Circumnavigation of Newfoundland 2022

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Circumnavigation of Newfoundland 2022

July 3 – 15, 2022

Timing our arrivals into St. John for mid-day will allow us to transfer and check into our hotel for a little refresh before meeting up for our Guided Private Walking Food Tour of St. John’s.

We will transfer to St. Johns to join our home for the next 11 days aboard the Ocean Endeavour (was highlighted on Mighty Ships) to explore Newfoundland at its most authentic by sea! Daily excursions explore the island’s hidden treasures. Our engaging local guides will have you wanting to stay. Canada’s newest province is unlike anywhere else on Earth. Hiking is excellent. Photography, superb. Wildlife and scenery, striking. And the hospitality, sublime. Our expedition team includes musicians, artists, naturalists, scientists, and scholars. Every day is an adventure ashore, and every night is a potential “kitchen party” aboard!

Piece De Resistance

  • Experience Newfoundland hospitality all around the island
  • Hike the spectacular Tablelands at Gros Morne National Park
  • Get a taste of Europe on the French island of Saint- Pierre
  • Visit the restored Viking habitation at L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Experience Taste of Place program

Inclusions

  • Transfer Airport to Murray Premises Hotel
  • 1 pre-night King Room Accommodation with Breakfast at Murray Premises Hotel
  • Private Guided St. John’s Walking Food Tour
  • Transfer hotel to the vessel
  • Complimentary Expedition Jacket
  • Special access permits, entry and park fees
  • Team of expedition staff
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and Community Visits
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Port Fees
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Educational program
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals
  • Accommodation as selected
  • Transfer from the ship to the St. John’s airport
  • Walking, Wining & Dining Fellowship Leader

Itinerary

Day 1 – Welcome to St. John’s

After picking you up at the St. John’s Airport, your diver will transport you to your downtown hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to walk around the city and explore. Accommodations are at the historic Murray Premises Hotel in a luxurious suite.

This afternoon we’ll meet up and enjoy a Private St. John’s Walking Food Tour. Enjoy a taste of historic downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland. This guided tour takes you to some of the city’s top eateries for samples at each. Spend the afternoon in good company, walking while filling up on tasty food and learning more about the people and stories that have made St. John’s the city it is today. Visit restaurants along Duckworth and Water streets in St. John’s. Your guide regales you with stories even the locals don’t know. Spend the fun afternoon with a small group who is there for fun. Try a handful of restaurants without having to commit to just one.

Accommodations: Murray Premises Hotel
Meals – Lite D

Day 2 – Transfer to the Ocean Endeavour The Adventure Begins

After a morning at leisure, We’ll meet up with our crew for our pre-cruise briefing and then board the Ocean Endeavour. Sailing out of the port of St. John’s, Signal Hill keeps watch as we exit the world-famous Narrows. The charming houses of The Battery are always a hit with shutterbugs. Watch for whales and seabirds as we sail!

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – BD

Day 3-5 – The Northeast Coast Picturesque Villages & Charming Communities

The northeast coast of Newfoundland is known for the dozens of picturesque villages that dot its rocky shores, and we’ll find harbour in one of these unique communities. We look forward to a characteristically warm Newfoundland welcome upon our arrival. Photographers will have their work cut out for them capturing all the special charm of classic island communities and picturesque coastlines.

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – BLD

Day 6 – L’Anse aux Meadows Viking Archaeology

L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America. The archaeological remains found here in 1960 date to approximately 1,000 AD. Amazingly, the location was first established by a close reading of the Viking sagas. Today, a superb interpretive centre and several reconstructed Norse-style sod buildings make L’Anse aux Meadows a must-see for any visitor to Newfoundland and Labrador.

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – BLD

Day 7 – Red Bay Immersive Basque Whaling History

The Red Bay Basque Whaling Station became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013. Basque whalers operated out of the Red Bay harbour in the 1500s: North America’s first export industry. The interpretation centre at Red Bay is excellent. Here we find tools, personal items, and navigational instruments recovered from the wreck of the whaling ship San Juan. The ship was lost in a storm in 1565 and found centuries later submerged in the harbour. We’ll visit nearby Saddle Island to learn the history of the whaling industry.

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – BLD

Day 8 – Gros Morne National Park and Woody Point Hiking & Incredible Geology

Gros Morne’s Tablelands, a 600 metre plateau, form one of the world’s best examples of exposed mantle. Normally found below the Earth’s crust, the mineral-rich rocks support very little life, making the Tablelands an eerie landscape. We will offer various walking and hiking options here. Views of Bonne Bay are spectacular. Gros Morne’s interpretation centre is excellent and the town of Woody Point is a delight to explore.

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – BLD

Day 9-10 – The Southern Coast Remote Outport & Scenic Coastlines

The wild and windswept coast of southern Newfoundland is home to a few remaining outport communities. Visits here are often a highlight of the trip.There are many choices of unique bays and coves to explore via Zodiac or land excursions. Along the coast, the geology is outstanding, and plant life is gorgeous. We’ll be on the watch for wildlife too. We’ll make the most of every chance to explore this beautiful and remote coast.

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – BLD

Day 11 – Miawpukek (Conne River) Mi’kmaw Culture

The First Nations community of Miawpukek became a permanent settlement sometime around 1822. Before then, it was one of many semi-permanent camping sites used by the Mi’kmaw people—who had traditionally travelled nomadically throughout the east coast. Since its establishment as a reserve in 1987, Miawpukek has successfully bridged traditional knowledge and contemporary practice. We will receive a formal welcome from local leaders and have a chance to explore this special community.

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – BLD

Day 12 – Saint-Pierre, France European Shops & Cafes

Explore Saint-Pierre, a last bastion of France’s colonial territories in North America. The colourful and charming shops and residences of the town of Saint-Pierre reveal its unique historical character. French food, wine, clothing, and culture are all on offer here. The sweets at the local cafes and bakeries are in high demand. Saint-Pierre offers a taste of European living, just a short sail from the coast of Newfoundland!

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – BLD

Day 13 – St. John’s, Disembark A Fond Farewell

On the final day of our expedition, we sail back through the Narrows and into St. John’s harbour. We will say our farewells and the expedition team will be on hand to assist you with luggage and transportation arrangements.

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – B

Details & Pricing

Pricing Per Person if booked before June 1, 2021:

  • Cruise Category 3 (Twin Beds) Double: CAD $8,905 *Single: + $275
  • Cruise Category 4 (Twin Beds) Double: CAD $10,303 *Single + $275
  • Cruise Category 6 (Matrimonial Bed) Double: CAD $13,088 *Single + $275

If booked after June 1, 2021:

  • Cruise Category 3 (Twin Beds) Double: CAD $10,308 *Single + $275
  • Cruise Category 4 (Twin Beds) Double: CAD $11,948 *Single + $275
  • Cruise Category 6 (Matrimonial Bed) Double: CAD $15,228 *Single + $275

Deposit: CAD $1720 per person + Mandatory Medical Evacuation Insurance, emergency Hospital Medical, Cancellation & INterruption and cancel for Any Reason Insurance.

Final payment is due March 01, 2022.

*Single Rate Promotion on cruise: No Single Supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in category 3 – 7. Once these cabins are sold the Single Supplement fee is 1.5 times the person price.

Note: There are more room categories all with different pricing onboard the Ocean Endeavor. I can put it together with pricing not shown here.

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions.

Activity Level

  • High – Moderate Activity
  • The included activity in this tour is moderate. You should be able to walk for extended periods of time on uneven and possibly slippery terrain.

Group Size

  • Minimum – 16
  • Maximum – 20

Exclusions

  • International Airfare (can be arranged by Travel By Kim)
  • Travel Insurance (can be arranged by Travel By Kim)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities for the crew on Ocean Endeavour
  • Optional Tours/Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change.

Tour Leader

Kim Paquette

Kim Paquette is a Globetrotter and Specialist in the Art of Travel. She specializes in Ultra Luxury and group travel for the active 55+ persons. She has worked in the travel industry for 21 years and has visited more than 70 countries.

Flight Information

We will notify you once this tour is a guaranteed departure. Please do not book your flights until you have been notified.

Travel By Kim will assist with making your flight arrangements. Please email kim@thetravelqueen.ca to request flight options and quotes for a service fee of CAD $113 which will be charged at the time of quotation. If you prefer to arrange your own flights please forward a copy of your itinerary to kim@thetravelqueen.ca.

** NOTE: Please do not book any flights until the tour is confirmed.

Arrive: St. John’s Airport
Depart: St. John’s Airport

Travel Insurance

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.

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Accomodations

Murray Premises

The Murray Premises Hotel is an astonishing Old World boutique hotel designed with a great blend of its rich history and modern-day comfort. Set in the historic downtown of St. John’s Newfoundland, Murray Premises features 67 luxurious rooms and suites, many with original wooden beams and original brick. Experience everything

Ocean Endeavour

Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, and stabilizers. A doctor, paramedic, medical clinic, and enhanced health regime offer peace of mind. Roomy facilities offer comfortable travel with plenty of breathing room for all.

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