Day 1: Mon., June 17 – 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 to St. John’s, the capital city of Newfoundland for a 2-night stay at the Capital Hotel. A Welcome Dinner awaits our arrival. (D)
Day 2: Tues., June 18 – This morning we head straight to Bay Bulls to enjoy 2 hour Gatherall’s Whale watching boat cruise which includes viewing the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to thousands of puffins & seabirds. Today’s highlights include: Petty Harbour, Cape Spear, guided city tour of St. John’s & Signal Hill. (B)
Day 3: Wed., June 19 – 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 4: Thurs., June 20 – Today we will explore the beautiful outport community of Twillingate – an excellent vantage point for iceberg & whale sightings. Highlight’s include: Boyd’s Cove Beothuk Centre, the Boat Builder’s Museum, Twillingate Museum, St. Peter’s Church & Long Point Lighthouse. This evening we will return to Gander for a group dinner. (B, L & D)
Day 5: Fri., June 21 – Following breakfast we will travel to Appleton and Glenwood with a stop at the Derm Flynn Peace Keeper’s Park. Today may become your favourite day of the tour as we travel to Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will be staying at the Ocean View Hotel in Rocky Harbour for 2 nights. Tonight is a special treat as we enjoy the “Pub Night featuring the Anchors Aweigh Band”. (B)
Day 6: Sat., June 22 – 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 cruise on beautiful Bonne Bay. An evening group dinner will be served at the hotel. (B & D)
Day 7: Sun., June 23 – This morning we continue our drive up the Northern Peninsula – known as the Viking Trail to St. Anthony. We will have a group lunch at Plum Point. This afternoon we will visit L’Anse aux Meadows Interpretative Centre. Here is the only known Viking Site in North America & the earliest evidence of Europeans in the western hemisphere. We will be staying at Hotel North in St. Anthony for our 2 night stay. (B & L)
Day 8: Mon., June 24 – Following breakfast we will experience a 2 hour award winning boat tour with Northland Discovery in hopes of iceberg sightings, humpbacks and dolphins. In the afternoon we will visit Grenfell Interpretative Centre & the Grenfell Home with the opportunity to learn about the amazing life and work of Sir Wilfred Grenfell. Tonight we will be entertained at our group dinner by local musicians and become Honourary Newfoundlanders once all the requirements have been fulfilled during the “Screech In Ceremony”.(B&D)
Day 9: Tues., June 25 – Today will be a leisurely driving day down the coast and through 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. An evening group dinner will complete our day. (B, L & D)
Day 10: Wed., June 26 – All good things must come to an end. This morning we will fly home to Pearson International Airport from Deer Lake on Air Canada. Our Hammond Coach will be there to pick us up and return us to our original departure points.
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, 9 nights’ accommodation, hotel taxes, baggage handling for 1 large suitcase each, 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners, National Park pass, 3 boat cruises, attractions, museum visits and guided tours as listed in the itinerary & HST of 15% in NL.
An initial deposit of $1500.00 is required upon booking. The balance is due in full by May 1, 2019.
Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge