As Canada's most easterly province, the island of Newfoundland is situated on the North Atlantic, with St. John's as its provincial capital. The city of St. John's is on Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula, and is the oldest city in North America. It has always been a busy fishing port with a good natural harbor bounded by hills. Its history and cultural spirit show strong Irish and Scottish influences evident in its pubs and music. The surrounding land is rugged, with a dramatic coastline heavily indented with bays and inlets, which give way to an interior terrain of wild mountains, hills, lakes and rivers.
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Walking Tour of St. John's
2 hours | St. John's | YYT-380Y Y T - 3 8 0
Basilica of St. John the Baptist
This narrated stroll through St. John's is an excellent way to get acquainted with this historic city. Tour the downtown core of "North America's Oldest City," and marvel at the colorful buildings, cultural sights and St. John's distinct architectural style, which reflects the city's spirit and ingenuity.
Enjoy the natural wonders surrounding the historic city of St. John's on this coastal hike where the trail features rugged coastal vistas and geological wonders, such as giant boulders carved by glaciers that once existed thousands of years ago.
St. John's Highlights, Signal Hill & Historic Church
2.25 hours | St. John's | YYT-105Y Y T - 1 0 5
Enjoy a guided drive through St. John's to see the historic highlights around town on this excursion. Visit Signal Hill where Marconi received the first transatlantic transmission, tour the National Historic Church and view the birthplace of the British Empire.
Enjoy the rugged coastal beauty of Newfoundland with a scenic drive to the Cape Spear Lighthouse where a panoramic view awaits. Then discover St. John's on a tour of the historic highlights around town.
Newfoundland has so many geological wonders and is often referred to as the "Galapagos of Geology." Discover these marvels of nature at the fascinating Johnson GEO CENTRE, a world-class museum, interactive exhibition and educational facility.
Get in the "spirit" on this half-day tour that reveals St. John's traditions and history through the tasting of its legendary rum, lagers and ales. Learn about rum production, sample several variations, and then pass through the small fishing village of Quidi Vidi en route to a local brewery for beer tasting. Conclude with a "Screech-In" ceremony, where you'll become an honorary Newfoundlander!