Ferryland to Fogo Eastern Newfoundland Adventure

9

days

starting from US $4,472per person

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Newfoundland Adventure Begins – Arrive in St. John’s
Upon arrival in St. John’s you’ll pick up a rental car. One of the oldest cities in North America, this lively city has many fascinating haunts and hidden gems, and makes for an excellent culinary adventure. With the highest concentration of pubs per capita on the continent, a visit to St. John’s isn’t complete without a visit to the infamous George Street! Overnight in St. John’s in a charming historic hotel.

Day 2 – The Avalon Region
Today, explore the enchanting Avalon region. Choose from the following 3 options:

• Option 1: Puffin and Whale Boat Cruise
Today, travel south to the beautiful Witless Bay Ecological Reserve with naturalist guides. Witless Bay is home to over 2.5 million seabirds including over 300,000 pairs of Atlantic Puffins, and is also one of the best feeding areas for whales in Atlantic Canada. When in season, you’ll see icebergs lazily float by.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: Sea Kayaking
Stretch your legs (and arms) today on a private kayak tour along the Avalon Peninsula’s gorgeous coastline. Explore hidden coves and secret caves with a backdrop of icebergs, puffins, and whales and a delicious picnic lunch. Don’t forget your camera!
Activity rating: Moderate to challenging (depending on your ability)


• Option 3: Ferryland Picnic
Start your exploration of Newfoundland with a drive along the scenic Avalon Peninsula. Then you’ll walk for 30 minutes to a backdrop of crashing surf, sea birds, and endless sky. Arrive at the Ferryland Lighthouse, where you’ll pick up your mouthwatering picnic including wholesome, homemade delights. Simply sit and savour one of the most beautiful locations in the world.
Activity rating: Moderate

Featured Dinner
Relax and enjoy a 3 course dinner this evening at a local restaurant located on St. John’s famous Water Street. Be treated like a star with a humbled approach and a unique twist to farm-to-table fare.

Day 3 – St. John’s to Trinity
Depart St. John’s and savour the drive to the tiny coastal town of Trinity, along the scenic Conception Bay coastal drive. On a clear day, you will be able to see the still active Bell Island Lighthouse. Make your way northeast to the Bonavista Peninsula and on to the cultural capital of Newfoundland – Trinity.

Feature Dinner in Trinity
We have arranged for a delectable meal at your accommodation’s acclaimed restaurant tonight – a welcome delight after a day of exploring! Overnight in Trinity.

Day 4 – Explore Trinity
Choose from the following 3 options to explore the area today:

• Option 1: Bonavista Historic Boat Tour
Join a local fisherman on a fascinating journey through time. Travel past the craggy cliffs and abandoned communities of enchanting Kerley's Harbour, Ireland's Eye, and British Harbour. Listen to stories of life in these tiny fishing communities and the ‘resettlement’ of thousands of Newfoundlanders in the mid-1900s. Your skipper will regale you with tales while you cruise past a backdrop of icebergs, whales, and sea birds (note - peak iceberg viewing occurs in June). Choose to return by boat or hike over the highlands and alongside tumbling streams.
Activity rating: Easy - Moderate

• Option 2: Trinity Historic Walking Tour
Let your guide immerse you in the stories of this 500-year-old town - unusual deaths, crimes and their punishments, tragic shipwrecks and other disasters. You’ll learn about the different peoples that contributed to Trinity’s history while meandering the paths and streets of the town.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 3: Naturalist-Led Puffin Hike
On a 3-km walk, learn about heathland plant ecology and be captivated by the rugged beauty of the Bonavista Peninsula. At Puffin Island, you’ll be greeted by a chorus of seabird sounds mingling with the sound of waves crashing against the cliffs. If you are lucky you will get very close to puffins - sometimes just a few feet from them.
Activity rating: Moderate

Feature Dinner in Trinity
We have arranged yet another dinner in Trinity for you tonight at one of the best restaurants in town!

Insider tip: Ask us about the famous Rising Tide Theatre! Depending on which day of the week you visit, you can participate in one of their walking pageants through town, or indulge in a full dinner theatre.

Day 5 – Trinity to Fogo Island
Today you will depart Trinity and head west to rugged and wild Fogo Island and its tiny historic fishing villages. En route keep your eyes open for ospreys, eagles, lynx and moose. Situated where slabs of granite meet the moody North Atlantic, the luxurious Fogo Island Inn is an innovative community project, with 100% of profits being reinvested in the local economy.

You’ll be welcomed with a dinner this evening in the vaulted-ceiling dining room, offering unparalleled vistas of sunsets, storms, and the iceberg-littered Atlantic. All meals are included in your stay.

While at the inn, enjoy creative cuisine inspired by local ingredients. Your food will be harvested from the island’s peaty soils, foraged from the salt-sprayed shoreline and wild-berry patches, fished from local waters, and raised and hunted regionally. Overnight on Fogo Island.

Day 6 & 7 – Explore Fogo Island
The crowning jewel of Fogo is the inn, but that’s just the beginning of your experience on this isolated and beautiful island. The still-wild landscape has caribou to track, hills of berries to forage, nature trails to explore, and a fascinating cultural backdrop. Hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, berry picking, cultural experiences and iceberg spotting are just a small selection of the activities available. Overnight on Fogo Island.

Day 8 – Fogo Island to St. John’s
Say goodbye to Fogo Island, as you return to the mainland. The drive back to St. John’s will take you a good part of the day, so be sure to go for a relaxing and celebratory farewell dinner on your last evening in St. John’s. Overnight in St. John’s.

Note - ask about the option to drop your car in Gander, and fly onwards from there!

Day 9 – Depart St. John’s
With fond memories made, depart Newfoundland today.

Common Questions

Will it be cold when I visit Canada in summer?

The temperature varies from mild to hot, depending on location. Northern Canada will range between 50°F to 64°F (10°C – 18°C) in summer. The interior of BC, prairies, Ontario and Quebec can reach temperatures around 95°F (35°C). Canada's west coast, mountain regions, and Maritimes enjoy milder summer temperatures. They range on average from 59°F to 77°F (15°C – 25°C).

What are the best ways to travel around Canada on my vacation?

Canada has a network of spectacular roadways, train routes, ferry crossings, and float planes. We can arrange for you to travel by car or to sit back and relax.

Is it safe to drive in the mountains?

New visitors will drive with ease because of the wide and well maintained roadways. We'll ensure your trip includes the most spectacular and safest routes throughout your trip.

When is the best time to see wildlife?

That depends on the destination and type. As a rule, the main feeding and migration seasons are best for wildlife experiences. Tell us which animals interest you and we'll make your trip coincide with the best viewing season.

Are your tours escorted?

No, but you'll feel like it is with all your connections and experiences prearranged. Our clients love the freedom and flexibility it gives them. Some of our wildlife experiences are small group tours led by specialist guides.

What's Included

Here are the things to look forward to on this trip...

Stay at luxurious Fogo Island Inn - Stay at luxurious Fogo Island Inn
Stay at luxurious Fogo Island Inn
Freedom of a car rental - Freedom of a car rental
Freedom of a car rental
Distinctively Newfoundland gourmet meals - Distinctively Newfoundland gourmet meals
Distinctively Newfoundland gourmet meals
Gourmet picnics on many tour options - Gourmet picnics on many tour options
Gourmet picnics on many tour options
Hotel Inclusions:
• 8 nights of hotel & inn accommodation

St. John’s Experiences:
• Choose 1 of the following 3 activities:
1. Ferryland Lighthouse Picnic Lunch (runs Wed to Sun)
2. Private Kayak Tour
3. Whale and Puffin Boat Cruise
• 3-course dinner

Trinity Experiences:
• Choose 1 of the following 3 activities:
1. Historic Walking Tour of Trinity (does not run Sundays)
2. Bonavista Historic Boat Tour
3. Guided Puffin Hike

Additional Meal Inclusions:
• Two Feature Dinners in Trinity
• All meals at Fogo Island Inn - starting with dinner on arrival day and ending with breakfast on day of departure

Transportation Inclusions:
• Intermediate SUV Rental, including Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), airport surcharges, unlimited Kilometres, Third Party Liability Insurance Coverage (up to $1 million), fee for 1 additional driver, and vehicle licensing fee

Other Inclusions:
• A personalized Fresh Tracks Canada documentation kit
• Friendly and dedicated Fresh Tracks Canada customer service

Not Included:
• Meals, other than those mentioned
• Ferry to Fogo Island, approx. $35 (payable locally)
• Gratuities
• Airfare (but please don’t hesitate to ask for help)
• Fuel and refueling fees, Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), Personal Effects Coverage (PEC), GPS, LDW deductible of up to $500 depending on car type, Fee for drivers under the age of 25
• Trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended)
• Canadian sales taxes

Seasonal Restrictions:
• Trinity Historic Walking Tour is available from June 28 start date
• Please enquire about available dates for Trinity pageant or dinner theatre
• Puffin Hike runs until August 31

 

Not Included

• Meals, other than those mentioned
• Gratuities, other than those mentioned
• Airfare (but please don’t hesitate to ask for help)
• Fuel and refueling fees
• Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
• Personal Effects Coverage (PEC)
• GPS
• LDW deductible of up to $500 depending on car type
• Fee for drivers under the age of 25
• Trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended)
• Canadian federal taxes

 

 

Customize this trip a little, or a lot...

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize this trip by adding some amazing side trips & activities, like...

Explore Western Newfoundland
Explore Western Newfoundland
Add-on additional wildlife viewing opportunities
Add-on additional wildlife viewing opportunities
Visit charming Nova Scotia
Visit charming Nova Scotia
Relax on beautiful Prince Edward Island
Relax on beautiful Prince Edward Island
• Extend your stay with a visit to wild and wonderful Western Newfoundland.
• Add additional wildlife viewing tours to your journey
• Travel by air or sea to Nova Scotia and PEI and continue to explore the maritime provinces

Accommodation Options

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

Murray Premises Hotel - ExteriorMurray Premises Hotel - Queen Bed RoomMurray Premises Hotel - Executive King RoomMurray Premises Hotel - Outdoor CourtyardMurray Premises Hotel - Hotel Lobby

Murray Premises Hotel

An example of our Superior accommodations

The Murray Premises boutique Hotel is located in a National Historic Site on the St. John's waterfront, and has served many central roles over the centuries. The luxuriously renovated rooms radiate character through exposed 19th century wooden beams and unique brick walls. The hotel is minutes' walk from eateries, quaint shops, and lively pubs.

Fisher’s Loft Inn - View of Fishers Loft Inn

Fisher’s Loft Inn

An example of our Inn accommodations

Nestled amid the hills on a winding, quiet back lane, Fishers' Loft is a 4½ star inn, overlooking the old fishing and boat-building harbour of Ship Cove. A picturesque fishing port in Port Rexton, the inn is in the perfect spot to enjoy nearby Skerwink Trail, Trinity Bay or head to Terra Nova National Park and Golf Course.

Fogo Island Inn - ExteriorFogo Island Inn - Guest Suite with wood-burning stoveFogo Island Inn - RestaurantFogo Island Inn - Hot TubFogo Island Inn - Hotel Lobby

Fogo Island Inn

An example of our Deluxe accommodations

Located off the rugged Northeast Coast of Newfoundland, the Fogo Island Inn sites along Iceberg Alley. With unique eco-friendly architecture, perched high on a rocky promontory, the hotel offers floor to ceiling views of sea and sky. The comfortable rooms offer a design both traditional and modern. Discover the bounty of the island with dishes inspired by ingredients harvested on the island.

 

Trip Start Dates

Daily departures from May 27 to September 15, 2018

Price Notes:
• Prices are per person
• Double refers to two people occupying a room
• Please call for triple and child rates

Trip Prices

Prices listed may vary by departure date, hotel class and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our travel advisors to get a personalized quote.

Newfoundland Inns
Unique Experiences
from US $4,472to US $4,830per person

Our carefully selected local experiences will bring your vacation to life. Whether you want to explore with your taste buds, experience culture first-hand, or get out and challenge yourself, we’ll ensure you have the best guides to make it happen.

What we love about this trip

Unique culinary experiences such as the Ferryland Picnic

Newfoundland’s wild, rugged beauty

Discover wildlife such as puffins and whales

Stay at the one-of-a-kind Fogo Island Inn, plus unique heritage inns

Enthralling folklore & history

Experience lively St. John’s, charming Trinity, and remote Fogo Island

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On this nine day adventure, immerse yourself in the spirit of eastern Newfoundland. Explore puffins, whales, and icebergs, and hear tales of life on “The Rock” from those who’ve lived and fished it. To top it off, sample culinary delights in the most unexpected of places – in hidden historic gems, beside tumbling waterfalls, and from a spectacular dining room perched on the edge of the Atlantic.

Trip Outline

Arrive St. John’s 2 nights St. John’s 2 nights Trinity 3 nights Fogo Island 1 night St. John’s Depart St. John’s

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