Circle Newfoundland & Labrador Tour

  • Aug 8th -Aug 19th, 2020

This comprehensive tour features the best of “the Far East of the Western World”.  Travel from the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland to the most easterly point in North America through national parks – including Gros Morne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Learn of ancient peoples – the Maritime Archaic, Vikings, and Basques – as you travel to coastal fishing communities to meet the friendly and hospitable people of today.  Boat tours provide the opportunity to see whales, thousands of seabirds, and, depending on the time of the year, icebergs!

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$4229 per person 4 per room
$4369 per person 3 per room
$4679 per person 2 per room
$5629 per person 1 per room

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Saturday, August 8th

Port aux Basques

Meet your transfer driver in Charlottetown, Borden-Carleton, and Aulac and travel to Truro where you will meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. Continue to Cape Breton Island via the Canso Causeway. After a group dinner in Sydney, continue to North Sydney and board the Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight crossing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland.

Overnight: Marine Atlantic Ferry
Sunday, August 9th

Port aux Pasque to Port au Choix

Drive through the Codroy Valley and through Gros Morne National Park (to be enjoyed later during your tour) to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of ancient cultures. The Port au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundland’s northwest coast and people have lived here for 5,500 years.

Overnight: Sea Echo Motel
Monday, August 10th

Port au Choix to 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, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. This mystical place takes the essence of Labrador coastal living and transposes it onto a tapestry of rich culture and history. Spend the night in Labrador.

Overnight: Northern Light Inn
Tuesday, August 11th

L’Anse au Clair to 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 before continuing on to your St. Anthony accommodations for the night.

Overnight: St. Anthony (TBA)
Wednesday, August 12th

St. Anthony to Cow Head

Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony before travelling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park for a two-night stay.

Overnight: Shallow Bay Motel & Cottages
Thursday, August 13th

Gros Morne Touring

Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly one of the highlights of your trip with a scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord. Also visit the Tablelands; this mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth’s mantle is an awe-inspiring sight. Today will be an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada.
Option: You may request on booking to take a scenic boat tour on Western Brook Pond and visit the Broom Point Fishing Premises in lieu of the scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay and visit to the Tablelands. While some may consider the boat tour on Western Brook Pond to be a superior outing, please note that there is a 45-minute walk (3 km/2 miles) from the parking lot to the dock and a 45-minute walk back. This option must be requested on booking

Overnight: Shallow Bay Motel & Cottages
Friday, August 14th

Cow Head to Gander

Have your camera at the ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close. Later, travel through Central Newfoundland on to Gander where you will spend the night. Before checking into your hotel, visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum which hosts a variety of artifacts and displays chronicling Gander’s role in development of transatlantic aviation.

Overnight: Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites
Saturday, August 15th

Gander to Clarenville

A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twillingate where you will visit Long Point Lighthouse and the Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre. Keep your camera close at hand for wildlife as you drive through Terra Nova National Park and on to Clarenville, your home for the next two nights.

Overnight: Quality Hotel Clarenville
Sunday, August 16th

Bonavista & Trinity Touring

Today you will experience two quaint, historic towns. First, visit Bonavista, where John Cabot first arrived in North America in 1497. Learn about the hard life of the light keepers at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site before continuing on to charming Trinity. Stroll the lanes and explore the many historic buildings preserved from the 18th century.

Overnight: Quality Hotel Clarenville
Monday, August 17th

Clarenville to St. John’s

Continue on to the intriguing old seaport of St. John’s, your home for the next two nights. North America’s oldest city and Newfoundland’s capital boosts a stunning location in the granite cliffs and slopes of the Avalon Peninsula. Enjoy a city tour featuring 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.

Overnight: Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John’s
Tuesday, August 18th

Clarenville to St. John’s

This morning visit Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip, a boat tour in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to search for puffins and other seabirds. Next is a visit to the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site. The afternoon is yours to explore St. John’s at your leisure

Overnight: Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John’s
Wednesday, August 19th

Depart St. John’s for Home

Your preplanned arrangements end today. Target Tours can assist in arranging a transfer to the airport and your return flight home (additional cost).

  • Transfers from Prince Edward Island to Truro
  • 11 nights’ accommodation
  • 23 meals
  • Ferry from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Port au Choix National Historic Site
  • Strait of Belle Isle ferry to/from Labrador
  • Red Bay – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • L’Anse aux Meadows – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour
  • Gros Morne National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Choice of Bonne Bay or Western Brook Pond Boat Tour
  • North Atlantic Aviation Museum
  • Twillingate
  • Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre
  • Terra Nova National Park
  • Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site
  • Trinity
  • Guided tour of St. John’s
  • Signal Hill
  • Cape Spear National Historic Site
  • Boat Tour on Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (Puffins)
  • Escorted by Atlantic Tours

*Please note: Your return flight from St. John’s is not included. Target Tours can assist in arranging a transfer to the airport and your return flight home. 

This tour is available from the following locations:

Departures from PEI

You can meet this tour in:

  • Charlottetown (FREE transfers to Truro provided*)
  • Borden-Carleton (FREE transfers to Truro provided*)

*Please note, the transfer vehicle size will depend on the number of passengers being picked up at each stop. Transfer vehicles can range in size from vans to full size motor coaches. 

Departures from Nova Scotia

You can meet this tour in:

  • Truro
Departures from New Brunswick

You can meet this tour in:

  • Aulac
Departure from other Canadian Provinces
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