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Plymouth, United Kingdom-port

Arrive at the place where the pilgrims left for the New World and experience a town that has an incredible history and a resilient community. In the summer months, enjoy the warmth of the waterfront while savoring a delicious lunch at the Terrace Café. Stroll along Cornwall Street and visit the many exciting shops along the way. Learn more about the history of this wonderful city in the museum located in the Plymouth Dome, which can be seen from the embankment.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • A Taste of Devon: Devonshire Cream Tea
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Harbour Village of Polperro
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Historic Maritime Plymouth Walking Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Lanhydrock House and Fowey
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Mount Edgcumbe House & Panoramic Plymouth
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Off the Beaten Track On Dartmoor
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Plymouth Gin Distillery & Walking Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Slapton Sands and Dartmouth
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Steam Train and Dartmouth
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Eden Project
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required

A Taste of Devon: Devonshire Cream Tea

Seated Tour Minimal Activity Required

Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Tour Code: PLY-010

Behold the hauntingly beautiful landscape of Dartmoor National Park, followed by a delightful stop for a traditional cream tea.

After departing from the pier, you will drive inland into Dartmoor National Park, a 368-square-mile paradise considered one of Britain’s finest Breathing Spaces. Because of its size, Dartmoor covers a wide variety of terrain such as heather-clad moorland, rushing rivers, bogs and ancient forests.

The landscape is so thoroughly unforgettable that has been featured in numerous movies, including the Academy Award-nominated “Warhorse.” Dartmoor was also the inspired setting for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s haunting Gothic tale “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”

As you travel through Dartmoor, traffic conditions permitting, you will pause every so often for photos of the impossibly picturesque landscape. You might even see a herd of wild ponies, a common sight since the 10th century. A brief stop at the High Moorland Visitor Centre in Princetown reveals even more about the area’s wildlife, geology, archaeology and cultural heritage.

Later, you will delight in another activity synonymous with Devonshire: partaking of cream tea. The essential ingredient is Devonshire clotted cream, which comes from Jersey cattle that graze solely in local pastures. Anything else is considered inferior. The same goes for the order of the ingredients. In Devon, the clotted cream is first spread on the scone, followed by a dollop of jam. In Cornwall, it’s jam first, followed by the cream.

Either way, you are sure to enjoy the experience before returning to the pier.

Please note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature but does include approximately 30-minutes of easy walking/standing at Visitor Centre. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach, and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Warm layered clothing; an umbrella in case of rain; and flat, sturdy walking shoes or boots is recommended.