Let's Explore Newfoundland July 3 to 15, 2020

July 3 to July 15, 2020

SHORT HISTORY: Join Executive Cultural Tours and Jean Sheikh for their 25th tour of beautiful Newfoundland! During this tour, you will enjoy luscious scenery including Twillingate, Gros Morne National Park, Trinity and Bonavista. You will learn about Newfoundland’s extensive history while visiting such locations as Signal Hill, Grenfell Mission House, and Port Aux Choix National Site. And immerse yourself in succulent cuisine made from local ingredients while visiting The Stone Jug, The Gypsy Tea Room, and the unforgettable evening at The Humber Valley Resort hosted by none other than Jean Sheikh herself!

With all this and so much more to discover, you will wonder why you waited so long to take this once in a lifetime tour!

Friday, July 3

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This morning, you will leave for your incredible journey of Newfoundland! First, you will take a flight to Deer Lake. Upon arrival, you will meet your tour guide, Ed Humber, who will be with you until departure. We will then escort you up the Northern Peninsula to Hawke’s Bay. Check into Maynard’s Torrent River Inn and join your fellow participants in a “Welcome to Newfoundland” dinner to get a taste of Canada’s highest quality lobster!


Saturday, July 4

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After a full breakfast this morning, venture to the town of St. Anthony situated on the Northern tip of Newfoundland. It was originally a fishing station in the early 16th century, but is now known as the iceberg capital of the world; visit Grenfell Mission House, as well as Grenfell Handicrafts store; two buildings commemorating Wilfred Grenfell who established the coast’s first hospital in 1893, and helped industrialize this beautiful area.

Lunch today will be at The Lightkeepers Café where it is possible to view marine life from the front steps! Then, journey to The L’Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site where you will get a firsthand account of the area’s first Viking settlement. View original artifacts, full-scale replicas, and learn about the way of life from over 1000 years ago.

Later this afternoon, return to your hotel for dinner and evening on your own. Overnight at Maynard’s Torrent River Inn.


Sunday, July 5

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Following breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and leave for the Port Aux Choix National Historic Site. This historic site offers over 6000 years of human history with a beautiful coastline of unique limestone barrens. Then, travel to Gros Morne National Park, a place of beauty like no other. Parks Canada says: “Soaring fjords and moody mountains tower above a diverse panorama of beaches and bogs, forests and barren cliffs. Shaped by colliding continents and grinding glaciers…” With a description like this, you’re sure to experience immense beauty.

Enjoy lunch at the Ocean View Hotel in Rocky Harbour, after which you will make your way to Shallow Bay Motel in Cow Head where you will check in for the night. Spend some free time in Cow Head before attending a production at the Gros Morne Theatre adjacent to the hotel.

Overnight at the Shallow Bay Motel.


Monday, July 6

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This morning, enjoy an amazing boat tour of the National Park followed by a delicious lunch in one of the surrounding camps. Afterwards, we will leave Gros Morne and travel to Corner Brook with a stop enroute at the Newfoundland Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion featuring up to 1000 live tropical butterflies.

Late afternoon, check into your hotel, Corner Brook’s Glynmill Inn, a 1920’s Tudor-style picture of beauty. Dinner tonight will be on your own followed by an evening at leisure. Overnight at the Glynmill Inn.


Tuesday, July 7

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Following breakfast this morning, take a more in-depth look into Corner Brook’s beauty and culture before travelling to Lark Harbour. View breath-taking scenery, including the Blow-MeDown mountains. Take a stroll on Bottle Cove Beach and discover the “sea cave” on the south side of the cove. Return to Corner Brook and enjoy some free time for the remainder of the afternoon.

This evening, attend an unforgettable festivity! Together, Jean Sheikh, a native Newfoundlander and your fabulous escort, as well as your amazing tour guide, Ed Humber, will host “A Newfoundland Thyme” at the Humber Valley Resort. Ed Humber is also a member of the Sharecroppers Trio and you will have the opportunity to watch them live during this marvelous evening! Enjoy the food and the music and get to know your fellow attendees. Overnight at the Glynmill Inn.


Wednesday, July 8

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Following a full breakfast at your hotel, you will travel to Central Newfoundland, also called “The Land Of Trees.” You will first visit King’s Point Pottery, an award-winning craft shop that is a haven for any art lover, and then off to lunch at a local restaurant.

Afterwards, you will begin your excursion to Gander, stopping in Grand Falls to visit the Salmonid Interpretation Center and learn about the history, biology, and ecology of the Atlantic Salmon.

Continue to Gander, a city of both beauty and history as it was a popular pit-stop for travelling planes during WWII.

Dinner and evening will be on your own tonight. Overnight in a first class room at the Gander Quality Inn.


Thursday, July 9

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Following your delicious breakfast, visit Beothuk Interpretation Center in Boyd’s Cove where you can view multiple exhibits and artefacts of the Beothuk people, a now extinct culture with their own unique language and way of life.

Afterwards, you will travel on The Road to the Isles (a scenic highway that passes through several islands off the coast of Newfoundland) to Twillingate. Also known as “Iceberg Alley,” the island is one of the most picturesque outports in Newfoundland. And you may even have the opportunity to see, up close and personal, the stories’ high icebergs which travel through here between May and July from the coast of Greenland!

After lunch in the area, continue to Long Point Lighthouse, one of the most popular landmarks in Newfoundland. Standing more than 300 feet above sea level, it offers a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean. You don’t want to miss this!

Return to Gander for dinner and evening at leisure. Overnight at the Gander Hotel.


Friday, July 10

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Following breakfast, you will check out of the Gander hotel and depart for the Bonavista Peninsula towards one of the prettiest communities in the world: Trinity.

Enroute, you will have the opportunity to view Gambo, the birthplace of one of the Fathers of Confederation, Joey Smallwood! You will also stop at the Interpretation Center for Terra Nova National Park before continuing to Trinity where your first stop will be lunch at The Erikson Premises.

After some leisurely sight-seeing, you will depart Trinity and travel to Port Union where you will be staying in a quaint boutique hotel, the Seaport Inn.

Dinner and the remainder of the evening are free to enjoy on your own.

Overnight at the Seaport Inn


Saturday, July 11

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This morning, travel to Cape Bonavista where you will have the opportunity to tour the Bonavista Lighthouse, among other sight-seeing possibilities; including The Dungeon and Elliston—the root cellar capital of the world and home to the Sealer’s Memorial.

Lunch will be enjoyed at a quaint café on the water before exploring the town of Bonavista itself.

After lunch, you will have some independent exploration time before going back to Port Union.

Dinner will be included at the Seaport Inn, as well as your overnight.


Sunday, July 12

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Begin your last leg of this amazing tour this morning by driving to the city of St. John’s; The City Of Legends!

Enroute, you will stop at a number of notable areas including: Heart’s Content Cable Station—a historical building which received the first transatlantic cable in 1885!

Lunch will be enjoyed at The Stone Jug in the beautiful little town of Carbonear before continuing to St. John’s. St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland, is its largest city as well as the oldest city in North America and sits on the most eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula.

Upon arrival, you will be guided to Signal Hill, a notable landmark that took part in many wars throughout history, as well as being the first place to be used for transatlantic communication.

Then, check into your hotel at the best accommodations Newfoundland has to offer: The Sheraton Hotel. Dinner will be on your own this evening.


Monday, July 13

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Following a scrumptious buffet breakfast at the Sheraton, you will begin exploring St. John’s and the surrounding area. First, you will head to Cape Spear—the most eastern point in North America!

Enroute, you will stop at a number of notable areas including: Heart’s Content Cable Station—a historical building which received the first transatlantic cable in 1885!

Afterwards, you will make your way to Bay Bulls for the Gatherall’s Boat Tour which will take you on a tour of the Ecological Reserve.

Following lunch at the Captain’s Table in Mobile, you will be guided on a tour of the beautiful community of Petty Harbour as you make your way back to St. John’s where you will visit the Johnson GEO Center; a multimillion dollar project which takes you deep into Newfoundland history.


Tuesday, July 14

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Following breakfast, you will once again venture out into St. John’s where you will travel along Marine Drive just outside the city. You will also visit the unique tiny village of Quidi Vidi, a historic town that lies in the heart of St. John’s.

Afterwards, you will visit The Rooms, one of St. John’s newest attractions and where you will find Newfoundland’s art gallery as well as the provincial museum—among other things.

Lunch and the remainder of your afternoon will be on your own.

Later, you will return to the bus and be whisked away for a delightful dinner at The Gypsy Tea Room. This will be the perfect setting to say farewell and reflect on the memories of your time in Newfoundland.

Head back to the hotel for your final overnight at The Sheraton Hotel.


Wednesday, July 15

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After a full breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a morning of leisure taking in the sights one more time before leaving early afternoon for your flight from St. John’s to home where you can reminisce about your amazing experience in Newfoundland with Executive Cultural Tours.


Newfoundland—General Conditions

COST OF TOUR

$4995 per person, based on double occupancy, including airfare, taxes and tipping.

LAND COST ONLY

$4346 including taxes and tipping

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

$975 per person.

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE

  • TRANSPORTATION: Air Ottawa or Toronto-Deer Lake and St. John’s-Ottawa or Toronto. Airfare can be arranged from other cities.
  • MOTORCOACH: Air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach transportation for duration of tour in Newfoundland.
  • HOTELS/MEALS: 12 nights in first class hotels or best available with private bath. Breakfast daily and lunch, dinners, receptions as per itinerary.
  • TRANSFERS, SIGHTSEEING, ADMISSIONS & ENTERTAINMENT: As per itinerary.
  • TIPS & TAXES: All charges of this natures are included in the tour price, including tipping for driver and guide.
  • GUIDES: Fully escorted from Ottawa by Jean Sheikh. Local guides in Newfoundland, including our full-time guide, Ed Humber.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE

Cancellation, baggage and health insurance, excess baggage charges, food and beverages not included in group menus, wines and liquors, individual services and any items of a personal nature.

RESPONSIBILITY

Executive Cultural Tours and/or their agents, affiliates, or subsidiaries act only as agents for the hotel, airlines, bus companies and operators providing accommodation, transportation, meals, tours or other services and all coupons, exchange orders, receipts, contracts and tickets issued by the Company are issued subject to all tariffs, terms and conditions under which the forgoing or any other services whatsoever are provided by such hotels, airlines, bus companies. By the acceptance of such coupons, exchange orders, receipts, contracts and tickets, the tour member agrees that the Company shall not become liable or responsible for any loss, injury or damage to the person, firm or corporation. Further, the Company shall not become liable or responsible for any loss, injury or damage due to an Act of God or Act of War. The tour operator reserves the right to withdraw a tour, to refuse to accept or retain any person as a member of the tour at any time or to make changes in the itinerary whenever in their sole judgment conditions warrant or if such changes result from circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator. Executive Cultural Tours and/or their agents shall not be responsible for the injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason of defect in any vehicle or other, or through the acts or default of any company or person engaged in conveying or providing transportation to the passenger or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour or otherwise in connection therewith, or of any other hotel proprietor or employee. The aforesaid and their agents can accept no responsibility for losses or accidental expenses due to delay or changes in schedules or hotel overbookings or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger.

CONDITIONS


BOOKING

A deposit of CAD $1,000 per person is required at time of reservation, together with single supplement, if applicable, as well as package tour insurance costs (optional). Post-dated cheques must also be supplied at time of booking, one for $1,000 dated January 7, 2020, and the second for the remaining balance dated April 8, 2020. Cheques should be made payable to Uniglobe The Premiere Travel Group. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners/EnRoute credit cards are accepted.

CANCELLATION

Full refund up to 180 days prior to departure less $500 per person. Between 180 and 90 days prior, full refund less $1,000 per person. Between 90 and 60 days prior, full refund less $2,000 per person. Less than 60 days prior, total cost of tour is non-refundable. After departure, no refund will be made for any unused hotel accommodation, meals, transfers, sightseeing, etc. Notice of cancellation must be made in writing.

INSURANCE

The following insurance packages are optional but highly recommended.

TRAVEL WITHIN CANADA PACKAGE TOUR INSURANCE (INCLUDING CANCELLATION)
Land & Air Sharing Land Only Sharing Land & Air Single Land Only Single
Up to age 59: $329.40 $303.48 $372.60 $346.68
Age 60 –64: $379.08 $346.68 $433.08 $400.68
Age 65 –69: $427.68 $388.80 $492.48 $453.60
Age 70—74: $491.40 $446.04 $567.00 $521.64
Age 75—79: $698.46 $640.44 $795.96 $737.64
Age 80—84: $896.40 $818.64 $1026.00 $948.24
Age 85+: $1119.96 $1029.24 $1271.16 $1180.54

CANCELLATION INSURANCE ONLY

Cancellation coverage valid mainly for medical reasons
Land & Air Sharing Land Only Sharing Land & Air Single Land Only Single
Up to age 59: $294.84 $268.92 $338.04 $312.12
Age 60 –64: $344.52 $312.12 $398.52 $366.12
Age 65 –69: $381.24 $342.36 $446.04 $407.16
Age 70—74: $440.64 $395.38 $516.24 $470.88
Age 75—79: $630.72 $572.40 $727.92 $669.60
Age 80+: $839.16 $754.92 $979.66 $895.32

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