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St. John's, our province's capital, is the perfect combination of big-city luxury and small-town charm. As the oldest and most easterly city in North America, this is where heritage lives. Melded with culture, history, and personality, St. John's has survived two World Wars, five centuries, countless hardships and triumphs. It's become a rare, old city full of character, experience and charisma, with a contemporary, sophisticated edge.

Wander down the narrow, criss-crossing streets carved by horse and carriage over 100 years ago. Pass the colourful jellybean row houses wedged together in every space lining the sides of steep hills and hidden alleyways. Once you've meandered down to the working harbour of the waterfront, look towards the Narrows and imagine a time when the waters were brimming full with fishing schooners.

Visit Quidi Vidi, our charming village-within-a-city, which still embodies the spirit of an old fishing outport. Then, hike up nearby Signal Hill through the famous Battery, where tiny wooden homes still cling valiantly to cliffsides ravaged by ocean waves. The unmistakable, iconic Cabot Tower guards the top of Signal Hill, where military men guarded our shores throughout the 1700s and 1800s. Here, Marconi famously received his first transmission across the Atlantic in 1901. Look out over the cliffs and watch the city's harbour and captivating skyline spread out before you. Perched on the top of the horizon is The Rooms, home to our provincial museum, art gallery and archives, standing next to the striking twin clock towers of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist.

As you explore the history of this place, shop at the many fine boutiques, shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs, and art galleries lining our streets. In the evening, sit back, relax, and enjoy live music or local theatre where actors will whisk you away to another place and time.

George Street

For nightlife excitement, head to the famous George Street. Here, clubs, pubs, bars, and restaurants are stacked and crammed. Every evening, George Street blazes with energy, especially during the George Street Festival – five days and nights of dynamic musical entertainment. For more information on George Street and upcoming events on the street visit the George Street Association website.

Here in St. John's, courteous and lively people will treat you as friends – willing to send you in the right direction, help you on your way, or even take you there. Always happy to tell a tale, no matter how tall, just to make you smile. Certainly, this city is like no other.

Getting Here:

St. John's, the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador, is the most easterly point in North America, located at the beginning of the Trans-Canada Highway Route 1, just 3 hours from Toronto, 4 from New York and 4.5 from London England.

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City of St. John's Official Website

Starting at $95 Per Person
Set sail on an Award Winning Boat Tour that will leave you breathless. View 1/2 a million Atlantic Puffins at the Witless Bay Eco Reserve, watch playful Humpback Whales and sail past 10,000 year old Icebergs. Enjoy a beer tasting of 7 Award Winning ales and lagers at Quidi Vidi Brewery while learning the history of the charming fishing village.

*Full brewery tour available on Saturday’s and Sunday’s

Package includes: 2 hour boat tour, return shuttle service, brewery tasting, 2 pack QV beer.

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O'Brien's Whale and Bird Tours

Starting at $235 Per Person
Three hour exclusive audience with the whales for you and up to 5 of your closest friends. An intimate adventure in one of nature’s most awesome places hosted by senior naturalist. Includes a relaxing picnic lunch in a secluded cove. Relax to sounds of the waves lapping on the shore and the crash of nearby waterfalls. Lunch includes complimentary wine and local micro brewed beer.

Cruise in comfort aboard our 26' catamaran - washroom equipped. All safety equipment provided.

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Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch

Starting at $2490 Per Person
Multi-region
The key we give you to three restored coastal homes unlocks more than doors. It opens what National Geographic Traveler calls “one of the world’s most transformative travel experiences.” Meet the local characters whose spirit and wit gives their neighbours endless glee. With our home-grown guide book written for the trip and an unlimited distance vehicle, find the places you want to see, get close to wildlife, and hike trails to pristine spots that transform the spirit.
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CapeRace Cultural Adventures Inc.

Starting at $81 Per Person
90-minute cruise to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve - home to the Atlantic Puffin and the best whale watching in North America. Fun! Exciting! Family friendly!

Great hosts and the best whale spotting record.

Join Gatherall's Puffin & Whale Watch for an unforgettable voyage to nature's ocean playground. Leave the driving to us. Transportation from/to St. John's hotels included. Gatherall's catamaran is the largest and most comfortable tour boat in NL. Transport Canada Certified.

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Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch

Starting at $2190 Per Person
Multi-region
An escorted vacation of Newfoundland and Labrador conducted by a local guide. Visit the coast of Labrador, the Viking Villages in L’Anse aux Meadows, Gros Morne National Park and Red Bay – all UNESCO World Heritage sites. View icebergs & whales, walk the spectacular coastlines and meet the people of the quaint fishing villages along our north and western coasts. Your local host will regale you with our vibrant history, ecology, culture, language and songs from this unique corner of the planet.
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McCarthy's Party Tours

Starting at $100 Per Person
Sit back, relax and enjoy the view as the largest population of Humpback Whales breach and frolic right before your eyes! You may even witness a rare double breach. Cruise to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to 1/2 a million Atlantic Puffins and millions of other seabirds. Feel the chill as you sail past towering icebergs. Take in the beauty of National Geographic's Top Coastal Destination.

Package includes 2 hr Award Winning Boat Tour, shuttle service from St. John's, 1 Iceberg beer

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O'Brien's Whale and Bird Tours

Starting at $3100 Per Person
North America's largest puffin colony and members of the world's largest humpback whale gathering headline a week-long holiday rich with the flavours and culture of Newfoundland. Great hotels, icebergs, lighthouses, orchids, sperm whales, caribou, and the New World's first city are also on the itinerary.

Immerse yourself in the colours, flavours, and adventures of this dramatic destination. Join our small groups to explore the coastal headlands and to voyage with local whale researchers.

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Wildland Tours

Starting at $199.99 Per Person
Begin your adventure from a 200 year old fishing village. Puffins, Gannets and Eagles soar above, as you zip through the water, accompanied by dolphins and whales in the near distance. You may think its another whale, but the natural land-based geyser blows, you have reached the Spout. You can enjoy the splash zone from the boat, or slip into the water to explore the vibrant ecosystem below where the fish and marine life call home. Finish off with a rejuvenating natural waterfall shower.
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Ocean Quest Adventures

Starting at $250 Per Package
Capture amazing shots of the colourful architecture in downtown St. John’s. Delight in the vibrant reds, yellows, blues and pinks of the clapboard houses nestled tightly together. Tour guide (local professional photographer) Maurice Fitzgerald will take you to the most colourful streets and best vantage points. Get one-on-one photography instruction to help you get striking images of Jellybean Row. You’ll also enjoy locally made chocolate and coffee to keep those creative juices flowing.
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Far East Photography Tours

Starting at $325 Per Person
Discover a shared cooking and dining experience and spend the night at the beautiful Compton House Heritage Inn, just minutes from the downtown core in what was once the old St. John’s country. Whether you are a well-seasoned cook or a food enthusiast, we all continue to learn and I am sure we have a class to inspire you. Our classes are a mix of demonstration and hands-on and explore everything from traditional Newfoundland fare to breads and pastas, cheese making, charcuterie and butchery.
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Cod Sounds & Compton House

Starting at $429 Per Couple
Check in to one of Leaside's suites and unwind with a glass of bubbly. Await your chauffeur who will take you through scenic downtown St John's in to Quidi Vidi. You will enjoy a meal at Mallard Cottage, a one of a kind venue that showcases the provinces' vast array of wild game, seafood & produce. Later you will return to your inn where you can enjoy the rest of the evening huddled near the fireplace. The next morning awake to a hot breakfast served bedside.
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Leaside Manor

Starting at $379 Per Couple
Unwind in a luxurious double sized Jacuzzi while you sip on a glass of bubbly and indulge in some chocolate covered strawberies . Then head over to Spirit of Newfoundland Theater, where you'll be served a three course meal and enjoy the superb performances of Spirit of Newfoundland's cast. After the show, come back to a Leaside property to enjoy a night of complete romance. In the morning, enjoy a sumptuous hot breakfast
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Monastery Spa & Suites

Starting at $365 Per Person
Enter into an oasis of peace and serenity with head to toe treatments offered by our Aveda trained service providers. Starting with a Elemental nature facial and full body massage. Enjoy a light lunch in our Abbey Café while you await your pedicure and manicure to end off a luxurious day at the Monastery Spa, part of the Leaside Group.

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Monastery Spa & Suites

Starting at $82 Per Family
Breakout NL is a physical adventure game in which participants have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit. Players must be observant and use their critical thinking skills and team work to escape the room.
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Breakout NL

Starting at $2519 Per Person
Multi-region
History, scenery, culture and eccentric characters will all play an important role in your journey through Newfoundland and Labrador. Be inspired by the vivid streets of St. John’s, awed by the coastal views of the Atlantic Ocean, and uplifted by the notorious hospitality of the people who want you to love their home as much as they do.

From St. John’s, you will partake on a cross-island adventure to the coast of Labrador, visiting rural communities and small fishing villages along the way.

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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $1144 Per Person
Multi-region
A opportunity to experience the best of what the East Coast of Newfoundland has to offer, This 6 night self driving tour hits all the highlights and offers a chance to see rugged coastlines, quaint fishing villages as well as an abundance of wildlife.

Value Add - To celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday - enjoy complimentary entrance to All National Park Sites.

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Vision Atlantic Vacations

Starting at $4609 Per Person
Multi-region
Newfoundland and Labrador is often referred to as “the rock," but don’t let that rugged exterior fool you, there’s a tranquil, calming, soft side to the province as well.

We’ve designed this package especially for those who want an opportunity to catch their breath in the freshest air, with a hint of mist from the sea. Spend your days exploring magical coastlines and your evenings enjoying some of the province’s most luxurious accommodations, including three nights at Fogo Island Inn.

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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $1409 Per Person
Multi-region
Two vacations in one - Newfoundland and France! A mere 25 kilometres off the southeast coast of Newfoundland you will find the French Islands of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. This 7-night self-drive package includes expert travel advice, 7-nights' accommodation at selected properties, 7-day mid-size car rental with unlimited kilometres, admission to The Rooms and guided tours of St. John's and Saint-Pierre. Enjoy the beauty and culture of two unforgettable places in this tale of two islands.
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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $1339 Per Person
Multi-region
Explore the east and west coast of the island in this truly unforgettable 8-night self-drive adventure. Celebrate the vivid beauty of Canada’s youngest and most easterly province. This cross-island getaway promises breath-taking scenery and unforgettable hospitality, a trip not to be missed!

Package includes expert travel advice, 8 nights’ accommodation, 8 day mid-size car rental with unlimited kilometres, one hour Gros Morne orientation, a Lighthouse Picnic and admission to The Rooms.

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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $1319 Per Person
Multi-region
Wander the streets of one of North America’s oldest cities and you’ll find your heart lifted with the jellybean colours of heritage houses and by the wit and warmth of the people who live here. When it’s time to get away, you’ll head to the outports where the sea still plays an important role in everyday life. The scene here is quieter and slower, but you’ll find the welcoming attitude of the locals and the endless ocean views better than any big-city amenity.
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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $174.50 Per Person
Set sail on an adventure to explore towering sea stacks, caves and a natural-wave powered geyser. Feel the spray from waterfalls before heading back to shore. Up-close and personal whale watching is a bonus.

Next travel deep underground for a guided tour to learn about our planet’s story from its very core at the GEO CENTRE. Take the rest of the day to tour exhibits, displays and trails.

Shuttle service (to and from boat tour), Boat tour, Box lunch, GEO CENTRE Day pass, Guided Tour, Gift.

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O'Brien's Whale and Bird Tours

Starting at $124.95 Per Person
Hop aboard and explore National Geographic's Top Coastal Destination! Sail into sea caves, past towering sea stacks and view a natural wave-powered geyser. Watch the largest population of Humpback whales, in their natural environment, up-close and personal. Show times and routines vary. This geological adventure will leave you breathless!

Package includes 90-minute tour and return shuttle service (pickup at hotels and B&B's in St. John's)

*Just 25 minutes from St. John's.

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O'Brien's Whale and Bird Tours

Starting at $49 Per Person
Experience the excitement of Sea Kayaking on the Avalon Peninsula’s spectacular famous coastline with our morning, afternoon, full day or sunset tours! Our guided kayak tours explore these waters which are seasonally dotted with icebergs, seabirds, puffins and whales as they migrate south. Discover hidden coves, sea caves, waterfalls and be sure to bring along your camera to capture all the unforgettable memories. If you do not have your own transportation, we can make arrangements for you!

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The Outfitters Adventures

Starting at $6 Per Person
Can you write with a feather? The Officers of the Commissary could. Until the mid to late nineteenth century, most writing was done this way. Have a seat in the general office in Commissariat House and try it for yourself. Dip your feather in the ink to write your name or draw a picture. If you’re feeling adventurous, try writing a letter then sealing it with wax.
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Commissariat Provincial Historic Site

Starting at $975 Per Person
Multi-region
Whether you arrive or depart Newfoundland via St. John’s, our five day tour will bring you to sites where birds congregate, whales relentlessly pursue their supper, a culture comes alive & North America’s easternmost city thrives around a harbour filled with ships & history. Then to Trinity & Bonavista where gorgeous outports serve as a backdrop to theatre & museums telling our history. We will fill the days you are in the province with as many memories & experiences as you can absorb.

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Linkum Tours

Starting at $225 Per Person
Step onto our fishing premise for the day and immerse yourself in the life of a fisherman! Your day begins on the water, fishing from a dory, and learning the marks with a compass. Then try your hand at filleting your catch, cutting cod tongues or salting splits for the flake. Create a painting of your biggest fish! Finally, make a meal of fisherman's stew and while dinner is bubbling away, share stories in the stage as you knit a net and weave a withe. Something for everyone in the family!
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Fishing for Success at Island Rooms

Starting at $50 Per Person
The work of fishing is never done! And some of the most important work of fishing happens on land in the twine loft where the nets are knitted and the ropes are weaved. Enjoy this crafty, hands-on experience and learn some of the oldest skills of our ancestors. But add your own twist with new materials and textiles. Create your own keepsake of your trip to Newfoundland! Best of all? Stories, tea and homemade blueberry muffins are shared while our hands are kept busy!
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Fishing for Success at Island Rooms

Starting at $60 Per Person
The little seaside community of Petty Harbour is embraced by green hills that hold many delights! Youngsters would take to the hills to entertain themselves rolling rocks or sent with buckets to collect the berries that grow there. But they always kept bread in their pockets for the faeries! Join us on a walk-about to collect berries - blueberries or cranberries - whatever the season brings and then we'll make jam together! Discover a magical rock that no child could ever roll down the hills.
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Fishing for Success at Island Rooms

Starting at $30 Per Person
Petty Harbour is one of the oldest fishing communities having been visited by the Basques, Portuguese and French in the early 1500's. Probably earlier - because no one gives away their prime fishing spots! Our fishing families have maintained a sustainable hook & line fishery - no gillnets - for generations. Join us on a Wharf Walk to discover this history, changes to our harbour due to crab fishing, and the unique names and meanings for the buildings that line the water. We'll peek inside, too!
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Fishing for Success at Island Rooms

Starting at $75 Per Person
Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of what downtown St. John's has to offer. This three hour walking food tour will please all of your senses!

Your guide will take you to locally owned restaurants along Duckworth Street and Water Street for a delicious sampling of food, all the while entertaining you with historical stories of times gone by and new things to come.

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So-Full Food Tours

Starting at $59 Per Night
Stay longer and save more! Make a home-base and tour the East Coast all within a short drive of the Silverwood Inn. The Town of Bay Roberts offers the Heart of Heritage Tour in the Heritage District, Cellars and Songs Tour and Toutons and Tunes Tour on the Shoreline Heritage Walking Trail. You will be within a few minutes from the historic towns of Brigus and Cupids, The Irish Loop, Discovery Trail, Baccalieu Trail and only 1 hour from the capital city, St. John’s and much more.
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Silverwood Inn

Starting at $425 Per Person
Discover the East Coast Trail on a privately guided, customized tour based on your comfort. This package includes: Accommodations and a hot breakfast at the Inn

Transportation to and from the trail

Delicious lunch on the trail

Homemade dessert and a complimentary bottle of wine for the perfect end to your day.

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Best Kind Hiking Tours

Starting at $79 Per Person
Not many people can keep up with the average Newfoundlander, but it sure is fun trying. This tour is for the craft beer drinker who wants to taste it all. On this walking tour, we’ll be visiting 3 locations, touring working breweries and pairing copious beer samples with local history and a side of debauchery.

Included: Over 12 beer samples (a flight of beer at each stop!), snacks, Newfoundland Beer Drinker Certification, group snapshot, new friends, great stories, and potentially a hangover.

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St. John's Beer Tours

Starting at $59 Per Person
Spend an afternoon in the iconic Quidi Vidi Village. We’ll visit the cozy Inn of Olde, walk around the village and visit the Plantation, and end with a brewery tour, tasting and kitchen party at Quidi Vidi Brewery. The icing on the cake? The Jewish Deli will be keeping us fed! This tour has a high probability of dancing a jig.
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St. John's Beer Tours

Starting at $59 Per Person
If you’re tight on time, join us for a quick introduction to Newfoundland craft beer and find out where the locals like to drink. We’ll visit two working breweries in downtown St. John’s and taste all their mouthwatering #NLcraftbeer.
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St. John's Beer Tours

Starting at $55 Per Person
We challenge you to find an evening more exciting than one filled with axe throwing and beer tasting! On this fun-filed tour, we’ll become axe throwing pros at Jack Axes & then wander over to Mill Street Brewery to taste the local beer they’re brewing up.
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St. John's Beer Tours

Starting at $155 Per Person
Offering a selection of guided hikes that allow you to discover the stunning, coastal paths of the East Coast Trail. Hike along rugged cliffs and charming communities while looking out for icebergs, whales, and seabirds. Hikes vary in difficulty and length to suit all needs, and can be customized to fit your itinerary. Self-guided options are available for independent travelers. All guided day hikes include a delicious lunch and transportation to and from St. John's.
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Best Kind Hiking Tours

Starting at $150 Per Person
Offering a selection of guided hikes that allow you to discover the stunning, coastal paths of the East Coast Trail. Hike along rugged cliffs and charming communities while looking out for icebergs, whales, and seabirds. Hikes vary in difficulty and length to suit all needs, and can be customized to fit your itinerary. Self-guided options are available for independent travelers. All guided day hikes include a delicious lunch and transportation to and from St. John's.
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Best Kind Hiking Tours

Starting at $279.95 Per Couple
Take in the sights and sounds of scenic Newfoundland aboard O’Brien’s Award Winning Boat Tour. Learn about local history, culture and marine life during this 2 hour adventure. Come for the whales, seabirds and Newfoundland charm, enjoy the comforts of home at the newly renovated Comfort Inn Airport.

Package includes: Two-hour boat tour, one night accommodation (King or two Queen room), breakfast bar, $20.00 gift certificate for Clancy's Kitchen + Bar. Shuttle service available (extra).

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O'Brien's Whale and Bird Tours & Comfort Inn Airport

Starting at $45 Per Person
O’Brien's Music, Newfoundland's original traditional music store, is partnering with Rocket Bakery to offer a unique hands-on experience with the quintessential Newfoundland folk instrument: the button accordion!  Come and find out all about how the instrument works and we'll even help you try your hand at playing a tune!  You'll enjoy Rocket Bakery's special Kitchen Party fish cakes, salad, dessert and tea or coffee!  (Beer and wine available, too!)  $45 per person.

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O'Brien's Music

 

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