Newfoundland Guided Walking Holiday

Dramatic landscapes, viking heritage and spectacular wildlife

Code: NFWHW

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Activity types:

  • Food & drink
  • History
  • Wildlife

Level

  • 3
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Choosing the level of your walks

Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £3,749.00 - 12 nights

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Holiday overview

Download Newfoundland 2018 Trip Notes

Marvel at giant glaciers gliding gracefully down Iceberg Alley and delight at the wildlife enjoying the warm Gulf Stream, including whales and puffins. Walk through the impressive UNESCO sites of Gros Morne National Park and historic L’Anse-aux-Meadows, landing site of Leif Eriksson and his crew of Vikings in 1000AD, and explore Newfoundland's vibrant and charming capital, St. John's.

Holiday highlights

  • Enjoy excellent coastal walks in the Bay of Islands
  • Take in the majestic views of mountains and fjords in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gros Morne National Park
  • Spot whales and icebergs off Fishing Point Park in St. Anthony
  • Discover Viking heritage at the landing site of Leif Eriksson, UNESCO World Heritage Site L’Anse-aux-Meadows
  • Explore St. John's and the Avalon Peninsula

Prices include:

  • 12 nights' accommodation in ensuite rooms
  • Full board from dinner on the first evening to breakfast on the final morning, less 4 lunches
  • A full holiday programme with a specialist local leader
  • National park entrance fees and internal travel
  • Tips

In pictures...

Accommodation

Stay in comfortable 3 and 4 star hotels and welcoming inns in city centre and stunning coastal/rural locations

Marble Inn Resort

Marble Inn Resort, Corner Brook - 2nts

You’ll find real Newfoundland hospitality here at this 4 star plus resort, located on the banks of the River Humber. Bedrooms are comfortable, there is an onsite leisure facility with indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna. Note, twin rooms here consist of one queen bed and a single pull out bed.

Neddies Harbour Inn

Neddies Harbour Inn, Norris Point - 3nts

Ideally situated in the heart of the Gros Morne National Park, this award winning boutique hotel offers first class service with tremendous views of Bonne Bay fjord and the Gros Morne Tablelands. Bedrooms are tastefully designed, free wifi is available, there is a sauna, hottub and fitness room. The Black Spruce restaurant offers locally sourced food with an international twist.

Hotel North

Hotel North, St Anthony - 3nts

This hotel is centrally located with convenient access to the nearby shopping mall and looking out on the harbour. Wifi is available and rooms have been recently refurbished, with coffee maker, hairdryer.

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express, Deer Lake - 1nt

A hotel with indoor pool and hot tub. Bedrooms are comfortable with coffee maker, hairdryer, free wifi.

 Clarenville Inn

Clarenville Inn, Clarenville - 1nt

This is a 4 star rated motel style inn located by Trinity Bay. Rooms are with 2 queen or 1 king sized bed, and come with ensuite facilities, free wifi, airconditioning, coffee maker, tv, hairdryer. There is an onsite restaurant, and an outdoor heated pool and hot tub.

Delta St Johns

Delta Hotel & Conference Centre, St John’s - 2nts

Conveniently located in downtown St John’s, this 4 star hotel provides great access to the harbour and the city centre. Floor to ceiling windows offer views over the harbour or the city, and ensuite bedrooms have free wifi, tv, tea/coffee machine. There is a fitness centre, an indoor pool and hot-tub. Rooms will be available for late check out on the final day of the holiday.


On occasion we may need to change the accommodation listed above. If this happens, your replacement accommodation will be of the equivalent standard or higher. In the rare instance this is not possible, we will contact you in advance.

Itinerary

Download Newfoundland 2018 Trip Notes

Newfoundland itinerary

Full and part day walks and sightseeing. Walks are up to 9 miles/14 km, with up to 1,110ft/340m ascent.

Days 1-2: Bay of Islands

Nefoundland puffin in flightEvening arrival in Deer Lake, transfer to Corner Brook (2 nts). The followng day we walk in the Corner Brook area. Hiking in the Bay of Islands is simply breathtaking. A selection of paths connect to places such as the Captain Cook Monument, a beautiful remote beach at Cedar Cove and the scenic coastline and sea caves around Bottle Cove.

Days 3 -5: Gros Morne National Park

Dramatic fjord in the Gros Morne national parkTransfer to the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gros Morne National Park (3 nts). Discover the rugged beauty of this second largest national park in eastern Canada. Walks will be in the Bonne Bay area, Trout River Pond and Western Brook Pond.

Days 6-8: St Anthony

Iceberg off the coast of NewfoundlandContinue to St Anthony (3 nts) in the northern peninsula. We’ll visit the 50 Centuries Interpretation Centre, a day will be spent hiking at Fishing Point Park, where there’ll be an opportunity for spotting icebergs and whales off the coast. Discover the Viking heritage at l’Anse aux Meadows where Leif Eriksson and his crew landed in 1,000AD.

Day 9: Deer Lake

Stunning coastal sceneryJourney south along the Viking Trail towards Deer Lake (1 nt). On the way walk along the John Hogan trail which meanders along the Torrent River, site of the Atlantic Salmon spawning grounds.

Day 10: Clarenville

White and red lighthouseToday we’ll travel to Clarenville (1nt), with a walk along the way on the Alexander Murray Trail with superb views of the Green Bay area and the Gaff Topsails. There are plenty of steps on this walk!

Days 11-13: St John's

Coulourful houses in St John'sOur final stop of the tour will be in St John’s (2 nts), capital of Newfoundland and a busy commercial port. We’ll spend a full day exploring the Avalon peninsula and Ferryland, south of St John’s, one of the oldest regions to be settled in 1621. We’ll also spend time walking around St John’s, with a walk up Signal Hill for spectacular views over the city. A late departure takes us back to the airport for our overnight flight to London.

Images credited to Barrett & Mackay

General Information

Passport

A full passport is required.

Visas

All British citizens, and those of Australia and New Zealand will need to present an ETA (electronic travel authorisation) to board your flight. The cost is approx £3.50 and covers you for 5 years. You will need to apply in advance. Please see http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp for more information. If you are a dual Canadian-British national, you are advised to travel with your Canadian passport. Other nationals should check with their nearest Canadian embassy or consulate for details of entry requirements.

Health advice

Before booking, you should check with your doctor to see if any health precautions are needed. The following websites provide a wealth of information on travelling and health: www.fitfortravel.co.uk www.traveldoctor.co.uk

Canadian medical services are excellent, but can be expensive and in some areas surcharges are imposed for visitors. Medical insurance is therefore essential.

Money

The local currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar. Credit cards are widely accepted. Traveller’s cheques are not advised.

Climate

The region experiences a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. The summers are humid, and range from warm to hot. Cold fronts can bring crisp, windy weather in the early and later parts of summer.

Time

Time in Newfoundland is GMT -2.5hrs, 3.5 hrs in British Summer Time

Tipping

Tips are included on this holiday.

For flights information please see the Dates and Prices tab.

Leaders

Jean Jasmin

Jean is our local guide who will be leading all our departures to Newfoundland in 2018.

Born in the city of Montreal, Jean now lives in the suburbs close to the city of Québec. He has been a tour guide for more than 25 years, guiding tours mainly in Central, Eastern Canada and the Maritimes, specialising as an outdoor, rafting and canoeing guide.

During his spare time Jean has helped build his log house, has been a city counsellor, a leader of a movement to protect the environment in his community and has been involved in developing hiking trails on its territory.

In his leisure time Jean likes canoeing, sea kayaking and of course hiking. In winter he enjoys snowshoeing and playing hockey.

He likes to meet new people and is looking forward to sharing with them the beauty and history of his country and his knowledge and love for it.

Reviews

Dates & Prices

Here at HF Holidays, we pride ourselves in offering a unique holiday full of experiences that you can’t find with anyone else. Find out what's included in this holiday.

Date Description Nights Brochure price Buy today for Book
25 May 2019 NFWHW - Newfoundland - Without Flights 12 £3,899.00 £3,749.00 £150 off per person special Early Booking Offer Book Now
25 May 2019 NFWHW - Newfoundland
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound

AIR CANADA

  • Depart: 25 May 2019, 1 p.m.
  • Arrive: 25 May 2019, 6:30 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Deer Lake

Flight - Return

AIR CANADA

  • Depart: 6 Jun 2019, 10:55 p.m.
  • Arrive: 7 Jun 2019, 7:25 a.m.
  • Depart from: St. John`s
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
12 £4,699.00 £4,549.00 £150 off per person special Early Booking Offer Book Now
28 Jul 2019 NFWHW - Newfoundland - Without Flights 12 £3,899.00 £3,899.00 Book Now
28 Jul 2019 NFWHW - Newfoundland
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound

AIR CANADA

  • Depart: 28 Jul 2019, 1 p.m.
  • Arrive: 28 Jul 2019, 6:30 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Deer Lake

Flight - Return

AIR CANADA

  • Depart: 9 Aug 2019, 10:55 p.m.
  • Arrive: 10 Aug 2019, 7:25 a.m.
  • Depart from: St. John`s
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
12 £4,699.00 £4,699.00 Book Now
1 Sep 2019 NFWHW - Newfoundland - Without Flights 12 £3,899.00 £3,899.00 Book Now
1 Sep 2019 NFWHW - Newfoundland
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound

AIR CANADA

  • Depart: 1 Sep 2019, 1 p.m.
  • Arrive: 1 Sep 2019, 6:30 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Deer Lake

Flight - Return

AIR CANADA

  • Depart: 13 Sep 2019, 10:55 p.m.
  • Arrive: 14 Sep 2019, 7:25 a.m.
  • Depart from: St. John`s
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
12 £4,699.00 £4,699.00 Book Now

Prices are per person

Prices include:

  • 12 nights' accommodation in ensuite rooms
  • Full board from dinner on the first evening to breakfast on the final morning, less 4 lunches
  • A full holiday programme with a specialist local leader
  • National park entrance fees and internal travel
  • Tips

Other important information:

  • Single room supplement £720 (2018), £699 (2019)
  • Non-member associate fee £10

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