Colorful Newfoundland (CN)

7 Day Tour from St. John's to St. John's

2018 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 tour and 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!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ST. JOHN’S
Sightseeing including Signal Hill and Cabot Tower; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite tour and tasting at Quidi Vidi brewery; Cape Spear National Historic Site; farewell dinner and a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional screech-in ceremony
IRISH LOOP
Travel this scenic roadway; tasting at a local winery
FERRYLAND
Visit the Colony of Avalon; lunch with entertainment by local musicians
TRINITY
Historic walking tour with a Local Guide; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional fish & chips lunch
BONAVISTA PENINSULA
Excursion to Cape Bonavista; visit Ryan Premises National Historic Site
HEART’S CONTENT
Visit Cable Station Provincial Historic Site
CUPIDS
Visit Cupids Cove Plantation & Cupids Legacy Centre
WITLESS BAY
Whale and nature cruise

Free Wi-Fi available in most hotels

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 2 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in St. John’s

 Itinerary

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 tour and tasting. You’ll even get to sample their famous Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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?

Breakfast Breakfast
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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 many original structures, as well as more than two million 17th-century artifacts. Over lunch today, be entertained by local MUSICIANS. Before arriving at your hotel, we’ll stop for a tasting at a WINERY, famous for its variety of berry wines, including wild blueberry. Arrive in Clarenville for a 2-night stay.

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Day 4 CLARENVILLE. EXCURSION TO TRINITY & CAPE BONAVISTA

This morning, visit RYAN PREMISES NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, which commemorates the prosperous fishing industry from the early 1500s to present day. Next, 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 to life. Lunch today is local fare of tasty Newfoundland Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite FISH & CHIPS. 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.

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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.

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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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SCREECH-IN ceremony—the perfect ending to your time in colorful Newfoundland!

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Day 7 ST. JOHN’S

The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JAMES SAUNDERS

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

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.

Tour Director - JAMES SAUNDERS

 Accommodations

St. John's
Clarenville

St. John's

Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland

Superior First-Class

Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland 115 Cavendish Square, St. John

115 Cavendish Square
St. John's, NF Canada

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Overlooking historic St. John's harbor, Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland is situated in a prime location and features an indoor pool, fitness center, and two on-site restaurants.

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Ice Machine
  • Pool
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Air Conditioning
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Pay Movies
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone

Clarenville

St. Jude Hotel

Moderate First-Class

St. Jude Hotel  247 Trans Canada Highway, Clarenville, NL Canada

247 Trans Canada Highway
Clarenville, NL Canada

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

St. Jude Hotel provides a great base from which to explore the historic Discovery Trail with its numerous tourist attractions. There is an onsite restaurant and bar. Comfortable guestrooms at St. Jude Hotel feature tasteful décor and furnishings.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer

 Optional Excursions

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).

Price Ranges

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