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The Peninsulas A Fly Drive Holiday in Newfoundland & Labrador

6 nights

This fly drive holiday will give you a glimpse of what makes Newfoundland & Labrador so special. You will not only see the provincial capital, the city of St. John's, but once you have collected your hire car you will be able to explore both the Avalon Peninsula to the south, with chances to whale watch, see icebergs and puffins, and the Bonavista Peninsula to the north. The Shipping News was filmed on the Bonavista Peninsula; you can also see the set of Random Passage which gives a marvellous insight into life in Newfoundland during the early days of this maritime province.

Frontier Canada recommends this fly drive holiday in Newfoundland & Labrador to all those who love easy driving, friendly people, fresh air and Celtic heritage.

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Day 1

St Johns & The Peninsulas

Arrive in St. John’s, transfer to your hotel and begin exploring the oldest city in North A...

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Day 2

St Johns & The Peninsulas

This morning enjoy a city tour of St. John’s.  Highlights include Quidi Vidi Village,...

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Day 3

St Johns & The Peninsulas

Collect your hire car and drive along the Irish Loop to the scenic Avalon Peninsula, home to...

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Day 4

St Johns & The Peninsulas to Trinity

This morning you will depart St. John’s for a leisurely drive north along the scenic coasta...

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Day 5

Trinity

This morning take time to visit the nearby Cape Random film set constructed in 2000, which offers...

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Day 6

Trinity

This morning enjoy a whale-watching cruise from Trinity Bay. The afternoon is at your&n...

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Day 7

St Johns & The Peninsulas

Depart Trinity and drive back to St. John’s airport where you will drop off your rental car...

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Day 1

St Johns & The Peninsulas

Arrive in St. John’s, transfer to your hotel and begin exploring the oldest city in North America. St. John’s is a vibrant historical city with many attractions and the added bonus of a wide

selection of restaurants, from fine dining to traditional Newfoundland cuisine. St. John’s has the highest concentration of pubs per capita on the continent and a visit to the famous George Street is a must! Tonight enjoy Dinner Theatre an evening of hilarious wit, Newfoundland folklore, spirited

character interaction and musical and acting talent.

3 nights in St Johns.

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Day 2

St Johns & The Peninsulas

This morning enjoy a city tour of St. John’s.  Highlights include Quidi Vidi Village, Government House and Signal Hill to name a few! The afternoon is at your leisure. A recommendation is to walk sections of the Grand Concourse, 40 kms of spectacular trails and walkways within St. John’s.

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Day 3

St Johns & The Peninsulas

Collect your hire car and drive along the Irish Loop to the scenic Avalon Peninsula, home to over 5500 woodland caribou. En route visit Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America. Continue on to Bay Bulls and enjoy a cruise around the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, a protective sanctuary for kittiwakes, murres, puffins and other seabirds. Continue along the south shore to Ferryland and visit the fascinating Colony of Avalon Archeological site.

Whilst in Ferryland we suggest you experience a picnic like no other! This unique experience offers exquisite food at one of the most beautiful locations in the world – Ferryland Head. Return back to St. John’s for the night.

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Day 4

St Johns & The Peninsulas to Trinity

This morning you will depart St. John’s for a leisurely drive north along the scenic coastal route via the charming, historical village of Brigus, once home of the world famous explorer Captain Bob Bartlett. Visit Hawthorne Cottage, Ye Olde Stone Barn Museum and the Tunnel. Continue on to the area of Bonavista Bay where the movie “The Shipping News” and the widely acclaimed TV series “Random Passage” were filmed. Your accommodation will be at the delightful Fisher’s Loft Inn, a serene and secluded spot with all the creature comforts of home. Many stars have stayed at this property during the filming of “The Shipping News” including Kevin Spacey and Dame Judi Dench.

3 nights in Trinity.

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Day 5

Trinity

This morning take time to visit the nearby Cape Random film set constructed in 2000, which offers visitors the opportunity to step back in time and imagine the life of our forbearers in a typical fishing community in the early 1800’s. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the charming village of Trinity and the surrounding areas.

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Day 6

Trinity

This morning enjoy a whale-watching cruise from Trinity Bay. The afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this area of outstanding natural beauty. Trinity is the cultural capital of Newfoundland and is renowned for its unique architecture including the Ryan Store, Hiscock House and the Blacksmith Museum. Other suggestions include driving to Bonavista and visiting Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, historic Ryan Premises, Mockbeggar Plantation and the new Matthew Legacy to name a few! Return back to Trinity for the evening.

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Day 7

St Johns & The Peninsulas

Depart Trinity and drive back to St. John’s airport where you will drop off your rental car ready for your onward flight, taking wonderful memories of this unique destination with you!

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