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Steam Train and Sea Cruise Adventure Including the Jurassic Coast from Poole provided by City Cruises Poole

Steam Train and Sea Cruise Adventure Including the Jurassic Coast from Poole

Steam Train and Sea Cruise Adventure Including the Jurassic Coast from Poole
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About
Get two different perspectives of Dorset's UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast with a package that includes a ride on a heritage steam train. The hop-on hop-off steam train allows you to customize your itinerary, while a sightseeing cruise lets you get the best views of the coastline from the water.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See Dorest's Jurassic Coast from both land and water
  • Leave planning logistics to someone else
  • A great introduction to the UNESCO-listed region for first-time visitors
  • Captain commentary puts natural landmarks into context
What to expect
  • Make your way to Poole Quay, and board the boat for your Jurassic Coast cruise. After passing through Poole Harbour, see the sights of Brownsea Island, the Blue Lagoon, and the swanky coastal enclave of Sandbanks. Listen to commentary from the captain as you cruise along the shores of the Jurassic Coast, which was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in England. At the Victorian pier of Swanage Bay, step back onto dry land for a short walk along the beach to the Swanage station. Hop on a heritage steam train, and travel along the railway between Swanage and Norden. Your ticket allows you to hop on and off at any of the five stops along the line. Then reboard the boat at Swanage pier, then cruise back to the start point at Poole Quay.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See Dorest's Jurassic Coast from both land and water
  • Leave planning logistics to someone else
  • A great introduction to the UNESCO-listed region for first-time visitors
  • Captain commentary puts natural landmarks into context
What to expect
  • Make your way to Poole Quay, and board the boat for your Jurassic Coast cruise. After passing through Poole Harbour, see the sights of Brownsea Island, the Blue Lagoon, and the swanky coastal enclave of Sandbanks. Listen to commentary from the captain as you cruise along the shores of the Jurassic Coast, which was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in England. At the Victorian pier of Swanage Bay, step back onto dry land for a short walk along the beach to the Swanage station. Hop on a heritage steam train, and travel along the railway between Swanage and Norden. Your ticket allows you to hop on and off at any of the five stops along the line. Then reboard the boat at Swanage pier, then cruise back to the start point at Poole Quay.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3542P39
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • City Cruises - Poole, The Quay, Poole BH15 1BQ, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to weather conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • City Cruises - Poole, The Quay, Poole BH15 1BQ, UK
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to weather conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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4.5
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GTSSurrey
Bisley, UK860 contributions
Great trip on a sunny day.
Aug 2021
Excellent trip overall giving a relaxing start and end to the steam train ride on the Swanage Stem Railway during the boat trip to and from Swanage from Poole. Staff on the boat were friendly especially the captain with his informative commentary and friendly chat from the wheelhouse. The harbour, with its multi million pound house and boats together with the delights of brownsea island is a delight for a sunny day trip and the sights of Old Harry Rock and the start of the Jurassic Coast gives a very interesting trip overall. A great way to enter Swanage and potentially avoids a long car journey round the harbour. Highly recommended.
Written August 6, 2021
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Adrian M
Yate, UK16 contributions
A great day out
Jul 2021
A great day out. We set off at half ten from Poole quay out of the harbour then along the Jurassic coast the hole boat trip was full of things to look at and to snap away at with the camera. The crew were friendly polite and professional and provided a great commentary throughout the trip. We arrived at Swanage at 11:45 then had a short walk to the train station where we boarded the steam train again the staff on the platform were polite professional and friendly with a good knowledge for any questions you may have for them. The trip was a good length we got off at Corfe castle and had a look around the area before having a drink before the return trip back to Swanage.
Written July 25, 2021
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Denise P
Thornton Cleveleys, UK47 contributions
Brilliant day.
Jun 2021 • Couples
Had an absolutely great day. Staff were friendly and the trip well organized. I suggest you get there to queue half an hour before sail time especially if you want to sit on the top deck.
Written June 12, 2021
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taffUk
uk181 contributions
Great day out in Dorset
Jun 2021 • Couples
Excellent trip from Poole to Swanage by boat. The steam train journey was brilliant. We went to Corfe Castle and went in as we are NT members. Great commentary on the boat. Highly recommended
Written June 9, 2021
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Nick C
3 contributions
Fantastic day out
Jun 2021 • Couples
They were absolutely amazing. My wife is unwell They were absolutely brilliant in looking after her and really helpful and friendly.
Written June 9, 2021
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Christine M
London, UK10 contributions
Great day out and value for money
Aug 2020 • Couples
We had a great day on 26/08/20. The cruise to Swanage was good with lots of interesting facts being given by the crew. The scenery was spectacular.
Swanage is a lovely seaside place and we walked up towards the train station and loved the stone built houses.
The steam train was a great experience and was over too quick.
A very good trip and certainly worth the money.
Written August 27, 2020
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Julie G
3 contributions
Excellent day out
Aug 2020 • Family
Great day out. All ran really smoothly. Boat trip was fantastic, great views and was super to get off the other end and have a quick wander to the steam train. Which was ran excellently. Loved it. We got off at Corfe castle had an hour and half there and got the train back. Seats for the train booked when the trip advisor lady contacted us.
Written August 5, 2020
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mowden
Witham, UK905 contributions
A nice day out
Nov 2019 • Couples
This package of the cruise and steam train was very good value for money.First l took a cruise from Poole to Swanage which incorporate the views of Brownsea Island, Harrys Rock and the Jurassic Coast.
On arrival to Swanage you dis embark the boat on to Swanage Pier and after a short walk through the high street you arrive at the train station. I then took the steam train from Swanage to Corfe Castle. I had a nice few hours here before heading back on the train to Swanage. I would highly recommend this trip.
Written November 13, 2019
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Francesca S
Littleport, UK1 contribution
Lovely day out
Oct 2019
All the staff are friendly, the captain commentary was interesting, the boat and the train were on time. Swanage is very nice even if I preferred Castle Corfe village. Worth going.
Written October 25, 2019
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roger s
1 contribution
History in comfort
Oct 2019
The boat trip was in a flat calm both ways. Boat comfortable and commentary apt, informative and accurate about surroundings and people. The Train was relaxing with lovely scenery. Swanage is old fashioned, as a result felt homely with good eating and drinking places. Shall be visiting Purbeck again.
Written October 21, 2019
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KwH819
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Fabulous
Fabulous trip around the harbourt, with informative commentary throughout. Very helpful staff. On a fine day, this
peterdI2262IS
peterdI2262IS
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Excellent boat trip.
Very well organised trip with informative commentary. We were not aware however that we could leave the boat at Poo
johnwX4537RS
johnwX4537RS
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Do not miss this especially if it is a fine day
Lovely trip really enjoyed it. Did not realise you could come back on a later boat. But everything was excellent. G
AdrianH888
AdrianH888
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Great trip
Really interesting tour around Poole Harbour including Brownsea Island, Sandbanks and an awful lot more. Lovely boa
302carlao
302carlao
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A Toast for the Jurassic Coast
It was a great experience. Got to see coastline, from Poole to Swanage. It was windy, so better bring puffer jacket
MrsGCJ
MrsGCJ
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Excellent Staff and a great afternoon cruise.
Lovely afternoon cruise, very informative and friendly staff. Would recommend to anyone including familys..
pixydust2010
pixydust2010
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Ship Ahoy.........
Parked the car out of town and hired scooter/bike (Beryl Bikes) from allocated green bays. Short cycle to the Quay
vetkazd
vetkazd
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Informative !
Really enjoyed this trip. Informative and got great views of Brownsea island and Swanage. Got close to the caves an
P3414PJianc
P3414PJianc
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Superb in every way
An excellent trip. We had a larger boat that was very clean, comfortable and well-equipped. The commentary was c
sunlover186378
sunlover186378
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Memorable cruise
Great experience, courteous crew and informative, very interesting coastline, highly recommended to do whilst in Po
happy56traveller
happy56traveller
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Superb trip
Great way to spend 3 hours learning about the area and seeing if all from the sea for a change. Obviously having re
KatieJudge1
KatieJudge1
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Great family trip!!
We took our one year old on her first boat trip with City Cruises in Poole Harbour - I was nervous at first but she
Kazhew
Kazhew
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A worthwhile tour
An interesting tour of the Dorset coastline. Efficient timings, plenty of seating and facilities on board. Helpful
martinwZ5356HI
martinwZ5356HI
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Gorgeous trip
This was a lovely, informative and occasionally humorous trip from Poole harbour. It always helps when the weather
Hedgepigglet
Hedgepigglet
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STAY AWAY FROM CITY CRUISES
I booked this trip on the Friday to go on the Tuesday I got a text to say they were cancelling the trip due to hig