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 film ‘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.
A highlight of this holiday is a stay at the beautiful Fogo Island Inn on the beautiful northeast coast of Newfoundland, accessible by ferry. This extraordinary hotel is a fabulous addition to any holiday in Newfoundland & Labrador.
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.
Sue Garner - Travelled to Atlantic Canada
"The excursions were also perfect"
I would like to thank whoever put together the itinerary, chose the hotels and wrote the information for us to use en route. Everything was excellent! Each hotel was very good quality, but very different from the others. We saw such a variety of things. Our information led us to places we would never have found without it. The excursions were also perfect (canoeing, whale watching, sea kayaking), each of them very small businesses but with very friendly staff. Everything was very remote, which is what we expected, but we were so glad that we found it and were able to enjoy the essence of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Overall, we couldn't fault anything and we would be very keen to use your services again in the future.
Itinerary (10 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.
Fly from London to St John’s and on arrival, transfer to your hotel where you...
Fly from London to St John’s and on arrival, transfer to your hotel where you will spend the next three nights 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!
3 nights St Johns.
This morning we suggest you enjoy a city tour of St. John’s. Highlights include Quidi...
This morning we suggest you 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.
Today you will collect your hire car and drive along the Irish Loop to the scenic...
Today you will 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.
St. John’s & The Peninsulas to Trinity
This morning you will depart St. John’s for a leisurely drive north along the scenic...
St. John’s & The Peninsulas
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.
The next two days can be spent explore charming village of Trinity and the surrounding areas....
The next two days can be spent explore charming village of Trinity and the surrounding areas. Trinity is the cultural capital of Newfoundland and is renowned for its unique architecture including the Ryan Store, Hiscock House and the Blacksmith Museum. Take time to visit the nearby Random Passage 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.
You should also enjoy a whale-watching cruise from Trinity Bay. 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!
Trinity to Fogo Island
Your journey today will follow the Trans Canada Highway to the north tip of the...
to Fogo Island
Your journey today will follow the Trans Canada Highway to the north tip of the island for your three-night stay at the beautiful Fogo Island Inn.
Fogo Island is a remote island located off the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland, accessible by ferry. Fogo Island Inn is located on the north side of the island overlooking the ocean and surrounded by a peaceful, rugged landscape.
A stay at Fogo Island Inn is a personal invitation to become part of a centuries-old culture, to fish for cod as the islander’s ancestors did, to forage for wild berries, to watch boat builders or bakers at work, to sit back and listen to the lilt of local music. You are a guest of the whole island here, and whether you spend your days hiking amid raw and beautiful coastal scenery or sketching it with a local artist, it is an experience you will never forget.
3 nights at Fogo Island Inn
Fogo Island to Clarenville
You will leave your haven on Fogo Island today – unless you decide to extend...
You will leave your haven on Fogo Island today – unless you decide to extend your visit – and will drive back towards St John’s. This is a good opportunity to explore Terra Nova National Park and your overnight will be close by in the small town of Clarenville.
1 night in Clarenville.
Clarenville to St. John’s & The Peninsulas
You will be heading back to St John’s today where you will drop your car...
St. John’s & The Peninsulas
You will be heading back to St John’s today where you will drop your car before your return flight back to the UK.