Newfoundland 21 Day Adventure! Sometimes, you have to take the road less traveled before the real journey begins. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the journey can be as colourful as stories told around the kitchen table. As meandering as our thousands of kilometers of coastline. As surprising as a humpback whale breaching in the mist. Or as comforting as bake apple jam. Early Booking Bonus of $100 off per person, if paid in full by May 19, 2019.
Newfoundland 21 Day Adventure!
Sometimes, you have to take the road less traveled before the real journey begins. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the journey can be as colourful as stories told around the kitchen table. As meandering as our thousands of kilometers of coastline. As surprising as a humpback whale breaching in the mist. Or as comforting as bake apple jam.
Early Booking Bonus of $100 off per person, if paid in full by May 19, 2019.
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
|DAY ONE – EDMUNDSTON, NB|
|8:00 am||Depart from Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess St. (parking). Please see other pick-up locations & times on reverse page. We start our journey today travelling via Montreal to Quebec City we make our way to Edmundston, New Brunswick for our first overnight at the Sheraton Edmundston, (1-506-739-7321). 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!|
|DAY TWO – SUMMERSIDE, PEI|
|We stop briefly this morning at Hartland Covered Bridge and travel 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 Loyalist Country Inn, Summerside, PEI (902-436-3333). This evening dinner is on your own in Summerside.|
|DAY THREE – SUMMERSIDE, PEI|
|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 redheaded 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.|
|DAY FOUR – SYDNEY, NS|
|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 Holiday Inn, Sydney (902-562-7500) with comfortable walks to The Big Fiddle.|
|DAY FIVE – PORT AUX BASQUES/CORNER BROOK, NL|
|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 (709-695-3500). There is an included dinner at our hotel tonight.|
|DAY SIX – PORT AU CHOIX, NL|
|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 and The Arches Provincial Park 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 Sea Echo Motel. (709-861-3777) Dinner is included tonight for your enjoyment.|
|DAY SEVEN – VINELAND & ST. ANTHONY, NL|
|Our sightseeing begins immediately with a stop at the Port au Choix National Historic Site, Point Riche Lighthouse, and the Interpretive Centre. 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 (855-454-3300).|
|DAY EIGHT – LABRADOR, NL|
|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. 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 (709-931-2332). Tonight we enjoy an included dinner at our hotel.|
|DAY NINE – COW HEAD, NL|
|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 Shallow Bay Motel a late arrival is expected (709-243-2471). Another delicious dinner is included this evening at your hotel, and there is often entertainment in the lounge for your enjoyment.|
|DAY TEN – GANDER, NL|
|Our journey heads west towards Grand Falls via Deer Lake. Lunch/ tour 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 at Quality Hotel & Suites in Gander (709-256-3931), Screech In this evening.|
|DAY ELEVEN – TERRA NOVA, NL|
|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 and Historic St. Peter’s Church, Museum, and Craft Shop! 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. We will overnight at Terra Nova Gulf Resort. (709-770-2777).|
|DAY TWELVE – ST. JOHN’S, NL|
|We continue along the Trans Canada Highway to Trinity for an educational and entertaining, historical walking through the 500 year history of Newfoundland. Trinity Historical Walking Tours makes 15 stops during the leisurely two and a half hour stroll along Trinity’s paths and lanes. 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. (709-758-8153).|
|DAY THIRTEEN – ST. JOHN’S, NL|
|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 fantastic view of the city from Signal Hill! Lunch will be on your own in Bay Bulls, before we travel to and 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.|
|DAY FOURTEEN – ST. JOHN’S, NL|
|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. Tonight when packing your luggage for departure, please put everything you will need for Day 15 in your overnight bag. We will not be taking the large suitcases off the coach on our next overnight.
|DAY FIFTEEN – CORNER BROOK, NL|
|We travel across the province today, back to Corner Brook for our last night on “The Rock.” We will spend the night at Comfort Inn, Corner Brook (709-639-1980). The rest of the evening is yours to relax. Enjoy a walk, dinner on your own, the quaint beauty that surrounds you-alomst everything is walking distance in Corner Brook.|
|DAY SIXTEEN – SYDNEY, NS|
|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 (902- 562-7500).
|DAY SEVENTEEN – HALIFAX, NS|
|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 rest of the evening is free for you to continue exploring on your own. Our hotel for the next two nights is Delta Barrington downtown Halifax (902-429-7410).
|DAY EIGHTEEN – HALIFAX, NS|
|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 rest 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.|
|DAY NINETEEN – MONCTON, NB|
|Our journey today takes us through the province of Nova Scotia into New Brunswick, to the city of Moncton. We will provide time to visit the Anne Murray Centre and/or The Springhill Miner’s Museum at your cost. After a group photo op at the Shediac’s Giant Lobster 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 Beausejour (506-854-4344). This evening dinner will be included at our hotel.
|DAY TWENTY – RIVIERE DU LOOP|
|Today we make a Stop & Talk drive by Christ Church Cathedral, Legislative Assembly, Officer’s Square, City Hall and Old Government House in Fredericton, the capital city of New Brunswick. Before leaving we’ll make a quick stop at the food court in Regent Mall , Fredericton and stop at Grand Falls George, home of Ron Turcotte before heading into the province of Quebec. Our overnight destination will be Riviere du Loup at the Hotel Universal (418-862-9520). This evening Dinner will be included at your hotel.
|DAY TWENTY ONE – HOME|
|Travelling to Quebec City for a walk about and lunch stop on your own near the Chateau Frontenac. We anticipate and early evening arrival back in Kingston. With fond memories and new friends from your Newfoundland Adventure.|
***EARLY BOOKING BONUS! $100 OFF PER PERSON IF PAID IN FULL BY MAY 19, 2019***
PRICE PER PERSON
• A deposit of $100 is required at the time of booking
• The balance is due 60 days prior to departure
• Refunds are not available within 30 days of travel
• For the comfort of fellow travelers, kindly refrain from using scented products
• Must have valid passport to travel across the border
• Tipping for driver and tour director is voluntary
• Please note that cancellation and travel insurance is not covered in your package but is strongly recommended for out of province travel
• Two bags are required per person, 1 small bag for on route stays 1 large bag for final destination
|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 Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess Street (parking)|
|8:30 am||Depart Gananoque Carpool Lot Hwy 2|
|9:00 am||Depart Brockville Food Basics|
|7:30 am||Depart Ottawa Robbies Italian Restaurant 1531 St. Laurent Blvd (parking)|
|8:00 am||Depart Ottawa All Saints Lutheran Church 1061 Pinecrest Rd. (parking)|
|8:30 am||Depart Kemptville Stinsons Gas Bar Hwy 43|
Four Points by Sheraton, Edmundston
Loyalist Country Inn, Summerside
Holiday Inn, Sydney
St. Christopher’s Hotel, Port Aux Basques
Sea Echo Motel, Port Au Choix
Local Guided tour of Historic Philadelphia
Visit to Historic Cape May
BEFORE YOU GO
Cancellation & Medical Insurance is strongly recommended for overnight tours and out of country travel. Travel Insurance is available for purchase through Maple Leaf Tours.
- Portage of 1 large suite case per person, you may also bring 1 carry-on per person
- Please keep all medication with your person not in luggage
- Cancellation and Medical insurance is not covered in your package but is strongly recommended for out of province travel
- Insurance is available through Maple Leaf, please call to inquire today!
- There are regular stops made for comfort breaks
- Tipping for tour director and driver is voluntary depending on quality of service
- For the comfort of fellow travelers, kindly refrain from using scented products.