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NEWFOUNDLAND! 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 landscapes is its own wonder – teeming with seabirds, moose, caribou, and rich marine life. Warm and welcoming, fun loving and funny to the core, the people here are also known for their natural creativity, unique language, and knack for storytelling. Perhaps that’s why Maclean’s magazines thinks Newfoundland and Labrador has one of the Top 10 Friendliest Cultures in the World!
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 landscapes is its own wonder – teeming with seabirds, moose, caribou, and rich marine life. Warm and welcoming, fun loving and funny to the core, the people here are also known for their natural creativity, unique language, and knack for storytelling. Perhaps that’s why Maclean’s magazines thinks Newfoundland and Labrador has one of the Top 10 Friendliest Cultures in the World!
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|8:00 am||We start our journey today traveling via Montreal and Quebec City. A lunch stop will be made in Drummondville before we make our arrival in Edmundston New Brunswick for our first overnight at the Four Points by Sheraton Edmundston, Phone 1-506-739-7321. Get to know your fellow travelling companions over our included welcome dinner this evening. The rest of the evening is your to enjoy!|
|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 brief stop at the Gateway Village is the first order of business before we travel to Charlottetown for the next two nights. Our hotel here will be the Hampton Inn and Suites Charlottetown, PEI. Phone 1-902-368-3551. This evening dinner is on your own in downtown Charlottetown.|
|Today we have a Guided Tour of the provincial capital. Charlottetown offers Peake’s Quay Wharf, historic George Street, Province House and Richmond Street. Then travel to Cavendish and the fictional home of the famed red orphan – Anne of Green Gables. Tonight, we will enjoy “an island tradition’ treating ourselves to an included lobster supper. No visit to the island is complete without this delicious indulgence! An alternative entree will be offered for those who do not wish to partake in lobster.|
|Today 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, Phone 1-902-562-7500.|
|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.
|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 and The Arches Provincial Park. We witness the spectacular coastline, quaint fishing villages, 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.|
|Our sightseeing begins immediately with a stop at the The Point Riche Lighthouse and the Interpretive Center at the Port au Choix National Historic Site. Our sightseeing continues on the ‘Viking Trail’ as we make our way towards the sod houses at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic site, the second of two UNESCO sites we visit. We will make a brief stop at The Dark Tickle before continuing to our hotel. This evening we will be staying at the Hotel North (855-454-3300).|
|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 museum filled with artifacts from the late William Grenfell’s Estate. We will also make a quick stop to see the Grenfell Hospital Mural and Grenfell’s Home. 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 (709-931-2332). Tonight we enjoy an included dinner at our hotel.|
|This morning we will explore the sights and culture of Labrador. We will visit the Red Bay National Historic Site, and 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 included dinner this evening at your hotel.|
|Our journey heads west towards Grand Falls via Deer Lake. If no emergency at the airport, we will stop at the International Air Terminal in Gander housing the famous Airport Departures Lounge reflecting the history of the Trans-Atlantic aviation. In addition, the Concierge will share the importance of this airport on 9/11 day and to the making of “Come From Away”. We will overnight at Quality Hotel Gander, Phone 1-709-256-3931. Enjoy an included dinner and be Screeched In!|
|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, plus Twillingate Museum Craft Show/St. Peter’s Church before enjoying lunch on your own at Auk Island Winery! This afternoon we will visit the Prime Berth Fishing Museum, where we will be entertained by story telling and a demonstration. Tonight we stay at the Quality Hotel, Clarenville 1-709-466-1717. We will enjoy an included dinner together at our hotel.|
|This morning we drive toward Trinity, stopping first at the Trinity “Random Passage” site. After lunch on your own in Trinity we enjoy the included “New Founde Lande Trinity Pageant, a walking tour of the town led by actors portraying characters from the past.” We continue along the Trans Canada Highway through Terra Nova National Park, across the Avalon Peninsula arriving in the old seaport city of St. John’s where will be staying for the next three nights. Our hotel is the Sheraton St. John’s, Phone 1-709-758-8153.|
|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 at Avalon Mall Food Court 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.|
|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, or enjoying the shopping and restaurants on Water & George Streets.|
|We travel across the province today, to Corner Brook for our last night on “The Rock’. We will spend the night at the Quality Inn Corner Brook, Phone 1-709-639-8901. The rest of the evening is yours to relax. Enjoy the Lounge and Bar or go for a walk. Almost everything is walking distance in Corner Brook.|
|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, Phone 1-902-562-7500.|
|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 at 2:30 pm. We will visit the waterfront area, Halifax Public Gardens, Titanic Grave Site, 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 next two nights is the Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown Halifax, Phone 1-902-422-0493.|
|We will depart the hotel for a quick photo opt of one of Eastern Canada’s most scenic attractions “Peggy’s Cove”, Nova Scotia’s most famous lighthouse. We will continue to Old Town Lunenburg a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, a walking town with colourful heritage properties, St. John’s Anglican Church , and artisan shops. Lunch is on your own along the waterfront. We return to Halifax, and the rest of the day is your to enjoy this vibrant city!|
|Our journey today takes us through the province of Nova Scotia via Springhill with an opportunity to enjoy Anne Murray Centre and/or Springhill Miner’s Museum. Into New Brunswick for a group photo opt in front of Shediac’s Giant Lobster before continuing on tour to our hotel. We will take time to visit the Magnetic Hill and its shops before continuing on tour our hotel for the evening, the Delta Moncton, Phone 1-506-854-4344. If the moon is at the right phase we may even experience Moncton’s Tidal Bore from the park behind our hotel.|
|Today we enjoy a brief drive-by tour of Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick and a brief stop at Grand Falls Gorge, before heading into the province of Quebec. Our overnight destination will be in Riviere du Loop at the Hotel Universal, Phone 1-418-862-9520. This evening enjoy our final included dinner at our hotel.|
|Travelling via St. Jean Port Joli we make a brief visit to Musee Des Anciens Canadiens before continuing to Quebec City and lunch on your own near the Chateau Frontenac. We anticipate an evening arrival back in Kingston.|
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- $100 deposit due at time of booking
- Balance is due 60 days prior to depature
- Acceptable forms of payment are cash, cheque, debit, Visa or Mastercard.
- Refunds are not available within 45 days of travel date.
- Bookings are transferable.
|6:30 am||Depart Belleville: Maple Leaf Tours Office, 81 Millennium Parkway (parking)|
|7:00 am||Depart Napanee: Flying J Northeast Corner|
|8:00 am||Depart Kingston: Shrine Club 3260 Princess St. at Collins Bay Rd.|
|8:30 am||Depart Gananoque: Hwy 2 Carpool Lot|
|9:00 am||Depart Brockville: Food Basics Jefferson Dr|
|7:30 am||Depart Ottawa: Robbies Italian Restaurant, 1531 St. Laurent Blvd|
|8:00 am||Depart Ottawa: All Saints Lutheran Church, 1061 Pinecrest Rd.|
|8:30 am||Depart Kemptville: Stinsons Gas Bar Hwy 43|
Four Points by Sheraton Edmundston is conveniently located in the city centre. Our premier spot is walking distance from the Edmundston Convention Centre for easy access to events. We’re also a short drive from the New Brunswick Botanical Gardens and Grey Rock Casino. When you return to the hotel, take a dip in our indoor pool and get in a workout at our 24-hour fitness centre. Our on-site restaurant offers American comfort food for lunch and dinner. In our spacious accommodations, you can settle in and get a peaceful night’s sleep in plush beds topped with fluffy pillows and crisp linens. Complimentary Wi-Fi makes it easy to check the news or your e-mail while enjoying dinner from our room service. Looking for something to make your stay special?
We’re off the Trans-Canada Highway, within five kilometers of Victoria Park, Government House, and downtown Charlottetown. Beaconsfield Historic House, St. Dunstan’s Basilica, and the Confederation Centre of the Arts can be reached in just 10 minutes. Stay active in our pool and fitness center, and enjoy WiFi and hot breakfast on us.
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Sydney! Located in the heart of Cape Breton Island, voted number oneIsland destination in the Continental US and Canada and ranked 3rd most desirable island destination in the world according to “Travel + Leisure Magazine“. The Holiday Inn Sydney is the perfect starting point to tour Cape Breton’s Island’s historic villages, play a round of golf at the Highland Links Golf Course,one of the world’s top rated courses. Revel in the traditional music of Cape Breton when the Island transforms into a festival of music during the Celtic Colours International Music Festival. The Holiday Inn Sydney is just a short drive to the Fortress of Louisbourg, the largest reconstruction project in North America of an 18th century French Fortress. Experience what it was like to descend into the dark abyss of a coal mine at the Miner’s Museum and let a retired coal miner spin yarns of yester year. Tour the bold highlands of our Cabot Trail, high above spectacular ocean views, where moose and bald eagles can be seen. Or go whale watching and watch pods of Pilot whales capering in the shimmering waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. At the Holiday Inn Sydney we strive to make your stay with us a memorable one!Spectacular Harbour views, excellent service in a contemporary and comfortable hotel
St. Christopher’s Hotel is a 3 ½-star rated Canada Select Hotel that is nestled on a hillside with a panoramic view of the harbour at the provincial “gateway” Port aux Basques, Newfoundland.
If you’re planning a vacation to Newfoundland, you won’t want to miss the Sea Echo Motel located in historic Port au Choix. Our friendly staff and famous Newfoundland hospitality ensure your stay with us will be truly unforgettable.
Located in the heart of St. Anthony, Newfoundland – guests have convenient access to an adjacent shopping mall, major grocery store, pharmacy and Tim Hortons coffee shop. We are located directly on St. Anthony Harbour.
The Northern Light Inn extends a warm welcome to all guests visiting Labrador for business or pleasure. Located in the town of L’Anse au Clair (the Gateway to Labrador), the Northern Light Inn is an ideal base for travellers to and from the Strait of Belle Isle ferry terminal and local airport. As the region’s only 3.5 Star hotel, the Northern Light Inn is open throughout the year to help ensure your stay in the beautiful Labrador Coastal Drive region is enjoyable and successful. We offer a full array of accommodations, dining and business services for travellers to Labrador.
Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins is located in Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While staying at Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins, you can easily access some of the most beautiful and breathtaking scenery of the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland … Western Brook Pond, Western Brook, Long Range Mountains, The Arches, & the Broom Point Fishing Exhibit!
Conveniently located roughly midway between the west and east coasts of Newfoundland, and also less than ten minutes away from Gander International Airport, we are the perfect stop for your travels within Newfoundland!
Our newly renovated Quality® Hotel in Clarenville, Canada has the value you’re looking for when you travel. Enjoy a variety of amenities and friendly service when you stay at our affordable hotel on the east coast of Newfoundland.
Revel in exceptional services and amenities at Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland. Steeped in history and built on the site of the old Fort William at the base of Signal Hill, our downtown St. John’s hotel blends elegance with the vibrant and colourful atmosphere of one of the oldest cities in North America. Take advantage of our premier location, whether traveling to Newfoundland for business or enjoying a relaxing vacation. Easily accessible from the St. John’s airport and overlooking the harbour, our pet-friendly hotel is just minutes from area attractions, boutique shopping and legendary George Street. Within our inviting hotel, you’ll find a host of amenities waiting. Catch up on email with the complimentary Wi-Fi in Link@Sheraton. Dine in our popular restaurants, boasting creative twists on local cuisines and Iceberg Beer. Workout in our 24-hour Sheraton fitness centre or take a dip in our indoor pool. No matter what brings you here, we look forward to welcoming you to our St. John’s, Newfoundland hotel.
The Quality Inn® hotel in Corner Brook, Newfoundland is just a short drive away from popular attractions like the UNESCO World Heritage Site Gros Morne National Park and Marble Mountain Resort.
Other nearby attractions include: Valley Mall, Millbrook Mall, Margret Bowater Park, Blomidon Country Club and Humber Valley Resort Golf Course. Enjoy a meal in our incredible restaurant with views overlooking the city.
With stylish accommodations, unparalleled service and a prime location in the heart of Halifax’s Entertainment district, the hotel is near a variety of restaurants, retail shops and next door to the Halifax Convention Centre. The Residence Inn Halifax is within walking distance to some of the city’s top attractions and is ready to make your visit truly enjoyable. Our hotel features oversized suites with well-lit workspaces and flat-screen TVs. Prepare a home-cooked meal during your time here in Nova Scotia, Canada, thanks to full kitchens in every suite. Free high-speed Wi-Fi in your suite keeps you productive, and a free breakfast buffet ensures that your day here in downtown Halifax gets off to the best possible start. Enjoy a drink and a nibble at our Residence Mix, held Monday – Wednesday evenings, and be sure to spend some time exploring downtown Halifax – our hotel is moments from historic landmarks, as well as shopping and dining.
With a premier location in the heart of downtown, Delta Hotels Beausejour combines comfort and convenience for a perfect stay. We’re located just down the street from the Capitol Theatre, the tidal bore and the Avenir Centre for easy access. Explore interesting New Brunswick attractions a short drive away, including Croix-Bleue Medavie Stadium and Magnetic Hill. Transition from your busy flight to our soothing accommodations and pillowtop beds thanks to our close proximity to Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport. With large workstations and free high-speed Wi-Fi, you can perfectly balance work and play. Relax and rejuvenate at Opal 21, located on-site at our hotel. Enjoy a fulfilling dining experience in one of our three restaurants, TRIIIO Restaurant and Lounge, Windjammer and Le Cafe. Make a splash at our indoor salt-water pool boasting a large waterslide. We also offer a 24-hour fitness centre featuring cardio equipment and weights. Experience a memorable stay at Delta Hotels Beausejour.
Welcome to Hotel Universel Riviere-du-Loup Hotel Universel in Riviere-du-Loup is pleased to welcome you to its brand-new, 301-rooms hotel in Riviere-du-Loup including 81 newly-built units. Hotel Universel offers a complete range of services specially designed to accommodate all the needs of its clientele, both business and tourist. Hotel Universel is your choice hotel in Riviere-du-Loup. We pride ourselves in being able to meet the expectations of all types of travelers with our variety of services and amenities, which is unique for a hotel in Riviere-du-Loup. Our extensive facilities include a state-of-the-art convention centre equipped with the latest in high-tech equipment; our excellent team of experienced lodging and food service professionals will ensure that your activities are an unqualified success. Our team at our hotel in Riviere-du-Loup is at your disposal to accompany you and advise you in organizing your wedding or your business meeting.
Guided Tour of St. John’s, Charlottetown and Halifax
Puffin and Whale Watching Cruise
Sightseeing in Gros Morne National Park, L’Anse aux Meadows and Port aux Choix
Trinity Random Passage and the New Founde Lande Trinity Pageant
Newfoundland Screech In
Anne of Green Gables House
Prime Berth Fishing Museum
BEFORE YOU GO
- For the comfort of fellow travelers, kindly refrain from using scented products such as perfume, cologne and other fragrances.
- Tipping for driver and tour director is voluntary depending on quality of service
- Refunds are not available within 45 days of travel.
- Important: Maple Leaf Tours strongly recommends purchasing out of province Medical Insurance. Allianz Insurance is available through Maple Leaf Tours.
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