Archaeology Tours

Colony of Avalon to Cupids Archaeology Tour


Day 1

Arrive in Holyrood Conception Bay which will be your home base for your Archaeology Tour. Check in at Comerfords Ocean View Efficiency Suites. Comerfords have a three and a half star quality rating, and offer spacious accommodations. There are Hiking Trails and a Wildlife Nature Park nearby.

Day 2

Today you can travel to Historic Ferryland where there is an Archaeological dig and Interpretation center for COLONY OF AVALON Established by Lord Baltimore in 1621 it was one of the first settlements on the continent of North America.

Archaeologists digging up history
Archaeology at Colony of Avalon


This morning you will go to scenic Bay Bulls and go whale(in season), iceberg(in season), and bird watching as your tour boat cruises around the Witless Bay Seabird Ecological Reserve. Or for the more adventurous traveller there are guided kayak tours available, or a short hike to the Ferryland Lighthouse.

A humpback does a lobtail
Humpback Lobtail

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View from Top of Lighthouse in Ferryland
Ferryland Lighthouse View

K. Bruce Lane


Day 3

Next you can visit John Guys Cupids Colony . There is an Archaeological Dig for artifacts from this 1610 settlement. It was one of the first attempts by England and the London Bristol Company to form a colony in North America. Nearby there is Hawthorne Cottage, a National Historic Site. The cottage was home to arctic explorer Captain Bob Bartlett and has historic architectural signifigance as well.

Home of famous Arctic explorer Captain Bob Bartlett and National Historic site
Hawthorne Cottage

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Digging up Sea Forest Plantation at John Guys 1600 colony at Cupids
Archaeology at Cupids


Day 4

There is so much Nature, Wildlife, and Historic places to visit in this area, an extra day or week of activities to keep your family busy from dawn til dusk is easy to plan. Another place of interest for Archaeology enthusiasts may be a paleontological site such as the one at Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve. There are 565 million year old marine fossils, one of the best sites of this type on earth. It is the oldest known diverse Ediacaran fossil assemblage found so far. Along the way you can see migrating Caribou at Peters River, or visit Historic Cape Race with its Titanic connection.

Cape Race is a place with historical importance to Newfoundland
Cape Race

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Caribou on the Avalon of Newfoundland

K. Bruce Lane


This tour offers a traveller some highlights of Archaeology in Newfoundland. However there are still many more great things to see and do on the Avalon Peninsula.

An Archaeology Tour offers you 3 Days of Archaeology, Nature, Wildlife, and History combined with 3 nights in spacious three and a half star accommodations. This tour itinerary is self guided for visitors travelling with a vehicle. I invite you to request Free visitors and road maps, activity brochures, plus other travel planning information. All this is a very affordable Tour(cdn) for adults and families. Customized packages are easily arranged for any number of adults and children. Reserve accommodations for your Archaeology Tour online today.

For a FREE Visitors Map, or Road Map, Travel Planning Information , or for Reservations please contact:

Comerford's 3.5 Star Rating Ocean View Efficiency Suites

Toll Free 1-877-429-7224
Phone (709)229-7224, Fax (709)229-2286


2km right(east) from the intersection of routes 60 and 62
Comerford Cresent, P.O. Box 57
Holyrood, Newfoundland
A0A 2R0 Canada


Colony of Avalon

Explore Baltimore's Avalon
Dig into History at Colony of Avalon...