From its distinct half-hour time zone to its occasional June snowshower, Newfoundland runs on its own time. By August, the summer crowds have dwindled, berries hang ripe and heavy on their stems, and the landscape is ablaze with wildflowers. Join us at the peak of Newfoundland’s late summer season as we wind our way through the famously Celtic stretch of coastline known as the Irish Loop, exploring its unique history, folklore, cuisine, and breathtaking seaside scenery. We’ll enjoy dinners made from freshly foraged ingredients on a quiet dock, chat with a boat-builder in the midst of making a vessel, and learn how to craft heritage cheese from local experts while surrounded by an adorable, bleating tribe of tiny baby goats. As we make our way along the Loop, we’ll encounter countless characters, places, and stories that give this corner of the island its charm, tenacity, and unique flair.
The total cost of this trip is $2,430. For those traveling by themselves, single accommodations can be provided, subject to availability, at an additional cost of $580. Please contact us to request a single room.
This trip is fairly active. Travelers should feel comfortable walking three to five miles over the course of each day and remaining outside and on their feet for long periods of time. We'll be walking on roads, beaches, and dirt paths.
For flights in and out of St. John's International Airport (YYT), you should plan to arrive by 4 p.m. on Day 1, and depart anytime on Day 7. If you'd like to extend your stay before or after the trip, we're happy to reserve extra nights at our hotel in St. John's or provide additional recommendations. For those interested in a road-trip adventure, there is a vehicle and passenger ferry that makes stops in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.