Travel 2 Touring 18/19

CANADA

Quirpon Island

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Main Brook

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Gros Morne National Park

Twillingate

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Deer Lake

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Humber Valley

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NEWFOUNDLAND

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Trinity

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St Johns

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SELF DRIVE TOUR PRICES FROM £1799pp

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

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LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Explore St. John’s and its 1

LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED surrounds on a city tour and nature cruise on Bay Bulls • Drive on sparsely populated coastal and inland routes • See icebergs up close at “Iceberg Alley” • Cruise the iconic Western Brook Gorge • Get your walking boots on in Gros Morne National Park • Stay in a refurbished original Light Keeper’s residence on Quirpon Island 1 LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1

14 day Lodges & Escapes of Newfoundland St. John’s • Trinity • Twillingate • Gros Morne National Park • Quirpon Island • Main Brook • Humber Valley Area • Deer Lake

Days 1 & 2: St. John’s On arrival at St. John’s, pick up your car and drive to your hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure. On day 2, enjoy a morning city tour and in the afternoon continue on to Bay Bulls and join a cruise around the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to a host of seabirds and humpback whales. (B*) Leaside Manor Inn (2 nights) *day 2 only. Days 3 & 4: St. John’s – Trinity Take the scenic coastal loop along Conception Bay via the charming village of Brigus and then on to Trinity, the cultural architectural capital of Newfoundland. Next day explore this beautiful region further.Visit the nearby Cape Random film set, the site offers visitors the opportunity to step back in time and imagine the life of our forbearers in a typical fishing community in the early 1800’s. Continue on and drive the remainder of the Bonavista Peninsula before returning to Trinity. Depart Trinity and take a leisurely drive to Terra Nova National Park. The landscape of the park varies from the rugged cliffs and sheltered inlets of the coastal region to the rolling forested hills, bogs and ponds of the inland. Keep an eye out for ospreys, eagle, lynx and moose. Continue westwards to explore the “Road to the Isles” or “Road to the Shore” routes to visit the many coves, inlets and fishing villages dotted along the coastline. (B) Iceberg Alley B&B (2 nights) Day 6: Twillingate This morning, you will take to the scenic waters on a Nature Cruise around Twillingate Island and in particular “Iceberg Alley” and Notre Dame Bay. In season, expect to see not only majestic icebergs, but also whales, Atlantic dolphins and seals as well as many native seas birds. The afternoon is free to further explore the area, suggestions include visiting the still-active 1876 Long Point Lighthouse perhaps heading to the quaint communities of Change Islands & Fogo Island (both accessed by local ferry). (B) Day 7: Twillingate - Gros Morne National Park Head west through a vast expanse of lush forest and contrasting scenery towards UNESCO World Heritage Site Gros Morne National Park. The park offers beauty and adventure that are unsurpassed anywhere (B) Fisher’s Loft Inn (2 nights) Day 5: Trinity – Twillingate

else in the world, view the magnificent ‘Tablelands’ and choose from over 19 hiking trails catering to all abilities. (B) Neddie’s Harbour Inn Day 8: Gros Morne National Park Today, explore the north side of the park; highlights include the scenic community of Norris Point and Rocky Harbour. In the afternoon, enjoy a spectacular Western Brook Pond Fjord Boat Tour to see the spectacular Western Brook Gorge with its dramatic ravine-like sides. (B) Day 9 & 10: Gros Morne NP - Quirpon Island Drive north to Quirpon Island where you will stay in a refurbished original Light Keeper’s residence, which is located on the northernmost tip of the Northern Peninsula. Relax and enjoy your Quirpon Island experience – whale watch from the helipad or enclosed viewing area or roam the rugged landscape. In season, Quirpon Island is one of Newfoundland’s best locations for iceberg viewing as they drift south. (BD) Quirpon Island Lighthouse Inn (2 nights) Day 11: Quirpon Island - Main Brook Depart Quirpon Island for Main Brook, suggested stops on the way include L’Anse aux Meadows – the only authenticated Viking settlement site in North America, and the Grenfell Historic Properties that tell the story of the evolution of Northern Newfoundland and Labrador and the people of the region over the last 100 years. (B) Tuckamore Lodge Day 12: Main Brook - Humber Valley Area Today, take a leisurely drive back down the Viking Trail and on to the scenic Humber Valley Region and on to Steady Brook. Sightseeing suggestion include visiting the remains of the “SS Ethie”, Shallow Bay Beach, and “The Arches”. Continue on to the Humber Valley Region - a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. (B) Marble Inn Resort (2 nights) Days 13 & 14: Humber Valley - Deer Lake This morning, why not drive to Newfoundland’s second city, Corner Brook, located on the south shore of the Humber Arm? Continue back to Humber Valley – en route, see Shellbird Island – and Steady Brook Falls, one of the Humber Valley’s most scenic areas. On day 14 depart Steady Brook and drive the short distance to Deer Lake airport ready for your onward journey.

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TOUR DETAILS

LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED PRICES FROM: 1

£1799 per person

PRICES INCLUDE • 13 nights’ accommodation in selected hotels, Lodges & B&B’s • 14 days’ fully-inclusive compact car hire • Self drive kit with maps and driving directions • Return boat transfer to Quirpon Island • Sightseeing including St. John’s City Tour, Bay Bulls Nature Cruise, Twillingate Nature Cruise and Western Brook Pond Cruise

DEPARTURES 2019: Daily May - Oct

TOUR STYLE: Self Drive

GROUP SIZE: 1+

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 4 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Optional Pre/Post Stay Additional nights are available on all stops on the route; it can also be tailored to include additional destinations as required.

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