Five day South West guided tour

(five day or part of extended multi day tour)

This 5 day “best of the west” tour connects you with so much of what’s good with Devon & Cornwall. Combines the three “one day” tours of  Cornwall and two of the “one day” tours of Devon into a multi day tour which can also be tailored to your own aspirations. You’ll  be picked up from your accommodation each morning and dropped off in the evening, the tour can include transfers between resting places and possibly pick up and / or drop off from designated railway stations (please call me on +44 7768 565656 to clarify whats included or see our T & C’s). Lunch will be booked at a local eatery (not included) or we’ll grab a snack on the way to keep things moving, a traditional pasty and a cream tea should always be considered. We can advise on locations to stay to minimise travel times but not actual accommodation options.


The highlights (clink on the links for more detailed info)


Day 1 North Cornwall Coast: Unspoilt, captivating Boscastle and its dark secret starts the day, followed by Tintagel and its links to King Arthur. Port Isaac is next, home to both folk singers “Fishermans’ Friends” and TV drama “Doc Martin”. Padstow is down the coast, made famous by celebrity chef Rick Stein, concluding at the spectacular coastline at Bedruthen steps and hopefully a cream tea.

Overnight stay recommendation: Falmouth and surrounding area


Day 2 West Cornwall: Tourist magnate, beautiful St Ives is followed by a humbling visit to Botallack mines which is also a popular destination for Poldark fans.The breath-taking, open air  cliff side Minack Theatre is next, then the world famous Porthcurno beach. The picturesque Cornish fishing village of Mousehole is followed by the must see St Micheals Mount as the day concludes. 

Overnight stay recommendation: Falmouth and surrounding area


Day 3 South Cornwall: The morning is spent navigating The Lizard Peninsula, and can include Kynance Cove, Church of the Storm, Cadgwith fishing village, Lizard Point (Englands’ southerly tip) and the majestic lighthouse. Diverse Falmouth next, home to RN Fleet Auxiliary, fishing port, dockyards, National Maritme museum  and the spectacular Pendennis Castle. En route to Plymouth we’ll drive through Truro, Cornwalls’ capital and possibly Southern tip of Bodmin Moor. 

Overnight stay recommendation: Plymouth and surrounding area


Day 4 Plymouth and Dartmoor: The morning is spent on Dartmoor National Park, breathtaking, mesmerising, rugged, ghostly and windswept. Princetown, Dartmoor prison, Two Bridges, Dartmeet and Newbridge will all be visited, concluding in the market town of Ashburton. Back down to Plymouth we’ll visit the Barbican where the Pilgrim fathers departed and Plymouth Hoe home to Smeatons Tower (lighthouse) and bowling attributes of Sir Francis Drake. 

Overnight stay recommendation: Plymouth and surrounding area


Day 5 South Devon Coast: First its Burgh Island and its art décor hotel, Agatha Christie fans take note. Down to Slapton sands with its unique coastal ley (freshwater lake) and tragic WWII historical past.Onto Dartmouth castle, followed by (optional) short ferry ride down the estuary to Dartmouth quay. Then Brixham home of Englands biggest fishing port. Time permitting we’ll conclude at the spectacular Berry Head peninsula and its nature reserve. Please click on 

Overnight stay recommendation: depends on onwards journey


  • This tour can stand alone or be part of an extended multi day tour


  • Above is an overview and guide, all our tours can be tailored and amended to your aspirations and are dependant on your accommodation address(es) and itinerary.

What’s included:

  • Pick up from your accommodation/train station at 08:30hrs
  • Drop off at your accommodation at approx. 16:45hrs
  • Your guide and transport
  • Chilled water and ponchos
  • Parking fees
  • Photos of the day (e mailed to you at end of day)
  • A fun day, sense of adventure, lasting memories

Payment options: Secure the tour by paying in full OR paying a £495.00 non refundable deposit

Payment in Full: use booking facility on this page OR pay securely over the phone. If you cancel no later than 4 weeks before tour date, then full refund less processing charges (circa £25) will be made.

Deposit payment (£495 for each tour booked): use booking facility (ignore any references to “guests” during the process) OR pay securely over the phone


If you use the voucher option, please confirm your preferred tour, date and group size by separate email to [email protected] 


Look forward to hearing from you, Nigel

Party size maximum x 6 persons (private tour only)
Party Size1-2 People
Additional persons (price per person)
Deposit (non refundable, please see below)

NB: Travel premium for all pick ups / drop offs outside 50 mile radius of agreed pick up point, if applicable, this is calculated on confirmation of pick up point.

Book by paying in full OR paying a deposit, NOT both.

By booking, you agree to our terms and conditions Please read in full.

What’s not included:

  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Public Toilet Fees
  • Attraction fees


Top tip: The South West is prone to weather changes please dress accordingly. Bring with you walking boots / shoes, water proof clothing, warm layer and your phone and / or camera to capture the day.

Great trip!

“Had a great afternoon with Nigel! Saw parts of Dartmoor I’d never have found and learned loads of great facts. With lots of stops and walks it was a great way to experience Dartmoor. Thanks Nigel!”

Mandy S