Newfoundland

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  • Location
    Newfoundland
  • Date
    August 1 - 21, 2018
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OVERVIEW

At the edge of North America, on one of the four corners of the world, Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the best places to see and appreciate nature in all its glory. Dramatic coastlines, sweeping barrens, thick boreal forests, and ancient rock formations – the natural, wild beauty of this place surrounds you at every turn. The living landscape is its own wonder – teeming with seabirds, moose, caribou, and rich marine life.Home to three National Parks, one National Park Reserve, Newfoundland and Labrador also boasts 18 wilderness and ecological reserves, and breathtaking botanical gardens.

DAY 1: EDMUNDSTON, NB
DAY 2: SUMMERSIDE, PEI
DAY 3: SUMMERSIDE, PEI
DAY 4: SYDNEY, NS
DAY 5: PORT AUX BASQUES, NFLD
DAY 6: PORT AU CHOIX, NFLD
DAY 7: GOOSE BAY, NFLD
DAY 8: LABRADOR, NFLD
DAY 9: GROS MORNE, NFLD
DAY 10: GANDER, NFLD
DAY 11: TWILLINGATE, NFLD
DAY 12: ST. JOHN’S, NFLD
DAY 13: ST. JOHN’S, NFLD
DAY 14: ST. JOHN’S, NFLD
DAY 15: CORNER BROOK, NFLD
DAY 16: SYDNEY, NS
DAY 17: HALIFAX, NS
DAY 18: HALIFAX, NS
DAY 19: MONCTON, NB
DAY 20: RIVIERE DU LOUP, QC
DAY 21: HOME SWEET HOME

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ITINERARY

DAY ONE
8:00 am Depart from Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess St. (parking). Regular stops will be made en route. We start our journey today travelling via Montreal to Quebec City where we stop for lunch. After our brief visit in Quebec City, we make our way to Edmundston, New Brunswick for our first overnight at the Sheraton Edmundston. The Sheraton Edmundston has an elevator, friendly staff and free internet in the lobby. Get to know your fellow travelling companions over our included welcome dinner this evening. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy- our hotel is located within walking distance of Main Street and the river, for those hoping to explore! 
Hotel: Chateau Edmunston (506) 739-7321
Meals: Dinner
DAY TWO
  We travel this morning to Cape Jourmain in order to cross the Confederation Bridge. The Bridge, which opened in 1997, spans 13 kilometers and is one of the longest in the world. A stop at the Gateway Village is the first order of business before we travel to Summerside for the next two nights. Our hotel here will be the Quality Inn, Garden of the Gulf, Summerside, PEI. This evening dinner is on your own in Summerside.
Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites, Summerside (902) 436-2295 
Meals: Breakfast 
DAY THREE
  Today we have a guided tour of the provincial capital, Charlottetown. Charlottetown offers Peake’s Quay Wharf, historic George Street, Province House, Richmond Street, Cavendish and the fictional home of the famed red-headed orphan, Anne of Green Gables. Tonight we will enjoy an “island tradition,” treating ourselves to a lobster supper. No visit to the Island is complete without this delicious indulgence! An alternative entrée will be offered for those who do not wish to have lobster.
Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites, Summerside (902) 436-2295
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY FOUR
  Today we will visit Rita’s Tea House, bought by famed Canadian entertainer, Rita McNeil. Rita and her family lived in the schoolhouse for years and as her popularity grew, her friends and fans from Big Pond would come to have a cup of tea with Rita. Our sightseeing continues through the day allowing us to experience Canada’s only inland sea. This area is known for great sailing, incredible beauty, and Scottish hospitality. Tonight is spent in Sydney at the Hampton Inn, Sydney.
Hotel: Hampton Inn, Sydney (902) 476-5577
Meals: Breakfast
DAY FIVE
  The next step in our journey has us making our way to the Marine Atlantic Terminal in order to prepare for our ferry crossing. Ferry departure time is about 11:45 am. Enjoy the relaxing 6 hour crossing to Port Aux Basques.  Aboard the ferry, you can enjoy the restaurant and snack bar, entertainment, and internet access. Upon disembarking, we will check into St. Christopher’s Hotel. There is an included dinner at our hotel tonight.
Hotel: St. Christopher’s Hotel (709) 695-3500
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY SIX
  Today we will discover much about Newfoundland while travelling the Viking Trail to see the awe- inspiring scenery in Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We witness the spectacular coastline, quaint fishing villages and beautiful beaches as we make our way north to the site first inhabited by Leif the Lucky in 1000 AD. We overnight in Port au Choix at the Shallow Bay Motel. Dinner is included tonight for your enjoyment.
Hotel: Shallow Bay Motel 1-800-563-1946
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY SEVEN
  Our sightseeing begins immediately with a stop at the Port au Choix National Historic Site. Our sightseeing continues on the ‘Viking Trail’ as we make our way towards L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic site, the second of two UNESCO sites we visit. Our hotel this evening is the Hotel North.
Hotel: Hotel North (855) 454-3300
Meals: Breakfast
DAY EIGHT
  The scenery is spectacular as we round the tip of the great Northern Peninsula. This morning we will visit the Grenfell Properties in St. Anthony. Meander through the museums and rotunda filled with artifacts from the late William Grenfell’s Estate. Dr. Grenfell dedicated his life to improving the lives of North Sea fishermen. This afternoon we board our second ferry for the short crossing through the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. There is a cafeteria aboard the ferry if you wish to grab something to eat. Labrador is a world of towering mountains, massive rock faces, huge lakes and rivers that run on forever. Here the air is clean, the water clear and pure, and the people equally unspoiled. A trip to Labrador is not a run of the mill vacation. Our home while in Labrador is the Northern Light Inn, Labrador, NL . Tonight we enjoy an included dinner at our hotel.
Hotel: Northern Light Inn (709) 931-2332
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY NINE
  This morning we will explore the sights and culture of Labrador. Time permitting, we will visit the Red Bay National Historic Site. We board the ferry for our return trip to the ‘Mainland.’ We then retrace our steps back to Gros Morne. Our evening tonight is spent at the Sea Echo Motel. Another delicious dinner is included this evening at your hotel, and there is often entertainment in the lounge for your enjoyment.
Hotel: Sea Echo Motel (709) 243-2471
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY TEN
  Our journey heads west towards Grand Falls via Deer Lake. Lunch will be on your own in Grand Falls. If time permits, we will stop at the International Air Terminal in Gander, housing a most interesting museum exhibit relating to the history of the Trans-Atlantic aviation. We will overnight for two nights at Hotel Gander.
Hotel: Hotel Gander (709) 256-3931
Meals: Breakfast
DAY ELEVEN
  Today we will visit the beautiful out port of Twillingate. Bring your camera in the hopes that you may see a floating iceberg. We stop at Long Point Lighthouse to snap some photos of the beautiful scenery! This afternoon, we will visit the Prime Berth Fishing Museum where we will be entertained by storytelling and a demonstration. Dinner is included this evening at the hotel.
Hotel: Hotel Gander (709) 256-3931
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY TWELVE
  Keep your camera close at hand for wildlife along the way as we continue along the Trans Canada Highway to visit Terra Nova National Park. The park was designed to protect Newfoundland’s native habitat. There is also a visitor centre and a gift shop. Our journey continues across the Avalon Peninsula, arriving in the old seaport city of St. John’s where we will be staying for the next three nights. Our hotel is the Sheraton, St. John’s.
Hotel: Sheraton, St. John’s (709) 758-8153
Meals: Breakfast
DAY THIRTEEN
  This morning we board our coach for a guided tour of St. John’s, including the panoramic view from Signal Hill, the Port, and Old St. John’s. In good weather you will get a fantastic view of the city from Signal Hill! Lunch will be on your own in Bay Bulls before we board the state-of-the-art Catamaran for our Whale and Puffin Cruise. The live commentary presented during this 90 minute cruise is a blend of excitement, education and adventure that our group is sure to enjoy. We may be lucky enough to spot puffins, gulls, kittiwakes, dolphins, and even whales! The rest of the day and evening are free for you to see the sights on your own.
Hotel: Sheraton, St. John’s (709) 758-8153
Meals: Breakfast
DAY FOURTEEN
  Today is a free day for you to explore or go back to some of your favourite places in St. John’s! Maps of downtown St. John’s are available from the hotel. Some wonderful ways to spend your day could include the Geo Centre, Rooms Museum, the Avalon Mall, or enjoying the shopping and restaurants on Water & George Streets.
Hotel: Sheraton, St. John’s (709) 758-8153
Meals: Breakfast
DAY FIFTEEN
  We travel across the province today, back to Corner Brook for our last night on “The Rock.” We will spend the night at Greenwood Inn & Suites. The rest of the evening is yours to relax. Enjoy the indoor pool, enjoy a meal at the Crown and Moose Pub or enjoy a walk. Almost everything is walking distance in Corner Brook.
Hotel: Greenwood Inn & Suites 1-800-399-5381
Meals: Breakfast
DAY SIXTEEN
  We will need to depart the hotel early this morning. Our day will include the 2.5 hour journey to Port aux Basques then the 6 hour ferry ride to North Sydney. Ferry departure time is 11:00 am and we must be at the terminal 90 minutes prior to departure. We say goodbye to Newfoundland and begin our ocean voyage to Sydney. Overnight in Sydney at the Holiday Inn, Sydney.
Hotel: Holiday Inn, Sydney (902) 562-7500
Meals: Breakfast
DAY SEVENTEEN
  Today we take in the breathtaking scenery as we make our way to Nova Scotia’s capital city, Halifax. There will be a lunch stop made en route. We commence our 3 hour guided tour of Halifax at 2:00 pm. We will visit the revived waterfront area, the old town clock and Citadel Hill to name a few sights. The balance of the evening is free to continue exploring on your own. Our hotel for the evening is Delta Barrington.
Hotel: Delta Barrington (902) 429-7410
Meals: Breakfast
DAY EIGHTEEN
  We will depart the hotel to visit one of Eastern Canada’s most scenic attractions, “Peggy’s Cove” – Nova Scotia’s most famous lighthouse. Lunch is on your own. We return to Halifax and the balance of the day is yours to enjoy this vibrant city. There is so much to see in Halifax, including Pier 21, the Alexander Keith’s Brewery, the Casino, and Theodore Tugboat.
Hotel: Delta Barrington (902) 429-7410
Meals: Breakfast
DAY NINETEEN
  Our journey today takes us through the province of Nova Scotia into New Brunswick, to the city of Moncton. We will take time to visit the Magnetic Hill and its shops before continuing on to our hotel for the evening. Overnight at the Delta Moncton.
Hotel: Delta Moncton (506) 877-7196
Meals: Breakfast
DAY TWENTY
  We begin our travels into the province of Quebec. Our overnight destination will be in Rivière du Loup at the Hotel Universel. This evening dinner will be included at our hotel.
Hotel: Hotel Universel (418) 862-9520
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY TWENTY ONE
  Travelling via Quebec City and Montreal, we anticipate an early evening arrival back in Kingston.
Meals: Breakfast

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PRICING

EARLY BOOKING BONUS
$50 OFF PER PERSON IF PAID IN FULL BY MAY 1, 2018

TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Round trip transportation aboard a deluxe motor coach
  • 20 nights’ accommodations, 20 breakfasts
  • Eight dinners including a welcome dinner and 1 lobster dinner (alternate selections offered)
  • All ferry crossings
  • Guided coach tour of St. John’s, Charlottetown & Halifax
  • Puffin and Whale watching cruise
  • Sightseeing in Gros Morne National Park, L’anse aux Meadows, Port aux Choix and Terra Nova National Park
  • Newfoundland screech in
  • Visit to Anne of Green Gables House
  • Portage of one suitcase per person
  • Services of a Maple Leaf Tour Director & Professional Driver
  • Meal taxes, gratuities & room taxes
PRICE PER PERSON
$4,499 TAX INCL
Double
$3,499 TAX INCL
Triple
$3,299 TAX INCL
Quad
$5,649 TAX INCL
Single
Occupancy: Double (2 to a room) Triple (3 to a room) Quad (4 to a room) Single (1 to a room)
Price is listed per person including tax.
  • A deposit of $100 is required at the time of booking.
  • Balance is due 60 days prior to departure.
  • Refunds are not available within 30 days of travel
Promo codes applicable until MAY 1, 2018
$50 OFF for Single Occupancy use NFLD1
$100 OFF for Double Occupancy use NFLD2
$150 OFF for Triple Occupancy use NFLD3
$200 OFF for Quad Occupancy use NFLD4

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DEPARTURES

6:30 am Depart Belleville Maple Leaf Office at 81 Millennium Parkway (parking)
7:00 am Depart Napanee Flying J Northeast Corner of the Parking Lot
8:00 am Depart Depart Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess Street (parking)
8:15 am Depart Gananoque HWY#2 Carpool Lot
8:45 am Depart Brockville Food Basics
7:45 am Depart Ottawa Robbies Restaurant 1531 St Laurent Blvd (parking)
8:10 am Depart Ottawa All Saints Lutheran Church 1061 Pinecrest Rd (parking)
8:40 am Depart Kemptville Stinson’s Gas Bar HWY 43

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HOTEL

Chateau Edmundston (506) 739-7321
Directly connected to the convention centre and just blocks from the U.S. border, the Edmundston hotel is conveniently located near many popular restaurants, museums, and shopping venues. Plus, the Trans-Canada Highway is only 10 minutes away. With over 21,000 square feet of flexible space, stick around and enjoy one of our famous Best Brews™ or a delicious meal at our Edmundston restaurant, Frank’s Bar & Grill.

Quality Inn & Suites, Summerside (902) 436-2295
A 1-minute walk from the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada, this modern hotel near Northumberland Strait is a 1.7-km drive from Spinnakers’ Landing. 
Classic rooms feature free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus coffeemakers.
There’s an on-site coffee shop, a restaurant and a pub, plus a seasonal outdoor pool and an indoor pool. There’s also an exercise room, bikes (fee) and a 9-hole golf course. Other perks include a business centre, 3 meeting rooms and free parking.

Hampton Inn, Sydney (902) 476-5577
Attached to the Membertou Trade & Convention Centre, this modern hotel is a 5.4-km drive from Lingan Country Club. Chic rooms include free WiFi and custom-designed beds, plus desks, flat-screen TVs with HD channels, coffeemakers, minfridges and microwaves. There’s free on-site hot breakfast (daily) and weekday breakfast bags to go, plus a fitness centre and an indoor mineral pool with a waterslide. Additional amenities include a meeting room and a business centre, plus free parking.

St. Christopher’s Hotel (709) 695-3500
Nestled on a rugged hillside with sweeping harbour and village views, this relaxed hotel is a 6-minute walk from the town centre, plus 1.2 km from the Trans-Canada Highway and Nova Scotia ferry service. Classicly simple, air-conditioned rooms have coffeemakers, free WiFi and harbour or mountain views. Suites add microwaves and minifridges. Amenities include a fitness room, a coin laundry and an electric vehicle charging facility. A casual restaurant with a nautical theme serves all-day meals with a focus on seafood, while a lounge offers bar snacks.

Shallow Bay Motel 1-800-563-1946
Overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence, this unassuming motel is off Highway 430 and 8.8 km from nature trails at Gros Morne National Park. The modest rooms and cabins feature free Wi-Fi, cable TV and coffeemakers. Amenities include a gym, a sauna, an outdoor heated pool, and a hot tub with water views. There’s also a casual restaurant and a guest lounge with a pool table, plus guest laundry facilities.

Hotel North (855) 454-3300
Located in Happy Valley – Goose Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador – guests have convenient access to attractions and shopping. The hotel is newly renovated and is proud to offer Jungle Jim’s as our on-site restaurant. 

 

Northern Light Inn (709) 931-2332
On a remote section of the Trans-Labrador Highway/Route 510 near the Quebec border, this unfussy hotel is a 6-minute walk from a sandy beach and 8.8 km from Strait of Belle Isle Ferries. Simple rooms are air-conditioned and have free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and Jacuzzi tubs. There’s a gift shop selling local souvenirs, plus laundry facilities and a lounge bar. A family restaurant offers casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sea Echo Motel (709) 243-2471
Overlooking the Port au Choix harbour, this unassuming motel with surrounding free-standing cabins is a 8-minute walk from Gargamelle Cove, and 2.3 km from the Port au Choix National Historic Site. The casual rooms and rustic cabins all feature en suite bathrooms, plus TVs and free WiFi. A full Canadian breakfast is included. There’s also an exercise room, a relaxed restaurant and a pub with darts and billiards.

Hotel Gander (709) 256-3931
The non-smoking hotel in in Gander, Newfoundland near Legend’s Lounge gives you more value for your hard-earned money. Additional amenities at our pet-friendly Gander hotel include: Free hot breakfast, Free WiFi, Exercise room, Business center, Indoor heated pool. Relax in your guest room with amenities like a flat-screen TV, coffee maker, iron and hair dryer.

Sheraton, St. John’s (709) 758-8153
Overlooking St. John’s harbour, this modern hotel is 6 minutes’ walk from Bannerman Park and 1.3 miles from the Signal Hill National Historic Site. The bright rooms have free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and work areas with desks and ergonomic chairs. Amenities include an upscale restaurant and a lobby lounge, as well as a fitness centre, an indoor pool and a hot tub. There are 19 meeting rooms and a business centre.

Greenwood Inn & Suites 1-800-399-5381
A 3-minute walk from the town’s main street, this classic hotel is 3 km from the Trans-Canada Highway/Route 1 and 13.2 km from the Marble Mountain ski area. Traditional rooms with stylish modern touches come with Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and pillow-top mattresses. There’s an indoor pool, plus a relaxed restaurant and bar offering all-day meals, draft beers and live entertainment. Meeting spaces and banquet rooms accommodate up to 300 guests.

Holiday Inn, Sydney (902) 562-7500
A 7-minute walk from Casino Nova Scotia, this waterfront lodging is also a 13-minute walk from Open Hearth Park. Modern rooms come with flat-screen TVs, desks and coffeemakers. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult and there’s free WiFi in every room, as well as a choice of hard and soft pillows. Executive level rooms and suites add minifridges and microwaves. The facility offers a restaurant (where kids 12 and under eat free) and a British-style pub with live entertainment on weekends. There’s also an indoor pool with a waterslide, an exercise room and free parking.

Delta Barrington (902) 429-7410
A minutes’ walk from Halifax City Hall, this traditional business hotel is a 2-minute walk from the World Trade & Convention Centre and 5 minutes from the Halifax Ferry Terminal. 
The standard, air-conditioned rooms all include free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, and have minifridges and sitting areas. There’s a heated indoor pool and a fitness center. Meeting and conference facilities are also available, as well as valet parking (surcharge).

Delta Moncton (506) 877-7196
Among downtown shops and restaurants, this classic hotel is 1 block from City Hall and the Capitol Theatre, and an 11-minute walk from VIA Rail trains. Modern rooms provide free WiFi, air-conditioning and flat-screen TVs, in addition to minifridges and coffeemakers. All come with designer toiletries and bathtubs. Amenities include a river-view mineral water pool and a fitness centre, plus a day-spa offering treatments for a fee. There’s fine-dining and bistro-style restaurants, plus a self-serve cafe for Starbucks coffee.

Hotel Universel, Riviere du Loup 1-800-265-0072
Hotel Universel Quebec offers 182 rooms fitting everyone, from business people to couples and families. Hotel Universel distinguishes itself by its indoor exotic garden including a heated pool and a Nordic spa. Hotel Universel also has its own Boston Pizza, a sports bar-restaurant offering an excellent value for money.

 

EXCURSIONS 

Gateway Village
Gros Morne National Park
L’Anse aux Meadows National Park
Port aux Choix National Park
Terra Nova National Park
Rita McNeil’s Tea House
Grenfell Properties
Red Bay National Historic Site
Peggy’s Cove

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BEFORE YOU GO

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Cancellation & Medical Insurance is strongly recommended for overnight tours and out of country travel. Travel Insurance is available for purchase through Maple Leaf Tours.
  • For the comfort of fellow travellers, kindly refrain from using scented products
  • Tipping for driver and escort is voluntary depending on quality of service

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