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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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We visited Penzance just for one day. Day trip from Exeter, so we needed excellent guide, and it's Western Discoveries Day Tours. Thank you for everything you did for us, and I'm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We visited Penzance just for one day. Day trip from Exeter, so we needed excellent guide, and it's Western Discoveries Day Tours. Thank you for everything you did for us, and I'm sorry for late review. I'm not sure if you remembered us (your first Korean visitors:). 펜잔스에 당일치기로 다녀왔습니다. 차도 없고 시간도 없어서 택했는데 정말 탁월한 선택이었어요. 친구들도 지금도... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We (four friends) contracted WD to organise a 5 night, 4 day coastal path walk from Sennen Cove round to Penzance, and also pickup/drop off at Penzance station. All went very smoothly, the accommodation chosen was fine, maps and guidebook provided, very friendly guys, and overall level of service excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our off the beaten track style tour with Russ. He is very friendly and full of information. We visited places we probably wouldn't have seen by public transport and even if we had, would not have known anything about the background. The tour bus takes around 8 passengers I think and on our trip it consisted of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was to be a special treat for a 70th birthday and the tour of out of the way places in Penwith was all that we wanted it to be. It is impossible to do anything other than to warm to Russ. His local knowledge was excellent as was the whole experience. Thank you very much!

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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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