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City Sightseeing Bournemouth

Bournemouth BH1 2JN, England
+44 1202 557007
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City Sightseeing Bournemouth is part of the City Sightseeing Worldwide family which operates in more than 90 cities throughout the world. Hop on and Hop off the bus as much as you like at any of the bus stops on the route and see all the best sights Bournemouth has to offer. The 2017 service will run from the 8th April until the 23rd September, departing every hour from Bournemouth Pier between 9am and 5pm, providing stunning views and a lively commentary. 23 stops including: Bournemouth Pier Bournemouth Square Westcliff Westbourne Sandbanks Poole Park Poole Quay Poole Railway Station Ashley Cross Triangle Tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours so you can hop on and off the bus at your leisure. Bus and boat combination tickets are also available, with the bus connecting with the well known City Cruises from Poole Harbour. Our 24/48 hour bus & boat ticket gives you unlimited travel on the boat as well to experience the Harbour Cruise or go all the way to Swanage Pier and come back later in the afternoon. Tickets can be purchased directly from the driver with cash or in advance from our pavement sellers by the Tourism Information Office, Travel Interchange office or on our website.
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Bournemouth BH1 2JN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This sightseeing trip was absolutely superb! Well worth the money. We set off from Bournemouth at 11.00 and we alighted the bus at Poole old harbour (stage 15) at just after 12.00. We had three hours in Poole and we found loads to do. Then...More

Thank Ian_Chapman
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Family hopped on at East cliff and used this as our main mode of transport all day, getting great value for money from our tickets. Sat right round whole tour twice which was great and very entertaining. Not all commentary corresponded with exact locations, but...More

Thank Maris F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the beach in Bournemouth is excellent for little kids and adults loads of things to do you could invite family and friends

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the trip around Poole and Bournmouth and by purchasing a two day ticket we managed to see a lot of the area.you need to be quick off the mark and push the bell before the stop you need as they don't stop at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was not an unpleasant trip, but most of the commentary was difficult to hear, apart from the Bournemouth jingle which could be heard too well and was very irritating. Not as scenic as I would have hoped, quite a large part of the route...More

Thank Sheila J
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we purchased the ticket from the driver was told to pick up the timetable, so that we were aware of the route times. After leaving 15 mins late and the bus driver getting off the bus twice to go somewhere, we realised that the...More

Thank dtarren1
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a good way to learn and see. Well executed and just enough detail. Although the cheesy music and “Bournemouth Bournemouth “ screeching out could do with changing. Without this trip I would never have found Poole Quay which is a treat. Hop on...More

Thank Alasdair-Roxburgh
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DiscoverDorsetLtd, Office at City Sightseeing Bournemouth, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Dear Alasdair, Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We are really happy to read that you have a great experience with our Bournemouth City Sightseeing Bus service. All our staff work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Did the bus & boat tour. Very scenic route to Poole Quay with our driver giving a live commentary. Got off at Poole Quay to do the return boat trip to Swanage. Saw Harry's Rocks and the Jurassic coast. For the return trip we had...More

Thank Margatine R
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DiscoverDorsetLtd, Office at City Sightseeing Bournemouth, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Dear Margatine, Thanks for taking the time to share your prestiged opinion on our Bournemouth City Sightseeing Bus service with others on TripAdvisor. We take pride in giving outstanding service to every customers and we're overjoyed to recieve your compliments and appreciation. We hope to...More

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Reviewed June 15, 2018

The bus driver was very friendly and helpful, but that was the only good thing. The sound system on the commentary was not working properly and was so distorted that you couldn't here a thing.(Other guests at our hotel went later in the week and...More

Thank stevematthews58
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DiscoverDorsetLtd, General Manager at City Sightseeing Bournemouth, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. We had indeed been experiencing problems with one of our commentary systems. Unfortunately the machine has to be sent away to be fixed and therefore the problem persisted for longer than ideal. If you would like to email...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

We caught the bus from Poole and as we are old gits it only cost us £10. Had a lovely trip to Bournemouth. Stopped there for a few drinks and caught the bus back. Which was the best part of the trip. Fantastic views and...More

Thank AngelaM007
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