North America
Canada
Small group
Newfoundland Walking

Newfoundland Tours

The New Newfoundland

The draw for travellers has traditionally always been the wide expanses of raw nature, from ranging moose to towering icebergs—that and Newfoundlanders’ legendary sense of hospitality. Today though, the island is rapidly garnering a reputation for a keen arts scene as well as a meaningful approach to preserving a traditional way of life. From the Rising Tide Theatre in Trinity to the Shorefast Foundation of Fogo Island, local artists are celebrated as are those who seek inspiration in the wild landscapes and deep history of Newfoundland. The hiking has always been good, the people friendly and engaging, and the fish fresh; it’s just that now the whole experience has become so much more interactive. Stories of old told by those whose grandparents told them, traditional skills revived and put to use in contemporary settings, and a lively celebration of everything that is this island, encompassing all art forms from the stage to the paintbrush.

Read more

Trip Details

Hotels:
Signature
X

Signature

We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.

Bistro

These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.

Level:
Recreational
X

Occasional

“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”

Recreational

“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”

Enthusiast

“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”

Avid

“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”

Expert

“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard how I like to do that.”

Click here for full details on each activity level »

Type:
Small group
X

Small group

The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.

Private

Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.

Custom

Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.

Support:
Guided
X

Self-Guided

Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.

Locally Supported

Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.

Guided

Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.

St. John's to Gander
6 Days / 5 Nights
per person from:
$5,995 USD
Single supplement: $1,800
See departure dates for exact pricing Request aDETAILED ITINERARY

CHOOSE A DEPARTURE

Limited Space / Waitlist

This departure is either sold out or almost fully booked but with deposit we will request additional rooms from our hotels where possible.

BOOK NOW

TAKE OVER A DATE

Have a group already?

Make it a private trip by taking over one of our dates, or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers.
Request your PRIVATE DATE

Day by Day

VIEW MAP
X

Hotels

Fishers’ Loft, Port Rexton

Situated on the Bonavista Peninsula, Fishers’ Loft is a collection of buildings that have been lovingly and carefully brought to life in the authentic Newfoundland style. As one of the best hotels in Newfoundland, your every need will be catered to through impeccable and friendly service, as well as delicious home-cooked meals with produce fresh from the garden. View hotel website »

Read more
Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland

On the gorgeous rocky shoreline of the Atlantic sits the new and luxurious Fogo Island Inn. Featuring 29 rooms with panoramic ocean views, windows that open 180 degrees to the fresh salt-sea air and hand-crafted furniture, the inn also offers locally inspired cuisine, rooftop hot tubs and a publicly accessible art gallery, library and cinema. View hotel website »

Read more

MORE INFORMATION

Activity Level

Recreational

Suitable for travellers who enjoy going for a good walk and can even handle an incline or two, our daily walks range in distance from 2 to 6 km (1.5 to 4 mi.), on uneven paths and trails that weave along coastline and through forest.

Gear

Walking Sticks &
Hip Holsters

Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.

What's Included

  • All hotel accommodation
  • All meals, including wine
  • Services of B&R guide
  • All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
  • Use of two lightweight, telescoping walking sticks
  • All baggage transportation
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.

Learn more about our guides »

Accolades

“Our guides were amazing and spot on with every aspect of our trip: organization, food, wine and accommodations were all outstanding! A very impressive trip!”

— Gaye Leggat
Bespoke Newfoundland Walking 2010

Newfoundland Walking

B&R RECOMMENDS

Notes from the Road

In Deep: Trinity, Newfoundland

Trinity, Newfoundland is unfailingly referred to as one of the most picturesque villages in the province—the quintessential Newfoundland fishing outpost.
more »

Biking Ontario’s Wine Country

Toronto-based Butterfield & Robinson unveiled a new four-day itinerary last summer through Jordan and nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake.
more »

Q&A: Zita Cobb,
Fogo Island Inn

When Zita Cobb went back to Fogo, the tiny island of her birth just off the coast of Newfoundland, she returned with not just an executive pedigree, but a vision.
more »

More stories from our blog

READ THE SLOW ROAD

Related Trips

Bears & Whales Family Private

8 Days / 7 Nights
Enthusiast
Vancouver / Vancouver
Price from: $9,995 USD


Iceland Walking

6 Days / 5 Nights
Avid
Reykjavik / Keflavik via Reykjavik
Price from: $7,495 USD


Newfoundland Bespoke

Explore the home of rugged and rocky cliffs, colossal glacier-carved fjords, lost Viking settlements and remote seaside villages in Canada's remarkable Newfoundland.


CLOSE X