DAY 1 – Arrive in Newfoundland and Labrador - Welcome to Canada's most eastern city, St. John's. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.
DAY 2 – Tour St. John's and Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Cruise - After a welcome breakfast your local Tour Manager takes you on a narrated tour of St. John's including Signal Hill, where Guglielmo Marconi received the world's first transatlantic wireless signal in 1901. See the Basilica of St. John's and the community for Quidi Vidi before visiting Canada's easternmost point of land at Cape Spear Lighthouse. At Bay Bulls your vessel takes you through the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to see the numerous species of whales, along with puffins and a multitude of other seabird species. Meals: B, L
DAY 3 – Cupid's Cove Plantation and Heart's Content Cable Station - Today, you'll visit Hawthorne Cottage, home of Arctic explorer Captain Bob Bartlett, who took Robert Peary to the North Pole in 1909. At Cupid's Cove Plantation, learn the history of the colonists who arrived here in 1610 through the ongoing archaeological dig. Then, stop at Heart's Content Cable Station, site of the first permanent telegraph cable connecting Europe and North America. Meals: B, D
DAY 4 – Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, John Cabot and Trinity Village - At Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site, learn about the lighthouse and the light keepers. Stop at the John Cabot Statue marking the location where the Venetian navigator landed in 1497 before coming to Ryan Premises National Historic Site where this merchant-run salt fish complex served as a key economic force behind the inshore fishery. Next, visit the beautifully-reconstructed brick Georgian Lester-Garland House to learn the ties between Newfoundland and England. Meal: B
DAY 5 – Terra Nova National Park, Twillingate and Gander - Travel through ragged-shaped Terra Nova National Park with its sheltered inlets, forests and bogs. Scenic photo stops will be made en route to Twillingate where the 47-foot tall Long Point Lighthouse awaits. Visit the museum, climb to the top and visit the many shops. Later, you'll arrive in Gander. Meals: B, D
DAY 6 – Mary March Museum and Rocky Harbour - Discover the rich history of Central Newfoundland, from Aboriginal cultures thriving here 5,000 years ago to the 20th century industrial development at the Mary March Provincial Museum. Displays include artifacts from the ancient Maritime Archaic Indians to the Europeans who settled here. Later, continue to the town of Rocky Harbour, the gateway to Gros Morne National Park. Meal: B
DAY 7 – Gros Morne National Park and Traditional Newfoundland Screech-In - Venture into Gros Morne National Park today, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with spectacular mountain ranges, geological wonders and vibrant fishing communities. On a scenic boat cruise see the soaring fjords and moody mountains that tower above a diverse panorama of beaches and bogs, forests and barren cliffs. Later, local entertainers join you for a special "Newfie Screech In," a unique Newfoundland tradition. Meals: B, D
DAY 8 – The Vikings of Newfoundland - Located on Newfoundland's western coast is the L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Here Norse expeditions sailed from Greenland and built a small Viking encampment of timber-and-sod buildings over 1,000 years ago. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, costumed Viking interpreters show you the recreated base camp with original artifacts. Meals: B, D
DAY 9 – Labrador and the Basque Whalers - Sail across the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador and Red Bay National Historic Site. It was established in the mid-16th century by Basque whalers in search of right and bowhead whales that produce the oil that lit the lamps of Europe. See original Basque artifacts, remains, and restored "chalupa" (boat) at this World Heritage Site. Meals: B, D
DAY 10 – St. Anthony to Corner Brook - Travel by ferry back to "The Rock" and follow the coast to Port aux Choix National Historic Site. Here, see prehistoric artifacts from four ancient Aboriginal cultures that inhabited Newfoundland's rugged northwest coast before coming to Corner Brook. Meal: B
DAY 11 – Corner Brook and Captain Cook - A highlight tour of Corner Brook shows you Humber Arm, the Bay of Islands and Frenchman's Cove. Enjoy a photo stop at Lark Harbour known for its spectacular views before coming to the Captain James Cook National Historic Site which overlooks the city and the wide Humber Arm of the Bay of Islands. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Butterfly House before enjoying dinner and private concert by local entertainers. Meals: B, D
DAY 12 – Travel Home - Depart Corner Brook with a group transfer to the Deer Lake Regional Airport for flights home after 9:30 a.m. Meal: B
This itinerary is approximate. The exact times, days and destinations may vary due to unforeseen circumstances.