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Day 1: St John’s for 2 nights
Pick up your car at the airport
Accommodation at Ryan Mansion*****
Located in the heritage district of St. John’s, Ryan Mansion is a boutique hotel which echoes the opulence and grandeur of a bygone era. The entrance hall features a grand staircase built by the same people who built the grand staircase on the Titanic ship, and members of the British Royal Family have stayed here. Ryan Mansion is located in downtown St. John’s and a wide selection of local shops and restaurants can be found within 10 minutes’ walk.
All guest rooms feature an private bathroom with heated marble floors and a separate marble/glass shower. The spacious bedrooms feature a queen bed, designer furnishings, boutique linens and original artwork. Additional room amenities include free WiFi, a fireplace and flat-screen TV.
On-site parking is provided at no extra cost.
Popular Bannerman Park is located just across the street from this hotel. The Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is 350 m away and The Rooms cultural center is 601 m away. St. John’s International Airport is 4.3 mi from the property.
Rest of the day at leisure, do not miss the ascent to the Signal Hill National Historic Site, where the Cabot Tower is located.
Capital of Newfoundland, located on the northeast coast of the Avalon Peninsula, Saint John’s is one of the oldest cities in North America.
Icebergs, whales and puffins pass by in summer.
3 hour private guided tour
It is nice to walk around the harbor with colorful houses, on Water Street and George Street, where the terraces line up. Overlooking the harbor, The Rooms museum tells the story of the island.
It is sure to be one of the most unique destinations you will experience!
In the afternoon Puffin & Whale Watch Cruise
Enjoy an eco-tour, the 90 minute cruise focuses on the wildlife of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Home to over 2 million seabirds including 500,000 Atlantic Puffins, the reserve is regarded as one of Newfoundland’s best whale watching sites. Add in spectacular coastal vistas and the most personable, knowledgeable & entertaining crews and you know you’re in for a great time.
Day 3: Trinity for 2 nights
Drive north to Trinity. Nestled at the bottom of a bay, Trinity is an old fishing village where most of the houses and shops date from the 19th century.
From this place suitable for hiking, you can take the Skerwink Trail, which offers superb panoramas. An hour away, Cape Bonavista is home to a lighthouse dating from 1870, where the story of Newfoundland fishing is told. Also go to the top of Ocher Hill – the views from up there are superb
Accommodation at Artisan Inn
Since 1991, the Artisan Inn has been providing unique experiences to travellers to the Bonavista Peninsula in Eastern Newfoundland. The Inn, described in the New York Times as a “diffused hotel”, offers both rooms and self-catering vacation homes throughout various 4 and 4.5 star buildings in the heart of the cosy, historic outport town of Trinity, Trinity Bay.
2 hour private hiking tour
Just minutes from Trinity, in Trinity East, Skerwink has been selected as one of Travel and Leisure magazine’s “25 Great Walks in North America and Europe” (May 2009).
The trail is rated Moderate and takes approximately 2 hours to complete (longer if you are passionate about photography) and is a 5.3km coastal loop. At certain locations hikers may feel as though they are standing at the edge of the world. Steeper sections of the trail have been lined with stairs and board walks cover any boggy sections. Many lookouts have been built with benches allowing visitors to stop and enjoy the view.
Moose, foxes, bald eagles, whales, seabirds and icebergs are often spotted.
Day 5: Fogo Island for 3 nights
Ferry crossing to Fogo Island
Accommodation at Hotel Fogo Island Inn*****
A futuristic interpretation of local outport architecture, Fogo Island Inn hotel has set up a dramatic camp for rural retreat seekers off the northern coast of Newfoundland in a traditional fishing village. Forward-thinking as this 29 all-suites stay is – contemporary architecture, bespoke furnishings, sleek ensuites and a fine-dining menu – the inn is just as focused on preserving the island’s long-standing culture of fishermen, boat builders and local artists.
Large picture windows open onto the sea, offering superb views from sunrise to sunset.
Day 6 and 7
Days at leisure to explore the island
The island is only 27 km by 14, so we leave the car to go through the pretty villages and the many trails on foot.
The one at Brimstone Head is said to end in one of the four corners of the Earth, on the site of an ancient volcano.
The Turpin’s Trail, in Tilting, is also superb, between grassy plateau and rocky coast.
The island saw the first French fishermen pass in the 16th century but was not colonized until the 18th by the English and Irish.
The ports of Tilting and Joe Batt’s Arm are full of beautiful old houses, often on stilts, as colorful as the moored boats.
Day 8: Twillingate for 2 nights
Take the ferry
Drive to Twillingate, at the end of a path that meanders between the islets and the steep cliffs.
Accommodation at The Old Salt Box Co – Gertie’s Place
Providing free WiFi, The Old Salt Box Co – Gertie’s Place is located on the beachfront in Twillingate. Featuring free private parking, the vacation home is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as hiking and fishing.
The vacation home has 3 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, a microwave, a washing machine, a fridge and an oven
You join the crew of Captain Cecil Stockley to explore these giant pieces of ice. Every day during the spring and summer for over 25 years, Captain Stockley has departed from his dock at the Iceberg Shop aboard his specially-designed touring vessel M.V. Iceberg Alley to view the great mountains of ice, along with whales, dolphins, seabirds, and the spectacular coastline of Notre Dame Bay.
Rest of the day at leisure
Climb to the top of the Long Point Lighthouse to admire the panorama – visit the Twillingate Museum – see the small traditional fishing ports, Boyd’s Cove Beothuk Interpretation Center and Grand Falls-Windsor.
Day 10: Norris Point for 2 nights
Drive to Gros Morne National Park, where the village of Norris Point is nestled.
Accommodation at Neddies Harbour Inn
In a postcard-perfect location overlooking beautiful Bonne Bay, this boutique inn has spacious rooms and a fine restaurant. The spectacular view is shown to its full advantage in the large sunroom, which has a library of books and DVDs and even a piano. There’s a very pleasant outdoor seating area. All the rooms have a view and top-quality beds and bedding and good-size modern bathrooms.
Cruise in the fjords of Western Brook Pond
Gros Morne National Park offers a unique setting for a boat trip. The Long Range Mountains contain many glacial fjords. One of the most spectacular is the park’s largest lake, Western Brook Pond, home to Atlantic salmon, brook trout and Arctic char, as well as a colony of gulls. From the observation platform, you can also see waterfalls drowned in the mist.
On board, behold the spectacular glacier-carved land-locked fjord, waterfalls cascading from 2000 feet that often turn to mist before reaching the pond, billion year-old cliffs, and frequent wildlife sightings.
Drive to Deer Lake
Drop off car at the airport
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