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Purbeck Breezer Open Top Tour Bus

Bus Station 1 Dolphin Centre | Dolphin Centre, Poole BH15 1SN, England
+44 1202 338420
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Frustrating!

No open top either out from Bournemouth or back to Swanage on a baking hot day. We passed three... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LuvMyH0liday
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Fantastic

A great mix of people on my trip. Young and old. All jolly and all there to enjoy the trip. So... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alasdair-Roxburgh
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Hop on board a Purbeck Breezer to see dazzling white chalk cliffs, heathlands that stretch to the horizon, picturesque villages, a charming seaside resort that still has steam trains, and a romantic castle perched high on a hill. The open-top* route 50 gets you to some of the best beaches in England, not to mention it's a perfect way to enjoy spectacular cliff top walks without the need to retrace your steps. *Open top services cannot always be guaranteed due to operational reasons and inclement weather
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  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bus Station 1 Dolphin Centre | Dolphin Centre, Poole BH15 1SN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

No open top either out from Bournemouth or back to Swanage on a baking hot day. We passed three open top buses on our return journey from Swanage. gggrrrrr. Very hot on the bus, and way too many bus stops around Bournemouth - every 100...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great mix of people on my trip. Young and old. All jolly and all there to enjoy the trip. So don’t be put off by negative reviews. It’s great to do on a sunny day. Pick up in the square and see the sights....More

1  Thank Alasdair-Roxburgh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly this service is dominated by those holding a free bus pass which makes it very difficult for those of us who pay to get on or if you do manage to get on, to get a seat upstairs. £8.80 per adult return fare from...More

1  Thank Breezy0502
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used this bus service three times over the last weekend. The drivers are the loveliest, friendliest people you could meet. They are so polite and their positive attitude puts you in a great mood for the day. Thank you for making our weekend break...More

1  Thank Samanthahicks
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We used the bus (number 50) to get to Bournemouth but the trip itself was great.We went along narrow roads and across the chain ferry, then through Sands banks and on to Bournemouth. The view from the top of the bus was great.

1  Thank FrostyNottingham
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

this is the best bus journey ever plenty of interesting places to hop on and off -friendly drivers and passengers great views along the way -nothing to not like -will be back for more next time i visit Dorset

2  Thank leon f
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

I use the 50 bus every to get me to and from work from Swanage to Bournemouth. I love the journey so picturesque and you can see so many things if you look. BUT the thing that really annoys me is that during the winter...More

Thank Beachdrifteruk
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Joe Q, Manager at Purbeck Breezer Open Top Tour Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your review. We’re so pleased you enjoy the scenery when riding the Purbeck Breezer. Three of our vehicles are permanently half open tops, three are permanently closed top, and six are convertible and have their full roofs off for...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

In the summer you just can’t rely on picking up a bus. Hoardes if OAP’s pile onto the bus for their free travel meaning it’s quite difficult for actual paying customers to find a spot. Also expect queues at the other end coming back. Oh,...More

4  Thank surfer_downunder
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Took this option rather than drive, so that we could walk from Studland to Swanage. Picked up the bus from Bournemouth Station and after crossing from Sandbanks on the Ferry, got off at Studland. After a beautiful walk past Old Harry's Rocks, and on to...More

1  Thank UkPj
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Awful experience. The bus was approximately 45 late from Studland to Swanage. For the £7.40 fair (2 singles), we should have got a cab!

Thank Nikki P
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800MJ
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Response from john c | Reviewed this property |
At 64 years young,I used my bus pass for free!
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31 August 2015|
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Response from Stephen296074 | Reviewed this property |
The service runs all year but not necessarily with an open top bus as they put the tops back on in autumn.
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