Mayflower Tour of Devon

An unforgettable adventure through Dartmouth and Plymouth tracing the journey of the Pilgrims who set sail on the Mayflower in 1620.

Where? Dartmouth and Plymouth

Tour provider Unique Devon Tours


Online booking

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the famous Mayflower Steps and the historic Barbican in Plymouth
  • Lunch in a traditional, historic pub
  • Visit Bayards Cove where Speedwell sought repairs
  • Expert award-winning guide, winning gold at both the prestigious Southwest Tourism awards and the Visit Devon Tourism awards. A host of perfect reviews on Tripadvisor also reflect the excellence of the tours provided
Bayards Cove Dartmouth

The view from Bayards Cove in Dartmouth

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 with its narrow, cobbled streets and historic buildings. 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 Dartmouth, but halfway there 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! 

River Dart

The River Dart and Dartmouth

In the picturesque naval town of Dartmouth, set on the banks of the River Dart, you will 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), 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.

New Street Barbican Plymouth

New Street on Plymouth's cobbled Barbican

Customisable Options:

  • The Mayflower museum and Plymouth Gin Distillery
  • A coffee stop can be included


1-2 guests: £380
3-6 guests: £440

Unique Devon Tours

Group size

1-6 guests


Full day tour, 9am-5.30pm

Special equipment

Sensible walking shoes and waterproof coat


Please note that not all of the tour is fully accessible, but it can be tailored to suit


All year round – can be booked last minute, subject to availability

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