Project Description

Overview

Newfoundland & Labrador

     July 3 – 18, 2018

     August 7 –22, 2018

16 Days 

This is Eastern Canada’s greatest destination. Nowhere else in all of our great Nation will you find as much warmth among its people as you will on this tour. Stand on Signal Hill and view one of the greatest city harbors in all of North America. Sail across the strait of Belle-Isle and step back a few hundred years to the era of the great whale hunts. Drive along the South arm of Gros Morne National Park. Visit the North American Viking landing site. Enjoy a traditional screech-in ceremony with the locals. Be prepared to fall under the spell of true Newfoundland hospitality.

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Itinerary Details

Day 1-3 Your first day will take you to your first overnight stop in Grand Falls, New Brunswick.  Your second day of travel will follow the St John River Valley, include a tour of the City of Elms, and then continue on to Moncton for your second overnight. During the evening in Moncton, you will be guests of Maritime Fiddlers Ivan & Vivian Hicks, which includes dinner, and a lively Kitchen Party. A big Nova Scotia welcome awaits on day three, and by lunchtime, you will have crossed the Canso Causeway onto Cape Breton Island, home to The Bara McNeils, the late Rita MacNeil, The Rankins, Natalie MacMaster and many more Celtic music icons.  You will overnight in the harbour city of Sydney.

Day 4 Sydney – Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland.  Your Newfoundland adventure begins this morning boarding the Northumberland Ferry which will cross the Cabot Strait and dock at Channel-Port aux Basques in the late afternoon.

Day 5 Port Aux Basques – Plum Point Your journey takes you further north this morning allowing you the opportunity of travelling through parts of Gros Morne Park where you will visit Birchy Head, Shoal Brook, Trout River and lunch in Woody Point.

Day 6 Plum Point – L`Anse-Au-Clair It is your second ferry ride this morning, crossing the Strait of Belle Isle and Iceberg Alley to the shores of Labrador the other part of Newfoundland. You will visit Red Bay, a small community steeped in the history of the Basque Whaling industry that thrived along the coast over 400 years ago.  Red Bay is the home of the whaling industry museums who connect visitors with the ancient traditions, folklore along with the ancient crafts that continue to exist today. The museum will also reveal the gripping story of the oil-laden San Juan that sank in 33 feet of water in Red Bay. And then there are the tangy baked apples fashioned into a pie, the locals call them “cloud berries” – a lumpy-looking golden fruit that grows in profusion in southern Labrador. Lessons in sea lore, sea-washed scenery, down-home hospitality and good food sum up this day beautifully

Day 7 L`Anse-Au-Clair – Plum Point This morning takes you back across the Strait of Belle Isle to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Viking site at L`Anse-aux-Meadows, site of the first European settlement in North America where you will experience true Viking lifestyle of 1000 years ago.

Day 8 Plum Point – Gander You are backtracking a bit today making your way back down the highway to Deer Lake for your lunch stop. The central part of Newfoundland will be your journey this afternoon making your way to a city that played a tremendous part during the last war.

Day 9 Gander-St. John’s City tour of St John’s today, with a visit to Signal Hill. View “The Narrows” and admire the architecture of old St. John’s along with the Basilica.

Day 10 – This is a free day for you to explore this charming & historic capital city. Visit Quidi Vidi where iceberg beer is made.

Day 11 St. John’s – This morning you will be in the Bay of Bulls to enjoy a boat ride and whale watching tour and lunch.  You will then have an overnight stay in Grander.

Day 12 Grander – Port aux Basques A tour of the Humber Arm this morning will have you visiting such places as Bottle Cove and the Frenchman’s Harbour. The scenery is simply out of this world. This afternoon it’s a short drive to Port aux Basques following the Long Range Mountains.

Day 13 Port Aux Basques-Baddeck N.S. Another ferry ride awaits you this morning to take you back across the Cabot Strait to North Sydney.  Your overnight lodging will be on the shores of beautiful Lake Bras D`Or.

Day 14 Baddeck-Fredericton N.B.  You leave the charming province of Nova Scotia this morning for New Brunswick stopping at Moncton for lunch before heading to Fredericton for your overnight stay.

Day 15 Fredericton, NB – Quebec City QC You will follow the St John River Valley north to the Quebec border stopping in St Jean Port Joli, an area that is rich in wood carvings. You overnight right in the heart of Quebec City, steps away from restaurants and Artisan’s Row.

Day 16 Quebec City – Cornwall Today your Newfoundland journey ends, but bets are on that you will continue to hum those Newfoundland ditty’s and smile broadly when you recall your travels in Newfoundland!

Inclusions and Costs

Inclusions

  • Transportation via Deluxe Motorcoach
  • 15 Nights’ Hotel Accommodation
  • Ferry Crossing North Sydney NS -Port aux Basques NFLD and return
  • Ferry crossing Strait of Belle Isle to Sablon Labrador and return
  • Breakfast daily, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Down Home Kitchen Party
  • Tour of Fredericton, St John’s NFLD
  • Touring in Red Bay Labrador
  • Entrance L`Anse-aux-Meadows, Gros Morne National Park
  • Whale Watching Museum + Whale Watching Cruise & Lunch (Blow me Down National Park)
  • Whaling Museum Labrador
  • Screech In
  • Wood Carvers Museum
  • Luggage Handling
  • Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance*
  • All Taxes and Gratuities on meals included
  • Jolly Tour Director

* Surcharge may apply on upper age banding

   Out of Province Medical Insurance coverage is strongly recommended

Cost Per Person

July & August

  • Double    $ 3,699            (HST Incl. $ 379.64 )
  • Triple      $ 3,369            (HST Incl. $ 337.41 )
  • Quad       $ 3,209            (HST Incl. $ 315.70 )
  • Single      $ 4,779            (HST Incl. $ 522.59 )

 

Deposit $800 pp upon registration