Newfoundland Circumnavigation

A storied maritime expedition to the edge of the Atlantic

Base Fare:
$11,450 per guest, double occupancy

Early Reservation Bonus on 2019 departures:

Save 5%* per guest
Reserve by January 31st to qualify

Your Journey includes

Be immersed in Newfoundland's world-famous culture, heritage & hospitality
Discover sweeping landscapes, colourful fishing villages, remote outports, Maritime wildlife
Most meals included
12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 12 dinners
10 nights aboard the Ocean Endeavour
2 nights in unique accommodation in St. John’s
Round trip air fare from Toronto (air gateways available across Canada.
Private car home pick-up and return service

Newfoundland Circumnavigation

A true Maritime province, Newfoundland’s spirit is inextricably linked to the ocean that surrounds it. As such, the best way to experience the province’s essence is by sea. During your 13-day journey, you’ll gain a unique and authentic perspective of Newfoundland’s ancient history, nautical culture, and sweeping landscapes. Explore settlements and towns only accessible by sea and chat to the friendly locals. For nature lovers, the craggy shorelines and diverse wildlife are sure to excite. If art is your proclivity, on-board painting and photo classes provide opportunities to harness inspiration drawn from the atmospheric landscapes. In all you do during this unforgettable journey, you’ll come to discover a history and culture that are as deep and awe-inspiring as the sea itself.

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Base Fare:
$11,450 per guest, double occupancy

Signature inclusions

Before you travel

  • All taxes, port and service charges
  • Complete information and assistance before your journey
  • Branded overnight carry-on bag or backpack
  • Private car pick-up service or overnight at the Toronto Airport Hilton (or a credit instead of those services)

During your Journey

  • 24/7 professional Journey Manager services
  • Services of local guides
  • All gratuities
  • Porterage for one piece of baggage
  • Most meals as listed
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as listed

Memorable activities

  • Experience a perfectly orchestrated sea journey at the easternmost point of the continent
  • Discover colourful fishing villages and remote outports along the island's rocky coast
  • Step back in time at L'Anse aux Meadows, the only authenticated former Norse settlement in North America
  • Marvel at the pure wilderness & rugged beauty of majestic Gros Morne National Park
  • Get a taste of Europe during a visit the small French island of Saint-Pierre

Outstanding accommodation

  • 10 nights aboard the Ocean Endeavour
  • 2 nights in unique accommodation in St. John's

Comfortable transportation

  • Round-trip airfare from Toronto with Air Canada
  • Air gateways available across Canada

CANADIAN DOLLARS PER GUEST

3 / INTERIOR TWIN

  • TWIN: $11,450
  • SINGLE: On Request

4 / EXTERIOR TWIN

  • TWIN: $13,150
  • SINGLE: On Request

5 / MAIN TWIN

  • TWIN: $14,750
  • SINGLE: On Request

6 / COMFORT TWIN

  • TWIN: $16,350
  • SINGLE: On Request

7 / SELECT TWIN

  • TWIN: $17,950
  • SINGLE: On Request

EARLY RESERVATION BONUS

Reserve your journey before January 31, 2019

AND SAVE UP TO 5%

ERB: SAVE 5%

Reserve one of our journeys prior to the early reservation date and pay 95% of the published fare at the time of your reservation by cheque or electronic bank transfer and we will deduct the remaining 5% off your journey’s fare.

ERB flex: SAVE 2%

Reserve one of our journeys prior to the early reservation date and pay 98% of the published fare at the time of your reservation by Visa, Mastercard or American Express and we will deduct the remaining 2% off your journey’s fare.

Should you not take advantage of the Early Reservation Bonus and decide to pay by cheque or electronic bank transfer at time of final payment, we will deduct $200 off your journey’s fare.

Please note: A deposit cheque and a post-dated final payment cheque are not considered payment in full. Final payment date is 120 days (or more, depending on the journey) prior to departure. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, unless noted otherwise.

All fares are for departure from Toronto. Other gateways available. These journey fares include the current known fuel surcharges. Additional charges may apply at final payment date.

DECK PLAN

Travel Insurance 
Peace of Mind travel always involves the proper insurance coverage. We strongly recommend you have insurance coverage in place to protect you in the event of an unexpected incident. Here is a list of the plans we offer:

  • Cancellation / Interruption
  • Emergency Medical
  • Seniors Emergency Medical
  • Annual Medical Plan
  • All Inclusive Annual Plan
  • Baggage and Personal effects

Contact our office and speak with our friendly insurance experts.

Custom flight itineraries 
Do you want something different than our included air program? We are happy to help design a custom itinerary, just for you.

Pre Post overnights in Toronto 
We have a special agreement with our Toronto Airport hotel that includes 2 weeks of parking.

Journey Itinerary

Day 1

DEPART FOR ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND

Enjoy a private car ride to the airport. Guests departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check-in. Meet your Journey Manager and fellow travellers and board your flight to St. John’s, Newfoundland. Arrive later that day and check in to the hotel before heading out for a group dinner. (D)
Delta Hotel, St. John’s (2 nights)

Day 2

ST. JOHN’S

Today, we visit Cabot Tower and Signal Hill for a view of the famous ‘Narrows’ and the architecture of old St. John’s. Following lunch, the afternoon is free for you to explore at your own pace. Visit some of the local attractions, such as ‘The Rooms’ (an art gallery and provincial archives) or the Johnson Geo Centre. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for an orientation night and dinner at our hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 3

ALL ABOARD THE OCEAN ENDEAVOUR

Enjoy a relaxing morning and lunch at your leisure. In the afternoon, we board the Ocean Endeavour, your home for the next ten days. All meals will be served on board unless otherwise indicated (B,D)
Ocean Endeavour (10 nights)

Day 4

THE NORTHEAST COAST

The northeast coast of Newfoundland is known for the dozens of picturesque villages that dot its rocky shores. The expedition leader will choose the best itinerary depending on the conditions which means that the scenery and visits may vary from one year to the next. As we travel along the northeast coast, we visit different towns and former settlements, such as Ireland’s Eye, the site of a fishing community that was resettled some sixty years ago. This cruise offers the unique opportunity to share with and learn from local artists. Meet a painter, learn about the area from the resident geologist or gain some tips from the resident photographer. (B,L,D)

Day 5

THE NORTHEAST COAST

Similarly to yesterday, the expedition leader adjusts the itinerary to ensure a smooth journey. In previous years, the cruise stopped at the settlement of Conche, once called the French Shore. Marvel at the French Shore Tapestry, which was designed by our onboard painter and embroidered over several years by a team of women in Conche. The tapestry depicts the settlement’s history and the broader history of Newfoundland and Labrador. We also meet locals who lead tours to the area’s points of interest, including the field where a small aircraft, en route from Gander to Europe, crash landed in 1942. (B,L,D)

Day 6

L’ANSE AUX MEADOWS

L’Anse aux Meadows is the only authenticated former Norse settlement in North America, with archaeological remains dating to approximately 1,000 AD. Today, a superb interpretive centre and reconstructions of several Norse-style sod buildings make L’Anse aux Meadows a must-see for any visitor to Newfoundland. When we reach the reconstructed sod dwellings, gather around a fire in the longhouse to learn about how the Norse endured the harsh winters. Following our return to the ship, enjoy the Captain’s Cocktails and Dinner, complete with an introduction to the ship’s officers and the heads of the various departments that make up the crew. (B,L,D)

Day 7

RED BAY

Just across the Strait of Belle Isle, in southern Labrador, is Red Bay Basque Whaling Station. At the interpretive centre, find tools, personal items, and navigational instruments recovered from the wreck of the whaling ship San Juan, which was lost in a storm in 1565 and found centuries later submerged in the harbour. We also get the opportunity to explore Saddle Island, to learn how whale blubber was rendered into oil. (B,L,D)

Day 8

GROS MORNE & WOODY POINT

Gros Morne National Park is renowned for its pure wilderness and beauty, as well as its unique geology. It was here that some of the strongest proof for the theory of plate tectonics was found. You will have the chance to choose from various hiking options here. Whether you head for the Tablelands, a less strenuous walk at the base of the rust-coloured mountains, the six-hour Green Gardens hike, or a two-hour hike up to the lookout near Parks Canada’s Discovery Centre, the area’s eerie terrain is sure to capture your imagination. Gros Morne’s interpretation centre is excellent, and the town of Woody Point is also a charming place to explore. (B,L,D)

Day 9

SOUTHERN COAST

The wild and windswept southern Newfoundland coast is home to a few remaining outport communities. There are many remote bays and coves to explore via Zodiac boat or by land. As on other days, the expedition leader adjusts the itinerary to ensure a smooth journey, but they often include a trip to Francois (pronounced “Fran-sway”). With a population of fewer than one hundred people, Francois is accessible only by water. Chat with some locals or admire the waterfall that runs beneath a stretch of boardwalk and flows through the town. (B,L,D)

Day 10

SOUTHERN COAST

Today is another full day of exploration along the southern coast. A possible excursion may include a trip to Garia Bay to amble along the shoreline expanse of flat rock or head inland over the dry but spongy barrens. For the hardiest of hikers, the nearby hills are an ideal destination. For those who prefer something more sea-based, extended Zodiac cruises around the bay are ideal. (B,L,D)

Day 11

MIAWPUKEK (CONNE RIVER)

The First Nations community of Miawpukek became a permanent settlement around 1822, and in 1987, it was established as a reserve. We receive a formal welcome from local leaders and get to learn more from this special community. We also invite a dozen special guests from Miawpukek aboard for a barbecue. Today is a day of learning and exchange. (B,L,D)

Day 12

SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON, FRANCE

Saint Pierre and Miquelon is a last bastion of France’s colonial territories in North America. The colourful and charming shops and residences reveal its unique historical and distinctly French character. Once we have clearance from French customs to disembark, head into town by bus, shuttle, or foot, or follow our guide to a remote point of land, Grand Colombier, in the opposite direction. (B,L,D)

Day 13

ST. JOHN’S & HOME

On the final day of our expedition, we sail back though the Narrows and into St. John’s harbour. Then, we bid farewell to our new friends and make our way to the airport for our flight home. Enjoy our private car to your home. (B)

B : Breakfast L : Lunch D : Dinner

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Journey Highlights






Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

The Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with 20 Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges, and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments and boasts a 1B ice class designation, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer. The ship’s shallow draft and manoeuvrability allow her to access narrow fjords, isolated bays, and secluded communities. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour!

Gros Morne National Park

Situated on the west coast of Newfoundland, Gros Morne National Park offers spectacular panoramic views and unique landscapes that have earned the area the nickname “the Galapagos of Plate Tectonics.” Travel by boat around the sheltered arms of Bonne Bay surrounded by sheer cliffs and tree-covered hills. Gather with the local people as they treat you to an authentic “screech in,” an age-old community tradition in which you become an honorary Newfoundlander. Explore the Discovery Centre to learn more about the extraordinary national park. Enjoy the raw beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site that is unlike any other place in the world.

L’Anse aux Meadows

L’Anse aux Meadows is an archaeological site located at the northern end of Newfoundland. As the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage site and the home of a reconstructed Viking settlement, there is no shortage of history to satisfy your appetite for tales of the past. Leif the Lucky and the Viking people settled this area as early as 1000 A.D., and exploring the location of their original homes and workshops on the windy Northern Peninsula brings to life the dedication and perseverance of those who first settled Newfoundland.

Cape Spear, the Most Easterly Point in North America

Cape Spear National Park is the most easterly point of land in North America. Here, the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland sits atop a lonely cliff, proclaiming the edge of this great continent to travellers from abroad and acting as a symbol of Newfoundland’s history. Also of interest here are the bunkers built by Canadian soldiers in the side of the cliffs during the Second World War. Whether you’re a history lover, a nature lover, or both, Cape Spear National Park has plenty to offer you on your visit.

St. John’s, the Oldest Community in North America

In addition to being the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s is the oldest community in North America. Arrive at St. John’s in the evening to experience the night life along George Street. Enjoy local pub fare while surrounded by Newfoundland’s rich music scene. The following morning, admire the architecture of Old St. John’s from Cabot Tower and Signal Hill. Take in the stunning view of The Narrows, the only entrance to St. John’s Harbor. Visit local art galleries and museums, savouring the friendly atmosphere you’ll experience everywhere you go.

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