The Best of Devon Tour

 (1)

Tour Number

Activity Level

291182


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of my car and you should enjoy walking although the pace can be adjusted to suit your group.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

French (basic), English (fluent)

A tour that shows off just why Devon is England's most diverse county


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.

We spend the morning on Dartmoor, experiencing the nature, Tors, Bronze Age history and myths and legends of this intriguing place, perhaps taking a short walk or two. We will then head to a favourite old Dartmoor inn for lunch, where you can taste the local ale and tasty home cooked food.

In the afternoon we will drive to the South Devon coast. Here I will give my guests a snapshot of fascinating World War Two history, with a very strong link to the USA, and we can take a wander on to one of the beautiful beaches. We'll then enjoy driving along the coastal road to the picturesque and historically interesting town of Dartmouth, where we will have time to explore some of the attractive streets & shops of this old naval town.

Itinerary

I will collect you at 9am, after you've had breakfast. We'll take a beautiful drive across Dartmoor, allowing you to see various Tors and sites of historical interest, including a grave with a tale to tell and a bronze age settlement. After a short moorland walk or two, we'll have a relaxing lunch at a highly regarded country inn.

After lunch, we'll head through typical lovely rolling Devon scenery down to the South Devon coast. Our first stop will be right on the coast, where I will tell you about some fascinating and surprising World War Two history, with a very strong US link. Then we will drive along the picturesque coastal road, enjoying the views, before we come into the historically important and quite beautiful town of Dartmouth. Here we can go for a wander through the narrow streets, enjoying the numerous art galleries, high quality shops, and interesting architecture.

We can stop for a cup of tea and piece of cake, then we'll head back to your hotel for about 5. 30 to 6. 00pm.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: For this one day tour, I will collect you from your accommodation at 9am, as long as it is within reasonable distance from where I live. If you are intending to take a several day tour, then I can arrange for airport pickups, or collection from other parts of the country.

End location: I will take you back to your accommodation.

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

If you wish to start earlier, this will extend the day further. If you wish to finish later, this might be possible depending on my availability.

Transportation

As your driver guide, I will take you around in my Ford Galaxy people carrier, which can comfortably take 6 adult passengers. It is a 2010 model in very good, clean condition. In the morning there is an optional 5 to 10 minute walk up a fairly undemanding slope to the Bronze Age settlement, followed by an optional steeper walk.

What’s Included

Other: My services as your tour guide, transport in my vehicle including fuel and full insurance, any fees, fares or entrance charges which I would incur for accompanying you. I will be responsible for any parking charges applicable to my vehicle.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 GBP - Any refreshments, meals, drinks and any other purchases you make on the day. This is a per person cost, and could be higher or lower depending on your tastes and preferences!

What’s Extra

Other: Any refreshments, meals, drinks and any other purchases you make on the day.

A Recent Review of this tour

OUTSTANDING! Alex gave us an excellent day out in Devon. He was knowledge, hospitality, and flexibility were fantastic. One could not expect better service. He was also very helpful with accommodation and transportation recommendations. He really made our brief trip to Devon a cherished memory!
Lorna Fredrikson

Read More Reviews For This Tour
Private tour guide Alex

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Alex G.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/TheBestofDevonTour

Tours by Alex G.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.

The Best of Devon Tour

The Best of Devon Tour

A tour that shows off just why Devon is England's most diverse county

525 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours 30 min.

learn more
The Ultimate Dartmoor Experience

The Ultimate Dartmoor Experience

Bronze Age Settlements, Myths, Tales of Prison Life, Tasty Food, Hound,...

504 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours 30 min.

learn more
The Agatha Christie full day Tour

The Agatha Christie full day Tour

Visit many Locations of Great Relevance to the Great Authoress

525 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours 30 min.

learn more
The Hound of the Baskervilles Tour

The Hound of the Baskervilles Tour

 unrated

The Inspirational Characters and Locations Behind Conan Doyle's Greatest,...

504 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours 30 min.

learn more
The Anything You Want from Devon Day

The Anything You Want from Devon Day

A Special Day In the UK's Most Versatile County, Tailored Around Your,...

504 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours 30 min.

learn more
The Your Family Came from Devon Genealogy Day

The Your Family Came from Devon Genealogy,...

Walk in Your Forebears' Footsteps - You've Done The Research, Now Add,...

504 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours 30 min.

learn more
The Fossil Hunting and Llama Walking Day

The Fossil Hunting and Llama Walking,...

 unrated

Experience Two Truly Amazing Activities in One Day, Both in Beautiful,...

545 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

8 hours 30 min.

learn more
The Visit Cornwall, Dorset or Somerset for the Day Tour

The Visit Cornwall, Dorset or Somerset,...

A Special Day Out to see the Wonderful Counties that Lie Beyond Devon's,...

672 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours 30 min.

learn more
Reach Devon and Cornwall's Highest Points Tour

Reach Devon and Cornwall's Highest Points,...

 unrated

An Opportunity to do Two Iconic Walks in a Day

605 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

9 hours

learn more
The Royal Naval and Devon Coastal History Tour

The Royal Naval and Devon Coastal History,...

 unrated

Private Tour of the Britannia Royal Naval College, Time in Dartmouth,,...

572 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours 30 min.

learn more