Self Drive - Taste of Newfoundland


  • Discover historic sites like Cape Spear Lighthouse, Hawthorne Cottage, Signal Hill, and Ryan Premises.
  • Immerse in nature at Terra Nova National Park and Gros Morne National Park.
  • Enjoy the Thrilling Iceberg Quest Tour in Twillingate.
  • Take West Brook Boat Tour in Gros Morne National Park.
  • Option for Viking Trails or Labrador extensions.
Set Out on a self-drive adventure through Newfoundland's rich history and breathtaking landscapes. Explore iconic sites like Cape Spear Lighthouse, Hawthorne Cottage, Signal Hill, and Ryan Premises. Immerse yourself in the pristine nature of Terra Nova and Gros Morne National Parks. Experience the excitement of an Iceberg Quest Tour in Twillingate and a scenic West Brook Boat Tour in Gros Morne. With the flexibility to opt for Viking Trails or Labrador extensions, this 10-day journey promises a perfect blend of exploration and relaxation, all at your own pace.

This tour is fully customizable

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Upon arrival in St. John's, pick up your rental car and head to the charming downtown area. Explore the city's colorful row houses and visit Signal Hill for sweeping views. St. John's has maintained its welcoming, historic atmosphere for over three centuries, making it a delightful place to explore.

Overnight in St. John’s, NL
Possibilities (Free Day)
  • Explore St. John's with The Rooms, Johnson's GEO Centre, Newman Wine Vaults, and Grand Concourse.
  • Set out on a wildlife cruise, spotting humpback whales and icebergs.
  • Witness 12,000-year-old icebergs from Greenland.
  • Enjoy encounters with elegant seabirds, including Atlantic Puffin.
You may on Free day Begin a Newfoundland tour in St. John's, where you can explore attractions like The Rooms, Johnson's GEO Centre, and Newman Wine Vaults. Take a leisurely stroll along the Grand Concourse's scenic trails. Then, embark on a thrilling wildlife cruise to witness humpback whales, icebergs, and beautiful seabirds like Atlantic Puffin. It's an adventure filled with natural wonders.

Overnight in St. John’s, NL
Driving Distance: 135 km | 83 miles.

Highlights
  • Journey south through the scenic Avalon Peninsula.
  • Visit the well-preserved Colony of Avalon Archaeology Site.
  • Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch at the Ferryland Lighthouse.
  • Explore Bay Bulls, one of Canada's oldest communities with a rich fishing history.
Explore the beautiful Avalon Peninsula, making stops along the way. Discover the historic Colony of Avalon Archaeology Site, where 17th-century ruins are impeccably preserved. For a scenic lunch, venture to the Ferryland Lighthouse. On your return to St. John's, experience the rich history of Bay Bulls, one of Canada's oldest communities with ties to fishing and unique birdlife.

Overnight in St. John’s, NL.
Driving Distance: 165 km | 102.5 miles.

Highlights
  • Visit Cape Spear and Signal Hill for stunning views.
  • Explore the Conception Bay Scenic Drive rich in pirate history.
  • Discover the charming seaside town of Brigus, with its historic sites and beautiful landscapes.
  • Trinity: A picturesque fishing community with deep historical roots and a two-night stay.
Experience breathtaking views at Cape Spear and Signal Hill. Travel along the Conception Bay Scenic Drive, where you'll delve into pirate history. Explore the charming town of Brigus, home to historical sites and stunning scenery. Then, head to Trinity, a picturesque fishing community with a rich history and your base for the next two nights.

Overnight in Clarenville, NL
Driving Distance: 140 km | 86.9 miles.

Highlights
  • Trinity Bight: A captivating destination with rich history and legends.
  • Explore Newfound weed with endless stories and adventures.
  • Convenient location for day trips to surrounding communities.
  • Discover places like Port Rexton, Elliston, Bonavista, and more.
Trinity Bight offers a captivating experience on this incredible island. Uncover stories from ancient legends and modern history, ensuring you'll never be bored. Explore surrounding communities like Port Rexton, Elliston, and Bonavista for half-day and full-day trips. The adventure and discovery never end in this rich and diverse region.

Overnight in Clarenville, NL
Driving Distance: 260 km | 161.5 miles.

Highlights
  • Explore Terra Nova National Park, known as the 'Fingers of the Sea.'
  • Discover ever-changing landscapes from rocky headlands to rolling forests.
  • Encounter ospreys, eagles, lynx, and moose in this natural wonder.
  • Drive to Twillingate, an ocean playground along Iceberg Alley with unique island culture.
Leave Trinity behind and head to Terra Nova National Park, where you'll experience the dynamic beauty of the 'Fingers of the Sea.' The park showcases a landscape that transitions from rugged coastal cliffs to rolling forested hills. Look out for wildlife like ospreys, eagles, lynx, and moose. Continue your journey through Central Newfoundland, exploring charming coves, inlets, and fishing villages along the way. Your next stop is Twillingate, an ocean playground along Iceberg Alley, offering opportunities to witness icebergs, whales, and a unique island culture. Enjoy the drive and the natural wonders of this scenic route.

Overnight in Twillingate, NL
Driving Distance: 165 km | 102.5 miles.

Highlights
  • Twillingate: Rugged coastline, picturesque streets, and wildlife including whales, dolphins, seals, seabirds, and icebergs.
  • Long Point Lighthouse offers panoramic views over Notre Dame Bay.
  • Take boat expeditions for up-close whale encounters and enjoy kayaking and hiking.
  • Visit Fogo & Change Islands with unique communities, traditional structures, and vibrant arts and culture.
Twillingate, with its rugged coastline, charming streets, and abundant wildlife, is a quintessential Newfoundland and Labrador outport. Witness whales, dolphins, seals, seabirds, and icebergs along Iceberg Alley. Don't miss Long Point Lighthouse for breathtaking views. Explore by boat, kayak, and hiking, and savor the local cuisine. While in Twillingate, take a side trip to Fogo and Change Islands, where you'll encounter distinct communities, unchanged fishing sheds, and inspiring modern studios. Discover the rich heritage of the Newfoundland Pony and immerse yourself in the vibrant arts and culture of these unique islands.

Overnight in Twillingate, NL
Driving Distance: 388 km | 241 miles.

Highlights
  • Journey west through contrasting scenery to Deer Lake.
  • Drive north to Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Explore the south side, visit the Discovery Centre, Woody Point, and Trout River.
  • Gros Morne: Hiker's paradise with over 19 trails catering to all abilities.
Depart from the Central Region of Newfoundland and venture west through diverse landscapes towards Deer Lake. Continue north to Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for its geological wonders. Discover the park's southern side, including the Discovery Centre, charming communities like Woody Point and Trout River, and an extensive network of hiking trails suitable for all levels of hikers. Gros Morne National Park is a breathtaking destination for adventure and exploration.

Overnight in Rocky Harbour, NL
Driving Distance:  89 km | 55.3 miles | approx. 2 hours of driving.

Highlights
  • Explore the scenic communities of Norris Point and Rocky Harbour.
  • Visit Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and Bonne Bay Marine Station.
  • Enjoy the Western Brook Pond Fjord Boat Tour for spectacular views.
  • Gros Morne National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Site offering unique outdoor activities, including hiking and boat tours.
Discover the beauty of the north side of Gros Morne National Park, with highlights like Norris Point and Rocky Harbour. Explore the park's unique features, such as Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and Bonne Bay Marine Station. In the afternoon, embark on the breathtaking Western Brook Pond Fjord Boat Tour, the perfect way to witness the park's spectacular Western Brook Gorge. Gros Morne National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking. You can also choose the Western Brook Pond Scenic Boat Tour but be prepared for a 45-minute walk to the dock and back.

Overnight in Rocky Harbour, NL

Depart Gros Morne National Park and drive to Deer Lake Airport where you will drop off your rental car, ready for your onward journey. (This morning marks the end of your self-drive tour. Hotel check-out time is at 11 AM. After checking out, drive to the airport and return your rental car.)

End of your Self Drive- Taste of Newfoundland Tour.

Inclusions

  • 9 nights accommodations.
  • Rental of mid-size car.  Option to upgrade offered, Charges will apply.
  • One-way Drop-off Fee.
  • Unlimited Mileage.
  • Rental Car Insurance (CDW/LDW). Minimum deductible applies. Please review FAQ.
  • Admissions to Cape Spear Lighthouse National. Historic Site.
  • Admissions to Hawthorne Cottage National Historic. Site & Admissions to Signal Hill National Historic Site.
  • Admissions to Ryan Premises National Historic Site.
  • Admissions to Terra Nova National Park.
  • Twillingate - Iceberg Quest Ocean Tour.
  • Admissions to Gros Morne National Park.
  • Western Brook Boat Tour in the Gros Morne National Park.  Should be ready to walk 3 KM from parking to the Pier.  Please review FAQ.
  • Taxes, GST.

Exclusions

  • Airfare.  Offered as a supplement on request.
  • Breakfast and other meals unless listed under inclusions.
  • Canada Park Fees.
  • Additional Driver Fees.
  • Roadside assistance. 
  • Gas for the vehicle.
  • GPS. Racks, etc.
  • Child and Infant Seats.
  • Parking & Tolls.
  • Porterage at hotels. 
  • Bottled Water in hotel rooms.
  • Travel Insurance is strongly recommended to all travelers.  Travel Agents, please note - If your client chooses to decline your offer to sell them Travel Insurance, you must secure a signed Liability Waiver, as required by the TICO, the Provincial Travel Regulatory Authorities of Ontario, Canada. DMCi Inc. sells Travel Insurance to residents of Ontario who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants (Permanent Residence Card Holders) only. Non-Canadians and non-residents of Ontario or international clients must purchase Travel Insurance in their respective province, state, or country of residence.
  • Visa and Documentation Fees.
  • Telephone calls, Laundry, and other expenses.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Resort Fees if applicable.
  • Gratuities for hotel staff (optional).Porterage at hotels. 
  • Gratuities for hotel staff (optional).

Accommodations Featured

DestinationsStandard HotelsSuperior/Deluxe
St. John’s, NL 
Hilton Garden Inn St. John's Newfoundland
TBA
Trinity, NL
Artisan inn & Vacation Homes
TBA
Twillingate, NL
Iceberg Alley B & B
TBA
Rocky Harbour, NL
Ocean View Hotel
TBA
 Rooms featured will be Standard ROH room unless specified otherwise.

Hotels featured will be as above or similar. 

We feature a range of hotel properties. 

Hotel upgrades are available.

Please check with us for rates and availability.


Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Tariffs

Room Configuration Beds Occupancy
TWIN or
SINGLE or
TRIPLE
QUAD
TWIN + 1 YOUTH + 1 CHILD
TWIN + 2 CHILD

For more information on Rooming and how rates apply, please refer to Important Notes

Optional Tour

These optional tours can be booked with our package. Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for rates.

Notes about this Tour

Operation Info

YearDates of Operation
20241 May to 15 October
Blackout dates may apply. Please check with us.

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