Newfie

rated 5 out of 5 5 star average rating 3 reviews

10 Days

Start:
Halifax
Ends:
Moncton
Runs:
June–September

Prices:

Basic Tour:
$1399 CAD

Accommodation costs not included. Local fee of $245 due upon departure (Extra $$ for Quebec City finish)

Inclusive Tour:
$1999 CAD

10 nights accommodation costs and all fees included (Extra $$ for Quebec City finish)

Overview

The Newfie tour has an additional 2 optional finishing locations!

Your love affair with the great outdoors is going to ascend to new levels whilst travelling with Moose on our Newfie tour. Grab your backpack and let’s go. We’re taking you on a 10 day tour of a lifetime!

Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and New Brunswick – We’ve got the three “N’s” for you! These provinces have stunning scenery, captivating coastlines, treasured traditions and wonderful wildlife that’ll take your breath away!

Hike to the summit of the incredible Gros Morne Mountain, explore the beaches and trails of Cape Breton Island, observe humpback, minke, pilot whales and more on a whale watching cruise, kayak through the amazing fjords in Norris Point and get “Screeched in” on George Street, St. Johns.

*Some trivia for the party animals out there – George Street has more bars per capita than anywhere else in North America!

 

HIGHLIGHTS*

  • Hike the Gros Morne Mountain and Skerwink Trail in Newfoundland
  • Get “Screeched in” – Drink the famous Screech rum and kiss the cod
  • Look out for giant icebergs on the coast of Newfoundland (seasonal)
  • Observe Canadian wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Tour Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia and take one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world
  • Walk the ocean floor in the Bay of Fundy and check out the amazing Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick

WHAT’S INCLUDED?*

  • 10 nights accommodation in shared dorm (Inclusive tour only)
  • 4 dinners
  • All ferry crossing fees
  • Accommodation in dorm bed on overnight ferry
  • All national/provincial park entrance fees
  • Driver and Guide Services

 

*Highlights and inclusions will change if tour is extended to a Quebec City or Toronto finish. Check the itinerary or contact our office for more information.

 TOUR PACKAGES

BASIC TOUR –  Moose will pre-book your accommodation throughout the tour but you are responsible for payment directly to hostels upon check-in.

A local fee is due upon departure.

INCLUSIVE TOUR – Our inclusive tour has all accommodation costs and local fees incorporated into the price of the tour.

If you book an inclusive tour there are no extra fees unless you decide to join in any optional activities that have a cost associated with them.

Itinerary

10 Day tour - Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland

After a friendly welcome from our Moose guide and introduction to the rest of our group we’ll head towards the incredible region known as the Cape Breton Highlands, which are home to Canada's Scottish heritage. We will have several breathtaking photo stops en-route and we’ll hike the famous Skyline Trail, where we’ll keep our eyes peeled for moose! Tonight we stay in a lovely hostel located on the Cape Breton Road. (Dinner included).

Today we continue to explore the Cape Breton region. This morning, you have the option for an additional $50 to do an amazing whale watching tour in the Atlantic Ocean! We continue our drive along the Cabot trail and stop for an easy hike up the Skyline Ridge, where the views are spectacular! We spend this evening beside the lake and roast some marshmallows at the campfire. (Dinner included).

This morning we board the ferry to Newfoundland!! The ferry takes approx. 6 hours, then we drive to Norris Point, a picturesque Newfoundland coastal community located at the doorstep of Gros Morne National Park. Take some free time tonight with friends to explore this small town.

Use this free day to take advantage of the many activities available in this relaxing small town. Optional activities include sea kayaking, a boat tour through freshwater fjords carved out by glaciers, or for the more adventurous the famous hike up Gros Morne Mountain where the view is breathtaking. After an amazing day, relax back at the hostel and enjoy dinner cooked by your guide. (Dinner included).

Spend a beautiful morning hiking in Gros Morne National park before we drive to the town of Botwood. This town is centered around its sheltered, deep water port, which is called on by cargo and cruise vessels from all round the world. Depending on the time of year, we may be able to see some magnificent icebergs floating by! Tonight we have a group meal at the hostel (included) and free time in the evening.

Up bright and early this morning, we continue our drive through the Bonavista Peninsula to a small town called Trinity East. We will explore this area by walking the famous Skerwink Trail. On the trail, we will see bedrock layers that are tilted almost 90 degrees on Sherwink Head, and many other dramatic landforms. After a full day of hiking, we will enjoy a relaxing group dinner and evening at the hostel. (Dinner included).

On our itinerary today is St. John's, one of North America’s oldest cities. With a variety of annual events and festivals, unique attractions, breathtaking land and seascapes, there’s something for everyone. Join our guide for a city walk and then relax (or party) with some drinks on George Street which is known for its many pubs and bars! This is your opportunity to get “Screeched in” at a local pub!

Enjoy a free day in St. John's with your new found Moose friends!

On our way back to the mainland we will drive part of the famous Irish Loop! This is a beautiful journey along the loop located on the southern portion of the Avalon Peninsula. This area has the world's largest puffin colony, the world's southernmost caribou herd, the oldest continuous permanent settlement in Canada, some of the world's oldest and rarest marine fossils, and a unique culture that strongly reflects the settlement of Irish immigrants over the past 40 years! We will board the ferry in the early evening for our overnight adventure across the sea!

We journey back into New Brunswick today and stop to take a tour of Hopewell Rocks, an amazing area in the Bay of Fundy. This is where you can see and learn about the incredible tidal changes which are some of the largest in the world! Tonight join our guide for a city walk and night out on the town!

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN QUEBEC CITY OR TORONTO*** This morning we will drive north to the Gaspe Peninsula, a beautiful area that borders the sea and the St. Lawrence River. We will spend this afternoon and evening at a unique hostel called the Seashack, located on the beach with plenty of outdoor activities and a tiki bar! (Breakfast included).

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN QUEBEC CITY OR TORONTO*** We’ll spend today exploring Gaspe National park, surrounded by the Chic-Choc and McGerrigle Mountains. The altitude of these mountains deeply influences the climate that moulds the landscape and creates a diversity of species unique to Quebec and even the world! We will enjoy some hiking and perhaps see a moose or caribou, then spend the evening back at the Seashack and have a campfire under the stars or relax in the hot tub! You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in a moonlit sea kayak excursion!

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN QUEBEC CITY OR TORONTO*** We’ll spend today exploring Gaspe National park, surrounded by the Chic-Choc and McGerrigle Mountains. The altitude of these mountains deeply influences the climate that moulds the landscape and creates a diversity of species unique to Quebec and even the world! We will enjoy some hiking and perhaps see a moose or caribou, then spend the evening back at the Seashack and have a campfire under the stars or relax in the hot tub! You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in a moonlit sea kayak excursion!

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN TORONTO*** We take time today to wander the narrow walkways and cobblestone streets, visiting boutiques, museums and cafes. We’ll enjoy another group dinner at our hostel then tonight we can visit a local bar for some live music! (Dinner included).

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN TORONTO*** We journey into the countryside of “la belle province” today and travel to the capital of Canada, Ottawa. After we check into our one of a kind hostel that is formerly a jail, join our guide for a city walking tour to Parliament Hill and end in the Byward market where we can sit in an outdoor café and soak up the atmosphere.

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN TORONTO*** The last day of our amazing tour! We head to Toronto today, stopping along the way to have a picnic lunch at Sandbanks Provincial Park on one of the most beautiful beaches in Ontario! We arrive back in Toronto around 6:00pm at drop you off at your downtown hostel. (Breakfast included).

Departures

Departs Halifax Price Bookings
Wednesday 28th June 2017
Basic Price$1399
Inclusive Price$1999
Departs Halifax Price Bookings
Wednesday 26th July 2017
Basic Price$1399
Inclusive Price$1999
Departs Halifax Price Bookings
Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Basic Price$1399
Inclusive Price$1999

Details

Plenty of activities are included on our Newfie tour with plenty of extras to choose from! Although we recommend trying everything here, you are always free to join the group, explore by yourself or just take some time to relax and get away from it all!

You are also likely to come across other exciting opportunities that aren't listed here whilst on your tour!

Activity $ CAD Location
Whale watching cruise  $50 Cape Breton
Boat tour $40 Gros Morne National Park
Sea Kayaking $45 Gros Morne National Park
Hiking Free Various locations
Wildlife Spotting Free Various locations
Swimming Free Various locations
Get Screeched in Can vary St. John's, Newfoundland

 

Moose pre-books your accommodation so you don't have to worry about anything other than having a great time!

 We reserve a single bed per passenger in shared hostel dorm roomsIf you prefer to stay in a private room or an alternative location this must be booked independently - Please reserve a basic tour as accommodation costs cannot be transferred from an inclusive tour.

 Accommodation costs are included in the price of our inclusive tour, if you have reserved a basic tour then payment is due directly to the hostels upon check-in.

• For this tour the overnight ferry accommodation is included for both basic and inclusive passengers.

  Location Accommodation
Day 1 Pleasant Bay Cabot Trail Hostel
Day 2 Bear on the Lake Bear on the Lake Hostel
Day 3 Norris Point Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Hostel
Day 4 Norris Point Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Hostel
Day 5 Botwood HI - Botwood
Day 6 Trinity East HI - Trinity
Day 7 St. John's HI - St. Johns
Day 8 St. John's HI - St. Johns
Day 9 Overnight ferry Marine Atlantic
Day 10 Moncton C'mon Inn 
Day11* Gaspe HI Sea Shack
Day 12* Gaspe HI Sea Shack
Day 13* Quebec City HI Quebec City
Day 14* Quebec City HI Quebec City
Day 15* Ottawa HI Ottawa Jail
Day 16* Toronto *Bed not reserved

 

  Pick Up Location Pick Up Time
HI - Halifax 1253 Barrington Street, Halifax (map) 8:00am

 

  • Bring suitable clothing for the tour and comfortable shoes for hiking. The weather in Canada is predictable but may be cooler at night. It's always wise to prepare, just in case of rain. Find out what else to bring on our FAQ page or contact us directly with any questions!
  • If possible bring a credit card with you whilst travelling.
  • Don't forget your camera! We guarantee you'll want to take photos of wild animals, incredible scenery and new friends!
  • Book your pre-departure accommodation in advance. Toronto hostels are incredibly busy through June - September so if you are travelling then, plan ahead! Moose tours pick up at the 3 major hostels in Toronto.
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  • If you have any other questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our office!

Reviews

3 reviews of “Newfie

    Reviews

    1. Newfie
      Toronto Office

      Male, 19, England
      I had a fantastic time and the tour was a great way to see a lot of Canada in a short space of time!
      Thank you!


      Rating: 5/5

    2. Newfie
      Adele

      female, 25, Australia
      Perfect trip to see Newfoundland and Beth was amazing.


      Rating: 5/5

    3. Newfie
      Stacey Kinder

      female, 24, Canada
      Bethea was the best guide I have had in my travels across Canada. She had a way of pulling the group together to become one big van of friends..and she, of course was just as much a part of that group of friends as everyone else. So much fun travelling the east coast, there is no other way I would rather travel. Newfie tour was awesome.


      Rating: 5/5

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