Newfoundland & Labrador (CF) - 2014 / 2015

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12 Day Tour from Corner Brook to St. John's


Newfoundland & Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador
Whale watching in Newfoundland
L’Anse aux Meadows
Newfoundland
Gros Morne National Park
The coast of Newfoundland
Newfoundland and Labrador
Labrador

Vacation Overview

With cruises, ferry crossings, and visits to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this breathtaking vacation features the best of Newfoundland and Labrador. Begin in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, for a city tour, then head to Gros Morne National Park, known for its stunning beauty and unique geological features. Visit Port au Choix National Historic Site and explore the archaeological finds from ancient cultures before boarding a ferry to cross the Strait of Belle Isle, known as Iceberg Alley. Ferry to St. Barbe and tour the L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site, the only known Viking settlement in North America. On the way to Gander, Twillingate, and Port Blandford, view lighthouses and quaint fishing villages along the scenic coastline, and keep your eyes open for whales as well! Before heading to St. John’s, board a boat for a narrated cruise to view humpback whales and puffins in Witless Bay, and visit Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America. In St. John’s, tour the oldest settlement in North America with a local expert. Your trip concludes with a special farewell dinner—the perfect way to end this wonderful vacation to Newfoundland and Labrador on Canada’s Atlantic coast.

     

CORNER BROOK
Sightseeing tour

GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK
Visit Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse, Broom Point

PORT AU CHOIX NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Sightseeing

STRAIT OF BELLE ISLE
Ferry across Iceberg Alley

RED BAY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Sightseeing tour

L’ANSE AUX MEADOWS
Visit Viking settlement site

ROCKY HARBOUR
Scenic cruise on Bonne Bay; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional lobster dinner

GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR
Visit Salmonid Interpretation Centre

TWILLINGATE
Visit Prime Berth Fishing Museum

TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing

BONAVISTA PENINSULA
Excursion to Cape Bonavista; visit Ryan Premises National Historic Site

PORT BLANDFORD
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Jiggs Dinner

WITLESS BAY
Whale and nature cruise

ST. JOHN’S
Sightseeing tour; Signal Hill National Historic Site; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner and traditional screech-in ceremony

NOTE:

  • This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.


DAY 1Arrive in Corner Brook

Welcome to Corner Brook! The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the town or relax at your hotel.

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DAY 2Corner 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. (Breakfast)

The beautiful Bay of Islands 
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DAY 3Corner Brook–Gros Morne National Park–Port Au Choix–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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Gros Morne National Park 
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The World Heritage List includes over 800 properties with cultural and/or natural heritage of global significance.

DAY 4Plum Point–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 NATIONAL HISTORIC 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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Icebergs are most often seen in June and July.

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DAY 5L’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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

L’Anse aux Meadows 
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The World Heritage List includes over 800 properties with cultural and/or natural heritage of global significance.

DAY 6St. Anthony–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 nested on the shores, and keep a lookout for whales and bald eagles. Tonight, enjoy a special Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOBSTER DINNER. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 7Rocky Harbour–Grand Falls–Gander

Depart for Grand Falls-Windsor, 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 crossroads of the world. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 8Gander–Twillingate–Terra Nova National Park–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. Tonight, do as the locals do and enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional Newfoundland favorite—a JIGGS DINNER. (Breakfast, Dinner)

The coast of Newfoundland Newfoundland 
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DAY 9Port Blandford. Excursion to Cape Bonavista

This morning, travel to historic Trinity, one of the oldest communities in North America, with its scenic harbor. 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. (Breakfast)

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DAY 10Port Blandford–Wittless Bay Cruise–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 en route, the most easterly point in North America. (Breakfast)

Newfoundland The coast of Newfoundland Cape Spear 
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DAY 11St. 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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SCREECH-IN ceremony. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your tour. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 12St. John’s

The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (Breakfast)

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Breakfast daily, 7 three-course dinners including a lobster dinner in Rocky Harbour, a Jiggs dinner in Port Blandford, and a farewell dinner in St. John’s


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

HILLARY JOHNSON

Years of Experience: 28 years

During a summer in Ireland when I was 12, I was bitten by the "travel bug." I lived in Europe and became a Tour Director after graduating with a degree in European Languages. I am never as alive as when I am on the road. The haunting echo of a saxophone on a New Orleans street, the heady evening perfume of Jasmine in bloom, the sweet taste of a beignet, and the joyous "AA-eeeee!" of a Cajun dancer all need to be experienced...observing them from afar is not enough.

Four Ways Globus Eliminates the Hassles

VIP Access
Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.

Perfect Hotels
We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.

Tour Directors
Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.

Transportation
Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride.




UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Newfoundland & Labrador:

  • L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
  • Gros Morne National Park