Circle Newfoundland & Labrador
Watch a “Screech In” Ceremony and see the wonders of Twillingate, Bonavista & Trinity, and St. John’s.
Tour of Gros Morne National Park, Great Viking Feast at Leifsburdir, and North Atlantic Aviation Museum.
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 sea birds, and, depending on the time of year, icebergs! Sample the local food and drink to become an honorary “Newfoundlander”.
Depending on the weather, your holiday can include Western Brook Pond or Bonne Bay Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne and Sea Bird Watching Boat Tour.
2020 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES:
June 05, 12*, 26
July 03, 17, 24, 31
August 07, 14*, 21
September 04, 11
*Bilingual Tour Guide, English & German
Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodation. Meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travellers this evening at a Meet & Greet.
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.
Drive through the Codroy Valley and through Gros Morne National Park to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of ancient cultures.
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 16th century.
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.
Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour (weather permitting) in St. Anthony before traveling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park for a two-night stay.
Enjoy touring Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a Scenic Boat Tour.
Have your camera at the ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close. Later, travel through Central Newfoundland on to Gander where you will spend the night. Before checking into your hotel, visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum which hosts a variety of artifacts and displays chronicling Gander's role in the development of transatlantic aviation.
A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twilingate where you will visit Long Point Lighthouse and the Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre.
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 the charming Trinity. Stroll the lanes and explore the many historic buildings preserved from the 18th century.
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.
This morning, visit Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip. Enjoy a boat tour (weather permitting) 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, the Cape Spear National Historic Site. The afternoon is yours to explore St. John's at your leisure.
Depart St. John's for your flight home. Check-out from the hotel.
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