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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 year, icebergs! Sample the local food and drink to become an honorary "Newfoundlander"!
- Welcome reception
- Guided tour of Corner Brook
- Gros Morne National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Lobster Cove Lighthouse
- Port au Choix National Historic Site
- Strait of Belle Isle ferry to/from Labrador
- Red Bay National Historic Site
- L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site - UNESCO World Heritage Site
- The Great Viking Feast at Leifsburdir
- Grenfell Historic Properties
- Whale Watching Boat Tour
- Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne
- North Atlantic Aviation Museum
- Long Point Lighthouse & Prime Berth museum
- Terra Nova National Park
- Bonavista & Trinity
- Guided tour of St. John's
- Signal Hill National Historic Site
- Cape Spear National Historic Site
- Sea Bird Watching Boat Tour
- "Screech In" Ceremony
- We are pleased to make any flight or additional accommodation arrangements that you require.
Destinations: Nova Scotia: Halifax, Newfoundland and Labrador: Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador: Port au Choix, Newfoundland and Labrador: L'Anse au Clair, Newfoundland and Labrador: St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador: Cow Head, Newfoundland and Labrador: Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador: Twillingate, Newfoundland: Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador: St. John's
Day 1: Friday: Arrive Halifax
Arrive in Halifax and check in at your accommodations for the night. Your lovely hotel is ideally located in the downtown core. This evening meet your fellow travelers and Tour Director at a welcome reception. Depending on your time of arrival, you may wish to book a Gray Line Tour of Halifax, Peggy's Cove or Lunenburg.
Ask us about starting your tour in Newfoundland.
Day 2: Saturday: Halifax - Port-aux-Basques
Travel via Truro and Antigonish to cross over the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island. At North Sydney, board a Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing crossing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland. (CB, D)
Note: The Marine Atlantic Ferry schedule changes yearly. As such, an overnight crossing including cabin accommodation may be necessary.
Day 3: Sunday: Port-aux-Basques - Port au Choix
Drive through the Codroy Valley and on to Corner Brook, the largest city on the west coast, for a brief tour. Your journey continues through Gros Morne National Park – to be enjoyed later on during your tour – to the fishing community of Port au Choix. While there, visit Port au Choix National Historic Site, before checking in to your accommodations for the night. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Monday: 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 where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. Spend the night in Labrador. (B, D)
Day 5: Tuesday: 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. (B, D)
Day 6: Wednesday: St. Anthony - Cow Head
Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting)* before traveling to Cow Head for a two-night stay. (B, D)
*June and early July are the best time to see Titanic-size icebergs!
Day 7: Thursday: Gros Morne local touring
Discover why Gros Morne National Park is truly one of the highlights of your tour. Visit the Broom Point Fishing Exhibit and Lobster Cove Lighthouse. Enjoy a scenic boat tour (weather permitting) as you learn the geology of the Tablelands, see the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord, and hear the history of the small villages nestled on the shores. It is an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery is unequaled in eastern Canada. (B, Box L, D)
Day 8: Friday: Cow Head - Gander
Have your camera at the ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close. Later travel through central Newfoundland and on to Gander where you spend two nights. (B, D)
Day 9: Saturday: Twillingate touring
A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twillingate. At the tip of the island, visit Long Point Lighthouse and the local co-op. Return to Gander to visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum before returning to your hotel. (B, L)
Day 10: Sunday: Gander - Clarenville
Head out on the Trans-Canada Highway to visit Terra Nova National Park, the most easterly of Canada's beautiful national parks. Keep your camera close at hand for wildlife along the way. Learn about the hard life of light keepers at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site. This afternoon stroll through the lanes of the charming town of Trinity and see several historic buildings including a typical 20th century rural merchant's house and a counting house. Arrival at your Clarenville hotel for the night. (B, L, D)
Day 11: Monday: Clarenville - St. John's
In Brigus, visit Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site and learn about the adventures of world famous explorer Captain Bob Bartlett. Continue to Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip ...a boat tour to the Witless Bay Bird Sanctuary (weather permitting). Later visit the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site. Arrive in the capital city of St. John's for a two-night stay. (B, D)
Day 12: Tuesday: St. John's Touring
This morning, enjoy an intriguing tour of this old seaport - St. John’s. See 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 National Historic Site. The remainder of the day is free to explore on your own. (B)
Day 13: Wednesday: Depart St. John's
Depart St. John’s for your flight home. Atlantic Tours' arrangements end on check-out from the hotel.
|Guaranteed Departure Dates||Single||Double||Triple||Quad|
2013: May 31; June 14, 28; July 12, 26; August 9, 23; September 6
|$3906.00 CAD + tax||$3101.00 CAD + tax||$2864.00 CAD + tax||$2736.00 CAD + tax|
Note: Prices shown are per person and based on occupancy category
- Rates are subject to 13.1% HST; tax rebates are available to non-residents of Canada.
- Tours of June 14 & July 26 bilingual German/English departures.
Friday: 1 Night
Cambridge Suites Hotel
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Saturday: 1 Night
Marine Atlantic Ferry
Sunday: 1 Night
Sea Echo Motel
Port au Choix, Newfoundland
Monday: 1 Night
Northern Light Inn
L'Anse au Clair, Labrador
Tuesday: 1 Night
The Haven Inn
St. Anthony, Newfoundland
Wednesday & Thursday: 2 Nights
Shallow Bay Motel
Cow Head, Newfoundland
Friday & Saturday: 2 Nights
Sunday: 1 Night
St. Jude Hotel
Monday & Tuesday: 2 Nights
Delta St. John's Hotel & Conference Centre
St. John's, Newfoundland
Please contact us for information on pre/post tour accommodation in either downtown Halifax or St. John's.
A non-refundable $200 deposit per person is payable upon booking with the remaining balance due 45 days prior to departure.
In the event of cancellation, the following penalties will apply:
- Between 45 and 31 days prior to departure: 50% of the total tour price will be retained.
- Between 30 days to day of departure and after departure: 100% of the total tour price will be retained.
Cancellation Insurance is available and strongly recommended.
If unforeseen circumstances beyond our control necessitate changes, we reserve the right to vary itineraries/accommodations and substitute the best alternative available.
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