Day trip

From Bournemouth: Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck Day Tour

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Activity provider: Discover Dorset Tours
Day trip

From Bournemouth: Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck Day Tour

Activity provider: Discover Dorset Tours

From US$ 73.62 per person

Enjoy a stunning full day out on the Jurassic Coast with a mini-coach. Depart from Bournemouth and visit all the main sights on the Isle of Purbeck.

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Duration 10 hours
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8 hours
  • Bournemouth

  • 1 hour
  • Studland (view)

  • Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve

  • Durlston Castle (visitor center)

  • Corfe Castle (lunch)

  • Durdle Door

  • Lulworth Cove

  • 1 hour
  • Bournemouth

Meeting point
Main stop
  • Visit the Jurassic Coast, England's only Natural Wold Heritage Site
  • Take the early morning ferry from Sandbanks to the Isle of Purbeck
  • Cliff top walk around Durlston Country Park in Swanage
  • Explore the pretty village and ruins of Corfe Castle
  • Spend the afternoon at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
Full description

Catch the early morning ferry across to the Isle of Purbeck. View Old Harry Rocks, the starting point of the Jurassic Coast, England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in breath-taking views across Poole Harbour and towards Brownsea Island. By mid morning you will arrive at Durlston Country Park. Visit the brand new Jurassic Coast visitor center housed in the recently refurbished Durlston Castle. There’s time for a morning coffee stop overlooking the famous Great Globe and a chance to take the cliff top walk along to Tilly Whim Caves and the Anvil Point Lighthouse. For every visitor brought to Durlston Country Park, a contribution towards a bursary that helps to support their volunteer programme is made. Heading west drive through some of the tiny lanes and villages that give Purbeck its unique character. Take lunch in the village of Corfe Castle, dominated by the ruins that give it its name. Entrance to the castle itself not included (Free to NT members). After lunch take a gentle drive along the coast taking in more stunning scenery as you head for an afternoon at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Walk down to Man o’ War Rocks and view the magnificent rock arch of Durdle Door, hewn from the Portland limestone beds. Finally, head down to Lulworth Cove and see the famous Lulworth Crumple rock formation in Stair Hole. Hotel pick up request: Please email us to with your date, booking number and the name and address of your hotel. We will confirm the place and an approximiate time in a reply email, please be 10-15 minutes early and outside.

  • Small-group tour
  • Driver/guide
  • Round-trip transportation from Bournemouth with a mini-coach
  • Ferry ride
  • All parking and tolls
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the Bournemouth Pier Bus Stop, the bus island behind Hot Rocks Restaurant. Look for the sign: "Discover Dorset pick up point".

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes

Know before you go

  • A reasonable level of mobility is required as there is some walking and some of the ground is uneven in places
  • The Durdle Door hike can be challenging for some, as such the local partner offers an alternative instead
  • An infant ticket does not guarantee a seat. If you require a seat for your child, please purchase a child ticket
  • Strollers are welcome if they can be stored in the boot of the vehicle. Please note, not every area is suitable for strollers, so a baby carrier is recommended
  • The tour will go rain or shine. Pack some rain ponchos with you rather than umbrellas
  • You will be picked up by our driver/guide with a mini-coach from your pickup point
  • If you are staying in a hotel locally, it is possible to pick you up from outside
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 86 reviews

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The places we saw were breathtaking. A real wow factor. Sooo worth going on this trip. The areas were hilly, so a lot of unpaved ups and downs to walk. Be prepared with hiking shoes, and swimming trunks and expect your trousers to get dusty at the least.

March 23, 2023

The day was very well organised with excellent transport. Our driver was superb, very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. The places visited were interesting and attractive. Overall this was an excellent day out offering really good value for money and an experience to remember.

March 23, 2023

It was lovely to see areas you wouldn’t know and the beautiful countryside. As my father was in a wheel chair the driver was wonderful and so helpful but unfortunately the tour is not ideal for disabled or wheelchairs as so many hills so we stayed in the town whilst the others did the cove which was a sham. The only thing the company should look into everyone was saying is a newer coach as it was unbearable the heat being 32 degrees outside and it is an old coach.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 90957