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City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Tour

Product ID: 13337
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Hop on to a sightseeing bus and enjoy a hop-on hop-off tour of Bournemouth for 24 or 48 hours. Discover sights such as Bournemouth Pier and Poole Quay from an open-top bus with panoramic views. Select the bus and boat combo to see the city from the water.
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Duration: 1 - 2 days
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  • Enjoy panoramic sea views as you explore Bournemouth Pier
  • Visit Europe's first surf reef at Boscombe Pier
  • See charming independent shops and cafés in Westbourne
  • Enjoy the boating lake and miniature railway at Poole Park
  • Check out the bars and pubs at West Cliff
  • Discover some of Bournemouth's oldest buildings and medieval roots in Old Poole Town
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Experience the beautiful British coastline with the Bournemouth hop-on hop-off tour. Ride an open-top double-decker tour bus on a 1.5-hour loop through the Dorset coastline to discover the beautiful seaside towns of Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole. Enhance your experience with an option boat tour departing from Poole Quay.

The area is home to a vast variety of shops, parks, restaurants, and theaters, as well as a buzzing nightlife. The onboard commentary points out the main sights and attractions of each city, all accessible from the 25 conveniently located stops along the bus route.

There are plenty of things to do in Bournemouth, Poole, and Christchurch. You can visit Tuckton Tea Gardens for a trip on a vintage ferry boat, a game of pitch and putt and a cream tea on the bank of the River Stour.

Or hop off at Hengistbury Head and visit the nature reserve. For those who want to soak up the sun, Boscombe Pier is home to Europe's first surf reef and Branksome Chine has access to spectacular gardens.

A double-decker bus is the perfect way to explore the picturesque British seaside and the phenomenal beaches, parks and shops of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are all easily accessible from the tour route's wandering path down the coastline.

There are many things to do and see, so let City Sightseeing highlight all the best attractions and help you to make the most of your stay.

Bournemouth Tour Stops:

1. Bournemouth Pier - Behind Hot Rocks
2. Bournemouth Square - Gervis Place Stand X
3. West Cliff Savoy Hotel
4. Westbourne - Camden
5. Branksome Chine
6. Canford Cliffs - Loch Fyne
7. Sandbanks Beach - Shore Road - Tesco
8. Sandbanks Beach - Main Car Park
9. Sandbanks Peninsular - Panorama Road
10. Sandbanks Beach - Harbour Side
11. Sandbanks Beach - Harbour Side opposite Tesco
12. Lilliput Village - Lilliput Square
13. Whitecliff - Whitecliff Recreation Ground
14. Poole Park - Opposite Civic Centre
15. Poole Quay & Old Town - Old Orchard
16. Poole Railway Station - Platform 2 Exit Ramp
17. Poole Park - Parkstone Road by Parade of Shops
18. Ashley Cross - Parkstone Railway Station
19. Penn Hill - Penn Hill Corner
20. Westbourne - Opposite The Porterhouse
21. The Triangle - Bournemouth Central Library
22. Bournemouth Square - Moon on the Square
23. Bournemouth Pier - Behind Hot Rocks
  • Hop-on hop-off bus ticket (24 or 48 hours depending on option selected)
  • Headphones and recorded audio commentary
  • Information booklet including a map and discounts on local attractions, eateries and shopping
  • Bournemouth boat tour (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entry fees to attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• This tour is wheelchair accessible
• Duration: 1.5 hours
• Season: May 23 to September 27
• Vouchers are valid for 12 months giving you greater flexibility with your travel plans
• The tour starts from stop 1 - Bournemouth Pier or Poole Quay
• The first tour from Bournemouth Pier departs at 10:00 AM and the last tour departs at 5:00 PM.
• The first tour from Poole Quay (stop 15) departs at 11:00 AM and the last tour departs at 6:00 PM
• The boat tour departs at 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM from Poole Quay

From US$ 16.83 per person

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Product ID: 13337