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    City Cruises Poole, Dorset
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    City Cruises Poole, Dorset - Sandbanks Peninsula
  • Swanage Railway, Dorset © Andrew P.M. Wright

    Swanage Railway, Dorset © Andrew P.M. Wright
5 day tour
From £129 per person - minimum 25 passengers

Book Bournemouth now for 2020!

Bournemouth is a bustling seaside town. Staying in central Bournemouth at the 3 star Trouville Hotel, this is the perfect location to explore the local area, including a cruise from Poole, and a scenic drive around the New Forest. Guests travelling in summer months can ride on the Swanage Railway. The hotel has leisure facilities, offers porterage, and all dates include 2 night’s entertainment at the hotel. There is free coach parking available at the hotel.


13th January, 3rd February, 9th March, 13th April, 4th May, 2nd August, 5th October, 19th October - all 2020

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

Depending on time and where you are travelling from why not stop off on the journey and make your day more interesting. Speak to a member of the Greatdays team who will be happy to offer suggestions.  On arrival at your hotel late afternoon you will have ample time to settle in before enjoying dinner.

Day 2

Dorset Coast Cruise and Bournemouth

This morning we enjoy a relaxing boat cruise from Poole. Depending on the time of year the cruise will either cover the harbour and islands, or explore further down the Jurassic Coast in the summer months. Returning to Bournemouth, there’s free time to explore the town, including the pier, the gardens and the seven miles of sandy beaches.

If your tour is running in January – March then your cruise will include a glass of mulled wine/ hot drink and a mince pie.

Day 3

Scenic Drive through the New Forest

Today we take a scenic drive through the New Forest, famous for its unspoiled woods and marshlands, where wildlife such as horses and cows can be seen wandering freely. We call into the historic town of Lymington, a colourful ancient seaport with a rich maritime history. Next we head to the ‘capital’ of the New Forest, Lyndhurst. Towering over the skyline is the pre-Raphaelite church of St Michael and All Angels where the grave of former Lyndhurst resident Alice Liddel, Lewis Carroll’s inspiration for Alice in Wonderland, can be found.

Day 4

Steam train ride to Corfe Castle and Swanage

Today we travel to the Isle of Purbeck to join our steam-hauled train for a ride on the Swanage Railway. The seaside resort of Swanage is a popular holiday destination, retaining much of its original character. There’s also time to visit the delightful village of Corfe and its famous castle. Returning to Bournemouth we stop in Wareham, a picturesque market town where you can walk the Saxon walls and see the historic quay.

If your tour is operating in January – March then unfortunately the railway is not open. We can suggest day excursions to Portsmouth, Gosport or Salisbury upon request – supplements may apply.

Day 5

Travel home

Saying farewell to your hosts this morning start your homeward journey with various comfort stops enroute.

Featured Hotel – Inspected by Greatdays  June 2018

Trouville Hotel Bournemouth ***

Situated just a short walk from the sea front and the town centre. The hotel is situated on quite a steep hill, but it’s possible to enter the hotel on a lower level and take the lift up to the main hotel level to avoid some of the hill. The hotel is on 4 floors, with a lift serving all floors, there is a restaurant, bar and lounge areas. The hotel has a small leisure centre with pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. Free Wi-Fi available throughout. The hotel offers an entertainment programme on some nights.  The 80 well equipped bedrooms are with en-suite with bath and shower, and with tea & coffee making facilities, flat-screen TV and hairdryer. The hotel has a few rooms with shower, 1 x adapted room with lowered bath, and also some rooms which are true singles. Some bedrooms require a few steps to access.  There is on site coach parking available.

Dates 5 days
13th January 2020 from £129 per person
3rd February 2020 from £139 per person
9th March 2020 from £169 per person
13th April 2020 from £199 per person
4th May 2020 from £234 per person
2nd August 2020 from £299 per person
5th October 2020 from £215 per person
19th October 2020 from £215 per person


The Swanage Railway does not operate January – March. We are happy to suggest other excursions in the area.

Single supplement available on request

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