Canada’s East Coast Maritimes Tours

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The East Coast of Canada offers a diverse selection of tours in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Whether you’re looking for spectacular scenery, a wide array of wildlife, great food and down home hospitality (including a great traditional music scene), this amazing part of Canada will not fail to impress!

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  • Newfoundland & Labrador - from St. John's Cabot Hill and charming colourful houses; the rugged beauty of Gros Morne National Park; Viking history at L'Anse Aux Meadows
  • Nova Scotia - Halifax's Pier 21 Museum of Immigration; the Titanic cemetary; Peggy's Cove lighthouse; Lunenburg's picturesque harbour and maritime history
  • Cape Breton; Cabot Trail and the fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
  • Prince Edward Island - red cliffs and beautiful beaches; Green Gables, made famous in the Anne of Green Gables books
  • New Brunswick - Bay of Fundy's high tides; Hopewell Rocks; Saint John River Reversing Falls; Joggins Fossil Cliffs; Shediac Bay lobsters
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Group Size: Maximum 35

2020 & 2021 Departures:
Variety of departures from June – early October

2020 Prices:
Best of Cape Breton: from CA$954 – quad to CA$1,277 – single
Celtic Colours of Cape Breton: from CA$795 – quad to CA$1,159 – single
Acadian Adventure, Prince Edward Island & New Brunswick: from CA$905 – quad to CA$1,415 – single
Taste of the Maritimes, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island: from CA$1,583 – quad to CA$2,234 – single
Wonders of the Bay of Fundy: from CA$1,960 – quad to CA$2,663 – single
Enchanting Islands: from CA$2,288  – quad to CA$3,171   – single
Circle Newfoundland & Labrador: from CA$3,628 – quad to CA$5,021 – single
Newfoundland & Labrador, West to East: from CA$3,380 – quad to CA$4,656 – single
Newfoundland Explorer from Corner Brook: from CA$2,410 – quad to CA$3,384 – single

2021 Prices:
Best of Cape Breton: from CA$994 – quad to CA$1,268 – single
Taste of the Maritimes, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island: from CA$1,648 – quad to CA$2,333 – single
Wonders of the Bay of Fundy: from CA$2,043 – quad to CA$2,776 – single
Enchanting Islands: from CA$2,389  – quad to CA$3,310   – single
Circle Newfoundland & Labrador: from CA$3,794 – quad to CA$5,255 – single
Newfoundland & Labrador, West to East: from CA$3,510 – quad to CA$4,841 – single
Newfoundland Explorer from Corner Brook: from CA$2,474 – quad to CA$3,521 – single

Taxes: 15% HST

Prices are shown in CA$ per person based on two people sharing a twin room, three people in a triple, four people in a quad and one in a single.

Tour Code:
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Maritime Provinces Combination Tours

Great Atlantic Canadian Experience, 23 days/22 nights
Combine the Atlantic Maritimes Tour with the Circle Newfoundland and Labrador Tour for an extraordinary Atlantic journey.

Atlantic Maritimes & Viking Trail, 18 days/17 nights
Take the Atlantic Maritimes and Newfoundland’s Viking Trail itineraries, and combine them to make this fantastic 18-day tour! It features the highlights of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and the west coast of Newfoundland.

Enchanting Islands & Circle Newfoundland, 18 days/17 nights
Combine our Enchanting Islands and the Circle Newfoundland and Labrador tours for an extraordinary Atlantic journey. Experience the rich culture and history of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador.

East Coast Islands, 13 days/12 nights
Take our Enchanting Islands and Newfoundland’s Viking Trail itineraries, put them together to make this fantastic 13-day tour.

 

 

Arrival & Departure transfers, hotel accommodation

You may wish to add transfers from your airport of arrival to your accommodation on the first day of your tour or in reverse on your last day; add in nights in Halifax, Corner Brook, Deer Lake or St. John’s; book local tours in Halifax or St. John’s. We can arrange for any additional services you may want to add on to round out your touring program.

Best of Cape Breton Island, 3 days/2 night

Discover the island that’s been ranked as the most beautiful by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Cape Breton Island truly offers a world of wondrous sightseeing opportunities that include the famous Cabot Trail.

2020 & 2021 Dates: Select Thursdays, June to September

Day 1: Halifax, NS to Baddeck, NS
Depart Halifax on your included transfer to New Glasgow where you will meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers. Proceed to Cape Breton Island, the Scotland of North America, via the Canso Causeway.  Visit Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island before checking into your accommodations on the Bras d’Or Lake where you will spend the next two nights. Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Cabot Trail Touring
Experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America today as you tour the Cabot Trail which winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand.  Your day is complemented by a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting). Meals: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Baddeck, NS to Halifax, NS
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits today, and words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France.  Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides.  Proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland, and back to Halifax for your departure. Meals: Breakfast

Prices:
2020 from CA$954 – quad to CA$1,277 – single
2021 from CA$994 – quad to CA$1,268 – single
Taxes: 15% HST

Celtic Colours of Cape Breton, 4 days/3 nights

Explore the beautiful Fall colours of Cape Breton Island during the Celtic Colours International Festival. This four day tour includes driving the world-famous Cabot Trail and two Celtic Colours performances.

2020 Dates: October 15

2020 Prices: from CA$795 – quad to CA$1,159 – single

Day 1: Depart for Baddeck, NS
After meeting your tour director and traveling companions, make your way through central Nova Scotia and across the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island. Travel the picturesque Ceilidh Trail through Mabou and Inverness. Along the way you will visit Glenora Distillary for a tasting of authentic Cape Breton whiskey. Enjoy this beautiful coastal route as you make your way to Baddeck for your three-night stay.

Day 2: Cabot Trail
Today you will discover firsthand why Conde Nast magazine readers rated Cape Breton one of the top ten most beautiful islands in the world! Named for explorer John Cabot, the Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendour of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Lookoffs offer unforgettable vista of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera ready! This evening, enjoy the first of your Celtic Colours International performances.
(Breakfast)

Day 3: Celtic Colours Festival
This morning, enjoy free time to explore Baddeck on your own. Browse some of the shops, stroll along the waterfront or relax at your hotel. Later today, enjoy an afternoon Celtic Colours performance, before a group dinner. This evening, you attend the Grand Finale Concert.
(Breakfast and Dinner)

Day 4: Homeward Bound
Visit Alexander Graham Bell Museum where you will get a rare glimpse into the extraordinary heart and mind of a world-famous inventor whose genius helped shape the modern world. Make your way back to the mainland with fond memories of your tour to Cape Breton Island.
(Breakfast)

Acadian Adventure - Prince Edward Island & New Brunswick

Discover the Acadian culture, history, and food of our Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick neighbours.  Enjoy two-night stays in both Summerside and Shediac, and lunches and entertainment at both Musical Village Acadien and Le Pays de la Sagouine.

2020 Dates: July 15

2020 Prices: from CA$905 – quad to CA$1,415 – single

Day 1: Halifax, NS to Summerside, PE
Depart Halifax this morning with pick-ups on route as you make your way to Caribou, NS to board the Northumberland Ferry to Prince Edward Island. As you arrive in Canada’s smallest province, your group will enjoy High Tea at Dalvay by the Sea. This afternoon spend time exploring PEI’s capital city, as you have free time in Charlottetown. Afterwards, travel to Summerside where you will check into your hotel for a two-night stay.

Day 2: Summerside Touring
Today you are off to explore the Acadien Museum of Prince Edward Island, and the Musical Village Acadien, where you will be treated to both entertainment and lunch. Spend time exploring the Bottle Houses, a unique and beautiful village created out of an imaginative idea of recycling. Tonight, attend the performance of  “Highland Storm” at the College of Piping.
(Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3: Summerside to Shediac, NB
This morning you are off to visit the Farmers’ Bank of Rustico and Doucet House Museums, located in Rustico, the oldest Acadien settlement in Prince Edward Island. Along the way your group will stop at the Prince Edward Island Preserves. Spend your lunch at Avonlea village where you will have free time to eat and explore.  This afternoon you tour the scenic North Shore of the island.  Drive by red cliffs, white beaches and the gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island National Park. Say goodbye as you travel into New Brunswick via the Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4: Shediac Touring
Your adventures begin today with a tour and demo at Olivier Soapery, a company rich with culture and tradition that uses original soap processes and recipes. Experience an Acadian Kitchen Party as you lunch at Le Pays de la Sagouine. This afternoon, visit the Irving Eco-centre: La Dunes de Bouctouche where you will learn about the eco-system and the protection and restoration of one of the last great dunes on the northeastern coast of North America.
(Continental Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5: Shediac to Halifax, NS
You are homeward bound today as you make your way to Halifax with fond memories of your Acadian Adventures. There will be a stop at the Masstown Market on the return, with free time for lunch. (Continental Breakfast)

 

Taste of the Maritimes, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, 6 days/5 nights

Visit Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg before continuing on to Prince Edward Island where the red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Canada’s smallest province awaits!  A highlight will be a traditional Maritime Lobster Dinner.

2020 & 2021 Dates: Select Sundays, June to September

2020 Prices: from CA$1,583 – quad to CA$2,234 – single
2021 Prices: from CA$1,648 – quad to CA$2,333 – single

Day 1: Arrive Halifax, NS
Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean for a two-night stay.  Meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet.
Option: You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax to your vacation package.  Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotia’s capital city has much to offer.

Day 2: South Shore Touring
Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where you will enjoy breakfast overlooking one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world.   Travel the South Shore and on to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, renowned for her fleets of Grand Banks’ fishing schooners.  Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage. (Breakfast)

Day 3: Halifax to Charlottetown, PE
Learn about the Mi’kmaq people at Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre before crossing Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge, to Prince Edward Island.  Check into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay and enjoy a theatre performance by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution may be necessary due to the theatre schedule). (Continental Breakfast)

Day 4: Prince Edward Island Touring
Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, Canada’s birthplace, or join a complimentary walking tour of the city.  This afternoon, tour the scenic North Shore of the island.  Drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island National Park and visit Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic books.  Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5: Charlottetown to Halifax
Ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia for a free afternoon and one last night in Halifax. (Breakfast)

Day 6: Depart Halifax
Arrangements end upon check-out from the hotel.  (Continental Breakfast)

Ask us about adding on the Bay of Fundy or Cape Breton Island.

Wonders of the Bay of Fundy, 7 days/6 nights

Nestled between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Atlantic Canada’s Bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world. Learn of the ecology and geology of the most dramatic and diverse tidal environment on the planet and experience Maritime history, culture and hospitality on this 7 day bus tour on Canada’s East Coast.

2020 & 2021 Dates: Select Tuesdays, June to October

2020 Prices: from CA$1,960 – quad to CA$2,663 – single
2021 Prices: from CA$2,043 – quad to CA$2,776 – single

Day 1: Arrive Halifax
Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean.  Meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet.
Option: You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax to your vacation package.  Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotia’s capital city has much to offer. 

Day 2: Halifax to Moncton, NB
Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as you meander its colourful coastline to New Brunswick.  En route, explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will see magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” of 300 million years ago.  After crossing into New Brunswick, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits as you enjoy a scrumptious lobster dinner on a lobster boat.*   Continue on to Moncton and check into your downtown hotel for the night. (Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
*This component is not available on the October 13, 2020 or October 12, 2021 departure; the lobster dinner will be enjoyed at a restaurant in Moncton.

Day 3: Moncton to Saint John, NB
Experience a true natural wonder this morning at the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy.  Marvel at these massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet.  Travel through Fundy National Park on to Canada’s first incorporated city, Saint John, on the southern New Brunswick coast.  Enjoy a city tour, including the Reversing Falls where twice daily the Bay of Fundy tides force the Saint John River to reverse its flow.  Check into your Saint John accommodations for a two-night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 4: St. Andrews by-the-Sea
Enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews by-the-Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town is sure to captivate. After a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting), the afternoon is yours to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5: Saint John to Digby, NS
Ferry back to Nova Scotia this morning and arrive in Digby, the scallop capital of the world, where the fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture combine to form an enchanting and historically rich town.  Check into the Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa* overlooking the Annapolis Basin on the Bay of Fundy. (Breakfast, Dinner)
*October 13, 2020 and October 12, 2021 departures may stay in Wolfville at the Old Orchard Inn

Day 6: Digby to Halifax, NS
Travel the lush Annapolis Valley where the French Acadians of Grand Pre made their first settlement in the early 1600’s. Learn about this landscape’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as fact and fiction blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline. Visit a local winery for a tour and tasting before returning to Halifax for the evening. (Breakfast)

Day 7: Depart Halifax, NS
Atlantic Tours’ arrangements end on check out from the hotel.  We hope that you have enjoyed your time with us and that we’ll see you again soon! (Continental Breakfast)

Option: You may wish to continue your Maritime Vacation and join us today on either our Enchanting Islands tour featuring Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island or our Taste of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Tour

Enchanting Islands, 8 days/7 nights

Canada’s Maritime islands await!  Enjoy fresh salt air, sandy beaches, mountain vistas and much more.  Pass through fields of green, dine on succulent seafood, and travel the world-famous Cabot Trail on this vacation of Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island which is complemented by touring of Nova Scotia’s South Shore.

2020 & 2021 Dates: select Sundays June to October

2020 Prices: from CA$2,288  – quad to CA$3,171   – single
2021 Prices: from CA$2,389  – quad to CA$3,310   – single

Day 1: Arrive Halifax
Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean.  Meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet.

Option: You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax to your vacation package.  Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotia’s capital city has much to offer. 

Day 2: South Shore Touring
Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where you will enjoy breakfast overlooking one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world.   Travel the South Shore and on to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, renowned for her fleets of Grand Banks’ fishing schooners.  Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage. (Breakfast)

Day 3: Halifax to Charlottetown, PE
Learn about the Mi’kmaq people at Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre before crossing Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge, to Prince Edward Island.  Check into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay and enjoy a theatre performance by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution may be necessary due to the theatre schedule). (Continental Breakfast)

Day 4: Prince Edward Island Touring
Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, Canada’s birthplace, or join a complimentary walking tour of the city.  This afternoon, tour the scenic North Shore of the island.  Drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island National Park and visit Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic books.  Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5: Charlottetown, PE to Baddeck, NS
Ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island, the Scotland of North America, via the Canso Causeway.  Visit Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island before checking into your accommodations on the Bras d’Or Lake where you will spend the next two nights. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6: Cabot Trail Touring
Experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America today as you tour the Cabot Trail which winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand.  Your day is complemented by a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting). (Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Baddeck to Halifax
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits today and words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France.  Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides.  Proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland, and back to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes. (Breakfast)

Day 8: Depart Halifax
Atlantic Tours’ arrangements end on check out from the hotel. (Continental Breakfast)

Circle Newfoundland & Labrador, 13 days/12 nights

This comprehensive tour features the best of “the Far East of the Western World”. Travel from Nova Scotia’s provincial capital, Halifax all the way to the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland and to the most easterly point in North America through national parks – including Gros Morne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn of ancient peoples – the Maritime Archaic, Vikings, and Basques – as you travel to coastal fishing communities to meet the friendly and hospitable people of today. Boat tours provide the opportunity to see whales, thousands of seabirds, and, depending on the time of year, icebergs! Sample the local food and drink to become an honorary “Newfoundlander”!

2020 & 2021 Dates: Select Fridays, June to September

2020 Prices: from CA$3,628 – quad to CA$5,021 – single
2021 Prices: from CA$3,794 – quad to CA$5,255 – single

Day 1: Arrive Halifax, NS
Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean.  Meet our Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet. Depending on your time of arrival, you may wish to book a tour of Halifax, Peggy’s Cove or Lunenburg.
Option: You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax to your vacation package.  Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotia’s capital city has much to offer. 

Ask us about starting your tour in Newfoundland.

Day 2: Halifax, NS to Port aux Basques, NL
Travel via Truro and Antigonish to cross over the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island. At North Sydney, board the Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight* crossing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland. (Continental Breakfast, Dinner)
Note: The Marine Atlantic Ferry schedule changes yearly. As such, an overnight crossing including cabin accommodation may be necessary.

Day 3: Port aux Basques to Port au Choix, NL
Drive through the Codroy Valley and through Gros Morne National Park – to be enjoyed later on during your tour – to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of ancient cultures.  The Port au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundland’s northwest coast and people have lived here for 5,500 years. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4: Port au Choix to L’Anse au Clair, NL
Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. This mystical place takes the essence of Labrador coastal living and transposes it onto a tapestry of rich culture and history. Spend the night in Labrador. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5: L’Anse au Clair to St. Anthony, NL
Return to Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Hear of the Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago before continuing on to your St. Anthony accommodations for the night. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6: St. Anthony to Cow Head, NL*
Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour (weather permitting) in St. Anthony before traveling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park for a two-night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
*June and early July are the best time to see Titanic-size icebergs!

Day 7: Gros Morne Local Touring
Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly one of the highlights of your trip with a scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord. Also, visit the Tablelands; this mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth’s mantle is an awe-inspiring sight. Today will be an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada. (Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner)
Option: Passengers may request on booking to take a scenic boat tour on Western Brook Pond and visit the Broom Point Fishing Premises in lieu of the scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay and visit the Tablelands.  While some may consider the boat tour on Western Brook Pond to be a superior outing, please note that there is a 45-minute walk (3 km/2 miles) from the parking lot to the dock and a 45-minute walk back.  This option must be requested on booking.

Day 8: Cow Head to Gander, NL
Have your camera ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close.  Travel through Central Newfoundland on to Gander, famous as the basis of the hit Broadway Musical, Come From Away; learn about the hospitality and generosity of the local residents during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks when 38 airplanes unexpectedly landed there.  Also visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum which hosts a variety of artifacts and displays chronicling Gander’s role in the development of transatlantic aviation.  (Breakfast)

Day 9: Gander to Clarenville
A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twilingate where you will visit Long Point Lighthouse and the Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre.  Keep your camera close at hand for wildlife as you drive through Terra Nova National Park and on to Clarenville, your home for the next two nights. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10: Bonavista & Trinity Touring
Today you will experience two quaint, historic towns. First, visit Bonavista, where John Cabot first arrived in North America in 1497. Learn about the hard life of the light keepers at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site before continuing on to charming Trinity.  Stroll the lanes and explore the many historic buildings preserved from the 18th century. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11: Clarenville to St. John’s, NL
Continue on to the intriguing old seaport of St. John’s, your home for the next two nights. North America’s oldest city and Newfoundland’s capital boosts a stunning location in the granite cliffs and slopes of the Avalon Peninsula. Enjoy a city tour featuring 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 12: St. John’s Area Touring
This morning, visit Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip, a boat tour (weather permitting) in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to search for puffins and other seabirds. Next is a visit to the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site. The afternoon is yours to explore St. John’s at your leisure. (Breakfast)

Day 13: Depart St. John’s
Depart St. John’s for your flight home. Tour arrangements end on check-out from the hotel.

Newfoundland & Labrador West to East, 12 days/11 nights

This comprehensive tour begins in Newfoundland & Labrador and features the best of “the Far East of the Western World”. Travel from the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland to the most easterly point in North America through national parks – including Gros Morne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn of ancient peoples – the Maritime Archaic, Vikings, and Basques – as you travel to coastal fishing communities to meet the friendly and hospitable people of today. Boat tours provide the opportunity to see whales, thousands of seabirds, and, depending on the time of the year, icebergs! Sample local food and drink to become an honorary “Newfoundlander”!

2020 & 2021 Dates: Select Saturdays, June to September

2020 Prices: from CA$3,380 – quad to CA$4,656 – single
2021 Prices: from CA$3,510 – quad to CA$4,841 – single

Day 1: Arrive in Newfoundland
Check into your accommodations in Corner Brook* where you will spend your first night in Newfoundland & Labrador.
*If you are arriving late, you may wish to overnight in Deer Lake instead of Corner Brook and this may be requested on booking for no additional charge subject to availability. 

Day 2: Corner Brook to Port au Choix, NL
Meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and other traveling companions this morning at your hotel and travel through Gros Morne National Park – to be enjoyed later on during your tour – to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of ancient cultures.  The Port au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundland’s northwest coast and people have lived here for 5,500 years. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3: Port au Choix to L’Anse au Clair, NL
Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. This mystical place takes the essence of Labrador coastal living and transposes it onto a tapestry of rich culture and history. Spend the night in Labrador. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4: L’Anse au Clair to St. Anthony, NL
Return to Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear of the Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago before continuing on to your St. Anthony accommodations for the night. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5: St. Anthony to Cow Head, NL
Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour (weather permitting) in St. Anthony before travelling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park for a two-night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
*June and early July are the best time to see Titanic-size icebergs!

Day 6: Gros Morne Local Touring
Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly one of the highlights of your trip with a scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord. Also, visit the Tablelands; this mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth’s mantle is an awe-inspiring sight. Today will be an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada. (Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner)
Option: Passengers may request on booking to take a scenic boat tour on Western Brook Pond and visit the Broom Point Fishing Premises in lieu of the scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay and visit the Tablelands. While some may consider the boat tour on Western Brook Pond to be a superior outing, please note that there is a 45-minute walk (3 km/2 miles) from the parking lot to the dock and a 45-minute walk back.  This option must be requested on booking.

Day 7: Cow Head to Gander, NL
Have your camera ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close.  Travel through Central Newfoundland on to Gander, famous as the basis of the hit Broadway Musical, Come From Away; learn about the hospitality and generosity of the local residents during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks when 38 airplanes unexpectedly landed there.  Also visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum which hosts a variety of artifacts and displays chronicling Gander’s role in the development of transatlantic aviation.  (Breakfast)

Day 8: Gander to Clarenville
A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful out port of Twillingate where you will visit Long Point Lighthouse and the Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre.  Keep your camera close at hand for wildlife as you drive through Terra Nova National Park and on to Clarenville, your home for the next two nights. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9: Bonavista & Trinity Touring
Today you will experience two quaint, historic towns. First, visit Bonavista, where John Cabot first arrived in North America in 1497.   Learn about the hard life of the light keepers at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site before continuing on to charming Trinity.  Stroll the lanes and explore the many historic buildings preserved from the 18th century. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10: Clarenville to St. John’s
Continue on to the intriguing old seaport of St. John’s, your home for the next two nights.  North America’s oldest city and Newfoundland’s capital boasts a stunning location in the granite cliffs and slopes of the Avalon Peninsula.  Enjoy a city tour featuring 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11: St. John’s Touring
This morning, visit Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip, a boat tour (weather permitting) in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to search for puffins and other seabirds. Next is a visit to the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site.  The afternoon is yours to explore St. John’s at your leisure. (Breakfast)

Day 12: Depart St. John’s
Depart St. John’s for your flight home. Atlantic Tours’ arrangements end on check-out from the hotel.

Newfoundland Explorer from Corner Brook, 9 days/8 nights

Come to the place where the New World begins. You will eat food you’ve never heard of before, sing a ballad or two and experience the unique history, environment, culture, and lifestyle of the friendly and warmhearted people who love to live here. Some of the very best Newfoundland has to offer is featured in this comprehensive vacation: picturesque out ports, national parks, dramatic mountain-to-fjord scenery, and trips off-the-beaten-path.

2020 & 2021 Dates: Select Tuesdays, June to September

2020 Prices: from CA$2,410 – quad to CA$3,384 – single
2021 Prices: from CA$2,474 – quad to CA$3,521 – single

Day 1: Arrive Corner Brook, NL*
Check into your accommodations in Corner Brook where you will spend your first night in Newfoundland & Labrador.
*If you are arriving late, you may wish to overnight in Deer Lake instead of Corner Brook and this may be requested on booking for no additional charge subject to availability. 

Day 2: Corner Brook to Cow Head, NL*
Join an included transfer* from Corner Brook to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park where you will meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and other traveling companions late this afternoon. (Breakfast, Dinner)
*Please note: this is a transfer day with no sightseeing included.

Day 3: Gros Morne Local Touring
Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly one of the highlights of your trip with a scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord. Also, visit the Tablelands; this mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth’s mantle is an awe-inspiring sight. Today will be an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada. (Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner)
Option: Passengers may request on booking to take a scenic boat tour on Western Brook Pond and visit the Broom Point Fishing Premises in lieu of the scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay and visit the Tablelands.  While some may consider the boat tour on Western Brook Pond to be a superior outing, please note that there is a 45-minute walk (3 km/2 miles) from the parking lot to the dock and a 45-minute walk back.  This option must be requested on booking.

Day 4: Cow Head to Gander, NL
Have your camera ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close.  Travel through Central Newfoundland on to Gander, famous as the basis of the hit Broadway Musical, Come From Away; learn about the hospitality and generosity of the local residents during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks when 38 airplanes unexpectedly landed there.  Also visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum which hosts a variety of artifacts and displays chronicling Gander’s role in the development of transatlantic aviation.  (Breakfast)

Day 5: Gander to Clarenville
A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twillingate where you will visit Long Point Lighthouse and the Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre. Keep your camera close at hand for wildlife as you drive through Terra Nova National Park and on to Clarenville, your home for the next two nights. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6:Bonavista & Trinity Touring
Today you will experience two quaint, historic towns.  First, visit Bonavista, where John Cabot first arrived in North America in 1497.   Learn about the hard life of the light keepers at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site before continuing on to charming Trinity.  Stroll the lanes and explore the many historic buildings preserved from the 18th century. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Clarenville to St. John’s, NL
Continue on to the intriguing old seaport of St. John’s, your home for the next two nights. North America’s oldest city and Newfoundland’s capital boasts a stunning location in the granite cliffs and slopes of the Avalon Peninsula.  Enjoy a city tour featuring 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8: St. John’s Touring
This morning, visit Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip, a boat tour (weather permitting) in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to search for puffins and other seabirds. Next is a visit to the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site. The afternoon is yours to explore St. John’s at your leisure. (Breakfast)

Day 9: Depart St. John’s
Depart St. John’s for your flight home. Atlantic Tours’ arrangements end on check-out from the hotel.

Included
  • Accommodation for number of nights listed per tour
  • Meals as indicated in each tour: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
  • Tour Director or Driver Guide
  • Touring as outlined in day by day itinerary
Not Included
  • Airfare to start point and from end point
  • Airport transfers upon arrival/departure
  • Meals other than indicated
  • Tours or transfers other than indicated
  • Gratuities to driver/guide
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Insurance
  • Applicable taxes
Tour Notes

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