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Newfoundland & Labrador Discovery

Jul 9, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019


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July 9-21, 2019 | 13 Days, 12 Nights
/_uploads/images/escortedgroups/Highlights-NL-image.pngJoin the experts at Maritime Travel as we explore remote fishing villages, enjoy stunning ocean vistas and sample succulent seafood and local delicacies. Surround yourself with Newfoundland & Labrador’s fresh, salt air and get set for what National Geographic Traveler calls “one of the world’s most transformative travel experiences.” Meet andmingle with warm and charming people, enjoy a Viking Feast, go whale-watching, and so much more. Last year’s tour was great success. We can’t wait to welcome you in 2019. 
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"The highlight for me was the boat tour to see whales & icebergs in Twillingate. I really liked going off the tourist beaten path, and staying right in the smaller communities. A large part of my enjoyment was the warmth and hospitality of the Newfoundlanders I encountered. I’ve never experienced it to the same degree anywhere else in my travels. It was remarkable and heart-warming. ”
– 2018 GUEST


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Itinerary


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR DISCOVERY*

TUESDAY, JULY 9 — Arrive Halifax. Upon arrival in Halifax, make your way to our accommodations, ideally located in the downtown core. Join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception at the hotel this evening. You will have the opportunity to meet your traveling companions and learn further details of the adventure ahead. Your Tour Director will provide you with a luggage tag. R

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 — Enjoy a continental breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant; afterwards enjoy the rest of the morning at leisure to explore Downtown Halifax and grab a light lunch before our early afternoon departure to North Sydney. Nothing quite matches the experience of arriving in Newfoundland in the original way - by sea. We will board a relaxing overnight Marine Atlantic Ferry to Port-aux-Basques, NL. We will have private cabins, each equipped with its own bathroom.

PLEASE NOTE: As there is no baggage handling on the ferry, we recommend that you plan to leave your suitcase on the coach during the crossing and pack your carry-on with anything you might need overnight. B D

THURSDAY, JULY 11 — Enjoy breakfast in Port-aux-Basques before driving through the Codroy Valley. Our journey continues through Gros Morne National Park – to be further enjoyed later in your tour – for a late lunch at Rocky Harbour. Continue through the Park to the fishing community of Port au Choix and visit the Port au Choix National Historic Site, before checking in to your accommodations for the night. B L D

FRIDAY, JULY 12 — Watch for whales as we ferry across the Strait of Belle Isle to the shores of Labrador. Here we will visit the recently discovered Whaling Station at Red Bay National Historic Site. Learn about the “modern” techniques used in the 1500’s by the tenacious Basque whalers. Visit the Point Amour Lighthouse stop with opportunity to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view. Here we will enjoy a boxed lunch. We will continue on to Red Bay where there will be time to explore. Later in the afternoon, we continue on to L’Anse aux Clair where we will spend the night. B BL D

SATURDAY, JULY 13 — Today we return to the island of Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn of the Vikings who settled here over a thousand years ago. Continue to St. Anthony for our overnight stay. Tonight is an evening of food and fun at the Great Viking Feast at Leifsburdir. B BL D

SUNDAY, JULY 14 — A morning whale watching tour (weather permitting) with a local biologist and wildlife expert will give you the opportunity to see whales, dolphins, sea birds and sea caves. If you’re lucky, you may even see icebergs drift down Iceberg Alley. At the Grenfell Historic Properties, learn about the famous medical missionary, Sir Wilfred Grenfell, before traveling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park where you will spend the next three nights. B D

MONDAY, JULY 15 — Today we return to Gros Morne National Park to visit the Broom Point Fishing Exhibit and learn about the fishery of the past, present and future. Then on to Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse, marking the marine approach to Rocky Harbour and the entrance of Bonne Bay since 1897. After lunch in Rocky Harbour, why not take an easy hike to Western Brook Pond and see the inland Fiords. Enjoy dinner at our hotel this evening. B L D

TUESDAY, JULY 16 — Today will be an unforgettable experience as we discover why Gros Morne National Park is truly one of the highlights of this vacation. It is said that the scenery that we are about to see is unequaled in Canada as we embark on a boat tour (weather permitting) on the fjords of Bonne Bay inside the park. This scenic tour will familiarize you with the incredible geology of the Tablelands and the history of the villages nestled along the shores; be on the look-out for whales and bald eagles! B PL D

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 — We will depart Gros Morne early this morning. A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads us to the beautiful outport of Twillingate. At the tip of the island, visit the Long Point Lighthouse perched 300 feet above the sea. Explore the Twillingate Museum and visit the Auk Island Winery. Dinner is at our hotel this evening. B D

THURSDAY, JULY 18 — We head out on the Trans-Canada Highway to visit Terra Nova National Park, the most easterly of Canada’s beautiful national parks. Keep your camera close at hand for wildlife along the way. Learn about the hard life of the light keepers at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site. This afternoon stroll through the lanes of the charming town of Trinity; see several historic buildings including both a typical early 20th century rural merchant’s house and a counting house. Later, we will arrive at our Trinity hotel for the night and enjoy the historic charms and comforts of this authentic accommodation. B L D

FRIDAY, JULY 19 — Today we continue to the capital city of St John’s. We will arrive in time for you to enjoy some free time to explore the downtown area and have lunch on your own. Later, we will journey to the town of Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip, a boat tour to the Witless Bay bird sanctuary (weather permitting). We will return to St. John’s where will enjoy a two night stay with a farewell dinner tonight. B FD

SATURDAY, JULY 20 — This morning, we will enjoy an intriguing city tour. See the Victorian architecture of the downtown area, the busy modern waterfront, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Confederation Building, and the panoramic view from Signal Hill. We will also visit the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site. The remainder of the day is free to explore on your own. B

SUNDAY, JULY 21 — Depart St. John’s. Following breakfast, it will be time to check out from your hotel. Arrangements end upon check-out. We hope that you have enjoyed travelling with us and that we will see you again soon! B

TERMS & CONDITIONS: *$3,649 per person rate is based on double occupancy, and includes the early-booking savings of $150 per person ($300 per couple) if booked by March 1, 2019. After March 1, price is $3,799 per person, double occupancy. Single occupancy is an additional $1500 per person. Triple pricing available. Rates do not include airfare or airport transfers. Taxes are extra: plus HST/GST: Canadian Residents: 15%. Cancellation Policy: Once full payment has been received, the tour is considered non-cancellable. Deposit of $500 per person required at time of booking. Deposit is fully refundable if tour does not occur. Full payment required 90 days before start date of tour. Some itinerary details are subject to change. Minimum number of guests required to guarantee departure.

Liability: Travel arrangements made by Maritime Travel Exclusive Escorted Tours and Holiday Escapes are subject to the terms, conditions and tariffs set out by our suppliers. Maritime Travel Exclusive Escorted Tours and Holiday Escapes will not assume liability for any refunds, losses, damage, costs or expenses arising out of injury, accident or death, loss of, or damage to, or delay in baggage or other property, delay, inconvenience, upset, disappointment, stress, frustration, or loss of enjoyment or loss of holiday time resulting from:

(i) the act or fault or omission by any party other than by Maritime Travel Exclusive Escorted Tours and Holiday Escapes or its employees;
(ii) mechanical breakdown, government action, weather, strike or any other action beyond its control;
(iii) being denied access to aircraft due to contravening the airlines conditions of carriage;
(iv) the traveller missing flight connections or departures or failing to follow instructions of tour representatives.

B = Breakfast L = Lunch BL = Boxed Lunch PL = Picnic Lunch D = Dinner R = Reception

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