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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.
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 St. John’s. You may want to stop at Quidi Vidi Brewery for a drink. (breakfast included)
Day 3 Avalon Peninsula – Whale Watching, Puffins (66 km/42 mi 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. (breakfast included)
Day 4 St. John’s to Trinity (345 km/215 mi) 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. (breakfast included)
Day 5 Trinity – Bonavista Penninsula 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. (breakfast included)
Day 6 Trinity – Bonavista Penninsula 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. (breakfast included)
Day 7 Trinity to Twillingate (309 km/192 mi) 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. (breakfast included)
Day 8 Twillingate to Norris Point (428 km/266 mi) 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.
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. (breakfast included)
Day 10 Norris Point to Main Brook (301 km/188 mi) 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. (breakfast included)
Day 11 Main Brook – L’Anse aux Meadows Visit the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic 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. (breakfast included)
Day 12 Main Brook to Steady Brook (401 km/251 mi) 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. (breakfast included)
Day 13 Steady Brook A day at leisure to explore the region or relax at the Resort
Day 14 Steady Brook to Grand Falls-Windsor (253 km/157 mi)Make your way back across the island to central Newfoundland. Overnight in Grand Falls-Windsor.
Day 15 Grand Falls-Windsor to St. John’s (427 km/265 mi) The return journey to St. John’s is rewarded with a last evening in the capital city to enjoy some urban nightlife.
Day 16 St. John’s tour ends Upon check-out of your hotel your flexidrive ends. (breakfast included)
- Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 15 nights
- Whale Watching Cruise
- Iceberg watch boat cruise
- Historic Sites Pass with admission to the following:
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Cape Spear
- Castle Hill
- L’Anse aux Meadows
- Port au Choix
- Ryan Premises
- Signal Hill
- Travel Documentation
Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)
- St. John’s – Leaside Manor (Deluxe Suite) (Breakfast Included)
- Trinity – Artisan Inn (Standard Room) (Breakfast Included)
- Twillingate – Harbour Lights Inn (Standard Room) (Breakfast Included)
- Norris Point – Neddies Harbour Inn (Standard Room) (Breakfast Included)
- Main Brook – Tuckamore Lodge (Standard Room) (Breakfast Included)
- Steady Brook – Marble Inn Resort (Inn Suite)
- Grand Falls – Windsor – Riverfront Chalets (2 Bedroom Chalet)