From Vikings to the modern day, from oceans to mountains, from fjords to icebergs, this is the trip to see the best of Newfoundland & Labrador. Explore the Celtic heritage, hear the music, and listen to the language on this fly drive holiday. See all the highlights including St. John’s, Gros Morne National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site – and the charming fishing villages of Twilingate and the Bonavista Peninsula.
Your accommodation will be in comfortable hotels chosen for their character and position.
This itinerary is flexible and can be tailor-made to suit you; if you want to add extra days in one area, extend the holiday or maybe change the direction of travel. Talk to one of our experts about how to make this holiday the perfect one for you.
Mr Walker - Travelled to Ontario & Quebec
"Thank you for guiding me on the itinerary"
We had a splendid holiday, thank you, and the itinerary worked well for us. We covered a fair bit of ground but never felt rushed not stressed at the next leg of the journey. Thank you for guiding me on the itinerary and for some superb hotels – particularly the Fairmonts in Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec.
Itinerary (14 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
Arrive in to St John’s from your flight from the UK and explore the oldest...
Arrive in to St John’s from your flight from the UK and explore the oldest city in North America. This historical, vibrant city has many attractions with the added bonus of a wide selection of restaurants from fine dining to traditional Newfoundland cuisine.
2 nights in St Johns.
This morning enjoy a city tour of St. John’s, highlights include Quidi Vidi Village, Government...
This morning enjoy a city tour of St. John’s, highlights include Quidi Vidi Village, Government House and Signal Hill to name a few. Depart St. John’s along the Irish Loop to the scenic Avalon Peninsula, home to over 5500 woodland caribou. Enroute 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. The waters off Bay Bulls are home to the world’s largest population of humpback whales. Continue along the south shore to Ferryland where 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 to St. John’s.
St. John’s & The Peninsulas to Trinity
Depart St. John’s along the scenic Conception Bay coastal drive. On a clear day you...
St. John’s & The Peninsulas
Depart St. John’s along the scenic Conception Bay coastal drive. On a clear day you will be able to see the still active Bell Island Lighthouse. Continue on to the charming town of Brigus,once the residence of the world famous northern explorer Captain Bob Bartlett. Visit Hawthorne Cottage, Ye Olde Stone Barn Museum and the Tunnel whilst in Brigus. Continue north east to the Bonavista Peninsula and onto the cultural capital of Newfoundland; Trinity. Trinity is renowned for its unique historical architecture including the Ryan Store, Hiscock House and the Blacksmith Museum. Trinity also hosts the New Founde Lande Trinity Pageant – a humorous look at Newfoundland & Labrador history.
2 nights in Trinity.
Today explore the region further. The Bonavista Bay is an area of extreme natural beauty...
Today explore the region further. The Bonavista Bay is an area of extreme natural beauty and where the movie “The Shipping News” and the widely acclaimed TV series “Random Passage” were filmed. Visit the nearby Cape Random film set, constructed in 2000. The site offers visitors the opportunity to step back in time and imagine the life of our forbearers in a typical fishing community in the early 1800s. In the afternoon take time to visit Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, The Matthew Legacy and the historic Ryan Premises before returning to Trinity. A whale-watching trip is also included here.
Trinity to Twilingate
Depart Trinity and take a leisurely drive through Terra Nova National Park, a beautiful example...
Depart Trinity and take a leisurely drive through Terra Nova National Park, a beautiful example of typical Newfoundland landscape; sheltered bays, rugged ocean coastline and rolling forested hills. Keep an eye out for ospreys, eagles, lynx and moose. Places to visit include Salvage, voted one of Canada’s top ten prettiest towns, Eastport, or perhaps one of the many superb beaches in the area. Continue onto Twillingate and on arrival take time to relax and enjoy your tranquil surroundings in this lovely small town.
2 nights in Twillingate.
Twilingate to Gros Morne National Park
Today leave behind the central region of Newfoundland and head west through a vast expanse...
Gros Morne National Park
Today leave behind the central region of Newfoundland and head west through a vast expanse of lush forest and contrasting scenery to Gros Morne National Park, designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 for it’s impressive geological features. The 1805 sq km park offers beauty and adventure that are unsurpassed by any in the world. Take time to fully explore this outstanding area of Newfoundland. Visit the impressive Discovery Centre in Woody Point and see the spectacular Tablelands. Also take a Western Brook Pond Fjord Boat Tour, the only way, other than by helicopter, to see the spectacular Western Brook Gorge. There is a 45 minute boardwalk stroll to the dock before enjoying a leisurely cruise into the gorge. You see the dramatic ravine-like sides of this inland fjord tower over 600 metres above you.
Gros Morne is a hikers paradise catering to all abilities, with over 19 hiking trails to choose from covering over 100 kms throughout the park.
2 nights Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne National Park to Quirpon Island
Depart Gros Morne National Park and drive north continuing along the Viking trail up to...
Gros Morne National Park
to Quirpon Island
Depart Gros Morne National Park and drive north continuing along the Viking trail up to Quirpon Island dock (pronounced Carpoon). You will be met on arrival and transferred by small power boat over to Quirpon Island. A unique remote island experience awaits you! You will stay in a recently refurbished original light-keeper’s residence which is located on Quirpon Island in Cape Bauldon the northernmost tip of the Great Northern Peninsula. This is a truly unique once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!
2 nights on Quirpon Island. All meals included.
Relax and enjoy your Quirpon Island experience, whale watch or roam the rugged landscape. In...
Relax and enjoy your Quirpon Island experience, whale watch or roam the rugged landscape. In season Quirpon Island is one of Newfoundland’s best locations for Iceberg viewing as they drift the Labrador Current on their journey south.
Quirpon Island to Main Brook
Use Main Brook as your base for exploring the region. Enjoy a nature cruise from...
to Main Brook
Use Main Brook as your base for exploring the region. Enjoy a nature cruise from St. Anthony exploring the waters that Vikings sailed over 1000 years ago. Also in the area visit the Grenfell Historic Properties and learn of the impact that Sir Wilfred Grenfell had on the social, medical and economic climate of the early 1900s during his worldwide mission. The historic properties tell the story of the evolution of northern Newfoundland and Labrador and the people of the region over the last 100 years.
2 nights Main Brook
Main Brook to Steady Brook
Today take a leisurely drive back down the Viking Trail and on to the scenic...
to Steady Brook
Today take a leisurely drive back down the Viking Trail and on to the scenic Humber Valley area, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The next two days can be spent doing as little or as much as you please with many activities on offer close by
2 nights Steady Brook
Steady Brook to Deer Lake
Today you will take the short journey to Deer Lake airport for the start of...
to Deer Lake
Today you will take the short journey to Deer Lake airport for the start of your journey home.