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Poole Harbor and Islands Cruise

Poole Harbor and Islands Cruise

Take a cruise around Europe's largest natural harbor, home to the town of Poole, the golden beaches of Sandbanks and Brownsea Island. From either open deck seating or comfortable saloon you will see stunning views of the exceptional landscape that surrounds it. Your 70 minute trip will start on charming Poole Quay with its old buildings and buzzing atmosphere.  Next you will go past Brownsea Island, home to wildlife and picturesque Brownsea Castle, built to protect against French invasions. After that comes the Sandbanks Peninsula and the luxurious houses of the ‘Golden Mile’. Then you will tour the great natural expanse of the harbor and the remaining islands: Green, Furzey, Long and Round. Fronting onto beautiful scenery it helped inspire classics like Lord of the Rings and Gulliver's Travel. 

Bournemouth: Upside Down House Entry Ticket

Bournemouth: Upside Down House Entry Ticket

The Upside Down House is a house that is literally upside down! We offer visitors the opportunity to capture many memorable and surreal photos and videos that they can flip upside down which they share on their socials and messaging platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and WhatsApp. It is an experience to share in real time with friends and family. Equally enjoyed by kids or grown-ups! Each location is unique, with its own identity. We ensure this is reflected in the houses people visit, by designing and decorating it differently – mixing the old with the new. This allows friends and families to have a fun, enjoyable experience as part of their day out. Children aged 3 and under go free

From Bournemouth: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Trip

From Bournemouth: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Trip

Discover some of the most scenic coastline in southern England on a bus trip from Bournemouth. Travel along the famous Jurassic Coast, via Poole Harbour and Sandbanks, to experience the nation's only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit both Lulworth Cove and the natural limestone arch of Durdle Door and get plenty of information and maps to help you along the way. Use the time to go for a light nature walk from Durdle Door over the hill to Lulworth Cove and get magnificent views from Hambury Tout. Spend the time at Lulworth Cove if you prefer to give your legs a rest and get a beautiful view of the arch on an optional boat ride from the beach, at your own expense. Benefit from a map highlighting the main features, or feel free to follow your own nose and explore independently. Find a nice cafe or restaurant in the village of West Lulworth or avail of the small shop in the holiday park at Durdle Door.

Bournemouth Pier: PierZip Entrance Ticket

Bournemouth Pier: PierZip Entrance Ticket

Feel the thrill of flying through the air and over waves with this entrance ticket to the PierZip ride in Bournemouth. The PierZip is the world’s first pier to shore zip wire, boasting a 250-meter dual zip wire. Challenge your friends and family on the dual zip, riding alongside them to race to shore. Launch from the Zip Tower platform 25 meters above the sea, and race out and “zip surf” 250 meters over the top of the waves to land on the beach. Embark on a truly unique and unforgettable experience, and a wonderful way to experience the amazing, panoramic view of Bournemouth and its stunning coast line.

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

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

Experience the beautiful British coastline with the Bournemouth hop-on hop-off tour. Ride an open-top double-decker tour bus on a 1.5-hour loop through the Dorset coastline to discover the beautiful seaside towns of Bournemouth and Poole. Stop at Poole Quay and explore the variety of shops, parks, restaurants, and theatres, as well as buzzing nightlife. The onboard commentary points out the main sights and attractions of each city, all accessible from the 22 conveniently located stops along the bus route. There are plenty of things to do in Bournemouth and Poole. A double-decker bus is a perfect way to explore the picturesque British seaside and the phenomenal beaches, parks, and shops of Bournemouth and Poole are all easily accessible from the tour route's wandering path down the coastline. Bournemouth Tour Stops: A. Bournemouth Station - Stand K A. East Overcliff Drive 1. Bournemouth Pier - Behind Hot Rocks 2. Bournemouth Square - Gervis Place Stand X 3. West Cliff Savoy Hotel 4. Westbourne - Camden Bar 5. Branksome Chine 6. Canford Cliffs - Loch Fyne 7. Sandbanks Beach: Shore Road 8. Sandbanks Beach: Pavilion 9. Sandbanks Peninsular: Ferry Approach 10. Sandbanks Beach: opposite Pavilion 11. Sandbanks Beach: opposite Shore Road 12. Lilliput Village: Lilliput Square 13. Whitecliff Recreation Ground 14. Poole Park: Park Gates East 15. Poole Quay & Old Town: Thistle Hotel 16. Baiter Park 17. Poole Park 18. Ashley Cross: Parkstone Railway Station 19. Penn Hill 20. Westbourne 21. The Triangle 22. Bournemouth Square (Stand LL)

Bournemouth: RockReef Indoor Clip ‘n Climb Entry Ticket

Bournemouth: RockReef Indoor Clip ‘n Climb Entry Ticket

Challenge yourself to 25 unique Clip ‘n Climb walls at the RockReef Activity Center in Bournemouth with your Clip n' Climb tickets. Take the Stairway to Heaven climbing challenge that provides varying degrees of exciting challenges to suit every age and ability from 4 to 94. Upon arrival at the center, receive safety training with an induction of up to 30 minutes. Enjoy copious amounts of fun whilst pushing and testing your agility, confidence, climbing, and problem-solving skills. Choose from a range of indoor climbing walls, with each wall creating a different challenge  – whether it be testing your speed, deciding on the quickest or hardest route to navigate, or deciding how to grip the hold and distribute your body weight. If you’re feeling competitive, race your friends on the "Speed Climb" with nothing but 2 identical walls, a clock, and your climbing skills between you. Try to get on the leaderboard by being the fastest climber of the day.

UK/Europe: 5G eSim Mobile Data Plan

UK/Europe: 5G eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to UK hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in UK and another 43 European regions (full list below). Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4, and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photos to confirm eligibility. Network coverage: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece (including Cyclades), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy (including Vatican, San Marino, Sardinia), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (including Azores and Madeira), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including Canary Islands and Balearic Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan.

Poole: Old Harry Rocks and Corfé Castle Guided E-bike Tour

Poole: Old Harry Rocks and Corfé Castle Guided E-bike Tour

Your Dorset holiday has just become a lot more fun with our Guided Electric Bicycle tours. As easy to ride as a conventional bike, your electric bike will take you to some of the best sites and around the Jurassic Coast, sweat-free, relaxed and at an easy pace. For a fun day out, a guided electric bike tour is one of the most fun things you can do. Grab a helmet and head off with our experienced guide to explore. Our hire bikes are so much fun you won’t be able to stop smiling. As soon as you feel the bike doing the hard work you’ll realise this has to be the best way to see the area. Most people comment they had as much fun riding the electric bike as they did seeing the sites! We have a number of suggested day trips for you and because our bikes require so little effort, you’ll be able to see much more of the area than you would with conventional bike hire. Itinerary Start At:Poole Harbour, Poole England Stop At: Sandbanks, Poole, UK We will have a quick stop to take in the lovely views of the beach with its golden sand, stretching for over 10km to Christchurch. Stop At: Studland beach and Nature Reserve, Ferry Road National Trust Area, Studland We will see the beach and the nature reserve while cycling past it and stoping for some photos. Stop At: Old Harry Rocks We will make our way to Harry's Rock from the Obelisk while looking all over Swanage and Poole Harbour, one of the highest points with magical views. Stop At: Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England Corfe Castle - We will make our way from Harry's Rock back to Studland and all the way through the Forrest to Corfe Castle. Stop At: Poole Harbour, Poole England We will travel back passing Poole Harbour and Park stopping for some photos. Pass By: Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Dorset, England Season depending we will cycle on Bournemouth Promenade too Sandbanks.

Bournemouth: Tuff Nutterz Inflatable Obstacle Course Entry

Bournemouth: Tuff Nutterz Inflatable Obstacle Course Entry

Embark on an inflatable obstacle adventure as Tuff Nutterz comes to Bournemouth. Relax while the kids have a blast on the course, and join in if you are brave enough too. Get involved in a 300-metres long, supersize inflatable maze packed with 30 fun and challenging obstacles to complete. Come face-to-face with huge slides, climbing walls, hanging rails, balance balls, and more. Try going down an epic 6-meter tall slide (if option selected) for those looking for an extra adrenaline rush. Top off your day with child-friendly music and huge dome tents for shade as you enjoy a fun and comfortable environment for families to share a meaningful outdoor experience.

Bournemouth Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

Bournemouth Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Bournemouth at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the "Lower Gardens", "Bournemouth Pier", "War Memorial" and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “The Square” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Our most recommended Bournemouth Sightseeing

Poole Harbor and Islands Cruise

Poole Harbor and Islands Cruise

Take a cruise around Europe's largest natural harbor, home to the town of Poole, the golden beaches of Sandbanks and Brownsea Island. From either open deck seating or comfortable saloon you will see stunning views of the exceptional landscape that surrounds it. Your 70 minute trip will start on charming Poole Quay with its old buildings and buzzing atmosphere.  Next you will go past Brownsea Island, home to wildlife and picturesque Brownsea Castle, built to protect against French invasions. After that comes the Sandbanks Peninsula and the luxurious houses of the ‘Golden Mile’. Then you will tour the great natural expanse of the harbor and the remaining islands: Green, Furzey, Long and Round. Fronting onto beautiful scenery it helped inspire classics like Lord of the Rings and Gulliver's Travel. 

Bournemouth: Upside Down House Entry Ticket

Bournemouth: Upside Down House Entry Ticket

The Upside Down House is a house that is literally upside down! We offer visitors the opportunity to capture many memorable and surreal photos and videos that they can flip upside down which they share on their socials and messaging platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and WhatsApp. It is an experience to share in real time with friends and family. Equally enjoyed by kids or grown-ups! Each location is unique, with its own identity. We ensure this is reflected in the houses people visit, by designing and decorating it differently – mixing the old with the new. This allows friends and families to have a fun, enjoyable experience as part of their day out. Children aged 3 and under go free

From Bournemouth: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Trip

From Bournemouth: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Trip

Discover some of the most scenic coastline in southern England on a bus trip from Bournemouth. Travel along the famous Jurassic Coast, via Poole Harbour and Sandbanks, to experience the nation's only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit both Lulworth Cove and the natural limestone arch of Durdle Door and get plenty of information and maps to help you along the way. Use the time to go for a light nature walk from Durdle Door over the hill to Lulworth Cove and get magnificent views from Hambury Tout. Spend the time at Lulworth Cove if you prefer to give your legs a rest and get a beautiful view of the arch on an optional boat ride from the beach, at your own expense. Benefit from a map highlighting the main features, or feel free to follow your own nose and explore independently. Find a nice cafe or restaurant in the village of West Lulworth or avail of the small shop in the holiday park at Durdle Door.

Bournemouth Pier: PierZip Entrance Ticket

Bournemouth Pier: PierZip Entrance Ticket

Feel the thrill of flying through the air and over waves with this entrance ticket to the PierZip ride in Bournemouth. The PierZip is the world’s first pier to shore zip wire, boasting a 250-meter dual zip wire. Challenge your friends and family on the dual zip, riding alongside them to race to shore. Launch from the Zip Tower platform 25 meters above the sea, and race out and “zip surf” 250 meters over the top of the waves to land on the beach. Embark on a truly unique and unforgettable experience, and a wonderful way to experience the amazing, panoramic view of Bournemouth and its stunning coast line.

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

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

Experience the beautiful British coastline with the Bournemouth hop-on hop-off tour. Ride an open-top double-decker tour bus on a 1.5-hour loop through the Dorset coastline to discover the beautiful seaside towns of Bournemouth and Poole. Stop at Poole Quay and explore the variety of shops, parks, restaurants, and theatres, as well as buzzing nightlife. The onboard commentary points out the main sights and attractions of each city, all accessible from the 22 conveniently located stops along the bus route. There are plenty of things to do in Bournemouth and Poole. A double-decker bus is a perfect way to explore the picturesque British seaside and the phenomenal beaches, parks, and shops of Bournemouth and Poole are all easily accessible from the tour route's wandering path down the coastline. Bournemouth Tour Stops: A. Bournemouth Station - Stand K A. East Overcliff Drive 1. Bournemouth Pier - Behind Hot Rocks 2. Bournemouth Square - Gervis Place Stand X 3. West Cliff Savoy Hotel 4. Westbourne - Camden Bar 5. Branksome Chine 6. Canford Cliffs - Loch Fyne 7. Sandbanks Beach: Shore Road 8. Sandbanks Beach: Pavilion 9. Sandbanks Peninsular: Ferry Approach 10. Sandbanks Beach: opposite Pavilion 11. Sandbanks Beach: opposite Shore Road 12. Lilliput Village: Lilliput Square 13. Whitecliff Recreation Ground 14. Poole Park: Park Gates East 15. Poole Quay & Old Town: Thistle Hotel 16. Baiter Park 17. Poole Park 18. Ashley Cross: Parkstone Railway Station 19. Penn Hill 20. Westbourne 21. The Triangle 22. Bournemouth Square (Stand LL)

Bournemouth: RockReef Indoor Clip ‘n Climb Entry Ticket

Bournemouth: RockReef Indoor Clip ‘n Climb Entry Ticket

Challenge yourself to 25 unique Clip ‘n Climb walls at the RockReef Activity Center in Bournemouth with your Clip n' Climb tickets. Take the Stairway to Heaven climbing challenge that provides varying degrees of exciting challenges to suit every age and ability from 4 to 94. Upon arrival at the center, receive safety training with an induction of up to 30 minutes. Enjoy copious amounts of fun whilst pushing and testing your agility, confidence, climbing, and problem-solving skills. Choose from a range of indoor climbing walls, with each wall creating a different challenge  – whether it be testing your speed, deciding on the quickest or hardest route to navigate, or deciding how to grip the hold and distribute your body weight. If you’re feeling competitive, race your friends on the "Speed Climb" with nothing but 2 identical walls, a clock, and your climbing skills between you. Try to get on the leaderboard by being the fastest climber of the day.

UK/Europe: 5G eSim Mobile Data Plan

UK/Europe: 5G eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to UK hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in UK and another 43 European regions (full list below). Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4, and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photos to confirm eligibility. Network coverage: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece (including Cyclades), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy (including Vatican, San Marino, Sardinia), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (including Azores and Madeira), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including Canary Islands and Balearic Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan.

Poole: Old Harry Rocks and Corfé Castle Guided E-bike Tour

Poole: Old Harry Rocks and Corfé Castle Guided E-bike Tour

Your Dorset holiday has just become a lot more fun with our Guided Electric Bicycle tours. As easy to ride as a conventional bike, your electric bike will take you to some of the best sites and around the Jurassic Coast, sweat-free, relaxed and at an easy pace. For a fun day out, a guided electric bike tour is one of the most fun things you can do. Grab a helmet and head off with our experienced guide to explore. Our hire bikes are so much fun you won’t be able to stop smiling. As soon as you feel the bike doing the hard work you’ll realise this has to be the best way to see the area. Most people comment they had as much fun riding the electric bike as they did seeing the sites! We have a number of suggested day trips for you and because our bikes require so little effort, you’ll be able to see much more of the area than you would with conventional bike hire. Itinerary Start At:Poole Harbour, Poole England Stop At: Sandbanks, Poole, UK We will have a quick stop to take in the lovely views of the beach with its golden sand, stretching for over 10km to Christchurch. Stop At: Studland beach and Nature Reserve, Ferry Road National Trust Area, Studland We will see the beach and the nature reserve while cycling past it and stoping for some photos. Stop At: Old Harry Rocks We will make our way to Harry's Rock from the Obelisk while looking all over Swanage and Poole Harbour, one of the highest points with magical views. Stop At: Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England Corfe Castle - We will make our way from Harry's Rock back to Studland and all the way through the Forrest to Corfe Castle. Stop At: Poole Harbour, Poole England We will travel back passing Poole Harbour and Park stopping for some photos. Pass By: Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Dorset, England Season depending we will cycle on Bournemouth Promenade too Sandbanks.

Bournemouth: Tuff Nutterz Inflatable Obstacle Course Entry

Bournemouth: Tuff Nutterz Inflatable Obstacle Course Entry

Embark on an inflatable obstacle adventure as Tuff Nutterz comes to Bournemouth. Relax while the kids have a blast on the course, and join in if you are brave enough too. Get involved in a 300-metres long, supersize inflatable maze packed with 30 fun and challenging obstacles to complete. Come face-to-face with huge slides, climbing walls, hanging rails, balance balls, and more. Try going down an epic 6-meter tall slide (if option selected) for those looking for an extra adrenaline rush. Top off your day with child-friendly music and huge dome tents for shade as you enjoy a fun and comfortable environment for families to share a meaningful outdoor experience.

Bournemouth Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

Bournemouth Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Bournemouth at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the "Lower Gardens", "Bournemouth Pier", "War Memorial" and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “The Square” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

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