St. John’s, Newfoundland Experience

North America’s oldest city sits on the steep slopes of a snug and sheltered harbour. With jelly-bean-coloured row houses lining the hilly streets, the city begs comparisons to San Francisco – though in miniature. It is also home to artists, musicians, cutting-edge eateries, inflated real estate and young, iPhone-using denizens. Yet the vibe of Newfoundland’s largest city and capital remains refreshingly small-town.

Highlights include a jaunt up Signal Hill, with its sweeping views of the harbour, and listening to live music and hoisting a pint (or shot of rum) in pubs along George St. Many visitors take advantage of the city’s excellent dining and lodging options by making St John’s their base camp for exploring the Avalon Peninsula. Cape Spear, Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and Ferryland are among the easy day trips.

From €839pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Dublin to St. John's
  • 4 NIGHTS 4* in standard accommodation including continental breakfast
  • Historical St. John’s and Cape Spear Tour
  • Iceberg Quest Boat Tour
  • Price based on 2 adults sharing, travelling September 2018
  • Quote Ref: 1560569

Staff Tips

The capital is home to a vibrant nightlife, amazing food, and the bright houses of Jellybean Row. The port city is a charming mix of old and new, and you’ll have no trouble filling your days – whether you stay around town or take a day trip to see the sights nearby.

Adrienne Keogh

General Manager Reservations and Operations

Your Adventure...

  • Day 1

    Fly direct from Dublin to St. Johns and upon arrival make your own way to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city. In the evening you can head out for some fine dining and some rollicking experiences.
    Overnight in St. John’s at the Super 8 St. John’s. Continental breakfast included.

  • Day 2

    Today you head off on a Historical St. John’s and Cape Spear Tour (3 hours). This is a great orientation of the city, as well as the most Easterly point in North America. You will be driven to the National Historic site of Cape Spear; where you may walk to through a World War II gun battery, look for whales at the most Easterly point in North America, while having a chance to visit to oldest standing light house in North America. Then we will head back into the city to see the beautiful view on top of Signal Hill while hearing the historic tales of North America's oldest colony. Other stops include Quidi Vidi Village, Government House, the Roman Catholic Cathedral and an orientation of the shops and restaurants of downtown St. John's.
    Overnight in St. John’s at the Super 8 St. John’s. Continental breakfast included.

  • Day 3

    Today is free for you to explore the city on your own. We would suggest you visit the Johnson Geo Centre which is situated up Signal Hill Road approximately 1 Km from downtown. Nowhere in the world can geo-history, going back to the birth of the earth, be accessed so easily as in Newfoundland, and the Geo Centre does a grand job of making snore-worthy geological information perk up with appeal via its underground, interactive displays. The exhibits include the Solar System, Amazing Earth Theatre and The Titanic Story.
    Overnight in St. John’s at the Super 8 St. John’s. Continental breakfast included.

  • Day 4

    Today you take the two-hour Iceberg Quest Boat Tour a narrated tour will enlighten and entertain you as you sail in search of icebergs and whales on a true Newfoundland cultural adventure. Depart from downtown St. John’s aboard the M.V. Cetacean Quest and sail through “The Narrows” and past Cabot Tower en route to Cape Spear. Journey through pristine waters that are home to the world’s largest concentration of humpback whales, and sail past 12,000 year old icebergs and watch as Atlantic puffins frolic along the coastlines. Experience Cape Spear from the sea, North America’s most easterly point, and discover a place where the Atlantic Ocean meets the edge of the earth. This excursion is a Signature Experience with Destination Canada
    Overnight in St. John’s at the Super 8 St. John’s. Continental breakfast included.

  • Day 5

    Today you say goodbye to St. John’s. As your flight departs late in the evening you will have plenty of time for a long lazy lunch or some last minute shopping or sightseeing before heading to the airport for your return to Ireland.

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