Newfoundland Treasures and Fogo Island Inn

Experience true Atlantic hospitality in Newfoundland, as you visit two very different regions.  In St. John’s (the oldest city in North America) you’ll visit lighthouses, pubs and country-sides enveloped in steep history.  Your second destination is Fogo Island, one of the four corners of the earth (as stated by the Flat Earth Society).  Fogo Island is a unique and remote gem located directly on the Atlantic Ocean.  Luxurious, rugged and full of soul – Fogo Island Inn and its people will captivate you.

*Commercial flights between St Johns and Gander not included in price

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The Itinerary

Day 1

After picking you up at St. John’s Airport, your driver will transport you to your downtown hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to walk around the city and explore. Accommodations are at the historic Murray Premises Hotel in a luxurious Suite.

Day 2

Enjoy a private half-day tour to explore the sights in and around the St. John’s area. Sights include the Cape Spear Lighthouse, Signal Hill for a splendid view of St. John’s and Cabot Tower, a tower built at the highest point of Signal Hill to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot’s discovery of Newfoundland. Accommodations are at the historic Murray Premises Hotel in a luxurious Suite.

Day 3

The morning is yours to discover St. John’s at your leisure. Wander around town, or consider a whale watching experience. Newfoundland is one of the most spectacular spots for whale watching as they have the largest population of Humpback whales on the planet. In the afternoon your driver will take you on a one-hour drive through the countryside to Ferryland, a community that was founded in 1621 by Lord Baltimore. After a brief walk to the Lighthouse you will be rewarded with an outstanding picnic to enjoy on the craggy coastline, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Your day will end with a return transfer to St. John’s. Accommodations are at the historic Murray Premises Hotel in a luxurious Suite.

Day 4

Your driver will bring you back to the St. John’s Airport, where you will board your regional flight to Gander, a town steeped in fascinating aviation history (the cost of this commercial flight is not included). Upon your arrival you will be transferred to the Farewell Harbour where you will board your ferry to Fogo. After docking, you will be met by staff from the Fogo Island Inn. From there they will transfer you to the spectacular Fogo Island Inn in the community of Joe Batt’s Arm. Accommodations are at at the Fogo Island Inn in the Lighthouse Suite.

Days 5-7

While staying on Fogo Island you will have the choice of many activities, all season and weather dependent. Activities and adventures on Fogo Island revolve around sharing with locals, whether it’s a hike along the dramatic coastline, traditional cod fishing, taking an excursion offshore to visit with the icebergs or meeting a local boat builder, making traditional wooden rowboats (called Punts) – a backbone of their cod fishing heritage. Make sure to enjoy a crab or lobster picnic along the way, depending on seasonality. The Fogo Island Inn also offers a local host program, designed to showcase the island, its heritage and the colorful residents who live there.

Day 8

Your time on Fogo Island Inn has come to an end, and we truly understand your sadness! It’s natural, we feel the same way. You must plan to visit during another season,
for a different landscape and selection of activities. Staff from the Inn will transfer you to the Fogo Island ferry terminal, where you will board your ferry to Farewell Harbour and then your vehicle transfer to Gander. Upon arrival into Gander you will catch your commercial flight connection to your final destination (again, the commercial flight is not included).

The Route