Just Landed Tours
Just Landed Tours
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City ToursWalking ToursSightseeing ToursPrivate Tours
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
If you’ve never been to St.John’s NL before now’s your chance to see the sites in our unique city. Each tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy a picturesque drive, a walk in the fresh air, and a stop at a local eatery. Along the way you can listen to local music, and sample some locally made snacks, all while learning about the area. There’ll be plenty of photo stops along the way.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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Picton, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
My Sweetie and I arrived in St. John's unable to rent a car as we planned. Mary SAVED our vacation picking up her business phone on first ring and allowing us to book tours with her for the next two days off season. A proud 5th generation Newfoundlander and master storyteller makes Mary the best tour guide. Never would we have found those hidden gems like "The Battery" or seen the "Outer Cove Beach" or understood why some new homes have sad looking roofs near the ocean. We might have found the "Jellybean Houses" on our own but we never would have found the colours story. Mary loves her province and her goal as tour guide is to make us all go home with only sweet Newfoundland memories. As a journalist with a never ending supply of questions and a camera, I'm not an easy one to please away from home- Mary did just that and more. I would recommend Just Landed Tours to everyone.
Written December 7, 2023
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Hello Tiredtraveller12, Sorry I missed this review until now. It was a delight to meet both yourself and your Sweetie. Your trip certainly got off to a rough start but I’m so happy I was able to turn that around for you. I wasn’t sure your camera was going to be able to hold all of your captures! A lovely couple of days of exploring for sure! Hope you find the time on the farm to look at your photos and remember the smell of the Atlantic Ocean. Take care!
Written March 7, 2024
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johnv29006
Cardiff, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Overview & Background.

We boarded the Fred Olsen cruise ship Balmoral at the port of Southampton 26/09/2023 for a 34-day cruise to celebrate both Karen & myself 20th wedding anniversaries, retirement & reaching the milestone of 65 years of age.

This adventure would be our longest holiday that we have undertaken and the countries we would be visiting included Canada, USA, Bermuda, Portugal & Spain.

Prior to booking this cruise, we used to enjoy walking for miles & sharing that most precious of commodities “Time together” But since we booked this cruise father time has taken its toll on Karen’s walking abilities and she now needs the assistance of a walking stick to keep her mobile. Karen was concerned that her walking difficulties may limit our port experience on the cruise of a lifetime and was one of the reasons why we decided to book both a private tour.

Tours.

This would be our second visit to St Johns N.L Canada on a cruise ship. Although we had a good knowledge of the port layout & location and the ports proximity to the City of St John’s including the terrain “Hilly, but the city is on your doorstep”. Our first visit to this port was for 10 hours and included a whistle tour by using a mini cab that took us around St Johns main tourist spots within an hour and where we were able to stop at several interesting locations, point & shoot, back into the cab and repeat the process. Followed by a visit the Yellow Belly brewery local watering hole.

When checking the cruise itinerary, I was surprised that Balmoral's first port of call was St Johns, and we would be alongside for two days and based on our 1st visit to St Johns we had seen all that this port could offer within one hour.

We decided to investigate what else the port of St Johns could offer a retuning tourist by seeking professional tourism help, after all two “days just twiddling our thumbs "was not an option.

After utilizing a well-known search engine, we hit on “Just Landed Tours” and after a lot of email flowing back & forth (me changing the itinerary and asking Mary for possible solutions). Terms & Conditions. (No deposit required but if you change your mind then please let me know.) We booked a five-hour tour with Just Landed Tours dated 02/10/2023 and planned to revisit the local watering hole early afternoon f 03/10/2023 and enjoy the Canadian hospitality and refreshments.

Best laid down planes.

After a 4-hour delayed departure Southampton and the Captain then announcing the following day that we should expect further transatlantic delays due to the increasingly deteriorating sea conditions. The repercussions, the ETA into St Johns was now a day later 03/10/2023. Our only concern was for Mary (See T&C’s) and a vision of Mary waiting at the key side looking at an empty berth where the MV Balmoral should have tied up and no way for us to contact her as we are now in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and without iPhone signal.

Mary & Customer to our rescue.

We arrived into the port of St Johns as per the updated ETA at 07:30 and I promptly phoned Mary who was aware of the ships delay as she has a link to the port that monitors the port arrival times. Unfortunately, Mary confirmed that she has a booking for the 03/10 But had a solution. The customer who had booked both a long tour with Just Landed Tours dated 03/10 and a short tour for the 04/10 was made aware of our situation and thankfully thay switch the tour dates allowing our tour to go ahead in the afternoon. “Thank you so much for changing dates and making our tour possible”.

Just Landed Tour.

How wrong was my evaluation of St John’s when I believed that we had seen all that this city could offer us on the first visit. Mary is a mobile encyclopaedia of knowledge whose gift to communicate such gold nuggets of information by taking you to a place and time in St John’s history and explaining to those in her charge the historical significands of events and the consequences for St John’s evolution.

Whether the location was the grounds of the Commissariat’s house, Quidi Vidi Lake. 2nd World war USA base, associated horrors of Gibibit's hill, Cabot Tower and the history of both the Towers and the surrounding buildings, dynamite and its repercussions for Signal hill’s, Marconi relationship with Cabot Tower, Geological features and the effects for those houses located on Outer Battery Rd & Cape Spear, its 2nd world war & lighthouse history and so much more.

Evidently, St Johns has so much more to offer, and we looking forward to returning to St Johns hopefully in the not-too-distant future.

Thank you, Mary for your warm welcome and so many wonderful St John’s memories.

Stay Safe.

Karen & John

Wales.
Written November 14, 2023
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Wow! Thank you so much Karen and John. I am gobsmacked to hear that I made such an impression! I was so pleased to be able to rearrange things to make your visit to St. John’s a memorable day. Today, it was announced that WestJet has reinstated some direct flights between London and St. John’s. Perhaps you can come back for another visit.
Written November 15, 2023
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Kim G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
/we took the Around the Town tour with Mary and it was just great. Mary is very knowledgeable and told us of the history of St John's and some local forklore to go with it. She was very accomodating and took us to some out of the way places to get great pictures. We had a nice lunch at a local cafe. Best of all she was very funny, we laughed the whole trip. Great personality. I highly recommend any tour with Mary. You'll be in good hands and will thoroughly enjoy yourself.
Written September 29, 2023
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Well KimgJ655ODI, there is no doubt that we laughed that day! Oh man did we laugh! What a treat it was to meet you all. Thanks so much for trusting me with your day.
Written October 5, 2023
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Denise L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We were visiting St. John’s for 7 days and decided to book some tours instead of renting a car and fumbling around on our own. We booked two tours with Mary: “Quidi Vidi Village” and “Get Out Of Town”. Best decision ever, as we would never have experienced St. John’s and Newfoundland in the same way. Mary is personable, an amazing story teller, informative, knowledgable, funny, and VERY passionate about her beautiful city and province! It felt like we were in the company of a good friend. What an awesome way to experience St. John’s and surroundings. We highly recommend Mary’s tours to anyone visiting St. John’s.
Denise & Paul Penticton, BC
Written September 26, 2023
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Well now Denise, isn't that just lovely to read this morning! Thanks so very much. Hopefully your pictures captured some of your experience as well. I feel the same about roaming around with my guests, we develop a friendship. Come back to see me again. There's plenty more to explore!
Written September 28, 2023
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Ruth H
United States2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
What a special day in Newfoundland. We
Thoroughly enjoyed our “ out of the city”
Tour departing from St. John’s cruise port.
Mary is a wonderful guide with lots of knowledge
And a fun personality. She will not disappoint!
Oh, our lunch was spectacular!
Written September 15, 2023
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Thanks Ruth. Well, that’s two trips to Newfoundland in your books. Hopefully we’ll see you again another time.
Written September 16, 2023
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Antonela Gramescu
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Mary is fantastic! She is very knowledgeable about " The Rock" and likes to share with you her vast knowledge. Very professional, always in time, customizing the tour to your needs, Mary is passionate about her work, will provide you with the best experience possible, even if you are a solo traveler like me, and despite the weather !I
had 2 wonderful tours with Mary and I highly recommend this lifetime experience with Just landed tours and Mary .And to top that Mary will bring for you a light snack, in my case delicious pastries for the trip, can't beat that.
Written June 20, 2023
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I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed both of our tours. The weather has certainly been a challenge of late but the fresh, damp, salty air is like a free spa treatment! HA! HA! Take care my friend, and get all those boxes ticked across Canada!
Written June 20, 2023
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larry b
Durham, NC89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We did the Quidi Vidi Village tour with Mary. She picked us promptly from our Hotel and we started our tour. Since we were travelling during the off-season and many of the places in Quidi Vidi would not be open, Mary was very flexible and took us to a few places around the area to supplement the tour. Even though the weather wasn't great we still got to see the top spots in the village along with some incredible views in the area. She was very knowledgeable about everything in the area and is genuinely a great person. She also dropped us off right on time for our dinner reservations at the Mallard Cottge. We had a great time hanging out for a few hours and would recommend her services to anyone visiting the area.
Written May 10, 2023
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Well thanks so much Larry! I think we made the best of a poor weather day for sure. It’s not always what you see but how you look at it! Glad to know you enjoyed the detours as well as the original plan too.
Written June 20, 2023
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Sneha S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
I had a wonderful day with Mary .She has an immense knowledge about the city , its history and culture. It was wonderful to spend the day with her on this well thought out for.
Written December 4, 2022
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Hello snehas984! Thanks so much for letting myself and others know you enjoyed your day! It was a marvellous day to experience the beauty of the ocean. I hope you return again, perhaps with your parents, to experience Newfoundland and Labrador on a far warmer summer day.
Written December 21, 2022
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AKlikestotravel
Oakville, Canada35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Mary is fantastic! Quick response times and very knowledgeable and professional. She created a custom tour for me since I was in town for a conference and had only 4 hours available before my flight. She picked me up at my hotel and dropped me off directly at the airport after the tour which was super convenient. He car is comfortable and a great way to see the area. Mary shared a lot of interesting information and history at all the attractions she took me to visit. I learned so much. Not to mention seeing some really stunning landscapes and views. Loved this tour. Highly recommend this business and Mary.
Written October 2, 2022
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Thank you AKlikestotravel, It was a bit of a whirlwind tour to squeeze in as much as possible. So glad you enjoyed it all. Perhaps next time, when you bring your family, we’ll explore a beach or a hike. Take care, Mary
Written October 4, 2022
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happy 2 travel
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
All four of our family members loved our "Get Out of Town" tour with Mary. Mary knew just how to relate to all of us and provided us with a tour which included viewings of beach areas, and other areas outside of St. John's. We were able to get out of her very well kept vehicle to explore and experience the areas; but Mary would cater to needs of any group and could also offer options to view from the vehicle too. My teenage son described the hike along a small easy section of the East Coast trail, as his favorite part of his visit to Newfoundland.
Written September 5, 2022
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Hello kw16984CJ! It was a wonderful morning with your family. Unusual that we couldn’t find a breeze but at least the faeries didn’t find us! I hope you enjoy all the Canadian capitals as much as your trip to St. John’s. Thanks so much for the review, Mary
Written September 6, 2022
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