About this Tour

This is the eleventh season we have offered this in depth tour to Canada's 10th province. For many Canadians this is the final province to finish their bucket list of seeing all ten. Is this the year you finish your bucket list? What are you waiting for....

Our 2018 tour sold out in record time, book early for 2019!

Activity Level

Level One

What's Included

  • Gros Morne National Park
  • Viking Dinner & Show
  • Anchors Aweigh Band
  • Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse
  • L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site  
  • The North Atlantic Aviation Museum
  • Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site  
  • Ryan Premises
  • Signal Hill National Historic Site
  • Prime Berth Historic Fishing Village
  • Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Whale & Puffin Tour
  • Cape Spear National Historic Site
  • Silent Witness Memorial
  • Three Dinners
  • All Breakfasts
  • Screech In & Mug up

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

Dates & Pricing

July 24, 2019 – August 03, 2019 Space Available
August 05, 2019 – August 15, 2019 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

Reviews of this tour

The guide was superb, she kept everything on time, great sense of humour. Very Definitely (would you recommend to your friends) Audrey Bell - Victoria, BC - 2014

Itinerary

This is the eleventh season we have offered this in depth tour to Canada's 10th province. For many Canadians this is the final province to finish their bucket list of seeing all ten. Is this the year you finish your bucket list? What are you waiting for....

Our 2018 tour sold out in record time, book early for 2019!

Day 1 – Home Cities to St. John's

Depart home cities for St. John’s. Depart home cities for St. John’s to start your tour of Newfoundland

Day 2 – St. John's

Depart St. John’s for the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and take a boat tour to see the nesting seabirds, humpback whales and icebergs. Return to hotel for a free afternoon and evening to explore St. John’s. 

Day 3 – St. John's to Clarenville

Today we travel to Clarenville, but not before we have a historical city tour of St. John’s, including Signal Hill National Historic Site, Government House, Anglican Cathedral and the Cape Spear National Historical Site. After leaving St. John’s, we will visit Heart’s Content Cable Station. A special treat this evening is an authentic Newfoundland Screech In.

Day 4 – 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 5 – Clarenville to Gander

Today’s first stop is Joey’s Lookout in Gambo, the birthplace of Joseph R Smallwood, the first premier of the province and one of the original ‘Father’s of the Confederation’. From here we go to Boyd’s Cove and visit the Beothuk Interpretation Centre and learn more about Newfoundland’s ill-fated indigenous people. In Twillingate we will visit Prime Berth Historic Fishing Village and learn about the history and culture of the area by visiting the Living History Museum and then on to the Long Point Lighthouse, built in 1876. 

Day 6 – Gander to Rocky Habour

Today, before we leave Gander, often called the ‘Crossroads of the World’, we will stop at the Silent Witness Memorial and then we’ll visit the Atlantic Aviation Museum which tells the story of civil and military aviation in the town going back to the 1930’s.

We’ll then depart for Grand Falls-Windsor to visit the Salmonid Interpretation Centre, a fabulous place to watch Atlantic salmon as they migrate to their spawning grounds. Our home tonight is Rocky Harbour. Tonight you can relax and tap your feet to the popular local band, Anchors Aweigh who will be playing a selection of local Newfoundland & Labrador music.

Day 7 – Rocky Harbour to L'Anse-au-Clair

Our first stop is The Arches Provincial Park where caves carved by undersea wave action have been thrust above the surface over the eons.

Then we head for St. Barbe and take the ferry through Iceberg Alley. You may have an opportunity to marvel at the sight of majestic icebergs and breaching whales. Off to Red Bay National Historic Site, World Whaling Capital 1550-1600 AD. Experienced Visitor Centre guides will interpret the Basque whaling activity in the area during the 16th century. 

Day 8 – L'Anse-au-Clair to St. Anthony

Before leaving Labrador we visit the 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. A relaxing ferry ride will take us back to Newfoundland where will overnight in the quaint town of St. Anthony. Dinner tonight will be a Viking Feast in a replica of Lief the Lucky’s home. 

Day 9 – St. Anthony to Plum Point

We will stay in St. Anthony for the morning and visit the Grenfell home and the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital to see the Jordi Bonet Murals. The murals tell the story of the Grenfell Mission, named for famous medical missionary Sir Wilfred Grenfell.

This afternoon we take in L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. This was the home of Leif the Lucky and the Viking people who settled here around 1000 AD. You will be able to tour the reconstructed sod huts as animators recreate daily life at the site. This evening we partake in a Newfoundland ‘Mug Up’

Day 10 – Plum Point to Deer lake

Today’s highlights include Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where we will visit the Discovery Centre. We also visit Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and from there get a great view of Bonne Bay and the surrounding mountains. We will then take a water taxi from Norris Point to Woody Point. Tonight in Deer Lake join all your friends for the WestWorld Tours Farewell Dinner

Day 11 – Deer Lake to Home Cities

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

What you will experience on this tour

This is the eleventh season we have offered this in depth tour to Canada's 10th province. For many Canadians this is the final province to finish their bucket list of seeing all ten. Is this the year you finish your bucket list? What are you waiting for....

Our 2018 tour sold out in record time, book early for 2019!

Gros Morne National Park

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

Viking Dinner Show

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

Anchors Aweigh Band

Form overnight this local band and quickl become the "must see" music, storytelling and cultural show for Gros Morne National Park.

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

Cape Spear National Historic Site

Cape Spear Lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse in Canada and an iconic symbol of the provinces marine history.

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

July 24, 2019 – August 03, 2019 Space Available
August 05, 2019 – August 15, 2019 Space Available


Canadian Dollars

$2,799 Double

Triple $2,619
Quad  $2,689
Single $3,359

*All prices per person and land only.

Not included in price:

  • Taxes and fees
  • Airfare


U.S. Dollars

USD Pricing will be available soon.

Reviews

The guide was superb, she kept everything on time, great sense of humour. Very Definitely (would you recommend to your friends) Audrey Bell - Victoria, BC - 2014

The length & breadth of this tour was exceptional. It was pleasing to have the extent of water excursions as Newfoundland is a marine experience. Patricia & George Jones - Calgary, AB

First bus tour great experience. The guide did a wonderful job keeping things running smoothly. Joe (driver) couldn't be more friendly! Added a lot to the tour Brenda Caners - Winnipeg, MB - 2014

Guide & driver were treasures - our travel mates were wonderful. The people of Newfoundland truly kind, generous and heart warming. The scenery was just a huge bonus! Donald Schindolka - Fort Qu Appelle, SK - 2014

(We know how hard you work for your money, did we give you value?) Yes. We'd done previous research, but the tour exceeded our expectations over and over again! (Tour Guide) Oh my goodness where do we start! She was fantastic! Organized full of interesting tidbits, always cheerful, great sense of humour, accommodating. We didn't feel pushed but she kept us on schedule in such a pleasant way. She did it all and became a friend to us all. Dave & Annette Hundeby - Saskatoon, SK - -2014

It may sound like a cliché but Maureen S. had always wanted to visit Newfoundland. In fact, for 30 years she imagined travelling to this amazing Canadian destination. In July 2016, her wish became a reality when she booked with WestWorld Tours for the Newfoundland and Labrador Tour. It featured historic sites, picturesque national parks and coastal views, plus towering icebergs.

 “I had never seen an iceberg before,” commented Maureen. Throughout the coastal tour, she saw icebergs of assorted sizes and shapes floating in the ocean. “There was a huge iceberg that had split apart into two pieces,” explained Maureen. “It was beautiful and very scenic with the mountains on each side and the icebergs in the middle.” There were more iceberg sightings during the ferry ride through Iceberg Alley. From the coast of Labrador to the northeast coast of Newfoundland, Iceberg Alley is where the famed Titanic struck an iceberg in 1912.

During the WestWorld Tours excursion, Maureen marvelled at the beautiful scenery found throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. There were planned visits to Signal Hill, Gros Morne National Park, Arches Provincial Park, Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. While there, Maureen visited a replica home of Lief the Lucky and enjoyed a traditional Viking Feast.

At Clarenville, she attended the Screech in Ceremony. “I had to kiss a real cod on the lips,” explained Maureen, “drink a shot of traditional Newfoundland screech (rum) while wearing a Sou’Wester (yellow rain hat). I received an Honourary Newfoundlander certificate.”

“The trip was wonderful; every day was a new experience,” said Maureen. “It was educational and there was always something to see and do, and the people were out of this world; friendly and willing to chat with me everywhere I went.” The area had unique expressions of slang, for instance, “wash out” meant there was clothing on the line (not an eroded section of a road caused by flooding). Maureen particularly liked the craft shops at Rocky Harbour. “The handcrafted items were colourful and very pretty.”

All throughout the various excursions there was traditional Celtic and seafaring music including sea shanties (songs sung by sailors to help pass the time while working) and sailing songs. “The music was amazing - the singing seemed to come so naturally,” said Maureen. “Some of the musicians even played the “ugly stick” (a traditional instrument made of household and/or tool shed items) which had a distinctive sound.”

The tour also included visits to the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada at the Point Amour Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site, the Atlantic Aviation Museum, and the Beothuk Interpretation Centre. Over 300 years ago, this was the site was of a Beothuk village. The centre had exhibits and artifacts telling the story of this now vanished culture.

Maureen explored the native flora and fauna of this rugged region. Along with her fellow travellers, they enjoyed the ancient thrombolites at Flowers Cove, salmon migrating upstream to its spawning grounds at the Salmonid Interpretation Centre at Grand Falls-Windsor, and watched the nesting seabirds and humpback whales at the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve.

This was Maureen’s first excursion with WestWorld Tours and she was very happy with her experience. “Kari Carpentier, our tour director, was personable, fun and lively,” she explained. “She was well-organized and went out of her way for us. I would definitely go on another tour with WestWorld Tours.”

Maureen S. at the Screech In Ceremony

Iceberg on Ocean near St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Experience Newfoundland and Labrador with WestWorld Tours

The trip to Newfoundland far exceeded our expectations. We saw many more attractions than we would have seen on our own. Bob & Gail Lay, Watrous, SK

This trip was so doable for me. I am 75 and have a great deal of trouble with one shoulder. My luggage was handled and I travelled my dream trip with not a worry in the world. Beverly Siebert - Milestone, SK - 2016

This was our first bus tour. If we had done this ourselves by car we would have missed a lot. We will recommend this tour to our friends and yes we did get value for what we spent on this trip. Jack Isaacson - Victoria BC

Absolutely yes!! you gave us value for what we paid. The tour director thought of every little detail to keep us informed and always had a smile. Victor Epp - Medicine Hat, AB

Tour director has an incredible talent dealing with people. She is very knowledgeble & would get back to you with information she didn't know. Will certainly travel with WestWorld again! Dave Howell - Campbell River, BC

Our guide had us all "On Board" after only a few hours. The hours and days flew by. Interesting and informative conversation with each one of us. Douglas Howell - Comox, BC

Guide and driver were excellent - paid attention to personal requirements & requests. Made the tour interesting & fun! C. Keating - Toronto, ON

This was our first tour with WestWorld and we didn't know what to expect. We would certainly consider another tour. Our guide went out of her way to make this tour a wonderful experience. Larry Mitchell - Saskatoon, SK

The tour was well planned and the other guides (local step on guides) that worked with our guide were very friendly and knowledgeable. Yes very much so. (recommend this tour to friends) Les & Phillis Bayer - Grand Prairie, AB

Our tour director could not have paid more attention to detail. She was thoughtful & knowledgeable - had done her research. Yes & have done so (recommend tour to friends). A lovely holiday journey. Faith D'Arcy - Mayne Is., BC

Tour Director - the very best - very knowledgeable & caring a lovely person, I'm sure she did the work of 2 people. Absolutely YES (would you recommend tour to friends?) I fully believe so. (did you receive value for your money?) Suzanne Shaw - Victoria, BC

Our tour director should get 10 (out of 5). Of all the tours I have taken she excelled. She always had a smile and was extremely knowledgeable. Patricia McWhirter - Pitt Meadows, BC

We could not have seen as much of Newfoundland/Labrador on our own. Thanks to all the research you have done (tour Director Alice) we were able to sit back & enjoy! Not juts the sights but the history & lore! Thank you Lorraine Krauss - Sherwood Park, AB - 2014

Lots of fun. I learned a lot about Newfoundland & Labrador, quite extensive in scope. Guide helpful and knowledgeable. Linda Cayer - Victoria, BC - 2014

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This is the eleventh season we have offered this in depth tour to Canada's 10th province. For many Canadians this is the final province to finish their bucket list of seeing all ten. Is this the year you finish your bucket list? What are you waiting for....

Our 2018 tour sold out in record time, book early for 2019!

 

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