Map of Newfoundland Adventure: Eastbound including Canada

Find nature and marvel at waterfalls, wildlife and a glacier-carved fjord in Newfoundland

It's time to explore North America’s most north-easterly point, where the dramatic coastline, mighty fjords and wonderful wildlife will take your breath away. 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. 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.


Start
Deer Lake, Canada
Finish
St. John's, Canada
Destination
Canada
Style
Original
Theme
Explorer
Code
SESR
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • 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.

  • Marvel at Western Brook Pond, the spectacular glacier-carved landlocked fjord, during a scenic boat tour that gets you closer to nature.

  • Cruise through pristine waters surrounding twillingate, keeping an eye out for whales, seabirds and more.

  • Watch 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.

Is this trip right for you?

  • There are a few opportunities for easy hikes so sturdy footwear is recommended.

  • Itinerary also runs in reverse, from St. John's to Deer Lake. Enter trip code SESN on our website for details.

Itinerary

Welcome to Newfoundland! Kick off your adventure in Deer Lake with a welcome meeting at 10am where you'll meet your local leader and fellow traveling companions. After the meeting, we take a scenic drive to Gros Morne National Park to 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 before heading for a kitchen party dinner and a traditional “screech-in” ceremony that involves a shot of screech (rum) and kissing a cod. It’s more fun than you might think!
Accommodation
  • Cabins (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Rocky Harbour - Lobster Cove Lighthouse visit
  • Rocky Harbour - Local Dinner with Screech In Ceremony
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent or hotel reception know. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place. The group will be departing Deer Lake for Gros Morne National Park immediately following the welcome meeting.

Today's driving time is approximately 1 hour.
After breakfast, start the day with 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.
Accommodation
  • Cabins (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Gros Morne National Park - Walk
  • Gros Morne NP - Western Brook Pond Boat Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Today’s walking distance is approximately 5.4 kms (3.3 miles) with 35 metres (364 feet) of elevation. The boat tour can only be accessed via the hiking path.
Enjoy the scenic drive from Rocky Harbour to Twillingate with a stop at Deer Lake along the way for those who want to buy lunch. After lunch, we’ll arrive and 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".
Accommodation
  • Inn (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Twillingate - Seabird & Whale watching boat tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s driving time is approximately 5 hours.
This morning, sit back and relax on the drive from Twillingate to Trinity. After arriving in Trinity head to the nearby Skerwink Trail for a 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 back to Trinity and explore this charming historical town at your leisure or perhaps join your travel buddies for an informal dinner at a local restaurant.
Accommodation
  • Bed & Breakfast (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Trinity - Skerwink Trail hike
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Today’s driving time is approximately 4.5 hours.
This morning 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. Savor a picnic lunch before driving 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.
Accommodation
  • Bed & Breakfast (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Bonavista - Lighthouse visit
  • Elliston - Puffin viewing
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
This morning, enjoy the scenic drive from Trinity to St John’s. After checking in at your hotel, enjoy 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’. The rest of the day is yours to explore St. John's on your own. Perhaps head out to the charming Quidi Vidi neighborhood and stop in at Quidi Vidi Brewery to try the local beer - a perfect farewell to Newfoundland!
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • St. John’s – Leader led walking tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s driving time is approximately 3 hours.
After breakfast, your Newfoundland adventure comes to an end. You might choose to do a little more exploring around St John’s before making your way to the airport.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle, Boat

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night), Bed & Breakfast (2 nights), Inn (1 night), Cabin (2 nights)

Included activities

  • Rocky Harbour - Lobster Cove Lighthouse visit
  • Rocky Harbour - Local Dinner with Screech In Ceremony
  • Gros Morne National Park - Walk
  • Gros Morne NP - Western Brook Pond Boat Tour
  • Twillingate - Seabird & Whale watching boat tour
  • Trinity - Skerwink Trail hike
  • Bonavista - Lighthouse visit
  • Elliston - Puffin viewing
  • St. John’s – Leader led walking tour

Dates & availability

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Important notes

Travellers on Intrepid trips that start on or before 31 December 2022 are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Learn more about Intrepid’s COVID-19 policy.

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 10 am. Please make your own way to the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary. After the welcome meeting, the group will depart from Deer Lake for Gros Morne National Park.
2. Your adventure ends on Day 7 after breakfast. There are no activities included on that day.
3. A single supplement is available for this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential trip information

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