14 days, July 11 - 24, 2018
Arranged and guided by McCarthy’s Party
Escorted by Doug Jackson
A thorough look at one of the world’s special places, where the combination of outdoor adventure, history, culture, and especially the people creates a memorable experience for every visitor. We begin in Corner Brook on the island’s west coast, travel the Northern Peninsula to the Viking site at L’Anse aux Meadows, visit St Anthony’s Grenfell Centre, cross the Strait of Belle Isle to the Labrador coast to visit historic Red Bay, and take a boat tour on Bonne Bay in Gros Morne Park. Continuing across the province we visit King's Point, Lewisporte, Gander, Twillingate, Clarenville, Trinity, Bonavista, the Witless Bay Nature Preserve, Cape Spear, and St John’s Signal Hill. We enjoy 2-night stays in Corner Brook, St Anthony, Cow Head, and Clarenville, and a three-night stay in the province’s capital city of St John’s!
Day 1, Wednesday July 11 (home to Corner Brook)
Following our at-home-pickup-service, we transfer to the Vancouver Airport and board our WestJet flight via Toronto to Deer Lake, Newfoundland. Arriving in Deer Lake, we transfer by motorcoach to nearby Corner Brook on the island’s west coast. Our home for two nights is the charming Glynmill Inn, ideally located in downtown Corner Brook, on landscaped grounds with mature trees and flower gardens.
Day 2, Thursday July 12 (Corner Brook, local touring)
During our visit we’ll be accompanied by a genuine Newfoundlander, who guides us across the province with informative and entertaining stories of history and current affairs. This morning, after a leisurely breakfast we enjoy an introductory tour of Corner Brook - Newfoundland’s second largest city. The rest of the afternoon and evening are at leisure. Meals BD
Day 3, Friday July 13 (Corner Brook to St Anthony)
Departing Corner Brook this morning, we leave the Trans Canada Highway at Deer Lake, and follow the Northern Peninsula’s Viking Trail through Gros Morne National Park, and along some of the most spectacular coastline in North America. We visit the Port au Choix National Historic Site, which interprets the history and lifestyle of the Maritime Archaic people who lived here over 3000 years ago. Continuing our scenic coastal drive, we reach St Anthony where we check-in for two nights at Hotel North. Meals BLD
Day 4, Saturday July 14 (St Anthony, visit L’Anse aux Meadows)
Today begins with a visit to the home of the famous medical missionary, Sir Wilfred Grenfell, founder of the Grenfell Mission. Continuing to the peninsula’s northern tip we visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at L’Anse aux Meadows, home of Lief the Lucky and the Viking people who settled this area as early as the year 1000 AD. We return to St Anthony for overnight. Meals BL
Day 5, Sunday July 15 (St Anthony-Red Bay-L’Anse au Clair)
This morning, retracing our steps southward to St Barbe, we cross the Strait of Belle Isle by ferry to the shores of Labrador. Travelling the Labrador coast northeast to the Red Bay National Historic Site, we learn the history and hardships of the Basques who founded this 16th century whaling port. We visit the province’s tallest lighthouse at L’Anse Amour and overnight in L’Anse au Clair at the Northern Light Inn. Meals BD
Day 6, Monday July 16 (L’Anse au Clair to Cow Head)
This morning we return by ferry to the island of Newfoundland and travel southwest along the rugged coastline stopping to view The Arches, a natural rock archway carved by tidal action. Continuing southwest we re-enter Gros Morne National Park, and arrive in the small fishing village of Cow Head, overlooking the Gulf of St Lawrence. We check in for two nights at Cow Head’s Shallow Bay Motel. This evening we enjoy a traditional Newfoundland dinner. Meals BD
Day 7, Tuesday July 17 (Cow Head, visit Gros Morne)
This morning, weather permitting, we take a boat tour across beautiful Bonne Bay to Woody Point to visit the Gros Morne National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site to visit the Discovery Centre and view the Tableland Mountains. It is this area that earned the park its UNESCO status and its nickname the Galapagos of Plate Tectonics. We return to Cow Head for overnight. This evening is at leisure. Meals BL
Day 8, Wednesday July 18 (Cow Head-King's Point-Lewisporte-Gander)
This morning we leave the Viking Trail and follow the Trans Canada Highway eastward, officially leaving North America and crossing onto a new geological frontier, as we enter King's Point and the beginning of Newfoundland's Oceanic/European plate. A beautiful harbour provides the perfect backdrop for our lunch, whale interpretation, and pottery exhibits. This afternoon we visit the pretty community of Lewisporte, the Gateway to the North, to share stories of the 911 tragedy with those who welcomed the world into their homes. Continuing to Gander we check in for one night at Sinbad’s Hotel. Meals BL
Day 9, Thursday July 19 (Gander-Twillingate-Clarenville)
This morning we travel the Road to the Isles to the picturesque fishing village of Twilligate. Our visit includes the Twillingate Museum, and the Long Point Lighthouse, which stands guard over the North Atlantic’s Iceberg Alley. This afternoon we stop at Gander International Airport, which played an important role in pioneering trans Atlantic flights. Continuing from Gander we travel through Terra Nova National Park to Clarenville for a two-night stop at the St Jude Hotel. Meals BLD
Day 10, Friday July 20 (Clarenville, visit Trinity & Bonavista)
Today we travel the Bonavista Peninsula to beautiful Trinity, a coastal gem, one of North America’s oldest communities, for a morning stroll among some of the fifty historic buildings. Continuing to Bonavista where John Cabot landed in 1497 and discovered New-Founde-Land, we pause for lunch and a visit to the Ryan Premises which presents the five century history of the cod fishery. We return to Clarenville for overnight. Meals BL
Day 11, Saturday July 21 (Clarenville-Bay Bulls-St John’s)
Departing Clarenville this morning, we cross the Avalon Peninsula to the town of Bay Bulls where we board our boat cruise to view thousands of Atlantic Puffins, Murres, and other sea life (hopefully Humpback, Minke, or Fin whales) in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Following lunch in Bay Bulls, we visit Cape Spear National Historic Park – the most easterly point of land in North America. We continue to St John’s, the capital, principal port, and main commercial centre of Newfoundland & Labrador. We check in for three nights, in historic downtown St John’s, at the elegant Delta St John's Hotel. Tonight’s dinner is on George Street, a street of pubs and bars, where we enjoy some local pub fare along with Newfoundland music and entertainment! Meals BLD
Day 12, Sunday July 22 (St John’s, local touring)
Today we tour historic St John’s, the oldest city in North America. Our tour highlights include visits to the Cabot Tower, to Signal Hill – with its view of the famous narrows at the harbour entrance, and to The Rooms – the provincial art gallery, museum and archives. We also stop for wine and chocolate tasting at Newman’s Wine Vault – where port wine has been aged and exported since the 17th century. We return to our hotel for an evening at leisure. Meals BL
Day 13, Monday July 23 (St John’s, a day at leisure)
A day at leisure to explore St John’s. The shops, attractions, and the bustling waterfront are all within a few steps of our hotel. This evening we complete our tour with a farewell dinner. Meals BD
Day 14, Tuesday July 24 (St John’s to home)
Homeward bound! This morning we transfer to the St John’s Airport for our WestJet flight via Toronto to Vancouver. Transfers included to home from the Vancouver Airport. Meals B
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
Airfare and taxes, Vancouver to Deer Lake
with return from St John’s
Air conditioned motorcoach transportation
Gratuities to drivers and guides
At home pickup and return (lower mainland)
Hotel accommodations, baggage handling
28 Meals (13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners)
All attractions as described in brochure
Tour Price (Canadian Funds)
Each person, 2 sharing room............$6990
By Nov 30
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