Example day tours

Example day tours. These are some of the more popular trips but are far from everything that is available! See the list of things to do in Devon on the home page and choose which activities and attractions you would choose to make your stay really special.

The Hound of the Baskervilles Tour

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Unique Devon Tours has created the definitive The Hound Of The Baskervilles Tour, one that will leave guests spellbound.  From avid Baskerville fans, Doylians and Sherlockians to those that just enjoyed reading the book at school, this tour gives everyone a unique opportunity to experience the best possible Hound Of The Baskervilles day out.  See more

The Agatha Christie Full Day Tour

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This tour offers you a fabulous day out, allowing you to follow in the footsteps of Agatha Christie. It includes many locations from Agatha’s childhood, such as the beaches of Torquay, where she spent a great deal of her spare time, and locations from her early adulthood, including the pier, the Pavilion and several other places. Later in the day a visit to Greenway is in order, Agatha’s beautiful holiday home, and naturally the day ends with a traditional Devonshire cream tea!  See more

The Best of Devon Tour

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Featuring two of Devon’s most beautiful areas, this tour is perfect for anyone with limited time in the area, since it gives guests a great overview of two of Devon’s most beautiful areas, Dartmoor and the South Devon coast, in just one day. It also gives people a taste of just how varied the county is, from the rugged hilltops of Dartmoor National Park, with its atmosphere of foreboding, legend and history, to the dramatic beauty, lovely beaches and charming towns of the South Devon coastline.  See more

The Food and Drink of Devon Tour

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International visitors to Devon are often very surprised at the excellence of food and drink that is on offer here, far surpassing their expectations of English food. A few years ago, local people realised that the produce coming off our hills and out of the sea was second to none in terms of quality, and now we have a very diverse collection of local producers and growers, as well as the top quality chefs that can then turn this produce into wonderful tasting food.

So a tour that celebrates this wonderful produce seems to be very appropriate, and Unique Devon Tours has put together a fabulous day out, which can be tailored to suit you. The day includes visits to a variety of local producers and food and drink related experiences. Guests can choose from the following:  See more

The Ghosts, Myths and Legends of Devon Tour

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Devon is truly a place of history, myth and legend. From one end to another, there are countless tales of hauntings, often based on folklore, often based on fact. This tour gives guests the opportunity to learn about some of these stories, and to see the evocative places in which they are based. We visit the ruin of a 15th Century castle, an 800 year old inn, a church with a difference, before heading up to Dartmoor to hear about some of this National Park’s most iconic and spooky tales!  See more

The Historic Buildings of Devon Tour

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This enticing tour gives guests a wonderful insight into some of Devon’s most impressive and historical buildings. But rather than being a dull day full of nothing but facts, this day is actually intriguing and memorable, and gives guests the chance to have some fairly unique experiences.

Guests get to pick from a selection of places to visit, and the guarantee is that each one of these places has its own story to tell! It is definitely feasible to visit two such properties in one day, or possibly three, depending upon which ones are chosen, and guests will certainly be advised about a good running order for the day. Properties to choose from include Exeter Cathedral, Powderham Castle, Buckfast Abbey, Great Fulford, Buckland Abbey, Berry Pomeroy, Coombe Trenchard, Fursdon House, Tiverton Castle and more.  See more

The Walking in Devon Tour

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It is said that a person can walk every day for a year in Devon, and they will never have to walk the same path twice. There is such a huge array of footpaths, across so many different types of landscape, that it is no surprise that visitors have been coming to Devon for many decades with the sole intention of walking.  See more

Ultimate Dartmoor Tour Experience

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This is a wonderfully varied tour that encompasses so much of what Dartmoor is about, including myths and legends, bronze age settlements, beautiful views, country inns, desolate moorland and cream teas! Carefully selected photo stops and short walks to hidden views not seen from the road leave memorable impressions of some of the most stunning scenery in the United Kingdom!  See more

The Wine Lovers Triple Vineyard Tour

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Picture this – being driven around beautiful scenery, stopping off at three quite different vineyards, and tasting the wonderful, award winning wines that have been created from the vines that you get to wander amongst.  See more

Devon Family Genealogy Tour

This is a fantastic and unique opportunity for you to truly bring your family history to life. You may have spent months or years researching your family tree, but you’ve done it all from a chair, using your computer. Well, here is your chance to actually get to see the places where your ancestors were born, lived, worked, went to Church, and died.

Using my local knowledge of the area, my knowledge of how to access relevant information locally and off the net, and my experience in extensively researching my own genealogy, I can put together a great day out where we visit the area in Devon that your family came from. We can visit the beautiful countryside, towns and villages of your forebears, and go inside the churches that they once attended services in. Possibly we can find their headstones, and go to lunch in the pub they once ate in. I can help to put the colour into your family history, and we can certainly include plenty of time for photo stops.

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The Royal Naval and Devon Coastal History Tour

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This special and unique one day tour will give you a fantastic insight into the history rich area of South Devon. It can be tailored somewhat to suit your interests, but one thing is for sure, you will gain a great deal of fascinating knowledge during this day. Dartmouth is a town of great seafaring history, with the 12th century Crusades setting out from here. You will have time to get a feel for this beautifully located place, and your tour at the Naval College will only enhance your knowledge of naval and royal history.  See more

The Fossil Hunting and Llama Walking Day

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This day out gives my guests the opportunity to combine two intriguing and quite different activities into just a few hours, and is one that will live long in the memory.  I will collect you at 9am, after you’ve had breakfast.  We will then head to Dorset, the county next to Devon, to the town of Charmouth (part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the Jurassic Coast) where I will introduce you to fossil hunting and the geology of this coastline.  We will wander along the beautifully scenic beach, searching along the seashore to discover the delights that can be found right under your feet, and I guarantee you won’t come away empty handed!  Afterwards there will be time to pop into the visitor centre, where there are some incredible finds to be seen, as well as opportunities to buy some truly amazing fossils.

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The Excellent Exeter Day Tour

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I will collect you at 9am, after you’ve had breakfast.  After driving to Exeter, we will head to the magnificent medieval Cathedral where you will take part in a private guided tour of the building, giving you a special insight into the history of this fabulous building.  This will be followed by lunch in a cafe, restaurant or pub of your choice, with a little local guidance from me.  The best locally sourced food is available in abundance in Exeter, from traditional Ploughmans to fresh fish and chips, you decide!  See more

The Anything You Want From Devon Day

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Devon is probably the most versatile county in the United Kingdom, and although popular with tourists as a destination, it is amazing how few people, including locals, understand just how much there is to see and do here.  I’ve come up with over forty categories of interest, in which there are many choices of place to go, things to do, people to meet, and experiences to try.  We can link two, three or more things together to make a great combination for your day out.  We can include wonderful places to eat and drink, giving you the chance to sample some of Devon’s increasingly fabulous food, that is now getting spoken about on an international level.  You can meet fascinating people that are part of the spirit of Devon, and hear tales aplenty, some which are true, some which are myth.  See more

Visit Cornwall, Dorset or Somerset for the Day

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Whilst  Devon is my home county, and I think the county that offers the most opportunities to the traveller in the whole of the United Kingdom, I can’t deny the uniqueness of the counties that surround it, and as a result have visited Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset many times myself for day trips and longer holidays.  In Cornwall we have wonderful coastline, enchanting fishing villages (including Doc Martin’s Port Isaac!) and beautiful gardens of Worldwide renown, as well as, of course, the Eden Project.  In Dorset we have the Jurassic Coast with its extraordinary geology and wealth of fossils, as well as incredible natural beauty and unspoilt towns.  In Somerset we have the ancient spa town of Bath, the magnificent Wells Cathedral, and one of my favourite places, Glastonbury, which has a truly unique feel.  See more