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

July 7, 2023 – July 21, 2023 all day

Tentative Itinerary:

Day 1: Fri., July 7 – The tour will depart from Orillia, behind Zehrs at 5:00a.m., Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 5:30a.m. & Tour Office at 6:00a.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 8:50a.m. to St. John’s, the capital city of Newfoundland arriving at 1:21p.m. local time for a 2-night stay at the Capital Hotel.   A Welcome Dinner awaits our arrival.  (D)

Day 2: Sat., July 8 – Our tour of this beautiful province will begin with a 1.5 hour Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale watching boat cruise which includes viewing the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to thousands of puffins. There will be free time in the downtown core for lunch.  This afternoon 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.  (B)

Day 3:  Sun., July 9 – 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 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 & D)

Day 4: Mon., July 10 – Today we will explore the beautiful outport community of Twillingate.  Highlights include Boyd’s Cove Beothuk Centre, Twillingate Museum & Long Point Lighthouse.  Lunch will be at the Auk Island Winery and our evening dinner will be in Gander upon our return.  (B, L & D)

Day 5: Tues., July 11 – 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 on to Corner Brook for our 2-night stay at the historic Glynmill Inn. (B, L & D)

Day 6: Wed., July 12 – Today we’ll visit Cook’s Lookout before heading south to Stephenville.  From there we will drive out to Port au Port Peninsula – locally known as the French Shore, this area remains the French hub of Newfoundland. I think of it as “Newfoundland’s Miniature Cabot Trail” – such a scenic drive.  Today we will visit “Our Lady of Mercy Church” and then enjoy lunch at the Mainland Cultural Centre.  We will travel through such villages as Cape St. George, Three Rock Cove and Lourdes before returning to our hotel. (B &  L)

Day 7: Thurs., July 13 – Today may become your favourite day of the tour.  This morning we will depart for Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will explore the south side of the park known as the Tablelands.  Lunch will be served in Woody Point with free time to explore the village.  This afternoon we will continue our drive to Rocky Harbour.  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 & L)

Day 8: Fri., July 14 – 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 9: Sat., July 15 – 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 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 10: Sun., July 16 – Labrador is known as The Big Land.  Today we will travel north to Mary’s Harbour where we will board the ferry that will take us to Battle Harbour. 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. 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 11: Mon., July 17 – 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 12: Tues., July 18 – 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: Wed., July 19 – This morning we will leave Labrador on the first ferry and continue our drive north along the Viking Trail.  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 the Haven Inn in St. Anthony.  An evening group dinner will be served upon arrival.   (B & D)

Day 14: Thurs., July 20 – This morning we will experience a 2.5 hour award winning boat tour with Northland Discovery in hopes of iceberg sightings, humpbacks and dolphins. It is a certified vessel with music, onboard Biologist & washroom equipped. In the afternoon we will visit Grenfell Interpretative Centre before departing for Rocky Harbour.  We will stay overnight at the Fisherman’s Landing Inn. (B & D)

Day 15: Fri, July 21 – 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 2:25p.m. on Air Canada arriving into Pearson International Airport at 4:00p.m.. Our Hammond 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, 8 lunches, 9 dinners, National Park pass, 3 boat cruises, 2 Ferry Crossings, Pub Night Entertainment in Rocky Harbour, attractions, museum visits and guided tours as listed in the itinerary & HST of 15% in NL.

Recommended Read: The Day the World Came to Town 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim Defede

 Cost per person: Twin $6895.00 (includes HST of $899.70) & Single $7750.00 (includes HST of $1012.22)

An initial deposit of $1000.00 per person is required upon booking.

A 2nd deposit of $1000.00 is due on March 15 with the balance due in full by June 1, 2023

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