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

Ferry across the Cabot Strait and arrive in a land rich with Viking history. From L'Anse aux Meadows to Port aux Choix, learn about Newfoundland & Labrador's earlier settlers, followed with a stop in Gros Morne National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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

2015: May 29*; June 12, 26; July 10, 24*; August 7, 21; September 4

*Bilingual English/German Departure

Highlights

Welcome reception
Atlantic Canadian Tour Director or Driver Guide
Modern Touring Vehicle
Guided tour of Corner Brook
Gros Morne National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Lobster Cove Lighthouse
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

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Halifax, NS
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.

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

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 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. (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 where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. 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. (B, D)

The Haven Inn - St. Anthony, Newfoundland

Day 6: St. Anthony to Cow Head, NL
Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting)* before traveling to Cow Head 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 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)

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)

Rates

Per person rates in Canadian funds:

2015 Rates

SINGLE DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD
$2528 $2069 $1931 $1856

Rates are subject to 13.2% HST; 4.4% for non-residents of Canada.

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