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Newfoundland Discovery

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14 Days / 13 Nights
St. John's to Deer Lake
From USD$1,824 per person
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Destinations, itinerary and accommodation was all well thought out and we had a very memorable time. I'd happily use Canada by Design again.

Christopher, Zurich, Switzerland

Departure dates

(Tour Code: SD96) Departs St. Johns: Daily


All pricing is in United States of America USD$

Moderate Grade

24 May - 31 May, 2020 01 Jun - 07 Sep, 2020 08 Sep - 09 Sep, 2020




Prices are per person and include all taxes. Child age 10 - 6 yrs (minimum age 6 yrs)

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Explore the main highlights of Newfoundland on this 14-day self drive through St.


John's, Twillingate, Trinity Bay, the Northern Peninsula and Gros Morne National Park.

 Enjoy whale watching on the Avalon Peninsula, iceberg viewing in Twillingate and a boat tour of Western Brook Pond. It's the perfect introduction to all of the beauty awaiting in Eastern Canada.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
St. John's Arrival
Day 2
St. John's Sightseeing
Day 3
Avalon Peninsula | Whale Watching & Puffins Tour
Day 4
St. John's to Trinity
Day 5-6
Trinity / Bonavista Peninsula Sightseeing
Day 7
Trinity to Twillingate
Day 8
Twillingate to Norris Point
Day 9
Western Brook Pond
Day 10
Gros Morne National Park
Day 11
Norris Point to St. Anthony
Day 12
St. Anthony / L'Anse Aux Meadows
Day 13
St. Anthony to Steady Brook
Day 14
Tour Ends

The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation.

Day 1 St. John’s Arrival Arrive in St. John’s and pick up your rental vehicle. You may have a late arrival so the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 St. John’s Sightseeing A morning of sightseeing in St. John’s. Discover ‘the Rooms’, drive up Signal Hill for spectacular views and take a trip out to Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in North America. Visit one of the provinces most photographed places, Quidi Vidi Village just 3 km from St. John’s. You may want to stop at Quidi Vidi Brewery for a drink. (breakfast included)

Day 3 Avalon Peninsula - Whale Watching, Puffins (66 km/42 mi return) Drive to Bay Bulls to take a boat excursion to see Whales and the Atlantic Puffin - if you are lucky you may even spot an iceberg. Along the way explore the little villages that dot the coastline. After your whale watching excursion you may want to continue to Cape St. Mary’s Ecological reserve. The reserve is settled by thousands of sea birds nestled along the rocky shores edge. (breakfast included)

Day 4 St. John’s to Trinity (269 km/167 mi) Today embark on your journey to Bonavista Peninsula. When arriving in Bonavista visit the Ryan Premises National Historic Site, a 19th century replica fish processing factory. In this small village you will also find the red and white stripped Bonavista Lighthouse, and the Matthew Legacy, a replica of John Cabot’s ship which voyaged across the Atlantic to discover land in 1497. (breakfast included)

Day 5 Trinity - Bonavista Penninsula Sightseeing Explore the enchanting village of Trinity with its restored white and pastel coloured clapboard houses. Set along a dramatic coastline you will discover a sense of Newfoundland’s history and nature. Join the Trinity Pageant, a walking theatre that meanders through the village enticing viewers to live the history of the area. (breakfast included)

Day 6 Trinity - Bonavista Penninsula Sightseeing Now that you have a sense of the area, venture to Port Rexton today and hike the Skerwink Trail. This very walk-able trail will take you along the rugged coastline for spectacular view of the surrounding villages set against the ocean. In the afternoon, make your way to Bonaventure to visit the film set of ‘Random Passage’ a mini-series outlining the story of the trials and tribulations of a settling people. (breakfast included)

Day 7 Trinity to Twillingate (309 km/192 mi) Enroute to Twillingate, pass through Terra Nova National Park. If you feel the need to commune with nature, a stop will introduce you to coniferous forests, ponds, and a plethora of walking trails. Continue towards Twillingate. In Boyd’s Cove make another stop at the Beothuk Interpretive Centre and visit an ancient Beothuk village discovered by archaeologists in the 1980s. Arrive in Twillingate then grab your camera and head out on the ocean with the afternoon Iceberg Watch boat tour, where you will have an opportunity to see icebergs, whales, sunsets and many other spectacular views that the beautiful island of Twillingate has to offer. (breakfast included)

Day 8 Twillingate to Norris Point (428 km/266 mi) Bound for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gros Morne National Park, words do not give the vistas justice. The park is populated by little villages, bare-topped mountains, with its forests populated by moose and caribou. (breakfast included)

Day 9 Western Brook Pond The morning is free to explore the area with your rental car. Enjoy a boat tour of the freshwater fjord of Western Brook Pond. The landlocked fjord is a rare sight. Carved by glaciers, and home to plenty of waterfalls and wildlife, it’s worth the trip alone. The rest of the day is free to explore the sites of the Gros Morne National Park.

Day 10 Gros Morne National Park Enjoy a day exploring all of Gros Morne National Park on your own viewing glacial valleys, intriguing rock formations, magnificent sea arches and numerous types of wildlife. Don’t miss the internationally known Tablelands, a rare outcrop of the Earth’s mantle pushed skyward half a billion years ago.

Day 11 Norris Point to St. Anthony (356km/221mi) Heading toward St. Anthony, make a stop in Port Au Choix and Port Au Choix National Historic Site where three ancient cemeteries of the Maritime Archaic People were discovered. The Visitor Centre gives great background to this culture with exhibits and artifacts. (breakfast included)

Day 12 St. Anthony - L’Anse aux Meadows Visit the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site comprising the remains of the earliest European settlement in the Americas. The colony of Vinland was excavated in the 1960s and the artifacts are on display-supported by a film. Walk to the original village and discover the full scale replicas of Norse buildings. Return to St. Anthony for the night. (breakfast included)

Day 13 St. Anthony to Steady Brook (457km/284mi) Make your way back down the peninsula to Steady Brook. This picturesque community is surrounded by beautiful mountains with the Humber River flowing through its heart. This stunning area offers numerous activities and dining options and is a good base for exploring the Bay of Islands & Humber Valley. (breakfast included)

Day 14 Newfoundland Discovery ends Upon check-out of your hotel drive to Deer Lake Airport where your Newfoundland discovery ends.(breakfast included)

Package Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 13 nights
  • Whale Watching Cruise
  • Iceberg watch boat cruise
  • Western Brook Pond cruise
  • Historic Sites Pass with admission to the following:
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Cape Spear Lighthouse
    • Castle Hill
    • Gros Morne National Park
    • L’Anse aux Meadows
    • Terra Nova National Park
    • Port au Choix
    • Ryan Premises
    • Signal Hill
  • Travel Documentation

Not included:

  • Rental Car

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • St. John’s - Leaside Manor (Deluxe Suite) (Breakfast Included)
  • Trinity - Artisan Inn (Standard Room) (Breakfast Included)
  • Twillingate - Harbour Lights Inn (Standard Room) (Breakfast Included)
  • Norris Point - Neddies Harbour Inn (Standard Room)
  • St. Anthony - Grenfell Heritage Hotel & Suites (Double Room) (Breakfast included)
  • Steady Brook - Marble Inn Resort (Inn Suite)

Moderate Grade

Leaside Manor

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St. Johns

Artisan Inn

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Harbour Lights Inn

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Neddies Harbour Inn

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Neddies Harbour

Grenfell Heritage Hotel

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St. Anthony

Marble Inn Resort

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Steady Brook

Destinations, itinerary and accommodation was all well thought out and we had a very memorable time. I'd happily use Canada by Design again.

We just returned from a trip around Newfoundland. Destinations, itinerary and accommodation was all well thought out and we had a very memorable time. Thank you Jules! I'd happily use Canada by Design again.

Christopher, Zurich, Switzerland