Wonders of Newfoundland
From $4,869* pp | 12 Days • 18 Meals *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.
Discover a blend of natural beauty, quaint villages, stunning ocean views and friendly people on your exploration.
- Watch for puffins on a nature cruise.
- Enjoy prime viewing over Iceberg Alley at Longpoint Lighthouse.
- Journey along the Viking Trail to L’Anse aux Meadows.
Lighthouses, Iceberg Alley & Gros Morne
Discover a blend of natural beauty, quaint villages, stunning ocean views and friendly people on your exploration through Newfoundland. Taste flavours of the region during a lobster dinner on the beach and a traditional Jig’s dinner. Board a cruise of Witless Bay Ecological Reserve in search of whales, puffins and other marine life. In Gros Morne National park, set off on an unforgettable cruise on a rare freshwater fjord. Visit Red Bay, Labrador, a UNESCO site. Pause at Point Amour and Long Point lighthouse to take in the sweeping views – you may even spot an iceberg!
Day 1. St. John’s, Newfoundland – Tour Begins
Your journey opens in the colourful coastal city of St. John’s. The province’s capital city is a delightful blend of old-world charm and new-world elegance.
High 16 Low 6 Jag Hotel
Meet your fellow travellers this morning over breakfast. Then come to know North America’s oldest and easternmost city on a tour highlighting Signal Hill, Cape Spear lighthouse, Government House, and the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Continue on to tour the quaint fishing harbour of Quidi Vidi Village. Watch for puffins on a nature cruise to Witless Bay Ecological Reserve where millions of seabirds gather to nest. A local specialist joins us for a talk on the marine life in the region, especially the thousands of Humpback and Minke whales who make this their home. Tonight, savour your first Newfoundland dinner with lobster on the beach.
Day 3. St. John’s – Clarenville Area
Traverse the picturesque coastal drive that surrounds stunning Conception Bay. Make a stop in charming Brigus to spend some time in a traditional Newfoundland fishing village. Then it’s on to Cupids Cove Archaeological Site, the remnants of the oldest English settlement in Canada. Join an expert for a private tour at the Legacy Centre revealing life in the early 1600’s and get to know the culture during a musical performance. Then, get your hands dirty during a hands-on lesson in archaeology. This evening, prepare to have fun at a traditional Newfoundland gathering known as a “Jig’s dinner.”
Day 4. Clarenville – Cape Bonavista – Clarenville Area
In Trinity Village, relive days gone by during visits to historic buildings including the Georgian Lester-Garland House and the Green Family Forge, a living history blacksmith’s museum. At Cape Bonavista, pause at the lighthouse to take in the sweeping views – you may even spot an iceberg!
Travel to breathtaking Terra Nova National Park where the forest meets the sea. Stand in awe of the park’s towering cliffs and tranquil bays. Spend some time exploring the Marine Atlantic Centre that features an interactive exhibit introducing you to the region’s marine life. Your day comes to a close at Longpoint Lighthouse, a location that affords prime viewing over Iceberg Alley.
Day 6. Twillingate – Gros Morne
Depart Twillingate and head to Boyd’s Cove. Explore the Beothuk Interpretation Centre where you’ll learn about Beothuk Village and its indigenous people who lived here over 300 years ago. Then enjoy a short walk along a trail that showcases the house pits, the only evidence left of these now extinct residents. Later, head to Gros Morne National Park for your two-night stay surrounded by nature.
Day 7. Gros Morne National Park
Today we visit the Discovery Centre and learn how natural forces have shaped the park’s landscape of dramatic vistas that are among the most spectacular in Atlantic Canada. A visit to Tableland Mountains is followed by further exploration of the park’s hidden fjords, stark mountains and highland tundra. From a boat, experience the fjords from a new perspective and watch for whales and eagles while listening to traditional Newfoundland music.
Day 8. Gros Morne – St. Anthony
Journey along the Viking Trail to L’Anse aux Meadows and travel back to A.D. 1000 when Vikings first made landfall. See how Newfoundlanders have adapted to this forbidding landscape and experience first-hand their unique solutions to living under extreme conditions. Later, a visit to a local Econo-museum reveals the famous local partridgeberry and bakeapple and how you can make them into jams, sauces and vinegars.
Day 9. St. Anthony – L’Anse Au Clair, Labrador
Board a ferry this morning and cross the Straits of Belle Isle to Labrador. Learn about the history and importance of whaling to this region as you pass by colourful fishing villages. Arrive in Red Bay and spend some time at Red Bay National Historic Site. This UNESCO World Heritage site recounts the traditions of Basque whalers in the 16th century. Then it’s off to Point Amour Lighthouse to watch for icebergs; visit a 4,200-year-old gravesite; and see the remains of a scuttled British war ship.
Day 10. L’Anse Au Clair – Cornerbrook, Newfoundland
Visit a local mineral and stone specialist for a discussion on Labradorite, a colourful stone that is claimed to have mystical powers. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore on your own. Tonight, a trio known as the “Sharecroppers” will delight you with a variety of traditional and original songs.
Day 12. Cornerbrook – Tour Ends
Meals as per itinerary
Activities as stated
Please note: Accommodation is subject to change.
Meals not indicated on the itinerary
Comprehensive travel insurance
Items of a personal nature – laundry, telephone, room service
Tips and gratuities
- Newfoundland is 13 hours and 30 minutes behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.
- The currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar.
- The highest elevation included on tour is 450 feet at St. John’s.
- Canada uses 110 V.
- Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, upstairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Mar 3 – Mar 13. $3,079
Mar 10 – Mar 20. $2,829
Mar 17 – Mar 27. $2,829
Apr 7 – Apr 17. $2,949
Apr 14 – Apr 24. $2,949
Apr 21 – May 1. $2,949
Jun 6 – Jun 26. $3,979
Jun 20 – Jul 1. $3,979
Jul 18 – Jul 29. $3,979
Aug 8 – Aug 19. $4,299
Aug 15 – Aug 26. $4,299
Sep 5 – Sep 16. $3,979
Sep 12 – Sep 23. $3,979
Sep 26 – Oct 7. $3,979
Oct 10 – Oct 21. $3,979
Nov 7 – Nov 18. $3,469
Mar 13 – Mar 24. $3,469
Mar 27 – Apr 7. $3,599
Apr 3 – Apr 14. $3,729
Apr 24 – May 5. $3,729