Mayflower 400 Tour

Creating dreams and memories for the future - from the past

Finesse Chauffeurs have introduced our newest tour in time for the wonderful 400-year anniversary of the sailing of the ‘Mayflower’ in 1620. Linking England, Netherlands, America and the Native American People.

Whether you are coming to the UK to celebrate this historical occasion or have a personal interest of tracing your family tree (genealogy), we can provide you with a tour of the South West of England based on the ‘Mayflower’ journey.

Like the ‘Mayflower’, your journey begins in London, with private collection from any Airport or Hotel in one of our chauffeur driven vehicles, for individuals or small groups of up to 7 people.

Accommodation suggestion for your London stay:

Day 1

Your chauffeur will meet you from your Hotel to start your journey towards Southampton via the country route taking in some great scenery along the way. We will explore many of the old parts of the town dating back from the 1200’s and still standing today.

Our visits today include;

  • Medieval Merchant House
  • Mayflower Pilgrims Memorial
  • Tudor House
  • Ancient Walled Gates

Following our busy day, we will travel onto your chosen hotel, in time to relax and enjoy your evening meal.

Hotel recommendations:

Both these hotels are in an excellent location, in the historic New Forest, unchanged in hundreds of years. It’s amazing unspoilt areas inhabited by the New Forest Ponies who roam wild, and we are sure to see on route.

If you are arriving in Southampton by cruise, we will start and end your tour here or in London to suit your requirements.

Day 2

After a leisurely breakfast we will explore the beautiful area surrounding the River Beaulieu and it’s 18th-century hamlet, including the shipwright's cottage and the Maritime Museum where Nelson’s fleet was built;

Our visits today include;

  • Buckler’s Hard
  • Maritime Museum
  • River Beaulieu boat trip – 30 mins (Easter – October 2019)

Buckler’s Hard provides an excellent lunch stop.

After our full 8-hour tour today, we return to your hotel (as day 1).

Day 3

Today we depart Southampton and travel through Dorset and East Devon, both designated “Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. With our destination being Dartmouth, where the “Mayflower” stopped off in 1620 while the “Speedwell” underwent repairs in Bayards Cove;

Our visits today include;

  • Bayards Cove / Fort
  • Dartmouth Castle
  • Local Historical Churches

After a busy day we will take you back to your choice of hotel for a relaxing evening.

Recommended hotels:

Day 4

Our next location, after breakfast is Plymouth. The final official port of call before the “Mayflower” set sail for the “New World”. Our opportunities of visitor attractions here are listed below;

Our visits today include;

  • Mayflower Museum
  • Elizabethan House
  • The Mayflower Steps
  • The Box (opening spring 2020)

After our full day, just sit back and relax as we return to your hotel (same location as Day 3)

Day 5

Our drive this morning can take in the wonderful country scenery before arriving in Cornwall.

Our visits today include;

  • Pendennis Castle (dating back to 1540AD)
  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Recommended hotels:

Day 6

We set off on today’s tour to the following villages, quaint fishing harbour and small island with a great historic past. It is said, by some, that the “Speedwell” stopped off at Newlyn to stock up on drinking water.

Our visits today include;

  • Marazion
  • St Michael’s Mount
  • Newlyn

We return to your hotel in time for a relaxing evening and dinner.

Day 7

We will depart Cornwall for our drive back to London. On route we will drive across Bodmin Moor with a lunch stop on route before heading directly to London where you can stay overnight or return direct to your flight (time of flight dependent).

What some of our clients have said…

exceptionally careful, safe driver
polite and congenial
friendly people with a genuine interest in helping you
compared to a planned tour, our trip was far more relaxing, and we had much more flexibility with a private driver.

Finesse Chauffeurs are experienced tour providers and specialise in services for our American and European clientele. We are happy to provide you with a pre-planned itinerary or create a tour especially for you. If you already know what you want, then just let us know, we are always happy to help.

Tour Cost: Contact us for a quote

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Please call on 01726 810804 or mob: 07801 508438.

We can take bookings 7 days a week

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