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Newfoundland Discovery

14 day Self Drive - from £1495

This highlight tour of beautiful Newfoundland & Labrador will take you from St. Johns through Trinity Bay to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Gros Morne National Park. You’ll have the opportunity to see Icebergs, Whales and even visit the remains of the earliest European settlement in the Americas.

 Highlights:

  • Iceberg watching boat cruise
  • Whale and Atlantic Puffin cruise
  • Explore the Bay of Islands & Humber Valley
  • Visit the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gros Morne National Park
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Your Itinerary

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.

Hotel: (STD) Leaside Manor

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 downtown St. John’s. You may want to stop at Quidi Vidi Brewery for a drink.

Hotel: (STD) Leaside Manor

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 3: Avalon Peninsula - Whale Watching, Puffins (42 miles 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.

Hotel: (STD) Leaside Manor

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 4: St. John’s to Trinity (215 miles)

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.

Hotel: (STD) Artisan Inn

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 5: Trinity - Bonavista Peninsula 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.

Hotel: (STD) Artisan Inn

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 6: Trinity - Bonavista Peninsula 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.

Hotel: (STD) Artisan Inn

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 7: Trinity to Twillingate (192 miles)

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.

Hotel: (STD) Harbour Lights Inn

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 8: Twillingate to Norris Point (266 miles)

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.

Hotel: (STD) Neddies Harbour Inn

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 9: Norris Point - Gros Morne National Park

Visit the village of Rocky Harbour and take a short hike to Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse. Ensure that you also hike on the Lookout Trail which provides panoramic views of the park, or take the Tablelands Hiking Trail, a 4 km track that cuts across the barren rock.

Hotel: (STD) Neddies Harbour Inn

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 10: Norris Point to Main Brook (188 miles)

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.

Hotel: (STD) Tuckamore Lodge

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 11: Main Brook - L’Anse aux Meadows

Visit the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, UNESCO World Heritage 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 Main Brook for the night.

Hotel: (STD) Tuckamore Lodge

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 12: Main Brook to Steady Brook (251 miles)

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.

Hotel: (STD) Marble Inn Resort

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 13: Steady Brook

A day at leisure to explore the region or relax at the Resort.

Hotel: (STD) Marble Inn Resort

Day 14: Newfoundland Discovery ends

Upon check-out of your hotel drive to Deer Lake Airport where your Newfoundland discovery ends.

Meals: 1 Breakfast

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Price is per person, based on 2 sharing a double or twin room and includes pre-booked accommodation, air-conditioned car and unlimited mileage. One-way fees charged locally. Hotels specified are subject to availability and may be substituted by one of a similar or higher standard.

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  • Well planned, easy to follow route
  • Travel guide and maps
  • 13 nights pre-booked hotel accommodation
  • Activities and day tours included
  • Modern air-conditioned car
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Roadside assistance
  • Car upgrades available upon request

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