Departure and End locations:

Hotels or transport hubs within 90 mins drive of Plymouth (includes Plymouth and Exeter)


Recommended group size:

2-6 travelling in an SUV
20-45 people  for a coach excursion

Prices on application  (Coach to be arranged and paid for by operator)

Available 30 April – 30 September except Fridays and Saturdays.

viv robinson is an official mayflower 400 tour guide


Spend a half day (up to 5 hours) enjoying famous sites along Plymouth’s historic Barbican and picturesque Waterfront on a panoramic tour of the city as you make your  way towards the River Tamar crossing into the neighbouring county of Cornwall. Here you will spend time discovering the many facets of the country estate of Mount Edgcumbe former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumb.

On this tour, hear stories of Mount Edgecumbe’s historic and unusual house, C18th gardens in French, Italian and English styles and landscaped parkland that borders the scenic waterways of the River Tamar and Plymouth Sound brought alive.

Stroll around the distinctive ancestral home of the Edgcumbe family, which evolved over almost five hundred years. Browse around the unique independent shopping village, stop for a cream tea or other refreshment in the historic Orangery Garden Café, or enjoy a local tipple in the Edgecumbe Arms at Cremyll, before making your way back to Plymouth.

The Highlights:

  • A half day tour led by your very own Blue Badge Guide with private transport
  • Inclusive entrance to Mount Edgecumbe House and Estate
  • Guided tour of the house and time to wander in the Earl’s Garden, Italian Garden and American Garden
  • End your visit with a Cornish Clotted Cream Tea served at Mount Edgcumbe or a local beer, cider or soft drink served in the Edgcumbe Arms at Cremyll.