Shore Excursion Details

Signal Hill And St. John's Highlights

St. John's (Newfoundland), Canada

Signal Hill And St. John's Highlights


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Admire the panoramic views from atop a hill overlooking St. John’s as a prelude to a closer look at the provincial capital. Signal Hill takes its name from the signal flags that were once flown there to announce the names of approaching ships and from the fact that Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal there in 1901. At the summit, you will find Cabot Tower, which was built to commemorate the 400th anniversary of explorer John Cabot’s landing in the area and taking possession for the English. More historical highlights await you in St. John’s, North America’s oldest and most easterly city. While driving through the narrow crisscrossing streets, you will see rows of colorful Victorian homes and several churches listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places. You will pause for photos of the Government House, which was built in the mid-19th century with red sandstone quarried from Signal Hill.


• Take in the sweeping views from atop Signal Hill and discover the origin of its name.
• Drive past Saint John’s architectural treasures, many of which are National Historic Sites.
• Stop to snap photos of the Government House, a grand residence made of red sandstone.


• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This tour will ONLY be offered for the October 25th port call as Cape Spear will not be an option on this date.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Historical Landmarks

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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