CFCW Travel - Newfoundland & Labrador
Join CFCW’s Nick Gulka on a 14-day Newfoundland & Labrador Tour
Pack your shades for the quaint lighthouses, brightly- colored houses, and other awesome sights this tour has to offer. Witness the exceptional beauty and unique geological features of Gros Morne National Park, walk in the footsteps of Vikings at L’Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site Red Bay and catch a glimpse of spouting whales, and plunging puffins.
August 19 – September 2
NEWWEST TRAVEL – NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR TOUR INCLUDES:
Round-trip airfare from Edmonton to Newfoundland
14-day tour with local sightseeing, outings, and excursions onboard a motor coach
13 nights’ accommodation at first class hotel properties including two extra nights in Corner Brook prior to the start of your Globus tour.
Pre-paid gratuities for Globus tour director & Globus motor coach driver. (Local services may require tipping at your own discretion)
Meals included on the tour: Daily breakfast, 4 lunches & 7 dinners
Tour Highlights: In Stephenville, explore the history of a U.S. army base from World War II. This base was set up by the US Government in 1941 when Newfoundland was still its own country. After, stop in Lourdes to view the oldest wooden church in Canada, then enjoy the beautiful topography along the Port au Port Peninsula. Next, enjoy lunch and try the local Newfoundland specialties. Discover Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its unique geological features. At the Lobster Cove Head, visit the lighthouse and the fascinating marine displays. In the historic city of St. John’s, visit Signal Hill National Historic Site, Cabot Tower, the Old Town, and the Basilica of St. John the Baptist.
Private round-trip airport transfers
Complimentary parking at Value Park at Edmonton International Airport
Bon Voyage reception with the group at MKT Bar + Fare prior to departure
Escorted by CFCW’s Nick Gulka for the duration of the tour
EXCLUSIVE PROMOTION: BOOK BY FEBRUARY 17 TO SAVE $250 PER PERSON OFF THE LISTED RATES
Fly overnight to Newfoundland.
DAY 1: AUGUST 20
Welcome to Corner Brook, Newfoundland
The day is at leisure to explore the town or relax at your hotel.
DAY 2: AUGUST 21
Corner Brook – Stephenville – Corner Brook
From the highway, view the paper mill as you head West towards the Harmon Air Force Base in Stephenville. This base was set up by the US Government in 1941 when Newfoundland was still its own country. Visit the bunkers that were made to house weapons and get a chance to go inside one. This base was used in World War II and the Cold War.
A stop in Lourdes will allow a visit to the grotto at Our Lady Lourdes Parish, then onto the oldest wooden church in North America. Visit a one-room schoolhouse and an old French Village. Watch how to bake bread in rock ovens and then enjoy a taste of the bread with wild berry jam. The tour will conclude back in Corner Brook mid-afternoon after lunch. The rest of the day is at your leisure. (B, L)
DAY 3: AUGUST 22
Free day to explore Corner Brook.
Tonight, enjoy a dinner theatre production at New Found Family Drama (B, D)
DAY 4: AUGUST 23
This morning, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome breakfast, followed by an orientation tour of Corner Brook. Scenic drive along Humber Arm and the Bay of Islands en route to Frenchman’s Cove and Lark Harbour. Enjoy a stop at Lark Harbour. Soak in great views of Guernsey, Tweed, and the Pearl Islands on the return to Corner Brook. (B)
DAY 5: AUGUST 24
Corner Brook – Gros Morne National Park – Port au Choix – St. Barbe
Skirt the shores of Deer Lake and head north to Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its exceptional beauty and unique geological features. At the Lobster Cove Head, visit the lighthouse and the fascinating marine displays. Next is Broom Point, highlighting the history of Canada’s earliest fishing settlements. View glacier-carved gorges on the way to Port au Choix National Historic Site. The exhibits focus on archaeological finds of Maritime Archaic and Dorset peoples who settled here before 2000 BC (B, L, D)
DAY 6: AUGUST 25
St. Barbe – Blanc Sablon – Red Bay – L’Anse-au-Clair
Board your ferry to cross the Strait of Belle Isle, known as Iceberg Alley, to Blanc Sablon. Then, to Red Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the first major industrial complex of the New World and home to a 16th-century Basque whaling station exhibit. countinue to L’Anse-au-Clair. Note: Iceberg sightings are not guaranteed (B, D)
DAY 7: AUGUST 26
L’Anse-au-Clair – L’Anse aux Meadows – St. Anthony
Ferry back to St. Barbe. Enter L’anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the only known Viking settlement in North America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the reconstructed sod huts, learn how the Vikings lived, and see Norse artifacts dating back to 1000 AD. The evening is at your leisure. (B, L, D)
DAY 8: AUGUST 27
St. Anthony – Gros Morne Area
Scenic drive along the Viking Trail with a stop at Arches Provincial Park to photograph the two large arches carved by the pounding sea. Enjoy a cruise on Bonne Bay to learn about the history of the small villages nestled on the shores and spot wildlife including whales and bald eagles. Tonight, experience a Newfoundland dinner! (B, D)
DAY 9: AUGUST 28
Gros Morne Area – Gander
After breakfast, depart for Gander; once the international aviation crossroads of the world. Visit to the North Atlantic Aviation Museum to learn the history of North Atlantic aviation from the 1930s to its unexpected role in the days following the 9/11 tragedy. Join the Beyond Words Tour to learn of the role that Gander played days after the tragic event. (B)
DAY 10: AUGUST 29
Gander –Twillingate –Terra Nova National Park – Clarenville
Along the “Road to the Isles,” the local predilection for colorful language comes across with place names such as “Too Good Arm,” “Virgin Arm,” and “Crow Head.” On the way to Twillingate, visit the Prime Berth Fishing Museum and see the Long Point Lighthouse. With luck, you might spot whales along the coast en route to Terra Nova National Park. This evening is at your leisure in Clarenville. (B, D)
DAY 11: AUGUST 30
Clarenville Trinity – Cape Bonavista – St. John’s
Travel to Cape Bonavista to admire the beautiful cliffs and coastlines. In Bonavista, learn how modern North America began when John Cabot made landfall here in 1497. A visit to Ryan Premises National Historic Site commemorates the prosperous fishing industry from the early 1500s to today. Later, continue to historic Trinity, one of the oldest communities in North America, with its scenic harbor. Enjoy a regional lunch at a local restaurant followed by a walking tour with a Local Guide to hear stories that bring this picturesque village alive. Tonight is at leisure in St. John’s. (B, L)
DAY 12: AUGUST 31
St. John’s – Excursion to Cape Spear National Historic Site & Witless Bay
Visit Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in North America. Rejoin the Trans-Canada Highway and travel to Witless Bay Islands, where whales and puffins abound. Board your boat for a narrated cruise around the three islands. Newfoundland has the largest concentration of humpback whales in the world and is also known as the “Seabird Capital of North America,” with the largest Atlantic puffin sanctuary in North America. (B)
DAY 13: SEPTEMBER 1
Tour the oldest settlement in North America with a Local Guide. Visit Signal Hill National Historic Site, Cabot Tower, the Old Town, and the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. This afternoon is free to explore on your own. You may wish to visit The Rooms, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture through history, heritage, and artistic expression or spend time browsing the many boutiques and galleries of St. John’s. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner that includes a traditional Screech-In ceremony. (B, D)
DAY 14: SEPTEMBER 2
Your journey ends this morning with a transfer to the airport and return flight to Edmonton. (B)