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De'Tours in Elizabeth City

400 West Main Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
252-435-5427
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Owner description: Enjoy the warmth of yesterday with a unique afternoon experience in the quaint surroundings of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Escape the rat race and step into an unhurried atmosphere where you will journey into the past on a personalized walking tour of Historic Elizabeth City, followed by deliciously appealing British Tea cuisine in a restored 1853 Greek Revival Home. Guided by a local resident, you will cover over 300 years of history and architecture. Upon returning from the tour, you will be treated to a Victorian tea and scones in the oldest surviving brick home in Elizabeth City. Tour and Tea time is approximately 2 hours.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My experience with De'Tours began with a walking tour of Elizabeth City's historical district -- my hostess Bonnie was informative and engaging. The tour ended at her home with a delightful tea -- wonderful tea, delicious scones and lemon cakes. Bonnie also gave the history of her home and many of the Victorian furnishings. It was a relaxing and enjoyable... More

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Hertford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My group of Red Hat Ladies enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of tea/lunch and a walking tour of some of the houses/church nearby. We had a wonderful time.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My friends and I celebrated with a candlelight bridal tea at detours in Elizabeth City, NC. The food was scrumptious and we had a lovely time dressing up and playing tea party. We also got to tour the house and gardens. Afterward we walked around historic downtown and along the waterfront. Great experience and I highly recommend it to any... More

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Duck, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Four of us celebrated a friend's birthday with tea at De'Tours. The hostess, Bonnie, has a lovely, welcoming home filled with family heirlooms which are in use for the teas. We had a lovely array of tea sandwiches and pastries along with several varieties of tea. Bonnie let us try on vintage hats and was sure to take pictures to... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I had the most pleasant experience planning and enjoying a wonderful tea party for my daughter's bridal shower. The owner Bonnie was so easy to work with. She was able to take care of every request we had. There were 16 of us and it was perfect, from the atmosphere, the food, and most of all the wonderful hostess and... More

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St Maarten-St Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My wife and I had our own private lunch/tea to celebrate our 20th anniversery here and enjoyed every minute of this two hour experience. Tea incl small finger sandwhiches and several delicious baked sweets was fun and filling. Heirloom family service plates and silverware and furniture from owner and hostess Bonnie came with many interesting personal stories. HOuse tour added... More

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Arranged a tea for visiting relatives and found out SO much interesting history I had not heard before about our beautiful waterfront town. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food and teas were amazing. It's truely a great place to make special memories with friends and family!

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Elizabeth City, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

A group of us decided to surprise our friend with a Birthday Tea. It was very last minute and Bonnie graciously said yes and prepared a fantastic spread of tea sandwiches, scones, truffles and a wonderful assortment of teas. The day was dreary, so we were not able to go about the town, but after the tea, she gave us... More

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Hampton, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I met my sister and father at Bonnie's 1853 Greek Revival home in historic Elizabeth City, VA for tea/lunch and a tour. She greeted us at the door in period costume and my jaw dropped at the beauty of her home and antiques. We had a great time! Bonnie really spoiled us and made us feel special. The food and... More

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Damascus, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

My husband and I recently decided to do something a little different while vacationing at the Outer Banks. We spent the afternoon with Bonnie, having a delicious tea and hearing many stories about the house and the town. Bonnie is a wonderful cook, knowledgeable tour guide, and gracious host. It was a wonderful, relaxing afternoon. Highly recommended!

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