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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: 24 - 48 hours
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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. East Cliff 
2. Bournemouth Pier - Behind Hot Rocks 
3. Bournemouth Square - Gervis Place Stand X 
4. West Cliff Savoy Hotel 
5. Westbourne - Camden 
6. Branksome Chine 
7. Canford Cliffs - Loch Fyne 
8. Sandbanks Beach - Shore Road 
9. Sandbanks Beach - Pavilion 
10. Sandbanks Peninsular - Ferry Approach 
11. Sandbanks Beach - Opposite Pavilion 
12. Sandbanks Beach - Opposite Shore Road 
13. Lilliput Village - Lilliput Square 
14. Whitecliff - Whitecliff Recreation Ground 
15. Poole Park - Park Gates East 
16. Poole Quay & Old Town - Portsmouth Hoy Pub 
17. 13A. Poole Quay & Old Town - Old Orchard
18. Poole Railway Station - ASDA Side 
19. Poole College / Civic Centre - The College 
20. Ashley Cross - Parkstone Railway Station 
21. Penn Hill - Penn Hill Corner 
22. Westbourne - County Gates 
23. The Triangle 
24. Bournemouth Square - Exeter Road Stand LL 
25. 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
• Those who book a ticket with a travel date in 2020 can redeem their voucher at any point up until December 31, 2020; for tickets booked with a travel date of October 1 or later, the standard, three-month ticket validity will apply
• The tour starts from stop 1 - East Cliff
• This tour is wheelchair accessible
• The first tour departs at 9 AM and the last tour departs at 5 PM
• Duration: 1.5 hours
• Season: May 23 to September 27
• The boat tour departs at 11 AM, 12:45 PM and 2:30 PM from Poole Quay
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Product ID: 13337