Newfoundland & Labrador Fly Tour (Deer Lake to St. John's)
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.
11 Days 1 Country 13 Meals
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 continue your journey to Trinity and Bonavista. Most of the old town of Trinity is a national heritage district, and there are several provincial historic sites to visit 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. While in Trinity stop by the Green Family Forge Blacksmith Museum, and the Trinity Museum and Archives as well as the Trinity Interpretation Centre. Then travel 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 Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site which has been restored to its original 1843 condition. Other stops 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. A special treat this evening, an authentic Newfoundland Screech In.
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.
All prices are per person, land only and include all taxes and fees. Prices are in CAD.
Not included in price:
- Airline baggage fees for additional or over-sized luggage
- Airline fuel surcharges if there is a change in fuel prices
- Gratuities for Tour Director and Driver
- Meals and activities not specified in the itinerary
- Any personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Pre or post tour arrangements
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. 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.
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.