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:

  • 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 National Historic Site - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour
  • Gros Morne National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Tablelands - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne
  • Screech In Ceremony
  • 7 night's accommodations
  • 15 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 your tour – to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of the ancient cultures. The Port Au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundlands' northwest coast and people have lived here 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 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 Touring
Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site, is truly one of the highlights of your trip with a scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord. Also visit Tablelands; this mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth's mantle in an awe-inspiring sight. Today will be a unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada. Shallow Bay Motel or similar - Cow Head, NL (B, BL, D)

Option: For the selected 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 of Bonne Bay and visit to Tablelands. While some may consider the boat tour on Western Brook Pond to be a superior outing, please notes that there is a 45 minute (3 km/ 2 miles) from the parking lot to the dock and a 45 minute walk back. This option must be requested on booking. 
2018
: June 29; July 6, 20, 27; August 3, 17, 24, 31 

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):
D
S
T
June 29, 2018 Available Guaranteed$1,903$2,323$1,770
July 6, 2018 Available Guaranteed$1,903$2,323$1,770
July 20, 2018 Available Guaranteed$1,903$2,323$1,770
July 27, 2018 Available Guaranteed$1,903$2,323$1,770
August 3, 2018 Available Guaranteed$1,903$2,323$1,770
August 17, 2018 Available Guaranteed$1,903$2,323$1,770
August 24, 2018 Available Guaranteed$1,903$2,323$1,770
August 31, 2018 Available Guaranteed$1,903$2,323$1,770
September 14, 2018 Available Guaranteed$1,903$2,323$1,770

Arrival Instructions

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


Departure Instructions

Depart from Deer Lake, NL after 2:00 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
15 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 Deaprtures: 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 your tour – to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of the ancient cultures. The Port Au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundlands' northwest coast and people have lived here 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 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 Touring
Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site, is truly one of the highlights of your trip with a scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord. Also visit Tablelands; this mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth's mantle in an awe-inspiring sight. Today will be a unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada. Shallow Bay Motel or similar - Cow Head, NL (B, BL, D)

Option: For the selected 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 of Bonne Bay and visit to Tablelands. While some may consider the boat tour on Western Brook Pond to be a superior outing, please notes that there is a 45 minute (3 km/ 2 miles) from the parking lot to the dock and a 45 minute walk back. This option must be requested on booking. 
2018
: June 29; July 6, 20, 27; August 3, 17, 24, 31 

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
15 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 Deaprtures: June 15 and August 31, 2018 

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



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