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The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland

  • 8 days aboard the National Geographic Explorer
  • Sail to Viking settlements, French islands, and colorful fishing hamlets from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland.

Expedition Details

 

Trace the footsteps of Vikings, European explorers, and inventors on a special voyage aboard our flagship, the National Geographic Explorer. Explore Cape Breton Island, the remote isles of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the rugged and spectacular coast of Newfoundland.

Trip Highlights

  • Discover the dunes, sandstone cliffs, and Acadian culture of the Îles-de-la Madeleine.
  • Dock at coastal fishing villages and small islands like the French outpost of Saint-Pierre.
  • Explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites: Gros Morne National Park, with its scenic waterfalls and fjords, and the remains of the 11th-century Viking village at L’Anse aux Meadows.
  • Venture into the historic Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island before a tour of the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.

Itinerary - 8 Days

Day 1 — U.S./St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Arrive in St. John’s, the picturesque capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador. Settle into the National Geographic Explorer, and take to the sea.
National Geographic Explorer (D)

Day 2 — St. Pierre, France

Our first landfall is Saint-Pierre Island, France’s oldest remaining overseas territory. Explore this picturesque French fishing enclave and stop at a scenic whale watching lookout.
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Day 3 — Louisbourg and Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Visit the reconstructed 18th-century Fortress of Louisbourg before docking in the village of Baddeck, where Alexander Graham Bell, a founding member of the National Geographic Society, built his summer home and conducted much of his research. Enjoy an optional “white glove” tour of the Bell Museum with the opportunity to hold historic artifacts. Today we also visit the reconstructed Fortress of Louisbourg, an 18th-century fort where the British and the French fought.
National Geographic Explorer (B,L,D)

Day 4 — Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec

A cluster of wispy islands isolated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Îles de la Madeleine are home to dunes that stretch for many miles, grassy hills, and dazzling red sandstone cliffs. The caves, sea arches, and rocky nooks along the coast are perfect for exploring by Zodiac and kayak. Learn about Acadian culture, which dates back some 250 years on the archipelago and still lingers today. Weather permitting, set off into the green hills on a hike, or explore the islands by bicycle.
National Geographic Explorer (B,L,D)

Day 5 — Gros Morne National Park

Graced by cliffs and fjords, glacial valleys and a sweeping alpine plateau, Gros Morne National Park has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for its unique and spectacular geology. Take a walk with our geologist to learn about the forces that shaped this land and the ancient serpentine rock and other formations that illustrate the phenomenon of plate tectonics.
National Geographic Explorer (B,L,D)

Day 6 — L'Anse aux Meadows

In 1960, the remains of a Viking village established in the 11th century were discovered at L’Anse aux Meadows, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk among the Norse ruins and reconstructed sod huts, and learn the saga of the Vikings in North America—nearly 500 years before Columbus arrived.
National Geographic Explorer (B,L,D)

Day 7 — Exploring Eastern Newfoundland

Wild, rugged, and often accessible only by sea, Newfoundland's eastern coast is dotted with tiny fishing villages tucked into coves. Explore these stunning shores by Zodiac and kayak today. Back on board, gain insights from our experts into the civilizations and the wildlife that have made this island home.
National Geographic Explorer (B,L,D)

Day 8 — St. John's

Glide through the natural gateway called The Narrows and arrive in St. John’s, perched at the most easterly point of North America. Visit the colorful waterfront and historic Signal Hill or visit the Rooms Museum before you transfer to the airport for your flight home.
National Geographic Explorer (B,L,D)

National Geographic Expert

Eric Kruszewski

Eric KruszewskiAward-winning photographer and videographer Eric Kruszewski has published his work on National Geographic’s digital platforms and in international print editions of National Geographic Traveler. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Eric’s travels have taken him to dozens of countries around the world, where he covers cultural and social topics. He regularly leads photography workshops for National Geographic and has traveled to many locations with National Geographic Expeditions. Eric is the only photographer to win the Grand Prize in National Geographic's annual Expedition Moments Photo Contest twice.

Eric will join the following departures:

Sep 08 - 15, 2016
Sep 15 - 22, 2016

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This trip is offered in association with Lindblad Expeditions.

Dates

2016
  • Sep 08 - 15, 2016
  • Sep 15 - 22, 2016

Expedition Cost

2016
2016
Category 1 $7,930
Category 2 $8,390
Category 3 $8,700
Category 4 $9,240
Category 5 $10,890
Category 6 $12,720
Category 7 $14,830

Prices are per person, double occupancy. For a single cabin in 2015, add $2,020 in Category 2 and $2,120 in Category 3. For a single cabin in 2016, add $2,100 in Category 2 and $2,180 in Category 3.

International airfare to/from St. John's is not included in the expedition cost.

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