Newfoundland Explorer

Embark on a voyage to where the New World unfolds
Explore the rich tapestry of Newfoundland through a journey that tantalizes your taste buds with exotic culinary delights, harmonizes your soul with traditional ballads, and unveils the unique history, environment, culture, and lifestyle of the friendly locals. This all-encompassing tour is a gateway to the best that Newfoundland has to offer, from quaint outports and mesmerizing national parks to awe-inspiring mountain-to-fjord landscapes and off-the-beaten-path adventures. In Newfoundland, each step tells a story, and every moment weaves into a tapestry of hospitality and natural wonders
9 Days from $4139/person CAD
Guided
Off The Beaten Path
Premium
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Newfoundland, Canada

Departures

2024 departures: June 11, 25; July 2, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, & September 3, 10

Included:

  • 8 nights’ accommodation
  • 16 meals
  • Newfoundland Insectarium
  • Gros Morne National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Choice of Bonne Bay or Western Brook Pond Boat Tour
  • North Atlantic Aviation Museum
  • Twillingate
  • Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre
  • Terra Nova National Park
  • Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site
  • Trinity
  • Guided tour of St. John’s
  • Cape Spear National Historic Site
  • Boat Tour on Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (Puffins)
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal HST

Not Included:

  • Airfare unless specified in the tour itinerary
  • Laundry, optional excursions, and other items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Meet and Greet airport transfer service
  • Everything that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • Please note that the following dates are small-group departures with a maximum of 24 passengers: June 25, July 16, August 6 & September 3
  • Bed configuration can vary and may consist of two double beds, one double, queen or king bed
  • Due to the daily distances that must be traveled on these programs, children under the age of 14 do not generally enjoy motorcoach tours. For the enjoyment of all passengers, reservations are not accepted for children under the age of 10
  • Smoking is not permitted on touring or sightseeing motor coaches in Canada. Smoking may also be restricted in certain hotels and restaurants
  • Gratuities have been included for accommodation, porterage, and specified meals and functions. In restaurants, bars, taxis, and hair salons, a gratuity of approximately 15% of the bill (before tax) are customary. In the case of tour directors and bus drivers, tips are a
  • reflection of your level of satisfaction with the services provided. The amount is left to your discretion
  • We regret that we cannot devote the level of special attention to a guest with a particular disability may require. Persons needing assistance with personal needs must be accompanied by an able companion. Wheelchair room cannot be guaranteed

Optional Extras:

  • Optional activities may be offered by the tour director. Prices will be competitive with locally available sightseeing tours. Passengers must pay the tour director directly. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are accepted
  • Pre and post accommodation

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN CORNER BROOK

Welcome to Newfoundland & Labrador! Check into your accommodations in Corner Brook, where you will spend your first night in Newfoundland & Labrador. If you're arriving late, you have the option to overnight in Deer Lake instead of Corner Brook. You can request this at the time of booking, and there is no additional charge, subject to availability.

Accommodation at the Glynmill Inn, Corner Brook, or similar

DAY 2: CORNER BROOK TO COW HEAD

After breakfast, join an included transfer from Corner Brook to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park where you will meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and other traveling companions late this afternoon. En route, visit one of the top attractions in Newfoundland, the Newfoundland Insectarium features a butterfly house featuring up to 1,000 live tropical butterflies. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Shallow Bay Motel, Cow Head, or similar

DAY 3: GROS MORNE TOURING

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 lookout 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. Meals: B, L, D

OPTION: Passengers have the opportunity to request a scenic boat tour on Western Brook Pond and a visit to the Broom Point Fishing Premises instead of the standard scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay and a visit to the Tablelands. While some may find the boat tour on Western Brook Pond to be a more exceptional experience, it's important to be aware that there is a 45-minute walk (3 km/2 miles) from the parking lot to the dock and another 45-minute walk back. This alternative must be specified at the time of booking.

Accommodation at the Shallow Bay Motel, Cow Head, or similar

DAY 4: COW HEAD TO GANDER

Have your camera ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close. Travel through Central Newfoundland on to Gander, famous as the basis of the hit Broadway Musical, Come From Away; learn about the hospitality and generosity of the local residents during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks when 38 airplanes unexpectedly landed there. Also, visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum which hosts a variety of artifacts and displays chronicling Gander's role in the development of transatlantic aviation. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Sinbad's Hotel, Gander, or similar

DAY 5: GANDER TO CLARENVILLE

A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twillingate 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, your home for the next two nights. Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation at the Quality Hotel, Clarenville, or similar

DAY 6: BONAVISTA & TRINITY TOURING

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. Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation at the Quality Hotel, Clarenville, or similar

DAY 7: CLARENVILLE TO ST. JOHN’S

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, the Confederation Building, and the panoramic view from Signal Hill. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Delta Hotels by Marriott, St. John's, or similar

DAY 8: LOCAL TOURING

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. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Delta Hotels by Marriott, St. John's, or similar

DAY 9: ST. JOHN'S DEPARTURE

A time for last-minute shopping and farewells. Individual transfer to the airport in time to check in for your return flight. Meals: B

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