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The past is always present in the Canadian Maritimes

Sail among islands of unsurpassed beauty and discover living history from Vikings to European explorers on this near circumnavigation of Newfoundland aboard National Geographic Explorer. Delve into the tales of Viking exploration at L’Anse aux Meadows, the only widely accepted site of trans-Atlantic Viking establishment. Revel in wild landscapes of sweeping dunes, wind- and wave-carved cliffs, and sandstone hills. Experience the disparate cultures that make these small outlying islands their homes and see how their lives are inextricably tied to the seas through trade and fisheries. Discover unlimited natural beauty, wonder, and wildlife throughout. 

(1) Canada Itineraries

Canada

The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland

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Length

10 days

  1. Sep

From

$10,150

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Highlights

Canada

The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland

Length

10 days

  1. Sep

From

$10,150

Top Highlights

  • Discover charming coastal villages and small islands, including the historic French settlements at St. Pierre et Miquelon
  • Explore two UNESCO sites: Gros Morne National Park and the 11th-century Viking site at L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Hike along the dunes and sandstone cliffs of Iles de la Madeleine and discover the Acadian culture
  • Experience the bounty of the region in its famous cuisine including Cape Breton mussels, fresh seafood, and much more

Special Offers

  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

    We will cover your bar tab and all tips for the crew on all National Geographic Resolution, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endurance, and National Geographic Orion voyages.

  • EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS

    Book 2023 departures and get 2022 rates if booked by February 28, 2022. Valid for new bookings on departures on Lindblad-National Geographic ships, Delfin II, and The Jahan made by Feb. 28, 2022, subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers. Call for details.

Expedition Highlights

In 1960 a local fisherman told archaeologist Helge Ingstad about a mystifying series of grassy mounds near the shores of Epaves Bay on the Newfoundland coast. What he discovered changed the understanding of Norse history—the ancient Viking settlement of L’Anse aux Meadows. Explore the site yourself and discover so much more on an expedition that delves into the history of not only Vikings but colonial ambition, remote island culture, and people who live by the bounty of the sea and land at rugged outposts. Explore rare geological features of breathtaking beauty on Zodiac cruises, on nature hikes, and by kayak, and walk the beaches and discover the carved dunes and sandstone cliffs of tiny islands.

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Absolutely astounding! We were continuously engaged and learned so much.

Lynne F.

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It is fascinating to call at each island and see how their lives are inextricably tied to the seas through trade and fisheries—and it is just as fascinating to explore the ancient human history of the only confirmed Viking settlement in North America.

Sven-Olof Lindblad

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