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Western Discoveries Day Tours

Chynoey, Newmill, Penzance TR20 8XW, England
+44 1736 362763
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70th Surprise

This was to be a special treat for a 70th birthday and the tour of out of the way places in Penwith... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2015
Truro, United Kingdom
Hire Russ if you truly want to know Cornwall area!

This young man amazed me, & even my PhD husband, with his knowledge of geology & history of the... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2015
Kathy B
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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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Chynoey, Newmill, Penzance TR20 8XW, England
+44 1736 362763
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Reviewed 6 August 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...More

Thank lizbrian
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

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...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 24 June 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...More

1  Thank Gregg C
Reviewed 14 June 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)....More

Thank Diabenleo
Reviewed 27 May 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.

Thank pmh7777
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

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...More

Thank sammiguel
Reviewed 8 May 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...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 3 January 2015

I meant to do a review for this months ago but it completely slipped my mind. I booked a private tour in September, I think it was Russ who took me out. I had some ideas on where I wanted to visit, but as a...More

2  Thank RebeccaHoulden
Reviewed 2 November 2014

This was a private tour booked on October 15,2014, from Newquay to Tintagel and included Port Isaac,(the site of the location shots for the `Doc Martin` TV series), the three churches of St Minver, St Enodoc, and St Michael, in the Camel estuary, Christian sites...More

3  Thank Michael P
Reviewed 24 October 2014

We found out about Russ on TA. We took two private tours with him. On the first day, we left St. Ives promptly at 9:30 for our 6-hour tour. We traveled westward, and learned about the former (and ancient) tin industry, and the high price...More

2  Thank EllenGS2014
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3 February 2017|
Response from Russ P | Property representative |
Thank you for the email. Unfortunately I will be taking a break from the day tours this year but will hopefully be back to normal in 2018. I'm unaware of any similar minibus tours running out of West Cornwall but in... More