An engaging expedition, a true adventure

Flexibility is a hallmark of Lindblad-National Geographic expeditions, so our day-to-day itinerary may change as we choose to take advantage of a sighting of a pod of whales or photographers decide to linger on shore through the golden hour of light.


  • DAY 1: St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada

    Arrive in St. John’s late afternoon and embark the National Geographic Explorer. (D)

  • DAY 2: St. Pierre

    Yes, France.  An overnight sail takes us to the island archipelago of St. Pierre et Miquelon.  Claimed by Jacques Cartier for France in 1536, these islets ping-ponged between France and Britain for centuries until 1815 when the flag of France once more waved.   Today we’ll explore the role of St. Pierre in history as we visit the smallest but most populated island.  Board Zodiacs for a quick trip across the harbour to Île aux Marin, a picturesque abandoned fishing village.  Or choose to hike above the town getting to know the interesting flora and fauna.  Finish your explorations with a warm baguette or pain au chocolat at a local patisserie. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 3: Louisbourg & Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

    Today we visit the reconstructed Fortress of Louisbourg, an 18th-century fort where the British and French fought. Later, we visit the village of Baddeck, where Alexander Graham Bell built his summer home, now the centerpiece of a beautiful park and museum. Enjoy a guided tour of the Bell Museum and have the opportunity to see historic artifacts not otherwise available to the public. (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 miles of dunes, grassy hills, and dazzling red sandstone cliffs. Local experts will guide us by Zodiac across this landscape of caves and sea arches, stopping along the way in colorful fishing villages as we learn about Acadian culture. Weather permitting, we will end the day with a bicycle ride. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 5: Exploring Coastal Labrador

    Today we'll touch the beautiful and wild coast of the Labrador Peninsula, exploring by Zodiac and on foot. (B,L,D)
  • DAY 6: Gros Morne National Park

    Graced by cliffs, fjords, and a sweeping alpine plateau, Gros Morne National Park has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for its spectacular geology. Go on a variety of walks with our naturalists along waterfalls, marine inlets, and forested trails. Learn about the forces that shaped this land and the ancient serpentine rock that illustrates the phenomenon of plate tectonics. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 7: L’Anse Aux Meadows

    In the World Heritage site of L'Anse aux Meadows, walk among 11th-century Norse ruins and reconstructed sod huts and learn the saga of the Vikings in North America--nearly 500 years before Columbus arrived. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 8: Exploring Eastern Newfoundland

    Wild, rugged, and often accessible only by sea, Newfoundland's east coast is dotted with tiny fishing villages tucked into coves. Explore one of these towns and have the opportunity to hike along this spectacularly rugged coastline with local guides and our ship's naturalists. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 9: St. John’s / Disembark

    Sail through the harbor narrow in the early morning as we approach St. John's, the picturesque capital city of Newfoundland and the most easterly point of North America. Visit the colorful waterfront and historic Signal Hill or the Rooms Museum before you transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Please note: All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.

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