Joining Your Tour

Pick Ups

We aim for you to have the least possible hassle when joining one of our tours so we’ve provided lots of different places where we can collect you dotted all over the Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch area. The guide has a list of every one who’s booked and where to meet them so he won’t leave without you. If you are taking one of our full day tours we offer these pick up options:

Option 1

At a Selected Location

These are conveniently located places around Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch from where we can collect you.

Option 2

From your Hotel Front Door

If you are here on holiday why not let us pick you up from your front door? We serve over 300 hotels, guest houses and B&Bs in the area and our booking system contains a comprehensive alphabetised list. Just choose your hotel from the drop down menu or give the name to the booking agent.

Option 3

From Your Language School

Many of our customers are students so to make travelling with Discover Dorset Tours as easy as possible we also pick up from more than 30 language schools in the area. If you’re a foreign student studying in Bournemouth and still not very familiar with the area we can pick you up from a place you know well.

Pick Up Times

If you book online the web page will show you a list of choices along with an approximate time (within a few minutes depending on traffic) when the guide will collect you. The same information is also available when you book over the phone or through one of our agents.

Shorter Tours

Our shorter tours pick up from a more limited set of locations so you spend the maximum amount of time sight seeing. See the tour pages for a list.


On the return journey we can drop you off where we picked you up, or in central Bournemouth, Poole or Christchurch if you prefer. Just let your guide know where at the beginning of the trip.