GLOBUS 2017: Newfoundland & Labrador with Iceberg Festival (CF1)
13 days from Corner Brook to St. John's
With cruises, ferry crossings, and visits to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this breathtaking vacation features the best of Newfoundland and Labrador-with overnights in Corner Brook, Plum Point, L'Anse-au-Clair, St. Anthony, Rocky Harbour, Gander, Port Blandford, and St. John's. Throughout this Newfoundland & Labrador tour, enjoy breathtaking scenery. On your cruise on Bonne Bay, learn about the history of the small villages nestled on the shores as you watch for whales and bald eagles. Travel to the Witless Bay Islands and enjoy a narrated cruise and watch for whales and puffins. Other scenic highlights include Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning beauty and unique geological features; Arches Provincial Park, where you'll stop to photograph two large arches carved by the pounding sea; Terra Nova National Park, Canada's most easterly national park; and much more. Plus, you'll be in St. Anthony for the annual Iceberg Festival. Enjoy a cruise through Iceberg Alley, experience a Viking feast, and explore on your own. In addition to amazing scenery, visit historic sights on this Newfoundland & Labrador tour. Visit Port au Choix National Historic Site, where an exhibit highlights archaeological finds from people who settled here before 2000 BC; Red Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a 16th-century Basque whaling station; the L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and North America's only known Viking settlement; Cape Spear National Historic Site, home to the province's oldest surviving lighthouse; St. John's, where you'll tour North America's oldest settlement; and much more.Throughout this tour, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this region to life with in-depth knowledge and local insights into the region's culture, history, and secrets. All of this-and much more-await you on this marvelous tour!
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|Offer valid through 3/31/2017|
|Day 1||Corner Brook||Welcome to Corner Brook! The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the town or relax at your hotel.|
|Day 2||Corner Brook||This morning, meet your traveling companions and Tour Director during a welcome breakfast. Then, enjoy an orientation tour of Corner Brook, followed by a break to see the Captain James Cook National Historic Site. Travel along Humber Arm to the Bay of Islands, with excellent photo opportunities on the way to Frenchman's Cove. Enjoy a stop at Lark Harbour. Savor great views of Guernsey, Tweed, and the Pearl Islands on the return to Corner Brook. (B)|
|Day 3||Plum Point||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. Depart for Plum Point, visiting a few important sites along the way. 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,D)|
|Day 4||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. Return to L'Anse-au-Clair. (B,D) NOTE:Icebergs are most often seen in June and July.|
|Day 5||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. (B,D)|
|Day 6||St Anthony||Spend the day being a part of the annual Iceberg Festival, celebrating the coming of spring and the arrival of icebergs. We'll start the day with a CRUISE through Iceberg Alley to experience magnificent icebergs, seabirds, and possibly whales. During your free time today, attend one of the local events and learn more about the region's history, culture, and music. Enjoy an evening of food, fun and feuds at the GREAT VIKING FEAST DINNER THEATRE. You can even join the crew and become an honorary Viking! (B,D)|
|Day 7||Rocky Harbour||This morning, travel along the Viking Trail, with a stop at ARCHES PROVINCIAL PARK to photograph the two large arches carved by the pounding sea. Then, board a ship for a scenic CRUISE on Bonne Bay. Relax as you take in views of Gros Morne Mountain, learn about the history of the small villages nestled on the shores, and keep a lookout for whales and bald eagles. Tonight, enjoy a special [LF] LOBSTER DINNER. (B,D)|
|Day 8||Gander||Depart for Grand Falls, with a stop at the SALMONID INTERPRETATION CENTRE, one of North America's largest Atlantic salmon enhancement projects. This provides a great opportunity to see salmon migrating upstream (through underwater windows). On to Gander, once the international aviation crossroads of the world. (B,D)|
|Day 9||Port Blandford||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. (B,D)|
|Day 10||Port Blandford||This morning, travel to historic Trinity, one of the oldest communities in North America, with its scenic harbor. Enjoy a guided [LF] WALKING TOUR and hear stories that bring this picturesque village alive. Continue 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 present day. (B)|
|Day 11||St. John's||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. Continue to St. John's, visiting CAPE SPEAR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE en route, the most easterly point in North America. (B)|
|Day 12||St John's||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 [LF] SCREECH-IN ceremony. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your tour. (B,D)|
|Day 13||St John's||The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)|
|US$ Price Details|
Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.Prices based on double room occupancy.Single Room Supplement: $706Triple Room Reduction per person: $169Extra Nights per person in Corner Brook:in single room $140; in twin room $87; in triple room $65Extra Nights per person in St John's:in single room $197; in twin room $114; in triple room $88
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