Nova Scotia: Circle Newfoundland & Labrador Escorted Tour

Halifax • Port-Aux-Choix • St. Anthony • Clarenville • St Johns

This Canadian escorted tour showcase the striking landscapes and historical attractions of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

The tour begins in Halifax, Nova Scotia’s attractive capital city and central port, serving as a popular gateway to many Maritime explorations. Dive into the pulse of Halifax’s thriving pub scene and eat more fresh lobster and scallops than you ever thought possible from the Atlantic and the Bay of Fundy. Cross over to Cape Breton, the start point of the world famous Cabot Trail.

From here overnight ferry to Newfoundland where the Anguille Mountains sweep down around you to the shores of the Atlantic. Continue through Gros Morne National Park and into the fishing community of Port au Choix. During your journey through Newfoundland, highlights include a whalewatching boat tour, visit Gros Morne National Park, offering a rich variety of scenery, wildlife, and recreational activities and embark on a scenic boat tour (weather permitting) and learn about the geology of the Tablelands, see the whales and bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord.

Continue on to the old seaport of St John’s, North America’s oldest city and Newfoundland’s capital boasts 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. The escorted tour ends with a real highlight – a trip to Bay Bulls for a boat tour in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to search for puffins and other seabirds.

From €3872pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Dublin to Halifax
  • 12 NIGHTS first-class (or best available) accommodation (more details below)
  • 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Ferry crossing to Port-Aux-Basques
  • Ferry crossing to/from Labrador
  • Land transportation by modern tour coach
  • English-speaking local Atlantic tour director throughout dressed in traditional kilt
  • Price based on 2 adults sharing
  • Quote Ref 51716332

The Exciting Parts

  • Whalewatching boat tour in St. Anthony
  • Scenic boat tour in Gros Morne
  • Sightseeing tour of Twillingate and St John's
  • Boat tour to Witless Bay Bird Sanctuary

Your Adventure...

Arrival in Halifax
Halifax to Port-Aux-Basques
Port-Aux-Basques to Port au Choix
Port au Choix to L'Anse au Clair
L'Anse au Clair to St. Anthony
St. Anthony to Cow Head
Gros Morne/Cow Head
Cow Head to Gander
Gander/Twillingate
Gander to Clarenville
Clarenville to St Johns
St. John's
End of Tour
  • Day 1 Arrival in Halifax

    Arrive at Halifax International Airport and transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel. This evening we become better acquainted with our traveling companions at an evening welcome reception.
    Overnight in Halifax at the Cambridge Suites.

  • Day 2 Halifax to Port-Aux-Basques

    Today we travel via Truro and Antigonish, crossing over the Canso Causeway to beautiful Cape Breton Island. In North Sydney we board a Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight crossing to Port auxBasques, your port of entry into Newfoundland.
    Overnight onboard ferry. Breakfast and dinner included.
    Depending on the ferry schedule, passengers may overnight in PortAux-Basques (Hotel: St. Christopher's Hotel).

  • Day 3 Port-Aux-Basques to Port au Choix

    Drive through the Cordroy Valley, framed by the Long Range Mountains, the Anguille Mountains, and the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Our journey continues through Gros Morne National Park and into the fishing community of Port au Choix where we check into our hotel.
    Overnight on Port au Choi at the Sea Echo Hotel.
    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  • Day 4 Port au Choix to L'Anse au Clair

    Today we board a ferry at St. Barbe and cross the Strait of Belle Island on our way to Labrador. We visit Red Bay National Historic Site, location of a Basque whaling station in the 16th century.
    Overnight in L’Anse au Clair at the Northern Light Inn.
    Breakfast and dinner included.

  • Day 5 L'Anse au Clair to St. Anthony

    We return to Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, an archaeological site marking the earliest known European settlement in North America. Now a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, additional exhibits also showcase Viking artifacts and give a fascinating glimpse into the Viking lifestyle.
    Overnight in St. Anthony at the Haven Inn.
    Breakfast and dinner included.

  • Day 6 St. Anthony to Cow Head

    This morning (weather-permitting) we take a whalewatching boat tour hoping for sightings of these giant marine mammals. During certain summer months titanic-sized icebergs can also be spotted. Don’t forget your camera! We then continue on to Cow Head, our destination for the night.
    Overnight in Cow Head at the Shallow Bay Motel.
    Breakfast and dinner included.

  • Day 7 Gros Morne/Cow Head

    Today we’ll visit Gros Morne National Park, offering a rich variety of scenery, wildlife, and recreational activities. We embark on a scenic boat tour (weather permitting) where we’ll learn about the geology of the Tablelands, see the whales and bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord, and engage in the history of the small villages nestled along the shores.
    Overnight in Cow Head at the Shallow Bay Motel.
    Breakfast, boxed lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 8 Cow Head to Gander

    Travel through central Newfoundland towards Gander Arrive in Gander where we’ll check into the hotel for a relaxing evening.
    Overnight in Gander at Sinbad’s Hotel.
    Breakfast and dinner included.

  • Day 9 Gander/Twillingate

    A scenic drive along the coast of Notre Dame Bay leads us to the beautiful town of Twillingate. At the tip of the island we visit the Long Point Lighthouse and local co-op. Back in Gander, we visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum.
    Overnight in Gander at Sinbad’s Hotel.
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 10 Gander to Clarenville

    Our route today takes us along the Trans-Canada Highway and through Terra Nova National Park, the most easterly of Canada’s national parks. Keep an eye out for a variety of wildlife! We visit Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Park and the charming town of Trinity.
    Overnight at Clarenville at the St. Jude Hotel.
    Breakfast and lunch included.

  • Day 11 Clarenville to St Johns

    We continue on to the intriguing old seaport of St. John’s, our home for the next two nights. North America’s oldest city and Newfoundland’s capital boasts a stunning location in the granite cliffs and slopes of the Avalon Peninsula. We 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 in St. John’s at the Delta St. John’s.
    Breakfast and dinner included.

  • Day 12 St. John's

    This morning, we travel to Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of the programme - a boat tour in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (weather permitting) to search for puffins and other seabirds. Afterwards we visit Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in North America. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore the neighbourhoods and delights of St. John’s.
    Overnight in St. John’s at the Delta St. John’s.
    Breakfast included.

  • Day 13 End of Tour

    Time for last-minute shopping and farewells. Individual transfer to St. John's Airport in time to check in for your return flight.

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