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“Fantastic experience !”

Western Discoveries Day Tours
Ranked #3 of 7 Tours in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
1 review
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“Fantastic experience !”
Reviewed 16 December 2011

I and my husband had a nice day thanks to Russ about nature and Celtic and ancient heritages in the west Cornwall. He was very friendly and has knowledge in depth, especially legends, geological characteristics, and so on. We enjoyed drive private tour by his minibus. I wish to have the chance to visit again the region, although far and far from Japan.

Visited August 2011
2 Thank Keiko K
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English first
Oakland, OR
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Ancient Sites”
Reviewed 13 December 2011

Cornwall rocks! And, Russ knows where to find them (the rocks that is). Russ is incredibly knowledgable about the area and, importantly, he's a great fellow to spend the day touring with.
A couple of recommendations:
1/ If logistics and time allow, Russ knows a great out of the way cafe and gift shop that has wonderful "cream tea." Stopping there provided a great break and energized me for the rest of the tour.
2/ If you really want to maximize your enjoyment of the ancient sites, before you go, pickup a copy of the book "Cornovia" by Craig Weatherhill . Got my copy at Books Plus in Penzance.

Thanks Russ for a wonderful and enriching day! Keith Frady, Oregon, USA

Visited October 2011
1 Thank keithfrady
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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great day tour in Cornwall”
Reviewed 8 December 2011

My husband and I had a delightful day with Russ of Western Discoveries touring Cornwall. He knew all the best sites, the local legends, botany and geology. We visited prehistoric standing stones, ruins of tin mines, local unique churches and more. Even though the weather was "filthy", we had a great day.

Visited June 2011
3 Thank Pamela T
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Altamont, New York, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience!”
Reviewed 8 December 2011

My wife and I were treated to a 1st-class day-long excursion around Cornwall by Russ. He was very knowledgeable, pleasant and patient with our many questions about this fascinating region. He managed to get in a grat deal of exploring in a day. We visited ancient and modern areas of interest. We would highly recommend this experience to anyone.

Visited July 2011
1 Thank Jonathan C
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Chesterfield, Missouri
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great custom tour”
Reviewed 8 December 2011

Our first trip to Cornwall. Russ made it all worthwhile.
He picked us up at our B & B....arranged the entire day to our choosing.
Good price, good service...very knowledgable.
Gene & Fay Rowton
Chesterfield, Missouri USA

Visited September 2011
1 Thank eermomo
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