Day 1-4 St. John's
On the first stop on your culinary adventure, you’ll have hard-to-get reservations at the city’s most exciting dining destinations: One is helmed by a Top Chef Canada fan favourite; the other was named Canada’s best new restaurant—and best restaurant, period—by the country’s leading food critics. We’ll guide you towards many other local gems too, so you can sample everything from fresh seafood to traditional baked goods to vegetarian dishes for the rest of your time in town. St. John's is Newfoundland’s capital city, and North America's oldest. You’ll spend three nights here, based at Hare's Ears Cottage, a light-filled restored heritage cottage overlooking the sea, in the Battery, one of the oldest—and most colourful—neighbourhoods in St. John's. Hare's Ears is a short hike from Signal Hill National Historic Park, via the North Head Trail, which starts quite literally at your doorstep. For three to four days you spend here in England's first colony, you can listen to live Celtic music, hike the extensive coastal trail system or simply head to the independent boutiques and crafters’ studios to find one-of-a-kind souvenirs.
Day 4-6 Bonavista
After St. John's you’ll be based in Bonavista and booked in for eclectic local dining experiences, including: homemade tea-shop treats, spectacular desserts in a restored seafront heritage site and rustic cuisine, in a restaurant with its own wood-burning pizza oven, on-site farm and the most glorious views across the bay. The Bonavista Peninsula has exploded overnight, boasting new craft breweries, coffee shops and unique dining venues, all set in an untouched and sparsley populated coastal wonder. On your way, along the Discovery Trail, you’ll be treated to breathtaking ocean views, rugged scenery, lighthouses and with any luck, icebergs and whales. Bonavista is a bustling fishing village of 4000 people and it will be your home base for two nights. You’ll sleep at Seafair Cottage, a charming restored 19th-century fisher's house. For two to three days, you can explore nearby outport communities, such as Elliston, Maberly and Keels.
Day 6-8 Port Rexton, Trinity Bight
After Bonavista you’ll be based in Port Rexton, located not far from Trinity. You will stay at Fisher's Loft Inn and for two nights/three days can explore nearby outport communities such as postcard-pretty Trinity, New Bonaventure and English Harbour. The Bonavista Peninsula has exploded overnight, boasting new craft breweries, coffee shops and unique dining venues, all set in an untouched and sparsley populated coastal wonder. On your way, along the Discovery Trail, you’ll be treated to breathtaking ocean views, rugged scenery, lighthouses and with any luck, icebergs and whales. There’s a vibrant local theatre scene—with outdoor productions in the warmer months—and ancient coastal fisherman's trails to hike, as well as abandoned communities to discover by boat.
Day 8 - Depart
Depart Fisher's Loft for St. John's International airports.
Note: It is recommeded that you take the latestst afternoon flight out of St. John's International airport to maximise you available touring time.