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Address: Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
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+44 7443 496970
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Dorset Day Trips offer an exciting range of guided sightseeing day tours...

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 ‘70’s-style VW camper! With pick-ups in Poole or Bournemouth, 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 even larger minibuses just cannot go!

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Half day tour to Corfe, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove

Had a gorgeous day for the tour. Despite heavy traffic, Daren was able to use back roads to avoid most of it. Had a lovely lunch with a view of Corfe Castle. Daren even got us a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Oceanside, California

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a gorgeous day for the tour. Despite heavy traffic, Daren was able to use back roads to avoid most of it. Had a lovely lunch with a view of Corfe Castle. Daren even got us a 10% reduction on the price. We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Daren is very knowledgeable and fun, and customizing the tour is no... More 

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

I’m so pleased you all enjoyed the tour - thanks so much for your review! There’s so much to see near Bournemouth that it makes great sense to do it with us, as Dorset Day Trips can make sure you get the very most out of your valuable time here in Dorset! Hope to see you on your next visit... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Daren was able to accommodate us in a last minute booking to the beautiful Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove! The tour was an amazing way to see spots we otherwise wouldn't have been able to get to. Daren was very knowledgeable and had a plethora of interesting facts and anecdotes to share. We made several stops along the way at... More 

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

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, Deserae - it was a pleasure showing you some of the best sights in Dorset on your private tour. As you found, it’s always worth getting in touch with me even if it doesn’t look like there’s a trip on – I can be far more flexible than bigger operators and just love... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yet another great day out! Particularly enjoyed the picturesque route to the New Forest along the coast road including Bournemouth and Southbourne seafronts, Hengisbury Head, Christchurch. It was good to learn so many interesting facts I didn't know even though I've lived here most of my life! The trip was a perfect balance of wildlife (yes we saw donkeys, deer... More 

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

Thanks for coming on another trip, and for your review, Caroline. There’s so much to see here near Bournemouth that it needs several tours! And as you found, there’re new things to be discovered even by locals. Hope to see you on another trip next year! More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing coast, nice routs to walk, comfortable journey by coach. Beautiful place to relax and enjoy.............

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

Thanks so much for your review, it was a pleasure to show you around! As you found, I do my very best to tailor my tours to the people on board, whatever their ability, and unlike larger operators have the flexibility to change things according to the weather to make sure my guests have the best day possible – I’m... More 

Poole, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is becoming an annual treat for me and a group of my friends to have a day out with Daren and Snowy the Camper Van. This time we decided to book the New Forest trip. We started with a drive along the coastal road from Poole to Bournemouth, taking in some amazing views. As always Daren was a great... More 

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

Thanks for your review, Julie - it was great to see you for another tour. Thank you again for spending your valuable time and money with Dorset Day Trips!! Hope to see you next year for another adventure in Snowy! More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

I had such a surprise for my Birthday. After being fooled into a trip to Brownsea Island by my husband and daughter , we were waiting in a car park when Daren appeared with a VW Campervan named Snowy. I was lost for words . Being crazy about Camper Vans i was over the moon and then kept telling poor... More 

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

I’m so pleased you all enjoyed the tour - thanks so much for your review! A private trip in Snowy is indeed a great way to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion (like your birthday!) with friends and family! I look forward to seeing you all for another tour when you return to Dorset! More 

Heinavesi, Finland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 12, 2017

The day when we had a journey through beautiful Dorset with a brilliant guide Daren and VW Snowy was truly the best day of our holiday in UK! If you want to find the real Dorset, Daren is the best person to show it to you. Our journey started from Bournemouth and continued via adorable countryside and villages to Durdle... More 

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

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, Anna - I’m so pleased you all enjoyed the tour! Though other operators may be cheaper, with Dorset Day Trips you will get the best value for your money & time because we do our very best to make sure every trip is both special and memorable, as well as doing those little... More 

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Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Awesome tour!! My daughter and I toured on March 4, and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Daren told us lots of neat things about the locations we visited and showed us places that we never would have discovered on our own. Would definitely recommend and would go again!

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

It was my pleasure to show you both around – thanks for your review and for spending your valuable time and money with Dorset Day Trips!! Hope to see you again when you next visit this side of the pond! More 

Nantes, France
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

We had great time with Daren. Thanks to him we learnt many things ! Daren is very kind and such an interest person. He is very flexible and he suggest a few ideas so we discovered beautiful places in one afternoon. I would highly recommend booking with him if you want to visit Dorset. Moreover his car Snowy is perfect,... More 

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

I’m so pleased you all enjoyed the tour - thanks so much for your review! It’s always great to have families of different generations on a trip, as I have the flexibility to make sure everyone has a great time, tailoring the tour to the guests on board. Hope to see you on your next UK visit! More 

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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017

I booked a short day tour (12:30 - 5pm) with Daren at Dorset Day Trips as part of a surprise for my mum's 60th birthday weekend. Daren was really flexible working around my other plans for the day, and great at keeping surprises! He was very friendly and informative during the trip, and really considerate of our hopes and needs... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review, Tamsyn - I’m so pleased you all enjoyed your tour! A private trip in Snowy is indeed a great way to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion (like your Mum’s birthday!) with your friends and family! More 

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