Victoria – Toronto – St. John’s
Depart Victoria for Toronto this morning; transfer to our flight to St. John’s, arriving this evening. Two nights at a centrally-located hotel.
At leisure this morning. After lunch we have a tour of St. John`s, including the historic downtown area, Signal Hill, Cape Spear Lighthouse and the quaint fishing village of Quidi Vidi. This evening we attend a production of Opera on the Avalon. (B)
St. John’s – Clarenville
This morning we depart St. John`s, travelling along the picturesque coastal drive, stopping in Brigus to spend some time in this traditional Newfoundland fishing village. We then continue to Cupids Cove Archaeological Centre, the remnants of the oldest English settlement in Canada, where we’ll have a guided tour of the site and visit the Legacy Centre. Lunch on your own at Cupids Haven Tea Room. We continue to Clarenville, where we spend two nights. (B)
Clarenville – Cape Bonavista – Trinity – Clarenville
This morning we drive to the beautiful town of Trinity for a guided historic walking tour. Afterward, enjoy lunch on your own and visit the lovely Mirabella by Elizabeth Burry Studios. This afternoon we head north to Cape Bonavista, where John Cabot first sighted land, and to visit the lighthouse. This evening we have a group dinner at the Twine Loft restaurant, followed by a production of the Rising Tide Theatre in Trinity. Return to Clarenville. (B/D)
Clarenville – Gander – Rocky Harbour
Leaving Clarenville after breakfast, we drive through Terra Nova National Park on our way to Gander for a self-guided visit to the North Atlantic Aviation Museum. From there we make a lunch stop in Grand Falls-Windsor and then continue on toward Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This evening we are treated to a performance by Anchors Aweigh, a highly-acclaimed band whose members tell stories and sing traditional Newfoundland music. Two nights in Rocky Harbour. (B)
Rocky Harbour – Western Brook Pond – Rocky Harbour
Today we explore the heart of Gros Morne National Park. After a short drive, we begin our tour with an easy 45-minute walk through beautiful surroundings to the shores of Western Brook Pond. Purchase lunch on your own before embarking on a two-hour cruise on the freshwater fjord. (B)
Rocky Harbour – St. Anthony
After breakfast we venture up to the Great Northern Peninsula, with a lunch stop at Anchor Cafe in Port au Choix. While here we’ll have the opportunity to stop by the studio of artist Ben Ploughman. We’ll also stop at Flower’s Cove for a short, easy walk to view the rare gigantic fossil structures, known as thrombolites, only one of two places in the world where you can see these. Two nights in St. Anthony. (B)
St. Anthony – L’Anse aux Meadows – St. Anthony
This morning we visit the Grenfell Interpretation Centre and Grenfell House Museum for self-guided tours. After lunch, we drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site of L’Anse aux Meadows to visit the only Viking archaeological remains in North America. We begin at the Visitor Centre, where we watch a short film, and then have a guided tour of the site. On our way back to St. Anthony we stop for a group dinner. (B/D)
St. Anthony – Rocky Harbour
Today we head back to Rocky Harbour for an overnight stay. Upon arrival, we’ll make our way to the Tablelands, where we visit the Discovery Centre, followed by an easy guided hike and views of some of the oldest rock formations in the world. (B)
Rocky Harbour – Twillingate
We depart Rocky Harbour this morning and head to Twillingate, the centre of Iceberg Alley. Two nights in Twillingate. (B)
This morning we drive a short distance to Boyd`s Cove to visit the Beothuk Interpretation Centre. This afternoon we enjoy a two-hour boat tour (weather permitting) to get close views of icebergs and maybe take the “Screech Challenge”. (B)
Twillingate – St. John’s
We depart for St. John’s today, arriving late this afternoon. Two nights in St. John’s. This evening, you may wish to take a stroll down George Street and pop into a pub for a meal and some wonderful musical entertainment. (B)
Today we drive down the east coast of the Avalon Peninsula and visit the former 17th century settlement of the Colony of Avalon, including a guided tour of the archaeological site and interpretation centre. From here we head back north to Bay Bulls, stopping for lunch on your own at The Irish Loop Coffee House, followed by an afternoon cruise of Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Tonight we have our farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)
St. John’s – Toronto – Victoria
After breakfast, walk to The Rooms Museum for a self-guided visit. The museum houses exhibits on the history, heritage and arts of Newfoundland. Enjoy lunch on your own at the museum`s café, overlooking St. John`s harbour, or at a nearby restaurant. After lunch we transfer to the airport for our return flights to Victoria, via Toronto. Arrive in Victoria late this evening. (B)
Fees and registration
|Tour dates||June 13 – 26, 2019|
|Total tour cost||$7,125.00|
|Early bird cost||$6,925.00|
To ensure a place on this tour, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is required with the registration form by March 2, 2019 (provided space is still available). The balance of payment is due on March 9, 2019.
*Early bird: Pay your deposit by Dec. 14, 2018 and receive a $200 reduction on your balance.
A cancellation fee of $500 per person will apply up to final payment date.
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