Newfoundland in May
|St. John's||Quality Harbourview||4 nights|
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5 days £1066
excluding international flights
A holiday where you choose the dates and leave the rest to us. May can be magical in eastern Newfoundland. The ocean is alive as millions of seabirds feed along the coast enjoying the bounty of the subarctic springtime. Nests are built, burrows are dug, and the coastline is abuzz with soaring gannets, colourful puffins and the first whales of the year. Most years you will also enjoy giant Greenland icebergs likely calved from the same glacier as the iceberg that sank the Titanic. Newfoundland and Labrador provides easy access to the hemisphere’s largest icebergs. May is a time when the fishing communities come to life as boats head out for fresh lobster and other delicious local seafoods. This trip enjoys the comforts of old St. John’s in the evening while providing three fun days of exploration and wildlife that features the highlights of the city and the countryside. Many guests use the May Magic programme to explore the wonders of eastern Newfoundland on a tour where they often find themselves enjoying an exclusive excursion. We are delighted to provide these distinctive excursions as described but we also welcome inquiries from passengers who want to customise this itinerary or the accommodation to match their own interests.
DAY 1 - Arrive St. John's.
Recommended flight from London: Air Canada from London Heathrow. On arrival at St. John's Airport you will be met by a representative of World Discovery who will take you to your hotel. If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.
DAY 2 - Puffins and Icebergs.
Today begins with a boat tour featuring North America’s largest puffin
colony, and thousands of other seabirds. Often you'll see
dolphins, humpbacks, and the year’s first fin whales. Enjoy
a local lunch at a small restaurant (or a picnic lunch in a
natural setting) before visiting one of the New World’s
earliest fishing villages.
Meals included: Full breakfast, lunch.
DAY 3 - Avalon Wilderness.
Members of the world’s most southerly caribou herd, a small puffin
colony, and seals are usually seen as you circle the Avalon
Meals included: Full breakfast, lunch.
DAY 4 - Sea Stacks, seabirds and lighthouses.
Travel to North America’s most easterly point and briefly explore the
oldest City before traveling to the first outpost of New France.
Then visit Cape St Mary's, the Continent’s third largest gannet colony.
This site is also a breeding ground for thousands of other
seabirds and they will all be waiting for your camera. Another
caribou herd, land-based whale watching, and moose are often
part of the day’s wonders. Your farewell dinner will either be a
barbecue at a private cottage near the town of Colinet or a late
restaurant supper in the city.
Meals included: Full breakfast, lunch, dinner.
DAY 5 - Depart for home.
Free in St. John's until your transfer to the airport for the flight home
Meals included: Full breakfast.
NB. The order of sightseeing may be changed to accommodate the weather or other unavoidable circumstances.
We recommend the services of Air Canada from London Heathrow. Current timings (subject to possible change) are as follows:
Heathrow/St. John's. Depart 13.00; arrive St.John's at 15.10
St. John's/Heathrow. Depart 22.05; arrive Heathrow at 06.35 (next day)
Newfoundland Tours: Newfoundland in May (Tour Reference: WDCA043)
Price per person based on a minimum of two persons travelling together:
|Any date in May||£1066|
Single Room Supplement: £150
The price includes:
- Hotel accommodation as listed above in twin-bedded or single rooms with private facilities.
- 4 full breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner as shown in the itinerary.
- All transfers and sightseeing as shown, including entrance fees.
- The services of a naturalist guide/tour leader throughout.
- 6.5% HST Tax (Newfoundland Govenrnment Tax).
Not included in the price:
- International flights (see our recommendation above). We are happy to discuss the flights with you and give you further guidance.
- International airport taxes.
- Optional sightseeing.
A deposit of £250 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the price for your Newfoundland tour must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure date.
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