Uncovering Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Colorful, Surprising, Inspiring

  • Date

    July 11-22, 2020 | Sat/Wed – 12 Days

  • Location

    Deer Lake | Corner Brook | Gros Morne National Park | Port au Choix | Gulf of St. Lawrence | St. Anthony | Cow Head | Gander | Terra Nova National Park | Clarenville | Bonavista Peninsula | Trinity | St. John’s

Overview

Journey along the road less traveled from the northernmost tip of Newfoundland to the farthest point east. Meander through soaring fjords, fragrant forests, and stunning coastlines. Walk in the steps of the Vikings at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Venture out on the water, where breaching humpbacks perform their ballet and majestic mountains and icebergs envelop you. Pass puffin colonies perched on the land’s edge, breath in the fresh, clean air, and soak up the peace of your surroundings. Wander coastal pathways, and explore the colorful and friendly culture of seaside villages filled with old-world charm. Shaped by colliding continents and grinding glaciers, see Gros Morne National Park’s ancient landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The vastness, the authentic encounters, and the hands-on learning experiences will lead you to understand the living culture and traditions found on every corner of Newfoundland and Labrador — the kind of travel experience that follows you home, and remains in your heart.

Hear what past guests have to say about traveling with Ambassadair

“Magnificent destination of beautiful mountains, lakes, and rivers.”

“Banff scenery does not disappoint and we had great weather. Very nice accommodations, phenomenal tour guide, (Nancy), great itenerary, brand new bus, nice bus driver. Enjoyed the fellow travelers on this trip.”

“Fantastic – a must do!!”

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Travel through Gros Morne National Park
  • Scenic boat tour in Bonne Bay
  • Visit Red Bay National Historic Site and L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
  • Whale watching boat tour
  • Boat tour in Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to search for puffins
  • Lighthouse viewing and an opportunity to see icebergs
  • Ride the ferry to and from Labrador

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Deer Lake, Newfoundland and from St John’s, Newfoundland
  • Escorted
  • 11 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 lunches, 8 dinner
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel baggage handling

NOTE:  This itinerary includes activities where moderate walking, possibly on uneven terrain, is required.

Sat, July 11: Fly to Deer Lake, Newfoundland and transfer to Corner Brook where you’ll check in to your hotel for an overnight stay and have the remainder of the day at leisure.

<Sun, July 12: Travel through the Humber Valley and Gros Morne National Park. Enjoy breathtaking views as your make your way up the Northern Peninsula to Port au Choix, a quaint and quiet fishing village with 5,000 years of human history. Experience local, traditional cuisine and overnight in this quaint little village. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Mon, July 13: Take a ferry across the Gulf of St. Lawrence, leaving the Island of Newfoundland, to Labrador. Relive the Basque whaling tradition through a remarkable collection of original artifacts, archaeological remains, photographs, and more at the Red Bay National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whalers from the Basque region of Spain and France created a major whale port here that supplied the whale oil that lit the lamps of Europe. Tour the former whaling town and immerse yourself in the traditional life of a whaler. Overnight in L’Anse au Clair in Labrador. (B,D)

Tue, July 14: Ferry back to Newfoundland and visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the only authenticated Norse site in North America. Today, your visit will transport you back to the places where Vikings once stood. At the Viking Encampment, try blacksmithing or weaving, and talk to characters who will bring the Viking history to life. Hear heroic and tragic tales of Thor, Loki, Erik the Red, and more. Continue to St. Anthony, which is known for its whale watching and is the main service center for northern Newfoundland and southern Labrador. Join the group for dinner and overnight in St. Anthony. (B,D)

Wed, July 15: Start the day with a Whale Watching boat tour. The world’s largest population of humpback whales return each year as well as another 21 species of whales and dolphins; such as the minke, sperm, pothead, blue, and orca. Catching a single glimpse of these majestic mammals is an indescribable experience. Next, stop at the Arches Provincial Park, a natural rock archway created by tidal action. Spend the next two nights at Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park. (B,D)

Thu, July 16: Travel to the center of Gros Morne National Park, for a scenic Bonne Bay boat tour (weather permitting). View the diverse landscape from Gros Morne Mountain to the tablelands and fjords — you’ll soon see why this area was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Watch for the whales and dolphins that frequent the area as well as the bald eagles hunting for food along the water’s edge. (B,L,D)

Fri, July 17: After breakfast, travel through central Newfoundland to Gander. Visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum, dedicated to preserving and presenting stories and artifacts highlighting Gander’s role in the development of trans-Atlantic aviation and its role in the days following 9/11. Check in to your hotel and have the evening on your own. (B)

Sat, July 18: Enjoy a scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay to the beautiful port town of Twillingate. Historical and picturesque, it is one of the stops along Iceberg Alley, a vast corridor of ocean that runs from Greenland along the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador and is a popular path for icebergs. One of the best views can be had from Long Point Lighthouse, which looks out over the distant reaches of Notre Dame Bay. In the waters off the coast, look for whales, dolphins, harp seals, seabirds, and of course — icebergs. Visit the Prime Berth Fishery & Hatchery and travel through Terra Nova National Park on your way to Clarenville where you will spend the next two nights. (B,L,D)

Sun, July 19: Explore the beautifulBonavista Peninsula. Visit the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site and tour the quaint town of Trinity, home to beautifully restored fishing rooms and saltbox houses, accommodations in historic buildings, and top-rated dining experiences. Watch for puffins, the official bird of Newfoundland and Labrador, as they like to nest on the edges of this craggy coast. Return to Clarenville after the day’s adventures. (B,L,D)

Mon, July 20: Take a scenic drive to the seaport of St. John’s, one of the oldest and most easterly of North American cities. Enjoy a city tour, including the busy modern waterfront, the lookout on Signal Hill offering an iconic panoramic view, and the brightly colored row houses lining the steep hills and alleyways. Check in to your hotel in St. John’s for the last two nights. (B,D)

Tue, July 21: Today, visit Bay Bulls for a boat tour (weather permitting) in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to search for puffins and other seabirds. Walk around the Cape Spear National Historic Site — the most easterly point in North America. (B)

<Wed, July 22: Transfer to the St. John’s Regional Airport and fly to Indianapolis. (B)

Glynmill Inn, Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Just steps from Glenmill Pond, this historic inn features charming rooms and a central location. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant • bar • fitness center.

Sea Echo Motel, Port au Choix, Newfoundland. The Sea Echo Motel overlooks the picturesque Port au Choix harbor front and is well known for its hospitality, amazing views, and delicious traditional Newfoundland food. Highlights: in-room coffee maker • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant • bar.

Northern Light Inn, Labrador. The Northern Light Inn is located in the beautiful Labrador Coastal Drive region and convenient to the Strait of Belle Isle ferry terminal. Highlights: complimentary WiFi Internet access • room service • restaurant • bar/lounge • on-site laundromat. The hotel has two floors; no elevators.

Hotel North, St Anthony, Newfoundland. The Hotel North is positioned directly on St. Anthony Harbour in the heart of town; adjacent to the shopping mall. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker, refrigerator • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant • bar/lounge.

Shallow Bay Motel & Cabin Conference Center, Cow Head, Newfoundland. Stay in Gros Morne National Park in this conveniently located motel on the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the small fishing village of Cow Head. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant • bar • swimming pool • hot tub on the ocean • fitness center • on-site laundromat.

Sinbad’s, Gander, Newfoundland. Experience Gander in comfort at Sinbad’s with spacious accommodations and upscale dining, and easy access to nearby parks, an arts and cultural center, and the town center. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant • bar/lounge • fitness center.

Quality Hotel, Clarenville, Newfoundland. Conveniently located between the Town of Clarenville and Discovery Trail, this hotel was recently renovated and provides a friendly, pleasant respite from your travels. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker  • refrigerator • complimentary WiFi Internet access • room service •  restaurant * complimentary breakfast * fitness center

Delta, St. John’s, Newfoundland. The Delta Hotel St. John’s Conference Centre is conveniently located in downtown St. John’s near Memorial University and the Railway Coastal Museum. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker, refrigerator • complimentary WiFi Internet access • room service • restaurant • fitness center • indoor swimming pool

Pricing

  • Package with Air
  • Double P/P – $6,249
  • Triple P/P – $5,999
  • Single – $7,079
  • Land Only
  • Double P/P – $5,409
  • Triple P/P – $5,159
  • Single – $6,239

* Subject to change due to increase in exchange rate or fuel surcharge

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