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Western Discoveries Day Tours

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Address: Chynoey, Newmill, Penzance TR208XW, England
Phone Number: +44 1736 362763
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Description: We provide guided minibus tours of West Cornwall. They feature the most...
We provide guided minibus tours of West Cornwall. They feature the most interesting and beautiful spots of the region and are a great way to learn more about this fascinating land. With a maximum of 8 passengers, tours are intimate and itineraries depend on what you would like to see, what the weather is doing and how far you would like to walk. We typically squeeze in ancient monuments, mining works, a cup of coffee and coastal scenery before running out of time. Open tours run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, last 4 hours, cost from £35 per person and leave from Penzance and St Ives. Private tours start from £195. Call or email for details.
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Hire Russ if you truly want to know Cornwall area!

This young man amazed me, & even my PhD husband, with his knowledge of geology & history of the Cornwall area & coastline. All of this is done in such an unpretentious & friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This young man amazed me, & even my PhD husband, with his knowledge of geology & history of the Cornwall area & coastline. All of this is done in such an unpretentious & friendly manner with our small group ranging from retirees to college ages as he drove his minivan across the area. We had a 4 hour tour but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Best way to see the less travelled and therefore much more interesting sights: from an old Tin Mine and a great history explanation (think Poldark 2015) to farms, wind swept north coast and an ancient stone table predating Stonehenge. And he took just the two of us. Even had time for tea! We highly recommend, also great for families that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My son, his wife and her mother and I arrived in Penzance and were picked up at the train station by Russ, he was totally accommodating and we started our 3 day stay in Cornwall with Russ's 4 hour tour (actually more like 5 hours). It gave us an amazing overview of the geology, history, and attractions in the area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We did an ancient sites day trip with Russ and learned so much about the mining history of Cornwall. Russ is knowledgeable and shares his knowledge in an unpretentious manner. Very professional and fashions the tour based upon your interests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you happen to be in the area you shouldn't really miss this day trip. Russ is not only passionate about what he's doing but he also gave some very good vibes! He showed us around mines, cliffs, heritage sites and told us the story of Cornwall through his experience as a local and as a great traveller. Really not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We took a four hour trip with Russ as our guide.(our group of three was in a larger group of seven but he quickly ascertained what would suit all of us.)He took us to an ancient dolman, the old tin mines and several beautiful spots on cliffs and in coves. His depth of knowledge in so many areas--history, plants, geology--... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I meant to do a review for this months ago but it completely slipped my mind. I booked a private tour in September, I think it was Russ who took me out. I had some ideas on where I wanted to visit, but as a photographer I was happy to take suggestions on places to go. I was travelling alone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was a private tour booked on October 15,2014, from Newquay to Tintagel and included Port Isaac,(the site of the location shots for the `Doc Martin` TV series), the three churches of St Minver, St Enodoc, and St Michael, in the Camel estuary, Christian sites dating from the 7th and 8th century. The churchyard of St Enodoc is the grave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We found out about Russ on TA. We took two private tours with him. On the first day, we left St. Ives promptly at 9:30 for our 6-hour tour. We traveled westward, and learned about the former (and ancient) tin industry, and the high price paid by people who engaged in it. We visited the St. Senara church at Zennor,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Russ and his Western Discoveries Tours made our day. My sister and I took our Mom (80's) to Cornwall. Russ took us to so many places in one day! He made sure we got in as much of Cornwall as possible, all the while taking Mom and her needs into consideration. Russ is a great story teller and knows so... More 

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Address: Chynoey, Newmill, Penzance TR208XW, England
Phone Number: +44 1736 362763
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance

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