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CONFERENCE TOURS -Available Pre and Post and During Conference



Option #1 - The Far East of the Western World (930-1230 or 1400-1700)

 Signal Hill TattooToday we will visit the National Park at Cape Spear, the most easterly point of land in North America. Here the lighthouse has been restored to circa 1836. Explore the bunkers built by Canadian soldiers in the side of the cliffs here during the Second World War. Now you can say you have been to the other "Far East"" where you can stand with your back to the Atlantic and face every other being in North America - or turn your back on them. The choice is yours. From Cape Spear we tour old St. John's with plenty of time to see such National historic sights as Cabot Tower and Signal Hill. Hear the legends of Dead Man's Pond, and Government House and the history surrounding the Colonial Building. This tour will orient you and give you a feel for the history, legend and lore of St. John's, the oldest community in North America.

PRICE PER PERSON: $55.00 including transportation, local McCarthy's Party guide and all taxes.
Minimum 5 persons/Maximum 500 persons
Kids rates Available


Option #2 - Marine Drive (930-1230 or 1400-1700)

Marine DriveToday we take a leisurely drive along the Atlantic coast stopping to visit such highlights as the seals in Logy Bay, the beach in Middle Cove where you can put your feet in the Atlantic or look for "lucky rocks" to take home for paperweights or for a satiny smooth souvenir, the lookout at Flatrock where the rocks slope so smoothly into the sea that they make a natural slipway. Bring your camera and plenty of film.

PRICE PER PERSON: $65.00 including transportation, local McCarthy's Party guide and all taxes.
Minimum 5 persons/Maximum 100 persons
Kids rates Available


Outports, Lucky Rocks, and John Guy's Colony (0930 - 1630)

OutportsToday we will go "around the Bay" along the picturesque coastline of Conception Bay, the home of pirates of centuries ago. We will stop in Holyrood to search for 'Lucky Rocks' on the beach. We also stop for picture taking as we make our way to Brigus, one of the historic sailing ports of Conception Bay and home of the late, famous Captain Bob Bartlett who took Perry to the North Pole.

Here we have the opportunity to visit Hawthorne Cottage and take 'The Walk' around the community. Lunch today is in Cupids, one of the oldest settled communities in Newfoundland. This area celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2010 of John Guy establishing a colony in this area for the Merchant Ventures' in Bristol England.

After lunch we would take a walk through the museum in Cupids and visit the archaeology site where the old colony is being rediscovered. Our guide will regale you with the history, culture, and language of the Newfoundland people.

PRICE PER PERSON: $140.00 includes transportation, local McCarthy's Party guide, all entrance fees, lunch and all taxes.
Minimum 5 persons
Kids rates Available


OPTION 1: Newfoundland Cookery

Join Lori in the kitchen for a unique cooking experience as she introduces you to the traditional foods of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Our seafood harvested from the Atlantic Ocean and has long been sought after from Vikings to the Basque to the English and still is today. With much of the diet of our people being made up from the land and sea, observe firsthand how our ancestors prepared these delicacies and how they are still prepared today.

Our culinary experience is a delicious mix of demonstration, hands-on and tasting. You are encouraged to roll up your sleeves and get cooking or, if you wish, you are welcome to simply sit and enjoy the class with a cuppa tea.

Some of our traditional food could include salt fish cakes, fish n’ brewis, cod tongues, cods head stew, smoked Mackerel, baked rabbit or moose stew. These offerings will be accompanied by some of our most traditional baked goods.

The most unforgettable part of your experience begins as we gather around the table together to taste as  what we’ve cooked up with some traditional bread, homemade pickles and some delightful Newfoundland surprises.


  • Duration of the classes are between 3 and 4 hours.

  • All of our classes take place at The Compton House on 26 Waterford Bridge Road.

  • Minimum of 5 people required and a maximum of eight people per class.  This enables a hands-on and personal approach so you can get the most out of your learning experience.

  • Aprons provided and are available for sale by custom order.

  • Paper and pencils provided for note taking.

  • All recipes are provided for you to take home.

PRICE PER PERSON: $135 plus tax

OPTION 2: A "Taste of Newfoundland" (1300-1600)

First off this morning we head to Quidi Vidi village, a Portuguese fishing village in St. John’s, where we visit the Quidi Vidi microbrewery and have a refreshing sample of their wares.  From Quidi Vidi we make our way to the to the Newfoundland Liquor Corporation to sample some fine local products. Next we travel to The Newfoundland Chocolate Company, where we will tour their facility and try our hand at making some fine gourmet chocolates for us to taste.  

PRICE PER PERSON: $85.00 includes transportation, local McCarthy's Party guide, all entrance fees, and tastings.
Minimum 10 persons/Maxximum 20 persons


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