Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador is a province like no other.

Between the Old World heritage, scenery that changes mile by mile, the most spectacular coastline in Canada, quaint coastal villages and the smiling, friendly people who speak with an Irish lilt, you will find that this is truly a very special place.

On this tour we will explore all four regions of the province: the beautiful Northern Peninsula where the Vikings landed ten centuries ago; the Central and Eastern Regions with their wilderness forests and seaside villages; the Avalon Region featuring the historic capital of St. John’s; and an overnight in Labrador – one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. Highlights of our visit to Newfoundland will be a fjord cruise in Gros Morne National Park and a Whale Watching Cruise.

After this tour, which includes excellent meals and accommodation, and entertaining local guides, we have no doubt that you will want to return to visit Newfoundland.

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1: Corner Brook

We fly to Deer Lake, Newfoundland. Upon arrival we transfer to our hotel in Corner Brook.

Day 2: Corner Brook

Our city tour includes Captain Cook's Lookout for a spectacular view over the city and the Bay of Islands. We then enjoy the scenic drive along the Captain Cook Trail to the charming fishing village of Lark Harbour. This afternoon we visit the Corner Brook Museum with its outstanding display of old maps and memorabilia from this area’s logging and fishing heritage.

Day 3: Gros Morne National Park / Northern Peninsula

Today we tour Gros Morne National Park with its dramatically beautiful scenery. We will enjoy an entertaining boat crossing on lovely Bonne Bay, stop for the spectacular view at Lobster Cove Lighthouse, and see the famous Arches carved by the pounding ocean. We then proceed to our hotel on the Northern Peninsula.

Day 4: L’Anse aux Meadows / St. Anthony

This morning we visit L'Anse aux Meadows, the fascinating historic site of the first Viking Settlement in North America. Next is the Grenfell Centre, commemorating the life of medical missionary Sir Wilfred Grenfell. We then continue to our hotel in St. Anthony.

Day 5: Labrador

This morning we take the ferry from St. Barbe across to Labrador (one and a half hours). Our sightseeing in Labrador includes Point Amour Lighthouse - the tallest in Atlantic Canada, and Red Bay Whaling Station - a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was a major site of Basque whaling in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Day 6: Gros Morne National Park

We ferry back to Newfoundland and return to beautiful Gros Morne National Park, this time for a two-night stay.

Day 7: Gros Morne National Park

We spend the day in the park and see some of the world's most unique geological features (the park is also designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Included is a cruise inside an ancient fjord on Western Brook Pond (weather permitting). Tonight we attend the Gros Morne Theatre Festival for some fine local entertainment.

Day 8: Grand Falls

Today’s sightseeing includes a visit of King's Point Whale Pavilion to see the impressive 52-foot humpback whale skeleton on display. We will have time at the popular Pottery Museum and Shop before continuing to Grand Falls for a visit of the Salmonid Interpretation Centre - one of North America’s largest fishing projects.

Day 9: Twillingate / Gander

Our first stop is the Beothuk Interpretation Centre to learn of the aboriginal people of the island. We then travel along the Road to the Isles to the rugged north coast and the fishing villages on Notre Dame Bay. We continue to Twillingate, one of Newfoundland's oldest seaports and still a fishing and sealing town. Here we visit the Twillingate Museum with its fine collection of antiques, and St. Peter's - the oldest wooden church in Newfoundland. This evening we enjoy a “Jiggs” dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 10: Clarenville

We travel through Terra Nova Provincial Park and on to the picturesque historical fishing port of Trinity - first used by fishing ships around the 16th century and recognized for its beautiful heritage buildings. Our overnight is in nearby Clarenville.

Day 11: St John’s.

We travel along the island's rugged coastline past scenic Conception Bay. We stop in Heart's Content to visit the Cable Station, then continue on to St. John's.

Day 12: St John’s.

St. John's is one of North America's oldest settlements. Our city tour will trace this history and will include a visit to Signal Hill with its striking view of the city and historic port. Afternoon at leisure to explore this friendly, charming city. You may want to stroll in Old St. John's to shop for local handicrafts.

Day 13: Whale Watching / St John’s.

We embark on an exhilarating marine wildlife adventure to Witless Bay Reserve - home to thousands of puffins and the best whale watching in North America. On the way back to St. John's, we stop at Cape Spear - the most easterly point of land in North America. This historic sight was, in WWII, used as a strategic defense position against Nazi submarines. The rugged scenery here is spectacular. Tonight is our Farewell Dinner featuring a traditional “Screech-In”.

Day 14: Home

We fly home from St. John’s.


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