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Essential Newfoundland

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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

Atlantic Canada Self Drive Tours Highlights: St. John’s | Trinity Bay | Bonavista |

Explore the main highlights of Newfoundland and Labrador including St. John's, Trinity Bay and Bonavista. Discover enchanting seaside villages and rugged coastline before embarking on a boat excursion to view whales and the Atlantic puffin! Keep your eyes out, you just may spot an iceberg or two.

This experience will also connect you with the fascinating National Historic Sites of Cape Spear, Ryan Premises, and Signal Hill.

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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. The rest of the day is at your 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 Park, the most easterly point in North America. Visit one of the province`s most photographed places, Quidi Vidi Village just 3 km from St. John’s. You may want to stop at Quidi Vidi Brewery for a pint. (breakfast included)

Day 3 St. John’s to Bonavista Peninsula and Trinity (345 km/215 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 striped Bonavista Lighthouse, and the Matthew Legacy, a replica of John Cabot’s ship which voyaged across the Atlantic to discover a new land in 1497. (breakfast included)

Day 4 Trinity 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 5 Bonavista Peninsula Trinity Now that you have a sense of the area, venture to Port Rexton today and hike the Skerwink Trail. This very walkable trail will take you along the rugged coastline for a 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 6 Trinity to St. John’s (345 km/215 mi) Return to St John’s and settle in for one more night. In the afternoon drive to Bay Bulls (33km/20 mi) 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 7 Tour Ends Departure from Newfoundland. (breakfast included)

Package Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 6 nights
  • Whale Watching
  • Historic Sites admission to the following:
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • Cape Spear Lighthouse
      • 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)

Moderate Grade

Leaside Manor

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St. Johns

Artisan Inn

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Trinity

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

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. The rest of the day is at your 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 Park, the most easterly point in North America. Visit one of the province`s most photographed places, Quidi Vidi Village just 3 km from St. John’s. You may want to stop at Quidi Vidi Brewery for a pint. (breakfast included)

Day 3 St. John’s to Bonavista Peninsula and Trinity (345 km/215 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 striped Bonavista Lighthouse, and the Matthew Legacy, a replica of John Cabot’s ship which voyaged across the Atlantic to discover a new land in 1497. (breakfast included)

Day 4 Trinity 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 5 Bonavista Peninsula Trinity Now that you have a sense of the area, venture to Port Rexton today and hike the Skerwink Trail. This very walkable trail will take you along the rugged coastline for a 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 6 Trinity to St. John’s (345 km/215 mi) Return to St John’s and settle in for one more night. In the afternoon drive to Bay Bulls (33km/20 mi) 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 7 Tour Ends Departure from Newfoundland. (breakfast included)

Package Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 6 nights
  • Whale Watching
  • Historic Sites admission to the following:
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • Cape Spear Lighthouse
      • 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)

Moderate Grade

Leaside Manor

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St. Johns

Artisan Inn

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Trinity

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

Departure dates

(Tour Code: SD40) Departs St. Johns: Daily

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE CHILD
Moderate Grade

13 May - 15 Sep, 2019

$969

$1,816

$125

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

Child age 10 yrs & under

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