Welcome to Newfoundland & Labrador!
This escorted tour from world leader Globus is a wonderful opportunity for you to experience the legendary hospitality and stunning scenery that beckons to us all.
The charms and characters of Newfoundland and Labrador have placed our easternmost province firmly on a lot of Canadians’ bucket lists. Rugged vistas, lyrical accents and glimpses into a history of remarkable endurance are all part of its unique appeal.
“For most of us ‘mainlanders’, Newfoundland and Labrador is considered pretty exotic – almost like another country,” says Stéphanie Bishop of the Globus family of brands. “And I think that’s why our escorted tour is such a popular one every year.”
The 12 day tour is a wonderful introduction to the many charms of the province. Taking in both Labrador and Newfoundland, it allows visitors to experience breathtaking seascapes, learn about the province’s turbulent history and visit colourful villages – all the while being hosted by one of Globus’ famously entertaining and well-informed tour guides.
And, just as with all Globus worldwide tours, you’ll enjoy Local Favorites, hand-picked cultural and culinary treats guaranteed to make your trip even more memorable.
The tour takes you from picturesque Corner Brook in western Newfoundland north to Gros Morne National Park which is, as any proud Newfoundlander will tell you, one of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the province. (one of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the province). After crossing to Labrador by ferry over “Iceberg Alley” – so named because of the numerous icebergs often seen in June and July – head towards Red Bay National Historic Site, a 16th century Basque whaling station which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. After overnighting in Labrador, the group will head back to Newfoundland to visit L’Anse aux Meadows, the only known Viking settlement in North America, where sod huts and Norse artifacts dating back to 1000 AD tell a moving story of struggle and survival.
A highlight for many will be the walking tour of the colourful town of Trinity, which was the setting for the movie The Shipping News and the TV series Random Passage. Next you’ll travel to Cape Bonavista (where John Cabot made landfall in 1497). A cruise through Witless Bay Ecological Reserve lets you enjoy the spectacle of the largest puffin sanctuary in North America. To wrap up the itinerary, you travel out to Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, the easternmost point in North America.
Certainly St. John’s, the easternmost city in North America and home to a vibrant live music, pub and culinary scene, is a great way to wrap up your tour. You spend two nights here and have the chance to say farewell to your new-found friends at a special dinner featuring a classic Newfoundland Screech-In ceremony (you can’t leave Newfoundland and Labrador without sampling its most famous beverage!) You’ll also have time to visit some of the city’s boutiques and galleries, including the treasures at the Craft Council Shop and the hand-knit treats at NONIA.
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All along the way, you can sit back and enjoy the ride on a state-of-the-art Globus motorcoach featuring free Wi-Fi so you can share your experiences with friends and family back home as you go. Plus, you’ll enjoy front-of-the-line service to all major attractions, as Globus guests enjoy VIP access.
Wherever you travel in this remarkable province, you’ll be struck by the friendliness and warmth of welcome. One question many visitors ask is “Why is everyone so happy?” The answer? “Because we’re here. You’ll figure it out.”
For more information and a detailed itinerary of Globus’ Newfoundland & Labrador tour, please visit www.globusjourneys.ca; call 1-800-268-3636, or see your travel agent.