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Circle Newfoundland & Labrador Tour
17 Days & 16 Nights
Day 01                Arrival into Toronto
Upon arrival into Toronto, you will be transferred to your hotel
(Via sit in coach basis). Rest of the day is free.
Bond Place Hotel Or Similar

Day 02                Toronto - Halifax
It’s a lunch time departure from Toronto on VIA Rail’s new Easterly Class service.  “Make
your train trip to the Maritimea a tourist experience in itself. By combining the many comforts
of train travel and the thrill of discovery, the new Easterly class offers more than a ticket to
the Maritimes: through the guidance and companionship of a Learning Coordinator, it will
show you the way to the region's past and traditions.  In a setting reminiscent of the
legendary transcontinental trains, the Learning Coordinator will provide the cultural backdrop
to the rolling Maritimes seascapes through informative, yet entertaining presentations
carefully intertwined with the passing scenery, while setting the course to create an
interactive environment open and inviting to everyone.  When you travel in Easterly class,
you are given access to the very best VIA Rail has to offer: cozy accommodations and
delicious meals. Refreshments remain available to you at any time, and you have exclusive
access to their amazing touring cars, complete with panoramic dome and comfortable
seating.”  
(Dinner)

Day 03                Arrive Halifax
Travel through New Brunswick for arrival in Halifax in the late afternoon.  Your vacation
begins at a hotel that is ideally located in the downtown core where you will spend the night.
This evening meet your fellow travelers and Tour Director at a welcome reception.
(Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 04                Halifax – Port-aux-Basques
Travel via Truro and Antigonish to cross over the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island.  
At North Sydney, board a Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing crossing to Port aux Basques,
your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland.  
(Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 05                Port-aux-Basques – Port au Choix
Drive through the Codroy Valley and on to Corner Brook, the largest city on the west coast,
for a brief tour.  Your journey continues through Gros Morne National Park – to be enjoyed
later on during your tour – to the fishing community of Port au Choix.  While there, visit Port
au Choix National Historic Site, before checking in to your accommodations for the night.  
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 06                Port au Choix – L’Anse au Clair
Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador.  Continue to Red
Bay National Historic Site where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century.  
Spend the night in Labrador.  
(Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 07                 L’Anse au Clair – St. Anthony
Return to Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first
cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Hear
of the Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago.  This evening attend The Great
Viking Feast at Leifsburdir.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 08                St. Anthony – Cow Head
Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting)* before
traveling to Cow Head for a two-night stay.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
*June and early July are the best time to see Titanic-size icebergs!

DAY 09                Gros Morne local touring
Discover why Gros Morne National Park is truly one of the highlights of your tour.  Visit the
Broom Point fishing exhibit and Lobster Cove Lighthouse.  Enjoy a scenic boat tour (weather
permitting) as you learn the geology of the Tablelands, see the whales and bald eagles that
frequent the deep waters of the fjord, and hear the history of the small villages nestled on the
shores.   It is an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery is unequaled in eastern
Canada.  
(Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 10                Cow Head - Gander
Have your camera at the ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close.  
Later travel through central Newfoundland and visit the Mary March Regional Museum in
Grand Falls–Windsor before arriving in Gander where you spend two nights.  
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11                Twillingate touring
A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of
Twillingate.  At the tip of the island, visit Long Point Lighthouse and the local co-op.  Return
to Gander to visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum before returning to your hotel.  
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12                 Gander – St. John’s
Head out on the Trans-Canada Highway to visit Terra Nova National Park, the most easterly
of Canada’s beautiful national parks.  Keep your camera close at hand for wildlife along the
way.  Arrive in the capital city of St. John’s and enjoy an intriguing tour of this old seaport.  
See the Victorian architecture of the downtown area, the busy modern waterfront, the
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Confederation Building, and the panoramic view from
Signal Hill.  Arrive at your St. John’s hotel for a two-night stay.   
(Breakfast)

Day 13                St. John’s touring – Marine Atlantic Ferry
This morning enjoy some free time to explore on your own.  In the afternoon drive to Bay
Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip …a boat tour to the Witless Bay bird sanctuary
(weather permitting).  Later visit the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear
National Historic Site before returning to St. John’s for a farewell dinner.  After dinner travel to
Argentia for an overnight ferry crossing to North Sydney, Nova Scotia.  Cabins are included.  
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 14                North Sydney – Halifax
Your ferry arrives in Nova Scotia in the early afternoon.  Your tour continues along the
shores of Bras d’Or to the mainland.  The last night is at a downtown Halifax hotel.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 15                Halifax – Toronto
Although you begin your journey homeward today, VIA Rail’s Easterly Class service allows
you to continue enjoying the best Atlantic Canada just a bit longer.
(Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16                Halifax - Toronto
Your tour ends on arrival Toronto where your tour ends at approximately 15:30.
(Continental Breakfast)

Day 17                Depart Toronto for Home
You will be transferred to Toronto International Airport for your flight home.

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