From Poole: Steam Train and Sea Cruise Adventure

From Poole: Steam Train and Sea Cruise Adventure

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Cruise around the Jurassic Coast, bound for the historical Swanage. Stroll through the quaint English seaside town. Jump back in time aboard a steam train bound for castle relics.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 1 day
Starting time 10:30 AM
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  • Marvel at the Jurassic Coast and Old Harry's Rock
  • Experience centuries of British history in Swanage
  • Take a steam-train journey towards museums and castle ruins
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Your day begins by boarding a cruise at Poole Harbour, the largest harbor in Europe, at 10:30 AM. Take in the fresh air as you board the boat, ambling between the open-air deck and comfortable, indoor saloon. From here you will head towards the Jurassic Coastline, passing by stunning rock formations and expansive cliffs. Marvel at Sandbanks, the Dorset peninsula which has some of the world’s most expensive property on its golden shores. Cruise by Brownsea Island, the largest island in Poole's Harbour. Head on towards Old Harry's Rock, part of the picturesque chalk formations for which the Jurassic Coast is famous. As you arrive at Swanage, you’ll disembark the boat and head towards the town. Explore the area, grabbing a bite or coffee if you so desire. Stroll towards the Swanage Railway Station, where you’ll take a journey back in time by boarding an authentic steam locomotive.  Aboard the steam train, you’ll head towards either Corfe Castle or Norden, where you can wander amongst massive castle ruins, or avail yourself of free museums in the area. Afterwards, you’ll hop back on the train to Swanage, where you’ll take the return cruise back to Poole.
  • Live commentary on board
  • Round-trip cruise form Poole to Swanage
  • Steam train ticket from Swanage Railyway Station
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    The Quay, Poole BH15 1BQ, UK. Nearest Car Park: quay visitors multi-story car park is only around the corner. Address: Old Orchard, Poole BH15 1SB. Please arrive at the pier 15 minutes prior to departure.

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    Know before you go

    •  Please note that all of cruises are subject to weather, tide and sea conditions
    •  This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users
    •  To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 24 hours before the experience start date in the local timezone; no refunds will be given after that time period
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    Overall rating

    5 / 5

    based on 1 reviews

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    Was a lovely hr long cruise to Swanage and as we chose the steam train ride too we had a fab trip up to corfe castle. Lovely to see the volunteers on the railway all dressed up in smart uniforms and you could tell they were proud to be part of it all. The timings allowed for a good few hrs to shop round Swanage if you wanted and then an 1hr cruise back into Poole

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    October 16, 2019

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    Product ID: 298310