City Sightseeing Bournemouth

City Sightseeing Bus in Bournemouth


Now Closed for the 2020 season.  City Sightseeing Bournemouth will return in 2021!

City Sightseeing Bournemouth is part of the City Sightseeing Worldwide family which operates in scores of cities throughout the world. Hop on and Hop off the bus as much as you like at any of the bus stops on the route and see all the best sights Bournemouth and Poole have to offer. Our friendly drivers are here to look after you and help you, if you have any questions just ask.


For your convenience City Sightseeing Bournemouth provides 23 sightseeing stops at some of Bournemouth & Poole’s most interesting places. Westbourne, Canford Cliffs, Sandbanks, Poole Park, Poole Quay & Poole Old Town. There is also a short feeder on the first two runs in the morning serving the East Over Cliff, see timetable for details. The first and last stop of the tour is at Bournemouth Pier, with a variety of main and request stops in between, but you can join the tour at any stop on route just hail the driver as the bus is approaching. Tickets are available directly from the driver.


Join us on a fantastic open top double decker bus tour of Poole Bay and the Sandbanks peninsular. Departing from Bournemouth Pier and Poole Quay, hourly every day from Saturday 13th April up to and including 1st November, the tour will take you to all the main sights with fine views across Poole Bay and Poole Harbour along the way.


Buy your tickets online,  on the bus, from one of our ticket sellers in Bournemouth Square or at the Bournemouth Tourist Information Centre in front of Bournemouth Pier. Our Hop-On Hop-Off tickets are available for either 24 hours or 48 hours, combination Bus and Boat tickets are also available. We do not accept English concessionary bus passes.


The service runs daily between the 4th of April and the 1st November. The first bus leaves Bournemouth Pier at 10am and the last bus leaves at 5pm. The first bus leaves Poole Quay at 10am and the last bus leaves at 6pm.


If you decide to stay on board the tour bus for the complete route, it takes about an hour and a half, including a ten minute lay over on Poole Quay.


We do not accept English concessionary bus passes. All dogs welcome on board our buses as long as they are well behaved and kept on a lead. All our buses are wheelchair accessible.


For the convenience of visitors staying in Hotels on the Eastcliff , we pick up at the Suncliff Hotel and the East Cliff lift bus stops on East Overcliff Drive, at about 08:45 and 09:45, then head down to Bournemouth Pier ready for the first two runs of the day.

Please note that due to road closures the East Overcliff Drive bus stops will not be served during the Bournemouth Air Festival.


With a capacity of 90 (75 seated and 15 standing) our open top double decker buses are a perfect way of getting large groups from A to B!

Promotional Hire
Product Launches
Special Occassions
Stag groups
Hen groups
Private tours
Orientation tours
Familiarisation tours
Transporting large groups
School trips

Our red open top double decker buses are great for promotional work such as product launches and campaigns.

We can brand the bus up as required using bus livery, vinyl, decals and sign writing.

City Sightseeing Bournemouth is a proud supporter of AFC Bournemouth, ‘The Cherries’, and have had the honour of providing three open top victory parades:


Hire an open top double decker bus for your school prom for a different and unique experience!

Let us transport you and your friends to your prom in style and make it a night to remember.

With a seating capacity of 75, this is a great way to transport groups to prom night!

We can pick up anywhere in the Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch or Ringwood area and take you to your prom, either one way or return travel.

We can get to you an hour early if required so you can dress the bus with banners and balloons, you can start the party as you mean to go on!

Complete open top buses or half covered top if required in case of bad weather.

All our drivers are smart and professional, ready to chauffeur you and your friends to this very special occasion.

We are the only company in the area who privately hires out open top buses, so you will be the only one arriving to prom night in one of these! WOW your mates and enjoy a novelty experience at the same time.

Opening Times

Opening Dates (4 Apr 2021 - 1 Nov 2021)
Monday - Sunday10:00*

* Visit website for full timetable
Hop-on and hop-off as often as you like for 24 or 48 hours!

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
Boscombe Bus Station
Ashley Rd
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Tel01202 557007



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