21 Day Newfoundland and Labrador
Our delightful journey begins with our becoming better acquainted with our tour director and other passengers with whom we will be spending the next 14 or 19 days. We have lunch near Salem, Virginia, and travel through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley on our way to Harrisburg, PA for our first night.
Bid farewell to the west coast as we take an easterly trek, to a new geological frontier. A perfect harbor provides a beautiful backdrop for an eventful morning of whale interpretation and brilliant art exhibits. On the morning of September 11, 2001, as the Twin Towers were collapsing in New York City, 38 jet planes were re-routed to a tiny airport in Gander, Newfoundland. More than 7,000 passengers found themselves stuck in a town of 13,000 for up to five days, with only 500 hotel rooms available in the vicinity. This afternoon commemorates the survivors of the 9/11 Tragedy and the many acts of kindness extended when we welcomed the ‘Come From Away’ guests into the homes and communities surrounding Gander; the epicenter of the hit Broadway musical. Tonight we have dinner that features music and stories about the Come From Away experience in Gander.