Screech

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22 Days

Start:
Toronto or Montreal
Ends:
Toronto
Runs:
June–August

Prices:

Basic Tour:
$2809 CAD

Accommodation costs not included. Local fee of $295 due upon departure

Inclusive Tour:
$3819 CAD

21 nights accommodation costs and all fees included

Overview

 

Lace up those hiking shoes, get that camera ready and pucker up – There are fish that need kissing!

Our 22 day Screech tour takes you on a legendary journey through Ontario, Québec, the Maritimes, and Newfoundland. Moose has created the perfect itinerary to give you an unparalleled experience of Eastern Canada with a ton of exhilarating activities along the way!

Check out thundering waterfalls, take a cruise on a lobster boat in the Martimes, look out for icebergs and wildlife, explore national parks, hike up the incredible Gros Morne Mountain, experience the culture and cuisine of Québec, and get “Screeched in” on George Street in St. John’s – yes that means kissing a fish! Our Screech tour is almost too much adventure to handle!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hike the Gros Morne Mountain and Skerwink Trail in Newfoundland
  • Get “Screeched in” – Drink the famous Screech rum and kiss the cod
  • Walk the ocean floor in the Bay of Fundy and check out the amazing Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick
  • Take in the scenery with a boat cruise through the Thousand Islands in Ontario
  • Spruce up your French vocabulary skills in Québec
  • Look out for giant icebergs on the coast of Newfoundland (seasonal)
  • Take a cruise on a lobster boat and enjoy a fresh lobster lunch
  • Observe Canadian wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Explore east coast villages and ports and meet the friendly locals
  • Tour Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia and take one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • 21 nights accommodation in shared dormitory (Inclusive tour only)
  • 7 dinners/7 breakfasts
  • Thousand Islands boat cruise
  • Lobster boat cruise and lunch
  • All provincial/national park entrance fees
  • Beachcombing on the Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks Tour
  • All ferry crossing fees
  • Driver and guide services

 

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

22 Day tour - Ontario Québec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland

Our adventure begins early with a friendly welcome from your Moose guide before we journey toward Montréal. Our first stop is at the Big Apple; be sure to try their famous apple pie! Next is a lunch stop before a cruise through the Thousand Islands, located in the Saint Lawrence River along the Canada-USA border. Enjoy Ontario’s unique landscape, where over 1800 islands form this incredible archipelago. Tonight we explore the vibrant nightlife of Montréal, just steps away from the hostel. (Thousand Islands boat cruise included).

This morning we explore Montréal, City of Festivals, and an important cultural mecca in French-speaking Canada. Afterward, enjoy free time to explore on your own. We recommend the hike to the top of Mont Royal for spectacular views of the Island of Montréal, as well as some authentically Montréal cuisine (try Schwartz’s Deli for Montréal smoked meat!). Don’t forget your translator to assist with your language skills. (Breakfast included).

Our journey eastward continues to our overnight destination, Rivière-du-Loup (French for ‘wolf river’). Our travels take us along spectacular vistas through small Francophone settlements that were founded by Basques fishermen from France over 350 years ago. The Saint Lawrence River changes from fresh to salt water in this area so watch for marine animals. Enjoy a group dinner at hostel tonight. Be sure to take a short walk to Parc des Chute this evening to see its impressive waterfall. (Breakfast and dinner included).

Today we journey to the Maritimes; first stop, New Brunswick—the only officially bilingual province in Canada so you can still practice your French language skills! New Brunswick has a rich French-speaking culture retained by the Acadians—a cultural group with a very distinct history. Today we see the world's longest covered bridge before checking into our hostel in Moncton. (Breakfast included).

This morning we start our journey into another Maritime Province, Nova Scotia! First, we will board a lobster boat cruise and enjoy a fresh caught lobster lunch. We arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the late afternoon and then join your guide for a city walk. Be sure to see the view of Halifax from Citadel Hill, a National Historic Site of Canada built in the 18th Century as the city’s defence. (Breakfast included).

Enjoy free time to explore Halifax today; there is a lot to see and do in this Maritime city. We recommend taking a tour of the Alexander Keith’s Brewery, exploring nature in Point Pleasant Park, or walking alongside the Halifax harbour for beautiful views! Tonight we can head out for a group dinner at a local pub!

The day begins with meeting any passengers on our Newfie Tour before heading toward the awe-inspiring region of the Cape Breton Highlands, home to Canada's Scottish heritage. There are several breathtaking photo stops en-route and we will hike the famous Skyline Trail; keep your eyes open for moose! Tonight we stay in a lovely hostel alongside the Cabot Trail. (Dinner included).

Today we continue to explore Cape Breton Island. You have the option for an additional $50.00 CAD to embark on an amazing whale watching tour in the Atlantic Ocean! We continue our drive along the Cabot Trail and stop for a leisure hike up the Skyline Ridge where the views are spectacular. We spend the evening by campfire alongside fellow passengers. (Dinner included).

Today begins the long, but worthwhile, journey to Newfoundland. After a 6 hour ferry journey, across the Atlantic Ocean, we drive to Norris Point, a picturesque Newfoundland coastal community located at the doorstep of Gros Morne National Park. Canada is simply massive, so long travel times are the only way to discover its vast greatness.

Use this free day to take advantage of the activities available in this relaxing small town. Optional activities include a boat tour through the freshwater fjords of Western Brook Pond, but ask your guide for other recommendations. For the more adventurous, the famous hike up Gros Morne Mountain where the view is breathtaking is certainly recommended (it is rather difficult, so please exercise caution). Tonight, enjoy a dinner cooked by your guide. (Dinner included).

This morning we visit the Tablelands. This area looks more like a barren desert when contrasted to typical Newfoundland landscape. This is due to the ultramafic rock, peridotite. The rock was forced up from the Earth’s mantle during a plate collision several hundred million years ago. After exploring the Tablelands, we journey to beautiful Trinity East. Tonight we have a group meal at the hostel. (Dinner included).

We get the morning started by walking the famous Skerwink Trail on the Bonvavista Peninsula. On the trail, watch for bedrock layers that are tilted almost 90 degrees on Skerwink Head, and many other dramatic landforms. After a full morning of hiking, we will enjoy lunch before taking a short drive to the quaint communities of Bonavista and Elliston; watch out for whales, puffins, and icebergs (depending on the season). 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, and distinct colourful architecture, there is no shortage of activity in Newfoundland & Labrador’s capital city. Join your guide for a leisure walk before having a drink on George Street, a district renowned for its many pubs and bars! This is your opportunity to participate in a ‘Screech-in’ (a traditional Newfoundland welcoming ceremony) at a local pub! (Breakfast included).

Enjoy a free day in St. John's with your new found Moose friends! We certainly recommend the hike up to Signal Hill for incredible city and ocean vistas. Signal Hill is a National Historic Site of Canada, noted for its defence fortifications built in the 17th Century, and saw the French surrendering St. John’s to the British in 1762. From Signal Hill, hike along the East Coast Trail to Quidi Vidi, a perfectly quaint coastal village that is a must-see in St. John‘s.

We set sail for mainland Canada today. As we drive through the beautiful Avalon Peninsula, look out for Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America. We will board the ferry in the early evening for an overnight adventure across the Atlantic Ocean.

We journey back into New Brunswick today and take a tour of the Hopewell Rocks, a topographically impressive region of the Bay of Fundy. This is where you can see and learn about the incredible tidal changes which are some of the highest in the world! Tonight join your guide for a city walk and night out on the town.

This morning we will drive north to the Gaspé Peninsula, a beautiful region of Québec surrounded by the Saint Lawrence River and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Enjoy a leisure evening at your unique accommodation Auberge Festive Sea Shack. This beachside hostel has plenty of outdoor activities and a tiki bar! (Breakfast included).

We’ll spend today exploring Gaspésie National Park, defined by the Chic-Choc Mountains and and McGerrigle Mountains. The altitude impacts the climate that contributes to the beauty of the landscape and the diversity of species. We will enjoy some hiking; keep your eyes open for moose or caribou! Tonight, enjoy a campfire under the stars. Inquire with the hostel staff about an optional activity to embark on a moonlit sea kayak excursion!

Today we start back towards Québec City. With a quick stop at Montmorency Falls, we arrive in Québec City in the evening. Québec City is renowned for its historic defence walls, known as the Ramparts of Québec City. Be sure to climb this National Historic Site of Canada to enjoy spectacular city views and an unforgettable sunset. Tonight, enjoy some poutine (Snack Bar is certainly recommended) to get a taste of local flavour; bon appétit!

Take time today to wander the city’s narrow walkways and historic streets; a walk down to the Lower Town is a must-do! Enjoy another group dinner at the hostel before venturing out for a fun night. (Dinner included).

We journey into the countryside of “la belle province” and travel to Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. After settling into the hostel, join your guide for a walk to historic Parliament Hill before ending in the Byward Market for an evening of your choosing. If time permits, be sure to admire the view from Nepean Point; it is spectacular.

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 in the early evening. (Breakfast included).

Departures

Departs Toronto Price Bookings
Thursday 27th June 2019
Basic Price$2809
Inclusive Price$3819
Departs Toronto Price Bookings
Thursday 25th July 2019
Basic Price$2809
Inclusive Price$3819
Departs Toronto Price Bookings
Thursday 22nd August 2019
Basic Price$2809
Inclusive Price$3819

Details

Plenty of activities are included on our Screech 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
Moonlit Sea Kayaking $75 Gaspé
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 Montréal Samesun
Day 2 Montréal Samesun
Day 3 Rivière-du-Loup HI - Rivière-du-Loup
Day 4 Moncton C'mon Inn 
Day 5 Halifax HI - Halifax
Day 6 Halifax HI - Halifax
Day 7 Pleasant Bay Cabot Trail Hostel
Day 8 Baddeck Bear On The Lake Hostel
Day 9 Norris Point Norris Point International Hostel
Day 10 Norris Point Norris Point International Hostel
Day 11 Trinity East HI - Trinity
Day 12 Trinity East HI - Trinity
Day 13 St. John's HI - St. John's
Day 14 St. John's HI - St. John's
Day 15 Ferry Marine Atlantic
Day 16 Moncton C'mon Inn
Day 17 Gaspé HI - Sea Shack
Day 18 Gaspé HI - Sea Shack
Day 19 Québec City HI - Québec City
Day 20 Québec City HI - Québec City
Day 21 Ottawa Ottawa Backpackers Inn
Day 22 Toronto *Bed not reserved

 

*Please note that people departing from Montréal will join the group on the 3rd day of the itinerary.

  Pick Up Location Pick Up Time
HI - Toronto 76 Church Street, Toronto (map) 7:30am
Planet Traveler  357 College Street, Toronto (map) 7:50am
Moose Office 192 Spadina Ave, # 213, Toronto (map) 8:00am
     
Samesun 1586 Rue Saint Hubert, Montréal (map) 9:00am

 

  • 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

2 reviews of “Screech

    Reviews

    1. Screech
      Toronto Office

      female, 24, Canada
      Fun! Activities were diverse and made me try new things! Great way to discover the east!
      Thanks for the great tour!


      Rating: 5/5

    2. Screech
      Toronto Office

      Male, 19, Australia
      We saw icebergs at Botwood, it was incredible! The Gros Morne hike was INCREDIBLE!


      Rating: 5/5

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