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 one of North America's oldest cities. Collect your hire car at the airport and stay 3 nights at Leaside Manor. (N)
Today is at leisure to explore the city, with history dating back more than 500 years. 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 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, although sightings cannot be guaranteed. After your cruise, we recommend visiting the remains of French and English fortifications from the 17th and 18th centuries at Castle Hill Historic Site (B)
Drive north-west today to the seaside village
of Trinity. We recommend visiting Bonavista en route, a small town established where 14thcentury Italian explorer John Cabot first set foot in the Americas. Sights include a replica of Cabot's ship and a pretty red- and whitestriped lighthouse. Stay 3 nights at Artisan Inn in Trinity. (B)
Today is at leisure to explore the village of Trinity. This charming seaside village was established in 1580 and still features many historic houses. (B)
Today is at leisure. We recommend following the 5-km-long Skerwink walking trail, a gentle path that follows the rugged coastline, for spectacular views of the surrounding villages set against the ocean. (B)
Connected to the mainland by a bridge, Twillingate island has breathtaking ocean vistas, colourful fishing wharfs and pastel-coloured houses. Take a 2-hour afternoon cruise* to view icebergs from Twillingate and stay overnight at Harbour Lights Inn. (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 4-km-long 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 civilisations have been discovered, the earliest of which dates 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 Steady Brook, located in the Humber valley. Stay 2 nights at the Marble Inn Resort. (B)
Today is at leisure to explore the nearby mountains or coastline. (N)
Drive to Deer Lake Airport and drop off your hire car. Fly home or continue your holiday in Canada. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
International flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please speak to your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
Available from May to September.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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YNF2018: 13 Nights