Travel to the edge of North America, where rugged landscapes, rich culture and warm hospitality await. Get to know the provincial capital of St. John’s, experience the eclectic downtown core with its colourful houses, historic sites and great restaurants on a personalized tour. Go beyond the city to explore rural outports and see epic views of the rocky coastline and the North Atlantic ocean.
Watch for whales and icebergs as you fly over the terrain in a private helicopter on the way to Joe Batt’s Arm on stunning Fogo Island. Stay at the one-of-a-kind Fogo Island Inn and get to know the culture of the island with a personal local guide and immersive community experiences.
Day 1: Exploring St. John's
Your journey begins the moment you land in St. John’s, an exceptional seaside city. A private car will pick you up at St. John’s International Airport and whisk you to the colourful downtown core, just a short drive away.
The first stop is a quick luggage drop-off at your luxurious boutique hotel, a property that blends old world charm with new world comfort, deluxe amenities, and first-rate personalized service.
Next up is a visit to Signal Hill which overlooks the harbour city and offers exceptional ocean views. Here, you’ll enjoy a stroll around the iconic Cabot Tower and explore the hilly trails leading to Quidi Vidi, a historic fishing village on the outskirts of St. John’s. It offers a nice stretch after a long flight and plenty of fresh, ocean air.
Day 2: Cape Spear & Ferryland
Accompanied by a seasoned, local guide, your driver will take the old coastal roads that lead to Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America. Here you can stand on the very edge of the continent and overlook the expansive ocean.
Enjoy a leisurely coastal hike followed by an interior tour of one of the world’s most famous lighthouses. From there, you’ll board the helicopter and head to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, experiencing colourful fishing villages, whales, and maybe even icebergs along the way.
Once in the heart of the Irish Loop, there are several options to consider, including a private small boat tour around the islands in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to hundreds of thousands of nesting, feeding, and soaring seabirds.
A gourmet picnic lunch from Ferryland Lighthouse Picnics will be served to your blanket set atop the cliffs overlooking the sea. Another special place to enjoy the acrobatic displays of whales and dolphins.
Or you can spend your second day on a coastal kayaking and hiking adventure, where you’ll paddle alongside whales, inside caves, and under waterfalls. Guests choosing this option can look forward to gourmet lunch on a deserted beach and an afternoon enjoying some of the most spectacular coastal hiking in the world.
The evening will be spent back in St. John’s, where, if the mood strikes, you can take in lively Celtic music in a variety of welcoming Irish pubs, for a rollicking Newfoundland time that will dance in your heart for years to come
Day 3: Journey to Fogo Island
Enjoy an unforgettable morning helicopter ride along the northeast coast on the way to Fogo Island. Whales and icebergs are a common sight along this remote route. The afternoon includes local entertainment with a walk around Joe Batt’s Arm, a scenic fishing village. Here you can meander along many coastal trails offering rugged views.
Then you can make your way to a classic Newfoundland kitchen party, complete with local fiddlers playing traditional jigs and reels. It’s a quintessential Newfoundland experience that offers a glimpse into life on the island before confederation with Canada.
After an epic day of scenic touring, island hopping, foot-stomping music, guests will enjoy a relaxing night at the renowned Fogo Island Inn, named one of the top hotels in the world by the New York Times.
Day 4-6: Exploring Fogo Island
As a guest of the Fogo Island Inn, you can choose from a myriad of expertly curated activities, including active adventures, culture connections, nature and wildlife, cuisine, community immersion and many more. End the day with a gourmet dinner in the inn’s elegant dining room overlooking the sea. Based on locally sourced ingredients such as hearty berries, edible plants, root vegetables, North Atlantic seafood, and sumptuous wild game, every dish reflects one of Fogo’s seven seasons and tells a story about the unique culture and heritage of
Day 7: Departure
Take one final trip via helicopter over the scenic interior landscape of Newfoundland to transport you to Gander International Airport for your return flight home.