Devon Family History Genealogy Tour

  • A guest looking at the headstone of his ancestor
  • Holy Trinity Church at Buckfastleigh
  • Previous guest at her ancestor's grave
  • Old headstone in a Devon church
  • Guest on a Unique Devon Tours family history tour
  • An old document at the Devon Record Office
  • Barnstaple Cemetery
  • The church at Washford Pyne
  • "Alex was warm and personable, and a pleasure to be with throughout our day together"

    Gillian, Oregon

  • "This trip was customised to our needs and professionally done. We would love to do another trip with Mark "

    Sharron, Massachusetts

  • "Alex's tours are truly unique. He goes that extra mile and ensures an unforgettable experience for his customers"

    Vanessa R, London, UK

  • "Thank you so much Alex for providing our family with a glimpse into the past where our ancestors once dwelt"

    Stephanie & Russell, Australia

  • "To my great fortune I found Alex Graeme who makes the whole experience wonderful and fulfilling"

    David, Vancouver

  • "Alex did a super job on handling logistics and in capturing the day with his camera"

    Cathy, Oregon, USA

  • "Our experience with Alex of Unique Devon Tours was excellent, and he was a delightful person to work with"

    Karen, Oregon

  • "Top marks for Alex and Unique Devon Tours"

    B F Kelly, Atlanta, USA

  • "The best tour I've ever experienced in my life"

    Tamara H, Weybridge, UK

  • "Alex is a wonderful and personable tour guide"

    Jeffrey S, Florida, USA

  • "We had become so enamoured with Alex that we felt like he was part of the family"

    Shelly M, Minnisota, USA

  • "He is hands down the best guide I have ever had the pleasure to work with"

    Desmond P, USA

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 our local knowledge of the area, our knowledge of how to access relevant information locally and off the net, and our experience in extensively researching our own family trees, we 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. We will help to put the colour into your family history, and we can certainly include plenty of time for photo stops.


9.00 am - collection from your accommodation. We will proceed to the locations that we’ve identified as being relevant to your family, whether they are in towns, villages or the countryside.

12.30 pm - lunch will be in a handpicked pub or restaurant, during which we can share with you some of our family history, if you wish.

2.00 pm - this can proceed in much the same manner as the morning, maybe visiting Churches, and allowing plenty of opportunity for photography. Alternatively, it can be shaped according to your wishes and interests, possibly stopping for a traditional Devonshire cream tea at the end of the afternoon.

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.
Please bring:  Suitable clothing and footwear for the conditions, and any information relevant to your family history.
Top tip:  For us to plan the best possible day for you, we really benefit from the information you give us, but a concise summary rather than page after page is definitely preferred (thank you!).
Price:  1 - 2 guests: £450
3 - 4 guests: £525
5 - 6 guests: £595