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City Sightseeing Bournemouth: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour


Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Apr to Sep : Daily

  • Duration

    24 or 48 hours (as per option chosen) from the time you first board the bus.

    The full loop takes 1 hour and 30 minutes.

  • Start time

    10am to 5pm, every hour 
    Full Loop: 90 minutes

  • Meeting Point

    You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.

    Please note that the first tour departs from Bournemouth Pier at 10am and the last bus departs at 5pm. The first bus leaves Poole Quay at 11am with the last bus leaving at 6pm.

  • Ending Point

    You may leave the bus at any stop.

Key Highlights

  • Explore the charming seaside resort of Bournemouth on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour
  • Hop on and off at any of the 23 stops and visit attractions of your choice
  • Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours allowing you unlimited travel
  • See the Boscombe Pier with Europe’s first artificial surf reef, visit the Oceanarium or go shopping
  • Enjoy English audio commentary about the history and culture of Bournemouth
  • Redeem your voucher up to 12 months from the travel date selected
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


Explore the beautiful, sunny Bournemouth with one of the best beaches in the UK. There’s seven miles of golden sand and sparkling blue ocean, and lovely promenades and piers bursting with activities and restaurants.

On this tour you will see the Boscombe Pier and Chine Gardens, Russel Cotes Museum, St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth Square and many more sights!

Audio commentary is provided in English on the history and culture of Bournemouth. A charming seaside resort on the southern coast of England, there’s much to see and experience in Bournemouth. Enjoy panoramic views from open top, double-decker buses, visit the key highlights and bask in the scenic beauty of Bournemouth.

Some of the stops covered by the route are:

  • Bournemouth Pier
  • Bournemouth Square
  • West Cliff (Savoy Hotel)
  • Westbourne (Camden Bar)
  • Branksome Chine
  • Canford Cliffs (Loche Fyne Restaurant)
  • Sandbanks Beach (Shore Road)
  • Penn Hill
  • Westbourne
  • The Triangle (Bournemouth Central Library)
  • Bournemouth Square (Outside Moon on the Square pub)
  • Bournemouth Pier

Please note that stops and timings are subject to change.


  • 24 or 48-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket 
  • Pre-recorded audio commentary in English


  • Food and drinks
  • Admission to attractions, unless specified

Useful downloads

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Validity: 12 months from the date chosen at the time of booking

Wheelchair accessibility: No

Bournemouth is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Stops on the route and timings are subject to change.

Updated route map will be available on the bus.

Customer Reviews

  • Richard S Diana
    Bournemouth... Sunny surprised by the sea

    The tour was outstanding; a quick and easy overview of the entire coast from Bournemouth to Christchurch. Excellent orientation with superb narration....

    United States 05/23/2015

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