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Newfoundland & Labrador Discovery

11 Night Tour from €4,219 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

The tour covers many scenic coastal destinations and is full of diverse cultural experiences to give you a real flavour for the rich history of the area and the unique culture of the Newfoundlanders today. Walk on some of the world’s oldest rock, see unique geological formations, and trace the footsteps of Captain Cook and Viking explorers as well as enjoying nature cruises and historical landmarks.

Highlights

  • Spot Puffins, Whales and other wildlife on a cruise in Witless Bay
  • Explore Beothuk Village and learn about the indigenous people
  • Cruise through a rare freshwater fjord
  • Visit the UNESCO heritage site of Red Bay, Labrador

Details

Days 1 and 2 - St. John’s, Newfoundland

Fly into St John’s and check in to your hotel in the city; this is the capital city for the province and you will be at leisure to explore its delights. The following morning meet your tour group at breakfast before embarking on a city tour highlighting the Cape Spear lighthouse, Government House and the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Your day continues with a trip to the fishing harbour at Quid Vidi Village, where you will join a cruise, with a local nature specialist on board, into the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, the nesting site for millions of seabirds and home to several species of whale.

2 nights stay included at Jag Hotel (or similar) with breakfast

Dinner included on Day 2

Day 3 - St John’s to Clarenville

Today’s journey takes you around the beautiful Conception Bay with a stop in the traditional Newfoundland fishing village of Brigus. Then it’s on to Cupids Cove Plantation, where the first English settlement was established in what would later become known as Canada. Our group will enjoy a musical performance and have a private tour at the Legacy Centre explaining the reality of life for the early settlers in the 1600s. You will also visit an active archaeological site to see some of the finds from the last 20 years of uncovering the past.

2 nights stay included at Clarenville Inn (or similar) with breakfast

Dinner included on Day 3

Day 4 – Clarenville – Cape Bonavista – Clarenville

Using Clarenville as a base today’s trip is a worthy detour out to the tip of aptly named Cape Bonavista. En-route we explore Trinity Village with its great historical attractions including heritage buildings and a living blacksmith museum.

Day 5 - Clarenville - Terra Nova National Park - Twillingate – Gander

Today you are leaving Clarenville behind for the stunning scenery of Terra Nova National Park where the alpine forests meet the sea. The next stop is a famous lighthouse at Twillingate with views over what is known as ‘Iceberg Alley’. This evening we will explore the Newfoundland culture through a “Jigg’s dinner”, the local equivalent of a Sunday Roast get-together.

Overnight at Sinbads Hotel Suites, Gander with breakfast

‘Jiggs’ Dinner Included

Day 6 - Gander - Rocky Harbour

Today the tour travels west to Rocky Harbour stopping at the Beothuk Interpretation Centre to learn about the Beothuk people, a now extinct culture that roamed Newfoundland up to 300 years ago.

2 nights stay included at Ocean View Hotel (or similar) with breakfast

Day 7 - Gros Morne National Park

The nearby Gros Morne National Park is a unique destination and you will start at the Discover Centre to explain the unique geology and Strata formations you can encounter at Green Point. You can explore the Tableland Mountains on foot and then we will join a boat trip to see the fjords and spot whales and eagles in their natural habitat.

Today you become an honorary Newfoundlander by taking part in a “Screech-In” ceremony with thankfully involves a shot of rum!  Dinner is a BBQ overlooking the Gulf of St Lawrence.

BBQ Dinner Included

Day 8 - Rocky Harbour - St. Anthony

Journey along the Viking Trail on the way to St Anthony and travel back in time 1000 years to when Vikings first made landfall. Experience firsthand the unique solutions Newfoundlanders have found to make life work in the extreme conditions they are faced with.

The final stop today is at the economuseum where you learn the secrets of the local partridgeberry and bake-apple produce.

Overnight at Hotel North 3 (or similar) with breakfast

Dinner Included

Day 9 - St. Anthony - L’Anse Au Clair, Labrador

Cross by ferry to Labrador and visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Red Bay a colourful former whaling town with a fascinating history.

Overnight at Northern Light Inn, L’Anse Au Clair (or similar) with breakfast

Dinner Included

Day 10 - Corner Brook

Another ferry ride, back to Newfoundland, and we head south to Corner Brook.

Stay 2 nights at Glynmill Inn (or similar) with breakfast

Day 11

Your final day starts with the Captain James Cook National Historic Site, before heading  to the Bay of Islands and picturesque Lark Harbour. A visit to the Butterfly House and a Mineral specialist add extra interest to your trip.

Live music is provided with traditional songs for you to enjoy tonight.

Dinner Included.

Day 12– Tour Ends

Travel to the airport for your flight from Corner Brook (some flights depart early!)

  • Accommodation – hotel stays as specified (hotels are usually provided as specified but on some dates alternate hotels may be used)
  • 11 Breakfasts and 7 Dinners
  • Tour leader, local guide, coach transportation for the group and ferry crossings

What’s not included?

  • Optional Activities are available throughout the tour at an additional charge. We can provide more details on request.

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