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Guided Tours of St Ives

Street-an-pol, St Ives, England
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Really looking forward to this tour having read so many great reviews. Tour advertised as... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
B13579
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Dawn is brilliant

We are on holiday in St Ives for two weeks and did the Wednesday history tour last week and this... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
RayGilliland
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Enjoy a 75 minute walking tour of the beautiful town of St Ives in West Cornwall. Drop-on tours run every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, departing from the Guildhall at 11am prompt, and take you on a fascinating meander through the colourful history of St Ives. On Mondays and Wednesdays we exlore the "Story of St Ives", a popular tour covering the colourful and varied history of the town, and on Thursdays we delve into "The Art of St Ives", giving an insight into the history of the world-famous St Ives art colony. All tours cost just £5 per person, and kids under 12 go free. Private tours are available from £25 if you cannot make one of the drop-on tours.
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Street-an-pol, St Ives, England
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Really looking forward to this tour having read so many great reviews. Tour advertised as continuing through October but, along with a dozen or so people, we just sat and waited and waited. Eventually the tourist office rang the guide and announced no tours in...More

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Dawn B, Owner at Guided Tours of St Ives, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

I'm really sorry you were left waiting for my tour on Monday. I did advise the Visitor Information Centre that I would be taking a couple of weeks off from my tours after the September Festival, and asked that they let everyone know that tours...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

We are on holiday in St Ives for two weeks and did the Wednesday history tour last week and this week we did the Thursday art tour. Dawn is just great - so interesting and knowledgable. My aunt travelled across from Falmouth to join us...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

I always like to do the walking tour of any town I am visiting as they can be very informative, and this tour of St Ives lived up to expectations. Dawn was very knowledgable about St Ives and obviously loves the town. She told us...More

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Dawn B, Owner at Guided Tours of St Ives, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

Many thanks for your kind review. I'm glad you found the tour informative and look forward to seeing you on my Art Tour if you visit St Ives again. Dawn

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Although I have visited St Ives before, my wife had not so we decided to take a walking tour as we both enjoy these. Dawn is a wonderful guide and we learned so much about this beautiful town. We went on the history tour and...More

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Dawn B, Owner at Guided Tours of St Ives, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Thank so much for your review, Martin. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the Story of St Ives tour, and hope to see you on my art tour when you visit St Ives again. Dawn

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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

My husband & I did both the History & Art tour & we have to say it was the highlight of our holiday. Dawn was so passionate & her knowledge on both the tours was first rate. They were exceptional value for money @ £5...More

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Dawn B, Owner at Guided Tours of St Ives, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Thank you so much for joining both tours while you were in St Ives, and for your kind review - I'm delighted you enjoyed them and thought they were good value. Best wishes, Dawn

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Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We saw these walking tours advertised at the Guildhall, so turned up at around 10.45 and joined a group of about 10 people. Our guide, Dawn, was enthusiastic and knowledgable, and although we have visited St Ives many times, we still learned lots of things...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at approx 2 minutes to 11am as got a little lost finding the starting point. We asked inside the tourist information if we were to buy tickets before and the polite lady kindly showed us where to start the tour. She pointed to...More

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Dawn B, Owner at Guided Tours of St Ives, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2017

Hi Alex, I'm sorry to hear about your poor experience on a walking tour of St Ives, but I'm relieved to see that it wasn't one of my tours you tried to join. I personally take all tours operated by Guided Tours of St Ives,...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2016

this is a great walking experience from guildhall around st ives secret places. the walk leader dawn was so well versed with history of town and a joy to listen to, she sooo enthusiastic about st ives.

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Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

We can warmly recommend Tony's walks. He is generous with his local knowledge. In the 3-hour walking route he told us historical facts and stories of mining - and the St Ives life in general, also in the modern day. (In muddy / rainy weather...More

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Dawn B, Owner at Guided Tours of St Ives, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2017

Many thanks for your kind review, but I should point out that this tour wasn't operated by Guided Tours of St Ives (Tony is a fellow tour guide in the town) so I wouldn't want to take the credit! If you return to St Ives...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2015

A brilliant introduction to the arts in St Ives. Our knowledgeable guide Dawn Bright promised to keep steep hills to a minimum and the pace of her 1 ½ hour walking tour was also suitable for slower walkers. Dawn’s enthusiasm was infectious – she took...More

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The gost tour has one hill but not two bad yes a slow walker could do it
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