Newfoundland Explorer Tour – 8 Nights

Highlights

Come to the place where the New World begins. You will eat food you’ve never heard of before, sing a ballad or two and experience the unique history, environment, culture and life-style of the friendly and warmhearted people who love to live here. Some of the very best Newfoundland has to offer is featured in this comprehensive vacation: picturesque out-ports, national parks, dramatic mountain-to-fjord scenery, and trips off-the-beaten-path.

12 Guaranteed Departures in 2022: June 7, 14*, 28; July 5, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23*; September 6, 13

*2 Bilingual English/French tour departures are noted

*Begins in Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador on Tuesdays

Included

8 Nights accommodation
15 Meals
All transportation as stated
All sightseeing as stated
Experience guide
Baggage handling (1 suitcase per person)

Not Included

Alcoholic beverages
Gratuities
Meals other than those listed above
Optional sightseeing
Items of a personal nature
Provincial Sales Tax (15%)

Tuesday – DAY 1 – Arrive Corner Brook*
Check into your accommodations in Corner Brook where you will spend your first night in Newfoundland & Labrador.

Option: If you are arriving late, you may wish to overnight in Deer Lake instead of Corner Brook and this may be requested on booking for no additional charge subject to availability.

Wednesday – DAY 2 – Corner Brook to Cow Head
Join an included transfer from Corner Brook to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park where you will meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and other traveling companions late this afternoon. En route, visit one of the top attractions in Newfoundland, the Newfoundland Insectarium featuring a butterfly house featuring up to 1,000 live tropical butterflies.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Thursday – DAY 3 – 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)

Option: Passengers may request on booking to take a scenic boat tour on Western Brook Pond and visit the Broom Point Fishing Premises in lieu of the scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay and visit to the Tablelands.  While some may consider the boat tour on Western Brook Pond to be a superior outing, please note that there is a 45-minute walk (3 km/2 miles) from the parking lot to the dock and a 45-minute walk back.  This option must be requested on booking.

Friday – DAY 4 – Cow Head to Gander
Have your camera at the 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 bout the hospitality and generosity of the local residents during the aftermath of the September 11th 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 development of transatlantic aviation.
(Breakfast)

Saturday – DAY 5 – 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)

Sunday – DAY 6 – 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)

Monday – DAY 7 – 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)

Tuesday – DAY 8 – 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.
(Breakfast)

Wednesday – DAY 9 – Depart St. John’s
Arrangements end upon check-out from your hotel.

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