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Newfoundland Celebrating The Icebergs

Newfoundland Celebrating The Icebergs

We start our tour with flights from your home cities to St. John’s, NL where we meet our local guide before resting here for the night. The next morning we will see the many attractions in the St. John’s area, and a Welcome Supper and Screech Inn where you can be inaugurated as a true Newfoundlander. Then off to Gander. A day trip to Twillingate, jam-packed with tours, Rocky Harbour including the Anchors Aweigh show, Following this we head to Torrent River with many tour stops along the way; then Torrent River to St. Anthony for the Iceberg Festival! Along with festivities and iceberg watching, we also take a tour of the Norstead Viking village – the only known Viking post in North America. Then for our final days, we head to Cow Head where we enjoy a farewell dinner at the Theater Newfoundland, and then to Deer Lake on our final day to catch flights back through Toronto, and finally to your home cities.

There’s so much to see and do in these 10 short days that you won’t believe we can fit it all in!

Pricing

  • Single: $4199.00
  • Twin: $3499.00
  • Triple: $3239.00
  • Quad: $None

Pricing is based on number of people in your group. Rates below are for the next upcoming departure date. For pricing details about other departures, please click the "View Prices" link next to your desired date in the Departure Dates block to the right.

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Tour Details by Day

Day 1 – Home Cities to St. John's, NL

Meals Included: None

Board your WestJet flight in Calgary or Edmonton and take your first flight to Toronto and then transfer planes with St John’s NL as your destination. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our local Tour Director and picked up by Parsons Transportation and transported to your hotel for teh next two evenings. We have a late arrival so get tucked in for a good night’s rest and be ready to start our activities tomorrow!

Day 2 – St. John's

Meals Included: Breakfast

Wake up invigorated and ready to head to our first tour to Cape Spear – North America’s most easterly point, as well as Signal Hill high above town and a St. John’s City Tour. You will head back to the hotel to freshen up before heading downtown to browse Water Street, and George Street. We will then all meet on Famous George Street at Bridie Malloy’s for a Screech Inn and Welcome supper.

Day 3 – Gander

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we depart St. John’s and head towards Gander. We will stop for a photo stop at Joseph Smallwood’s Lookout, and then the Silent Witness Memorial. Upon arrival in Gander we will visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum where you can try your luck on the flight simulator. As well, you will take in the Beyond Words Tour of the Gander Airport and hear how Gander opened its doors to the World on 9/11 when all North American flights were grounded. From here we will check into your hotel for the next two evenings.

North Atlantic Aviation Museum opened its doors in 1996, and is dedicated to preserving and presenting stories and artifacts highlighting Gander’s role in the development of TransAtlantic Aviation.

In the spring of 2012, the museum completed extensive interior renovations, creating a modern and professional exhibit, with engaging multimedia displays and a brand new flight simulator.

Learn about Gander’s role as an important strategic base during WWII, how the town earned the nickname “Crossroads of the World”, why Gander was known throughout the Eastern Bloc, and finally hear the story of Gander’s unexpected role, in the days following 9/11.

Day 4 – Twillingate Day Tour

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

We will enjoy a day trip to Twillingate today, First we stop at the Beothuk Interpretive Centre for a video and tour with a chance for a nice stroll through the Ancient Gardens. We will then continue to Twillingate located in the heart of Iceberg Alley for a scenic tour as well as a lunch, tour, and tasting at a local winery. We will have time to visit the Twillingate Museum & Craft Centre with a short stroll behind to the cemetery situated on the hill facing the sea. Aboard our coach once again, we will have a short stop at the Long Point Lighthouse poised high in the cliffs. We will retrace our steps back to Gander for the evening.

Twillingate is a town of 2,269 people located on the Twillingate Islands (“Toulinquet”) in Notre Dame Bay. The islands provide an excellent sheltered harbour and easy access to the rich fishing grounds nearby. In recent years, a causeway named after Walter B. Elliot was built, which connects it to the mainland via New World Island. Labeled as “The Iceberg Capital of the World”, the town is one of the oldest ports on the island. Imagine… a now-extinct people with a unique language and culture, thriving on the rich resources of the land and sea: seals, birds, fish…

Beothuk Interpretive Centre
300 years ago, this site was a Beothuk village. Tour the Interpretation Centre where exhibits and artifacts foster an appreciation for this unique, and now vanished culture.

From the Interpretation Centre, follow a 1.5 km groomed walking trail to the village site – today an outline of housepits is the only evidence of the Beothuk people who once lived here. Along the trail, a sculpture designed by renowned Newfoundland artist Gerald Squires evokes the tragedy of the Beothuks’ demise.

Day 5 – Gander to Rocky Harbour

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning we make your way to Rocky Harbour. Along the way we will stop for lunch at Kings Point and browse the Humpback whale Pavillion as well as the Pottery shop. Upon arrival at Rocky Harbour we have a visit to the Visitor Center for a short video presentation and information on Gros Morne National Park. Then we will check into your hotel to freshen up before heading to the evening Anchors Aweigh Show.

Day 6 – Rocky Harbour to Torrent River

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

You will start your tour of Gros Morne National Park today, first with a stop at the Lobster Cove Lighthouse for a presentation before continuing on to Broome Point and on north to the Arches (a must see) We will enjoy a boxed lunch along the way ending our day at the Torrent River Inn, your destination for the evening. Get ready for some more local talent in the lounge this evening.

Day 7 – Torrent River to St. Anthony

Meals Included: Breakfast

We continue onto our destination of St. Anthony for the next two evenings. We will join Northland Discovery Iceberg and Whale Tours for a majestic boat ride to see the icebergs. Afterward, we will visit the Grenfell Centre and enjoy some of the activities of the Iceberg Festival. The Iceberg Festival celebrates the coming of spring in the north and the annual arrival of icebergs. It features music, food, entertainment, history, culture, great hospitality, and of course the magnificent icebergs!

Day 8 – St. Anthony Iceberg Festival Activities

Meals Included: Breakfast

A short journey to L’Anse aux Meadows on the Great Northern Penninsula will start our day this morning where we will be visiting the Norstead Viking Village for a guided tour. Join costumed interpreters, listen to mysterious Viking tales, step aboard the full-scale replica of the Viking ship “Snorri”, and learn how the Vikings mastered the North Atlantic. It’s bound to be a fun and informative day. This evening, we will enjoy a great Viking Feast where you will be fed and entertained beyond your wildest imagination.

L’Anse aux Meadows

At the tip of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula lies the first known evidence of European presence in the Americas. Here Norse expeditions sailed from Greenland, building a small encampment of timber-and-sod buildings over 1000 years ago against a stunning backdrop of rugged cliffs, bog, and coastline, discover the fascinating archaeological remains of the Viking encampment, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. You’ll meet costumed Viking interpreters as you tour the recreated base camp and discover original artifacts from this internationally renowned archaeological find.
The Great Viking Feast is made of two parts.

The first is the meal. This consist of the following. Appetizer of possible mussels or cod tongues and salt capelin. The main is a buffet of Jiggs Dinner, Moose stew, fish and brewis, Roast beef, Shrimp fried rice, Baked beans, and Garden Salad. The desert is a rhubarb crumb cake served with tea or coffee.

The second being the interactive part of the evening. It is a light hearted look at a Viking court of law. We also have some dancing and reciting of Viking poems/proverbs. During the beginning of the evening our Vikings will explain the proceedings They will advise you that you may make a charge against your travel companions if you wish. Once our Law speaker and group hears the case the verdict will be handed out. But be careful sometimes there may be a silver tongued devil in the group and the tables may get turned. The accuser may indeed become the accused.

Fun is had by all at the end to the night you will you will drink a toast and become official members of our Vikings clan.

Day 9 – St. Anthony to Cow Head

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Today we make our way back through Gros Morne National Park and end up in Cow Head for the evening. Upon arrival we will check into our rooms and have time to freshen up for a farewell Dinner and Theatre experience with Theatre Newfoundland.

Day 10 – Cow Head to Deer Lake and Flights to Home Cities

Meals Included: Breakfast

Our last day has us taking a short journey into Deer Lake to catch our WestJet flights to Toronto and from there change planes and return to either Calgary or Edmonton.