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Western Discovery

Learn about the birth of a continent and the death of an ocean.

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    7 Night Itinerary Escorted

    After arriving in Deer Lake, you’ll head west to Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the place where geologists proved the theory of continental drift. It was here that the ancient Iapetus Ocean closed up forever, 500 million years ago.

    Next, you’re off to the famous L’Anse aux Meadows, North America’s only known Viking settlement where you can explore reconstructed sod houses and breathe in the crisp, salty air of the Northern Peninsula. Your last destination is a visit to historical Red Bay, Labrador, where over 1500 Basque whalers came to settle during the 1540s.

    You will see the northern terminus of the Appalachian Mountains, visit the Grenfell Interpretation Centre, and have prime opportunities for bird watching and wildlife observation. Finally, you’ll be going home with an army of new friends, and a unique understanding of the culture and lifestyle that has defined Newfoundland and Labrador for centuries.

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    • Your Package Includes
      • Expert travel advice
      • 7 nights' accommodation at select hotels
      • 7 day escorted ground transportation (including airport transfers)
      • Services of an experienced guide
      • Select meals
      • Admission to select attractions
      • All boat/ferry passes
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