Newfoundland & Labrador’s Viking Trail from Halifax

Journey through time as you ferry across the Cabot Strait to explore the rich history of the West Coast of Newfoundland & Labrador
Discover ancient cultures at Port au Choix, from the Maritime Archaic to the Dorset Indians, then trace the footsteps of Vikings in L'Anse aux Meadows and learn about Basque Whalers in Red Bay. Immerse yourself in the warmth of today's friendly locals. Witness the UNESCO World Heritage beauty of Gros Morne National Park and experience coastal fishing communities. Weather permitting, take a boat tour in St. Anthony for a chance to spot whales and, seasonally, majestic icebergs!
8 Days from $3899/person CAD
Guided
Island Hopping
Off The Beaten Path
Premium
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Departures

2024 Dates: June 7, 21, 28 July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 30 & September 6

Included:

  • 7-night accommodation
  • 15 meals
  • Meet & Greet
  • Ferry from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Port au Choix National Historic Site
  • Strait of Belle Isle ferry to/from Labrador
  • Red Bay – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • L’Anse aux Meadows – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour
  • Gros Morne National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Choice of Bonne Bay or Western Brook Pond Boat Tour
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST and/or 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 21, July 12, August 2, and September 30
  • 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:

  • The option to commence the tour in Corner Brook is also available as part of the 7-day itinerary
  • 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 HALIFAX

Arrive in Halifax and transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel in this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your tour director and fellow travellers this evening at a welcome reception. Overnight in Halifax.

Accommodation at the Cambridge Suites, Halifax, or similar

DAY 2: HALIFAX TO PORT AUX BASQUES

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

Accommodation at the Marine Atlantic Ferry, Port-aux-Basques, or similar

DAY 3: PORT AUX BASQUES TO PORT AU CHOIX

Drive through the Codroy Valley and through 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 au 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. Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation at the Sea Echo Motel, Port au Choix, or similar

DAY 4: PORT AU CHOIX TO L’ANSE AU CLAIR

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. Spend the night in Labrador. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Northern Light Inn, L’Anse au Clair, or similar

DAY 5: L’ANSE AU CLAIR TO ST. ANTHONY

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 your St. Anthony accommodations for the night. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Haven Inn or Hotel North, St. Anthony, or similar

DAY 6: ST. ANTHONY TO COW HEAD

Enjoy a morning whale-watching boat tour in St. Anthony before travelling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park for a two-night stay. Please note that June and early July are the best time to see Titanic-size icebergs. Meals: B, D

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

DAY 7: 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 8: COW HEAD TO DEER LAKE

The conclusion of the tour takes place this afternoon at the Deer Lake Regional Airport. The tour is scheduled to return to Deer Lake around 11:30 AM, and it is advisable not to schedule a flight departing from Deer Lake any earlier than 12:30 PM. Meals: B

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