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We truly enjoyed our day on Tour with Helen. We saw stunning views around the Avalon Peninsula including Deadman’s Bay, Petty Harbour - Maddox’s Cove, and Cape Spear, as well as Signal Hill and the Narrows back in Saint John’s. Helen is a delightful guide who provided a relaxed atmosphere to learn interesting history with local insight. She knows the best places to dine, the ideal location for that perfect picture, and will go out of her way to ensure you have a unique and unforgettable experience. Thanks, Heather, Teresa, and Joanne May 2024
Today 11/18/2023 , We had a Tour by Helen; We really enjoyed Cape Spear Lighthouse , Petty Harbour fishing village, The Goulds farming community ; It took 5 hours. Helen make the descriptions so much more interesting with her Family past. We recommend to anyone for " The personal touch ". We loved the bit about Peter Pan too ... Thank you Helen for a great day ..Raquel and Denis from Tasmania.
Newfoundland emptied my bucket list. My wife, a daughter and I had the time of our lives exploring "the Rock". Luckily for us we hired Tours by Helen to show us the wonderful Province. She gave us an incredible experience that has continued with us months later. Seeing the views, learning the history, mixing with some of the world's greatest people and just plain enjoying ourselves. We answered "Why did you come here?" by saying the PEOPLE who lived up to their reputation as being as good-natured as any group in the world. One gentleman, Jerome, said that we are small but have great history. I totally agree. The entire trip still swirls through me after being exposed to the raw beauty, the graciousness of the Newfoundlanders and the fun everywhere. It had been on my mind to visit for 15 years and am so happy to have explored Newfoundland. We are again indebted to Tours by Helen for her expertise, knowledge and perfect personality. We were with Helen every single day and felt that we became friends by the last day. I'd go back in a second!
We were fortunate to complete two different private tours (4 people) with Helen over our few days in St John’s. Helen suggested the routes and they were fantastic going firstly to Cape Spear Lighthouse, Petty Harbour and Goulds with stops along the way. Our second tour was a full day going through Conception Bay South to Brigus and Cupids with various stops of interest. The journey and sites were simply beautiful but what made these tours stand out in our many years of travel was the intimate knowledge and personal history that Helen bought to the experience. Her love of the areas and respect for the people that have made their livelihood from the land and sea, both past and present made these tours unforgettable. We so appreciate her commitment to ensuring we left with many memories and laughter along the way. Tours by Helen comes highly recommended and we’d travel again with her in a heartbeat. Cheers Two Helen’s can’t be wrong
Beautiful day with Helen to discover the secret area around St. John's. Warmly recommend Tours By Helen.
My friend and I were privileged to book a tour from Tours By Helen today. Wow! What a tour. We saw several sites in St. John’s, moved onto Cape Spear and looped back towards St. John’s. We stopped at Petty Harbour and Mount Pearl. Helen showed us her family’s business Bidgood’s Supermarket where we ate some wonderful cod chowder, fresh homemade buns and lemon meringue pie. We ended our day at Signal Hill. The fog had lifted and we had a clear view of St. John’s and the ocean. Helen is a wealth of knowledge, so friendly and a very proud Newfoundlander.
Helen gave us a short tour of St John's and of Cape Spear, and we really enjoyed our time with her. She has a great sense of humour, an excellent knowledge of the facts that do matter, and she is a generous and warm soul. I greatly recommend a tour with her, thanks a million Helen!
Helen knows her stuff!
I had an amazing time touring with Helen. Enjoyed the history and the local life. Would recommend this tour to anyone.
Helen saved my trip!! I wasn't planning on taking a tour as I was supposed to have my own car and drive around, but I ended up not having a vehicle. I booked with Helen only the day before and she was super flexible and ready to go! She was the most wonderful tour guide, so kind, funny and knowledgeable! I'm so glad I got to spend a few hours with her and would HIGHLY recommend doing a tour with her! I learned so much from her and will be forever grateful!
Thanks for the great tour. You're great at what you do. ..Toronto, Ontario
Helen’s tours are fantastic! We did the Cape Spear and Petty Harbour tour, as well as the drive to Brigus, and were very impressed by Helen’s knowledge of these areas. Super value there. PS - you will find that Helen is part of the history of the area - very cool! We highly recommend that anyone planning on visiting Newfoundland use Helen’s services. BTW, she is a great personality, and will keep you smiling.
I just had the pleasure of spending the day with Helen. It felt like I was spending the day with a friend who wanted to show me around their hometown and explain why they loved it so much. Helen provides interesting facts and stories and puts a personal spin on everything. She was really flexible and built the day around what I wanted to do...which was hike as much as possible. I loved my time at Cape Spear and Helen gave me extra time to hike a little bit of the East Coast Trail while I was there. I loved seeing Petty Harbour and hearing about Helen's family history in that area. I also loved the fish and chips! The best I've ever had! The sun was shining and it was an absolutely perfect day, thanks to Helen! Highly recommend taking a tour with Helen. Michelle Michals Toronto, Canada May 3, 2022
Helen loves her home, and sharing it with travelers. What a pleasant introduction to St. John's and Petty Harbour. Her family history with the community, stories, and knowledge, mix with a pleasant banter that makes a Tour by Helen more like a road trop with a friend. We visited Cape Spear as it should be, in the blustery cold rain and wind. And then I got the low down on Petty Harbour from its roots. Her family is entwined in that history, which makes the story real. Helen is a good gal. I had a great time and learned a ton. You will as well. Give her a call...you will not regret it. .. Bob Wood... Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA....2021-10-16
Helen was an amazing guide and I loved how personal the tour felt! She talked about her family and how they were a big part of the fishing industry and I really enjoyed the little asides of what certain areas meant to her growing up. She's really flexible and genuinely wants to make sure that the people on her tour are doing all the things they want. The weather was pretty rainy on the tour, but it was still so much fun! I had a bit of a personal snafu to deal with and Helen was SO nice in trying to help me figure it out! I feel like I have a new friend in Newfoundland and I hope we meet again in the future!
My friend, Patti, and I were honoured to tour with Helen. Helen is a wealth of information about Newfoundland. She personalized our tour with our interests as well as provided us with things to do on our own. Helen was so personable and kept conversation lively as we toured. Thank you, Helen. Our trip was memorable because of you!
It was just by chance we ran into Hellen in the lobby of our hotel. We were lucky that her scheduled client was running late otherwise we would have missed this opportunity. We had an immediate connection with her and agreed to go on her tour. It was the best time ever. Helen drove us around to the major attraction telling us about the history at each spot. We ran into numerous friends of hers, she is well known all around St. John’s. She has a great sense of humour and offered interesting personal insights of history of the area. We would highly recommend to joint Hellen on one of her awesome tours!
"My eleven year old son, Joshua and I were very lucky to find Tours by Helen during our stay in St. John's. We had the most magnificent experience when Helen took us on the tour to Flatrock. We got to see the beautiful and amazing Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Helen, we are never going to forget our visit to St. John's because you have left special memories that will last in our hearts forever. Thanks and God bless you!" ..Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada ..September 6, 2018
"Helen, You are the best tour person I have ever known. You have deep information about so many things! You are fun to be with, too, and very generous. Thank you so much for all you do." ..Allan Guttman, Toronto, Ontario ..August 8, 2021
My sister and I took our mother to Newfoundland for her 80th birthday. A travel agent here recommended Helen, and we are so grateful! We spent the whole day with Helen on a scheduled tour to Cape Spear, and then an impromptu second tour to the Grotto when she learned that my mother was deeply religious. She tailored the tour to our interests which is something you won’t find with a big tour company. Helen is the personification of Newfoundland hospitality; her generosity and warmth will leave you feeling like you’ve made a friend.

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