Circle Newfoundland & Labrador Tour

Circle Newfoundland & Labrador Tour

13 Days / 12 Nights Halifax to St John's

Price from$5,236

Discover a land filled with Viking history. Explore a land rich with culture. Travel to a land overflowing with natural beauty. From west to east, Newfoundland & Labrador will undoubtedly leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

This comprehensive tour features the best of "the Far East of the Western World". Travel from the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland to the most easterly point in North America through national parks "“ including Gros Morne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn of ancient peoples "“ the Maritime Archaic, Vikings, and Basques "“ as you travel to coastal fishing communities to meet the friendly and hospitable people of today. Boat tours provide the opportunity to see whales, thousands of seabirds, and, depending on the time of the year, icebergs!

Circle Newfoundland & Labrador Tour map

Day 1: Arrive Halifax Arrive in Halifax and make your own way to your hotel. Your hotel is ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet and Greet.

Overnight at: Cambridge Suites

Day 2: Halifax > Port-aux-Basques(B, D) Travel via Truro and Antigonish to cross over the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island. At North Sydney, board a Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight crossing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland.

The Marine Atlantic ferry schedule changes from year to year. As such, a day crossing may be necessary and we would overnight in Port-aux-Basques.

Overnight on board Marine Atlantic Ferry Shared private 4 berth cabin with full facilities

Day 3: Port-aux-Basques > Port-au-Choix (B, L, D) Drive through the Codroy Valley and onto Gros Morne National Park - to be enjoyed later on during your tour - to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of ancient cultures. The Port aux Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundland's northwest coast and people have lived here for 5,500 years.

Overnight at: Sea Echo Motel

Day 4: Port-au-Choix > L'Anse au Clair (B, D) Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. This mystical place takes the essence of Labrador coastal living and transposes it onto a tapestry of rich culture and history.

Overnight at: Northern Light Inn

Day 5: L'Anse au Clair > St. Anthony (B, D) Return to Newfoundland and travel to L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear of the Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago before continuing on to St. Anthony.

Overnight at: Haven Inn

Day 6: St. Anthony > Cow Head (B, D) Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting) before travelling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park for a two-night stay.

June and early July are the best time to see Titanic-size icebergs!

Overnight at: Shallow Bay Motel and Cottages

Day 7: Gros Morne Touring (B, L, D) Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly one of the highlights of your trip with a scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord. Also visit the Tablelands; this mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth's mantle is an awe-inspiring sight. Today will be an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada. (Lunch today will be a boxed lunch)

Overnight at: Shallow Bay Motel and Cottages

Day 8: Cow Head > Gander(B) Have your camera at the ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close. Later travel through central Newfoundland on to Gander where you spend the night. Before checking into your hotel, visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum which hosts a variety of artifacts and displays chronicling Gander's role in development of transatlantic aviation.

Overnight at: Sinbad's Hotel and Suites

Day 9: Gander > Clarenville (B, L, D) A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twilingate where you will visit Long Point Lighthouse and the Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre. Keep your camera close at hand for wildlife as you drive through Terra Nova National Park and on to Clarenville.

Overnight at: St. Jude Hotel

Day 10: Gander > Bonavista and Trinity Touring (B, L, D) Today you will experience two quaint, historic towns. First, visit Bonavista, where John Cabot first arrived in North America in 1497. Learn about the hard life of the light keepers at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site before continuing on to charming Trinity. Stroll the lanes and explore the many historic buildings preserved from the 18th century.

Overnight at: St. Jude Hotel

Day 11: Clarenville > St. John's (B, D) Continue on to the intriguing old seaport of St. John's, your home for the next two nights. North America's oldest city and Newfoundland's capital boosts a stunning location in the granite cliffs and slopes of the Avalon Peninsula. Enjoy a city tour featuring the Victorian architecture of the downtown area, the busy modern waterfront, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Confederation Building, and the panoramic view from Signal Hill.

Overnight at: Delta St John's Hotel and Conference Centre

Day 12: St. John's (B) This morning, visit Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip, a boat tour in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to search for puffins and other seabirds. Next is a visit to the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site. The afternoon is yours to explore St. John's at your leisure.

Overnight at: Delta St John's Hotel and Conference Centre

Day 13: Depart St. John's Arrangements conclude after check out from your hotel.

• Escorted coach tour with local Canadian guide • 12 nights accommodation • Transfers & transportation • Sightseeing & entrance fees • Whale Watching tour • Boat tour • 11 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 9 Dinners

Pricing (per person) $NZD



31 May - 6 Sep






2019 Departures May 31
Jun 7(B), 21, 28
Jul 12, 19, 26
Aug 2, 9, 16(B), 23
Sep 6

(B) Bilingual English/German tour departures are noted

Not included

• Hotel early check in/late check out • Gratuities • Personal expenses