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Trinity, Bonavista & Port Rexton

  • Trinity, Bonavista & Port Rexton

    History, friendliness, and steadfast authenticity are woven into every aspect of the Trinity area. The town offers beautifully restored fishing rooms and saltbox houses, accommodations in historic buildings, and top-rated dining experiences. Nearby you’ll get a chance to hike along the coast on one of the province’s most popular trails. Or take a boat tour and see some of our breathtaking coastline from a different perspective as you watch for whales, birds, and icebergs.

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    • Trinity Harbour

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    Houses, museums, art galleries, and other historic buildings preserved from the 19th century fill Trinity and its surrounding communities. Find your way using old-fashioned street signage marked in calligraphy, watch a blacksmith at work, and visit the Cooperage to learn about barrel making. You can tour the filming locations of The Shipping News and Random Passage, and rest atop a cliff and look out over the ocean, as did Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, and Dame Judi Dench.

    Trinity's historical and cultural attractions include Lester-Garland House, Mercantile Building Provincial Historic Site and Church of the Most Holy Trinity.

    When Italian explorer Giovanni Caboto (or John Cabot as he is locally known) first discovered North America in 1497, his first words were “O buono vista!” When translated into English, this phrase means “Oh happy sight!”, which is certainly fitting for what would become the town of Bonavista, the historic site of Cabot's landing.

    Small huddles of houses, new and old, sit alongside rocky shores, pebble beaches, and picturesque fishing boats. Dense forest becomes amazing shoreline, frequently visited by whales, seabirds, and icebergs.

    At the Dungeon, the cliffs drop away into a mammoth sinkhole with two seaward channels, the result of years of ocean erosion. In fact, throughout the peninsula the ancient past is recorded in the land and seascapes. At the harbour, step inside a full-scale replica of Matthew, Cabot’s ship, and imagine how the explorer felt on his epic voyage to North America.

    Catch a glimpse of 10,000-year-old icebergs from the top of the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site, and gaze over the horizon where lightkeepers have stood watch since the 1840s. If you look close enough, you might catch a glimpse of a puffin nesting ground just behind the lighthouse or a humpback whale.

    On the waterfront, the Ryan Premises National Historic Site and the Bonavista Museum bring to life the salt fish trade – the cornerstone of Newfoundland and Labrador's economy for centuries. The nearby Mockbeggar Plantation Provincial Historic Site tells a story of the battle for Confederation.

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  • Newfoundland Explorer

    Begins in and ends in St. John's, Newfoundland

    16 Days / 15 Nights

    Departures: May to September

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Four wheel drive car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Tilting, Fogo Island

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    • Change Island

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    • Quaint Fishing Villages

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    • Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island

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    • Crow Head, Twillingate Islands

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    • Gros Morne National Park

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    Arrive St. John's

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to St. John’s. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel, located in the heart of town.

    Hotel: JAG Boutique Hotel

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    St. John's & Avalon Peninsula

    Take a drive up Signal Hill for spectacular views and a trip out to Cape Spear National Historic Site, which is the most easterly point in North America. We also suggest a visit to one of the province’s most photographed places, Quidi Vidi Village, and perhaps a stop at Quidi Vidi Brewery. On the second day, drive to Bay Bulls where you can take a boat excursion to see whales and Atlantic puffin, and maybe even an iceberg. Next it’s on to Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve, which is settled by thousands of sea birds, all nestled along the rocky shore’s edge.

    Hotel: JAG Boutique Hotel

    167Mi/268Km

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    Bonavista & Trinity

    Leaving the city, embark on a journey into the Bonavista Peninsula. In the small town of Bonavista, visit the Ryan Premises National Historic Site, the red and white striped Bonavista Lighthouse and the Matthew Legacy, a replica of John Cabot’s ship which voyaged across the Atlantic to find land in 1497. Following an overnight in Trinity, spend your day exploring the enchanting village, with its restored pastel coloured clapboard houses. Join the Trinity Pageant, a walking theatre that meanders through the village enticing viewers to live the history of the area.

    Hotel: Artisan Inn

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    06

    Port Rexton

    Now that you have a sense of the area, venture to Port Rexton and hike the Skerwink Trail. This easy walking trail will take you along the rugged coastline for spectacular views of the surrounding villages. In the afternoon, perhaps visit Bonaventure before returning to Trinity.

    Hotel: Artisan Inn

    193Mi/310Km

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    07

    Twillingate

    Today is a scenic drive via Terra Nova National Park, home to coniferous forests, ponds, and a plethora of walking trails, to Boyd’s Cove. Here you can visit the ancient Beothuk village, which was discovered by archaeologists in the 1980’s. Once in Twillingate, why not include an afternoon Iceberg Watch boat tour for an opportunity to see icebergs, whales and a beautiful sunset?

    Hotel: Anchor Inn

    268Mi/430Km

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    Gros Morne National Park

    The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gros Morne National Park is spectacular. The park is home to quaint villages, bare topped mountains and forests populated by moose and caribou. Visit the village of Rocky Harbour and take a short hike to Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse. Ensure you include Lookout Trail which provides panoramic views of the park, and Tablelands Hiking Trail which cuts across the barren rock. Your accommodation is located in Norris Point.

    Hotel: Neddies Harbour Inn

    189Mi/303Km

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    Main Brook & L’Anse aux Meadows

    Heading toward St. Anthony, make a stop at Port Au Choix National Historic Site where three ancient cemeteries of the Maritime Archaic People were discovered. On the second day, visit L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the earliest European settlement in the Americas. We suggest a walk to the original village to see the full scale replicas of Norse buildings.

    Hotel: Tuckamore Lodge

    249Mi/401Km

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    Steady Brook

    Make your way back down the peninsula to Steady Brook. This picturesque community is surrounded by beautiful mountains and has the Humber River flowing through its heart. We’ve included a second day so you can explore the Humber Valley and Bay of Islands.

    Hotel: Marble Inn Resort

    158Mi/255Km

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    Grand Falls-Windsor

    Crossing the island into central Newfoundland, an oasis awaits in the tranquil setting of Grand Falls-Windsor.

    Hotel: Riverfront Chalets

    266Mi/427Km

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    St. John’s

    It is over 250 miles back to St. John’s, but a wonderfully scenic drive, and you are rewarded with another evening in the capital city.

    Hotel: JAG Boutique Hotel

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    16

    Journey Home

    This morning take the short ride back to St. John’s Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2355 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Luxury Newfoundland

    Begins in and ends in St John's, Newfoundland

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: May to September

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate SUV car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Colourful St John's

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    • Dining, Fogo Inn

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    • Fogo Inn

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    • Fogo Island

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    • JAG Hotel, St John's

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    • Tilting, Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador 2

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    Day
    01

    Arrive St John's

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to St John's International Airport. Upon arrival, collect your hire car and transfer independently to the the JAG Boutique Hotel.

    Hotel: JAG Boutique Hotel

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    St John's

    Today is yours to explore the charming city of St John's. Take a drive up Signal Hill for spectacular views and a trip out to Cape Spear National Historic Site, which is the most easterly point in North America. We also suggest a visit to one of the province’s most photographed places, Quidi Vidi Village, and perhaps a stop at Quidi Vidi Brewery.

    Hotel: JAG Boutique Hotel

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    Trinity

    Leaving the city, embark on a journey into the Bonavista Peninsula. In the small town of Bonavista, visit the Ryan Premises National Historic Site, the red and white striped Bonavista Lighthouse and the Matthew Legacy, a replica of John Cabot’s ship which voyaged across the Atlantic to find land in 1497. Following an overnight in Trinity, spend your day exploring the enchanting village, with its restored pastel coloured clapboard houses. Join the Trinity Pageant, a walking theatre that meanders through the village enticing viewers to live the history of the area.

    Hotel: Artisan Inn

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    Fogo Island

    Today, you will depart Trinity for the afternoon ferry to Fogo Island. With a long maritime history, the largest offshore island of Newfoundland and Labrador is a gentle world of bright-colored clapboard houses, sea-cliff footpaths, lush forest, and warm hospitality set against a striking coastline. Your home for the next two nights is one of the most unique hotels in the world; the Fogo Island Inn. Founded by resident Fogo Islander, Zita Cobb, the Inn is made from materials native to the island and all produce is locally sourced from fellow Islanders. Enjoy an island orientation tour from a local, go berry picking and have the kitchen turn your results into jam or simply kick back in the cinema. The next few days are yours to explore this stunning island and unique hotel.

    Hotel: Fogo Island Inn

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    Take the morning ferry back to the main island of Newfoundland, before continuing your journey back to St John's. Stop en route at Gander and take in the Aviation Museum, which features displays from the famous Gander Airport, including the time when Gander played host to 6,122 passengers with nowhere to go on September 11th 2001, in one of the more heart warming stories from that day. Once back in St John's, enjoy a meal on your final night in Newfoundland.

    Hotel: JAG Boutique Hotel

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    Journey Home

    Spend the morning shopping for souvenirs before driving the short distance back to St John's Airport, ready for your onward journey back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2485 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • Trinity Dinner Theatre

    Trinity, Newfoundland

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    • Trinity Dinner Theatre

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    A feast of mischief, music, and merriment with a meal besides. You will be entertained by many of the magnificent musicians, singers, and actors in our company as they sing and play their way through the traditional songs of our culture. Music, recitations, and great comedy including the monologues of Tina Randell.


    Dinner Choice between cod au gratin dinner and roast beef dinner, children 1/2 portion of roast beef dinner, cod au gratin dinner, and chicken nuggets and fries.

    Prices

    From £40 per person

    Trinity Bay Nature Cruise

    Trinity, Newfoundland

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    • Trinity Bay Nature Cruise

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    • Humpback Whale

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    Sail from New Bonaventure to the enchanting and long abandoned communities of Kerley's Harbour, Ireland's Eye and British Harbour to name a few! Choose to return by boat or hike over highlands and alongside tumbling streams back to New Bonaventure. Be entertained by your skipper and lean tales and folklore of olde. Other highlights include; Random Passage film set, waterfalls, seabirds, whales and eagles.

    Prices

    From £73 per person