Day 1: Arrive in Halifax and check in at your accommodations for the night. Your lovely hotel is ideally located in the downtown core. This evening meet your fellow travelers and Tour Director at a welcome reception. Depending on your time of arrival, you may wish to book a Gray Line Tour of Halifax, Peggy's Cove or Lunenburg.
Day 2: Travel via Truro and Antigonish to cross over the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island. At North Sydney, board a Marine Atlantic ferry* for a relaxing crossing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland, where you will spend the night. Relax in your private cabin during this journey. (B,D)
*The Marine Atlantic ferry schedule changes from year to year. As such, an overnight ferry crossing may be necessary. Cabin accommodation would be provided.
Day 3: Drive through the Codroy Valley and on to Corner Brook, the largest city on the west coast, for a brief tour. Your journey continues through Gros Morne National Park – to be enjoyed later on during your tour – to the fishing community of Port au Choix. While there, visit Port au Choix National Historic Site, before checking in to your accommodations for the night. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. Spend the night in Labrador. (B,D)
Day 5: Return to Newfoundland and travel to L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as aUNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear of the Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago. (B,D)
Day 6: Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting)* before travelling to Cow Head for a two-night stay. (B,D)
*June and early July are the best time to see Titanic-size icebergs!
Day 7: Discover why Gros Morne National Park is truly one of the highlights of your tour. Visit the Broom Point fishing exhibit and Lobster Cove Lighthouse. Enjoy a scenic boat tour (weather permitting) as you learn the geology of the Tablelands, see the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord, and hear the history of the small villages nestled on the shores. It is an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery is unequaled in eastern Canada. (B,L,D)
Day 8: Have your camera at the ready as you catch your final glimpse of Gros Morne National Park. Continue to Deer Lake to catch your flight home. Your tour concludes on arrival at the Deer Lake Airport. (B)