Half Day Tour – Direct service to Durdle Door
Saturday & Sunday
Monday to Friday
Over 60: £20
Under 16: £15
Family (2 Adults + 3 Under 16): £59
3 hrs to explore, walk or relax!
The ONLY direct service from Bournemouth and Poole to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.
See the two biggest highlights of the Jurassic Coast, England’s ONLY Natural World Heritage Site.
This new service for 2014 builds on our 11 years experience of taking many thousands of visitors to the Jurassic Coast. This is not a guided tour, your driver will take you to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door via a very scenic route. When you arrive they will give you plenty of information and maps so you can enjoy the area, but you are free to explore it on your own.
The vehicle size will vary according to how many people are booked, it might be a mini-coach in the winter and a double decker bus in the summer.
If you join the bus tour in Bournemouth you will enjoy a scenic drive with views of:
- Poole Bay
- Poole Harbour
- Poole Old Town and Quay
- Lulworth Military Firing Range
The bus drops you at either Lulworth Cove or Durdle Door at about 12:30/14:30 and will then depart from Lulworth Cove at 15:30/17:30.
Most of our passengers get off at Durdle Door and then after spending some time there; walk the one mile or so over the hill to Lulworth Cove. This walk is over a well trodden path over Hambury Tout which is a BIG hill (though not steep) and it does give magnificent views in both directions, remember to look behind you. The walk is a mile or so and takes about half an hour. See map below.
PLEASE NOTE: Durdle Door is about half a mile from the road and paths to it are picturesque but rather hilly. Most people, young and old, can walk there and back, albeit with some effort and some sweat on their brow … that is half the fun after all! If you do have difficulty walking then you may find that you are not able to reach Durdle Door by foot. If this is the case then you can spend the whole time at Lulworth Cove, where there is plenty to see much closer to where the bus stops. A view of Durdle Door from the sea may also be an option when the weather and sea state are fine. A boat ride from the beach at Lulworth Cove costs £6, please ask your driver on the day.
You will be given a map by the driver highlighting the main features, but it is a great place to follow your nose and have a look around at your own pace.
Lulworth Cove is in the village of West Lulworth and has a number of cafes, pubs, restaurants and a fish & chip shop.
Durdle Door does have a small shop in the holiday park that you will walk through, and during the peak season a small refreshments kiosk on the cliff top.
Pick Ups & Drop Offs
Saturday & Sunday
11:00am Bournemouth Station – Coach Stand K
11:10am Bournemouth Pier – Bus Stop behind Hot Rocks Restaurant
11:20am West Cliff – West Cliff Road, bus stop at side of Savoy Hotel
11:45am Poole Quay – Welcome Centre
12:30pm Arrive Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door
03:30pm Depart Lulworth Cove
04:30pm Arrive back in Bournemouth
Monday to Friday
01:00pm Bournemouth Station – Coach Stand K
01:10pm Bournemouth Pier – Bus Stop behind Hot Rocks Restaurant
01:20am West Cliff – West Cliff Road, bus stop at side of Savoy Hotel
01:45pm Poole Quay – Welcome Centre
02:30pm Arrive Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door
05:30pm Depart Lulworth Cove
06:30pm Arrive back in Bournemouth
Please note that whilst every effort is made to stick to the above timings, they are approximate and traffic congestion and hold-ups do occur, particularly in the peak summer season.
Itinerary details change from time to time when attractions open or close or when we think of ways to improve the tour so if there is something you particularly want to experience please contact us to make sure it will be part of the tour on the day that you travel.