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St. John’s, Newfoundland

St. John’s, Newfoundland

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St John's: Small Group Guided Tour by Car

St John's: Small Group Guided Tour by Car

Your tour begins with your local friendly guide picking you up directly from your hotel in downtown St. John’s. You’ll enjoy a narrated drive along the way to the beautiful Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site. This lighthouse is the oldest in the province and sits on the most easterly point of North America. While here, you will have some time to explore the lighthouse and take in the awe-inspiring views of the Atlantic Ocean. You will love visiting Signal Hill National Historic Site. This spot is significant for its historic role in strategic military operations and as the location of the final battle of the Seven Years’ War in North America. This site is also significant to communications history as the place where the first-ever transatlantic wireless signal was received by the famous Italian inventor, Guglielmo Marconi. While you are here, you will have the opportunity to explore the famous Cabot Tower and enjoy incredible views of St. John’s and its harbour. You will also experience a narrated city drive. You will pass by and stop at multiple points of interest including: Jellybean Row, the Rooms, George Street, Water Street, Basilica and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John’s Harbour, Quidi Vidi Village, and the Terry Fox Memorial - commemorating the start of his Marathon of Hope by dipping his artificial leg in the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of your tour, your guide will safely bring you back to your hotel in downtown St. John’s.

3 hour City Tour of St. John's, small group up to six quests

3 hour City Tour of St. John's, small group up to six quests

3 hour guided tour, we will pick you up in a late model mini van, at your hotel or Airbnb in the St. John's area , take in the amazing view at Signal Hill , then onto Quidi Vidi Village , also known as "the gut" a quaint fishing village in the east end of St. john's , see the colorful houses of Jelly Bean Row , ride along water street in historic downtown St. John's , onto Cape Spear, the most eastern point in North America, see the lighthouse, buckers and gun barrels of WW 2, then onto Petty Harbor, nestled deep in Motion Bay, a active fishing village, scenic and breathtaking

St. John's, NL: Murder Mystery Detective Experience

St. John's, NL: Murder Mystery Detective Experience

Step into the shoes of a newly-minted detective, tasked by Commander Mahoney to solve a gripping case... murder on the streets of St. John's. During this crime solving audio adventure, you'll visit each of the 10 locations marked on the map, either in person or virtually via the web version (included). You'll have the choice to experience the downtown area with the walking map, or go with the driving route on the outskirts of the city. Once you choose, the exact starting point will be revealed. *See images for route New for 2024, you'll also have the option of exploring the downtown area from your couch while playing the web version on any browser enabled device (PC, tablet, cast to Smart TV). You'll park or stop at each location, listen to the audio story and put your detective skills to the test by gathering clues and piecing together the evidence. At the end, you'll make your deductions and issue an arrest warrant. Your all around detective skills will be tested too, culminating in a Case Performance Score to gauge your sleuthing prowess. Suitable for solo detectives, dynamic duos, or groups of mystery enthusiasts, this game will have you immersed in an audio tale full of intrigue. The game awaits, detective – are you prepared to crack the case?

St. John's: Cape Spear and City Tour with Local Guide

St. John's: Cape Spear and City Tour with Local Guide

Discover Newfoundland and be acquainted with the city of St. John's and its surroundings, including Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America. Your local guide will regale you with its steeped history, legends, and lore - all flavored with personal anecdotes and good humor for which Newfoundlanders are so famous. Enjoy the brilliant vistas from Cabot Tower and Signal Hill, one of the most recognizable skylines in Canada. Walk through a cliffside World War II gun battery, watch for whales and seabirds, and visit the oldest standing lighthouse in the province. See other iconic sights including Quidi Vidi Village, Jelly Bean Row, Government House, the Roman Catholic Basilica, and get an orientation of the shops and restaurants of the downtown core.

St. John’s: Small Group Tour with Iceberg Quest Boat Cruise

St. John’s: Small Group Tour with Iceberg Quest Boat Cruise

Your tour begins with pick up directly from your hotel in downtown St. John’s. You’ll enjoy a narrated drive along the way to our first stop at the beautiful Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, the oldest in the province and sits on the most easterly point of North America. While here, you will have some time to explore the lighthouse and take in the awe-inspiring views of the Atlantic Ocean. We’ll then take you back to downtown St. John’s for a narrated driving tour of the city, passing by multiple points of interest including Jellybean Row, George Street, and taking you through nearby Quidi Vidi Village. Our next tour stop will be Signal Hill National Historic Site. The spot is significant for its historic role as the location of the final battle of the Seven Years’ War in North America. This site is also significant to communications history as it is where the first-ever transatlantic wireless signal was received by the famous Italian inventor, Guglielmo Marconi. While you are here, you will have the opportunity to explore the famous Cabot Tower and enjoy incredible views of St. John’s and its harbour. Next, you will be taken to Newfoundland’s award-winning boat tour, Iceberg Quest. You will absolutely love this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Cape Spear, Cabot Tower and Fort Amherst from the sea as you witness the world’s largest concentration of humpback whales, along with 12,000 year old icebergs! Once you are back on land, your tour will come to a close and your guide will bring you back to your hotel in downtown St. John’s.

St. John's: Guided Walking Tour of the City

St. John's: Guided Walking Tour of the City

Meet your guide at a statue in the town and begin strolling through the city as your guide points out famous buildings and historical landmarks. Allow your guide to lead you through the city making stops at significant locations and allowing you time to ask questions. Walk down Water Street, a recognized National Historical Site of Canada, and Duckworth Street. Explore both of these streets, which are some of the oldest streets in North America, filled with unique shops and restaurants, and teeming with vibrant local culture. Visit Bannerman Park to admire the beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere. Then, stop at the Colonial Building where you will learn about the government of St. John's and the famous historic events that have taken place within these walls. Enjoy captivating stories, including why the government sits on the left, why everyone drives on the right, and how the city reacted to a Nazi officer walking through the town in full uniform. Discover all this and more on this comprehensive city tour.

Newfoundland Beer Tasting Tour in St. John's

Newfoundland Beer Tasting Tour in St. John's

Beer: it’s one of the oldest alcoholic drinks in the world, the most widely consumed, and it was integral to daily life in Newfoundland since Europeans first landed on the island. Come with us and learn about Newfoundland’s long and rich beer history, from our earliest brewing endeavours to our thriving modern craft beer industry. On this tour you’ll enjoy a wide variety of local brews, from a sour brewed with Newfoundland sea salt to a complex stout with ales and lagers in between. We’ll make stops at three different breweries and bars for stories and tales and 7 samples of beer brewed right here. Along the way your guide will entertain you with stories of prohibition and the gangsters that came with it, an accidental port discovery, and the local beer connection to Jimmy Kimmel. In addition, our local guides give you a crash course on how to taste craft beers, while sharing their knowledge, recommendations, and personal anecdotes about how St. John’s became the city it is today. The tour will start on George Street at the statue titled "A Time" and will finish at YellowBelly Brewery.

St. John's: Canada eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

St. John's: Canada eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Say goodbye to the hassle of physical SIMs and finding mobile network operator stores with our e-SIM service. After purchase, you'll receive a QR code that you can scan on your compatible device to install the e-SIM wherever and whenever you need it. Choose from a range of data volumes, validity periods, and coverage options in different countries to stay connected with ease. Most iPhone models beyond XS support e-SIM, and follow our instructions in the photo session to check compatibility for other devices. Share the QR code via AirDrop or scan it to another device. Install the e-SIM by connecting to WiFi or a network, and remember to turn on roaming for the e-SIM. If you have trouble connecting to the network, consult our self-troubleshooting guide. lf you have a connected trip in North America, just simply select the 3 North America countries option, which covers:United States, Canada, Mexico. If your data is used-up? Simple, just buy another e-SIM to top-up. APN (Access Point Name): iboots Local Network:Bell Mobility/SaskTel/TELUS

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Dave, our guide, picked us up in his very comfortable van right at our door. We stopped at several fascinating historical sites and commanding views in and around St. John’s. Dave answered all our questions with excellent facts and stories, and gave us wiggle room to stay an extra few minutes at each site, so we didn’t feel rushed. He extended the tour by almost an hour so we didn’t miss out on any stops. We highly recommend this small group tour company. Brenda and Louise

Great tour! Our guide Dave was wonderful and tailored our tour to our interests and weather conditions. I would recommend to anyone visiting St John’s for the first time.

I would highly recommend, the tour guide is personable and, with a smaller group you have the opportunity to enjoy your time without having to corral folks.

Dave made the tour a lovely chilled experience. He was knowledgeable and very accommodating, a lovely way to spend an afternoon Thank you 😊

Ketih the driver and tour guide was extremely knowledgeable ,helpful and friendly . Good Value Highly recommended