Circle Newfoundland & Labrador

Trips & Tours // Canada Atlantic // 13 Days

Eco/Nature/Garden, Guaranteed Departures, National Parks


Travel to a land overflowing with natural beauty.

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:

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • Atlantic Canada Tour Director
  • Meet & Greet
  • Ferry from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Strait of Belle Isle ferry to/from Labrador
  • Red Bay National Historic Site - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • L’Anse aux Meadows - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour
  • Gros Morne National Park
  • Cape Spear
  • Scenic Boat Tour
  • Twillingate
  • Long Point Lighthouse
  • Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Site
  • Trinity
  • Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre
  • Guided Tour of Saint John's
  • Terra Nova National Park
  • Cape Spear National Historic Site
  • Boat Tour on Witless Bay Ecological Reserve
  • 12 night's accommodation
  • 24 meals


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 through Gros Morne National Park - to be enjoyed later on during this tour - to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of ancient cultures. The Port au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St, Lawrence on Newfoundland's northwest coast and peopel hve lived her for 5,500 years. 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 a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. This mystical place takes the essence of Labrador coastal living and transposes it into a rich culture and history. 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 traveling 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 Touring
Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly one of the highlights of your tour. with a scenic boat tour (weather permitting) on Bonne Bay; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord. Also  visit the Tablelands; this mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth's mantle is an awe-inspiring sight. Today will be an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada  Bay or similar – Cow Head, NL (B, BL,D)

Option: For the departures listed below, passengers may request on booking to take a scenic boat tour on Western Brook Pond and visit Broom Point Fishing Premises in lieu of the scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay and visit to Table lands. While some may consider the boat tour on Western Brook Pond to be superior outing, please note that there is a 45 minute walk ( 3km/ 2 miles) from the parking lot to the dock and a 45 minute walk back. This option mist be requested on booking. 
*2018: June 28; July 6, 20, 27; August 3, 17, 24, 31

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 the night. Before checking into your hotel, visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum which hosts a variety of artifacts and displays chronicling Gander's role in development of transatlantic aviation Sinbad’s or similar - Gander, NL (B)

DAY 9 - Gander - Clarenille
A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twillingate where you will visit Long Point Lighthouse and the Prime Berth Fisgery & Heritage Centre. Kepp your camera close at hand for wildlife as you drive theough Terra Nova National Park and on to Clarenville, your home for the next two nights.  St. Jude or similar - Clarenville, NL (B,L,D)

DAY 10 - Bonavista & Trinity Touring 
Today you will experience two quaint, historic towns. First, visit Bonavista, where John Cabot first arrived in North America in 1947. Learn about the hard life of the light keepers at Cape Bonvista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site before continuing on to charming Trinity. Stroll the lane and explore the many historic buildings preserved from the 18th century. St. Jude or similar – Clarenville, NL (B,L,D)

DAY 11 - Clarenville - St. John’s
Continue on to the intriguing old seaport of St, John's, your home for the next two nights. North America's oldest city and Newfoundland's capital boosts a stunning location in teh granite cliffs and slopes of the Avalon Peninsula. Enjoy a city tour featuring 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. Delta St. John’s or similar – St. John’s, NL (B,D)

DAY 12 - St. John’s touring
This morning, visit Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip, a boat tour in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to search for puffins and other seabirds. Next is a visit to the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site. The afternoon is yours to explore St. John's at your leisure. 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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June 29, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,087$3,843$2,851
July 6, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,087$3,843$2,851
July 20, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,087$3,843$2,851
July 27, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,087$3,843$2,851
August 3, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,087$3,843$2,851
August 17, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,087$3,843$2,851
August 24, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,087$3,843$2,851
August 31, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,087$3,843$2,851
September 14, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,087$3,843$2,851

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
24 meals
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

Two English/German Bilingual Departure: June 15 and August 31, 2018

Price Per Person:
Plus 15% Tax
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 through Gros Morne National Park - to be enjoyed later on during this tour - to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of ancient cultures. The Port au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St, Lawrence on Newfoundland's northwest coast and peopel hve lived her for 5,500 years. 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 a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. This mystical place takes the essence of Labrador coastal living and transposes it into a rich culture and history. 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 traveling 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 Touring
Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly one of the highlights of your tour. with a scenic boat tour (weather permitting) on Bonne Bay; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord. Also  visit the Tablelands; this mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth's mantle is an awe-inspiring sight. Today will be an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada  Bay or similar – Cow Head, NL (B, BL,D)

Option: For the departures listed below, passengers may request on booking to take a scenic boat tour on Western Brook Pond and visit Broom Point Fishing Premises in lieu of the scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay and visit to Table lands. While some may consider the boat tour on Western Brook Pond to be superior outing, please note that there is a 45 minute walk ( 3km/ 2 miles) from the parking lot to the dock and a 45 minute walk back. This option mist be requested on booking. 
*2018: June 28; July 6, 20, 27; August 3, 17, 24, 31

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 the night. Before checking into your hotel, visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum which hosts a variety of artifacts and displays chronicling Gander's role in development of transatlantic aviation Sinbad’s or similar - Gander, NL (B)

DAY 9 - Gander - Clarenille
A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twillingate where you will visit Long Point Lighthouse and the Prime Berth Fisgery & Heritage Centre. Kepp your camera close at hand for wildlife as you drive theough Terra Nova National Park and on to Clarenville, your home for the next two nights.  St. Jude or similar - Clarenville, NL (B,L,D)

DAY 10 - Bonavista & Trinity Touring 
Today you will experience two quaint, historic towns. First, visit Bonavista, where John Cabot first arrived in North America in 1947. Learn about the hard life of the light keepers at Cape Bonvista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site before continuing on to charming Trinity. Stroll the lane and explore the many historic buildings preserved from the 18th century. St. Jude or similar – Clarenville, NL (B,L,D)

DAY 11 - Clarenville - St. John’s
Continue on to the intriguing old seaport of St, John's, your home for the next two nights. North America's oldest city and Newfoundland's capital boosts a stunning location in teh granite cliffs and slopes of the Avalon Peninsula. Enjoy a city tour featuring 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. Delta St. John’s or similar – St. John’s, NL (B,D)

DAY 12 - St. John’s touring
This morning, visit Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip, a boat tour in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to search for puffins and other seabirds. Next is a visit to the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site. The afternoon is yours to explore St. John's at your leisure. 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
24 meals
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

Two English/German Bilingual Departure: June 15 and August 31, 2018

Price Per Person:
Plus 15% Tax
Quad rates also available 



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