About this Tour

The beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador on Canada’s east coast is a definite must-see! Visit the national and provincial sites and parks. Explore the only authentic Norse settlement in North America, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic site, and attend a Viking Dinner and Show. The Prime Berth Historic Fishing Village and the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site are also featured on the tour. See the whales and puffins at the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Visitors are “Screeched-In” to become honorary Newfoundlanders.

Activity Level

These are busy tours that feature a lot of moving around. Walking tours of cities are leisurely but you should be prepared to be on your feet for several hours. May include walking on uneven surfaces and steps, including boarding the coach.

What's Included

  • 10 Nights Accommodation
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Multi-Night Stays in Clarenville & St. John’s
  • 13 Meals Included: 10 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners
  • Gros Morne National Park
  • Viking Dinner & Show
  • Anchors Aweigh Show
  • Heart’s Content Cable Station
  • Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse
  • L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
  • The North Atlantic Aviation Museum
  • Cape Bonavista Lighthouse
  • Trinity
  • Long Point Lighthouse
  • Arches Provincial Park
  • Grenfell Home
  • Salmonid Interpretive Centre
  • Beothuk Interpretation Centre
  • Ryan Premises National Historic Site
  • Signal Hill National Historic Site
  • Prime Berth Historic Fishing Village
  • Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Boat Tour
  • Cape Spear National Historic Site
  • Silent Witness Memorial
  • Screech In & Mug up
  • Red Bay National Historic Site

 

All Newfoundland and Labrador photo credits COURTESY NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR TOURISM.

Dates & Pricing

June 26, 2023 – July 06, 2023 Space Available

Weather Varies

We wish we could control the weather, but on the day this tour begins you can expect temperatures (°C) within this range:

Newfoundland

Highs22
Lows11

Itinerary

The beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador on Canada’s east coast is a definite must-see! Visit the national and provincial sites and parks. Explore the only authentic Norse settlement in North America, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic site, and attend a Viking Dinner and Show. The Prime Berth Historic Fishing Village and the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site are also featured on the tour. See the whales and puffins at the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Visitors are “Screeched-In” to become honorary Newfoundlanders.

Day 1 – Home City to Deer Lake

Welcome to Newfoundland! Transfer to your hotel is included.

Day 2 – Deer Lake to Plum Point

Depart for Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with visits to the Discovery Centre and Broom Point. Travel by water taxi from Woody Point to Norris Point on way to Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse, offering a great view of Bonne Bay and the surrounding mountains. Then head north for a good ole Newfoundland ‘Mug Up’ at our home for the night in Plum Point.

Day 3 – Plum Point to St. Anthony

Depart Plum Point for L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. This was the home of Leif the Lucky and the Viking people who settled here. Tour the reconstructed sod huts as animators recreate daily life at the site.  Arriving in St. Anthony, a small town on the northern reaches of the Great Northern Peninsula, visit the Grenfell home and the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital to view the Jordi Bonet Murals. The murals tell the story of the Grenfell Mission named for famous medical missionary Sir Wilfred Grenfell. Dinner tonight will be a Viking Feast in a replica of Leif the Lucky’s home.

Day 4 – St. Anthony to L'Anse-au-Clair

Ride the ferry through Iceberg Alley making way to Labrador. With an opportunity to marvel at the sight of majestic icebergs and breaching whales. Visit Red Bay National Historic Site, World Whaling Capital, A.D.1550-1600. At the Visitor Centre, experienced guides will interpret the Basque whaling activity in the area during the 16th century. 

Day 5 – L'Anse-au-Clair to Rocky Harbour

A visit to Point Amour Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site, if you’re up to the challenge, climb the 122 steps to the top of this castle-like structure, the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada.  Saying good-bye to Labrador as you board the ferry back to Newfoundland. Stop at Arches Provincial Park, to view a natural rock archway created by eons of tidal action. Tonight, be prepared to tap your toes and sing along with a band of local musicians as they perform some of Newfoundland & Labradors lively, traditional songs at the popular Anchors Aweigh Show.

Day 6 – Rocky Harbour to Gander

Depart this morning for Grand Falls-Windsor, visiting the Salmonid Interpretation Centre, a fabulous place to watch Atlantic salmon as they migrate to their spawning grounds. Then on to Gander, often called the “Crossroads of the World,” it has been an aviation town since the 1930s, visit the Atlantic Aviation Museum that tells the story.

Day 7 – Gander to Clarenville

At Boyd’s Cove visit the Beothuk Interpretation Centre, tour the centre where exhibits and artifacts foster an appreciation for this unique, and now vanished culture. In Twillingate visit the Prime Berth Historic Fishing Village, learn the history and culture of the area by visiting this living history museum, and then on to Long Point Lighthouse built in 1876. Depart Twillingate for Clarenville and overnight.  Stopping en-route at Gambo, the birthplace of Joseph R. Smallwood, the first Premier of the province and one of the original “Fathers of Confederation”. Our stop includes Joey’s Lookout.

Day 8 – Clarenville

Today we will continue our journey to Trinity and Bonavista. First we visit the community of Trinity. Most of the old town is a national heritage district, and there are several provincial historic sites such as Hiscock House Provincial Historic Site. Lester Garland Premises Provincial Historic Site, Lester Garland House/Wessex Learning Centre and St. Paul’s Anglican Church are our other stops. While in Trinity we will stop by the Green Family Forge Blacksmith Museum, and the Trinity Museum and Archives as well as the Trinity Interpretation Centre. We go back into history to the voyage of John Cabot. He sailed from England to Newfoundland landing at Cape Bonavista in 1497. One of the “must-sees” is the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site which has been restored to its original 1843 condition. Other stops on your tour include the monument to John Cabot located near the lighthouse, Ryan Premises National Historic Site – which includes the Bonavista Museum and the Dungeon Provincial Park, a collapsed sea cave. 

Day 9 – Clarenville to St. John's

Travel to St. John’s, the capital city, on the way visit Heart’s Content Cable station. Over 150 years ago, the first successful transatlantic telegraph cable was landed at Heart's Content, changing the way we communicate.  This little Newfoundland town leaped into the history books and remained a global communications hub for over a century. The cable station is a time capsule of the communications technology that connected us all right up to the 1960s.This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the city including Signal Hill National Historic Site, Government House, Anglican Cathedral, and the Cape Spear National Historical Site.

Day 10 – St. John's

Depart St. John’s for a boat tour of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve.  Composed of four small islands, this reserve is one of nature's greatest wonders. Home to hundreds of thousands of seabirds that come to the islands to nest and raise their young. Humpback and Minke whales are known to frequent the water here and you might spot an iceberg or too!  Join your fellow travellers for the WestWorld Tours farewell dinner this evening.

Day 11 – St. John's to Home City

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. This morning transfer to the airport for your flight home.

What you will experience on this tour

The beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador on Canada’s east coast is a definite must-see! Visit the national and provincial sites and parks. Explore the only authentic Norse settlement in North America, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic site, and attend a Viking Dinner and Show. The Prime Berth Historic Fishing Village and the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site are also featured on the tour. See the whales and puffins at the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Visitors are “Screeched-In” to become honorary Newfoundlanders.

Viking Dinner Show

Theatre and food are the heart of any culture, so to make sure you experience Viking culture at its best we will treat you to an authentic Viking meal with added entertainment.

Gros Morne National Park

Carved by colliding continents and relentless glaciers, the ancient landscape of Gros Morne is unlike any other.

Anchors Aweigh Band

No Newfoundland experience would be complete without the music and wit of a group of local performers, and Anchors Aweigh is the very best the Gros Morne region has to offer. 

A group of five local performers gets together to entertain tourists and locals alike with a rousing three-hour show.

Filled with renditions of popular Newfoundland and Labrador songs, and sprinkled with wit and one-liners, the show has become one of the best attended in the whole province. Almost by accident, and practically overnight, the Anchors Aweigh band has found its way onto the list of ‘things to do’ for local residents and visitors alike.

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Learn about life as a lighthouse keeper and what life is like along the cost at this century old lighthouse. You may even spot a whale or two.

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

L’Anse aux Meadows is the only authenticated Norse site in North America and proof that Leif Erickson settled in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The North Atlantic Aviation Museum

Discover the history of North Atlantic aviation.

Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site

Being one of the few lighthouses in the world where you can still ascend the staircase of the stone tower makes this historic site a premier spot to see puffins, whales, and icebergs.

Ryan Premises

Dive into the rich history of the Newfoundland cod fishery and the family that pioneered generations of success in the industry.

Signal Hill National Historic Site

Hear their stories of British and French soldiers battling relentlessly to gain control of this strategic location and climb to iconic Cabot Tower and be overcome by spectacular views of St. John’s.

Prime Berth Historic Fishing Village

The 6th ranked museum in Canada makes for an excellent place to take in the history of the area.

Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Whale & Puffin Tour

 Observe whales and puffins in their natural habitats.

Silent Witness Memorial

This tranquil park pays tribute to those who lost their lives in the 1985 Arrow Air Crash.

All breakfasts & three dinners

We will help you start the day off right by providing all breakfasts on this tour. Also, to make sure you get taste of the local cuisine we include three dinners.

Screech In & Mug up

Screech in and Mug up, is a traditional welcome ceremony for newcomers to the island. We won’t give away too many details on this sacred ceremony as to not ruin the surprise, but it involves a fish and locally made rum (Screech).

Dates & Pricing

The beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador on Canada’s east coast is a definite must-see! Visit the national and provincial sites and parks. Explore the only authentic Norse settlement in North America, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic site, and attend a Viking Dinner and Show. The Prime Berth Historic Fishing Village and the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site are also featured on the tour. See the whales and puffins at the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Visitors are “Screeched-In” to become honorary Newfoundlanders.

June 26, 2023 – July 06, 2023 Space Available


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The beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador on Canada’s east coast is a definite must-see! Visit the national and provincial sites and parks. Explore the only authentic Norse settlement in North America, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic site, and attend a Viking Dinner and Show. The Prime Berth Historic Fishing Village and the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site are also featured on the tour. See the whales and puffins at the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Visitors are “Screeched-In” to become honorary Newfoundlanders.

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