Duration: 12 Days
Mornin’ sunshine! Not only are the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador the first to see the sunrise in North America, they’re also lucky enough to see floating icebergs, spouting whales, and plunging puffins on a regular basis. Pack your shades for the quaint lighthouses, rainbow- coloured houses, and other bright sights this tour of Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer, including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Witness the exceptional beauty and unique geological features of Gros Morne National Park, walk in the footsteps of Vikings at L’Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site Red Bay, and immerse yourself in the life of a 16th-century whaler at the Red Bay Basque Whaling Station. A ferry crossing between Newfoundland and Labrador – plus scenic cruises around Bonne Bay and the Witless Bay Islands – offer additional vantage points of this windswept, wondrous land. Don’t forget to toast the stunning sunset with a local iceberg beer or a shot of Screech.
Please note: Itinerary is based on 2022, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
CORNER BROOK This morning, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome breakfast, followed by an orientation tour. Scenic drive along Humber Arm and the Bay of Islands en route to Frenchman's Cove and Lark Harbour. Scenic drive returning to Corner Brook includes views of Guernsey, Tweed, and the Pearl Islands. Free time this evening. (B)
CORNER BROOK Scenic drive along Deer Lake en route to Gros Morne National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive in the park, known for its exceptional beauty and unique geological features. Visit the Lobster Cove Head lighthouse and Broom Point, highlighting the history of Canada's earliest fishing settlements.
PORT AU CHOIX Visit Port Au Choix National Historic Site to see exhibits focusing on archaeological finds of Maritime Archaic and Dorset peoples who settled here before 2000 BC. (B,L,D)
ST. BARBE Scenic ferry crossing on the Strait of Belle Isle (Iceberg Alley) to Blanc Sablon and drive to Red Bay.
RED BAY Visit Red Bay National Historic Site (a UNSECO World Heritage Site), the first major industrial complex of the New World and home to a 16th- century Basque whaling station. Drive to L'Anse-au-Clair. (B,D)
L'ANSE-AU-CLAIR Drive to Blanc Sablon for scenic ferry back to St. Barbe. Drive to L'Anse aux Meadows.
L'ANSE AUX MEADOWS Tour L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with a Local Guide to see North America's only known Viking settlement.
ST. ANTHONY Free time this evening. (B,L,D)
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in St. Anthony with a walk along Whale Watchers Trail. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
ST. ANTHONY Scenic drive along the Viking Trail en route to the Gros Morne Area includes a photo stop at Arches Provincial Park.
GROS MORNE AREA Scenic cruise on Bonne Bay to learn about the history of the small villages nestled on the shores and spot wildlife including whales and bald eagles. [LF] Seasonal seafood dinner this evening. (B,D)
GANDER Tour the North Atlantic Aviation Museum who played an unexpected role in the days following the 9/11 tragedy. Free time this evening. (B)
GANDER Drive along Road to the Isles en route to Twillingate.
TWILLINGATE Visit the Prime Berth Fishing Museum and see the Long Point Lighthouse.
TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK Visit the park.
CLARENVILLE Free time this evening. (B,D)
TRINITY [LF] Walking tour with a Local Guide followed by a regional lunch at a local restaurant.
CAPE BONAVISTA Visit to Ryan Premises National Historic Site, commemorating the prosperous fishing industry from the early 1500s to present day. Continue to St. John's.
ST. JOHN'S Free time this evening. (B,L)
ST. JOHN'S Scenic drive to Cape Spear National Historic Site. Free time this evening.
CAPE SPEAR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Free time to explore the most easterly point in North America.
WITLESS BAY Narrated island cruise includes whale and seabird watching. (B)
ST. JOHN'S Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to Signal Hill National Historic Site, Cabot Tower, the Old Town, and the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner with a traditional [LF] screech-In ceremony. (B,D)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)