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City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Dorset, United Kingdom
City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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icon1 hour  (approx.)
iconOffered 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.
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On-board audio commentary
Vouchers valid for 12 months
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Attraction entry fee's

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
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.
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
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - UK and Ireland
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
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
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
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
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

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, 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
, 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.
Really good
, 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 !
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.

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