Cape Spear Lighthouse, St. John's & Signal Hill

3.5 hours | St. John's | Y Y T - 1 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Basilica of St. John the Baptist
  • Signal Hill
  • Cape Spear Lighthouse
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your excursion begins at the pier as you are transported along the coast on a scenic drive to visit Cape Spear and its historic lighthouse. Built in 1834, Cape Spear is Newfoundland's oldest surviving coastal lighthouse. The two-story wooden structure served as a beacon for the guidance and safety of mariners up until 1955. Located on a rocky promontory jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the lighthouse sits on the most easterly point in North America. Enjoy some free time to relax and enjoy the dramatic seascapes, visit the lighthouse or stop by the small visitor's centre to shop for souvenirs.

Upon returning to St. John's, enjoy a drive through this historic city, featuring a blending of old and new, of colorful wooden houses, sacred stone churches and striking modern structures. You'll pass by the Romanesque Basilica of St. John the Baptist and the British-colonial buildings of the Government House and St. Thomas Old Garrison Church. You'll visit historic Signal Hill. Located at the headland of St. John's Harbour, Signal Hill is the site of Cabot Tower which was built to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot's voyage of discovery. It is also the site where Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal. From here you will be able to get a panoramic view of the city, harbor and surrounding sea.

Special Notes:

There is an uphill walk and approximately 100 steps to access the Cape Spear Lighthouse
Cape Spear Lighthouse is closed for renovations and will only be viewed from the outside.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart St. John's Pier to Cape Spear

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Travel time:
00:35

Free time at Cape Spear

Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
Yes
Steps:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Drive from Cape Spear to the fishing village Petty Harbour

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Travel time:
00:35

Free time at the fishing village Petty Harbour

Time at site:
00:25
Free time at site:
25
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Drive to Signal Hill and free time

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:25
Free time at site:
25
Inside visit:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive back to the pier.

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Travel time:
00:15
Shopping available:
No