Newfoundland & Labrador

Enjoy complete immersion into the culture of Newfoundland & Labrador with Betty Shukster!

Book by Jul 15, 2019
This is the best, most comprehensive tour of this province available. It is a complete immersion in the culture and daily life of  this  province. It's easy pace makes it enjoyable. It's encounters make it unforgettable.
September 2 - 13, 2019



• 11 Nights Accommodation with private bath and/or shower

• Baggage Handling of one suitcase per person

• Entrance Fees to Historic Sites and Museums

• Visits to Gros Morne Park, Sir Wilfred Grenfell Mission, Viking Villages in L'Anse Aux Meadows, Red Bay Labrador, Twillingate, Trinity, Bonavista, Cape Spear, St. John's

• Boat Tours in Bonne Bay and Bay Bulls (weather permitting)

• Eleven Breakfasts

• Eight Midday Meals

• Three Dinners

• Ground Transportation

• Vision Travel Escort, Betty Shukster

• Tour Director from McCarthy's Party



• All meals except breakfast unless stated otherwise in the itinerary

• All items of a personal nature (e.g. beverages, telephone calls, laundry, personal insurance)

• Anything not specifically mentioned in the "Inclusions" list above.



$3,470 per person (based on double occupancy)
Single Supplement: Add $810

*All prices subject to 15% HST (NFLD)






September 2-13, 2019

Day 1 - September 2

Corner Brook
Arrive at Deer Lake on the West Coast of Newfoundland and transfer to Corner Brook to begin your holiday with your tour guide from McCarthy's Party. This evening we will enjoy a get together to meet your fellow travellers.

Day 2 - September 3

Plum point and National Park Port au Choix
Breakfast, Midday Meal and Welcome Dinner Included

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.

Day 3 - September 4

Plum point and L'Anse aux Meadows
Breakfast and Midday Meal Included

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

Day 4 - September 5

L'Anse au Clair and L'Anse Amour
Breakfast and Midday Meal Included

Keep a sharp eye out for whales as we travel across the Straits of Belle Isle to the shores of Labrador. Here we visit the recently discovered Whaling Station founded by the Basques in the early 1500's, and learn about the "modern techniques" used by these whalers and the hardships they endured. Later we visit the tallest lighthouse in the province at L'Anse Amour.

Day 5 - September 6

Rocky Harbour/ Cow Head
Breakfast and Dinner Included

This morning we return to the island and continue to explore the rugged coastline stopping to visit The Arches and enjoy an interpretation of the many unique and wonderful geological formations for which Newfoundland is so famous. Tonight we will enjoy a traditional Newfoundland dinner.

Day 6 - September 7

Rocky Harbour and Gos Morne National Park
Breakfast and Midday Meal Included

This morning we take a boat tour across beautiful Bonne Bay to Woody Point where we spend time in Gros Morne National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site. We visit the new Discovery Centre and view the famous Tableland Mountains. It is this area that earned the park its UNESCO World Heritage status and its nickname as the 'Galapagos of Plate Tectonics'.

Day 7 - September 8

Gander and King's Point
Breakfast and Midday Meal Included

This morning we start our trek eastward, officially leaving North America and crossing onto a new geological frontier as we enter King's Point and the beginning of Newfoundland's Oceanic/European plate. A beautiful harbor provides the perfect backdrop for our lunch and an eventful morning of whale interpretation and pottery exhibits. This afternoon we visit the pretty community of Lewisporte, "The Gateway to the North", where we will share our stories of the 911 tragedy with those who welcomed the world into their homes.

Day 8 - September 9

Port Blandford/ Clarenville and Twillingate Island
Breakfast and Midday Meal Included

This morning we are off on the "Road to the Isles", before travelling across "Tickles and Runs" to spend time on beautiful Twillingate Island. This is one of Newfoundland's oldest and most interesting fishing communities. We then travel to Terra Nova National Park to view the vistas of Newman Sound.

Day 9 - September 10

Port Blandford/ Clarenville and Cape Bonavista
Breakfast and Midday Meal Included

This morning we travel to the historic village of Trinity, one of the oldest communities in North America, the Gem of the Island. Then its out to Cape Bonavista for a chance to walk the cliffs and enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery. This afternoon we spend in Bonavista, the landfall of John Cabot in 1497. Here we visit the Ryan Premises and have an opportunity to learn about inshore fishing techniques that have allowed this town to thrive for hundreds of years.

Day 10 - September 11

St. John's and Witless Day Ecological Reserve
Breakfast and Midday Meal Included

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 visit Cape Spear National Historic Park, the most easterly point of land in North America before heading into St. John's, the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Day 11 - September 12

Breakfast and Dinner Included

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. John's. This afternoon is left free. This evening we share our farewell dinner.

Day 12 - September 13

Breakfast and Airport Transfer Included

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

Terms & Conditions

Documentation: Proof of Canadian Citizenship i.e. Drivers Licence or Passport Travel Insurance: To avoid penalties we strongly recommend you purchase Manulife Insurance at time of booking in the event you are forced to cancel due to reasons of sickness, accident or death to yourself or immediate family members. Please ask at time of booking. Insurance Premiums are non-refundable This package is priced in Canadian Dollars and is subject to change due to increase in taxes, fuel surcharges and fees imposed by the air and tour company. This escorted package is based on a minimum participation of 20 passengers otherwise it will revert to an individual booking but still be hosted by McCarthy’s Party tour director.