Join an incredible journey to the heart of Canada’s easternmost province
of Newfoundland, a land of early explorers, scenic beauty and fascinating wildlife.
1 Arrive in Newfoundland
Welcome to Canada’s most eastern city, St. John’s. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.
2 Touring in St. John’s
Your local Tour Manager conducts a sightseeing tour of St. John’s. Begin at Signal Hill National Historic Site, where Guglielmo Marconi received the world’s first transatlantic wireless signal in 1901. Also see Cabot Tower, Old Town, the Basilica of
St. John the Baptist and the colourful houses of Jelly Bean Row. Also visit the community for Quidi Vidi and stop at a local brewery for a tour and tasting of their famous iceberg beer. Meals: B, D
3 The Irish Loop & Ferryland
Today, travel part of the scenic Irish Loop, home to charming fishing villages and amazing scenery. Visit the Colony of Avalon and learn how it was founded in 1621 by George Calvert, later Lord Baltimore. Ongoing excavations have revealed the locations and designs of original structures, as well as more than two million 17th-century artifacts. Over lunch, be entertained by local musicians. Before arriving at your hotel in Clarenville, stop at a local winery for a tour and tasting of its variety of berry wines, including wild blueberry. Meals: B, L
4 Cape Bonavista & Trinity
This morning visit Ryan Premises National Historic Site, which commemorates the prosperous fishing industry from
the early 1500s to present day. Continue to Cape Bonavista, where you’ll see the interesting Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, the famous Dungeon rock formation, and admire the beautiful cliffs and coastline. In Bonavista, learn how modern North America began when John Cabot made landfall here in 1497.
Later, travel to historic Trinity one of the oldest communities in North America. Lunch today is local fare of tasty Newfoundland fish and chips. Enjoy a guided walking tour and hear stories that bring this picturesque village to life. Meals: B, L
5 North Atlantic Aviation Museum & Gander
After breakfast depart for Gander, once the international aviation crossroads of the world. Here, visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum and learn the history of North Atlantic aviation from the 1930s to its unexpected role in the days following the September 11 tragedy. Also see the Silent Witness Memorial, a tranquil park dedicated to the memory of the 256 individuals who lost their lives on December 12, 1985 in the Arrow Air Crash. Meals: B, D
6 Twillingate & Terra Nova National Park
Along the “Road to the Isles,” the local predilection for colourful language comes across with place names such as “Too Good Arm,” “Virgin Arm” and “Crow Head.” On the way to Twillingate visit the Prime Berth Fishing Museum and see Long Point Lighthouse. With luck, you might spot whales along the coast en route to ragged-shaped Terra Nova National Park with its sheltered inlets, forests and bogs. Meals: B, D
7 Heart’s Content & Cupids Cove
Journey to the Avalon Peninsula to the small town of Heart’s Content to visit the Heart’s Content Cable Station Provincial Historic Site. Continue to Cupids Cove Plantation site of the oldest official British colony in Canada founded in 1610. Learn the history of the settlement at Cupids Legacy Centre. Meals: B, L
8 Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Cruise
Travel to Witless Bay for a narrated cruise to see the many humpback whales and puffins which inhabit the area. Return to St. John’s with a stop at Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in North America. Spend time shopping for souvenirs. This evening, your Tour Manager hosts a special farewell dinner which includes a traditional Newfie Screech-In ceremony. Meals: B, D
9 Travel Home
This morning a group transfer to St. John’s International Airport is included for flights home. Meal: B