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: U.S./St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada/Embark

    Arrive in St. John’s, the picturesque capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador, and embark National Geographic Explorer. (D)

  • DAY 2: St. Pierre, France

    Our first landfall is St. Pierre, France's oldest remaining overseas territory. Explore this picturesque French fishing enclave where we visit a local island to learn the importance of the historic cod fisheries here, and explore the fascinating L'Arche Museum. (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. Explore the life of Bell and enjoy a tour of the Bell Museum to view historic artifacts. (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 across this landscape of caves and sea arches, stopping along the way in colorful fishing villages as we learn about Acadian culture. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 5: Exploring the Gulf of St. Lawrence

    This is a day of exploration where our expedition team will look for the best opportunities to focus on the natural history and landscapes of the region. (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 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 UNESCO 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 these stunning shores and, back aboard, you’ll gain insights from our experts into the island's people and wildlife. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 9: St. John’s / Disembark / U.S.

    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, Signal Hill, and 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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