Sample Itineraries

St. John’s is full of colourful experiences that our team can help you share with your travellers. Quirky culture, freshly foraged award-winning cuisine, and a metropolis that is a fusion of 500-year-old history and modern amenities, are all set against a backdrop of breathtaking scenery – we like to call it Mother Nature’s theatre.

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East Coast Inspiration

Maxxim Vacations

Wander the streets of one of North America’s oldest cities, St. John’s, and you’ll find your heart lifted with the jellybean colours of heritage houses and historical buildings. The people who live here defy all description in their wit, their warmth, and their ability to have a great time no matter what day of the week it is. When it’s time to get away, you’ll head to the outports where the sea still plays an important role in everyday life. This six-night self-drive adventure in Newfoundland and Labrador will be one of the most colourful experiences of your life!

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6 Night Itinerary

St. John’s features vibrantly coloured homes, colourful characters and a rich ats community. When in St. John’s, explore the many iconic landmarks, such as Cape Spear Lighthouse, Marconi Tower on Signal Hill, The Battery, and St. John’s Basilica. A visit to The Rooms is a must to explore the gallery exhibits, museum and the best views of the harbour in the city.

Situated in one of the largest harbours on the Avalon Peninsula, Harbour Grace is a town with a rich, varied history. Discover some of the town’s famous attractions, such as the shipwreck of the SS Kyle, and the Harbour Grace Airfield, where Amelia Earhart’s successful 1932 solo flight across the Atlantic began.

Situated on the Bonavista Peninsula, there are beautiful drives and picturesque communities steeped in history around every corner. Hiking the beautiful coastline of the peninsula is an amazing way to explore this part of the world. The Skerwink Trail is one of the finest hiking trails in Canada. Also visit their interesting little cafes and shops or take in a show at the Rising Tide Theatre’s Trinity Pageant.

Explore the wonderful downtown of St. John’s, with its eclectic shops, galleries and crafts. Known for its fabulous dining and live music venues, it will be easy to spend a relaxing afternoon here.

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Toll Free Number: 1.800.567.6666
Local Number: 709.754.6666
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Weekend on the Rock: 5-Day Eastern Newfoundland Tour

McCarthy’s Party

Enjoy five days of fun and intrigue on a cultural extravaganza in the City of Legends – St. John’s, Newfoundland. No driving, no planning, no worries. Let the expert guides at McCarthy’s Party regale you with humorous stories and interpretations about our brilliant history, unique geology, and dramatic weather.

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5 Day Itinerary

Arrive in St. John’s Newfoundland where you’ll be greeted by a McCarthy’s Party host who will provide you with a quick drive to your downtown hotel and give you a lay of the land. Once settled you can enjoy a walk through the historic district of Jelly Bean Houses, head for the pubs on George Street or hike Signal Hill’s North Head Trail.

Airport Meet and Greet. Overnight St. John’s.

A comprehensive tour of the City will provide a proper introduction to the many wonderful attractions, including  Cape Spear – the “Most Eastern Point in North America”, Cabot Tower, and Quidi Vidi Village. Enjoy our “Outports and Lucky Rocks” tour for the afternoon. This is a scenic drive that follows the rugged coastline of Newfoundland. We’ll visit bays, beaches, cliffs and coves in outport communities north of St. John’s.  Learn about the folklore, humour, and deep-rooted culture of the Newfoundland people along the way. In season, watch for icebergs, whales, seabirds and capelin.

Overnight St. John’s. Breakfast.

Let’s make our way “Up” the shore, driving along the Irish Loop to the Historic St. John’s & Cape Spear town of Ferryland. We’ll make plenty of stops for photographs, conversations, and mythical stories as we discover the tremendous wealth generated here in the 17th century. This area represents one of the world’s most unique migrations when a single mass of 18th century Irish / English citizens laid the foundation upon which Newfoundland’s culture was derived. Enjoy a traditional Newfoundland lunch and the kind of hospitality for which the Newfoundland people have become so famous.

Overnight St. John’s. Breakfast & Lunch.

This is a day of discovery, mixed with some exciting local food. Let’s head ‘Around the Bay’ to explore the shores of Conception Bay. Walk pebble beaches, see shipwrecks, visit pirate havens and explore colorful villages.  We’ll have a chance to chat with the locals, enjoy homemade food, and hear the sounds and music that make Newfoundland such a special place to live and visit. A traditional midday meal is included.

Overnight St. John’s. Breakfast & Lunch.

All good things must come to an end and so we bid a fond farewell to our newest yet oldest Province. As you fly homeward it will be with many delightful memories of an authentic Newfoundland experience you will treasure for years.


9-Day East Coast Newfoundland & St. Pierre Tour

McCarthy’s Party

Explore Newfoundland’s east coast with a local guide – giving you insight into our culture, history and lifestyle of the people who call Newfoundland & Labrador home. Average group size of 35 passengers.

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9 Day Itinerary

You will arrive in St. John’s and begin your holiday where you will be greeted and have an evening reception so you can meet fellow travellers. On day two, you will tour historic St. John’s including stops at the provincial art gallery, museum and archives, The Rooms. You will also tour the Johnson Geo Centre and stop for a delicious tasting at Newfoundland Chocolate. We will take a quick detour to north of St. John’s, the Admiral’s Coast, where uniquely named fishing villages are tucked into the rugged cliffs and are a perfect photo opportunity. Dinner is planned on your second day and will take place on George Street, where you will enjoy Newfoundland food and live music.


As you travel along the coastline of the beautiful Irish Loop, you will take a stop at the Avalon Archaeology Site, where the remains of an early 17th-century settlement is well preserved. A picnic lunch will be available at the Ferryland Lighthouse (35-minute walk) or at a local Ferryland restaurant. In the afternoon, a trip to Bay Bulls will give a chance to see Atlantic birds including puffins and whales. Dinner will also be served in Bay Bulls.

You will go “around the bay” to visit villages that were historic sailing ports and home of the late, famous Captain Bob Bartlett who took Perry to the North Pole. In the evening, you will travel to Trinity, which is the oldest and, perhaps, most picturesque fishing community on the island. Breakfast and a mid-day meal will be provided.

You will travel to Bonavista, the landing place of John Cabot in 1497. Here you will visit the lighthouse at Cape Bonavista and the Ryan Premises, a Nation Historic Site dedicated to the explanation of the history of the cod fishing industry and will be provided a mid-day meal. You will return to Trinity for dinner and a second overnight stay.

Travelling to Fortune on the Burin Peninsula, you will take a ferry to France; the island of St. Pierre. The residents are French who have lived on the island for many generations. Their traditions are European with an interesting mixture of French and Basque culture. On arrival, you will have a tour of the island and receive a mid-day meal, and in the afternoon you can continue to explore on your own, ending in the evening with a fine dining experience. On the second day, you are free to continue to explore the island or do a half-day tour of Isle aux Marins (Sailor’s Island) a small fishing village.

In the morning, you will catch the boat back to Fortune, NL, where you will drive up the “Burin Boot” and head back into St. John’s. There is free time in the afternoon to explore the downtown area and your day will end with a farewell dinner in the evening.

With one final breakfast, you will say farewell to Canada’s oldest province. As you fly home, it will be with many delightful memories of an authentic Newfoundland experience.

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Toll Free Number: 1.888.660.6060
Local Number: 709.579.4444
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May Magic

Wildland Tours

A holiday where you choose the dates and leave the rest to Wildland. This trip enjoys the comforts of old St. John’s in the evening while providing three fun days of exploration and wildlife that features the highlights of the city and the countryside.

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5 Day Itinerary

You will be greeted at the St. John’s airport where you will be shuttled to the overnight location and introduced to the highlights of the upcoming adventure.

Taking a boat tour, you will witness North America’s largest puffin colony and thousands of other seabirds. On this tour, you will often see the season’s first whales and dolphins as they glide along the boat. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a local lunch in one of the New World’s earliest fishing villages.

As you circle the Avalon Wilderness Area, you will be welcomed by the world’s most southerly caribou herd, small puffin colonies and seals along the coast. This is a perfect day to capture breathtaking photos in the wilderness of Newfoundland.

Travel to North America’s most easterly point and briefly explore the oldest city, St. John’s, before traveling to the first outpost of New France. Here, you will visit the continent’s third largest gannet colony which is also a breeding ground for thousands of other seabirds. You may also see another caribou herd, moose, and a few whales as you walk along the coast. In the evening, you will delight in a farewell dinner in the city of St. John’s. On day five, you can enjoy the colourful downtown before we take you to the airport.

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Toll Free Number: 1.888.615.8279
Local Number: 709.722.3123
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