Beyond Words Tours – FAQ’s

Have a question about Beyond Words Tours? See some of our most frequently asked questions below.

 

How long are your tour offerings?

Depending on the offering you are interested in taking, you can expect to spend between 1.5 and 3.5 hours with us!

How much do your tours cost?

Beyond Words Tours – A Come From Away Experience, our 3-3.5 hour afternoon offering costs $99.00 per ticket. Beyond Words Tours – A Come From Away Evening, our 1.5-2 hour evening offering costs $39.00 per ticket.

What are the differences in the afternoon and evening offerings?

  • Beyond Words Tours – A Come From Away Experience is the afternoon offering. This tour includes stops at the Gander International Airport (world Trade Center Steel on display), Town of Gander town hall (World Trade Center Steel on display) including council chambers where a “notable local” such as Os Fudge or Claude Elliott will recollect their personal 9/11 experiences (usually takes 1-1.5 hours depending on questions from tour patrons), an exclusive mini exhibit at the Town of Gander Fire Hall on which includes an exclusive BWT gift shop. The final stop is the North Atlantic Aviation Museum (World Trade Center Steel on display) where you are free to look around until closing on the same day. This tour will average 3 – 3.5 hours in length and costs $99.00 per ticket.
  • Beyond Words Tours – A Come From Away Evening is the evening offering. This tour includes the same stops as the afternoon offering (with the exception of the Town Hall), however stops are shortened and the notable local portion of the Town Hall & Museum stops aren’t included in this offering. This tour offering was designed to cater to guided tour groups traveling the province by motor coach. Tour starts from Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites on Bennett Drive and takes between 1.5-2 hours to complete. Tour patrons are dropped off back at Sinbad’s Hotel and Suites by approximately 9:00 PM. The cost of this tour is $39.00 per ticket.

Does the cost include admission to North Atlantic Aviation Museum?

Your Beyond Words Tours – A Come From Away Experience ticket includes admission to the museum, including re-entry with valid tour ticket on the same day, so you can browse as long as you like. The evening tour doesn’t stop at the museum and does not include admission to the museum.

Does the North Atlantic Aviation Museum have free WiFi?

Yes! the museum offers free WiFi to all customers during regular business hours. Access is granted via a secure authentication using your email address only.

Where does the money from this tour go?

Beyond Words Tours is a fundraising project of the North Atlantic Aviation Museum. All proceeds from this tour go to the “Ferry Command Memorial Hall” fundraising project. This fundraising project aims to construct a new building on our current lot in which to house the prized Lockheed Hudson Bomber as well as to serve as a memorial to the airmen and airwomen who served in the Atlantic Ferry Command! CLICK HERE to learn more.

The date I want to take the tour appears sold out, is there a stand-by list?

We’re glad you asked! Actually, we do have four stand-by seats per tour which are released for walk up sales 24 hours prior to the tour departure time and available right up till 5 minutes prior to departure. So, if you are in Gander and interested in taking our tour, don’t hesitate to call us at 709-256-2923 or drop by the museum at 135 Trans Canada Highway, there is a chance you’ll get a seat!