Guaranteed$1,965$2,447$1,818
July 14, 2017 Available Guaranteed$1,965$2,447$1,818
July 28, 2017 Available Guaranteed$1,965$2,447$1,818
August 11, 2017 Available Guaranteed$1,965$2,447$1,818
August 18, 2017 Available Guaranteed$1,965$2,447$1,818
August 25, 2017 Available Guaranteed$1,965$2,447$1,818
September 8, 2017 Available Guaranteed$1,965$2,447$1,818

Arrival Instructions

Arrive to Halifax, NS by anytime via Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)


Departure Instructions

Depart from Deer Lake, NL after 2 PM via Deer Lake Regional Airport (YDF)


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
15 meals: 1 Continental Breakfast, 6 Breakfasts, 1 Box Lunch, 1 Lunches, 6 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 - Deer Lake Airport (Home) 
Have your camera at the ready as you catch your final glimpse of Gros Morne National Park. Continue to Deer Lake to catch your flight. Atlantic Tours arrangements end on arrival at the Deer Lake Airport. (B)

Pricing & Availability

Inclusions

Motorcoach transportation
Fully escorted by Tour Director
Airport Transfers
15 meals: 1 Continental Breakfast, 6 Breakfasts, 1 Box Lunch, 1 Lunches, 6 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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