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Select South West Tours

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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About Select South West Tours
Multi Award Winning luxury guided day tours around Devon and Cornwall Experience the real Devon and Cornwall in style, comfort and safety​ Let me create your memorable visit to the most beautiful region the UK. Door to door collection in Luxury Mercedes Benz Viano. Local guide, fully licensed and insured. Gold awards Best Overseas Visitor experience 2017 and 2018 Cornwall Tourism Awards, Gold award Best Guided Tour 2018 Cornwall Tourism Awards, Silver Award SW England Tourism excellence awards 2019
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Patricia K wrote a review Jul 2020
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James is an excellent tour guide who provided us with a day full of Cornish history, beautiful scenery and iconic Poldark landscapes. His knowledge, stories and easy going style made the day just what we were looking for and gave us the opportunity to get to know more of Cornwall then we would have ever discovered on our own. James expertly navigated narrow lanes, recommended a fantastic country pub for lunch and perfectly balanced learning more about Cornwall's fascinating history and how that was portrayed in through Winston Graham's characters. Thank you, James!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Macdsm wrote a review Feb 2020
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My wife and I did a second tour with James and it was another exceptional experience. His knowledge of the region is fantastic and his ability to adjust based on weather and changing interests is second to none. We did private tours at Geevor Mine and Polgoon Winery and we would definitely recommend both of them. The weather in January can be a little cold and windy, but still much better than the upper Midwest. Bottom line, we couldn't recommend James enough.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Priscilla M wrote a review Nov 2019
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Kimberley was a great guide and fun to be with. I'm so glad we didn't try to drive this ourselves.It was a stretch for our budget and it would have been nice to share expenses with other travellers, but we had a wonderful time.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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337eileen wrote a review Nov 2019
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Select Southwest Tours is a winner in many ways. The day following our tour, they were honored once again winning a prestigious travel award. Now we understand why they are the premier tour company to hire. Our experience was beyond our expectations. We were a group of 3, 71 year old women who went to High School together and live in various parts of the USA. James met us at Heathrow with a huge comforting smile melting away all our travel concerns. On the way to Cornwall, we stopped in Avebury, which we had requested. On the following 2 days of our private Cornwall tour, James tailored it to our individual needs and wants. We were taken to spectacular sights, many unknown to others, and he enlivened them with his historical stories told with the care of a master storyteller. Every place we were taken was just perfect, including fishing villages, tin mines, Port Issac, St. Kew, megalithic sites, pubs, and of course a place to eat a proper scone. We felt we were the winners as it wasn't about just what we saw, which was a lot, but we won having Select Southwest Tours. Thank you James. Great job
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from SelectSouthWestTours, Owner at Select South West Tours
Responded Nov 13, 2019
Thank you so much Eileen for your lovely review. I am delighted you all had such a memorable time and I was able able to exceed your expectations. I really enjoyed your company and it was a great way to finish off the season. Thanks once again Kind regards James
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Halvys wrote a review Oct 2019
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We loved our experience with Select South West Tours. We booked 2 different tours and were able to have both James and Kimberly as our guides. Both were excellent and knowledgeable guides. With James we did the Port Isaac, Tintagel Tour. We had my 87 year old mother and he was aware of her mobility and very helpful in getting her to walk down to Port Isaac and do most of the sites there. We loved hearing the stories of Cornwall James told us as we drove to Tintagel and Boscastle and enjoyed walking around each of those areas. We tried the scones and clotted cream at Boscastle and learned of a Devon and a Cornish way to eat it! The next day we did the West Cornwall Tour with Kimberly and had another great day. We came with many family history records of our ancestors in the Western part of Cornwall. We wanted to go to about 4 churches where we knew we had ancestors with ties to that church/village. Kimberly was very accommodating and adjusted her itinerary so we could fit this in. We did have to drop the trip to St Ives, but it was well worth it. At each of the churches, the 7 of us would spread out and look at the headstones and take a picture if it was a family name. Kimberly took note of the names we were searching for and at one church she even went inside and found a memorial plaque dedicated to an ancestor! As we drove to these small villages, Kimberly had many stories about Cornwall and we feel we got an idea of what it was like for our ancestors. We loved learning about the mines and her knowledge of what life would have been like for the miners. At the end of our Poldark mine stop, Kimberly kindly walked back with my mother so she could rest and the rest of us could explore the old mine sites on the steeper coastal slopes. We would highly recommend both James and Kimberly for your tour guides.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from SelectSouthWestTours, Owner at Select South West Tours
Responded Nov 13, 2019
Thanks so much for your lovely review . Both Kimberley and I enjoyed showing you around the region and we are delighted you enjoyed the tours and that you were able to folliw in your ancestors footsteps. Thanks once again James
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