Newfoundland Circumnavigation (Ocean Endeavour)

Newfoundland Circumnavigation (Ocean Endeavour)

12 Days
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$5710

Newfoundland Circumnavigation (Ocean Endeavour)

12 Days Starting and ending in St. John’s

Visiting:

St. John's

,

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

,

Red Bay

,

Gros Morne National Park Of Canada

,

Woody Point

,

Conne River

,

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Tour code:

SBKN

Group size:

1 - 198

Age range:

2-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:
$5995

$5710 (USD)

tourhub discount: $285

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Tour Overview

This is Canada like you’ve never seen it before – cliffs soar into the sky, wind roars through wild landscapes and human history stretches back thousands of years. Set off on a 12-day cruise on the Ocean Endeavour, navigating the island’s varied and vast coastline while accompanied by a passionate team of expert guides. In contrast to the rugged, stark landscapes, get acquainted with charming towns and locals who radiate warmth, and discover the region’s First Nations culture. Whether you’re looking for wildlife, inspiring scenery or deep-rooted history, you’re sure to find it in Newfoundland.

Highlights

  • On board the comfortable Ocean Endeavour ship, navigate the wild and beautiful coastline of Canada’s Newfoundland accompanied by an expert team of guides who will bring the landscape to life.

  • Take a deep dive into the region’s history during a visit to the 1000-year-old Norse settlement of L’Anse aux Meadows and the historic Red Bay Basque Whaling Station – both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • When you’re not cruising Canada’s waters, hop off the ship and explore the spectacular Gros Morne National Park on foot, taking in unique topography and formations as you go.

  • Experience Newfoundland’s First Nations culture and history at the Miawpukek Mi'kamawey Mawi'omi First Nation Reserve, where you’ll discover how tradition and modern life go hand in hand.

  • A world away from the remote communities of Newfoundland, visit the islands of St-Pierre and Miquelon – this official territory of France delights with its European-style streets lined with charming shops, cafes and houses.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : St John's, Canada
Location:

  St. John's


Accommodation:

  Zodiac Expedition Cruise Ship


Meals Included:

  Dinner


Welcome to St. John’s! Newfoundland and Labrador’s colourful capital stands in contrast to the vast and wild nature of the province. Head to the city’s port where you’ll find the Ocean Endeavour, your home for the next 12 days. Board the ship and set sale in the evening, departing the historic port and cruising out to the Atlantic Ocean via the Narrows, a passage famed for its steep rock walls and difficulty to navigate. Pass by the Battery, an eye-catching neighbourhood where brightly painted houses stagger down the slopes of Signal Hill. Be on the lookout for icebergs, whales and seabirds as you sail out into open waters.

icon Day 2 : Northeast Coast
Location:

  St. John's


Accommodation:

  Zodiac Expedition Cruise Ship


Meals Included:

  No Meals


The next three days will be spent exploring Newfoundland’s northeast coast, where delightful villages and settlements dot the sparse landscape. Your expedition landings will introduce you to these inviting communities nestled among the coastline’s rocky shore, where you’ll receive a warm Newfoundland welcome upon your arrival. Be sure to have your camera batteries charged for this stretch of your journey – the sight of these charming communities set against the rugged landscape is one you’re going to want to remember!

icon Day 5 : L’Anse aux Meadows
Location:

  L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site


Accommodation:

  Zodiac Expedition Cruise Ship


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today’s expedition landing will take you to L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Found at the northern most tip of Newfoundland, the site was excavated in the 1960s, and a 1000-year-old Norse settlement was unearthed. The only authenticated Norse settlement in North America, exploring this site is a real treat. Learn about the discovery of the settlement, Viking culture and history, and the ancient remains that can be found here today. A visit to the site’s interpretation centre will add a deeper layer to your discoveries, as actors in period costumes and reconstructed Norse-style sod buildings help to imagine what life here once looked like.

icon Day 6 : Red Bay
Location:

  Red Bay


Accommodation:

  Zodiac Expedition Cruise Ship


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Another day, another fascinating World Heritage Site. Today you’ll be stopping off in Labrador at the Red Bay Basque Whaling Station, dedicated to the history of the men and boys who ventured here from northern Spain and southern France between the 1540s to the early 1600s to hunt whales. Learn how North America’s first export industry developed out of this harbour and hear the stories of the Basque whalers who worked here. Take a wander through the interpretation centre and examine the tools, navigational instruments and personal items recovered from the shipwreck of the San Juan whaling ship – the ship sunk in 1565, but the wreck was not discovered until centuries later. Continue your explorations of Labrador’s whaling history with a visit to the nearby Saddle Island.

icon Day 7 : Gros Morne National Park & Woody Point
Location:

  Gros Morne National Park Of Canada, Woody Point


Accommodation:

  Zodiac Expedition Cruise Ship


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Get off the ship and explore on foot during a visit to Gros Morne National Park. Here you’ll have the chance to take a scenic walk or a longer hike through the dramatic and awe-inspiring landscapes of the park. Pause for a peaceful visit to Bonne Bay, take a stroll around the tiny town of Woody Point and stop by the interpretation centre for extra information on the stunning sights you’ve seen today. The 600-metre-long Tablelands plateau really needs to be seen to be believed and provides one of the best examples of exposed mantle in the world. You’ll notice a distinct lack of plants and wildlife in the Tablelands – the rocks here are rich in minerals yet support little life, resulting in the barren yet beautiful landscape.

icon Day 8 : Southern Coast
Location:

  Gros Morne National Park Of Canada


Accommodation:

  Zodiac Expedition Cruise Ship


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Spend two unforgettable days traversing the wind-worn and striking coast of southern Newfoundland, stopping off to explore the bays, coves and remote outport communities hidden away in this vast landscape. From your ship and from the shore, take in the interesting topography of the region, brought to life by vibrant plants and flowers. The fauna here is every bit as magnificent as the flora – be on the look out for whales, birds and other wildlife, often discovered during Zodiac cruises and excursions onto land.

icon Day 10 : Miawpukek (Conne River)
Location:

  Conne River


Accommodation:

  Zodiac Expedition Cruise Ship


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Pay a visit to the Miawpukek Mi'kamawey Mawi'omi First Nation Reserve, found at the mouth of the Conne River. Here you’ll receive a formal welcome from the leaders of the community before learning more about their history and culture. The Mi'kmaw were once nomadic, travelling through Canada’s east coast. This site served as a semi-permanent base for camping before becoming a permanent settlement around 1822. Take the opportunity to explore the community and see examples of how tradition is weaved into modern life.

icon Day 11 : Saint-Pierre, France
Location:

  Saint Pierre and Miquelon


Accommodation:

  Zodiac Expedition Cruise Ship


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Say bonjour to the islands of St-Pierre and Miquelon, an official territory of France. Disembark in the town of St-Pierre – you’ll feel like you’ve stepped straight into Europe (technically, you have!) as you explore streets buzzing with patisseries and baguette-carrying locals. A world away from the typical scenery of Newfoundland, delight in discovering the inviting shops, cafes and homes that boast a proudly French flair.

icon Day 12 : St John's, Canada ,
Location:

  St. John's


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


It’s time to return to where it all began, coming full circle by cruising back through the impressive Narrows on your way into St. John’s harbour. Say goodbye to your newfound friends, as your adventure comes to an end on your arrival to St. John’s.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    11 nights expedition cruise ship

  • Transport

    Expedition Cruise Ship, Zodiac

  • Meals

    11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Transport

  • Expedition cruise ship , zodiac

Accommodation

  • 11 nights expedition cruise ship

Check out our Q&As

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

Are flights included in this tour?

No

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Oct 01, 2023

Thursday

Oct 12, 2023
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$5995
$5710 (USD)
$5995
$5710 (USD)

tourhub discount: $285

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  • Free Date Changes

    Intrepid Travel allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 56 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

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  • Low Deposit

    Intrepid Travel requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of intrepid travel charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: 30% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: 60% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

  • COVID Protection

    If you contract COVID-19 before you leave, or if government-imposed travel restrictions related to COVID-19 mess up your plans, you can cancel your trip right up until the departure day.*

    *Some exclusions will apply. Please ask your booking agent for more information.

    Trips on or before 31 December 2022
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    If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.

    Children under 18 are exempt. Children aged between 5 and 17 years old must provide proof of either vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.

    Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
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    However, we continue to strongly recommend that all travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and other Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

    This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination remains a requirement. Please refer to the Essential Trip Information of your chosen tour for more details.

Newfoundland Circumnavigation (Ocean Endeavour)

12 Days Starting and ending in St. John’s

Visiting:

St. John's

,

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

,

Red Bay

,

Gros Morne National Park Of Canada

,

Woody Point

,

Conne River

,

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Tour code:

SBKN

Group size:

1 - 198

Age range:

2-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:
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$5710 (USD)

tourhub discount: $285

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