Colourful Newfoundland

New for 2018

Price per person
from £2,097

Price based on
London Heathrow
15th Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 8 days

  • Eastern Canada

  • Active pace

  • Tour

Atlantic Canada is waiting to be explored on this Platinum tour. Wander the steep streets of St John's, with its colourful timber-clad houses and folk music heritage. Taste blueberry wines in Clareville, discover the history of early British settlers and take a cruise around Witless Bay to spot whales and puffins on a journey that's underscored throughout by a lilting local dialect. 

At a glance


  • St John's Discover the sights of the Old Town, including the Basilica and cheerful Jelly Bean Row on a guided sightseeing tour.
  • Clarenville Travel part of the Irish Loop, visit to the Colony of Avalon, enjoy a lunchtime concert by local musicians and taste the local wines at Clarenville.
  • Trinity Guided walking tour of the village, fish and chips lunch and visit to Ryan Premises National Historic Site.
  • Cupid’s Cove Plantation Uncover the archaeology of the oldest official British colony in Canada.
  • Witless Bay Cruise Take a narrated cruise around the islands to look for humpback whales and puffins. 

 

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our VIP home pick-up service.

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

Atlantic Canada is waiting to be explored on this Platinum tour. Wander the steep streets of St John's, with its colourful timber-clad houses and folk music heritage. Taste blueberry wines in Clareville, discover the history of early British settlers and take a cruise around Witless Bay to spot whales and puffins on a journey that's underscored throughout by a lilting local dialect. 

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

UK - St. John's

Day
1

Fly to St. John's where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

This evening you will meet your travelling companions and tour director for a welcome drink.

St. John's

Day
2

Today’s city sightseeing includes a visit to St. John’s most popular landmark, Signal Hill National Historic Site, which recalls the town’s historic past and communications triumph. Have your camera ready for fantastic views! Sightseeing also includes a visit to Cabot Tower, Old Town, the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, and the colourful houses of Jelly Bean Row. Next, the charming neighbourhood of Quidi Vidi, where we visit the local brewery for a tour and tasting. You will even get to sample their famous iceberg beer! The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore more on your own. This evening, why not visit lively George Street with its array of restaurants and pubs?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

St. John's - Irish Loop - Ferryland - Clarenville

Day
3

Today, travel part of the scenic Irish Loop, home to charming fishing villages and amazing scenery. Visit the Colony of Avalon and learn how it was founded in 1621 by George Calvert, later Lord Baltimore. Ongoing excavations have revealed the locations and designs of many original structures, as well as more than two million 17th-century artifacts. Over lunch today, be entertained by local musicians. Before arriving at your hotel, we will stop for a tasting at a winery, famous for its variety of berry wines, including wild blueberry. Arrive in Clarenville for a 2-night stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Clarenville - Trinity and Cape Bonavista - Clarenville

Day
4

This morning, visit Ryan Premises National Historic Site, which commemorates the prosperous fishing industry from the early 1500s to present day. Next, travel to historic Trinity, one of the oldest communities in North America. Enjoy a guided walking tour and hear stories that bring this picturesque village to life. Lunch today is local fare of tasty Newfoundland Fish and Chips. Continue to Cape Bonavista, where you will see the interesting Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, see the famous Dungeon rock formation, and admire the beautiful cliffs and coastlines. In Bonavista, learn how modern North America began when John Cabot made landfall here in 1497.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Clarenville - Hearts Content - Cupids - St. John's

Day
5

Rejoin the Trans-Canada Highway and journey to the Avalon Peninsula. Drive through Heart’s Delight and Heart’s Desire to the small town of Heart’s Content to visit the Heart's Content Cable Station Provincial Historic Site, where the first transatlantic cable was completed in 1866. Continue to Cupids Cove Plantation, the archaeological site of the oldest official British colony in Canada. Founded by John Guy in 1610, you will learn the history of the settlement, hear stories about its colourful characters, and see artifacts at Cupids Legacy Centre. Return to St. John’s, where the evening is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

St. John's - Witless Bay - St. John's

Day
6

This morning, travel to Witless Bay, where whales and puffins abound. Board your boat for a narrated cruise around the islands. Newfoundland has the largest concentration of humpback whales in the world, and is also known as the “Seabird Capital of North America,” with the largest Atlantic puffin sanctuary in North America. Return to St. John’s with a stop at Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in North America. The afternoon is free to explore more of St. John’s on your own or perhaps shop for a favourite souvenir. This evening, your tour director hosts a special farewell dinner that includes a traditional Screech-In-ceremony — the perfect ending to your time in colourful Newfoundland!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

St. John's - UK

Day
7

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
8

Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • St. John's: Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
  • Clarenville: St. Jude Hotel

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