A Taste of Newfoundland

Sunday September 12 – Thursday September 16, 2021

The vibrant culture of Newfoundland is unlike that of any other place in Canada. This four-night, five-day tour in and around the capital of St. John’s showcases the unique food, culture and fun this part of our country has to offer. "The Rock” is Canada’s youngest province, St. John’s the oldest city in North America, and home to the friendliest people you’ll meet! 

St. John’s is recognized as Canada’s “go to” food destination by chefs, The Globe and Mail and is home to three of the Top 10 restaurants in Canada, awarded by EnRoute Magazine. We’ll have meals with a Newfoundland focus including our farewell dinner at a top restaurant in St. John’s paired with wines and you’ll experience the amazing food being created by these chefs.  

This is an exclusive itinerary, limited to 15 people.  There is a blend of guided activities and free time to relax and explore on your own. The customized nature of this trip means that when you come on the “Taste of Newfoundland” you can be sure you will have a unique experience and great stories to share.  

At the end of this tour participants are welcome to join the Maritime Medley tour that begins September 16 in Fredericton, NB.. 

BOOKING INFORMATION

September 12 - 16, 2021

Land only: $2,775.00 + 15% tax based on double occupancy

Single supplement: $275.00 + 15% tax.

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*If the tour is SOLD OUT, please contact us to be added to the waitlist.


ITINERARY

Day 1 - Sunday, September 12: Arrival (D)

Arrive in St. John’s where you will be greeted by your “Local” tour guide who will provide a warm welcome, baggage service and an expert and entertaining interpretation on the short drive to your downtown hotel, The Jag, St. John’s premiere boutique hotel.  Tonight we enjoy a welcome dinner.

Day 2 - Monday, September 13: St. John's (B, D)

An historic tour of St. John’s will provide a brilliant interpretation of North America’s oldest city. Visit Cabot Tower and Signal Hill to view the harbour’s "Narrows" and admire the architecture of old St. John's; including the famous ‘Jelly Bean Houses’. We will visit Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point of land in North America. We will also stop for aNewfoundland Chocolate company tasting. Dinner tonight is on George Street, a street of nothing other than pubs and bars. We will enjoy some local pub fare as well as some Newfoundland music and entertainment.

Day 3 - Tuesday, September 14: Excursion around the Bay (B, L, D)

Today we take an “Excursion around the Bay” to visit the pretty outport communities that
sprinkle the shores of Conception Bay; a region teeming with amazing stories about ancient
pirates, WW2 submarine attacks, the dawn of transatlantic aviation, arctic exploration, North
America’s first European colony and an Irish migration like no other in the world. We’ll enjoy plenty of inspiring stops with brilliant photo opportunities, foodie delights and fun characters. This is a true Newfoundland experience that everyone who “Comes From Away” will embrace. We will end our day with a visit at The Newfoundland Distillery in Clarke’s Beach for a tasting. This evening we will enjoy another organized dinner.

Day 4 - Wednesday, September 15: St. John's (B, L. D)

This morning we learn how to make traditional seafood chowder with a local chef. The afternoon is left free to explore the many historic exhibits, walking trails, boutique shops and galleries that surround your hotel. We will share our farewell dinner at an exceptional location followed by a Screech In and a sing song to end off the night.

Day 5 - Thursday, September 16: Morning in ST. John's and Transfer to Airport (B)

This morning we will visit “The Rooms” which houses the provincial art gallery, museum and archives. A visit here is a great way to round off our visit to this special part of Canada. Transfer to the airport for a late afternoon flight. As you fly homeward it will be with many delightful memories of an authentic Newfoundland experience that will be recalled for years to come.
NOTE: The actual schedule may change depending on weather. With some activities being outdoors, we may move things around to try and have the best days for these activities.

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INCLUDED

- Services of McCarthy’s Party local Newfoundland guide - Hotel for 4 nights in the Jag Boutique Hotel - Four breakfasts - Two lunches - Four dinners - All scheduled activities above - Our Tour Leader, supporting all along the way. - Transportation to and from the airport in St. John’s and during the trip - Porterage of one suitcase per person - A gratuity for the coach driver.

NOT INCLUDED

- Airfare - All items of a personal nature. - Extra beverages with dinner, and meals other than those outlined above - Flights - Travel insurance. Please contact the office for rates.

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