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ID: 1419
Newfoundland & Labrador 12 days from Corner Brook to St. John's
Offered by Company : ID 2957
Country : Canada
Destinations : corner brook (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Duration : 12 day(s)
Minimum Price : $2199 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price : $2500 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Group
Group Size : 30 - 40 People(s)
Season : June to September
Trip Categories : Family Friendly Tour, City Tour
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With cruises, ferry crossings, and visits to several United Nations World Heritage Sites, this breathtaking escorted tour features the best of Newfoundland and Labrador. Begin your tour in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, for a city tour. Then head to Gros Morne National Park, known for its breathtaking beauty and unique geological features. Visit Port-au-Choix National Historic Site and explore the archaeological finds from ancient cultures before boarding a ferry to cross the Strait of Belle Isle, known as Iceberg Alley. Ferry to St. Barbe and tour the L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site, the only known Viking settlement in North America and a United Nations World Heritage Site.
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Day 1 Arrive in Corner Brook

Welcome to Corner Brook! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2 Corner Brook

Enjoy an orientation tour of Corner Brook, followed by a break in Curling to see the Captain James Cook National Historic Site. Travel along Humber Arm to the Bay of Islands with excellent photo opportunities on the way to Frenchman's Cove. Enjoy a stop at Lark Harbour. Savor great views of Guernsey, Tweed, and the Pearl Islands on the return to Corner Brook. (B)

Day 3 Corner Brook-Gros Morne National Park-Plum Point

Skirt the shores of Deer Lake and head north to GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK, a United Nations World Heritage Site known for its exceptional beauty and unique geological features. Depart for Plum Point, visiting a few important sites along the way. At the Lobster Cove Head, visit the LIGHTHOUSE and the fascinating marine displays. Next is BROOM POINT, highlighting the history of Canada's earliest fishing settlements. Lastly, view glacier-carved gorges on the way to PORT-AU-CHOIX NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE. The exhibits focus on archaeological finds of Maritime Archaic and Dorset peoples, who settled here before 2000 BC. (B, D)

Day 4 Plum Point-Red Bay-L'Anse-au-Clair

Board your FERRY to cross the Strait of Belle Isle, known as Iceberg Alley, to Blanc Sablon. Then, to RED BAY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, the first major industrial complex of the New World and home to a 16th-century Basque whaling station. Return to L'Anse-au-Clair. (B, D)

Note: Icebergs are most often seen in June and July.

Day 5 L'Anse-au-Clair-L'Anse aux Meadows-St. Anthony

FERRY back to St. Barbe. Enter L'ANSE AUX MEADOWS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, the only known Viking settlement in North America and a United Nations World Heritage Site. Tour the reconstructed sod huts, learn how the Vikings lived, and see Norse artifacts dating back to 1000 AD. (B, D)

Day 6 St. Anthony-Rocky Harbour

(Sat.) This morning, your visit of St. Anthony includes the internationally renowned GRENFELL MISSION, where Sir Wilfred Grenfell brought modern medicine to remote Labrador communities in the 1890s. Tour his family home and visit the Interpretation Centre. Travel along the Viking Trail with a stop at ARCHES PROVINCIAL PARK to photograph the two large arches carved by the pounding sea. (B,D)

Day 7 Rocky Harbour-Gander

Depart for Grand Falls-Windsor with a stop at the SALMONID INTERPRETATION CENTRE, one of North America's largest Atlantic salmon enhancement projects. This provides a great opportunity to see salmon migrating upstream (through underwater windows). On to Gander, once the international crossroads of the world. (B, D)

Day 8 Gander-Twillingate-Terra Nova National Park-Port Blandford

Along the "Road to the Isles," the local predilection for colorful language comes across with place names such as "Too Good Arm," "Virgin Arm," and "Crow Head." On the way to Twillingate, visit the PRIME BERTH FISHING MUSEUM and the LONG POINT LIGHTHOUSE. With luck, you might spot whales along the coast en route to TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK. (B, D)

Day 9 Port Blandford. Excursion to Cape Bonavista

This morning, travel to historic Trinity, one of the oldest communities in North America, with its scenic harbor. Continue to Cape Bonavista to admire the beautiful cliffs and coastlines. In Bonavista, learn how modern North America began when John Cabot made landfall here in 1497. A visit to RYAN PREMISES NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE commemorates the prosperous fishing industry from the early 1500s to present day. (B,D)

Day 10 Port Blandford-Heart's Content-St. John's

Rejoin the Trans-Canada Highway to the Avalon Peninsula. Drive through Heart's Delight and Heart's Desire to the small town of Heart's Content to visit the HEART'S CONTENT CABLE STATION PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE, where the first transatlantic cable was landed in 1866. Take a short break in Harbour Grace, an old pirate town and where Amelia Earhart took off in 1932 on her solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue around Conception Bay to St. John's, visiting Cape Spear en route, the most easterly point in North America. (B)

Day 11 St. John's. Witless Bay Cruise

Tour the oldest settlement in North America with a Local Guide. Visit SIGNAL HILL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, Cabot Tower, the old town, and the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Then, a short drive south to Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, where whales and puffins abound. After lunch, board your boat for a narrated CRUISE around the three islands. Newfoundland has the largest concentration of spectacular humpback whales in the world and is also known as the "Seabird Capital of North America" with the largest Atlantic Puffin sanctuary in North America. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner including a traditional screech-in ceremony. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your vacation. (B, D)

Day 12 St. John's

The vacation ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)
Departures on or within the seasons shown will determine the price.

Price Includes:

•Corner Brook: Sightseeing tour
•Gros Morne National Park-Plum Point: Visit Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse, Port-au-Choix National Historic Site, and Broom Point
•Strait of Belle Isle: Ferry across Iceberg Alley
•Red Bay: Sightseeing tour
•L'Anse aux Meadows: Visit Viking settlement site
•St. Anthony: Visit Grenfell Mission
•Arches Provincial Park
•Grand Falls-Windsor: Visit Salmonid Interpretation Center
•Twillingate: Visit Prime Berth Fishing Museum, Long Point Lighthouse and Terra Nova National Park
•Cape Bonavista: Visit Bonavista, Ryan Premises
•Heart's Content: Cable Station Historic Site
•St. John's: Sightseeing tour; Signal Hill National Historic Site; Witless Bay cruise; farewell dinner and traditional screech-in ceremony

Note: This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.
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