Newfoundland & Labrador (CF)

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

2019 Tour Details

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, St. Barbe, L’Anse-au-Clair, St. Anthony, Gros Morne Area, Gander, Clarenville, 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 around the three islands, watching for whales and puffins. Ferry across the Strait of Belle Isle, known as Iceberg Alley. 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 with inlets, forests, ponds, and bogs; and much more.

In addition to amazing scenery, you’ll 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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 Destinations & Sightseeing

CORNER BROOK
Sightseeing
GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK
Visit Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and Broom Point
PORT AU CHOIX NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Sightseeing
STRAIT OF BELLE ISLE
Ferry across Iceberg Alley
RED BAY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Sightseeing
L’ANSE AUX MEADOWS
Visit Viking settlement site with a Local Guide
ARCHES PROVINCIAL PARK
Sightseeing
GROS MORNE AREA
Scenic cruise on Bonne Bay; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional lobster dinner
GANDER
Visit North Atlantic Aviation Museum
TWILLINGATE
Visit Prime Berth Fishing Museum
TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing
TRINITY
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Historic walking tour with a Local Guide
BONAVISTA PENINSULA
Excursion to Cape Bonavista; visit Ryan Premises National Historic Site
WITLESS BAY
Whale and nature cruise
ST. JOHN’S
Cape Spear National Historic Site; sightseeing; Signal Hill National Historic Site; farewell dinner and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional screech-in ceremony
Notes:

  • 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.

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available in most hotels

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 7 three-course dinners including a lobster dinner in Gros Morne area and a farewell dinner in St. John’s

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 CORNER BROOK–GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK–PORT AU CHOIX–ST. BARBE

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 St. Barbe, 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.

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Day 4 ST. BARBE–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, 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.

NOTE:

Icebergs are most often seen in June and July.

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Day 5 L’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. A Local Guide shows you the reconstructed sod huts, explains how the Vikings lived, and you will see Norse artifacts dating back to 1000 AD.

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Day 6 ST. ANTHONY–GROS MORNE AREA

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 boat 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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOBSTER DINNER.

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Day 7 GROS MORNE AREA–GANDER

After breakfast, depart for Gander, once the international aviation crossroads of the world for a visit to the NORTH ATLANTIC AVIATION MUSEUM, to learn the history of North Atlantic aviation from the 1930s to its unexpected role in the days following the 9/11 tragedy.

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Day 8 GANDER–TWILLINGATE–TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK–CLARENVILLE

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. Spend the next two nights in Clarenville, situated in beautiful Trinity Bay.

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Day 9 CLARENVILLE. EXCURSION TO TRINITY & CAPE BONAVISTA

This morning, travel to historic Trinity, one of the oldest communities in North America, with its scenic harbor. Enjoy a guided Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 CLARENVILLE–WITLESS 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 NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE en route, the most easterly point in North America.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SCREECH-IN ceremony. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your tour.

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Day 12 ST. JOHN'S

The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

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.

JAMES SAUNDERS

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

Originally from London, I worked at a hotel in Germany and as a Local Guide in northern Italy before becoming a Tour Director. I have conducted tours all over Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Russia, South America, and all 10 provinces of Canada. Today, I call Toronto home. I love to cook, process the pictures I take on tour, and read. Every day, I wake up and have a wonderful, learning experience awaiting me.

Tour Director - JAMES SAUNDERS

 Accommodations

Corner Brook
St Barbe
L'Anse Au Clair
St Anthony
Rocky Harbor
Gander
Clarenville
St. John's

 Optional Excursions

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