TOUR INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip transportation from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Wilmington to Philadelphia Airport * roundtrip air Philadelphia/St. John’s - Deer Lake/Philadelphia * airfare taxes and government fees (subject to change until ticketed) * accommodations for 10 nights based on double occupancy * admissions to all sightseeing as per itinerary * meals include breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 8 dinners * services of an accompanying Canadian tour guide * taxes and gratuities for hotels, included meals and luggage handling (not including any airline additional luggage charge at airports * services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours *
Not included: Canadian motorcoach driver gratuity * Canadian tour guide gratuity *
Conditions: A deposit of $350 is due with each reservation. Final payment is due May 1, 2016.
Cancellations: Cancellation fee is $50 per person (non-refundable airline deposit fee). $300 is refundable until May 1 2016. After May 1, 2016, no refunds. Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended and available from 4 Seasons Tours.
Responsibility: B & B Travel Inc d/b/a 4 Seasons Tours and Travel acts only as an agent for passengers in arranging transportation, accommodations and all other services included in this tour. 4 Seasons Tours and Travel is not liable for loss, damage, injury, death or expense on account of delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service, or from any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by negligence of any company or person. 4 Seasons Tours and Travel reserves the right to alter, change or omit any tour component when, in our opinion, it is in the best interest of the passengers.
A PASSPORT VALID FOR 6 MONTHS AFTER YOUR RETURN IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TOUR.
Day 11 - DEER LAKE/HOME
An early morning flight through Toronto returns us to Philadelphia where transportation will be waiting to return us to Wilmington, Newark and Independence. Meals:B
Day 10 - ICEBERG ALLEY/DEER LAKE
Cruise the scenic coastal waters known as Iceberg Alley, the largest concentration of icebergs in Newfoundland, along with bald eagles, black guillemots and arctic terns. You’ll be captivated by a live interpretive program on marine wildlife and culture. Continue to Deer Lake, stopping enroute to see Arches Provincial Park’s rock formations and Rocky Harbour. Overnight in the town of Deer Lake. Meals:B,D
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
Day 9 - RETURN TO NEWFOUNDLAND/ L’ANSE AUX MEADOWS SITE
Journey up the Northern Peninsula to L’anse Aux Meadows Historic Site where a Norse expedition from Greenland built a small encampment over 1000 years ago. You’ll meet costumed Viking interpreters as you tour the base camp and see original artifacts. Tonight enjoy the Great Viking Feast of Leifsburdur. A reconstructed sod hut is the location of this event and a group of Vikings will provide entertainment at dinner. Meals:B,D
Day 8 - COWHEAD/LABRADOR
Board ferry at St. Barb to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Red Bay where bowhead whales attracted the Basque country whalers during the 16th century, whose journeys provided the oil that lit the lamps of Europe. Get a close-up view of a 16th century chalupa (Basque whaling boat) along with tools and weapons used by the Basques. Overnight in Labrador. Meals:B,D
NORTHERN LIGHT INN
Day 7 - MORE OF GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK/ COW HEAD
An easy 45 minute walk takes us to the Western Brook Pond, an incredible, landlocked fjord. Restrooms and canteen services are available before embarking on a 2 hour cruise as you travel up the fjord between massive billion-year-old cliffs. Ponds on top of the plateau feed waterfalls that cascade into the park’s largest lake! It is an unforgettable cruise! Return to our hotel with time to relax before dinner and becoming an honorary Newfoundlander at a Screech In. Meals:B,D
SHALLOW BAY MOTEL
Day 6 - GANDER/GROS MORNE NAT. PARK/COW HEAD
Travel through the harsh interior wilderness of Gros Morne National Park, a tour highlight. It took nature millions of years to mold this Park into the geological and visual wonder you will see today. Soaring fjords and moody mountains tower above a panorama of beaches and bogs, forests and barren cliffs. Shaped by colliding continents and grinding glaciers, Gros Morne’s ancient landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and provides a rare example of the process of continental drift, where deep ocean crust and the rocks of the earth’s mantle lie exposed. It was here that geologists proved the theory of plate tectonics. View the famous Tablelands, a flat-topped mountain of a kind found only deep in the earth’s mantle. A stop at the Discovery Center for live programming, gift shop and an art gallery on your way to Cow Head, your home for two nights. Meals:B,D
SHALLOW BAY MOTEL
Day 5 - GANDER/TWILLINGATE/GANDER
Travel to the charming outpost of Twillingate, known as the Iceberg Capital of the World. This outpost community (a community where the sea was their only “road”) boasts a stunning coastline, historical, picturesque streets, culturally-rich entertainment and peaceful country roads. In the waters off the coast, you’ll spy whales, dolphins, harp seals and icebergs! Twillingate is located alongside Iceberg Alley, a vast corridor of ocean that runs from Greenland. A stop at the Prime Berth Fishing Heritage Center, where owner David Boyd will introduce you to the tradition his family has been part of for generations. Finish your day at Long Point Lighthouse which overlooks Twillingate Harbour. Meals:B,L,D
SINBAD HOTEL AND SUITES
Day 4 - TRINITY/TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK/GANDER
In Trinity Village, relive days gone by during a visit to historic buildings including the Georgian Lester-Garland House and the Green Family Forge, a living history blacksmith’s museum. After lunch visit Terra Nova National Park. Stop at the Visitor Center for an orientation film about the park and enjoy the marine exhibits and touch tank with a Park guide. Two nights in Gander. Meals:B,BoxL,D
SINBAD HOTEL AND SUITES
Day 3 - ST. JOHN’S/HEART’S CABLE STATION/ BRIGUS/CLARENVILLE
We set off to explore the Baccalieu Trail on the Avalon Peninsula, one of the most picturesque areas of Newfoundland. This year National Geographic named the Avalon Peninsula as one of the very top coastal tourism destinations in the world! The Trail region consists of about seventy outport communities and no trip to Newfoundland would be complete without “going round the bay to an outport”. Visit Heart’s Content Cable Station where the first successful transatlantic cable was received in 1866. Stop in the village of Brigus, a picture postcard town with its well-kept old-style architecture, rustic stone walls, lush green gardens and winding narrow lanes, reflective of its English, Irish and Welsh heritage. We’ll also visit Harbour Grace where Amelia Earhart began her solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932. Overnight in Clarenville. Meals:B,D
ST. JUNE HOTEL
Day 2 - CAPE SPEAR HISTORIC SITE/
BAY BULLS CRUISE
Depart St. John’s this morning for Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America. Continue to Bay Bulls for a cruise to the Witless Bay bird sanctuary. It contains the largest Atlantic Puffin colony in North America. In addition thousands of other seabirds breed on these islands. You will no doubt see whales and other marine species on your cruise. Meals:B
Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON/PHL AIRPORT/NEWFOUNDLAND
Morning transfer to the airport for our flight through Toronto to St. John’s, Newfoundland where you will meet our Canadian Tour Director. Transfer to our hotel, your home for two nights.
A marvelous opportunity to see dramatic scenery, including recent glacial action that has resulted in some spectacular scenery with alpine plateau, fjords, glacial valleys, sheer cliffs, waterfalls, many pristine lakes and many, many fascinating icebergs. The people of Newfoundland are very hospitable and will welcome you!
June 20 - 30, 2016
11 days/ 10 nights
Single supplement $789