This tour features the best of “the Far East of the Western World”. Travel from the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland to the most easterly point in North America. Learn of ancient peoples – the Maritime Archaic, Basques and Vikings.as you travel to coastal fishing communities to meet the friend and hospitable people of today. Boat tours provide the opportunity to see whales, thousands of seabirds, and, depending on the time of the year, icebergs!
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2018 Additional Dates: June 9, 16; July 7, 28; August 4, 25; September 15
Flying from Kelowna today, check into your accommodations in Corner Brook where you will spend your first night in Newfoundland & Labrador.
Meet your Tour Director, Driver and other traveling companions this morning at your hotel and travel through Gros Morne National Park – to be enjoyed later on during your tour – to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of ancient cultures. The Port au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundland’s northwest coast and people have lived here for 5,500 years. (B,L,D)
Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. This mystical place takes the essence of Labrador coastal living and transposes it onto a tapestry of rich culture and history. Spend the night in Labrador. (B,D)
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)
Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony before travelling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park for a two-night stay. (B,D)
Discover why Gros Morne National Park is truly one of the highlights of your tour 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 while you hear the history of the small villages nestled on the shores. Also see the Tablelands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today will be an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada. (B,BL,D)
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 two nights. 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)
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 to Clarenville, your home for the next two nights. (B,L D)
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 keeps at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site before continuing on to the charming Trinity. Stroll the lanes and explore the many historic buildings preserved from the 18th century. (B,L,D)
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 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)
This morning, visit Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip, a boat tour 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. (B)
You will board your flight for the return back to Kelowna following a memorable and beautiful journey of Newfoundland & Labrador.
CB = Continental Breakfast, B = Breakfast,
BL = Box Lunch, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
**Airfare Add-on available from Kamloops and Penticton – additional cost may be incurred.
Itinerary and prices are subject to change. Due to fluctuations in the US Currency, prices may be adjusted up to 30 days prior to departure.
Cancellation Policy: $1100 deposit non-refundable | 50% penalty 59 Days to 31 Days Prior | No refund after 30 Days
Medical and Cancellation Insurance is recommended. Quote available upon request.
*Price & Itinerary subject to change without notice.
*Not Included: airline luggage fees, any meals not listed, incidentals, driver and tour director gratuity
June 30, 2018 Guaranteed Departure