The Agatha Christie Tour

  • This is the view from Anstey's Cove in Torquay
  • Here are some previous guests at Agatha Christie's bronze bust in Torquay
  • This is the view of Torquay Harbour
  • This is Greenway, the house that Agatha Christie bought with her second husband, Max Mallowen
  • First editions of Agatha Christie's books at Greenway
  • Torquay Marina
  • Meadfoot Beach at Torquay
  • Princess Pier in Torquay
  • The Boathouse at Greenway in Devon
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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!

During the day, you will see locations that Agatha used in her stories, and hear more about the fictional characters that frequented these places.  You will also get a feel for the area in which she was brought up, an area made popular with tourists during the Victorian era, and still popular today.

This is a stimulating and varied day that incorporates many beautiful and interesting locations, all relevant to the greatest of crime writers, Agatha Christie, who still sells more than three million books a year worldwide, over 40 years after her death.

PLEASE NOTE: Since Greenway isn’t open every day, we can offer an alternative Agatha themed aspect to the tour on those days, perhaps visiting Burgh Island or Dartmoor instead, places that Agatha spent time at during her life. Certain aspects of the tour are always available, and the day can be tailored to suit your individual requirements, perhaps to include a private guided tour of the potent plant garden at Torre Abbey to find out all about the poisons that Agatha used to kill off so many of the victims in her stories (at extra cost). Please get in touch to discuss.

Itinerary

9.30 am  - collection from your accommodation.

10.00 am  - visit to Anstey's Cove, a place that Agatha used to visit.

10.45 am  - drive to Meadfoot Beach, making a couple of minor detours to see points of interest along the way.

11.15 am  - visit to The Grand Hotel, where Agatha spent her honeymoon to her first husband.  We can pause for a drink here, if you wish.

11.45 am  - arrive at The Imperial Hotel, a place that Agatha knew well, and that featured in some of her stories.

12.00 pm  - walk along some of the Agatha Christie mile, seeing and hearing about several places relevant to Agatha's life.

12.45 pm  - time to stop for some lunch - we have various places that we can visit for this.

2.30 pm  - visit to Greenway, the house that Agatha bought in 1938 with her second husband.

4.30 pm  - perhaps you'd like a Devonshire cream tea at this stage, to round the day off perfectly!

5.30 pm  - return to your accommodation.

Tour Information

What's included:  Alex's or Mark's services as your award winning tour guide, transport in our vehicle, and any parking charges applicable to our vehicle.  We also provide complimentary bottled water.
What's not included:  Any refreshments, meals, drinks and any other purchases you make on the day.  Entry to Greenway is not included either.
Please bring:  Suitable clothing and footwear for the conditions.
Top tip:  If a member of your group is not an Agatha Christie fan, this is still a very enjoyable tour for them to come on as we talk about plenty of other fascinating subjects, and not just Agatha,
Price:  1 - 2 guests: £380
3 - 6 guests: £440

FULLY CUSTOMISABLE

CAN BE INCLUDED IN A MULTIDAY TOUR

LOCAL GUIDES

HOTEL PICK UP AND DROP OFF

AIRPORT/STATION TRANSFERS

MULTI AWARD WINNING

2018 UK TOUR GUIDE OF THE YEAR

5* TRIP ADVISOR RATING