Newfoundland Explorer from Corner Brook
Newfoundland Explorer from Corner Brook (9 days)
Come to the place where the New World begins. You will eat food you’ve never heard of before, sing a ballad or two and experience the unique history, environment, culture, and lifestyle of the friendly and warmhearted people who love to live here. Some of the very best Newfoundland has to offer is featured in this comprehensive vacation: picturesque out ports, national parks, dramatic mountain-to-fjord scenery, and trips off-the-beaten-path.
8 Nights accommodation including 3 two-night stays
Meet and Greet Event
Atlantic Canadian Tour Director or Driver Guide
Gros Morne National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Western Brook Pond or Bonne Bay Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne (weather permitting)
North Atlantic Aviation Museum
Bonavista & Trinity
Guided Tour of St. John's
Sea Bird Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting)
"Screech In" Ceremony
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.
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. (Breakfast, Dinner)
*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; 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. (Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner)
Option: 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 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.
Day 4: Cow Head to Gander, NL
Have your camera ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close. Travel through Central Newfoundland on to Gander, famous as the basis of the hit Broadway Musical, Come From Away; learn about the hospitality and generosity of the local residents during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks when 38 airplanes unexpectedly landed there. Also visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum which hosts a variety of artifacts and displays chronicling Gander's role in the development of transatlantic aviation. (Breakfast)
Day 5: Gander to Clarenville
A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twillingate 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7: Clarenville to St. John's, NL
Continue on to the intriguing old seaport of St. John's, your home for the next two nights. North America's oldest city and Newfoundland's capital boasts 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)
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. John's at your leisure. (Breakfast)
Day 9: Depart St. John's
Depart St. John's for your flight home. Atlantic Tours' arrangements end on check-out from the hotel.
|Day 1*||Glynmill Inn||Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador|
|Day 2 & 3||Shallow Bay Motel & Cottages||Cow Head, Newfoundland & Labrador|
|Day 4||Sinbad's Hotel & Suites||Gander, Newfoundland & Labrador|
|Day 5 & 6||Quality Hotel Clarenville||Clarenville, Newfoundland & Labrador|
|Day 7 & 8**||Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John's||St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador|
|* August 24, 2021 departure may stay at Greenwood Inn & Suites|
|** July 6, 2021 departure may stay at Courtyard by Marriott St. John's|
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Per person Rates in Canadian funds. Rates are subject to 15% HST
Newfoundland Explorer from Corner Brook
Tour was extremely well organized and the best tour guide ever! G. Fowler
Everything fantastic! Thank you for a well-planned trip. D. May
Every day was excellent! My first bus tour and I was very impressed with everything. L. Unrah
Every day was marvelous with awe-inspiring scenery and sites. Learned a lot about Newfoundland. W. Imrie
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PRE OR POST TOUR HOTELS
Holiday Inn Express Deer Lake
Glynmill Inn - Corner Brook
Delta St. John’s
Star Taxi - Deer Lake to Corner Brook
Bugden’s Taxi - St. John's
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