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Newfoundland Explorer |  Various Dates  |  9 Days & 8 Nights

Once called the Edge of the Earth, Newfoundland delivers a unique vacation experience. Get up close with a humpback whale, visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, get a taste of traditional 'screech' and explore a rich culture and history.

Come to the place where the New World begins. You will eat food you've never heard of before, drink the traditional "Screech", sing a ballad or two and experience the unique history, environment, culture and life-style of the friendly and warmhearted people who love to live here. The very best Newfoundland has to offer is featured in this comprehensive vacation: picturesque outports, rich in folklore and history; national historic sites, dramatic mountain-to-fjord scenery; UNESCO World Heritage Sites; trips off-the-beaten-path... 

Dates

2018: June 12, 19*; July 3, 10, 24, 31; August 7, 21, 28; Septemer 4*, 18

*Bilingual English/German Departure

Highlights

Atlantic Canadian Tour Director or Driver Guide
Modern Touring Vehicle
Gros Morne National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Lobster Cove Lighthouse
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
8 nightís accommodation
15 meals

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Corner Brook, NL
Check into your accommodations in Corner Brook where you will spend your first night in Newfoundland & Labrador.   

*If you are arriving late, you may wish to overnight in Deer Lake instead of Corner Brook and this may be requested on booking for no additional charge subject to availability. 

Glynmill Inn - Corner Brook, Newfoundland

Day 2: Corner Brook to Cow Head, NL
Join an included transfer* from Corner Brook to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park where you will meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and other traveling companions late this afternoon. (B, D)

Shallow Bay Motel - Cow Head, Newfoundland

*Please note: this is a transfer day with no sightseeing included.

Day 3: 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 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: July 3, 10, 24, 31; August 7, 21, 28; September 4

Shallow Bay Motel - Cow Head, Newfoundland

Day 4: 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, D)

Sinbad's Hotel - Gander, Newfoundland

Day 5: 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 6: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 7: 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 8: St. John's 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 9: 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
$2394 $2198 $2100 $3006

 Rates are subject to 15% HST.

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