The striking landscapes of Newfoundland and Labrador are impressive. Explore Canada’s youngest province Newfoundland’s significant historical and natural sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Gros Morne National Park. Along the way, you’ll stand at the northern-most tip of the island of Newfoundland and journey to the eastern-most point in North America. Wildlife opportunities abound with whales and sea birds aplenty and, depending on the time of year, even massive icebergs! Find yourself caught up in the friendly east coast way of life on this exciting tour that combines inspiring scenery, wildlife sightings and reminders of an ancient past.
• International flights departing from London in economy class
• 12 nights accommodation
• 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 8 dinners
• Transportation by modern tour coach
• Welcome reception
• Ferry crossing to Port-Aux-Basques
• Gros Morne National Park
• Ferry crossing to/from Labrador
• Red Bay National Historic Site
• L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
• Whalewatching boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting)
• Scenic boat tour in Gros Morne (weather permitting)
• Sightseeing tour of Twillingate
• North Atlantic Aviation Museum
• Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Park
• Guided tour of St. John’s
• Signal Hill National Historic Site
• Boat tour to Witless Bay Bird Sanctuary (weather permitting)
• Long Point Lighthouse
• Cape Spear National Historic Site
• Terra Nova National Park
• Experienced tour driver
• Experienced Tour Director throughout
• Standard accommodation
• Baggage handling
Why not upgrade your flights to premium economy
Day 1 Fly from London to Halifax
Arrive at Halifax International Airport and transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel. This evening meet your tour director and travelling companions at an evening welcome reception. Overnight in Halifax.
Day 2 Halifax to Port-Aux-Basques
Today we travel via Truro and Antigonish, crossing over the Canso Causeway to beautiful Cape Breton Island. In North Sydney we board a Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight crossing to Port-aux- Basques, your port of entry into Newfoundland. Overnight onboard ferry. Breakfast and dinner included. Depending on the ferry schedule, passengers may overnight in Port- Aux-Basques (Hotel: St. Christopher's Hotel).
Day 3 Port-Aux-Basques to Port Au Choix
Drive through the Cordroy Valley, framed by the Long Range Mountains, the Anguille Mountains, and the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Our journey continues through Gros Morne National Park and into the fishing community of Port au Choix where we check into our hotel. Overnight on Port au Choix. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Day 4 Port Au Choix to L'Anse Au Clair
Today we board a ferry at St. Barbe and cross the Strait of Belle Island on our way to Labrador. We visit Red Bay National Historic Site, location of a Basque whaling station in the 16th century. Overnight in L’Anse au Clair. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 5 L'Anse Au Clair to St. Anthony
We return to Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, an archaeological site marking the earliest known European settlement in North America. Now a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, additional exhibits also showcase Viking artefacts and give a fascinating glimpse into the Viking lifestyle. Overnight in St. Anthony. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 6 St. Anthony to Cow Head
This morning (weather-permitting) we take a whale watching boat tour hoping for sightings of these gentle giants. During certain summer months titanic-sized icebergs can also be spotted. Don’t forget your camera! We then continue on to Cow Head, our destination for the night. Overnight in Cow Head. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 7 Gros Morne National Park
Today we’ll visit Gros Morne National Park, offering a rich variety of scenery, wildlife, and photograph opportunities. We embark on a scenic boat tour (weather permitting) where we’ll learn about the geology of the Tablelands and look for whales and bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord, and engage in the history of the small villages nestled along the shores. Overnight in Cow Head. Breakfast, boxed lunch and dinner included.
Day 8 Cow Head to Gander
Travel through central Newfoundland towards Gander where we’ll check into the hotel for a relaxing evening. Overnight in Gander. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 9 Gander to Twillingate
A scenic drive along the coast of Notre Dame Bay leads us to the beautiful town of Twillingate. At the tip of the island we visit the Long Point Lighthouse and local co-op. Back in Gander, we visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum. Overnight in Gander. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10 Gander to Clarenville
Our route today takes us along the Trans Canada Highway and through Terra Nova National Park, the most easterly of Canada’s national parks. Keep an eye out for a variety of wildlife! We visit Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Park and the charming town of Trinity. Overnight at Clarenville. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 11 Clarenville to St. John's
We continue on to the intriguing old seaport of St. John’s, our home for the next two nights. North America’s oldest city and Newfoundland’s capital boasts a stunning location in the 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. Overnight in St. John’s. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 12 St. John's
This morning, we travel to Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of the programme - a boat tour in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (weather permitting) to search for puffins and other seabirds. Afterwards we visit Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in North America. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore the neighbourhoods and delights of St. John’s. Overnight in St. John’s. Breakfast included.
Day 13 Fly from St. John's to London
Time for last-minute shopping and farewells before heading to the airport for your return flight home.
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