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Newfoundland Boats

Our Premier fully escorted Newfoundland & Labrador Tour including Battle Harbour, Labrador … Let us take you “Off the Beaten Path”

July 14, 2024 – July 28, 2024 all day

Tentative Itinerary:

Day 1: Sun., July 14 – The tour will depart from the Stayner Arena at 6:00a.m., Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 6:45a.m. & Tour Office at 7:15a.m. for our shuttle to Pearson International Airport.  (Overnight parking is available at our Tour Office). We will depart on our Air Canada flight at 10:30a.m. to St. John’s, the capital city of Newfoundland arriving at 3:02p.m. local time for a 2-night stay at the Capital Hotel.   A Welcome Dinner awaits our arrival.  (D)

Day 2: Mon., July 15 – 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 1.5 hour Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale watching boat cruise which includes viewing the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to thousands of puffins.  (B)

Day 3:  Tues., July 16 – 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 to The North Atlantic Aviation Museum, the Gander Airport and the Peacekeeper’s Memorial Park. We will see pieces of the Twin Towers at both the Museum & Airport dedicated to the events of 9/11 before arriving at Sinbad’s Hotel for a 2-night stay. Tonight we will enjoy meeting our guest speaker, Claude Elliott who is the former Mayor of Gander. Claude is portrayed in the musical “Come from Away”.  We will learn first-hand about the events and efforts of the incredible people of Gander and the surrounding communities during the week that began on September 11 when approximately 6,600 passengers and crew members were diverted to Gander Airport. (B, L & D)

Day 4: Wed. July 17 – Today we will explore the beautiful outport community of Twillingate.  Highlights include Boyd’s Cove Beothuk Centre, Twillingate Museum & Long Point Lighthouse.  This evening we will return to Gander for a group dinner.  (B, L & D)

Day 5: Thurs., July 18 – Today may become your favourite day of the tour.  This morning we will travel through Grand Falls and onto King’s Point for lunch.  We will visit Kings Point Pottery & the Whale Museum before traveling onto 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 Oceanview Hotel in Rocky Harbour for 2 nights. (B & L)

Day 6: Fri., July 19 – This morning there will be free time to relax.  This afternoon we will visit Photographers Lookout before travelling to Norris Point where you will experience an afternoon cruise on beautiful Bonne Bay. Tonight, is a special treat as we have reserved tickets to enjoy the “Pub Night featuring the Anchors Aweigh Band”.   (B)

Day 7: Sat., July 20 – 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 overnight.  An evening group dinner will be served upon arrival.   (B, L & D)

Day 8: Sun., July 21 – This morning following breakfast we will visit Grenfell Interpretative Centre & the Grenfell Home with the opportunity to learn about the amazing life and work of Sir Wilfred Grenfell. This afternoon we will take the ferry from St.Barbe to Blanc Sablon.  We will be staying overnight at the Northern Light Inn in L’Anse Au Clair, Labrador.  (B & L)

Day 9: Mon., July 22 – Labrador is known as The Big Land.  Today we will travel north to Mary’s Harbour where we will board the afternoon ferry that will take us to Battle Harbour our home for the next 3 nights. There is off the Beaten Path and then there is this place!!  Battle Harbour was for two centuries the economic and social centre of the southeastern Labrador coast. After six years of research and painstaking architectural restoration, the efforts of the Battle Harbour Historic Trust have breathed new life into this place. Battle Harbour has been restored to its former glory and a living commemoration to the life and society created there by Newfoundland­ers and Labradoreans during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. (B, L & D)

Day 10: Tues., July 23 – Today relax and enjoy this unique part of our country. This morning there is an optional walking tour to further experience this fascinating era of Labrador history. This afternoon, relax in the Loft, hike the island or explore the museum and artifacts. Enjoy this amazing home cooking for our 3 meals in the newly renovated dining room overlooking the water. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Wed., July 24 – Another beautiful day to relax and enjoy the peacefulness of Battle Harbour. (B, L, D)

Day 12: Thurs., July 25 – Today we sail back to Mary’s Harbour at 9:00a.m. We will then travel south to the Parks Canada Site in Red Bay to learn about the Basque Whaling Port. A visit to Point Amour Lighthouse, towering at 109 feet, it is the tallest in Atlantic Canada and second highest in the country will complete our day. Tonight, we will return to the Northern Light Inn in L’Anse Au Clair for our overnight stay. (B, L & D)

Day 13: Fri., July 26 – This morning we will leave Labrador on the first ferry and continue our drive south along the Viking Trail.  We will overnight at the Fisherman’s Landing Inn at Rocky Harbour. (B & D)

Day 14: Sat., July 27 – Another spectacular driving day as we visit The Table Lands area of the south side of Gros Morne National Park and the villages of Woody Point & Trout River.  We will overnight in Deer Lake at the Deer Lake Motel. (B, L & D)

Day 15: Sun., July 28 – This morning we will visit the Newfoundland Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion.  The Insectarium is a world class nature Museum.  This afternoon we will depart for home from Deer Lake Airport at 1:15p.m. on Air Canada arriving at Pearson International Airport at 2:45p.m.  Our Coach will be there to pick us up and return us to our original departure points. (B)

Tour includes: transfer to Pearson International Airport in Toronto by motor coach, return flights, departure taxes, airport baggage fees round trip,  motor coach transportation with Hamilton Tours Director, 14 nights’ accommodation, hotel taxes, baggage handling for 1 large suitcase each, 14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners, National Park pass, 2 boat cruises, 2 Ferry Crossings, Pub Night Entertainment in Rocky Harbour, attractions, museum visits and guided tours as listed in the itinerary & HST.

Cost per person: Twin $7250.00 (includes HST of $834.34) & Single $8100.00 (includes HST of $931.84)

An initial deposit of $1500.00 per person is required upon booking.

A 2nd deposit of $2500.00 is due on March 1 with the balance due in full by June 1, 2024

Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge