DAY 1: THURSDAY, JUNE 20 – NB & NS TO FERRY (NORTH SYDNEY NS)
DAY 2: FRIDAY, JUNE 21 – PORT-AUX-BASQUES NL TO COW HEAD NL
Breakfast on Ferry (on your own)
7:15am – Disembark Ferry (or when announcement is made)
Welcome aboard! Today we begin our eleven (11) 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.
This morning after breakfast, we will start our journey to Cow Head and visit the Discovery Centre in Gros Morne National Park. Then we will visit Lobster Cove Lighthouse.
We will stop for lunch along the way. Later in the afternoon, we will check into our hotel for the night. This evening for dinner, we will enjoy a great meal at a wonderful local restaurant.
At the hotel, there is also an outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, exercise room and beautiful sunsets. Just at the end of town, there is a beautiful white sandy beach that has been recognized as 1 of the Top 10 beaches in Canada.
DAY 3: SATURDAY, JUNE 22 – COW HEAD TO ST. ANTHONY
After breakfast, we will head up the coast to the Northern Peninsula and drive thru Gros Morne National Park with valleys, spectacular fjords, mountains and stunning scenery en-route to our destination, St. Anthony.
After lunch, we will head to the most Northern tip of Newfoundland to visit the Statue of Leif Erickson who landed there over 1000 years ago and thus the Viking Settlement was born. We will step back in time as we venture out to L’Anse aux Meadows, home of the Viking People and the remains of the Norse buildings.
Later this afternoon, we will visit Fox Point (Fishing Point) Lighthouse & Gift Shop
where you will have great opportunities for taking beautiful scenic pictures!
Tonight for dinner, we will enjoy a great meal at a wonderful local restaurant where we will also have an “Old-Fashioned Newfoundland Kitchen Party” with dancing and of course you will all become “Honorary Newfoundlanders” and be Screeched-In!
DAY 4: SUNDAY, JUNE 23 – ST. ANTHONY TO GANDER
Today after breakfast we head back down the beautiful scenic coast retracing our footsteps and keeping our eyes open for moose. We will be driving in Gros Morne National Park which is also a World Heritage Site, as well as enjoy lunch in Shallow Bay. After lunch, we will go visit the Arches Provincial Park. We will then continue and overnight in Gander for two (2) nights, crossroads of the world and inspiration for the Tony award winning Broadway play, Come From Away.
DAY 5: MONDAY, JUNE 24 – (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 6: TUESDAY, JUNE 25 – (GANDER TO CLARENVILLE) BONAVISTA & TRINITY
Today after breakfast, we head out to the historical town of Bonavista. We will visit “The Matthew Legacy”. Ryan Premises National Historic Site commemorates the rich history of the Newfoundland cod fishery and tells the story of the Ryan family who pioneered generations of business success in the fishery.
The site includes a traditional suite of buildings (5) associated with a fish merchant: a house, store, salt storage, and various outbuildings. The site includes exhibits telling the 500-year-old story of the Atlantic cod fishery, a gift shop, theatre space, a furniture exhibit, and the Bonavista Museum, which has an extensive collection of genealogical records of local families. Passengers can visit all of the buildings.
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 7: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 – CLARENVILLE TO ST. JOHN’S
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 two (2) 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! We will offer drop off and pick up to the mall and other area in St. John’s if requested.
DAY 8: THURSDAY, JUNE 27 – 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! We will offer drop off and pick up to the mall and other area in St. John’s if requested.
DAY 9: FRIDAY, JUNE 28 – 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 10: SATURDAY, JUNE 29 - 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 11: SUNDAY, JUNE 30 – 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
*** SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***
|CITY / TOWN
||LOCATION / ADDRESS
||Aulac Big Stop - 170 Aulac Rd.
||Four Points Sheraton – 40 Lady Ada Blvd.
||Irving Big Stop Restaurant - 2870 NB-1 - Rothesay
||Blue Canoe (former Irving Big Stop) - 415 Nevers Rd.
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*Includes transportation, hotels, highlights, tax & fees
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Full payment due 60 days before departure
Deposit or full payment is non-refundable.
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* The itinerary and the hotel are subject to change.
*Events/activities time is subject to change. We will try our best to keep everything on schedule.
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