Exploring the Wonders of Newfoundland & Labrador
August 11th – 28th
August 11 – Departing our homes with great excitement we will begin by travelling to North Sydney to catch the night crossing to Port Aux Basque. I have cabins reserved for all guests. Cabin expenses included in package.
August 12 – Upon arriving to this great province and following a hearty breakfast at Port aux Basque Hotel we will begin our Newfoundland experience and visit Rose Blanche Lighthouse. A perfect location to capture a post card picture of a typical Newfoundland outport community. One of my favorite highlights! We will Stop in Stephenville for lunch
before travelling to Cornerbrook’s accommodations Greenwood Inn 709-634-5381, for our first nights stay on the Rock.
August 13 – Today we will begin exploring the Northern Peninsula – You will be amazed at spectacular scenery as we travel towards one of the world’s UNESCO heritage sites “Gros Morne National Park” witnessing coastal lowlands, alpine plateau, fjords, glacial valleys, and sheer cliffs and numerous pristine lakes. We will take time for numerous photo opportunities as we travel to our night accommodation at Sea Echo Hotel located in Port aux Choix 709-861-3777. A Newfoundland Musical evening has been arranged for us to tap our toes.
August 14 – Following our hearty breakfast we will visit Port aux Choix Historic Site – where we will learn the crossroads of 6000 years of human history – Also a perfect location to see caribou! Late morning we will travel North to St. Barb to cross Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. Upon arrival we will make the rugged journey to Red Bay to visit a National Historic site dedicated to the 16th century Basque Whalers – Before arriving to our hotel Northern Light 709-931-2332, a delightful meal will be enjoyed at “Whalers” restaurant.
August 15 – Catching our afternoon crossing we will travel to the most northern tip to St. Anthony – Upon arrival we will visit Dr. Wilfred Grenfell Mission, witnessing early primitive medical services in Labrador & Newfoundland – This evening we will enjoy another great Newfoundland musical evening. 20
August 16 – We will travel to nearby Goose Cove and Fishing Point for spectacular rugged picturesque scenery. Following lunch we will travel to L’anse aux Meadow’s to visit World Heritage Site of the Viking’s Settlement. Enjoying incredible scenery and so much history!
August 17 – Departing the Northern Peninsula we will make our way to Hawkes Bay – making interesting stops at Flowers Cove Thrombolite Fossils; Torrent River Salmon Interpretation – Another great Newfoundland musical evening has been arranged for you, at our nights accommodation Torrent River Inn 709-248-5225. August 18 – This morning we will travel to Rocky Harbour to enjoy the picturesque Sea Side Town; Gift shops and lunch before enjoying our 2 hour Bonne Bay Boat Cruise from Norris Point to Woody Point – enjoying spectacular scenery of the Bonne Bay as we sail through two connected Fjords. Visiting the most impressive. “Discovery Centre” before witnessing
a geological wonder of the world “Tablelands” a must see! Tonight’s accommodation at Deer Lake Motel 709-635-2108
August 19 – Happy Canada’s Day!
Our travels will take us across this huge vast picturesque province, making comfort stops and stopping at points of interest to our nights accommodation in Lewisporte at Brittany Inn 709-535-2533.
August 20 – Departing Lewisporte we will travel to Boyd’s Cove to visit Beothuk Interpretation Center. Visiting the interpretation center we will witness exhibits and artifacts and foster an appreciation for this unique now – extinct indigenous people. Travelling along Iceberg Alley to picturesque Twillingate makes this another perfect Newfoundland day. Visiting Durrell Oceanside Museum featuring Polar Bear and Auk exhibits. Photo opportunities of Iceberg Alley at Long Point Lighthouse. Enjoying a delightful lunch there impressive Gift Shop plus wine sampling at Auk Island Winery will add to our visit before traveling to Terra Nova Resort for our two night’s stay. 709-543-2525.
August 21 – We will experience another perfect Newfoundland day by exploring Bonavesta Peninsula. Just like John Cabot did in 1497! Visiting charming Trinity and viewing there many recognized Registered Heritage Buildings, plus a perfect location for our delicious lunch at Trinity’s 300 year old Dock Marina. We will continue along the Trinity loop to Elliston the “Root Cellar” Capital of the world, photo opportunities of Dungeon Park before visiting “Cape Bonavista Lighthouse” a perfect location to
see whales and Puffins!
August 22 – Following a delicious breakfast we will travel to Newfoundland’s seaport capital St. John’s our home for three nights at the impressive Delta Hotel 709-739-6404 – Upon arrival and following lunch we will become more familiar with this historic City, by welcoming our City Tour Guide. To enjoy an informative city tour plus travelling to the most eastern point in North America Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site.
August 23 – We will begin our day for a morning tour along Conception Bay to picturesque Brigus! The home to captain Bob Barlett a famed Artic Explorer and the location of his residence Hawthorne Cottage, Also the home of the “Rock Solid Builds”! Chances are you may meet Randy and his family. Another highlight to our day is travelling to Bay Bulls for our exciting Whale Watching and puffin Excursion – Don’t forget your cameras!!
August 24 – Today is your day to relax or explore downtown St. John’s. This evening we will celebrate and have a most entertaining evening at our Screech In Ceremony!
August 25 – Another exciting day is plan for you as we travel to “Burin Peninsula”! Firstly we will visit Vernon’s Antique Car Museum – an amazing assortment of the rarest antique cars in North America located in Swift Current. Our travels will continue throughout Barren land and we will witness huge glacial erratic boulders dropped by glaciers million years ago, towards our two nights stay in Marystown hotel & Convention Center 709-279-1600. A Newfoundland musical evening has been arranged for you!
August 26 – A fun day has been designed for you to travel to nearby picture perfect Burin! One of my favorite Newfoundland towns. We will welcome our delightful step on guide to enlightened us on the history and hardships of this rugged outport which was built along a series of high cliffs and sheltered coves! We will continue onto to visit to St. Lawrence for our delicious lunch plus visiting there very impressive museum which explains the devastation history and the once mined Fluorspar mineral. Following our most heart – warming visit we will continue to explore the Burin Peninsula often referred to as the Boot!!
August 27 – Following our a relaxing morning we will depart Marystown and travel to Argenta to bid Farewell to this amazing Island and amazing holiday catching the 5:30 pm ferry to the North Sydney. I have cabins
reserved for all guess and price included in package.
August 28 – Upon arrival in North Sydney, Nova Scotia we will return home with wonderful New Found Friends, and wonderful memories of our spectacular holiday.
Price Per Person Tax Included
TWIN: $3995TRIPLE: $3885 QUAD: $3785 SINGLE: $4800
PRICE INCLUDES: Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation, Seventeen Night’s Accommodations, Cabin expenses on Marine Atlantic Ferry, Admission to all Attractions, All Ferry Crossings, Whale Watching Excursion, St. John’s City Tour, Bonne Bay Boat Cruise, 8 Breakfasts, 11 Group Meals, plus meal Gratuities, Screech-In Ceremony, 6 Musical Evenings, and Luggage Handling and Taxes.