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Dorset Day Trips

Address: Bournemouth BH12 1PL, England
Phone Number: +44 7443 496970
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Owner description: Dorset Day Trips offer an exciting range of guided sightseeing day tours around Dorset and the New...
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Owner description: Dorset Day Trips offer an exciting range of guided sightseeing day tours around Dorset and the New Forest, all from the comfort of our fantastic new '70's-style VW camper!Leave the car behind and let us do the driving while you sit back, relax and enjoy the sights and hear stories of local history, characters and wildlife. The VW comfortably seats 7 passengers, making our trips really personal and fun. It also means we can fit anywhere a car can go, opening up places that larger minibuses just cannot go! There are refreshments along the way, plus opportunities to sample local hospitality.We aim to make sure all our guests have a fantastic, fun day out in Dorset! Please see our website for full details! Our days out include:- Purbecks and Jurassic Coast: Explore the natural wonders of the Jurassic Coast and hear stories of smuggling and pirates on the castle-filled Isle of Purbeck! - Hardy's Dorset: Discover the rolling countryside and towns that inspired novelist Thomas Hardy. Not just for his fans though, with stunning sights and scenery along the way!- New Forest: Visit William the Conqueror's hunting ground of ancient woods and heathland, home of the New Forest pony.- Poole & Bournemouth Hidden Gems (half-day)A little local adventure, visiting some of the many fascinating places in Poole and Bournemouth.- Special Days Out Trips to places of interest and seasonal markets in the area - please see website. Example Special: Broadchurch and Jurassic Trip!!

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Barton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

THANK YOU!!! Daren picked us up from my house, and we embarked on a full day trip in his VW camper van "SNOWY" all around the New Forest and beyond, he had a very good knowledge of the area, I was even given a birthday cake with lighted candle, we both had a very lovely day!! His business deserves to... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Many thanks Daren for a great trip and I truly apologize its taken me so long to post my review. I would like thoroughly recommend this trip. The van is iconic and Daren's knowledge first class. Daren organized everything perfectly so you just have to relax and enjoy Dorset's wonderful landscapes and history. Thank you very much Daren! Hope to... More 

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this review

I’m really pleased you had an enjoyable trip, Veronika! Thanks for your comments – it’d be a pleasure to see you on another tour! More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My friend and I went on a full-day trip with Dorset Day Trips two weekends ago. Darren, our tour guide, picked us up from our hotel first thing in the morning and we explored the Dorset coast and were treated to some beautiful scenery and iconic landmarks such as the Durdle Door. Darren was a first-class guide. He was informative,... More 

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your brilliant review, Rita! On private trips and the exclusive versions of my tours particularly (like you opted for), I have the flexibility to mix up the itinerary to enable guests to enjoy their trip even more (and like we did, avoid the approaching rain!) – thanks so much for coming along and hope to see you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I booked this tour on a cold and rainy November for my birthday. Despite the weather being totally unpredictable, me and my friends really enjoyed touring around Dorset with Darren and "Snowy" the camper van. We saw a lot of scenic spots in a very interesting way as Darren expertly explained each place. His personal and friendly approach made the... More 

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, Kathy. As you found, even when the weather isn’t perfect, I do my best to ensure my guests have a great trip in Snowy and not only see all the great places but find out a little bit about them as well. Hope to see you for another trip... More 

Nasik, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

i visited with my parent to Bournemouth. Thank you to Daren and snowy I too visited place in bournemouth that I didn't visit while I was studying there. We had a wonderful trip. Thank you

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this review

I’m really pleased you and your parents enjoyed your trip in Snowy, Shubhra, and that I was able to show you several places you didn’t see when you lived here. Snowy can get to those interesting little spots that other tours simply cannot or just don’t bother visiting, so visitors or locals alike get to see so much more with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

lovely trip in snowy with Darren. Darren was very flexible and picked us up from holiday park as it was a surprise trip. was very informative and was an excellent driver. it was a lovely start to our half term holiday. If you would like a tour of Dorset and dont want to drive down narow country lanes book a... More 

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Kelly! I know that some of the narrow and windy lanes in Dorset can be a bit daunting to visitors, so coming on a tour in Snowy does indeed take all that pressure off you, so everyone can relax and enjoy the scenery without worrying about maps or whether there’s a tractor round the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My friend Chris and I chose a Jurassic coast trip with Daren and snowy because he offered us an exclusive tour, and we were really glad we did. The weather was grey and miserable with poor visibility, but Daren's sunny disposition made up for it. We had a lovely day with Daren doing his best to ensure we saw as... More 

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, Linda - I’m so pleased you both enjoyed your day. Alas I haven’t yet worked out how to ensure good weather on every trip, but rain or shine everyone has a great day in Snowy! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We took a tour with Daren. He was very helpful, interesting and knowledgeable. We had a very nice time with him and his 'snowy'. Definitely recommend to any animal lovers, we had the chance to walk around beautiful woods and landscape, and spent time with cute donkeys, and horses.

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this review

I’m really pleased you both enjoyed the wildlife and scenery of the New Forest, Tingting – as you found, in Snowy we can get to better places to see the animals than other tours are able to, in fact anywhere a car can go. Hope to see you for another trip soon! More 

Phnom Penh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Just got back from a fantastic day trip with Daren & Snowy. Even though my parents & I have been to the Dorset area several times, Daren's superb knowledge of the area made our trip super interesting, he knows the lot! We tripped down the Purbeks & Jurassic Coast and made several stops along the way to take it all... More 

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review – I’m really glad that you and your parents enjoyed your trip in Snowy! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My friend and I spent a very memorable September day with Daren and Snowy touring the Purbecks and Jurassic Coast as part of our recent trip to England. The weather may not have been quite as sunny and bright as we had hoped for, but Daren's great company certainly made up for it! From the moment he picked us up... More 

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Lucynda - I’m so pleased you both had a great day, I do try to make every trip special for my guests, whatever the weather! Hope to see you on your next visit to the UK! More 

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