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Newfoundland Adventure


Take a trip to North America’s most north-easterly point, where the sun rises first and the dramatic coastline, mighty fjords and wonderful wildlife will take your breath away. Watch huge icebergs bob past the town known as “The Iceberg Capital of the World” in the spring, go whale watching, and spot puffins at one of North America’s best viewing sites. With a knowledgeable leader to guide the way, you’ll experience a landscape that has been shaped by the elements over thousands of years, hike easy yet spectacular trails, and enjoy delicious picnic lunches surrounded by the splendour of Newfoundland’s famous scenery.

7 days, from

$2,885

per person

GROUP SIZE

12 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL

 
2
Trip code: SESN
Style: Original
Theme: Explorer
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Details

Countries Visited:  Canada
Accommodation: Hotel (1 night), Bed & Breakfast (3 nights), Cabin (2 nights)
Transportation: Private vehicle , Boat
Meals: 1 dinners, 6 breakfasts
Group size: Minimum 1, Max 12

  • Take in superb coastal views as you enjoy a delicious picnic lunch followed by a walk along the Skerwink Trail, one of the North America’s best trails.

  • Cruise through pristine waters as you keep an eye out for whales, seabirds and more.

  • Watch the puffins at Elliston’s renowned viewing site which offers one of the closest land views of these birds in North America.

  • Wander the ancient landscape at UNESCO World Heritage listed Gros Morne National Park and marvel at tumbling waterfalls and towering cliffs.

Itinerary

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Day 1: St John's

Welcome to St John’s! Meet your leader at the hotel for a group welcome meeting at 10am before heading off on a leader-led walking tour of the city. Take a walk up Signal Hill to enjoy sweeping views of St. John’s Harbour and brighten your day with a stop at St John’s famous colourful houses on ‘Jellybean Row’. This afternoon, you’ll have free time to explore St John’s before joining your group for a welcome dinner at Celtic Hearth. Sample Jigg’s dinner pie, a classic Newfoundland dish, then head to a local pub for a traditional “screech-in” ceremony that involves a shot of screech (rum) and kissing a cod. It’s more fun than you might think!

Day 2: Trinity

After breakfast, drive to the start of the Skerwink Trail for a delicious picnic lunch and a walk along the coast. Named as one of the top trails in North America and Europe by Travel and Leisure Magazine, this easy hike offers superb photography and wildlife spotting opportunities. After the hike, head to Trinity and check into your accommodation then explore this charming historical town at your leisure or perhaps join your group for an informal dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3: Trinity

Today it’s time to spot puffins at Elliston’s renowned viewing site which offers one of the closest land views of puffins in North America. See if you can also spot the Puffin King, a rock formation which looks like a puffin sitting on a throne. After you’ve seen the puffins, drive 20 minutes north to visit the historic Cape Bonavista Lighthouse which is one of the most photographed places in Newfoundland. Climb the stairs to the top of the tower and see the seal oil-fuelled light that was used in the 1800s.

Day 4: Twillingate

This morning, sit back and relax on the drive from Trinity to Twillingate where we’ll check into our hotel before a late afternoon boat tour where we will spot whales and seabirds. In the spring, you might get to see icebergs floating down the stretch of water known as Iceberg Alley. After the cruise, head back to your hotel and take it easy or explore Twillingate which is known as “The Iceberg Capital of the World".

Day 5: Rocky Harbour

Enjoy the scenic drive from Twillingate to Gros Morne National Park with a stop at Deer Lake along the way for those who want to buy lunch. After lunch, talk a walk around the historic Lobster Cove Lighthouse and enjoy the view of the rolling waves and rocky beaches far below. This evening you’ll have time to settle into your hotel and perhaps take a walk around town or head out for dinner.

Day 6: Rocky Harbour

Start the day with a stroll along the Western Brook Pond Trail and take in the view as you enjoy a picnic lunch before boarding the Western Brook Pond Boat Tour. Don’t forget your camera as you’ll want to capture the dramatic waterfalls, towering cliffs and abundant wildlife that can be found in this glacier-carved land-locked fjord. This afternoon there is time to freshen up before the group comes together again for an optional beach boil dinner where you can dine on freshly caught seafood, wild game, and vegetables straight from the farm as you overlook the pristine waters of Bonne Bay.

Day 7: Rocky Harbour

After breakfast, your Newfoundland adventure comes to an end. You can choose to stay in Rocky Harbour or take the complimentary group transfer to Deer Lake Regional Airport.

7 days, from $2,885

to book call 1-844-205-6226


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