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Marvel at whales, puffins, waterfalls and more in Newfoundland

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 while listening to traditional music, 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.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
St. John's, Canada
Finish
Rocky Harbour, Canada
Destination
Canada
Style
Original
Theme
Explorer
Code
SESN
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.

  • Cruise through pristine waters as you keep an eye out for whales and tap your toes to traditional Newfoundland music on board the boat.

  • 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.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.

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

  • This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.

Itinerary

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!
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • St John’s – Local dinner
  • St. John’s – Leader led walking tour
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting at 10am as we will be collecting insurance and emergency contact details at this time and then departing on the tour. 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.
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.
Accommodation
  • Bed & Breakfast (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Trinity - Skerwink Trail hike
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is 3 hours. Today’s walking distance is 5.3 kms (3.2 miles) with 53 metres (193 feet) of elevation.

On some departures the next two nights' accommodation will be a historic inn.
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.
Accommodation
  • Bed & Breakfast (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Elliston - Puffin viewing
  • Bonavista - Lighthouse visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Today’s driving time is approximately 3 hours.
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".
Accommodation
  • Bed & Breakfast (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Twillingate - Seabird & Whale watching boat tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s driving time is approximately 4.5 hours.
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.
Accommodation
  • Cabin (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Rocky Harbour - Lobster Cove Lighthouse visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s driving time is approximately 5 hours. Today’s walking distance is approximately 2 kms (1.2 miles) with limited elevation.
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.
Accommodation
  • Cabin (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Gros Morne NP - Western Brook Pond Boat Tour
  • Gros Morne National Park - Walk
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.
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.
Included Activities
  • Rocky Harbour – Complimentary departure transfer to Deer Lake Airport
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
There's a complimentary group transfer from your hotel in Rocky Harbour to Deer Lake Regional Airport. For more information about timing and meeting point details please see the Essential Trip Information.

Meals

6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle, Boat

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night), Bed & Breakfast (3 nights), Cabin (2 nights)

Included activities

  • St John’s – Local dinner
  • St. John’s – Leader led walking tour
  • Trinity - Skerwink Trail hike
  • Elliston - Puffin viewing
  • Bonavista - Lighthouse visit
  • Twillingate - Seabird & Whale watching boat tour
  • Rocky Harbour - Lobster Cove Lighthouse visit
  • Gros Morne NP - Western Brook Pond Boat Tour
  • Gros Morne National Park - Walk
  • Rocky Harbour – Complimentary departure transfer to Deer Lake Airport

Dates & availability

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Important notes

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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.
2. Your adventure ends on Day 7 after breakfast. There are no activities included on that day. You are free to stay in Rocky Harbour or take advantage of a complimentary group departure transfer to Deer Lake Airport (YDF). We will aim to arrive at the airport at around 10 am.
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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