DAY 1: MONDAY, JUNE 17 – NB & NS TO FERRY (NORTH SYDNEY NS)
Welcome aboard! Today we begin our nine (9) days of adventure and excitement as we make our way towards Newfoundland. We will stop for breaks and supper along the way. Tonight, we will arrive at the Ferry Terminal in North Sydney at approximately 9:15pm and then board the ferry when advised. The ferry departure time is scheduled for approx. 11:15pm
. Before boarding the ferry, your Tour Director will advise you of procedures and distribution of cabin keys where you will sleep overnight on the ferry.
DAY 2: TUESDAY, JUNE 18 – PORT-AUX-BASQUES NL TO GANDER NL
Breakfast on Ferry (on your own)
7:15am – Disembark Ferry (or when announcement is made)
This morning after breakfast, we will start our journey to Gander.
Along the way, we will visit the Newfoundland Insectarium
a world-class nature museum just outside Deer Lake. This remarkable venue showcases thousands of live and mounted insects, arachnids, and arthropods from all corners of the globe. From the tiniest critters to the most majestic beetles, this immersive experience promises to leave you in awe of Mother Nature’s incredible diversity. The Newfoundland Insectarium has been captivating visitors since 1998 and has garnered accolades from over 500,000 guests. Its converted barn setting, encompassing 20 acres of natural beauty, is a testament to the wonders that await us within.
After lunch, we will make our way to Gander, where we will check into our hotel for the next two (2) nights. Tonight you can unwind and relax. Don't worry about dinner – there are plenty of food options near the hotel, including a delightful restaurant right on-site!
DAY 3: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 – (GANDER) TWILLINGATE
We will enjoy beautiful scenery with tickles, runs and inlets as we head for Twillingate
, a.k.a. Iceberg Alley, where we will have an adventure with Iceberg Quest Ocean Boat Tours
. We will explore Iceberg Alley with their award-winning boat tour as we set sail from the vibrant outport community of Twillingate. Marvel at 12,000-year-old icebergs (fingers crossed), observe majestic humpback whales (fingers crossed) and watch elegant seabirds frolic along our coastlines. Relax as the friendly crew proudly introduces us to outport Newfoundland’s way of life, charisma and hospitality that attract visitors from around the globe.
The two (2) hour tour is supported by a compelling narrative, highlighting the natural and cultural history of Newfoundland. The vessel offers open decks for unobstructed viewing, heated cabin and washroom facilities. Full bar service and light snacks are available for purchase. Every tour is accompanied by traditional Newfoundland music.
After the boat tour, we will have lunch and wine tasting at a winery (included). There is also a beautiful gift shop here if you wish to purchase some souvenirs.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Long Point Lighthouse Centre
in Twillingate where you will have great opportunities to take scenic pictures. There is also a nice gift shop here.
Then we will then drive a short distance to overnight at our hotel in Gander again. Tonight, you are free to relax at the hotel and have dinner on your own in the hotel restaurant or other restaurants nearby.
DAY 4: THURSDAY, JUNE 20 – (GANDER TO CLARENVILLE) BONAVISTA & TRINITY
Today after breakfast, we head out to the historical town of Bonavista. We will visit “The Matthew Legacy
The Matthew is a replica of a caravel sailed by John Cabot
in 1497 from Bristol
to North America, presumably Newfoundland.
After a voyage which had got no further than Iceland
, Cabot left again with only one vessel, the Matthew, a small ship (50 tons), but fast and able.
We will have lunch at the historic harbor front area and then after lunch we will visit Cape Bonavista Lighthouse
and the Puffin Colony
. Built in 1843, the lighthouse at Cape Bonavista is one of the few in the world where you can still climb up the stone tower and see the same seal oil fueled catoptric light apparatus that was used in the 1800s. Experience a light keeper's day in 1870 - a 24/7 job of polishing glass, filling oil lamps, recording weather patterns and watching the waves from one of the most rugged points in Newfoundland. A great destination to watch for whales, icebergs and puffins in summer.
Then we will head to Trinity to visit the “Old Trinity Historic Site” and this evening, we will have dinner with amazing views here in Trinity!!! After dinner, we will then make our way back to the hotel for the night.
DAY 5: FRIDAY, JUNE 21 – CLARENVILLE TO ST. JOHN’S (3 NIGHTS)
This morning after breakfast, we will have our last amazing boat tour with O’Brien’s Whale & Puffins
award winning tour. Hopefully we will see whales (no guarantee) and puffins. There is a gift shop with snacks on the boat. (added cost)
After lunch at a local restaurant, we will head to we make our way to St. John's, the province's capital city where we will make our home for the next three (3) nights where you can relax a bit and then go out for dinner (on your own)
in beautiful Downtown St. John’s. There are plenty of restaurants in the area to explore! The remainder of the evening is yours to explore one of the oldest cities in Canada. Enjoy your time here!
DAY 6: SATURDAY, JUNE 22 – ST. JOHN’S
This morning after breakfast, we will welcome aboard a local Step-On-Guide who will explore this great City of St. John’s with us visiting Signal Hill
, Cabot Tower, Quidi Vidi Fishing Village, Government House, Roman Catholic Basilica and many other historic sites throughout the city. After lunch, we will head for Cape Spear National Park
, the most easterly point of land in North America. Cape Spear offers spectacular coastal scenery as well as WW 2-gun emplacements and the oldest lighthouse in Newfoundland. We will then take a drive to the quaint fishing village of Petty Harbour
This evening is yours to explore one of the oldest cities in Canada. Enjoy your time here!
DAY 7: SUNDAY, JUNE 23 – ST JOHN’S
This morning, after a nice hotel breakfast, we will have an amazing day tour! We will visit The Irish Loop
and then have a nice lunch along the way! After lunch, we will visit Cape St Mary’s Ecological Reserve
. This is the breathtaking seabird Capital of North America!
This evening, we will have our “Farewell Dinner”
at the hotel and talk about our amazing trip to Newfoundland with your new friends you made on the tour. After dinner, you are free to explore your last evening downtown in St. John’s on your own!
DAY 8: MONDAY, JUNE 24 - ST. JOHN’S TO ARGENTIA AND FERRY
After a delicious breakfast, we begin to make our way to Argentia where we will take an overnight ferry ride to North Sydney, Nova Scotia. But first, we will visit the Johnson Geo Centre
and then we will have lunch before heading to the ferry terminal in Argentia. Our ferry departs at 5:00pm
and is scheduled to arrive in North Sydney at 9:00am
tomorrow. We will have cabin accommodations on the ferry. Before boarding the ferry, your Tour Director will advise you of procedures and distribution of cabin keys where you will sleep for the night on the ferry. There is a lounge and restaurants on the ferry as well. Enjoy your evening on the ferry!
DAY 9: TUESDAY, JUNE 25 – NORTH SYDNEY TO NS & NB
Breakfast on Ferry (on your own)
9:00am – Disembarkation (or when announcement is made)
This morning, we dock in Sydney NS right after breakfast. We will make our way back to our destinations with breaks along the way. You will make your way home and say goodbye to your new-found friends, Tour Director
You will leave us with unforgettable memories of your Newfoundland Exploration Dream Tour.
We hope to see you again in the near future! J
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