Come home to Newfoundland with us this summer. Our fun-filled getaway travels from the Northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland to the most eastern point in North America. Travel through National Parks, including Gros More, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn of the ancient people as you travel through coastal fishing communities and meet the local friendly people. The included boat tours will provide endless opportunities to see whales, icebergs, and puffins. Enjoy the local food and drink and become an honorary "Newfoundlander".
This getaway includes roundtrip air transportation from Montreal to St Johns. To avoid delays at the airport, we recommend traveling with a valid passport. Your first bag of luggage is also included in this package.
Belleville - Quinte Mall (between East Side Mario's & Shell) - 12:15 PM
Kingston - McCoy Getaways Office - 12:45 PM
Gananoque - Car pool lot by the casino - 1:15 PM
Brockville - Food Basics - 1:45 PM
*Please note - when completing your booking, the passenger name(s) entered must match the name on their passport.
We'll depart for St John's this afternoon at 12:15 PM from the Quinte Mall in Belleville. We'll then make three quick stops in Kingston, Gananoque and Brockville to pick up other passengers in our group and then continue onward to the airport in Montreal. After a brief flight, we'll arrive in Halifax and check in to our hotel which is ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight we'll meet our local Driver/Guide who will accompany us during our getaway.
Today we'll travel via Truro and Antigonish to cross over the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island. At North Sydney, we'll board the Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight crossing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland.B, D
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel this morning, we'll drive through the Codroy Valley and through Gros Morne National Park - to be enjoyed later on during our getaway - to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of ancient cultures. The Port au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundland's northwest coast and people have lived here for 5,500 yearsB, L, D
Today we will board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. This mystical place takes the essence of Labrador coastal living and transposes it onto a tapestry of rich culture and history. Spend the night in Labrador.B, D
Return to Newfoundland and travel to L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear of the Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago before continuing on to our St. Anthony accommodations for the night.B, D
This morning we'll enjoy a whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony before travelling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park for a two-night stay.B, D
Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly one of the highlights of your trip with a scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord. Also visit the Tablelands; this mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth's mantle is an awe-inspiring sight. Today will be an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada.B, L, D
Have your camera ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close. Travel through Central Newfoundland on to Gander, famous as the basis of the hit Broadway Musical, Come From Away; learn about the hospitality and generosity of the local residents during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks when 38 airplanes unexpectedly landed there. Also visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum which hosts a variety of artifacts and displays chronicling Gander's role in the development of transatlantic aviation.B
A scenic drive along the rocky coast of Notre Dame Bay leads to the beautiful outport of Twillingate where you will visit Long Point Lighthouse and the Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre. Keep your camera close at hand for wildlife as you drive through Terra Nova National Park and on to Clarenville, your home for the next two nights.B, L, D
Today you will experience two quaint, historic towns. First, visit Bonavista, where John Cabot first arrived in North America in 1497. Learn about the hard life of the light keepers at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site before continuing on to charming Trinity. Stroll the lanes and explore the many historic buildings preserved from the 18th century.B, L, D
Continue on to the intriguing old seaport of St. John's, your home for the next two nights. North America's oldest city and Newfoundland's capital boosts 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.B, D
This morning, visit Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of your trip, a boat tour in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to search for puffins and other seabirds. Next is a visit to the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site. The afternoon is yours to explore St. John's at your leisure.B
After nearly two weeks of adventures in Newfoundland it's time to return home. We have a 12:30 PM flight from St John's to Montreal today. After arriving in Montreal, we'll board the deluxe motorcoach waiting for us and continue home to Belleville, making stops in Brockville and Gananoque along the way.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Payment is due in full at the time of booking.
Refunds are not available within 75 days of travel.
Regular stops will be made for comfort breaks and meals.
For the comfort of fellow passengers, kindly refrain from using scented products and perfumes.
If you have any food allergies we should be aware, please let us know during the time of booking.
Tipping for driver and escort is voluntary depending on the quality of service.
McCoy Getaways strongly recommends purchasing Cancellation & Emergency Medical Insurance for multi-day or out of country tours. Manulife Insurance is available through McCoy Getaways.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Brockville Food Basics|| Brockville Food Basics |
|Gananoque|| Gananoque - County Road 2 Carpool Lot |
Beside Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands.
|McCoy Getaways Office|| McCoy Getaways Office - 566 Cataraqui Woods Drive |
Gravel lot, east side of the building.
|Quinte Mall|| Quinte Mall |
Between East Side Mario's & Shell Gas Station
|Departure Date||Pick-up Time||Drop-off Time|
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