12 Day Newfoundland & Labrador
CruisePlus Land Offer
Corner Brook to St. Johns
July 20, 2019
Globus Land Tour
With cruises, ferry crossings, and visits to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this breathtaking vacation features the best of Newfoundland and Labrador!
- Learn about Basque whaling at Red Bay, a 16th century UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Visit L’anse aux Meadows Natural Historic site, the only known Viking settlement in North America
- View adorable Atlantic Puffins at the Seabird Capital of North America
What we are Including
- 12-night guided tour including 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- First-class accommodations with Wi-Fi
- Breakfast daily & 7 dinners including a lobster dinner in Gros Morne & a farewell dinner in St. Johns
- Motorcoach transportation
- Service of a representative at the destination to assist with local information
*Ask us about arranging your airfare!
*Note: Transfers, optional excursions, additional meals & gratuities are extra and are not included
Corner Brook to St. Johns
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN CORNER BROOKWelcome to Corner Brook! The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the town or relax at your hotel.
DAY 2 CORNER BROOKThis 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.
DAY 3 CORNER BROOK–GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK–PORT AU CHOIX–ST. BARBESkirt 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.
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.
DAY 5 L’ANSE–AU–CLAIR–L’ANSE AUX MEADOWS–ST. ANTHONYFERRY 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.
DAY 6 ST. ANTHONY–GROS MORNE AREAThis 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 LOBSTER DINNER.
DAY 7 GROS MORNE AREA–GANDERAfter 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.
DAY 8 GANDER–TWILLINGATE–TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK–CLARENVILLEAlong 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.
DAY 9 CLARENVILLE. EXCURSION TO TRINITY & CAPE BONAVISTAThis morning, travel to historic Trinity, one of the oldest communities in North America, with its scenic harbor. Enjoy a guided 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.
DAY 10 CLARENVILLE–WITLESS BAY CRUISE–ST. JOHN'SRejoin 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.
DAY 11 ST. JOHN'STour 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 SCREECH-IN ceremony. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your tour.
DAY 12 ST. JOHN'SThe tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.