City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1 hour (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Discover the coastal resort town of Bournemouth with ease on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour!

Choose between a 24-hour or 48-hour ticket and explore the city by open-top, double-decker bus - enjoying panoramic views around every turn. See all the main sights of Bournemouth on the 90-minute narrated loop, or hop on and hop off at any of the 25 tour stops to explore the places that interest you the most. The tour will take you to the city's most popular locations, including Bournemouth Pier, Sandbanks Beach, Old Poole Town and The Triangle.


  • On-board audio commentary
  • Vouchers valid for 12 months

What to expect


Red Route

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Red Route:
  • 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 - 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
Attractions on the Red 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

Operates: 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.

Time of tour

48 Hour Bus Ticket
4/9/2022 - 9/25/2022
Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
4/9/2023 - 9/25/2023
Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
24 Hour Bus Ticket
4/9/2022 - 9/25/2022
Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
4/9/2023 - 9/25/2023
Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Meeting point

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

Additional information

  • 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
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Attraction entry fee's

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
April 2022

Great customer service, friendly staff. Wonderfully maintained buses. Great views of the coast. Well recommend

November 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed our bus tour, we returned the next day to do to again! Dave the driver was super friendly and chatty. We will definitely be returning when they are back up running for next season! Definitely recommend if you are looking for something to do in Bournemouth :)

Charles B
September 2021

We did the tour twice, the first time was on a bus with headphones the second was on a bus with speakers. We preferred the second but both had identical commentary, that was clear and informative. The weather was amazing and enhanced our experience on the open top. Good value and enjoyable way to...

September 2021

We took this tour on Wednesday 15th on a beautiful sunny day the driver’s were first class very helpful and knowledgable. Don’t be tempted by the posh new bus take this red one you won’t regret it, the commentary was clear and precise and well worth the fare.

August 2021

The buses are really old! and quite uncomfortable. (The Golden Tours buses looked amazing and very modern, wish we had used them instead) We also expected the commentary to be more informative and detailed, eg it was very basic info around Sandbanks. Not enough speakers so sometimes hard to hear ...

August 2021

Worth buying a ticket. Staff were all friendly. Good commentary on the bus, loud and clear. We didn’t need to use any headphones. The branches are low in some parts of the roads. If you sit on the top deck in the front row, then be prepared to have leaves fall on your head when the upper part of...

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from $14.79 / per person