Newfoundland & Labrador Circle

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 such as the Maritime Archaic, Basques and Vikings. Boat tours provide the opportunity to see whales, thousands of seabirds, and, depending on the time of the year, icebergs!

Guaranteed Departure! Subject to availability. Book soon to secure your seat.

July 6, 2018 - Kelowna, BC to Halifax, NS

Flying from Kelowna to Halifax today, check into your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre.  Meet your tour director and fellow traveler this evening at a Meet and Greet.

July 7, 2018 - Halifax to Port aux Basques, NL

Travel via Truro and Antigonish to cross over the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island. At North Sydney, board the Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight* crossing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland. (CB, D)

 

*The Marine Atlantic ferry schedule changes from year to year.  As such, a day crossing may be necessary and in that case you would overnight in Port aux Basques.

July 8, 2018 - Port aux Basques to Port au Choix

Drive through the Codroy Valley and 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)

July 9, 2018 - Port au Choix to 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, 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)

July 10, 2018 - L’Anse au Clair to 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)

July 11, 2018 - St. Anthony to Cow Head

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)

July 12, 2018 - Gros Morne Touring

Discover why Gros Morne National Park is truly one of the highlights of your tour with a scenic boat tour; 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)

July 13, 2018 - Cow Head to Gander

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)

July 14, 2018 - 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 to Clarenville, your home for the next two nights. (B,L D)

July 15, 2018 - Bonavista and 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 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)

July 16, 2018 - Clarenville to St. John’s

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)

July 17, 2018 - Local Touring

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)

July 18, 2018 - Depart St. John’s

You will board your flight for the return back to Kelowna following a memorable and beautiful journey of Newfoundland & Labrador.

 

Meal Legend:
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.

View full itinerary >>

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

Tour Departure Date

July 6, 2018 Guaranteed Departure

Tour Length

13 Days

Tour Fares From
Double
Triple
Single
$ 4899
$
$ 6099
Plus 5% GST
$1100 per person deposit due upon booking. Final payment due 60 days prior to departure.
Tour Inclusions
  • Roundtrip airfare from Kelowna including hotel transfers in Halifax
  • Meet & Greet
  • 12 nights’ accommodation
  • 24 meals
  • Port au Choix
  • Strait of Belle Isle Ferry to/from Labrador
  • Red Bay National Historic Site – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • L’Anse aux Meadows – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour
  • Gros Morne National Park
  • Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne
  • Twillingate
  • Long Point Lighthouse
  • Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre
  • Terra Nova National Park
  • Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site
  • Trinity
  • Guided tour of St. John’s
  • Cape Spear National Historic Site
  • Boat Tour on Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (Puffins)
  • All ferry fares
  • Luggage handling