Highlights of Newfoundland

Resort: Highlights of Newfoundland
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Canada
Price From: £1745.00

Overview

This itinerary explores one of Canada’s
most dramatic and fascinating
provinces, where passing icebergs
drift on ocean currents and diverse
cultures date back more than 5,000
years. Discover Canada’s most easterly
province, where you can wander
through coastal villages, explore
national parks and look out for the
abundant wildlife.

Itinerary

Day 1: St John’s

Arrive into St John’s, the capital of Newfoundland
and Labrador, and one of North America’s oldest
cities. Collect your hire car at the airport and
stay 3 nights at Leaside Manor. (N)

Day 2: St John’s

Day at leisure to explore the city, with
history dating back more than 500 years.
Recommended sights include the Provincial
Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador, and
the historic fishing village of Quidi Vidi. (B)

Day 3: St John’s

Drive to Bay Bulls this morning for a 90-minute
puffin- and whale-watching cruise (subject
to weather conditions)*. During the summer
months this area becomes a feeding ground
for a number of whale species, although
sightings cannot be guaranteed. After your
cruise, we recommend continuing to Cape
St Marys Ecological Reserve, where
thousands of sea birds nest along the rocky
shoreline. (B)

Day 4: Trinity

Drive north-west today to the seaside village
of Trinity. We recommend visiting Bonavista
en route, a small town established where
14th-century Italian explorer John Cabot first
set foot in the Americas. Sights include a
replica of Cabot’s ship and a pretty red- and
white-striped lighthouse. Stay 3 nights at
Artisan Inn in Trinity. (B)

Day 5: Trinity

Today is at leisure to explore the village of
Trinity. This charming seaside village was
established in 1580 and still features many
historic houses. (B)

Day 6: Trinity

Today is at leisure. We recommend following
the 5-kilometre-long Skerwink walking trail, a
gentle path that follows the rugged coastline,
for spectacular views of the surrounding
villages set against the ocean. (B)

Day 7: Twillingate

Connected to the mainland by a bridge,
Twillingate island has breathtaking ocean
vistas, colourful fishing wharfs and pastelcoloured
houses. Take a 2-hour afternoon
cruise* to view icebergs from Twillingate and
stay overnight at Harbour Lights Inn. (B)

Day 8: Norris Point

Continue west to Norris Point, travelling into
the spectacular Gros Morne National Park, an
area known for its tiny villages, bare-topped
mountains and populations of moose and
caribou. On arrival in Norris Point, stay 3 nights
at Neddies Harbour Inn. (B)

Day 9: Norris Point

This morning is at leisure. This afternoon join a
cruise through the landlocked fjord of Western
Brook Pond. Look out for waterfalls and the
wildlife found in these fresh waters. (N)

Day 10: Norris Point

Today is at leisure to explore Gros Morne
National Park. Recommended walks include
a visit to Lobster Cove Head lighthouse or the
4-kilometre-long Tablelands Trail, which cuts
across the flat-topped tablelands in the southwest
corner of the park. (N)

Day 11: St Anthony

Heading towards St Anthony, make a stop
in Port Au Choix and Port Au Choix National
Historic Site. On arrival, check in to the Grenfell
Heritage Hotel & Suites for 2 nights. (N)

Day 12: LAnse aux Meadows

Visit the LAnse aux Meadows National
Historic Site to see the remains of the earliest
European settlement in the Americas. Return
to St Anthony. (N)

Day 13: Steady Brook

Drive south to Steady Brook, located in the
Humber valley. Stay 1 night at the Marble Inn
Resort. (N)

Day 14: Onward travel

Drive to Deer Lake Airport and drop off your
hire car. Fly home or continue your holiday in
Canada. (B)

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