SMALL GROUP TOUR - Newfoundland & Labrador June 22-July 05, 2023

    Experience Newfoundland & Labrador including 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites!


    June 22-July 5, 2023

    14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

    This comprehensive 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 through national parks – including Gros Morne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Learn of ancient peoples – the Maritime Archaic, Vikings, and Basques – as you travel to coastal fishing communities to meet the friendly 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!  



    This small group tour is for a Maximum of 28 travelers.  Space is limited and booking early will be required!  Other tour dates available. 

    Included Highlights

    • Port au Choix National Historic Site
    • Strait of Belle Isle ferry to & from Labrador
    • Red Bay – UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • L’Anse aux Meadows – UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Whale Watching Boat Tour
    • Gros Morne National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Choice of Bonne Bay or Western Brook Pond Boat tour
    • North Atlantic Aviation Museum
    • Twillingate
    • 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)

    June 23, 2022 – DAY 1 – Arrive Halifax

    Arrive Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and join your included group transfer to the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban Centre on the Atlantic Ocean.  Check into your accommodations for a two-night stay. 

    June 24, 2022 – DAY 2 – Halifax

    The day is yours to explore Halifax at your leisure before meeting your Tour Director and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet.
    (Continental Breakfast)

    June 25, 2022 – DAY 3 – 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.
    (Continental Breakfast, Dinner)

    June 26, 2022 – DAY 4 – 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.
    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    June 27, 2022 – DAY 5 – 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. 
    (Breakfast, Dinner)

    June 28, 2022 – DAY 6 – 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 before continuing on to your St. Anthony accommodations for the night.
    (Breakfast, Dinner)

    June 29, 2022 – DAY 7 – 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.
    (Breakfast, Dinner)

    June 30, 2022 – DAY 8 – Gros Morne 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)

    July 1, 2022 – DAY 9 – Cow Head to Gander

    Happy Canada Day! 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. 

    July 2, 2022 – DAY 10 – 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)

    July 3, 2022– DAY 11 – 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)

    July 4, 2022 – DAY 12 – 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.
    (Breakfast, Dinner)

    July 5, 2022 – DAY 13 – 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.

    July 6, 2022 – DAY 14 – Depart St. John’s

    Arrangements end after your included group transfer to YSJ (St. John’s International Airport) where you will bid farewell to your Atlantic Canada