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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Gouda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Western Discoveries organised our walking tour over the Cornwall Coast Path. They did a great job. The B&B's were fine, our luggage transported without problems en the walk was tough but stunning. We enjoyed every minute of it, thanks to Matt and Russ.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Russ was a most knowledgeable, entertaining, and accommodating tour guide, and we hope to see another part of Cornwall with him whenever we return. Mary and Don Grose

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Horsham, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My husband and I spent a week in Cornwall as part of our UK honeymon. We didn't rent a car so I booked a couple of day tours. I chose Western Discoveries because of the Trip Advisor reviews. We decided on a tour of different locations on the Penwith peninsula. Russ Peake, who runs the tours, collected us at the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

aka Russ and his Bus - fantastic tour yet again - 3rd year running and Russ always finds us unspoilt nooks and crannies of Cornwall that we wouldn't necessary have found. His knowledge of the areas are superb and as for his story telling ... well you would have to be there. A fantastic day out, worth every penny and... More

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I really enjoyed the trip organised by Russ. He collected me near to where I was staying and showed me around some really good sites. He has a wealth of local knowledge which made the trip really interesting and I felt that I learnt a lot about Cornwall. I highly recommend one of his tours, either in a group or... More

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