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Essential Cornwall - the "must see" places
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Essential Cornwall - the "must see" places

By Elite Duchy Tours
Recommended by 91% of travelers
91% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 8h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • masks, sanitiser and gloves provided
  • Admission charges to Minack Theatre & St Michael's Mount are not included
What's not included
  • Please note St Michael's Mount is not open on a Saturday
  • Entry/Admission - Minack Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - St. Michael's Mount


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up from any location within 1 hour of St Ives
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • St Mawgan Airport, Newquay England
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Falmouth
    • Fowey
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 123027P1

      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      • Elite Duchy Tours
        16
        Bodmin, Cornwall, England
        Joined in June 2019
      • Adventure50589418395
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        GREAT comfortable, knowledgeable tour Cornwall
        We spent a day and a half with Pete visiting various Cornwall locations. We greatly enjoyed Pete’s commentary as well as the unbelievably beautiful scenery. Pete was knowledgeable about the history, culture and geography of the area. He tailored the tour to our interests. We HIGHLY recommend touring Cornwall with Pete.
        Written June 27, 2023
      • conngrad74
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommend!! Let Pete be your guide while in Cornwall!
        Four of us spent two days being happily shepherded around the southwestern coast by Pete while we were in Cornwall the last week of September. The first day was spent exploring the coast from Penzance west towards Zennor and St.Ives, while the second day was spent traveling along the Helford River towards the Lizard peninsula and onward towards Fowey and Charlestown. All of us were so thankful to have had Pete drive us - we covered a lot of territory, saw such beauty and natural wonders, learned a lot of local history and lore- none of which we could have done on our own in the same manner. Pete is an expert driver, carefully navigating the tiny roads lined with tall hedgerows, regardless of the weather, in a comfortable Land Rover. Coming from the States, we all agreed we never would have felt comfortable driving in those conditions. We would heartily recommend relieving yourself of the burden of driving and let Pete guide and entertain you while you enjoy the stunning scenery of magical Cornwall. He was prompt, funny, tactful when required and a fountain of knowledge of the area. Thanks again for everything Pete- Barb, Dee and the boys from the States
        Written October 7, 2022
      • SamandTimmy
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oh my!!
        I've wanted to visit this for sometime and can now say ive visited it. I was absolutely mesmerized by this statue. It's something to be seen. Stunning! And the views..........phew, gotta be seen
        Written September 24, 2022
      • debbiecV966OM
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fabulous luxury tour
        I arranged my tour in advance of my Falmouth staycation. I have a list of places I wanted to see and arranged pick up from my b&b. Pete arrived just before our allocated start time - the car is immaculate and really adds to the luxury feel of the tour. Pete himself was lovely, he was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly - exactly what you want on a personal tour. We took in so many different beautiful sites such as St Ives, Mousehole, Minack Theatre, Porthcorno Beach, Lizard Point, Kynance Cove and St Michael’s Mount. The pace was just right - we had enough time to explore, eat and drink. Not the cheapest way to see the area but if you are without a car, it is so worth the price paid. It really is a luxury experience and I have since recommended this company to the b&b I was staying in. A real highlight of my staycation!
        Written September 2, 2021
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      Doug D
      Jacksonville, FL31 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2023 • Couples
      Peter Long is one of the best tour guides we've ever experience. His knowledge of history and Literature made the full day we spent with him come alive. He customized our day based on our interests. We through enjoyed hearing facts and legends about the Cornwall area. You won't regret spending a day with Peter!
      Written June 7, 2023
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      Birgit T
      Cologne, Germany3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2022
      we enjoyed a wonderful time with Steve who drove us through Cornwall and told us so much about history and culture. We wouldn´t have been able seeing all these places in one day without this tour. Thanks again, Seve....
      Written September 17, 2022
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      GrahamA1967
      Windsor, UK20 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our driver and guide Peter collected us from our holiday rental house in an immaculately clean and comfortable 4x4. There was plenty of room for four adults plus Peter.

      We then had a wonderful day on our bespoke tour of the West and South coast of Cornwall taking in some breathtakingly beautiful sights. It’s was clear that we would never have been able to navigate the tight twisty lanes driving ourselves and would have missed so many beautiful and interesting locations.

      Peter is very knowledgeable on Cornish life and history. We learnt so much. The tour moved on at a relaxed place and it was amazing how many sights we saw without feeling hurried or rushed.

      We would certainly recommend Elite Duchy Touring and will be looking to book them again for our next visit.
      Written July 7, 2021
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      Thanks Graham - I had a great day too with a wonderful group of people
      Written July 8, 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Deborah R
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2023 • Family
      My daughter and I went with Pete on the Essential Cornwall Tour. It was the highlight of our trip to the UK. Pete provided local information and took us to sites we would never have visited on our own. It was a wonderful day, and we highly recommend Elite Duchy Tours.
      Written July 5, 2023
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      BrendaEDH
      California100 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2022
      My highest recommendation for Peter Long with Elite Duchy Tours in Cornwall. We spent one day with Pete exploring some of the sights of Cornwall. Pete is a wonderful conversationalist and pleasure to spend the day with. Saw lots of unknown places around the Lizard Peninsula, pub lunch along the Helford and stunning scenic drive from St Agnes to Padstow. His background with the Met Police along with his knowledge of history only added to our spectacular sunny day! He navigated narrow, steep, single-track roads with ease. So pleased that we were not driving and could enjoy the beautiful scenery. Thank you for such a memorable day!
      Written September 27, 2022
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      Jay
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2021 • Family
      Super friendly tour guide, and super tour! We got to take a seat, relax and enjoyed our drive in a comfortable car… the views of cornwall are amazing and the sight seeing is incredible! Thank you
      Written September 4, 2021
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      Duncan M
      1 contribution
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2023 • Family
      St. Ives is small but totally packed with interest. The coast is very close - just a couple of minutes from the centre. The fish we had was SO good - a couple of places (the same people running both) We went to The Lizard because there is yet another brilliant fish restaurant - right at the tip - As Cornwall is quite small it is easy to get anywhere, so if the weather looks questionable you can go to the other coast. We often buy Christmas gifts in places where we stay as most interesting, quality shops have gone where we live & especially Cornwall has some really quality craft items. Our accommodation was the only thing that spoilt it for us - we were taking our dog & it was totally unsuitable - a second floor flat with no outside space - we had to force him back in each time we returned. So I would say - St. Ives - is a place just for humans. The amount of dogs when we were there was overwhelming.
      Written September 25, 2023
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      Ingrid S
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2022
      You do need to be relatively fit to climb the steep cobbles up to the top; but well worth it for the scenery and panoramic views!
      Written July 13, 2022
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      Ddolive2000
      Daphne, AL3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2021 • Couples
      We enjoyed every beautiful stop along our way. Pete is a an enthusiastic ambassador for Cornwall! We appreciated his thoughtfulness, knowledge and great storytelling. It was a day we will always remember.
      Written November 3, 2021
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