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  • St. John's

    St. John’s, located on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland is the perfect combination of big-city luxury and small-town charm. As the oldest and most easterly city in North America, this is where heritage lives.

    • St. John's Waterfront Location

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    • St. John's Brightly Coloured Homes

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    Wander down the narrow, criss-crossing streets carved by horse and carriage over 100 years ago. Pass the colourful jellybean row houses wedged together in every space lining the sides of steep hills and hidden alleyways. Once you've meandered down to the working harbour of the waterfront, look towards the Narrows and imagine a time when the waters were brimming full with fishing schooners.

    Visit Quidi Vidi, the charming village-within-a-city, which still embodies the spirit of an old fishing outport. Then, hike up nearby Signal Hill through the famous Battery, where tiny wooden homes still cling valiantly to cliff sides ravaged by ocean waves. Look out over the cliffs and watch the city's harbour and captivating skyline spread out before you.

    As you explore the history of this place, shop at the many fine boutiques, shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs, and art galleries lining the streets. In the evening, sit back, relax, and enjoy live music or head to the famous George Street where you will finda vast choice of restaurants, clubs and bars.

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  • Newfoundland Explorer

    Begins in and ends in St. John's, Newfoundland

    16 Days / 15 Nights

    Departures: May to September

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Four wheel drive car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Tilting, Fogo Island

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    • Change Island

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    • Quaint Fishing Villages

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    • Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island

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    • Crow Head, Twillingate Islands

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    • Gros Morne National Park

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    Day 01

    Arrive St. John's

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to St. John’s. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel, located in the heart of town.

    Hotel: Leaside Manor

    Day 02 Day 03

    St. John's & Avalon Peninsula

    Take a drive up Signal Hill for spectacular views and a trip out to Cape Spear National Historic Site, which is the most easterly point in North America. We also suggest a visit to one of the province’s most photographed places, Quidi Vidi Village, and perhaps a stop at Quidi Vidi Brewery. On the second day, drive to Bay Bulls where we have included a boat excursion to see whales and Atlantic puffin, and maybe even an iceberg. Next it’s on to Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve, which is settled by thousands of sea birds, all nestled along the rocky shore’s edge.

    Hotel: Leaside Manor

    167Mi/268Km

    Day 04 Day 05

    Bonavista & Trinity

    Leaving the city, embark on a journey into the Bonavista Peninsula. In the small town of Bonavista, visit the Ryan Premises National Historic Site, the red and white striped Bonavista Lighthouse and the Matthew Legacy, a replica of John Cabot’s ship which voyaged across the Atlantic to find land in 1497. Following an overnight in Trinity, spend your day exploring the enchanting village, with its restored pastel coloured clapboard houses. Join the Trinity Pageant, a walking theatre that meanders through the village enticing viewers to live the history of the area.

    Hotel: Artisan Inn

    Day 06

    Port Rexton

    Now that you have a sense of the area, venture to Port Rexton and hike the Skerwink Trail. This easy walking trail will take you along the rugged coastline for spectacular views of the surrounding villages. In the afternoon, perhaps visit Bonaventure before returning to Trinity.

    Hotel: Artisan Inn

    193Mi/310Km

    Day 07

    Twillingate

    Today is a scenic drive via Terra Nova National Park, home to coniferous forests, ponds, and a plethora of walking trails, to Boyd’s Cove. Here you can visit the ancient Beothuk village, which was discovered by archaeologists in the 1980’s. Once in Twillingate, we have included an afternoon Iceberg Watch boat tour for an opportunity to see icebergs, whales and a beautiful sunset.

    Hotel: Harbour Lights Inn

    268Mi/430Km

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    Gros Morne National Park

    The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gros Morne National Park is spectacular. The park is home to quaint villages, bare topped mountains and forests populated by moose and caribou. Visit the village of Rocky Harbour and take a short hike to Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse. Ensure you include Lookout Trail which provides panoramic views of the park, and Tablelands Hiking Trail which cuts across the barren rock. Your accommodation is located in Norris Point.

    Hotel: Neddies Harbour Inn

    189Mi/303Km

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    Main Brook & L’Anse aux Meadows

    Heading toward St. Anthony, make a stop at Port Au Choix National Historic Site where three ancient cemeteries of the Maritime Archaic People were discovered. On the second day, visit L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the earliest European settlement in the Americas. We suggest a walk to the original village to see the full scale replicas of Norse buildings.

    Hotel: Tuckamore Lodge

    249Mi/401Km

    Day 12 Day 13

    Steady Brook

    Make your way back down the peninsula to Steady Brook. This picturesque community is surrounded by beautiful mountains and has the Humber River flowing through its heart. We’ve included a second day so you can explore the Humber Valley and Bay of Islands.

    Hotel: Marble Inn Resort

    158Mi/255Km

    Day 14

    Grand Falls-Windsor

    Crossing the island into central Newfoundland, an oasis awaits in the tranquil setting of Grand Falls-Windsor.

    Hotel: Riverfront Chalets

    266Mi/427Km

    Day 15

    St. John’s

    It is over 250 miles back to St. John’s, but a wonderfully scenic drive, and you are rewarded with another evening in the capital city.

    Hotel: Leaside Manor

    Day 16

    Journey Home

    This morning take the short ride back to St. John’s Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2365 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • Newfoundland Adventures

    St Johns

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    • Tilting, Fogo Island

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    • Change Island

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    • Quaint Fishing Villages

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    • Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island

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    • Crow Head, Twillingate Islands

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    • Gros Morne National Park

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    Widely considered as the specialist for Newfoundland experiences, Linkum Tours offer unique itineraries, ranging from relaxed touring holidays to pulse-racing soft adventures. Guides and hosts are Newfoundlanders, passionate about the place they live and preservation of the environment for future generations. Although whales leaping through the air, moose wandering out of the dawn mist and icebergs appearing on the horizon are unquestionably memorable, the small touches such as local dining and quaint accommodations in idyllic locations set these tours apart. A choice of nine itineraries have been created to showcase Newfoundland, and each can be completely self-guided, semi-guided with a host leading you through some experiences, or fully-guided whereby a guide will accompany you the whole way. Owning two award-winning lighthouse inns; Quirpon Lighthouse Inn and Cape Anguille Lighthouse Inn, which offer comfort, history and scenic ocean views, you can include a stay in one or both of these operational lights which continue to guide voyaging mariners, undoubtedly adding a unique experience to any Newfoundland holiday.  

    Icebergs, Whales & Moose

    Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights

    Day 1

    Arrive in St. Anthony and meet your Linkum host or pick up your rental car. Head north to tour L’Anse aux Meadows. This ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site’ is the only Viking site in North America. Meet a Viking (perhaps the self titled but questionably named ‘Bjorn the Beautiful!’) in this 1,000 year old village which has been brought to life. L’Anse aux Meadows shows where European Vikings first set foot in North America, 500 years before Columbus.


    Overnight at the northern tip of Newfoundland where Quirpon Lighthouse Inn will draw you into the life of an isolated lightkeeper. This is Newfoundland’s best location for spotting whales and icebergs, so try to beat the captain at spotting them!

    Hotel: Quirpon Lighthouse Inn

    Day 2

    Up early to discover Quirpon Island and visit the island’s unique sites and delicate biology. Don’t forget to ask about Tuckamore and the story of the mass murder that took place on the island.
    Take a walk along our cliff-top trails or explore the island following only your whims. Kittiwake colonies and Eider ducks nesting in tiny coves where there used to be a fishing village are favourites.
    Now that you have wandered by land it is time to visit the whales by sea. Our zodiac will take you on an exploration of the coastline not only in search of the massive wonders of this area but also the subtle beauty - kittiwake colonies and eider ducks nesting in tiny coves where your boat can squeeze through ensuring fun and dozens of photos. Feeling less adventurous? Wander down to the indoor whale watching station with your books and have a good read – not to worry, the sound of the whales will tell you when to look up.

    Hotel: Quirpon Lighthouse Inn

    Day 3

    Leave the island to visit the town of St. Anthony to learn the story of the British medical missionary, Sir Wilfred Grenfell. His remarkable perseverance and enthusiasm saved countless lives at the turn of the century and his legacy still lives on.
    During your visit you can enjoy the works of local artists including whale bone carvings, paintings and clothing that evoke cultures that have survived for centuries. Visit the Jordi Bonet murals in the rotunda of the hospital. Born in Spain, Bonet’s childhood would be marked by the Spanish Civil War before migrating and creating works of art famous around the world. While the pieces such as the Titanic Memorial and the one featured in JFK airport in New York are seen by millions, this is more of a secret.

    Prices

    From £1370 per person, based on two sharing a twin room.