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Wonders of Newfoundland

Discover a blend of natural beauty, quaint villages, stunning ocean views and friendly people on your exploration through Newfoundland and Labrador. Taste flavors of the region during a traditional Jiggs dinner. Board a cruise of Witless Bay Ecological Reserve in search of whales, puffins and other marine life. In Gros Morne National park explore the spectacular Tableland Mountains. Then, set off on an unforgettable cruise on a rare freshwater fjord. Become an honorary Newfoundlander during a “Screech-In” ceremony. Later return and enjoy a delicious dinner overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Walk in the footsteps of a great explorer at Captain James Cook National Historic Site. Visit Red Bay, Labrador, a UNESCO site. Pause at Long Point lighthouse to take in the sweeping views " you may even spot an iceberg!

Inclusions

11 breakfasts
11 dinners
Watch for puffins and whales on a nature cruise.
Experience a cruise through fjords and watch for whales and eagles.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
12
Price From
AUD $5,319
Start Location
St. John's, NL, Canada
End Location
Corner Brook, Newfou, Canada
Age Range
Avg. 100+
Group Size
1 to 24
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate
ItineraryExpand
St. John’s, Newfoundland - Tour Begins
Your journey opens in the colorful coastal city of St. John’s. The province's capital city is a delightful blend of old-world charm and new-world elegance.
St. John’s
Meet your fellow travelers at this morning’s 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 harbor of Quidi Vidi Village. Watch for puffins while 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.
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St. John’s - Clarenville Area
Navigate the picturesque coastal drive that surrounds 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 Plantation, an active archaeological dig on the site of the first attempt at permanent English settlement in what would become Canada. Join an expert for a private tour at Cupids Legacy Centre revealing life in the early 1600s and get to know the culture during a musical performance. Then, head over to the archaeological site where they’ve been uncovering historic treasures for more than 20 years!
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Clarenville - Cape Bonavista - Clarenville
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 museum. At Cape Bonavista, pause at the lighthouse to take in the sweeping views " you may even spot an iceberg!
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Clarenville - Terra Nova National Park - Twillingate - Gander
Welcome to Terra Nova National Park. Here the forest meets the sea. Stand in awe of the park’s towering cliffs and tranquil bays. Spend time exploring the Marine Atlantic Centre and its interactive exhibits. Next, venture to Twillingate’s Long Point Lighthouse, a location that offers prime viewing over Iceberg Alley. This evening, prepare for a rollicking good time at a traditional Newfoundland gathering known as a “Jiggs dinner.”
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Gander - Rocky Harbour
It’s your choice! Trace Newfoundland’s natural and human history at the Mary March Museum. Or, travel to the Salmonid Center to learn about the Atlantic salmon. Both institutions offer interactive exhibits and their own unique window into the culture of the region Later, arrive in Rocky Harbour for your two-night stay.
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Gros Morne National Park
This morning we visit the Discovery Centre to learn how natural forces have shaped the park’s dramatic landscape. Explore Tableland Mountains and uncover the park’s hidden fjords, stark peaks and highland tundra. Next, board a boat for a new perspective " watch for whales and eagles while listening to traditional Newfoundland music. Then become an honorary Newfoundlander when you participate in a “Screech-In” ceremony that seals your new status with a shot of rum. Tonight, enjoy dinner overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
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Rocky Harbour - St. Anthony
Follow 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 firsthand their unique solutions to living under extreme conditions. Later, a visit to an economuseum reveals the famous local partridgeberry and bakeapple and how you can make them into jams, sauces and vinegars.
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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 colorful 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.
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L’Anse Au Clair - Corner Brook, Newfoundland
A morning ferry ride returns you to Newfoundland. Take to the roads that Captain James Cook travelled back in 1770. Sit back and take in the spectacular scenery that unfolds along the way. Be sure to have your camera ready!
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Corner Brook
Walk in the footsteps of a great explorer at Captain James Cook National Historic Site. Then, stop at the breathtaking Bay of Islands on your way to picturesque Lark Harbour. This afternoon, make your way to the Butterfly House; behold hundreds of vibrant butterflies and enjoy the tranquility of the garden. Meet a local mineral and stone specialist for a discussion on labradorite, a colorful gem said to have mystical powers. Tonight, a trio known as the “Sharecroppers” delights you with traditional and original songs.
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Corner Brook - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today in Corner Brook.
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