NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR TOUR
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR - September 6 - 17, 2019
the first time Echo Tours & Travel offered a tour to Newfoundland, I was so excited to finally visit Newfoundland. It only took a few days for me to fall totally in love with this province. The unique Newfoundland culture, the history, the amazing scenery and the people, are like nowhere else in the world.
Echo Tours is pleased to once again be working with McCarthy’s Party Tours, to offer an authentic experience, a total immersion – Newfoundland and Labrador style.
Visiting with the local people, chatting with fishermen, enjoy meals with community groups … whale watching, puffin sighting, getting off the beaten path to experience the culture… learn about the way of life, the language of the sea and the song of the ocean.
I hope you will join us in Newfoundland and Labrador.
DAY 1: Arrive in Deer Lake on the West Coast of Newfoundland. A short drive will take you to Corner Brook for the night. This evening enjoy a get together to meet your fellow travelers. Overnight - Corner Brook
DAY 2: This morning drive the Viking trail to Gros Morne National Park. Travel along some of the most spectacular coastline in North America. Visit the National Historic Park at Port au Choix, which interprets the history and lifestyle of the Maritime Archaic people who lived here over 3000 years ago. This evening we share and welcome dinner. Overnight - Plum Point Breakfast and Midday Meal and Welcome Dinner
DAY 3: Today travel the coastline to St. Anthony and the UNESCO World Heritage Site at L'Anse aux Meadows, home to Lief the Lucky and the Viking people who settled this area as early as the year 1000 AD. Meet costumed Viking interpreters as you explore the recreated base camp. We will also visit the home of the famous medical missionary Sir Wilfred Grenfell. Overnight - Plum Point. Breakfast and Midday Meal
DAY 4: Keep a sharp eye out for whales as we cross the Straits of Bell Isle to the shores of Labrador. Visit the Whaling Station founded in the early 1500's and learn the "modern techniques" used by these whalers and hear about the hardships they endured. We also will visit the tallest lighthouse in the province at L'Anse-Amour. Overnight - L'Anse au Clair. Breakfast and Midday Meal (If we are lucky we will meet Chris)
DAY 5: This morning we return to the island and continue to explore the rugged coastline, stopping at The Arches and enjoy an interpretation of the many unique and wonderful geological formations. Tonight enjoy a traditional Newfoundland Dinner. Overnight Rocky Harbour. Breakfast and Dinner
DAY 6: The morning starts with a boat tour across Bonne Bay to Woody Point and Gros Morne National Park. Visit the Discovery Center and view the famous Tableland Mountains. It is this area of the park that is nicknamed the "Galapagos of Plate Tectonics". Overnight - Rocky HarbourBreakfast and Midday Meal (optional Anchors Away show)
DAY 7: Bid farewell to the west coast as we take an easterly trek, to a new geological frontier. A perfect harbour provides a beautiful backdrop for an eventful morning of whale interpretation and brilliant art exhibits. The afternoon commemorates the many acts of kindness extended when Newfoundland welcomed the "Come From Away" guests into the homes and communities surrounding Gander. Overnight - Gander. Breakfast and Midday Meal.
DAY 8: This morning we are off on the "Road to the Isles" before travelling across "Tickles and Runs" to beautiful Twillingate Island, one of the oldest and most interesting fishing communities. We then travel to Terra Nova National Park to view the vistas of Newman Sound. Overnight - Port Blandford/Clarenville. Breakfast and Midday Meal
DAY 9: Today we begin the day with a visit to the historic village of Trinity, one of the oldest communities in North America. Then it’s out to Cape Bonavista to walk the cliffs, enjoy the spectacular scenery, visit the Ryan Premises, Bonavista and learn about the inshore fishing that has allowed this town to thrive for hundreds of years. Overnight - Port Blandford/ Clarenville. Breakfast and Midday Meal
DAY 10: Travel to the Avalon Peninsula. Here we will go " around the bay" along the picturesque coastline of Conception Bay, the home of pirates centuries ago. We will stop for pictures at some the interesting villages such as Holyrood and Brigus. We will also visit Cupids, the first English Colony in the New World. This afternoon we visit Cape Spear National Historic Park before heading into St. John's. Overnight St. - John's. Breakfast and Midday Meal
DAY 11: A city tour of the oldest city in North America, St. John's, with a visit to Cabot Tower and Signal Hill where we can view the famous “Narrows” and admire the architecture of old St. John’s. Find out why the houses are painted bright colours. The afternoon is free to explore this historic city. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers. Overnight in St. - John's. Breakfast and Dinner
DAY 12: Unfortunately we have to say goodbye to Newfoundland today and fly home with many fond memories of an authentic Newfoundland experience. Breakfast included.
* Pick-up at your home with transportation to and from the Ottawa airport
* 11 nights accommodation with private bath and /or shower
* Transportation via deluxe motorcoach
* 11 breakfasts, 8 midday meals, 3 dinners
* Sightseeing in Gros Morne Park, Terra Nova National Park and Newman Sound, National Park at Port au Choix, Tableland Mountains,
Cape Spear National Historic Park
* Water Shuttle/ tour to Bonne Bay (weather permitting)
* Visit to Sir Wilfred Grenfell Mission, Ryan Premises
* Historic St. John's, Twillingate, Trinity and Bonavista, Cabot Tower and Signal Hill
* Tours to L'Anse Aux Meadows, Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
* Ferry crossing to and from Labrador, boat to Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (weather permitting).
* Admission to all parks and sightseeing stops
* Services of a McCarthy's Party local Newfoundland Guide
* Pre-booked seats on all fights (seats are selected by the airline. Upgrades available for a fee)
* One pre-paid checked bag per person
* All hotel and air taxes included.
Land only price: Twin accommodation $4111.25
Single accommodation: Add $810
Echo Tours and Travel is arranging group airfare and the price will be available at time of booking. This airfare includes 1 checked bag and seat selection.
Deposit: $1000.00 per person at time of booking. Balance is due 6 week prior to departure. Airfare must be paid at the time Echo Tours books your air.
We recommend the purchase of cancellation insurance and medical insurance to protect yourself should you have to cancel.
BOOK EARLY WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE ON THIS TOUR.