The Mayflower Tour of Devon

  • The Mayflower plaque on The Barbican in Plymouth
  • A sailing boat on the River Dart at Dartmouth and Kingswear
  • A ship going through Plymouth Sound
  • The Butterwalk and museum in Dartmouth
  • Smeaton's Tower on the Hoe in Plymouth
  • The mouth of the River Dart and Dartmouth Castle
  • Plymouth Gin
  • The bar at Plymouth Gin Distillery
  • The view from Hangman's Cross in Dartmouth
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Devon, the final departure point for those courageous Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago! On this tour we will follow in the footsteps of the Pilgrim Fathers as they prepared to set sail on their historic voyage to America in 1620.

We start the day in Plymouth, from where the Mayflower set sail on its famous voyage. We’ll discover the delights of the Barbican area, from its narrow cobbled streets and historic buildings to the modern range of boutique shops, galleries and cafes. We will see the Mayflower Steps, the approximate location from where the Pilgrims set sail, and Island House, where the Pilgrim Fathers lodged prior to their departure. The Mayflower museum and Plymouth Gin Distillery are other optional places to visit, and a coffee stop can be included, as you wish.

After leaving Plymouth, we’ll head towards our next destination, but halfway there you’ll be glad to hear that we stop for lunch at a fabulous old pub. When the Pilgrims came to Devon in 1620, this pub had already been standing for nearly 600 years, believe it or not!

Then on towards the picturesque naval town of Dartmouth, set on the banks of the River Dart. Step into the footsteps of the Pilgrims as we explore the attractive streets and vibrant waterfront. We see where the Mayflower laid anchor and visit Bayards Cove where the Speedwell sought repairs.

We’ll enlist the services of the award winning town crier and his consort (subject to availability and at extra cost), fully dressed in their regalia, who will provide us with a fun and informative tour of the town. This is an opportunity to gain a fascinating insight into Dartmouth’s heritage and rich maritime history.

This is a unique and special one day tour which can be tailored so suit your particular interests – a day where you gain a great deal of fascinating knowledge as well as taking in some magnificent scenery with plenty of photographic opportunities.


9.00 am – collection from your accommodation.

Morning – visit to the historical maritime port of Plymouth.

12.30pm – lunch in a traditional and very old country inn.

Afternoon – visit to the attractive naval town of Dartmouth.

5.30pm – return to your accommodation.

Tour Information

What's included:  Alex'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.
Top tip:  You don't have to be a Mayflower descendent to enjoy this tour, as there is a great deal of intriguing history, architecture and culture to appreciate, as well as plenty of beautiful scenery.
Price:  1 - 2 guests: £450
3 - 4 guests: £525
5 - 6 guests: £595