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the 2022 Full Caribou Trail

- Gallipoli - Beaumont Hamel - Kortrijk - Monchy - Gueudecourt - Masnières -

IT TOOK 107 YEARS - BUT THE CARIBOU TRAIL IS FINALLY COMPLETE

Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial & Park

June 23  - July 4, 2022

Join us to pay respect to the 6th and final Caribou Monument, which, after 107 years, has finally been erected to complete Newfoundland’s Caribou Trail.

Each of the six magnificent Caribou sculptures along the trail stands for a generation of Newfoundlanders sacrificed on the killing fields of Europe. Envisioned by the Regiment's unflappable and devoted padre, for more than a century, only 5 in Europe stood tall, until now. 

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ON THIS TOUR:

Newfoundland

Honouring Newfoundland's contribution to the First World War - for the first time in history, complete the Caribou Trail with us

 

CARIBOU TRAIL Tour Info

Destinations:  Turkey, France, Belgium
Tour Dates: JUNE 23rd - JULY 4th, 2022

Flight departure: [Jun 22, Istanbul] Flight return: [July 04, Brussels)] 
Flight departure [your major gateway] > [Istanbul]], Flight Return [Brussels Airport (Paris departures

also available)]      

Recent CARIBOU TRAIL Updates

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CARIBOU TRAIL Map & Outline

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
 

  • The full Trail of the Caribou for the first time, as it was meant to be
     

  • Enjoy 4-star accommodation in contemporary properties with plenty of history to share. 
     

  • Explore the First World War in the Somme & Flanders - home to the world's largest battlefields and memorials
     

  • Executive coach transportation, with washrooms, air conditioning, and now complete with ozone filtration
     

  • See the Vimy Ridge Monument & Memorial Park

  • Exploring, understanding and honouring the full Trail of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment 

^^^ Explore by scrolling through the cities we will be visiting, and zoom in to get familiar with where we will be visiting on this tour.

CARIBOU TRAIL | Itinerary

 

-- Wednesday June 22, 2022
Depart from St. John’s Newfoundland via Toronto's Lester B Pearson Airport on your overnight flight to Istanbul. [Dinner and breakfast will be served onboard]
 

Day 1 - Thursday June 23
Upon arrival at Istanbul International Airport, you will meet your battlefield guide at the Arrivals Meeting Point, before continuing into Istanbul. After dropping off your bags, enjoy a short walk with our guide to get oriented with the city. Take the rest of the afternoon to rest, or head to the Hippodrome, the scene of ancient chariot races. See the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For over 1,000 years this was the largest church in the world. Tonight, we reunite for a welcome reception and dinner to get to know each other! [Overnight - Istanbul 4* (B, D)] 
 

Day 2 - Friday June 24
After breakfast this morning, we depart Istanbul, and take the long and leisurely drive to the Gallipoli peninsula, taking the time for lunch and picture stops along the Marmara Sea route. We arrive in Eceabat in the late afternoon for our hotel check-in, and dinner. [Overnight - Eceabat 3* (B, D)] 


Day 3 - Saturday June 25
Enjoy a full day exploring the Newfoundland story in Gallipoli. We explore Sulva Bay, with stops at Kangaroo Beach, Hill 10 Cemetery, Green Hill, and the Essex Ravine. We’ll stop at the 6th and final Caribou Monument, finally erected to complete Newfoundland’s Caribou Trail. Here, atop Caribou Hill we will pause for a small, but important ceremony. We will also explore the Australian story, with stops at Little West Beach, AnZac Cove and the Azmat Cemetery. This evening, we return to our hotel for our dinner and overnight. [Overnight - Eceabat 3* (B, D)] 


Day 4 - Sunday June 26
Today we continue our orientations of Gallipoli, taking in sweeping views at Cape Helles. While here, we will make stops at the Canakkale Martyrs Memorial and the Lancashire Landing Cemetery, before heading over to B Beach for further orientation. This evening, we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.  [Overnight - Eceabat 3* (B, D)] 


Day 5 - Monday June 27
After breakfast, we say our farewells to Gallipoli and make the long drive back to Istanbul. En-route, we will make a stop in the Ancient City of Troy. We will gaze at 3,000 year old landmark ruins and monuments, such as the Temple of Athena, and the trench of Schliemann. We’ll explore the death of Achilles near the Scaean Gate, and discover the site where the Trojan Horse was probably taken at the Gate of Troy VI. At the end of our tour, we continue to Istanbul for our check-in. Enjoy dinner on your own this evening, at your own pace. [Overnight - Istanbul 4* (B)]