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Cornish Celtic Tours Launched

21 June — 1 October 2007

The ultimate tour of Cornwall launched to help visitors enjoy the county in style

THE ULTIMATE tour of Cornwall, visiting some hidden secrets along the way, begins next month thanks to a new company called Cornish Celtic Tours.

Priding itself in offering a hassle-free day out for all the family, the company will take its explorers on a 180-mile bespoke tour of Cornwall in ten hours in a luxury 16-seater minibus, stopping off for gentle strolls, Cornish cream teas and photo opportunities.

The idea to set up Cornish Celtic Tours came when Victoria Norris, owner of the Highland Court Hotel in St Austell, discovered that once her guests had visited Eden and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, they were lost for ideas and sometimes worried about visiting anywhere else further afield.

“They become worried that once they drive anywhere further than a 20 mile radius of the hotel, the lanes get narrower, they may get lost or they might have trouble finding parking spaces. We also get a lot of visitors, particularly those who arrive from overseas, who come without a car, so the tours would be an ideal way for them to explore the county too,” she explained.

Cornish Celtic Tours aims to alleviate all those worries by picking people up in St Austell at 8.30am, taking them for morning coffee in St Mawes, a trip on the King Harry Ferry, to Pendennis Point, St Michael’s Mount, Penzance, lunch overlooking the Atlantic, St Agnes, Newquay and Padstow before returning to St Austell at 6.30pm.

The company will be promoted through the King Harry’s Cornwall website and visitor guide. Marketing manager Toby Budd said: “We think this is a fantastic idea – it not only gives visitors the chance to visit places they might not know about, but it makes sure everyone, including whoever would normally be the driver, enjoys the county to the full.”

Cornish Celtic Tours begins trading on July 2nd and will run every day except for Wednesdays until October 1st. Tours cost £38 per person, with a family ticket (consisting of two adults and two children up to the age of 12 years) costing £99. For more information call 01726 825088 or log onto www.kingharryscornwall.co.uk.

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