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Circle Newfoundland & Labrador  |  Various Dates  |  13 Days & 12 Nights

Discover a land filled with Viking history. Explore a land rich with culture. Travel to a land overflowing with natural beauty. From west to east, Newfoundland & Labrador will undoubtedly leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

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"!

Dates

2018: June 8, 15*, 29; July 6, 20, 27; August 3, 17, 24, 31*; September 14

*Bilingual English/German departure

Highlights

Meet and Greet Event
Atlantic Canadian Tour Director or Driver Guide
Modern Touring Vehicle
Gros Morne National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Lobster Cove Lighthouse
Strait of Belle Isle ferry to/from Labrador
Red Bay National Historic Site  - UNESCO World Heritage Site
LíAnse aux Meadows National Historic Site - UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Great Viking Feast at Leifsburdir
Grenfell Historic Properties
Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting) 
Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne (weather permitting)
North Atlantic Aviation Museum
Twillingate
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 (weather permitting)
"Screech In" Ceremony

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Halifax, NS
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 our Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet. Depending on your time of arrival, you may wish to book a Gray Linw Tour of Halifax, Peggy's Cove or Lunenburg. 

Option: You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax to your vacation package.  Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotiaís capital city has much to offer. 

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ask us about starting your tour in Newfoundland.

Day 2: Halifax, NS to Port aux Basques, NL
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. (CB, D)

Marine Atlantic Ferry

Note: The Marine Atlantic Ferry schedule changes yearly. As such, an overnight crossing including cabin accommodation may be necessary.

Day 3: Port aux Basques to Port au Choix, NL
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 Newfoundlandís northwest coast and people have lived here for 5,500 years. (B, L, D)

Sea Echo Motel - Port au Choix, Newfoundland

Day 4: Port au Choix to L'anse au Clair, NL
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.  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. (B, D)

Northern Light Inn - L'Anse au Clair, Labrador

Day 5: L'anse au Clair to St. Anthony, NL
Return to Newfoundland and travel to LíAnse 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. (B, D)

The Haven Inn - St. Anthony, Newfoundland

Day 6: St. Anthony to Cow Head, NL
Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour (weather permitting) in St. Anthony before travelling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park for a two-night stay. (B, D)

Shallow Bay Motel - Cow Head, Newfoundland

*June and early July are the best time to see Titanic-size icebergs!

Day 7: Gros Morne Local Touring
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 (weather permitting); 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 earthís mantle is an awe-inspiring sight. Today will be an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Atlantic Canada. (B, BL, D) 

Option: For the select departures listed below, 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.

  • 2018: June 29; July 6, 20, 27; August 3, 17, 24, 31

Shallow Bay Motel - Cow Head, Newfoundland

Day 8: Cow Head to Gander, NL
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 development of transatlantic aviation. (B)

Sinbad's Hotel - Gander, Newfoundland

Day 9: Gander to Clarenville
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.  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.(B, L, D)

St. Jude Hotel - Clarenville, Newfoundland

Day 10: Bonavista & Trinity Touring
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. (B, L, D)

St. Jude Hotel - Clarenville, Newfoundland

Day 11: Clarenville to St. John's, NL
Continue on to the intriguing old seaport of St. Johnís, your home for the next two nights.  North Americaís oldest city and Newfoundlandís 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. (B, D)

Delta St. John's Hotel & Conference Centre - St. John's, Newfoundland

Day 12: St. John's Area Touring
This morning, visit Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip, 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, Cape Spear National Historic Site.  The afternoon is yours to explore St. Johnís at your leisure. (B)

Delta St. John's Hotel & Conference Centre - St. John's, Newfoundland

Day 13: Depart St. John's
Depart St. Johnís for your flight home. Atlantic Tours' arrangements end on check-out from the hotel.

Rates

Per person rates in Canadian funds:

2018 Rates

DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD SINGLE
$3704 $3421 $3278 $4611

Rates are subject to 15% HST.

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