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Newfoundland & Labrador's Viking Trail  |  Various Dates  |  8 Days & 7 Nights

Thousands of years of history come alive as you ferry across the Cabot Strait to explore the West Coast of Newfoundland & Labrador. Learn about ancient peoples-the Maritime Archaic and Dorset Indians at Port au Choix, the Vikings in L'Anse aux Meadows, and the Basque Whalers in Red Bay - as you meet the hospitable and friendly people of today. See the beauty of Gros Morne National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and coastal fishing communities. Take a boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting) where you may see whales and, depending on the time of year, icebergs!

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
L’Anse 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) 

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.

Option: You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax to your vacation package.  Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotia’s capital city has much to offer. Also ask us about starting the tour in Newfoundland. 

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Halifax, Nova Scotia

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)

*The Marine Atlantic ferry schedule changes from year to year.  As such, a day crossing may be necessary and in that case you would overnight in Port aux Basques.

Marine Atlantic Ferry

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 Newfoundland’s 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 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. (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 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. (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 Deer Lake, NL
Have your camera at the ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close. Continue to Deer Lake to catch your flight. Atlantic Tours arrangements end on arrival at the Deer Lake Airport. (B)

Please note:  Our tour arrives back in Deer Lake at approximately 12:30 pm and you should not book your flight out of Deer Lake any earlier than 1:30 PM.

Rates

Per person rates in Canadian funds:

2018 Rates

DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD SINGLE
$2283 $2124 $2043 $2788

 Rates are subject to 15% HST.

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