Newfoundland & Labrador (St. John's to Deer Lake)

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Newfoundland - puffin

Maple Leaf Collection

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.

calendar icon 11 Days    location icon 1 Country     meal icon 13 Meals




Day 1 – Home City to St. John's

Depart your home city for St. John’s, and the start of your tour of Newfoundland and Labrador!  Upon arrival a transfer to your hotel has been included.

Day 2 – St. John's

Get acquainted with the charming city of St. John’s and its surroundings this morning; a vibrant, historic, colourful, and contemporary city – 500 years young!  Being the oldest colonized region in the new world your local guide will regale you with its history, legends & lore - all flavoured with personal anecdotes and good humour from which Newfoundlanders are so famous. Enjoy the brilliant vistas from Signal Hill, one of the most recognizable skylines in Canada. Other stops include Cape Spear National Historical Site the most Easterly point in North America, Quidi Vidi Village, Jellybean Row, Government House, the Roman Catholic Basilica and an orientation of the shops and restaurants of the downtown core. The tour will conclude at your hotel where the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy on your own. 

Day 3 – St. John's to Clarenville

Today travel to Clarenville, but not before an award-winning boat tour of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Composed of four small islands, this reserve is one of nature's greatest wonders. Home to the largest Atlantic puffin colony in North America (500,000+) and millions of other seabirds.  Enjoy a spectacular performance by Humpback whales as they frolic, and breach with pectoral fins slapping right before your eyes there are bound to be a few breathtaking moments. A show not to be missed! Please note that sightings (birds, whales, and icebergs) vary by season and cannot be guaranteed. Then visit Heart’s Content Cable Station, where over 150 years ago, the first successful transatlantic telegraph cable landed, changing the way we communicate forever. This little Newfoundland town leapt 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.

Day 4 – Clarenville

Today continue the 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. Attend a special treat this evening, an authentic Newfoundland Screech-In, and become an honorary Newfoundlander.

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 ‘Fathers of the Confederation’. 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 Prime Berth Historic Fishing Village, learn about the history and culture of the area by visiting this living history museum and then on to Long Point Lighthouse, built in 1876.

Day 6 – Gander to Rocky Harbour

Before leaving Gander, often called the ‘Crossroads of the World’, stop at the Silent Witness Memorial, then visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum, which tells the story of civil and military aviation in the town going back to the 1930’s. After, 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. 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 7 – Rocky Harbour to L'Anse-Au-Clair

First stop, Arches Provincial Park to view a natural rock archway created by eons of tidal action.  Then head for St. Barbe and board the ferry, sailing through Iceberg Alley to Labrador, keep watch for 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. Enjoy dinner this evening with your fellow travellers.

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

Before leaving Labrador, visit Point Amour Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site. If you are 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 you back to Newfoundland to overnight in the quaint town of St. Anthony. Dinner tonight will be a Viking Feast in a replica of Leif the Lucky’s home.

Day 9 – St. Anthony to Plum Point

Before departing this morning 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. In the afternoon take in L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Once home of Leif the Lucky and the Viking people who settled here around 1000 AD. Tour the reconstructed sod huts as animators recreate daily life at the site. This evening experience some local Newfoundland hospitality with a ‘Mug Up’.

Day 10 – Plum Point to Deer Lake

Today’s highlights include Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the and Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse to catch a great view of Bonne Bay and the surrounding mountains.  Then travel by water taxi from Norris Point to Woody Point.  After a break for lunch visit the Discovery Centre at Woody Point to discover why Gros Morne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can take in the exhibits and enjoy the stunning view from the deck. Join with your fellow travellers this evening for the Farewell Dinner.

Day 11 – Deer Lake to Home City

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

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices
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July 28, 2023 - August 07, 2023
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Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

Gros Morne National Park

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

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.

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.

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.

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).





Traveller's Stories

Traveller's Stories