13-day/12-night Jonview escorted coach tour of the Canadian Maritimes

Jonview Circle Newfoundland map 2016

This escorted itinerary is highlighting the striking landscapes and historical attractions of Newfoundland and Labrador.  The tour circuit originates in Halifax, Nova Scotia’s attractive capital city and central port, serving as a popular gateway to many Maritime explorations.  On this exploration of Canada’s youngest province you’ll make stops at many of Newfoundland’s significant historical and natural sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Gros Morne National Park and L’Anse aux Meadows, a Viking archaeological site.  Along the way, you’ll stand at the northern-most tip of the island of Newfoundland and journey to the eastern-most point in North America.  Several boat tours included in the tour offer the opportunity to see whales, sea birds and, depending on the time of year, even massive icebergs!  Find yourself caught up in the friendly east coast way of life on this exciting tour that combines inspiring scenery, wildlife sightings and reminders of an ancient past.


  • Day 1. Arrive Halifax
    Day 2. Halifax, Port-Aux-Basques
    Day 3. Port-Aux-Basques, Port Au Choix
    Day 4. Port Au Choix, L’Anse Au Clair
    Day 5. L’Anse Au Clair, St. Anthony
    Day 6. St. Anthony, Cow Head
    Day 7. Gros Morne, Cow Head
    Day 8. Cow Head, Gander
    Day 9. Gander, Twillingate
    Day 10. Gander, Clarenville
    Day 11. Clarenville, St.John’s
    Day 12. St. John’s
    Day 13, Depart St. John’s

    √ Welcome reception.
    √ Ferry crossing to Port-Aux-Basques.
    √ Gros Morne National Park.
    √ Ferry crossing to/from Labrador.
    √ Red Bay National Historic Site.
    √ L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site.
    √ Whale-watching boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting).
    √ Scenic boat tour in Gros Morne (weather permitting).
    √ Sightseeing tour of Twillingate.
    √ North Atlantic Aviation Museum.
    √ Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Park.
    √ Guided tour of St. John’s.
    √ Signal Hill National Historic Site.
    √ Boat tour to Witless Bay Bird Sanctuary (weather permitting).
    √ Long Point Lighthouse.
    √ Cape Spear National Historic Site.
    √ “Screech In” ceremony.
    √ Terra Nova National Park.
    √ 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 8 dinners.
    √ Transportation by modern coach
    √ Experienced tour driver.
    √ Accommodation for 12 nights.
    √ Baggage handling (1 piece per person).
    √ Provincial Taxes and Federal HST, less tour package rebate.
    √ Dedicated services of a professional Jonview Tour Director and driver.

    √ Premium accommodation in Halifax, Port Au Choix, L’Anse Au Clair, St. Anthony, Cow Head, Gander, Clarenville, St. John’s.

    √ 12 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 8 Dinners (D)

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    Day 1. Arrive Halifax.  Arrive at Halifax International Airport and transfer independently to your centrally located hotel. This evening we become better acquainted with our traveling companions at an evening welcome reception.  Overnight: Cambridge Suites, Halifax.

    Day 2. Halifax to Port-Aux-Basques.  Today we travel via Truro and Antigonish, crossing over the Canso Causeway to beautiful Cape Breton Island.  In North Sydney we board a Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight crossing to Port Aux-Basques, your port of entry into Newfoundland.  Overnight: Aboard ferry.  Meals included: BD.   Depending on the ferry schedule, passengers may overnight in Port-Aux-Basques (Hotel: St. Christopher’s Hotel).

    Day 3. Port-Aux-Basques to Port Au Choix.  Drive through the Cordroy Valley, framed by the Long Range Mountains, the Anguille Mountains, and the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.  Our journey continues through Gros Morne National Park and into the fishing community of Port Au Choix where we check into our hotel.  Overnight: Sea Echo Motel.  Meals included: BLD.

    Day 4. Port Au Choix to L’Anse Au Clair.  Today we board a ferry at St. Barbe and cross the Strait of Belle Island on our way to Labrador.  We visit Red Bay National Historic Site, location of Basque whaling station in the 16th-century. Overnight: Northern Light Inn.  Meals included: BD

    Day 5. L’Anse Au Clair to St. Anthony.  We return to Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows, National Historic Site, an archaeological site marking the earliest know European settlement in North America.  Now a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, additional exhibits also showcase Viking artifacts and give a fascinating glimpse into the Viking lifestyle.  Overnight: Haven Inn.  Meals included: BD

    Day 6. St. Anthony to Cow Head.  This morning (weather permitting) we take a whale-watching boat tour hoping for sightings of these giant marine mammals.  During certain summer months titanic-size icebergs can also be spotted.  Don’t forget your camera!  We then continue on to Cow Head, our destination for the night.  Overnight: Shallow Bay Motel.  Meals included: BD.

    Cow Head Lighthouse
    Cow Head Lighthouse – © Copyright Barrett & MacKay Photo

    Day 7. Gros Morne/Cow Head.  Today we’ll visit Gros Morne National Park, offering a rich variety of scenery, wildlife, and recreational activities.  We embark on a scenic boat tour (weather permitting) where we’ll learn about the geology of the Tablelands, see the whales and bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord, and engage in the history of the small villages nestled along the shores.  Overnight: Shallow Bay Motel.  Meals included: BLD.

    Day 8. Cow Head to Gander.  Travel through central Newfoundland towards Gander.  Arrive in Gander where we’ll check into the hotel for a relaxing evening.  Overnight: Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites.  Meals included: BD

    Day 9. Gander/Twillingate.  A scenic drive along the coast of Notre Dame Bay leads us to the beautiful town of Twillingate.  At the tip of the island we visit the Long Point Lighthouse and local co-op.  Back in Gander, we visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum.  Overnight: Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites.  Meals included: BLD.

    Day 10. Gander to Clarenville.  Our route today takes us along the Trans Canada Highway and through Terra Nova National Park, the most easterly of Canada’s national parks.  Keep an eye out for a variety of wildlife!  We visit Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Park and the charming town of Trinity.  Overnight: St. Jude Hotel.   Meals included: BL.

    St. John's, Avalon
    St. John’s

    Day 11. Clarenville to St. John’s.  We continue on to the intriguing old seaport of St. John’s, our home for the next two nights.  North America’s oldest city and Newfoundland’s capital boasts a stunning location in the granite cliffs and slopes of the Avalon Peninsula.  We enjoy a city tour featuring the Victorian architecture of the downtown area, the busy modern waterfront, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Confederation Building, and the panoramic view from Signal Hill.  Overnight: Delta St. John’s Hotel.  Meals included: BD

    Day 12. St. John’s.  This morning we travel to Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of the tour – a boat tour in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (weather permitting) to search for puffins and other seabirds.  Afterwards we visit Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in North America.  The afternoon is at leisure to further explore the neighbourhood and delights of St. John’s.  Overnight: Delta St. John’s Hotel.  Meals included: B

    Day 13. Depart St. John’s.  Time for last minute shopping before making your own way to St John’s Airport for your return flight to the UK.

    Just America will be pleased to assist with additional pre tour accommodation in Halifax, or post tour accommodation in St. John’s and onward travel to other destinations within North America..

  • 13 Day/12 night Land tour
    £ £ £
    Friday departures 2017
    Tour prices in £’s per person
    Single Double Triple
    02*, 09, 23, 30 June
    14 & 28 Jul; 11 & 25 Aug; 08 Sep
    2625 2119 1962
    Prices include:
    12-nights hotel accommodation, 24 meals, escorted coach tour transportation and the services of a professional tour director.


    * German/English  commentary.

    Just America will be pleased to assist with transatlantic flights, additional pre and post tour accommodation and onward travel to other destinations within North America. Call Just America for tour availability on 01489 892329 or email enquiries@justamerica.co.uk


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