- Enjoy the unusual Fogo Island experience: magnificent nature, extraordinary hotel & unusual encounters
- A variety of delights are available according to the season, with the Atlantic as your horizon
- Explore Old Montreal on your own and then retire to the hotel's terrace
- Private transfers, Concierge and all our usual additional services
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After the town, head for Fogo Island. Off the north coast of Newfoundland (basically at the end of the world), it is one of those places that feels untouched by time. It is a destination that must be earned - you have to journey by plane, car and ferry to reach it - but once your suitcases are in the hotel, time stops and everything is pure relaxation and shared experiences.
FOGO ISLAND INN - A MODERN VIEW OF THE PASTThis hotel is first and foremost a vision - that of someone from the island who returned to preserve it. The concept is bold and unprecedented: to create a foundation based around art, craft and culture with a showcase hotel to welcome visitors. Designed by Canadian architect Todd Saunders, this futuristic ocean liner-like hotel stands in front of the Atlantic Ocean, with its steep and astonishing lines reflecting its surroundings. The project is driven by the entire community, and everyone has a place and a role to play: carpenters, seamstresses and cabinetmakers were involved in the construction of the hotel (everything is handmade and all the products come from the island or the province of Newfoundland); former fishermen guide you across the island; the chef grew up on the island. The result is a surprising blend of tradition, avant-garde design, and a remarkable ecological sensitivity.
Outdoors or indoors, alone or accompanied, there is always something to do, discover or taste - without necessarily planning in advance. The cinema, the libraries and the terrace, flanked by whirlpool baths and a huge fireplace, are odes to relaxation. Artists' studios have even been set up all over the island; design structures inspired by traditional houses intended to welcome artists from all over the world by offering them a space for free creation and inspiration.
WHILE TRAVELLING, WE LOVEStaying in a hotel full of character in Montreal, facing the St. Lawrence Basin, with a bedroom and terrace with a view - travelling through Old Montreal with a private guide and then continuing to explore the city on your own - travelling through Fogo Island in the footsteps of the inhabitants whose families have inhabited the island for over four centuries, and discovering their stories, daily lives, songs and recipes - enjoying fine local dishes and wines, with the wilderness of the Atlantic as a backdrop - in the evening, setting up on the roof to admire the stars, from the hot tub or while sipping a cocktail with crushed ice from an iceberg - if the weather permits, climbing into the saddle to explore the coast or fishing village - discovering the secrets of making traditional boats with a local builder - setting off on a hike across the island to discover artists' studios set up here and there - admiring icebergs in spring and summer, picking berries in autumn, donning snowshoes in winter.
Flight to Montreal
On arrival, private transfer to the avenue bordering the St. Lawrence Basin, not far from the Old Port. Two-night stay at a hotel that combines charm and character; a five-storey building that was alternately a depot, a warehouse, a general store and then a leather factory for more than 100 years, before being transformed into a hotel using the base of the old materials: wood, brick and stone. Special mention for the terrace that offers stunning views of the harbour basin.
A day to discover Montreal, the perfect fusion between Europe and America, a meeting point for many nationalities and a city that is alive and well in summer and winter alike.
Already included in the itinerary - Visit to Old Montreal with a private guide, between historical details, architectural perspectives and anecdotes from the past and present.
Things to see and do - The Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, with its remarkable architecture, which tells the history of the city against an archaeological backdrop - strolling through the alleys of the Mile End or along the St. Lawrence - the Plateau-Mont-Royal district, the 'village' of Montreal with its local market, lofts, designer shops, trendy bars and restaurants - the Old Port and its promenades - a break at the lookout in the middle of the squirrels - a tour through St. Catherine's Street to shop.
Montreal - Fogo Island
Domestic flight to Gander and transfer by private vehicle then ferry to Fogo Island Inn. Three-night stay in a suite facing the ocean and the steep shores.
Included in the itinerary - To get into good shape, spend the morning with an island inhabitant who knows the lie of the land. Enjoy an 'orientation' walk through the island, where you immerse yourself in its history and chaotic landscapes. It is also an opportunity to meet a former fisherman and visit the village of Joe Batt's Arm, before learning about the techniques of smoking cod or picking berries in season. In the afternoon, uncover the secrets of building traditional boats with a local builder, along with anecdotes and stories of his life between the wind and the water. And the next day, during the day, a local guide will come to pick you up at the hotel and take you on a trek through the tundra trails.
Fogo Island - Return flight
Private transfer to Gander and flight home. Overnight flight, arriving the next day.
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