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St. John's Downtown Walking Tour
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St. John's Downtown Walking Tour

By St. John's Walking Tours
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Our Signature Tour is jam packed with fascinating stories, beautiful Newfoundland scenery, and amazing architecture. For the most comprehensive tour in town, join us on our Signature Downtown St. John’s Walking Tour. From Water Street and Duckworth Street to Bannerman Park and the Colonial Building, you will be captivated by the oldest city in Newfoundland & Labrador, its fabulous architecture, and warm welcoming people. Along the way you will be entertained by some great stories. Learn why our government sits on the left, why we drive on the right, and how the city reacted when a Nazi officer walked through town in full uniform. You’ll learn all of this and a whole lot more when you take a walk with us on our Signature Tour. Note: We are located in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador. If you are looking for a tour in Saint John, New Brunswick we can make some recommendations.
from
C$59.00
per adult
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C$59.00
per adult

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Ages 0-100, max of 12 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
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Departure details
  • "A TIME" statue, 4 George St, St. John's, NL A1C 1B8, Canada We'll meet at the statue ("A Time") at the east end of George Street (where it meets Beck's Cove).
Return details
  • War Memorial, 92 Water St, St. John's, NL A1C 1A5, Canada

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 357188P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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St. John's Downtown Walking Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book St. John's Downtown Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 357188P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    "A TIME" statue
    4 George St, St. John's, NL A1C 1B8, Canada
    We'll meet at the statue ("A Time") at the east end of George Street (where it meets Beck's Cove).
    See address & details
  • 1
    George Street
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    St. John's
    Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
    Bannerman Park
  • 2
    Colonial Building
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    War Memorial
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    War Memorial
    92 Water St, St. John's, NL A1C 1A5, Canada
    See address & details
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About the operator

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Don M
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Pierre was an excellent tour guide. Very enthusiastic, entertaining and knowledgeable. Several interesting facts
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Pierre gave us a great tour. We would recommend this viewing of St. John's
Pierre was entertaining and informative. He covered battles, fires, commerce, architecture and more. He mixed in lo
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Judith E
Reading, United States6 contributions
Our tour was originally booked for tomorrow morning, but when today’s regatta was postponed until tomorrow I emailed Pierre to see if we could change the date. He offered me the option of going this afternoon and we jumped at it. We are so glad we did. This was our second visit to St John’s, and although we had walked around the city on our own before, we had such a good time with Pierre. He is so knowledgeable about the city and had so many interesting facts and anecdotes to share with us. We walked from one end of the city to the other and up and down many of the hills - but we were able to stop and rest when we needed to and take the time to hear another story. It was truly a very worthwhile afternoon and we’d recommend it to anyone who wants to really learn about the city and its history.
Written August 3, 2022
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StJohnsWalkingTours
Hi Judy. Thank you for the awesome review. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. It was great fun hosting you and Andy. Enjoy the rest of your time in St. John's. Cheers!
Written August 4, 2022
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ChrisMcNeil
201 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Solo
Pierre had us meet at the well known sculpture A Time. He was on time as were the eight of us, and started with some background and context about the statue and it’s sculptor. We traveled throughout the heart of downtown, then headed up for excellent views on Jellybean Row.

Pierre was a good host and provided interesting color to the location.
Written September 14, 2022
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StJohnsWalkingTours
Hey Chris, thank you for the great review! I had a great time with you and the rest of the group on our tour. Cheers!
Written September 15, 2022
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Ruby C
Agra, India1 contribution
We had an amazing experience with Pierre, getting acquainted with the city! Would highly recommend for anyone visiting St. John's like we were. The tour will cover quite a fair bit of the downtown core near the harbour. He gives great recommendations through the way ( tried a bunch and absolutely loved the places!!). Your tour will be filled with lots of cool info about the city and its history, with a dash of Pierre's personality it will feel like a party!
Written August 19, 2022
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StJohnsWalkingTours
Hey Ruby, thank you for the amazing review. I really enjoyed our tour as well. Thanks for helping make it a great day.
Written August 21, 2022
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Quaxot
North Vancouver, Canada59 contributions
Sep. 2022
The whole experience was wonderful. Pierre was a terrific guide, very engaging with great stories to tell. He also did a great job of pointing out local shops and eateries that he thought we might like. We had already walked through much of the area covered by his far-ranging route be he provided the colour we had been missing.
Written September 24, 2022
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StJohnsWalkingTours
Hey guys. Thank you for the awesome review. So glad you enjoyed the tour. It was a fun afternoon for me too. Cheers!
Written September 25, 2022
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Kelly K
Midland, Canada5 contributions
What a great way this was to get to know St. John’s! From its history to restaurants to shops - Pierre was super knowledgeable and had plenty of entertaining stories that made the time fly by. The route was well planned as well and while there were some hills, they were quite manageable and there weren’t too many. I highly recommend this tour.
Written September 7, 2022
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StJohnsWalkingTours
Hi Kelly. Thank you for the great review! I really enjoyed our tour with Jamie and the rest of the group. It was a fun afternoon. Cheers!
Written September 8, 2022
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Suzanne L
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Jul. 2022
We were very impressed with Pierre’s knowledge and the extensive information we received about St John’s. As a bonus, he also shared with us many stories about the people and history of Newfoundland both in St John’s and the rest of the province.

He is warm & engaging, passionate about his subject, and very eager to ensure that we have a great time while in Newfoundland.

We appreciated him taking the time to ensure he answered all our questions and he was very generous with his recommendations for restaurants & activities for the rest our trip. Thank you again, Pierre!
Written August 1, 2022
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StJohnsWalkingTours
Hi Suzanne. Thank you so much for your awesome review. I'm really glad you all enjoyed the tour and I really enjoyed having you all along on our exploration of downtown. Cheers!
Written August 2, 2022
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JCard
3 contributions
Sep. 2022
Pierre gave us an excellent walking tour. It was a very thorough, informative and entertaining coverage of central St. John's, both past and present. Pierre clearly knows his stuff and has an enthusiasm for sharing it with those on the tour. He told many interesting stories about the history of the numerous spots we visited, plus was able to provide lots of info about what is happening now in St. John's. Pierre also gave lots of tips on other things to do while visiting the area and places to eat, drink and/or be entertained. I highly recommend this tour to visitors to city.
Written September 9, 2022
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StJohnsWalkingTours
Hi Jeff. Thank you for the amazing review. I really enjoyed our tour together. Thank you for the questions and the conversation. Cheers!
Written September 11, 2022
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emceestet
Toronto, On52 contributions
Sep. 2022
Pierre is an amazing tour guide who is a true professional that combines entertaining stories and insightful facts for an all-around great experience!
If you do one tour in St. John's make sure it is this!
Not only does Pierre have an amazing knowledge of his city but he also has a genuine passion for his home and what he does. After the tour, he went out of his way to provide recommendations of places to visit. I can't say enough great things about this tour!
Written September 15, 2022
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StJohnsWalkingTours
Thank you for the awesome review. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour so much. It was great having the opportunity to show you some of our wonderful little city. Cheers!
Written October 5, 2022
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Cher79
Hamilton, Canada170 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
I had pre planned this tour and booked on line after reading the glowing reviews ! They were not wrong !
We arrived in St Johns after a three am wake up call. In order to keep going this was the ideal tour .
Our guide Pierre was a fountain of knowledge and we really enjoyed his personality . There was only one other tourist on our trip so while probably not ideal for Pierre worked out great for us.
You will be acquainted with the city by the end of the quick 2 hours . By just venturing out yourself you miss so much and having a local guide you through worth the time !
Book this tour not to be missed !
Written August 24, 2022
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StJohnsWalkingTours
Hey Cheryl. Thanks for the awesome review! We may have been a small group but I had a great time with you, Brian, and Liz. Thanks for helping make it such an enjoyable afternoon. Cheers!
Written August 25, 2022
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kearsey
Conception Bay South, Canada5 contributions
Jun. 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour. I found Pierre (St. John's Walking Tour) very informative about the past historical events that occurred. He also informed us of the merchants, who they were and how they traded with the fishermen. It was a 2 1/2 hour walk which I found most enjoyable and not the least boring. If you want to hear about our history under colonial rule, when we were an independent territory, having our own currency, plus other interesting tidbits I have no doubt you will enjoy this walking tour and very thankful you did it.
Written July 3, 2022
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Hi Monica, Thank you for your excellent review. I am really glad you enjoyed the tour. It was my pleasure having you join me.
Written July 8, 2022
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