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.
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.
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.
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!
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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!