Get picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles).
Meals included: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
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.
Fly to St. John's where on arrival transfer to your hotel. Meet your travelling companions and tour director for a welcome drink this evening.
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. 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, visit the charming neighborhood of Quidi Vidi for a visit to the local brewery for a tour and tasting. There will be a sample of their famous Iceberg beer! The remainder of the day is at leisure.
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 seventeenth-century artifacts. Over lunch today, be entertained by local musicians. Before arriving in Clarenville there will be a stop for a tasting at a local winery, famous for their variety of berry wines, including wild blueberry.
This morning, 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 alive. Lunch today is local fare of tasty Newfoundland Fish & Chips. Continue to Cape Bonavista and see the interesting Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, learn about 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. A visit to Ryan Premises National Historic Site commemorates the prosperous fishing industry from the early 1500's to the present day.
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 landed in 1866. Continue to Cupid's Cove Plantationa, the archeological site of the oldest official British colony in Canada. Founded by John Guy in 1610, learn the history of the settlement, hear stories about its colorful characters, as well as see artifacts at Cupid's Legacy Centre. Return to St. John's where the evening is at leisure.
This morning travel to Witless Bay, where whales and puffins abound. Board a narrated cruise for a narrated visit 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 at leisure. This evening, the Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner that includes a traditional Screech-In ceremony.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Accommodation as stated or similar
This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.
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