Saturday, June 23 to Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Newfoundland – In the pursuit of Icebergs & National Park Beauty. “Come from Away inspired Tour” - visit the communities involved with this outpouring of generosity
Day 1: Sat., June 23 - The tour will depart from Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 8:00a.m. & Tour Office at 8:30a.m. for our shuttle to Pearson International Airport. (Overnight parking is available at our Tour Office) A shuttle van service is available with a minimum of 6 customers in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach & Elmvale upon request and transferred to meet the coach in Barrie. We will fly on Air Canada flight #692T at 12:10p.m. from Toronto to St. John’s, the capital city of Newfoundland for a 3-night stay at the Capital Hotel. A Welcome Dinner awaits our arrival. This evening there is free time to experience “George Street” that is made up of only pubs and bars. You might wish to enjoy some Newfoundland music and entertainment in downtown St. John’s. (D)
Day 2: Sun., June 24 - This morning we will have a guided city tour of St. John’s, which will include Signal Hill & Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in North America. This afternoon we will visit Petty Harbour, a traditional Irish Newfoundland fishing community enroute to Bay Bulls. We’ll enjoy the 2 hour Gatherall’s Whale watching boat cruise which includes viewing the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to hundreds of puffins. (B)
Day 3: Mon., June 25 - This morning after a leisurely start we will visit the Johnson Geo Centre, then free time to explore Water Street over the lunch hour. In the afternoon we will visit the Provincial Museum known as ”The Rooms”. (B)
Day 4: Tues., June 26 - Today we leave the Avalon Peninsula and head north to Gander. We will travel through Terra Nova National Park, and stop at Gambo at Joey’s Lookout. Today’s activities in Gander will include a visit the Silent Witness Memorial, The North Atlantic Aviation Museum, the Gander Airport and the Peacekeeper’s Memorial Park. We will see pieces of the Twin Towers in both the Museum & Airport dedicated to the events of 9/11 before arriving at Sinbad’s Hotel for a 2 night stay. (B & D)
Day 5: Wed., June 27 - Today we will explore the beautiful outport community of Twillingate - an excellent vantage point for iceberg & whale sightings in June & July. Today’s activities include a visit to the Twillingate Museum dedicated to Georgia Stirling, St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Long Point Lighthouse & the Boyd Cove Beothuk Museum. This evening we will return to Gander for a group dinner and hopefully a chance to meet Claude Elliott – the newly retired Mayor of Gander, who you will see portrayed in “Come from Away”. Our guest speaker is yet to be confirmed. It is hoped that if Claude is available that we can have a “fireside chat” and learn first-hand about the events and efforts of the incredible people during the week that began on September 11. (B, L & D)
Day 6: Thurs., June 28 - Following breakfast we will travel to Appleton and Glenwood with a stop at the Peace Keeper’s Park. Then we are off to Lewisport for lunch. These 3 communities were all instrumental in their support of 9/11. Today may become your favourite day of the tour as we travel to Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will marvel at the spectacular ocean scenery, mountains and fjords. We will be staying at the Ocean View Hotel in Rocky Harbour for 2 nights. (B & D)
Day 7: Fri., June 29 - This morning there will be some free time after breakfast to breath in the salt air and explore the shops and vistas. We will visit Lobster Cove Lighthouse and Photographers Lookout before travelling to Norris Point where you will experience an afternoon on the beautiful Bonne Bay Boat Cruise.
(B & L)
Day 8: Sat., June 30 - All good things must come to an end. This morning we will visit The Table Lands area on the south side of Gros Morne National Park. We will have lunch in Woody Point before visiting the new Discovery Centre and taking a short 1 hour guided hike of the famous Tableland Mountains. This evening we will fly to Pearson International Airport from Deer Lake on flight AC#1705T departing at 8:35p.m. and arriving in Toronto at 10:00p.m. Our Hammond Coach will be there to pick us up and return us to our original departure points. (B & L)
Tour includes: transfer to Pearson International Airport in Toronto by motor coach, return direct flights, departure taxes, airport baggage fees round trip, motor coach transportation with Hamilton Tours Director, 7 nights’ accommodation, hotel taxes, baggage handling for 1 large suitcase each, 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners, National Park pass, 2 boat cruises, attractions, museum visits and guided tours as listed in the itinerary & HST of 15% in NL.
Cost per person: Twin $3900.00 & Single $4460.00. An initial deposit of $1500.00 is
required upon booking. The balance is due in full by May 10, 2018.
**ADDED BONUS – if you pay for your trip in full upon booking, you will receive $100.00 per person off the price of the tour
Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge