2020 Tour Details
Breathtaking scenery, historic sights, and fun experiences await you on this Newfoundland tour with overnights in St. John’s and Clarenville. History buffs will enjoy the historic walking tour of Trinity, one of North America’s oldest communities. At Cupids Cove Plantation, visit the archaeological site of Canada’s oldest official British colony. Visit the Colony of Avalon, founded in 1621, where ongoing excavations reveal foundations of houses and artifacts from the 17th century. In Bonavista, visit Ryan Premises National Historic Site, commemorating the prosperous fishing industry dating back to the 1500s. In St. John’s, one of North America’s oldest cities, visit Signal Hill National Historic Site, where signalmen surveyed the ocean for ships and where Marconi received the first-ever transatlantic wireless signal. Also visit Cape Spear National Historic Site, perched on a rugged cliff at North America’s most easterly point and with Newfoundland’s oldest surviving lighthouse. This Newfoundland tour also features spectacular scenery. A tour highlight is a narrated cruise on Witless Bay, home to seabirds, whales, and puffins. Be sure to have your camera ready! In Cape Bonavista, marvel at the rocky shores, pebbled beaches, and picturesque fishing boats. Travel part of the scenic Irish Loop, home to charming fishing villages and breathtaking scenery.On this tour of Newfoundland, Globus has included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences to make your vacation unique, such as a traditional fish and chips lunch in Trinity and a sampling of iceberg beer at the Quidi Vidi brewery, St. John’s largest craft brewery. All of this and more await you on this remarkable Newfoundland vacation!
Destinations & Sightseeing
Sightseeing including Signal Hill and Cabot Tower;
and tasting at Quidi Vidi brewery; Cape Spear National Historic Site; farewell dinner and a
traditional screech-in ceremony
Travel this scenic roadway; tasting at a local winery
Visit the Colony of Avalon; lunch with entertainment by local musicians
Historic walking tour with a Local Guide;
traditional fish & chips lunch
Excursion to Cape Bonavista; visit Ryan Premises National Historic Site
Visit Cable Station Provincial Historic Site
Visit Cupids Cove Plantation & Cupids Legacy Centre
Whale and nature cruise
Free Wi-Fi available in most hotels.Notes:
- This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Meals & Itinerary
Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 2 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in St. John’s
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN ST. JOHN’S
Welcome to St. John’s, the capital and largest city in Newfoundland. At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure!
Day 2 ST. JOHN’S
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 colorful houses of Jelly Bean Row. Next, the charming neighborhood of Quidi Vidi, where we visit the local BREWERY for a tasting. Learn about the history of the brewery and why each beer is unique. You’ll 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?
Day 3 ST. JOHN’S–IRISH LOOP–FERRYLAND–CLARENVILLE
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 original structures, as well as more than two million 17th-century artifacts. Over lunch, be entertained by local MUSICIANS. Before arriving at your hotel, we’ll stop for a tour and tasting at a WINERY, known as Canada’s first fruit winery and famous for its variety of berry wines, including wild blueberry. Arrive in Clarenville for a 2-night stay.
Day 4 CLARENVILLE. EXCURSION TO CAPE BONAVISTA & TRINITY
This morning, visit RYAN PREMISES NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, which commemorates the prosperous fishing industry from the early 1500s to present day. Continue to Cape Bonavista, where you’ll 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. Later, travel to historic Trinity, one of the oldest communities in North America. Lunch today is local fare of tasty Newfoundland FISH & CHIPS. Enjoy a guided WALKING TOUR and hear stories that bring this picturesque village to life.
Day 5 CLARENVILLE–HEART’S CONTENT–CUPIDS–ST. JOHN’S
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’ll learn the history of the settlement, hear stories about its colorful characters, and see artifacts at CUPIDS LEGACY CENTRE. Return to St. John’s, where the evening is at your leisure.
Day 6 ST. JOHN’S. EXCURSION TO WITLESS BAY
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 favorite 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 colorful Newfoundland!
Day 7 ST. JOHN’S
The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.
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“Originally from London, I worked at a hotel in Germany and as a Local Guide in northern Italy before becoming a Tour Director. I have conducted tours all over Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Russia, South America, and all 10 provinces of Canada. Today, I call Toronto home. I love to cook, process the pictures I take on tour, and read. Every day, I wake up and have a wonderful, learning experience awaiting me.”
No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else,
we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.
When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination,
so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities.
Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value.
Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences.
We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.
The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.
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No Excursions are available at this time.
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