Set out on a historic expedition through St. John's, North America's oldest European-settled city, with stops in the New World’s first downtown and Cape Spear, North America's easternmost point, view the distant lighthouse, and explore the WWII gun battery.
• Start at historic Signal Hill, where the Italian inventor Marconi received the first wireless transatlantic signal in 1901 – a moment that gave birth to the Information Age.
• Drive through the New World's first downtown, and hear your guide point out the birthplace of the British Empire and the historic Government House, as you cruise along.
• View two national historic churches and the colorful Victorian wooden housing characteristic of St. John's.
• Travel to Cape Spear, the easternmost point in North America, to enjoy the dramatic setting of the continent's extreme edge while exploring the tunnels and fortifications that protected the gateway to the New World during the wars of the 20th century.
What to Bring:
• Credit card
What to Wear:
• Non-slip shoes
• Signal Hill has uneven walking including sidewalk and gravel trails. The site features 10 steps and approximately 400 yards of walking.
• Cape Spear has 600 yards of walking over pavement, uneven graded trails and grassy/rocky paths.
• If you choose to go to the lighthouse on your own at Cape Spear, there are 185 steps.
• Excursion is not wheelchair accessible.