Newfoundland: Family and Friends

Monday, September 4 to Frida, September 15, 2023

Newfoundland is known for its natural beauty and its people. Join Wellness Travel Specialist Mona Leedale to experience its natural beauty and its people, stunning coastlines and landscapes. Enjoy some Yoga, Pilates, stretch breaks along the way! The way of life in Newfoundland is a little different. They take what each day has to offer, and they don't wait for a reason to celebrate! That is why you will find them dancing and singing any night of the week, at a Kitchen Party, or on the Shore, and don't be surprised if they ask you to JOIN!! Some highlights from coast to coast: Gros Morne National Park, a visit to the Viking Settlements in L’Anse aux Meadows, and the unique geographical formations of the Viking Trail, the Twillingate coastline and of course St. Johns providing you a great opportunity to enjoy the culture, ecology, food and heritage of this unique province. Come and experience it yourself. Please contact Mona if you have any questions: 519-583-3107


September 04 - 15, 2023

Land Only: $4,950 per person plus HST based on double occupancy.

Single supplement: $905 plus tax



*If the tour is SOLD OUT, please contact us to be added to the waitlist.


Day 1 - Monday, September 04: Arrival in Deer Lake

Arrive at Deer Lake on the West Coast of Newfoundland and transfer to Corner Brook to begin your holiday with your local tour guide. This evening we will enjoy a get together to meet your fellow travellers and learn more about the trip ahead. Overnight Corner Brook/Deer Lake. Welcome Reception.

Day 2 - Tuesday, September 05: The Viking Trail

This morning we take the Viking trail to beautiful Gros Morne National Park. We will travel along some of the most spectacular coastline in North America and visit the National Historic Park at Port au Choix, which interprets the intriguing history and lifestyle of the Maritime Archaic people who lived here over 3000 years ago. This evening we enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Overnight Plum Point/St. Anthony. Breakfast, Midday Meal & Welcome Dinner.

Day 3 - Wednesday, September 06: St. Anthony

Today we travel the coastline to St. Anthony to visit the home of the famous medical missionary, Sir Wilfred Grenfell, who brought modern medicine to northern Newfoundland and the remote communities of coastal Labrador. The highlight of this day is our visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site at L'Anse aux Meadows, home of Lief the Lucky and the Viking people who settled
this area as early as the year 1000 A.D.

Day 4 - Thursday, September 07: Rocky Harbour

Today we continue exploring the majestic coastline of Western Newfoundland, stopping often to appreciate the many unique vistas, characters, and exhibits for which Newfoundland is so famous. Overnight Rocky Harbour/Cow Head. Breakfast, Midday Meal & Dinner.

Day 5 - Friday, September 08: Gros Morne Park

This day’s adventure is dedicated to Gros Morne National Park & UNESCO World Heritage Site; starting with an interpretive boat tour across the gentle waters of beautiful Bonne Bay. In Woody Point we’ll visit the park’s new Discovery Centre and view the famous Tableland Mountains. It is this area that earned the park its nickname as the 'Galapagos of Plate Tectonics'. Overnight Rocky Harbour/Cow Head. Breakfast & Midday Meal.

Day 6 - Saturday, September 09: Gander

Bid farewell to the west coast as we take an easterly trek, to a new geological frontier. A perfect harbor provides a beautiful backdrop for an eventful morning of whale interpretation and brilliant art exhibits. This afternoon commemorates the survivors of the 9/11 Tragedy and the  many acts of kindness extended when we welcomed the 'Come From Away' guests into the homes and communities surrounding Gander; the epicenter of the hit Broadway musical.
Overnight Gander. Breakfast, Midday Meal & Dinner.

Day 7 - Sunday, September 10: Twillingate

Today we explore Twillingate Island. This is a dedicated fishing community that allows us toexplore the local culture while enjoying the views of spectacular cliff sides and coastal runs. We visit the lighthouse at Crow Head, the Auk Island winery, museums and shops. Overnight Gander. Breakfast & Midday Meal.

Day 8 - Monday, September 11: Boyd's Cove

This morning we visit the Beothuk Centre in Boyd’s Cove where we learn about the last native group that occupied Newfoundland. The fishing community of Salvage on the Eastport Peninsula is a wonderful stop; walking through the town for photos and a chat with the locals. After lunch we’ll stop at Terra Nova National Park to view the vistas of Newman Sound and visit the park’s Marine Interpretation Center. Overnight Port Blandford/Clarenville. Breakfast & Midday Meal.

Day 9 - Tuesday, September 12: Bonavista

Bonavista was the landfall of John Cabot, who exclaimed “Buenavista” upon his first view in 1497. This proved a most significant world event, as the island’s rich cod stocks would represent a 500 year supply of protein for all the world to avail. The town has restored much of its historic properties, including the ‘Ryan Premises’ which serves as a brilliant interpretive site for our inshore fishery. We’ll walk the cliffs at Cape Bonavista, the “Dungeons”, and the ‘Root Cellar Capital of the World’. After lunch we’ll explore the south side of Bonavista Bay and the many unique photos we’ll capture along the way. We will head to Trinity in the afternoon, visiting the many shops and galleries that feature wonderful displays of local arts and handiwork. Overnight Port Blandford/Clarenville. Breakfast & Midday Meal.

Day 10 - Wednesday, September 13: Avalon Peninsula

Today we travel to the Avalon Peninsula to the town of Bay Bulls. From here we take a boat trip to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve where we view thousands of Atlantic Puffins, Murres and other seabirds that nest here in the summer. Witless Bay is also home to many Humpback, Minke, and Fin whales in the summer months so whale sightings are a definite possibility. This
afternoon we will visit Cape Spear National Historic Park, the most easterly point of land in North America. Here the lighthouse has been restored to circa 1836. Explore the bunkers built by Canadian soldiers in the side of the cliffs here during the Second World War. Overnight St. John’s. Breakfast & Midday Meal.

Day 11 - Thursday, September 14: St. John's

This morning we will tour historic St. John’s, the oldest city in North America. This trip includes a visit to Cabot Tower and Signal Hill where we can view the famous “Narrows” and admire the architecture of old St. Jon’s. This afternoon will be left free for shopping, or visit some of the local attractions like the “Rooms”, an art gallery and provincial archives, Geo Centre which is the “Earth’s Geological Showcase”. This evening we share our farewell dinner. Overnight St. John’s. Breakfast & Farewell Dinner.

Day 12 - Friday, September 15: Transfer to airport and return flight

All good things must come to an end and so we bid a fond farewell to our newest yet oldest Province. As you fly homeward it will be with many delightful memories of an authentic Newfoundland educational experience that will be recalled for years to come. Breakfast & Transfer to St. John’s Airport.




-11 nights accommodation with private bath and/or shower - Baggage handling of one suitcase per person - Sightseeing in Gros Morne Park - Visit to Sir Wilfred Grenfell Mission - Tour to L'Anse Aux Meadows - Boat Tour on Bonne Bay (weather permitting) - Excursions to Twillingate, Trinity and Bonavista - Visit to the Ryan Premises - Tour of Historic St. John's - Whale/Puffin Boat Tour (weather permitting) - Entrance fees to Provincial and National Historic Sites included in the itinerary - Eleven breakfasts; nine midday meals - Four dinners - Ground transportation


- All items of a personal nature; - Beverages with dinners, and meals other than those outlined above; - Travel insurance: available upon request.


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