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Highlights of Newfoundland

Private Travel | Self-drive 14 Days & 13 Nights Lead-in price: £1745 Current prices from: £1745
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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Walk the Tablelands Trail in Gros Morne National Park
  • Cruise around the coast of Newfoundland to see drifting icebergs*
  • Puffin & whale-watching cruise*
  • Visit the earliest European settlement in the Americas
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation
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Superior Private Tour in brief

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 Mary’s 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: L’Anse aux Meadows

Visit the L’Anse 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)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Flights:

International flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please speak to your Cox & Kings travel consultant.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

* Cruises:

Available from May to September.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • The Artisan Inn
    The Artisan Inn

    The Artisan Inn is the name given to a collection of eight houses in the town of Trinity, each offering a room for paying guests. All the houses and rooms have their own individual style and character and are situated within a few minutes' walking distance of each other and the attractions of the town. Meals are available at the Twine Loft, which is located just a short walk away from all Artisan Inn properties. Features: 8 rooms, shared fridge in common areas. Room amenities: As each room is in a different house, amenities do vary, but typically include wood flooring, television, Wi-Fi, coffee maker, kettle, hairdryer, toiletries.

  • Marble Inn & Suites
    Marble Inn & Suites

    Located on the banks of the Humber river, Marble Inn Resort provides accommodation amid beautiful scenery and with nearby active adventures such as hiking trails, kayaking and fishing. The hotel's restaurant is regarded as one of the best eating establishments in Newfoundland.

  • Harbour Lights Inn
    Harbour Lights Inn

    Overlooking Twillingate Harbour, Harbour Lights Inn is a small bed & breakfast-style property that was built in the 1800s. This charming property offers warm hospitality and there are many restaurants within a short walking distance. This is a good base for those in search of the whales and icebergs that are found in the surrounding waters at certain times of the year. Features: 9 rooms, communal lounge, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, hairdryer, ceiling fan, ensuite bathroom.

  • Grenfell Heritage Hotel & Suites
    Grenfell Heritage Hotel & Suites

    The Grenfell Heritage Hotel &amp; Suites is an historic hotel in the heart of St Anthony, Newfoundland overlooking the harbour, with Grenfell House Museum just a 5-minute walk away. Suites are modern and spacious and have a microwave and refrigerator, with some suites featuring fully-equipped kitchens. There are many restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.Features: 20 suites, garden, terrace, laundry services, gift shop, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Cable television, sitting area, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron.

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Dates & prices

YNF2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £1745 per person

High season from £1995 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 4-star accommodation
    • 14 days' car hire based on an Intermediate Automatic (Volkswagen Golf or similar, including GPS)
    • Excursions as specified

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