Plymouth in the county of Devon is inextricably linked with the story of the Pilgrims. It is from the safety of this superb harbour that the Mayflower finally left England, in September 1620, on her perilous voyage to the New World.
Where? Plymouth, Devon
Tour provider Blue Badge Guides
New Street on the Barbican, where the Pilgrims would have walked
Enjoy a guided tour of old Plymouth, the Barbican and Hoe, and visit superb exhibitions about Mayflower that tell the story of the Pilgrims’ mission, their journey and the challenges they faced pioneering new settlements in unknown lands.
The addition of a guided trip to Buckland Abbey, the Drake family home, makes this a full day’s tour, enabling us to explore the great changes that took place in Tudor England and ultimately gave rise to the great migration westward, across the Atlantic.
Journey out to Buckland Abbey to explore the home of the great navigator and explorer Sir Francis Drake. At this ancient abbey and family home we delve into the stories of the great changes that took place in Tudor England and led many faithful souls to seek new lives in America
Half day (no transport) from £35 per person; full day including coach from £85 per person (coach to be arranged and paid for by operator)
Minimum 2, maximum 15
Half day: 5 hours; full day including Buckland Abbey: 8 hours
Sensible walking shoes, clothing suitable for weather. For example, waterproof coat and sun hat
Some short steep hills in Plymouth and cobbled streets make the walking tour unsuitable for wheelchairs and those dependent on walking frames. Alternative arrangements for groups of 2-6 with specific mobility requirements wishing to explore Plymouth using an SUV are possible - please enquire
Half-day tour (Plymouth only) is available all year; full-day tour including Buckland Abbey is available mid-February 2020 to 30 October dependent upon availability. Minimum of 7 days notice dependent upon availability of transport
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