The Devon and Cornwall Highlights Tour (5 - 6 days)

  • Guests at Start Point on the South Devon coast
  • A typical Devon view, looking across the Teign Valley
  • St Michael's Mount in Cornwall
  • The Rugglestone Inn on Dartmoor
  • Porthcurno, taken from the Minack Theatre
  • Guests at Combestone Tor on Dartmoor
  • Port Isaac in Cornwall
  • Blackpool Sands in South Devon
  • The walk to Wistman's Wood on Dartmoor
  • Holywell Bay on the North Cornwall coast
  • Guests on the clapper bridge at Postbridge on Dartmoor
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  • "Our Unique Devon Tour with Alex was exceptional"

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

    Vanessa R, London, UK

  • "A grand day out! It was varied and captivating, just right in terms of activity."

    Ken, Australia.

  • "I would recommend Alex's Unique Devon Tours to those who are unfamiliar with Devon to get the best out of your stay."

    Ellen, UK.

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

    Cathy, Oregan, USA

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    John, UK.

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    Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel

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

    Tamara H, Weybridge, UK

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    Jeffrey S, Florida, USA

  • "The most satisfying family vacation this well-travelled family has ever experienced!"

    Paul D, California, USA

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    Annick B, Mechelen, Belgium

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    Mitsi, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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    Shelly M, Minnisota, USA

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This five or six day tour will give you the ultimate insight into the counties of Devon and Cornwall, two of the most beautiful and interesting counties in England.

Each day will celebrate different aspects of these highly regarded areas, whether it be the coast, the history, the moorland, the communities, the way of life, or any other aspect of these wonderfully varied places.

The suggested itinerary can be adjusted to suit you and your preferences, and of course we will ensure that you have the best possible tour that money can by, as we do for each and every one of our guests.


Day 1: The Ultimate Dartmoor Experience

The River Dart running through Bellever on Dartmoor

One of the real gems of the Southwest of England, Dartmoor National Park offers endless opportunities of things to see and do within its 368 square mile boundaries, and this day gives us the perfect chance to enjoy some of these.

This will be 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! Leave it to us to create your perfect day, or let us know what interests you in particular, and we can put together a day to suit you.

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Day 2: The Jurassic Coast Day

Charmouth in Dorset

The Jurassic Coast is a beautiful stretch of coastline that runs for just over 95 miles from Exmouth in Devon, through to Studland Bay in Dorset. It is celebrated as a UNESO World Heritage site due to its geological significance, but it is also very blessed with beauty and other aspects of interest.

On this day, we drive along much of this incredible coastline, visiting coves, beaches, villages and towns along the way, all of them with their own stories to tell. We stop briefly at the town of Exmouth, the starting point of the Jurassic Coast. Then we head along to the charming old seaside town of Budleigh Salterton. We then head inland to East Budleigh to see the village in which Sir Walter Raleigh was brought up, before moving along to Sidmouth, Branscombe and Beer. Our final stop of the day will be over the border into Dorset to visit Charmouth, where we will have the opportunity to do some fossil hunting*, and perhaps take back a handful of the wonderful ancient artefacts that we find on the beach.

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Day 3: The Devon Cultural Tour

Guests at The Garden House

Devon offers plenty of opportunity to seek some culture, whether it be a visit to a historic building, wandering through a beautiful garden, or spending time in a museum or the back streets of an ancient community.

This is an entirely flexible day, so the itinerary below is just an example of the kind of day we can put together for you.

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Day 4: The Coastal Charms of North Cornwall

Port Isaac in North Cornwall

This day will be all about enjoying the enchanting communities of the North Cornwall coast, where history and heritage combine with charm, folklore and popular television series!

During the day we'll pay visits to Port Isaac and Tintagel, and if time allows, Boscastle.

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Day 5: West Coast of Cornwall Heritage

Porthcurno in North Cornwall

This is a tour that celebrates the heritage, beauty and history of this wonderful and wild peninsula of Cornwall. Tin mining, Poldark locations, a clifftop theatre, pretty coves, and so much more can be included on this day.

During the day we will enjoy visiting the likes of St. Michael's Mount, the Minack Theatre, Mousehole, Botallack Tin Mine, and St. Ives. We won't necessarily be able to fit each and every one of these in, but it can be tailored to suit your preferences.

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Day 6: The South Devon Relaxation Day

Relaxing at Slapton Sands

Please don't forget that you're meant to be on holiday! This day is designed to make sure that you have a relaxation day, albeit a stimulating and enjoyable one. There won't be too much driving, and you'll have the opportunity to really switch off.

We'll visit a vineyard, where you can sit back and enjoy a wine and cheese tasting. We'll take you on a guided tour of a ruined castle, where you'll gain a greater appreciation for what life was like many centuries ago. Lunch will be relaxed and tasty, of course, and in the afternoon we can enjoy a steam train ride, before taking some time towards the end of the day for a bit of retail therapy at one of our best local shopping centres.

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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:  Entrance fees to the Prison Museum, Powderham Castle, Tintagel Castle, St. Michael's Mount, the Minack Theatre, Levant Tin Mine, Berry Pomeroy Castle, the private guided tour at Exeter Cathedral, the wine and cheese tasting at Sharpham, and the steam railway journey.  Any refreshments, meals, drinks and any other purchases you make during the tour.
Please bring:  Suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions during your tour.
Top tip:  As is typical of our tours, we are perfectly happy to be flexible with this itinerary, so please just let us know about the version that suits you best. Days from this multi day tour can also be taken and combined with other days from other multi day tours.
Price: 

1 - 2 guests: £380 per day for the group
3 - 6 guests: £440 per day for the group

The tours of Cornwall can be made as day trips, or should you choose to stay in Cornwall for this part of the tour, accommodation costs for your guide will be added to the total cost.

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