This itinerary explores one of Canada's
most dramatic and fascinating provinces,
where passing icebergs drift on ocean
currents and diverse cultures date
back more than 5,000 years. Discover
Canada’s most easterly province, where
you can wander through coastal villages,
explore national parks and look out for
the abundant wildlife.
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Arrive into St John's, the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador and North America's oldest city. Collect your hire car at the airport and stay 3 nights at Leaside Manor. (N)
Today is at leisure to explore this historic city with history dating back more than 500 years. A 2-hour cruise to view icebergs is included (subject to weather conditions). Other recommended sights include the Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the nearby historic fishing village of Quidi Vidi. (B)
Drive to Bay Bulls this morning for a 90-minute interpretive puffin and whale-watching cruise (subject to weather conditions). During the summer months this area becomes a feeding ground for a number of whale species including humpback whales, fin whales and minke whales, although sightings cannot be guaranteed. After your cruise, we recommend visiting Castle Hill Historic Site, featuring the remains of French and English fortifications from the 17th and 18th centuries. (B)
Drive north-west today to the seaside village of Trinity. En route, we recommend visiting Bonavista, a small town established where 14th-century Italian explorer John Cabot first set foot in the Americas. Sights include a replica of John Cabot's ship and a pretty red and white striped lighthouse. Stay 3 nights at Artisan Inn in Trinity. (B)
Today is at leisure to explore the village of Trinity. Established in 1580 and featuring crooked seaside lands and white and pastel coloured heritage houses Trinity feels as though it belongs in a movie-set. (B)
Today is at leisure. We recommend joining the 5km-long Skerwink walking trail, a gentle path that follows the rugged coastline for spectacular views of the surrounding villages set against the ocean. (B)
Travel west to Lewisporte today visiting Notre Dame Bay and Twillingate Island en route. Connected to the mainland by a bridge, Twillingate Island offers visitors sights of breathtaking ocean vistas, colourful fishing wharfs and pastel coloured houses. Continue to Lewisporte and stay overnight at Blue Water Lodge. (B)
Continue west to Norris Point, travelling into the spectacular Gros Morne National Park, an area known for its tiny villages, bare-topped mountains and populations of moose and caribou. On arrival in Norris Point stay 2 nights at Neddies Harbour Inn. (N)
Today is at leisure to explore Gros Morne National Park. Recommended walks include a visit to Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse or the 4km Tablelands trail, which cuts across the flat topped tablelands in the south-west corner of the park. (B)
Drive to the Northern Peninsula and the small town of Main Brook. En route we recommend stopping at Port au Choix Historic Site. Here remains of four ancient cultures have been discovered, the earliest of which date back more than 5,000 years. On arrival in Main Brook, stay 2 nights at Tuckamore Lodge. (B)
Today is at leisure. We recommend driving further north today to visit L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, where the remains of the earliest European settlement in the Americas has been found and a full scale replica of a Norse village reconstructed. (B)
Drive south to Corner Brook, located in the Humber Valley. Stay 2 nights at the Inn at Humber Valley. (B)
Today is at leisure to explore the nearby mountains or coastline. (N)
Travel back across Newfoundland today, returning to Lewisporte. Stay overnight at Blue Water Lodge. (N)
Return to St John's today and stay overnight at Leaside Manor. (N)
Drop your hire car back at the airport today and fly home or continue your Canadian holiday. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please call one of our Canada specialists.
Based on an Intermediate Automatic (Chrysler 200 Sedan or similar) for 16 days. Fuel and hotel parking is at your own expense.
Please note that due to the remote nature of this itinerary, the accommodation is considered to be 3-star.
The Artisan Inn offers shorefront accommodations provided in several homes situated within minutes walking distance of each other and the attractions of the town. Meals are available at the Twine Loft, which is located just a short walk away from all Artisan Inn...
The Bluewater Lodge & Retreat is a basic but comfortable secluded lakefront property surrounded by forest, marsh and water. The lodge has a guest lounge and 10 guestrooms, each individually decorated and many with en suite...
The Inn at Humber Valley is located approximately 20 minutes' drive from the city of Corner Brook, in the spectacular Humber Valley. The four guest rooms each have individual decor, en suite bathrooms, complimentary wireless internet and modern amenities. Facilities include a guest lounge and a hot tub. A daily gourmet continental breakfast is included in the...
The former residence of the prominent Parker family, Leaside Manor is a heritage building and the only home of its style in the province. Located just a short drive from the city centre, the property is tucked away amid gardens. All rooms featuring traditional decor and modern amenities.
Feature: 12 rooms, parking, laundry service, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: En suite bathroom, fridge, television, DVD...
Neddies Harbour Inn is a small boutique hotel situated on the waterfront of Bonne Bay in Norris Point. The fjord provides shelter from the ocean breeze and views of the bay and the mountains in the distance. The tablelands of Gros Morne National Park can also be seen from the property. There are just 15 rooms, all with en suite bathrooms and complimentary wireless internet access.
Features: 15 rooms, restaurant, sauna, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: King- or queen-sized bed, air conditioning, en suite...
Scandinavian in style, Tuckamore Lodge is located on the banks of Tuckamore Pond, fringed by spruce forest. The property has just 8 guest rooms, each with individual décor and modern amenities. Facilities include a guest lounge, sauna, billiard room, library and a dining...
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YNF2016: 15 Nights