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Western Discoveries Day Tours

Chynoey, Newmill, Penzance TR208XW, England
01736 362763
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Ranked #2 of 16 Activities in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Every day of the week we run guided tours in West Cornwall. They are four hours long, feature the most interesting and beautiful spots of the region... more » Owner description: Every day of the week we run guided tours in West Cornwall. They are four hours long, feature the most interesting and beautiful spots of the region and are a great way to learn a little bit more about this fascinating land.We run a 9 seat minibus and the itinerary depends 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 4 hour tours are from £30 per person and leave from Penzance and St Ives and private tours start from £130. Call or email for details. « less
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Gainesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

July 2014. Russ took us all over West Cornwall in his comfortable van, giving us a most marvelous tour of this stunning part of the world. He has the loveliest manner, explaining the history and culture and soul of the area so well, from the knowledgeable perspective of a native. My husband cannot walk very long distances so Russ was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We booked Russ for a private tour for our group of 8 and found him to be a congenial guide with great depth of knowledge as to Cornish history, prehistory and natural history, all of which were of particular interest to our group. Everyone in our group agreed that the tour was outstanding and exceeded all expectations.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Western Discoveries organized a one week travel for me and my wife. What a great experience! Of course it helped with perfect sunny weather. The hole trip went smooth. All BB's and Inn's we staid at was really nice (with WiFi Matt :-), except Mike in St. Ives). Fantastic landscape during the day, and fanstastic ale in the evenings. Life... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We cannot recommend Russ highly enough. We booked him for a private tour and found him to be an excellent driver, pleasant company and knowledgeable guide. He collected us at the appointed time, discussed what we wanted to see and do and customized a route and tour to suit us. We asked him to show us the "real" Cornwall and... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

What a great day exploring west cornwall Russ knows this area and it shows. We left it up to Russ what he would take us to and we weren't disappointed. The scenery and commentry was great we have seen west Cornwall as a local. Thanks Russ

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A recent reviewer wrote "agree with all the other 5 star ratings ....". We are joining the fan club and "getting with the strength" on this. Russ's tour was the highlight of our 3 day visit to Cornwall. Russ was a charming, friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable guide and wonderful "travelling companion" albeit just for a few hours. My wife... More

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Took a private day tour today with Russ leaving from Falmouth (a lovely town, by the way). He arrived promptly at 9:30am and we set off on a day doing exactly what I wanted to do--drive around, walk as much as possible, see a diverse array of sights, and get a sense of Cornwall. He kept checking in to make... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A perfect day with the perfect guide. Agree with all the other 5 star ratings - Russ is fun, friendly, knowledgable and engaging with kids. We saw so much - and at a comfortable pace - and really enjoyed the dramatic scenary, historic sites and eateries he guided us throughout the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have taken a number of tours in various parts of the world, but would put Russ and Western Discoveries at the top of the list. He is knowledgeable, engaging and friendly. He is especially good at engaging and inspiring kids on his tours. My daughter was having so much fun she didn't realize she was learning history, geology and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

An excellent trip with Russ being a very knowledgeable, helpful and interesting guide. Saw places we would never have seen on our own and he was brilliant with the driving in those even less than narrow lanes! I would thoroughly recommend this firm to anyone.

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