Welcome to Dartmouth

Home to the nation's most prestigious naval college, the riverside town of Dartmouth is surely one of Devon's prettiest, awash with pastel-coloured, punch-drunk 17th- and 18th-century buildings leaning at crazy angles, and a picturesque harbour stacked with yachts and clanking boat masts. It's distinctly chic these days, but it's still a working port, and the triple draw of regular riverboat cruises, the art-deco... Read More

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Admission to Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum will give you a comprehensive look into the days leading up to December 16, 1773, as well as this fateful day’s role in kick-starting the American Revolution. The museum combines historic and rare artifacts with cutting-edge technology to give you a real-life experience of what life was like in Boston during the 18th century. Spend your day wandering the museum and the exhibits at your leisure, or take advantage of the complimentary, one hour guided tours that leave every 15 minutes starting at 9am!Museum exhibits include: The Meeting House:See a reenactment of the evening of December 16, 1773, when patriots dumped the loads of British tea into the Boston Harbor.The Tea Party Ships:Explore one of the tall ships: The Beaver, The Dartmouth and The Eleanor! Two of the three (The Beaver and The Eleanor) were docked in the harbor on the evening of the Boston Tea Party!Griffin's Wharf: At Griffin's Wharf, take pictures with colonial cutouts and mingle with costumed patriots. The wharf played a crucial role in the Boston Tea Party protests and is a perfect place for photos of the tall ships and the Boston Harbor.Holographic Tea Party Encounter: Enjoy a 3D experience that will make you feel as if you are on a Boston street watching colonists and British soldiers argue right before your eyes!Robinson Half Chest: See one of the two remaining tea chests! This artifact, passed down from generation to generation, is one of two chests that survived the Boston Tea Party.Minuteman Theatre: Watch the American Revolution unfold before you on the big screen! Abigail's Tea Room: Quench your thirst at Abigail's Tea Room and enjoy a spot of tea (tasting not included). You'll also learn about the tea-brewing process.

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South Devon private guided tour from Devon

This is a private tour for up to 6 people. You will be picked up from your hotel anywhere in Devon for your journey to South Devon. The exact itinerary will be agreed with you prior to departure. An example itinerary is that you will first visit Totnes, stroll through the streets admiring the Tudor buildings, the historic guildhall and the Castle, and learn about the history of this enchanting town. You will then take the 30 minute drive to Dartmouth where you can take a private tour of the Britannia Naval College or a boat trip up the stunning River Dart to see Agatha Christies House at Greenway (seasonal).You will have a lunch break at Dartmouth for fine dining or travel to Slapton for good pub food. After lunch you head to travel through pretty coastal villages to Torcross to hear the story of the secret wartime operation on Slapton sands which ended in disaster, before visiting Hallsands to see the remains and hear the story of the village which fell into the sea, and great views of the Start Point lighthouse (alternatively a guided tour of the lighthouse can be arranged).Finally you move on to Bigbury on Sea and walk or take the sea tractor over to Burgh Island. See the extraordinary Art Deco hotel, whose guests included Noel Coward, Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie who wrote ‘And then there were none’ here (not open to non-residents) and explore the Island which has great sea views. Depart Bigbury for return journey to your hotel.

$366.42 Day Trips & Excursions

South Devon private guided tour from Cornwall

This is a private tour for up to 6 people. You will be picked up from your hotel anywhere in Cornwall for your journey to South Devon. The exact Itinerary will be agreed with you prior to departure. You will drive to Dartmouth where you can take a private tour of the Britannia Naval College or a boat trip up the stunning River Dart to see Agatha Christies House at Greenway (seasonal).You will have a lunch break at Dartmouth for fine dining or travel to Slapton for good pub food. After lunch you head to travel through pretty coastal villages to Torcross to hear the story of the secret wartime operation on Slapton sands which ended in disaster, before visiting Hallsands to see the remains and hear the story of the village which fell into the sea, and great views of the Start Point lighthouse (alternatively a guided tour of the lighthouse can be arranged).Finally you move on to Bigbury on Sea and walk or take the sea tractor over to Burgh Island. See the extraordinary Art Deco hotel, whose guests included Noel Coward, Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie who wrote ‘And then there were none’ here. (not open to Non-residents) and explore the Island which has great sea views. Depart Bigbury for return journey to your hotel.