viking-selfdrive

Newfoundland & Labrador's Viking Trail Self Drive |  Various Dates  |  7 Days & 6 Nights

Thousands of years of history come alive as you 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: Tour can start on any date (June - early September), subject to hotel availability

Highlights

Gros Morne National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site
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
Grenfell Historic Properties
Whale Watching Boat Tour
Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Newfoundland
Upon arrival at the Deer Lake Airport, make your way to your hotel in Corner Brook where you'll spend the first night of your tour.

Day 2: Corner Brook to Port au Choix, NL
Today you will travel to the fishing community of Port au Choix. Visit the Port au Choix National Historic Site. Check into your accommodations for the night. (B)

Day 3: 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 (now a UNESCO World Heritage Site) where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. Spend the night in Labrador. (B)

Day 4: 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)

Day 5: 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)

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

Day 6: Gros Morne Local Touring
Discover why Gros Morne National Park is truly one of the highlights of your tour. 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)

Day 7: 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 that based on driving time/distance, we recommend booking your flight for 1:30PM or later.

Rates

Per person rates in Canadian funds:

 2018 Rates

TWIN TRIPLE QUAD SINGLE
$919 $758 $675 $1345

 Rates are subject to 15% HST

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