Wanderlust Camper Tours: Mayflower footsteps themed campervan road trips

Discover for yourself the history behind the Pilgrims and the Mayflower voyage with your own adventure on a themed campervan or motorhome road trip courtesy of Wanderlust Camper Tours.

Either travel in your own mobile vehicle or hire from a selected hire partner and choose a Mayflower Footsteps tour for a unique experience.

Follow in the footsteps of the Pilgrims and immerse yourself in the history of the voyage with Wanderlust's suggested itineraries and a self-guided tour.

Depending upon your time available, the tour options range from five to 21 nights and are fully flexible and easily tailored to suit your pace, time frame and interests.

See significant landmarks and perhaps even discover more about your own ancestry.


Uncover the whole Pilgrims story and visit a variety of historic locations, including Worcester, BabworthGainsboroughImmingham, Lincoln / Lincolnshire Wolds, Boston, Cambridge, Harwich, Oxford, Southampton, Gloucester, Bristol, Dartmouth and Plymouth.

Tour provider 

Wanderlust Camper Tours


Online booking


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What's included in the tour?

The tour guides are priced at £49 and are themed especially for those travelling in either their own or a hired campervan or motorhome. For further details about hiring from one of our partners, see below.

The tour guides include top tops, hidden gems and Secret Stays™, helping you get the best out of your campervan or motorhome road trip, ticking off the big-hitters as well as uncovering off-the-beaten track places to scratch underneath the surface.

In a useful digital format, you can create your own itinerary to suit your available time from three to 10 nights. The tour guide includes attractions, walks, optional guided and self-guided tours, and activities plus useful suggestion on parking and taking public transport for days off behind the wheel, plus, food and drink suggestions such as places to enjoy an afternoon tea, fine dining and light bites.

Save hours of searching and uncertainty creating your own itineraries and receive an easy-to-read, digestible format to save conveniently on your phone or device, with embedded links for up-to-date information in an ever-changing world.

The guide pinpoints campsites and Secret Stays™ - giving you the opportunity to stay at a venue like a vineyard, craft barn, country pub and much more in your van, and supporting independent businesses whilst providing you with a unique experience.

There is so much more to discover than the highlights mentioned. With the freedom of the road, combined with the ability to set your own pace, you will enjoy the journey as much as the destination.

More about the road trip tours

Pilgrim Highlights

5- and 7-night options including Worcester, Southampton, Dartmouth and Plymouth – with optional cultural centres en-route Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bristol.

Pilgrim Roots

7- and 10-night options – as Pilgrim Highlights PLUS Babworth and Pilgrim Villages, Gainsborough > Immingham and Lincoln Cathedral & Magna Carta as optional.

Pilgrim Story

7- and 10-night options including Worcester, Southampton, Dartmouth and Plymouth – PLUS Boston and Harwich with an option of either Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bristol, Lincoln or Cambridge.

The Full Mayflower Tour

14- to 21-night option for those who want to immerse themselves in the whole experience and visit everything on offer in a comfortable time frame, taking time to uncover their own journey of discovery. This tour includes the Pilgrim Roots and Pilgrim story from Worcester to the South coast.


The self-drive tour guide is £49 and available to purchase at www.wanderlustcampertours.com

Campervan or motorhome hire – NEW For 2021

Looking to hire a fun campervan or a spacious motorhome? Wanderlust provides you with options available for your trip and dates and connect you to one of its selected partners.

  • Choose a date and meeting / starting point plus your preference of vehicle type.
  • They find your best available options from one of the hand-picked hire partners.
  • Secure and tailor your hire with the owner directly to customise your break.
  • For your convenience, airport or train station meet and drop can be included for you to continue your journey conveniently and without disruption. Simply complete your intended travel details on our website at and the team will be in touch.

What's included in the hire?

  • Insurance for two drivers, plus breakdown assistance (in the unlikely event it is required!)
  • Unlimited UK mileage
  • Pick-up or drop-off at airport or railway station (subject to prior agreement)
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Bedding, linen and towels provided
  • Camping and Caravanning Club's Privilege membership to stay at member sites
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