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Jurassic Coast Experience full day trip provided by Discover Dorset Tours

Jurassic Coast Experience full day trip

Jurassic Coast Experience full day trip
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
27
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 103212P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Sandbanks ferry
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to Corfe Castle (optional extra for individuals) Free entry for National Trust members (must have your card with you)
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Bournemouth Pier (Stand DD), Bournemouth BH2 5BE, UK 08:20 am Bournemouth Pier behind Hot Rocks Restaurant
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. Very rarely but there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • On busy days in the peak season, the queue for the Sanbanks Ferry can be very long and the guide may instead take the route around Poole Harbour, leaving the maximum time out on the Jurassic Coast.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Meeting at 08:20 am Bournemouth Coach (Train) Station, Stand K Post code: BH8 8DL
  • Infant ticket: Please note, an Infant ticket doesn't guarantee a seat. If you require a seat for your child, please purchase a child ticket.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Strollers are welcome, they can be stored in the boot of the vehicle. Please note some areas are not suitable for a stroller, we recommend to bring a baby carrier as well if wanted to complete all the walks.
  • The Durdle Door hike can be challenging for some but we offer alternative to see from up high and Lulworth Cove can be enjoyed by all.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers
Inclusions
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Sandbanks ferry
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to Corfe Castle (optional extra for individuals) Free entry for National Trust members (must have your card with you)
Departure details
  • Bournemouth Pier (Stand DD), Bournemouth BH2 5BE, UK 08:20 am Bournemouth Pier behind Hot Rocks Restaurant
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. Very rarely but there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • On busy days in the peak season, the queue for the Sanbanks Ferry can be very long and the guide may instead take the route around Poole Harbour, leaving the maximum time out on the Jurassic Coast.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Meeting at 08:20 am Bournemouth Coach (Train) Station, Stand K Post code: BH8 8DL
  • Infant ticket: Please note, an Infant ticket doesn't guarantee a seat. If you require a seat for your child, please purchase a child ticket.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Strollers are welcome, they can be stored in the boot of the vehicle. Please note some areas are not suitable for a stroller, we recommend to bring a baby carrier as well if wanted to complete all the walks.
  • The Durdle Door hike can be challenging for some but we offer alternative to see from up high and Lulworth Cove can be enjoyed by all.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bournemouth Pier (Stand DD)
    Bournemouth BH2 5BE, UK
    08:20 am Bournemouth Pier behind Hot Rocks Restaurant
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Sandbanks Ferry
  • 1
    Middle Beach Studland Bay
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Swanage
  • 2
    Durlston Country Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Corfe Castle
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
60 reviews
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Very good
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Colin
Bournemouth, UK1 contribution
As a resident of Bournemouth we had a really enjoyable day and would recommend this trip to all groups. Paul, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable of area that enhanced our local knowledge. He did everything he could to ensure that all of his customers needs were catered for. We are now planning our next trip with them.
Written July 31, 2022
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Thank you for the great feedback, delighted you enjoyed the tour with Paul. We hope to see you again!
Written July 31, 2022
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990Tammy15
Bournemouth, UK8 contributions
Couples
We did the full day tour and it was excellent, it was a surprise for my mum and dad and we had a great time. Gerry the tour guide was witty and made us laugh throughout, he was very friendly went out his way to ensure we were comfortable. We were really lucky with the weather. There is a lot of walking but most of it is optional. It was excellent, the only thing I have to say is that it would have been nicer to have more time at Corfe castle and village as there is a lot to see here. That said, it was well worth the money and I’d defiantly recommend this to anyone who wants to explore the Jurassic Coast. Great day out for all the family. I can’t wait to go again ☺️
Written August 22, 2020
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Hi there, Thank you for you lovely and detailed review! We are very glad you have had a nice time and hope to see you again. Kind Regards, Discover Dorset
Written August 24, 2020
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Kuran P
5 contributions
It was a great day trip despite horrific weather. The pick-up was punctual and air conditioned mini bus was tidy & comfortable. The drive & guide Gerry was very friendly, approachable & put all of us at ease. He gave brief description of each place we visited, no rush, plenty of time provided to walk around & explore on our own. Part of the tour was affected by bad weather but overall we enjoyed the tour and definitely worth it. A great sense relief seeing these breath-taking natural wonders especially during current Covid pandemic. Plenty of photo opportunities along the way...
I must also thank Tim from the company who kindly rebooked our trip for the date of our choice as we had cancel the initial Aug trip at last moment (within 24 hr) due to unforeseen circumstances. I highly recommend this trip organised by Discover Dorset Tours
Written November 6, 2020
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Thank you for your review and your kind words! We are glad you managed to come on the tour in the end and enjoyed your time!
Written December 8, 2020
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karentoward
Chatham, UK127 contributions
I am a bit late in leaving this review but knew that I must do it ( went on trip on 16th August - sorry).

We did this full day tour as we were only in the Bournemouth area for a few days so wanted to see as much as we could. It was a fabulous trip, highly recommended even though the weather was not the best at the start of our day.
Paul was our driver and such a lovely fella, knowledgeable and accomodating. We were extra lucky as we were the only 4 people on the tour the day that we went so it was a very personal tour was even better.
We were pick up prompt from our hotel and the full itineary was explained. At each stop, we were given enough time and information to appreciate our surroundings. As we drove through Swanage,Paul was kind enough to stop at the Heritage railway station as there was a train in the station and my husband is such a train buff. He allowed us to get out and take photos which completely made my husbands day!! He then took us on a walk when we arrived at Durlston Country Park and although it was wet and windy, he could have just sat in the vehicle and let us just do it ourself but he accompanied us and we realised that we really needed to do to appreciate the beauty of the area.
At Corfe Castle, we were dropped off again at the station which hubby loved and given an hour to explore on our own which was lovely and enough time. As it was around lunchtime, Paul gave us ideas for getting food but particularly recommended a little local bakery which was absolutely fab!
For us the highlight of the trip was Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. It was absolutely stunning. Paul dropped us off in the car park at Durdle Door and gave us advice on how to truly appreciate the whole area and avoid the crowds as much as possible. It was amazing and we were given enough time to explore.

We would really recommend this trip and particularly with this company. From the time that I emailed with some questions about the trip, to booking and then taking the trip itself, it was handling with professionalism and in a wonderfully friendly way. Nothing but praise for Paul and Discover Dorset for giving us a wonderful day to remember
Written September 4, 2020
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Thanks for giving us a 5* review and for your great detailed feedback!!
Written October 12, 2020
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Karen F
2 contributions
Family
A super trip around beautiful parts of Dorset. Our guide and driver was clearly very knowledgeable about the local area and gave us some wonderful pieces of knowledge. We were able to visit all the sites thanks to his local knowledge of the roads as it was one of the busiest days of the year for Dorset attractions and some roads had been closed due to the volume of traffic. Just a super day out, thank you 😊
Written July 19, 2021
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Thank you for your kind words and your 5*! We are happy we could make your day a super day! :-)
Written July 19, 2021
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Manu A.
London, UK9 contributions
Couples
We did the full day Jurassic Coast Experience trip in early March

There is nothing much to write except the tour was excellent. The guide, Paul Knight, arrived exactly on time, he was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The coach was in very good condition and the stops were very well planned

There were only two of us on the tour that day and instead of cancelling like a lot of other operators would have done, they still went ahead with it. This speaks volumes about the companies values. It was pretty much like a private tour. And since we were on time and it was off-season, we even got to see some extras like the steam train as Swanage. Picked us up from outside our hotel and on the way back dropped us at the coach station since we had a bus to catch

Overall had a great time and would gladly recommend them and Paul!

The scenery is exhilarating and it's definitely something worth visiting
Written March 9, 2020
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What a lovely review! We thank Paul as well for his excellent service! We are very glad you had a good day and hope to see you again maybe on another tour! :-) Best Wishes Kamilla
Written April 18, 2020
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emma l
Nottingham, UK84 contributions
Firstly, if you book this tour, do it directly with the operator - it's £10 cheaper. I realised this after I had booked. The tour starts between 8.20 and 8.45 depending on where you get picked up (there are multiple stops around Bournemouth). You finish around 6pm.

The guide Gerry was comical, always laughing and entertaining the group. There isn't really that much to do around Bournemouth so i booked this tour for the Sunday. During February there aren't many crowds either.
You will go to the chain ferry at Poole harbour and go across, it's only 4 mins. It was choppy when I went but I wasn't seasick - and i get seasick!

The first stop was Studland which was OK. But seemed a bit of a pointless stop.
The next is Durlston Country Park which has lovely views and a nice small castle which has been renovated.
Corfe Castle was the next stop which was lovely. We even climbed the hill opposite within the 2 hours we had here. This was probably my highlight.
Then to Durdle Door which is a great sight, as well as the white cliffs. Also another highlight! You got around 2 hours here also.

The benefit of this tour is that you are not rushed. In some cases i think you get a little bit too much time, but our whole group were quite young (under 40) so i guess we were quick? You will get some information in each spot but mostly you are left to roam around on your own which is quite nice.

I loved the group that I went with as they were language students and very friendly.
If you are not sure what to do, i would recommend this tour. Unless you went specifically to these sites then some you may not find on your own.
Written February 24, 2020
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Hi Emma, Thanks for your review and positive feedback. I am glad you enjoyed the tour with Gerry. We do try and strike the right balance of how much time to stop in each location, but it does depend on the individual somewhat to see what you get out of it. The hill you climbed is a great example, though not everyone would be able to do that, and we do try and cater for all abilities and tastes. If you book direct from our website we are also able to offer hotel pick-ups which can make things a bit easier on the day and allow a little more time for breakfast. Thanks for travelling with us and again thanks for the feedback, always appreciated. Tim
Written February 25, 2020
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Melanie O
Borehamwood, UK24 contributions
This trip i took with my husband was amazing from the minute it started. Gerry our guide was so knowledgeable from start to finish, and was sooo accommodating with the slightly worsening weather, but still enjoyed every minute.
The sites we visited were amazing.
I would highly recommend the day trip, and if you are lucky enough to get gerry the tour guide even better!!!
Thanks again for a wonderful trip and giving us a chance to make more great memories xxx
Written July 11, 2021
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Hi there, thank you for your lovely review! Our experienced drivers are there to help you throughout the day so you can make the most of this beautiful area! Their knowledge is priceless and fine-tuned!
Written July 19, 2021
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Lyds
London, UK5 contributions
What an awesome day this was! ~Originally booked the half day, but Discover Dorset called then evening before to as ask if we would mind doing there full day at no extra cost as we were the only ones booked. So glad we took up the offer.

The day was fantastic. Paul, our guide was knowledgeable, engaging and funny. The day flew by and the weather held out for the most part. There is a walk included which is good. A little steep, towards the end but worth it. The hike from Durdle door to Lulworth Cove is a nice leisurely walk, even though it was pouring with rain! There was enough time during the tour to get something to eat and spend time discovering for yourself.

We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel.

Would highly recommend this tour. Great way to tour the Jurassic Coast!
Written August 9, 2021
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Hi there, ahhhh I am so glad you enjoyed your full day tour! Both tours are great but of course you see a lot more on the full day trip! Brilliant bonus to your holiday! :-) Thank you for your lovely 5* review!
Written August 17, 2021
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JL R
Oxford, UK29 contributions
Couples
We had a wonderful day despite the scorching heat and crowds everywhere. We drove more as the ferry wait would take too long but it was fine. It was a bit hot at times on the bus but we had lots of stops so it did not matter that much. Our guide Paul was excellent and made the day really special and informative. Would do it again! Thank you!
Written August 9, 2020
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Yes, the heat is crazy! But I'm glad Paul kept it "breezy" :-) I believe, passengers cannot exit from the vehicle on the ferry at the moment due to COVID-19 rules, plus the summer queue can be really long... So sometimes, it's better to go around. Thank you for your review!
Written August 13, 2020
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By: Discover Dorset Tours
izzyeilee
izzyeilee
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Recommend, especially for first-timers!
Loved the picturesque drive to durdle door & lulworth cove and obviously the destinations themselves! The driver/g
stanleyharoldp
stanleyharoldp
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a very good day out
We went on the Isle of Wight tour with Paul as the driver. Paul was very helpful considerate and gave lots of infor
Ken H
Ken H
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Jurassic coast half day trip
This was a great trip to Lulworth cove and durdle door. It is not for people with mobility issues as there are stee
Mum_Leah
Mum_Leah
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Amazing Experience
This was a wonderful experience. The beaches are beautiful and the views stunning. I got so much more from this tri
Barbara P
Barbara P
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I really recommend it
I would definitely recommend it , gerry is amazing, very friendly and funny.He was born in Bournemouth so he knows
amandacF3100GL
amandacF3100GL
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Fantastic Trip - highly recommend
Gerry is an amazing tour guide; very informative, friendly & good sense of humour. Thank you for a wonderful day. I
christybN7955EC
christybN7955EC
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Highly recommended
The views was amazing and we spent time taking pictures in durdle beach, we enjoyed walking, it was amazing 🤩
Tour776796
Tour776796
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Fantastic Tour! Well worth it!
The tour was really well organised with just the right time to spend in Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. Paul was an
Ynwa961975
Ynwa961975
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Wonderful day had by all
This was well worth the trip absolutely stunning views and the 145 steps down to durdle door were well worth it at
878shahanak
878shahanak
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Amazing
Highly recommend this tour had an amazing day and our tour guide Paul was very helpful and accommodating. The sigh
672leanneb
672leanneb
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Would highly recommend
Tour guide was amazing, so friendly and informative and the trip was brilliant. Highly recommend. Other traveller v
josie1700
josie1700
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Great trip, excellent value - take good shoes!
This was a great trip with a fantastic guide (Paul), who has so much local knowledge and a great balance of being i
jesanir
jesanir
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Excelente!!
I love this trip! The meeting point was easy to find. The van was comfortable and I love the fact that the trip wa
Monika T
Monika T
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Perfect birthday gift
I booked this for my friend birthday and she absolutely enjoyed it!! It was a friendly environment and she managed
mariebX5527HS
mariebX5527HS
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Fabulous stay at Park Central hotel. Can’t recommend it highly enough
Loved the vibrant feel of the town and all the various restaurants. Every palate catered for. Brilliant shops too!
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