With cruises, ferry crossings, and visits to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this breathtaking vacation features the best of Newfoundland and Labrador — with overnights in Corner Brook, Plum Point, L’Anse-au-Clair, St. Anthony, Rocky Harbour, Gander, Clarenville, and St. John’s.
Learn about the history of the small villages nestled on the shores of Bonne Bay as you watch for whales and bald eagles. Travel to the Witless Bay Islands and enjoy a narrated cruise around the three islands, watching for whales and puffins. Ferry across the Strait of Belle Isle, known as Iceberg Alley. Visit Port au Choix National Historic Site, where an exhibit highlights archaeological finds from people who settled here before 2000 BC; Red Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a 16th-century Basque whaling station; the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and North America’s only known Viking settlement; Cape Spear National Historic Site, home to the province’s oldest surviving lighthouse; St. John’s, where you’ll tour North America’s oldest settlement; and much more.
- Round trip return airfare to Deer Lake and return from St. John’s
- 11 night first class guided vacation
- Inside visits and special features: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
- 20 Meals: Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 6 three-course dinners including a seasonal seafood dinner in Gros Morne area and a farewell dinner in St. John’s
- Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
CORNER BROOK – Sightseeing
GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK – Visit Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and Broom Point
PORT AU CHOIX NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE – Sightseeing
STRAIT OF BELLE ISLE – Ferry across Iceberg Alley
RED BAY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE – Sightseeing
L’ANSE AUX MEADOWS – Visit the Viking settlement site with a Local Guide
ARCHES PROVINICAL PARK – Sightseeing
GROS MORNE AREA – Scenic cruise on Bonne Bay; [LF] traditional seasonal seafood dinner
GANDER – Visit North Atlantic Aviation Museum
TWILLINGATE – Visit Prime Berth Fishing Museum
TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK – Sightseeing
TRINITY – [LF] Historic walking tour with a Local Guide
BONAVISTA PENINSULA – Excursion to Cape Bonavista; visit Ryan Premises National Historic Site
WITLESS BAY – Whale and nature cruise
ST. JOHN’S – Cape Spear National Historic Site; sightseeing; Signal Hill National Historic Site; farewell dinner and [LF] traditional screech-in ceremony
NOTE This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.
Book by February 21!
|July 28 or September 6, 2020||Double Occupancy|
|Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton||from $3999 + $692 tax|
|Kelowna, Victoria||from $4199 + $692 tax|
|Single Room Supplement (no single share)||on request|
Note: Globus requires passport and emergency contact information with final payment.
Four Ways Globus Eliminates the Hassles
VIP Access – Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.
Perfect Hotels – We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.
Tour Directors – Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.
Transportation – Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride.
|Day 1 ARRIVE IN CORNER BROOK
Welcome to Corner Brook! The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the town or relax at your hotel.
|Day 2 CORNER BROOK
This morning, meet your traveling companions and Tour Director during a welcome breakfast. Then, enjoy an orientation tour of Corner Brook, followed by a break to see the Captain James Cook National Historic Site. Travel along Humber Arm to the Bay of Islands, with excellent photo opportunities on the way to Frenchman’s Cove. Enjoy a stop at Lark Harbour. Savor great views of Guernsey, Tweed, and the Pearl Islands on the return to Corner Brook.
|Day 3 CORNER BROOK–GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK–PORT AU CHOIX–ST. BARBE
Skirt the shores of Deer Lake and head north to GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its exceptional beauty and unique geological features. At the Lobster Cove Head, visit the LIGHTHOUSE and the fascinating marine displays. Next is BROOM POINT, highlighting the history of Canada’s earliest fishing settlements. Depart for St. Barbe, visiting a few important sites along the way. View glacier-carved gorges on the way to PORT AU CHOIX NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE. The exhibits focus on archaeological finds of Maritime Archaic and Dorset peoples who settled here before 2000 BC.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accommodation: Dockside Motel (or similar)
|Day 4 ST. BARBE–BLANC SABLON–RED BAY–L’ANSE-AU-CLAIR
Board your FERRY to cross the Strait of Belle Isle, known as Iceberg Alley, to Blanc Sablon. Then, to RED BAY, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the first major industrial complex of the New World and home to a 16th-century Basque whaling station exhibit. Return to L’Anse-au-Clair.
Accommodation: Northern Light Inn (or similar)
|Day 5 L’ANSE-AU-CLAIR–L’ANSE AUX MEADOWS–ST. ANTHONY
FERRY back to St. Barbe. Enter L’ANSE AUX MEADOWS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, the only known Viking settlement in North America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A Local Guide shows you the reconstructed sod huts, explains how the Vikings lived, and you will see Norse artifacts dating back to 1000 AD.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accommodation: Haven Inn or Hotel North (or similar)
|Day 6 ST. ANTHONY–GROS MORNE AREA
This morning, travel along the Viking Trail, with a stop at ARCHES PROVINCIAL PARK to photograph the two large arches carved by the pounding sea. Then, board a boat for a scenic CRUISE on Bonne Bay. Relax as you take in views of Gros Morne Mountain, learn about the history of the small villages nestled on the shores, and keep a lookout for whales and bald eagles. Tonight, enjoy a special SEASONAL SEAFOOD DINNER.
accommodation: Ocean View Hotel (or similar)
|Day 7 GROS MORNE AREA–GANDER
After breakfast, depart for Gander, once the international aviation crossroads of the world for a visit to the NORTH ATLANTIC AVIATION MUSEUM, to learn the history of North Atlantic aviation from the 1930s to its unexpected role in the days following the 9/11 tragedy.
Accommodation: Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites (or similar)
|Day 8 GANDER–TWILLINGATE–TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK–CLARENVILLE
Along the “Road to the Isles,” the local predilection for colorful 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 the Long Point Lighthouse. With luck, you might spot whales along the coast en route to TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK. Spend the next two nights in Clarenville, situated in beautiful Trinity Bay.
Accommodation: Quality Hotel Clarenville (or similar)
|Day 9 CLARENVILLE. EXCURSION TO TRINITY & CAPE BONAVISTA
This morning, travel to historic Trinity, one of the oldest communities in North America, with its scenic harbor. Enjoy a guided WALKING TOUR and hear stories that bring this picturesque village alive. Continue to Cape Bonavista to admire the beautiful cliffs and coastlines. In Bonavista, learn how modern North America began when John Cabot made landfall here in 1497. A visit to RYAN PREMISES NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE commemorates the prosperous fishing industry from the early 1500s to present day.
|Day 10 CLARENVILLE–WITLESS BAY CRUISE–ST. JOHN’S
Rejoin the Trans-Canada Highway and travel to Witless Bay Islands, where whales and puffins abound. Board your boat for a narrated CRUISE around the three islands. Newfoundland has the largest concentration of humpback whales in the world, and is also known as the “Seabird Capital of North America,” with the largest Atlantic puffin sanctuary in North America. Continue to St. John’s, visiting CAPE SPEAR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE en route, the most easterly point in North America.
Accommodation: Delta St. John’s (or similar)
|Day 11 ST. JOHN’S
Tour the oldest settlement in North America with a Local Guide. Visit SIGNAL HILL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, Cabot Tower, the Old Town, and the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. This afternoon is free to explore on your own. You may wish to visit The Rooms, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture through history, heritage, and artistic expression or spend time browsing the many boutiques and galleries of St. John’s. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner that includes a traditional SCREECH-IN ceremony. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your tour.
|Day 12 ST. JOHN’S
The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.