11 Day Island Wide Newfoundland Tour with Cathy Scott

About Adventure

11 Day Island Wide Newfoundland Tour with Cathy Scott

About Adventure

Join Cathy on this women's tour and take the road less travelled on this amazing 11-day journey through Newfoundland. Experience the incredible Atlantic coastline, warm and friendly people, humpback whales breaching in the mist, and the local delicacies such as a bakeapple jam. Warm and welcoming, fun-loving, and funny to the core, the people here are also known for their natural creativity, unique language, and knack for storytelling. Perhaps that's why Maclean’s magazine thinks Newfoundland and Labrador has one of the Top 10 Friendliest Cultures in the World!

Living out on the edge of North America, the people of Newfoundland spent many years isolated from much of the world. They took the heritage of English, Irish, French, and Indigenous ancestors and created a culture that’s one of a kind. And you can see that expressed not only in the people but in the rich, colourful environment, the architecture, the crafts, in the names of the towns, and even in the way they built the roads – it’s all a bit off-kilter.

September 10 to 20, 2021

$4,799 plus gst per person CAD

This Tour Includes:

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Baggage Handling of one suitcase per person
  • Sightseeing in Gros Morne Park
  • Boat Tour on Bonne Bay (weather permitting)\
  • Excursions to Twillingate, Trinity and Bonavista
  • Visit to the Ryan Premises
  • Tour of Historic St. John’s
  • Excursion to Cape Spear
  • Entrance Fees to National and Provincial Historic Sites included in the itinerary
  • Ten Breakfasts
  • Eight Midday Meals
  • Five Dinners
  • Ground Transportation


Itinerary:

Day One – August 31

Arrive at Deer Lake on the West Coast of Newfoundland and transfer to Corner Brook to begin your holiday with McCarthy’s Party. This evening we will enjoy a get-together to meet your fellow travellers and learn more about the trip ahead.

Welcome Reception

Overnight Holiday Inn Express, Deer Lake

Day Two – September 1

This morning we travel to the Viking Trail to take in the spectacular scenery of Gros Morne National Park, an area declared by the United Nations as the newest World Heritage Site. We tour the North side of the Park with stops in Locster Cove, Shallow Bay and other attractions all in the shadow of the Long Range Mountains. Tonight you will enjoy a welcome dinner and have an opportunity to learn more about the adventure ahead.

Breakfast, Midday Meal & Dinner

Overnight Shallow Bay Motel, Cow Head

Day Three – September 2

This morning we take a boat tour across beautiful Bonne Bay to Woody Point. The trip offers spectacular views of the park’s vistas as well as the Tableland Mountains. This golden mountain range made up of rocks formed from the Earth’s mantle is this area that earned the park its nickname as the ‘Galapagos of Plate Tectonis’.Once in Woody Point we have some time to explore the little town, visit the park’s Discovery Centre and have a little stroll in one of the Tableland’s valleys.

Breakfast & Midday Meal

Overnight Shallow Bay Motel, Cow Head

Day Four – September 3

Bid farewell to the west coast as we take an easterly trek, to a new geological frontier. A perfect harbor in King’s Point provides a beautiful backdrop for an eventful morning of whale interpretation and brilliant art exhibits. This afternoon we make our way across the “Road to the Isles”, travelling across “Tickles and Runs” to spend time on beautiful Twillingate Island. our next area of exploration.

Breakfast, Midday Meal and Dinner

Overnight Anchor Inn, Twillingate

Day Five – September 4

Today spend time on beautiful Twillingate Island. This is one of Newfoundland’s oldest and most interesting fishing communities. We visit the lighthouse at Crow Head, the Auk Island Winery for a sample of their wares and have the opportunity to walk in the town or on any of their scenic trails while we visit local vendors, artisans and breweries.

Breakfast & Midday Meal

Overnight Anchor Inn, Twillingate

Day Six – September 5

This morning we visit the Beothuck Centre in Boyd’s Cove where we learn about the native groups that once occupied Newfoundland. Gander is our next destination. An aviation museum and a stop at the airport will allow us to learn about the flight history of the town aas well as their efforts to help the ‘Come From Aways’ on 9/11.Next we visit the fishing community of Salvage on the Eastport Peninsula. Here we go for a walk in the town and hopefully have a chat with some of the locals. This is also a great iceberg viewing area. Next we travel to Terra Nova National Park to view the vistas of Newman Sound and to visit the park’s Marine Interpretation Center. Here we will experience first-hand the variety of marine life found in the sounds and learn about this ecologically diverse area.

Breakfast & Midday Meal

Overnight Quality Hotel, Clarenville

Day Seven – September 6

This morning we travel to the historic village of Trinity, one of the oldest communities in North America, the gem of the Island. Here we learn about the Poole fish merchants who established this fishing station. We also have the opportunity to visit some of the many shops and galleries where local work is featured. Next we are off to Bonavista, the landfall of John Cabot in 1497.Here we visit the Ryan Premises and have an opportunity to learn about inshore fishing techniques that have allowed this town to thrive for hundreds of years. This afternoon we visit Cape Bonavista for a chance to walk the cliffs and enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery.

Breakfast,Midday Meal & Dinner

Overnight Quality Hotel, Clarenville

Day Eight – September 7

Today we travel to the Avalon Peninsula along the picturesque coastline of Conception Bay, the home of pirates of centuries ago. It was here, on the ruggedly beautiful shores of Newfoundland and Labrador, far from the comforts of home that it all began. A culture. A history. A country. Over the next 400 years, English settlement in Newfoundland and Labrador and the rest of British North America grew to become what is now English Canada. But it all started in 1610 with John Guy’s fateful choice of Cupids as his new home. We will also stop along the way for picture taking and to visit some of the more interesting villages such as Brigus, one of the historic sailing ports of Conception Bay and home of the late, famous Captain Bob Bartlett who took Perry to the North Pole. This evening we make our way to travel to St. John’s, arguably the oldest city in North America and our home for the next three nights.

Breakfast, Midday Meal & Dinner

Overnight Delta Hotel, St. John’s

Day Nine – September 8

Today we drive down the Southern Shore driving along the Irish Loop to the Historic town of Ferryland. We’ll make plenty of stops for photographs, conversations, and mythical stories. We hike to the lighthouse at Ferryland Head where we enjoy a picnic lunch on the cliff sides. This afternoon we visit Cape Spear National Historic Park, the most easterly point of land in North America.

Breakfast & Midday Meal

Overnight Delta Hotel, St. John’s

Day Ten – September 9

An historic tour of St. John’s will provide a brilliant interpretation of North America’s oldest city, and a proper orientation for your free time this afternoon. Visit Cabot Tower and Signal Hill to view the harbour’s “Narrows” and admire the architecture of old St. John’s; including the famous ‘Jelly Bean Houses’. This afternoon is free to explore the many historic exhibits, walking trails and boutique shops and galleries that surround your hotel. This evening we share our Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight Delta Hotel, St. John’s

Day Eleven – September 10

All good things must come to an end and so we bid a fond farewell to our newest yet oldest Province. As you fly homeward it will be with many delightful memories of an authentic Newfoundland experience that will be recalled for years to come.

Breakfast & Transfer to St. John’s Airport

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Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.