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Newfoundland and Labrador: Gros Morne and the Great Northern Peninsula

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Itinerary for Aug 15 — Aug 25, 2015

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The hotel is located just minutes from the Deer Lake airport as well as attractions like Marble Mountain and the Humber Valley.

Contact info:
38 Bennett Avenue
Deer Lake, NL A8A 1A9 Canada
phone: 709-635-3232
web: www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/deer-lake/ydfex/hoteldetail

Room amenities: Hairdryer, iron and ironing board, coffee/tea maker, microwave oven, mini refrigerator, in-room safe, air conditioning.

Facility amenities: Free high-speed Internet access, free morning newspaper delivery to rooms, cable/satellite TV, pay-per-view movies, free local phone calls, air conditioned fitness room with complimentary water, indoor pool, and Laundry facilities.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates
Contact hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Saturday, August 15 - Arrival and Check-In/ Welcome Dinner/Newfoundland...
Afternoon: Arrivals and transfers to the program hotel. Check-in after 3:00 pm. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: The welcome dinner will be held at the hotel. Following dinner, you will meet for introductions, a review of the program and site orientation.

Evening: A presentation by a local expert and educator will provide an introduction to Newfoundland history and culture including early Newfoundland music, the Norse and Beothuk peoples and the resettlement program.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Deer Lake

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The motel is located in the small fishing village of Cow Head, within Gros Morne National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's the closest 2.5 star motel to Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park. The motel hosts the Gros Morne Theatre Festival (June through to September).

Contact info:
193 Main Street
P.O. Box 44,
Cow Head, NL A0K 2A0 Canada
phone: 709-243-2471
web: www.shallowbaymotel.com

Room amenities: Hair dryers, iron/ironing board, coffee makers, private bath, clock radio, cable color TV, telephone, data port lines for computers.

Facility amenities: Pub and eatery, outdoor heated swimming pool, located on the beach, 51 motel rooms and 18 cabins, free wireless high speed Internet, ATM, ice maker, vending machines, gift shop, sauna, laundromat, 18-hole mini golf, air conditioned restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Two: Sunday, August 16 - Gros Morne National Park/Exploratory Walk of the ...
Gros Morne National Park/Exploratory Walk of the Tablelands/Newfoundland Fisheries

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Today we travel to the world renowned Gros Morne National Park - a world of spectacular landscapes and uncrowded spaces. During your stay in the Park you will meet experts, local residents, musicians and storytellers as part of your introduction to this phenomenal place. Declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1987, the park is internationally renowned for its scenic beauty, vast landscape and endless hiking trails. Gros Morne is also world renowned for its complex geology. It was here that geologists proved the theory of plate tectonics. Meet with a Park expert to examine the forces of nature that have shaped the land and the people on this World Heritage coast. Visit the state-of-the-art Discovery Centre. This is not just another interpretation centre, but an integral part of your Park experience.

Lunch: Lunch at the award-winning Seaside Restaurant, located in the scenic coastal fishing village of Trout River.

Afternoon: Following lunch continue on to the southwest corner of Gros Morne National Park to the coastal settlement of Trout River. Explore magnificent views of the coast and the startling geology of the nearby Tablelands - the most important geological feature in Gros Morne Park, and the main reason for the park being declared a World Heritage Site. With a Senior Parks geologist, explore the lunar-like landscape where you will bear witness to the forces of plate tectonics and ancient glaciation that occurred about 470 million years ago, and the much more recent glaciation of 15,000-20,000 years ago.


Meet with a local expert to hear stories of Newfoundland's fisheries. Although the tradition of fishing is an old one in Newfoundland, the innovations required to sustain the practice are anything but archaic. The creativity required in keeping the fishing industry afloat is one of the biggest challenges in Newfoundland. Hear about how they are adapting to the changing times. Continue on to the town of Cow Head where you will be warmly welcomed by your hosts.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Shallow Bay Motel and Cabins

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Motel

Description: The motel is located in the small fishing village of Cow Head, within Gros Morne National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's the closest 2.5 star motel to Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park. The motel hosts the Gros Morne Theatre Festival (June through to September).

Contact info:
193 Main Street
P.O. Box 44,
Cow Head, NL A0K 2A0 Canada
phone: 709-243-2471
web: www.shallowbaymotel.com

Room amenities: Hair dryers, iron/ironing board, coffee makers, private bath, clock radio, cable color TV, telephone, data port lines for computers.

Facility amenities: Pub and eatery, outdoor heated swimming pool, located on the beach, 51 motel rooms and 18 cabins, free wireless high speed Internet, ATM, ice maker, vending machines, gift shop, sauna, laundromat, 18-hole mini golf, air conditioned restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Three: Monday, August 17 - Western Brook Trail and Fjord Cruise/Gros Morne T...
Note: This morning you will walk the trail to Western Brook Pond which is 3 km (2 miles) in length each way. The trail is boardwalk and gravel, mostly flat with a few slight grades. There is no transportation available on the trail.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning, you will walk the Western Brook Pond Trail to begin the cruise on Western Brook Pond.

Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch dockside at Western Brook Pond. There is a sheltered waiting area, indoor washroom facilities, canteen services and a gift shop as well as several beautiful picnic areas.

Afternoon: This afternoon you will take a boat excursion on Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park (weather permitting). This is the largest lake in the park. On board the boat, you will see the spectacular, land-locked Western Brook Pond fjord. The "pond" is just one of numerous glacially carved fjords in the Long Range Mountains, the northernmost extension of the Appalachian Mountains. Waterfalls cascade from a height of 3,000 feet (900 meters), and you may spot some of the local wildlife. The lake is home to Atlantic salmon, brook trout and Arctic char as well as an unusual colony of cliff-nesting gulls. After returning from the cruise in late afternoon, enjoy some free time to relax at the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Enjoy a performance featuring Newfoundland stories, song and music, celebrating the Island's heritage and most importantly her people. Following the performance, enjoy a meet and greet with one of the performers.

Lodging: Shallow Bay Motel and Cabins

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The motel overlooks Old Ferrole Harbour where Captain Cook stayed in 1764. Come and enjoy history in Plum Point.

Contact info:
Route 430
Plum Point, NL A0K 4A0 Canada
phone: 888-663-2533
web: www.plumpointmotel.com/accommodations.php

Room amenities: Bath/shower, TV, telephone.

Facility amenities: Dining room, restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, gift shop and laundromat.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Tuesday, August 18 - Old Mail Road Trail/Port au Choix National Histor...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning we head out for the Old Mail Road Trail. This short walk (4 km return) follows the old winter mail route that was traveled by dog teams up until the middle of the last century. The trail will take us through coastal tuckamore forest with a dense interlocked tree cover and across beautiful white rolling sand dunes. The entire length of the trail runs parallel to the ocean.

Lunch: Lunch en route.

Afternoon: This afternoon we head north on the Viking Trail to the town of Port au Choix, known as the "fishing capital" of Western Newfoundland. French, Spanish, Portuguese and Basque fishermen swarmed the west coast and settled in this port following John Cabot's discovery of cod. Today some come to sample the day's catch but the greatest attraction is the mystery buried underground. In the 1960s archaeologists discovered the graves of 90 Maritime Archaic Indians that date back almost 5,000 years. It is regarded as one of the richest archeological finds in North America. A presentation will focus on "The Ancient Peoples of Port au Choix - Groswater and Dorset Inuit and Maritime Archaic Indians".

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Enjoy the remainder of the evening to explore Plum Point, or catch up on your rest.

Lodging: Plum Point Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Stay overnight in one the restored buildings and experience the ambience of a life-style long past surrounding by period furnishings and fixtures. The Battle Harbour Inn: Once providing accommodation for the resident merchant and agents, this charming island haven is fully restored and renovated and cozily furnished with antiques. The glassed-in porch is a wonderful spot to sit and view sunsets and is the perfect vantage point for relaxing and taking in the beauty of the island and its setting. The Grenfell Cottage is equipped with a full kitchen, breakfast nook, dining room, parlor and "loo with a view" -a three piece bathroom with a claw-foot tub. The sun porch and veranda offer an ideal spot to gaze at the magnificent ocean view. The Isaac Smith House: This is the oldest private residence on Battle Harbour Island. A night in the historic cottage will transport you back in time. Keeping with traditional lifestyle, the Isaac Smith Cottage is lit by oil lamp and heated by wood (supplied). However, for your convenience they have incorporated hot water and full bathroom facilities, complete with a clawfoot tub. The Spearing Cottage: This was once located on Double Island and was used as the light keepers home. It also offers a fully equipped kitchen, sitting room and a bathroom with sink, shower and toilet. RCMP Detachment: Once the headquarters for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Battle Harbour, this house has two bedrooms on the first floor and two bedrooms on the ground floor. There is a full bathroom on the second floor and a half bath on the ground floor. This house is also equipped with a full kitchen, a dining room and living room and furnished to reflect its mid 1950s to late 1960s use as a home.

Contact info:
Battle Harbour National Historic Site
P.O. Box 140,
St. Mary's Harbour, NL AOK 3PO Canada
phone: 709-921-6325
web: www.battleharbour.com/home/5

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Rooms are in restored historic homes - bathroom configurations vary. See Unique Features for information on each property.


Day Five: Wednesday, August 19 - Ferry to Labrador/Point Amour Lighthouse/Afternoo...
Ferry to Labrador/Point Amour Lighthouse/Afternoon Social/Ferry to Battle Harbour

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Travel to St. Barbe to board the "Apollo" ferry en route to Labrador. Make sure you keep an eye out for whales; it is also a good bird watching opportunity. Upon arrival, we travel north along the Labrador Coastal Drive. The scenery along this road is beautiful yet harsh, a reminder that those who live here are toughened by the elements that shape their existence every day.

Lunch: Lunch at Point Amour Lighthouse.

Afternoon: After lunch we explore the Point Amour Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada. Lighthouses play an integral part in the history and culture of Newfoundland as you will discover through a presentation at the historic site featuring a local storyteller and an afternoon social featuring Labrador tea and wildberry tarts.


Depart for Mary's Harbour for a short ferry ride to Battle Harbour. Ferry crossing approximately one hour; whale and iceberg sightings are common.

Dinner: Dinner in historic Battle Harbour, usually a three course offering with salad or fish cake starter, beef, chicken or turkey as entree, potatoes plus one other vegetable, a selection of homemade sweet breads/cookies/pies, coffee and tea.

Evening: The evening is free to explore local sites on your own.

Lodging: Battle Harbour Historic Buildings

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Other

Description: Stay overnight in one the restored buildings and experience the ambience of a life-style long past surrounding by period furnishings and fixtures. The Battle Harbour Inn: Once providing accommodation for the resident merchant and agents, this charming island haven is fully restored and renovated and cozily furnished with antiques. The glassed-in porch is a wonderful spot to sit and view sunsets and is the perfect vantage point for relaxing and taking in the beauty of the island and its setting. The Grenfell Cottage is equipped with a full kitchen, breakfast nook, dining room, parlor and "loo with a view" -a three piece bathroom with a claw-foot tub. The sun porch and veranda offer an ideal spot to gaze at the magnificent ocean view. The Isaac Smith House: This is the oldest private residence on Battle Harbour Island. A night in the historic cottage will transport you back in time. Keeping with traditional lifestyle, the Isaac Smith Cottage is lit by oil lamp and heated by wood (supplied). However, for your convenience they have incorporated hot water and full bathroom facilities, complete with a clawfoot tub. The Spearing Cottage: This was once located on Double Island and was used as the light keepers home. It also offers a fully equipped kitchen, sitting room and a bathroom with sink, shower and toilet. RCMP Detachment: Once the headquarters for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Battle Harbour, this house has two bedrooms on the first floor and two bedrooms on the ground floor. There is a full bathroom on the second floor and a half bath on the ground floor. This house is also equipped with a full kitchen, a dining room and living room and furnished to reflect its mid 1950s to late 1960s use as a home.

Contact info:
Battle Harbour National Historic Site
P.O. Box 140,
St. Mary's Harbour, NL AOK 3PO Canada
phone: 709-921-6325
web: www.battleharbour.com/home/5

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Rooms are in restored historic homes - bathroom configurations vary. See Unique Features for information on each property.


Day Six: Thursday, August 20 - Battle Harbour National Historic Site - Presentat...
Battle Harbour National Historic Site - Presentation and Guided Exploration

Breakfast: Breakfast in Battle Harbour.

Morning: Battle Harbour has been at the center of life in Labrador for centuries. Through presentations, guided walks and overnight stays in one of the restored historic homes in the village, discover the centuries of history that are embedded in the area. Begin with a presentation by a fourth generation Battle Harbour descendent who will share his personal stories and discuss life in an isolated Labrador community. Learn about the village's past as we visit numerous historic structures, walkways and work areas that have been restored or reinstated. A collection of more than 500 artifacts related to the fishery and everyday life are on display and there is a special exhibit on the Labrador Fisheries. Visit the Marconi Station where Commander Robert E. Peary used its wireless services to share details of his reaching the Pole to the outside world - which created a great controversy between Peary and Frederick Cook as to who exactly had reached the Pole first, if at all.

Lunch: Lunch in Battle Harbour. Fish in some form is usually offered during lunch accompanied by home made rolls, a selection of homemade sweet breads/cookies, coffee and tea.

Afternoon: Continue your exploration of Battle Harbour, winding your way through and around the wharves, stores and the shore side boardwalk, up a hill to St. James the Apostle Church - built in 1852 and restored in 1991 it is the sole surviving example of famed architect William Grey and the oldest surviving Anglican Church in Labrador. Travel back along the main east to west path in front of the NL Ranger Station, the former RCMP Detachment and each of the heritage homes. These historic buildings were once homes to the first permanent settlers who came to Battle Island in 1775 to work at the fishery which was established in 1770. In the years following, it became a major base for the region's cod and seal fisheries and for the commercial trade that led to the formation of a permanent community. In 1992, the Battle Harbour Historic Trust began to restore many of the buildings to their original condition. The village is a living commemoration of the life and society created there by Newfoundlanders and Labradorians during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Dinner: Dinner in historic Battle Harbour.

Lodging: Battle Harbour Historic Buildings

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Northern Light Inn is a privately owned 3.5 star hotel and is widely recommended as "a great place to stay". A family run hotel since 1974, they provide warm and personal service to their guests. The Northern Light Inn is the closest hotel to the ferry (ten minutes away) and is the largest hotel in the region.

Contact info:
58 Main Street
P.O. Box 92,
L'Anse-au-Clair, NL A0K 3K0 Canada
phone: 709-931-2332
web: www.northernlightinn.com

Room amenities: Air conditioned, Wi-fi, colour cable TV with remote control, AM/FM clock radio, hair dryer, telephone with voice mail system, room service, private bath with full tub and shower

Facility amenities: 49 rooms, 3 suites, 2 wheelchair accessible suites, 5 housekeeping units, family restaurant, guest laundry facilities, fully licensed lounge, gift shop, large and small conference/banquet facilities, business service centre, ATM.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Seven: Friday, August 21 - Red Bay National Historic Site/Sampling of Local ...
Breakfast: Breakfast in Battle Harbour.

Morning: After breakfast we travel by ferry from Battle Harbour to Mary's Harbour where you may again encounter more whales. Enroute we stop at the oldest mound burial in North America (time permitting) to ponder the mystery of the ceremonial burial of a Maritime Archaic adolescent who died some 7500 years ago, that's about 2000 years before the construction of the pyramids.


At Red Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a presentation by a Parks historian will highlight the Basque whaling industry dating back to the 1500s and the role that it played in the history of Canada. Explore artifacts and exhibits that tell the intriguing story of 16th-century Basque whalers who built the first industrial complex in the New World here. Learn about the thriving industry of the production of whale oil that lit the lamps of Europe in the late Middle Ages. Red Bay is the most complete and best preserved example of these ports.

Lunch: Lunch features traditional Basque food.

Afternoon: En route to L'Anse au Clair, enjoy a sample of local preserves. Cloudberries and lingonberries (called bakeapples and partridgeberries in Newfoundland and Labrador) as well as blueberries, are processed into gourmet spreads and syrups.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Northern Light Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Hotel

Description: The Haven Inn is named in recognition of Jacques Cartier, who in his 1534 visit named the protected harbor "St. Anthony’s Haven". The hotel prides itself on a warm, friendly atmosphere and their dedicated staff provide friendly and courteous Newfoundland service.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 4
St. Anthony, NL Canada
phone: 709-454-9101
web: www.haveninn.ca

Room amenities: Rooms feature wireless high speed Internet, remote controlled color television and cable service, telephone, hairdryer, coffee maker and personal desk.

Facility amenities: Fully licensed lounge, located next to shopping centre. The Haven Inn is 100% smoke free.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eight: Saturday, August 22 - Ferry to Newfoundland/Grenfell Historic Propertie...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Board the ferry and cross the Strait of Belle Isle back to Newfoundland. Continue your journey along the Viking Trail to St. Anthony, a seasonal fishing station for French and Biscayan (Basque) fishermen in the early 1500s. As the largest town at the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula, it was a base camp for early European settlers. St Anthony is the largest town in the vicinty of L'Anse aux Meadows.

Lunch: Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Lightkeeper's Cafe in St. Anthony. Take in the ocean view while dining on Newfoundland specialities.

Afternoon: Explore the Grenfell Historic Properties complex in St. Anthony. At Grenfell House Museum and Interpretive Centre, learn about the life and times of Sir Wilfred Grenfell, a medical missionary who devoted his life's work to serving the people of northern Newfoundland and Labrador. You will have an opportunity to visit Grenfell Handicrafts, located in the Interpretation Centre. The Jordi Bonet Murals in the rotunda of the nearby Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital are a series of ceramic murals depicting the culture and history of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. On entering the rotunda, one is at once struck by the beauty and harmony of design and color. Some of the panels are quite realistic and not difficult to interpret while others are more abstract.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Haven Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Haven Inn is named in recognition of Jacques Cartier, who in his 1534 visit named the protected harbor "St. Anthony’s Haven". The hotel prides itself on a warm, friendly atmosphere and their dedicated staff provide friendly and courteous Newfoundland service.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 4
St. Anthony, NL Canada
phone: 709-454-9101
web: www.haveninn.ca

Room amenities: Rooms feature wireless high speed Internet, remote controlled color television and cable service, telephone, hairdryer, coffee maker and personal desk.

Facility amenities: Fully licensed lounge, located next to shopping centre. The Haven Inn is 100% smoke free.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Nine: Sunday, August 23 - Whale Watching/L'Anse-aux-Meadows/Norstead Viking...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Embark on a whale watching safari off the coast of St. Anthony to explore the breathtaking coastal waters of Iceberg Alley, an area noted for icebergs, whales and seabirds. The St. Anthony coast is one of the best places in the world for viewing humpbacks and Atlantic white-beaked dolphins. Minke, fin and killer whales are also common.

Lunch: Lunch en route. Experience the renowned Newfoundland hospitality and a choice of traditional or non-traditional dishes.

Afternoon: This afternoon we set out for L'Anse-aux-Meadows National Historic Site - one of the highlights of this program. Meet a local expert for an in-depth presentation on the only authenticated Viking Settlement in North America. Here you will learn about this ancient settlement, the first European encampment in the New World and site of Leif Erickson's Vinland. Discover the westward migration of the Vikings and understand how they lived so long ago. Stand on the same grassy plain facing the sea where the Vikings stood 1,000 years ago, then stoop to enter the reconstructed sod house that once protected them from the chill, wind and snow. Experience first-hand the warm, smoky atmosphere of these efficient buildings, while interpreters depict Viking life. Eight Norse sod-house foundations were unearthed by explorer Helge Ingstad and his wife, archaeologist Anne Stine Ingstad, in the 1960s. They were assisted by George Decker, a local fisherman, who showed them what he thought was an Aboriginal campsite. This confirmed the discovery of the first European encampment in the New World.


Continue to Norstead Village, a re-created Viking village. A presentation will examine the human history of a Viking village and about the port of trade. Explore how the Vikings would have lived 1,000 years ago and discover what crops they would have planted in a reenactment of the daily life of a Viking. Marvel at a full-scale replica of a Viking ship and uncover the chieftain's hall, blacksmith shop, tents and fire pit and sample the fare and culture of the ancient Vikings at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dinner: Dinner at the Norseman Restaurant. Explore an unforgettable dining experience in L'Anse aux Meadows. Take in a fabulous view of the ocean where whales and icebergs cross paths.

Lodging: Haven Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The hotel is located just minutes from the Deer Lake airport as well as attractions like Marble Mountain and the Humber Valley.

Contact info:
38 Bennett Avenue
Deer Lake, NL A8A 1A9 Canada
phone: 709-635-3232
web: www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/deer-lake/ydfex/hoteldetail

Room amenities: Hairdryer, iron and ironing board, coffee/tea maker, microwave oven, mini refrigerator, in-room safe, air conditioning.

Facility amenities: Free high-speed Internet access, free morning newspaper delivery to rooms, cable/satellite TV, pay-per-view movies, free local phone calls, air conditioned fitness room with complimentary water, indoor pool, and Laundry facilities.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates
Contact hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Ten: Monday, August 24 - Coach to Deer Lake/Arches Provincial Park/Farewel...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Following breakfast, we will travel south to the village of Hawke's Bay.

Lunch: Pizza and pasta buffet lunch at the Torrent River Inn in Hawke's Bay.

Afternoon: This afternoon, continue on to Deer Lake, with a stop at Arches Provincial Park. The Arches are a limestone formation formed underwater eons ago by sea action and raised above sea level when the glaciers retreated and the land rebounded from their crushing weight. The site includes a trail leading to the huge rocks.

Dinner: Final dinner at the hotel in Deer Lake.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Deer Lake

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eleven: Tuesday, August 25 - Program Concludes/Transfer to Airport/Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel is at 8:00 am.

Morning: A coach transfer to the Deer Lake International Airport will be provided after breakfast. Approximate arrival at the airport is between 9:30 and 10:00 am. For those booked on earlier flights, you will need to take a taxi to the airport in Deer Lake. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

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