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City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Dorset, United Kingdom

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  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Explore Bournemouth, a quintessential coastal resort town on England’s southern coast, on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Travel quickly and easily around the charming English town aboard an open-top, double-decker bus with your 24- or 48-hour ticket. Choose to stay on the bus for the full loop, or hop on and off at any of the conveniently located stops to visit the places that interest you the most.
  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of Bournemouth
  • See all the main sights of this scenic seaside city
  • Enjoy informative audio commentary on board
  • Hop on and off as you please at any of the stops
  • Pass valid for 24 or 48 hours

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

You can customize your own sightseeing itinerary and get the best views of Bournemouth from the top deck.

What's Included

  • On-board audio commentary
  • Vouchers valid for 12 months
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Attraction entry fee's

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

First, climb aboard a distinctive, red double-decker bus at a conveniently located stop close to your Bournemouth accommodation and embark on an exciting sightseeing voyage. If the sun is shining, take a seat on the top deck to enjoy excellent views of Bournemouth’s top attractions while listening to audio commentary.

Choose to remain on the bus for the entire loop, or disembark whenever an attraction captures your attention. 

Gaze at the scenic curve of Bournemouth’s coast; hop off to absorb the cosmopolitan charm; or enjoy the botanical beauty of Boscombe Gardens. At Bournemouth Pier, be amazed by Europe’s first synthetic surf reef and you’ll be able to purchase unique souvenirs at The Square.

See the Itinerary for a full list of stops serviced.
Red Route

23 Stops

8 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour

Operating Schedule: Tours operate from 10am to 5pm every hour. Tour times subject to change at any time. The bus leaves the first stop on East Overcliff Drive at 9:45 a.m and 10:45 a.m. each day.

Bournemouth Pier (Stand DD)

Bournemouth Square (Stand X)

Savoy Hotel

Westbourne Sandwich Company

Camden Bar

Branksome Chine

Canford Cliffs

Tesco Express

For Sandbanks Beach - Stop is located just down from Tesco by Kite Beach


Sandbanks Beach by the Main Car Park & Pavilion

Panorama Road

Sandbanks Peninsula - On the main road half way between Lovo Drinks & Haven Ferry Cafe

Tesco Express

Sandbanks Beach - Harbour Side - Stop is located opposite Tesco Express by Kite Beach

260 Sandbanks Rd

Harbour Side opposite Tesco

Rockets and Rascals

Lilliput Village - by Tesco

Park Gates

Whitecliff - Recreation Ground

3 Hosier's Ln

Opposite Civic Centre

Thistle Hotel

Poole Quay & Old Town

Poole Railway Station

Platform 2 Exit Ramp, Holes Bay Road

Park Gates

Parkstone Road, just before Parade of Shops

Ashley Cross

Parkstone Railway Station

125 Penn Hill Ave

Opposite Jenkins & Sons

The Porterhouse Westbourne

Opposite The Porterhouse

26B The Triangle

The Triangle - Bournemouth Central Library

Exeter Road (Stand LL)

Moon on the Square

Bournemouth Pier (Stand DD)

Behind Hot Rocks

Points of interest passed by on this route

City Sightseeing Bournemouth

Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden

Poole Old Lifeboat Museum and Shop

Poole Harbour

Poole Park

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Bournemouth Pier

Sandbanks Beach

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is seasonal and typically operates between May - September but dates may vary each year
  • From Bournemouth Pier: First tour: 10:00am, Last tour: 5:00pm, From Poole Quay: First tour: 11:00am, Last tour: 6:00pm.
  • Full tour duration: 90 minutes
  • Tour frequency: Every 60 minutes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Mobile and paper vouchers are accepted for this tour.
  • All vouchers can be redeemed at any of the stops along the route.
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Kevin_K, Aug 2021
Minimal commentary, Voucher are exchanged at departure point and not at kiosk as instructions. All in all enjoyable.
Great way to discover the area
Lisa_T, Jul 2021
It’s was very interesting with the commentary.great in look into the history of the area , things I never knew. Saw some lovely areas too. The beaches and harbour were beautiful.
Outbound trip to Poole Harbour was ok...
Philip W, May 2016
Outbound trip to Poole Harbour was ok with commentary, return to Bournemouth with a relief driver who could not work the commentary was rubbish, pretty disappointed.
The information was...
Roland_L, Aug 2022
The information was really interesting and the scenery was beautiful. Once we were out of Bournemouth city center, the trip was well paced.
Really good
Warren_M, Sep 2020
Really good, & great way to see Bournemouth & surrounding areas & worth the money , Although the there was no Socail distancing, These old dolls really don’t get it !


Product code: 2065BOURNEMOUTH