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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!
- 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
- Grenfell Historic Properties
- Whale Watching Boat Tour
- "Screech In" Ceremony
- Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne
- We are pleased to make any flight or additional accommodation arrangements that you require.
- This tour is a portion of our 13 Day Circle Newfoundland and Labrador tour.
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
Day 1: Friday: Arrive Halifax
Arrive in Halifax and check in at 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 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, 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 - Deer Lake
Have your camera at the ready as you catch your final glimpse of Gros Morne National Park. Continue to Deer Lake to catch your flight. Atlantic Tours arrangements end on arrival at the Deer Lake Airport. (B)
Ask us about booking your air transportation home.
|Guaranteed Departure Dates||Single||Double||Triple||Quad|
2013: May 31; June 14, 28; July 12, 26; August 9, 23; September 6
|$2370.00 CAD + tax||$1921.00 CAD + tax||$1786.00 CAD + tax||$1715.00 CAD + tax|
Note: Prices shown are per person and based on occupancy category
- Tours of June 14 & July 26 are bilingual German/English departures.
- Rates are subject to 13.2% HST; tax rebates are available to non-residents of Canada.
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
Please contact us for information on pre/post tour accommodation in either downtown Halifax or Corner Brook.
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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