Gros Morne National Park | Credit: Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism
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Gros Morne National Park | Credit: Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism
Newfoundland | Credit: Erik Mclean
Iceberg in Triton | Credit: Tourism Newfoundland & Labrador
Western Brook Pond | Credit: Tourism Newfoundland & Labrador
Tablelands | Credit: Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism / Dru Kennedy
Credit: Tourism Newfoundland & Labrador / Erik Mclean
Puffins | Credit: Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism
St. John's | Credit: Erik Mclean
Trinity | Credit: Destination Canada
Twillingate | Credit: Matt Hanns Schroeter
Canada

Circle Newfoundland & Labrador (Tour code: 13035)

Starts and Ends
Halifax to
St. John's
Travel Periods
07 Jun 24 - 06 Sep 24
Experience
Travel Style
Escorted Group Tour
Discover Newfoundland's magic from its north to easternmost tip. Encounter history, wildlife, and friendly communities.

Highlights

Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Red Bay, L’Anse aux Meadows, and Gros Morne National Park

Cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador by a ferry ride

Learn about the life of the light keepers at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site

Scenic drive to Twillingate where you will visit Long Point Lighthouse 

Travel to the historic fishing community of Port au Choix 

13 days
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per person, twin share
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Overview

This comprehensive tour features the best of “the Far East of the Western World”. Travel from the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland to the most easterly point in North America through national parks – including Gros Morne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn of ancient peoples – the Maritime Archaic, Vikings, and Basques – as you travel to coastal fishing communities to meet the friendly and hospitable people of today. Boat tours provide the opportunity to see whales, thousands of seabirds, and, depending on the time of the year, icebergs!

Peace of mind booking plan
  1. ENTIRE Cooling-Off Period
  2. ENTIRE AUD Prices
  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
  4. ENTIRE Industry Accredited
  5. ENTIRE On Ground Support
  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned

Inclusions

1 night in Halifax at the Cambridge Suites Halifax
1 night onboard Marine Atlantic Ferry
1 night in Port au Choix at the Sea Echo Motel
1 night in L’Anse au Clair at the Northern Light Inn
1 night in St. Anthony at the Haven Inn
2 nights in Cow Head at the Shallow Bay Motel & Cottages
1 night in Gander at the Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites
2 nights in Clarenville at the Quality Hotel Clarenville
2 nights in St. John's at the Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John’s
Experienced Tour Director
Guaranteed Departures
25 included meals
Ferry transfer from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland & Labrador
Return ferry transfers from Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador
Whale Watching Boat Tour
Choice of Bonne Bay or Western Brook Pond Boat Tour
Guided tour of St. John's
Boat Tour on Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (Puffins)

Day 1 Halifax

Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet the Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet.

Overnight in Halifax at the Cambridge Suites Halifax.
 

Halifax
Halifax | Credit: Tourism Nova Scotia / Scott Munn

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 the Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight crossing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland.

Overnight onboard Marine Atlantic Ferry.

Breakfast, Dinner
Halifax → Port aux Basques
Port aux Basques © Dru Kennedy

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 ancient cultures. The Port au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundland’s northwest coast and people have lived here for 5,500 years.

Overnight in Port au Choix at the Sea Echo Motel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Port aux Basques → Port au Choix
Gros Morne National Park © Barrett & MacKay Photo

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 16 th century. This mystical place takes the essence of Labrador coastal living and transposes it onto a tapestry of rich culture and history. Spend the night in Labrador.

Overnight in L’Anse au Clair at the Northern Light Inn.

Breakfast, Dinner
Port au Choix → L’Anse au Clair
Red Bay National Historic Site © Dru Kennedy Photography

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 before continuing on to your St. Anthony accommodations for the night.

Overnight in St. Anthony at the Haven Inn.

Breakfast, Dinner
L’Anse au Clair → St. Anthony
L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site © Dru Kennedy Photography

Day 6 St. Anthony Cow Head

Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony before travelling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park for a two-night stay. Note: June and early July are the best time to see Titanic-size icebergs.

Overnight in Cow Head at the Shallow Bay Motel & Cottages.

Breakfast, Dinner
St. Anthony → Cow Head
Lakes and Hills at Gros Morne National Park © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

Day 7 Cow Head Gros Morne Cow Head

Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World 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 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.

Option: Passengers may request on booking to take a scenic boat tour on Western Brook Pond and visit the Broom Point Fishing Premises in lieu of the scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay and visit to the Tablelands. While some may consider the boat tour on Western Brook Pond to be a superior outing, please note that there is a 45-minute walk (3 km/2 miles) from the parking lot to the dock and a 45-minute walk back. This option must be requested on booking.

Overnight in Cow Head at the Shallow Bay Motel & Cottages.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cow Head → Gros Morne → Cow Head
Bonne Bay | Credit: Timothy Holmes

Day 8 Cow Head Gander

Have your camera ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close. Travel through Central Newfoundland on to Gander, famous as the basis of the hit Broadway Musical, Come From Away; learn about the hospitality and generosity of the local residents during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks when 38 airplanes unexpectedly landed there. Also visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum which hosts a variety of artifacts and displays chronicling Gander's role in the development of transatlantic aviation.

Overnight in Gander at the Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites.

Breakfast
Cow Head → Gander
Gros Morne National Park | Credit: Felix Dilly

Day 9 Gander Clarenville

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 Fishery & Heritage Centre. Keep your camera close at hand for wildlife as you drive through Terra Nova National Park and on to Clarenville, your home for the next two nights.

Overnight in Clarenville at the Quality Hotel Clarenville.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Gander → Clarenville
Long Point Light House © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

Day 10 Clarenville Bonavista Trinity Clarenville

Today you will experience two quaint, historic towns. First, visit Bonavista, where John Cabot first arrived in North America in 1497. Learn about the hard life of the light keepers at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site before continuing on to charming Trinity. Stroll the lanes and explore the many historic buildings preserved from the 18th century.

Overnight in Clarenville at the Quality Hotel Clarenville.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Clarenville → Bonavista → Trinity → Clarenville
Bonavista | Credit: Julie Fader

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 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 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John’s.

Breakfast, Dinner
Clarenville → St. John's
Avalon Peninsula | Credit: Felix Dilly

Day 12 St. John's

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.

Overnight in St. John's at the Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John’s.

Breakfast
St. John's
Atlantic Puffin © Barrett & MacKay Photo

Day 13 St. John's

Arrangements end upon check-out from your hotel.

Breakfast

Accommodation

Cambridge Suites Hotel

Halifax
Get the most out of downtown Halifax with the added value and comfort of more space in this 3.5-star hotel. Extra-roomy suites and the fast and friendly service of our up-casual hotel keep you feeling at home in the city. The hotel is located right next to the famed Citadel Hill. It will infuse your stay with Nova Scotia's capital's hottest sights and sounds.

Sea Echo Motel

Port au Choix
The Sea Echo Motel is a Beacon along the Viking Trail. Offers 30 rooms, 3 cabins and 10 campsites – with all the modern amenities to ensure your comfort and convenience. The Sea Echo Motel complex, overlooking the picturesque Port au Choix harbour front, includes the Point Riche Restaurant (and Greco Pizza), the Sea Gull Lounge, and a gift shop. 

Northern Light Inn

L’Anse au Clair
This 3-star hotel is a 6-minute walk from the sandy beach and the neighbouring Strait of Belle Isle Ferries. The Northern Light Inn is now the largest hotel in the region with 70 rooms and a full range of services. This hotel is a perfect place for those traveling to and from the Strait of Belle Isle ferry terminal, and the nearby airport.

Haven Inn

Saint Anthony
Experience a warm and inviting atmosphere at the Haven Inn. Located in the heart of St. Anthony, the newly renovated hotel has a wonderful selection of guest rooms and premium suites. All rooms offer wireless high-speed internet, remote-controlled colour TV, cable service, telephone, hairdryer, coffee maker, personal desk, and private bath. All within lovely and modern surroundings.

 

Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John's

Saint John
Delta Hotels St. John's Conference Centre offers a welcome reprieve from everyday life. The waterfront hotel is steps from some of St. John's hottest destinations, including Mile One Centre, George Street, and Cape Spear Lighthouse. Rooms are recently renovated and furnished with pillowtop mattresses, mini-refrigerators, flat-panel TVs and free Wi-Fi.

Quality Hotel Clarenville

Clarenville
Located just minutes from the picturesque shores of Lower Shoal Harbour, the Quality Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Clarenville, NL for road trippers looking a night’s stop, as well as business travellers. The hotel's affordable Clarenville accommodations offer easy access to everything this quaint bayside town has to offer. 

Shallow Bay Motel and Cottages

Cow Head
While staying at Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins, you can easily access some of the most beautiful scenery in Gros Morne National Park and beyond. Western Brook Pond, the Tablelands, Gros Morne Mountain, the Broom Point Fishing Exhibit, Long Range Mountains, and the Arches. The property offers motel rooms, cabins and Bed & Breakfast rooms.
 

Sinbad's Hotel and Suites

Gander
Located in the heart of downtown Gander, Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites situate you in the action centre. Sinbad offers accommodations to suit your every need just seconds away from shopping and restaurants and minutes away from local attractions. Sinbad offers 107 spacious, air-conditioned rooms and suites. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, irons, ironing boards, hairdryer and in-room coffee makers. The hotel also offers the added convenience of a 24-hour business centre complete with high-speed internet, a fully equipped fitness room, and coin-operated guest laundry.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars

2024 Dates - Guaranteed!

  • June - 7, 21*, 28
  • July - 12*, 19, 26
  • August - 2*, 9, 16, 30*
  • September - 6

Small Group Departure

How many people will be on my tour?
Regular Group Departures - 48
Small Group Departures - 26

How often do we stop for breaks?
Our motor coach tours will stop at least every two hours for a comfort stop, meal, sightseeing attraction.

How much luggage can I bring?
You are allowed one checked bag (not exceeding 50lbs/23kilo) and one carry-on bag that you must be able to take on and off the coach unassisted

Are gratuities included?
On motor coach tours, gratuities for all included sightseeing, meals and attractions are included. Customary gratuities for the Tour Director and Driver are not included. The recommended industry standard is CA$8 - $10 per day per Tour Director and Driver, however, gratuities are at your discretion. 

What time do we leave in the morning/what time do we get to the hotel in the evening?
Each tour varies - many have morning departures between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM and arrive back to the hotel between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM each day. Your Tour Director will provide the specific daily departure times while you are on tour.

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

FAQs

Who are Entire Travel Group?

Welcome to Entire Travel Group. We offer exceptional travel experiences across our extensive range of Entire Holiday Packages, Entire Group Journeys, Entire Rail Journeys, and Entire Cruise Journeys. With our industry-leading Peace of Mind Booking Plan, you can Book Now with flexibility and confidence.

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Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
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  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
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  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

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Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

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What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

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Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

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