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Wonderful Tour, Wonderful Guide - Highly Recommend

My wife and two college aged sons took a tour with Daren and Snowey last week. Over exceeded our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jerrybisaha
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Columbus, Ohio
Perfect day trip for seeing historical heritage and beautiful nature!

I came by catching 7:15 train from Paddington London and met Daren at 9:20 at bournemouth station... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dorset Day Trips offer an exciting range of award-winning guided sightseeing day tours around Dorset & the New Forest, all from the comfort of our fantastic ‘70’s-style VW camper! With pick-ups in Poole or Bournemouth, the VW comfortably seats 7 passengers, making our trips really personal and fun. It also means we can fit anywhere a car can go, opening up places that even larger minibuses just cannot go!
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“corfe castle” (25 reviews)
“camper van” (19 reviews)
“jurassic coast” (59 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and two college aged sons took a tour with Daren and Snowey last week. Over exceeded our expectations! We had debated whether to rent a car from London and tour the Jurasic coast or book a tour. Made the right call. Daren is...More

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I’m so pleased you all enjoyed the tour, Jerry - thanks so much for your brilliant review! With Dorset Day Trips you can just sit back, relax and discover the wonders of Dorset without any of the usual hassle of driving, getting lost or wondering...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came by catching 7:15 train from Paddington London and met Daren at 9:20 at bournemouth station only for this wonderful Dorset day trip to the Jurassic Coast. A small group with 5 in Daren's VW bus, Snowy, was warm, cozy and casual. Daren arranged...More

1  Thank DubiGupi C
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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review – I’m so pleased you enjoyed the tour! As you found, I do my very best to tailor my tours to the people on board, whatever their ability, and unlike larger operators have the flexibility to change things according...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were in Dorset for a day as a cruise ship port stop. We and several of the other pax on our ship booked Daren and amazing Snowy months before we arrived. Big success!!! Daren is exceptionally organized and has a wealth...More

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was great showing you some of the best sights of Dorset and the Jurassic Coast – thanks so much for your review and kind words! It’s always a pleasure to help guests take the best photos they can of the wonderful sights here, and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful welcome from Darren with his trusted auto (Snowy). A very informative day trip we enjoyed every minute. Worth every penny and highly recommend it. June & Dot.More

Thank Keith Y
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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I’m so pleased you both enjoyed the tour - thanks so much for your review! There’s so much to see near Bournemouth that it makes great sense to do it with us, as Dorset Day Trips can make sure you get the very most out...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took a tour of the Jurassic Coast with Daren Gapper in his VW bus, Snowy. Darren met us at the cruise ship terminal and we were off within minutes. Darren is a great guide: funny, knowledgeable, interesting, and fun to be...More

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a real pleasure showing you some of the best sights of Dorset and the Jurassic Coast – thanks so much for your review and such kind words! We do our level best to make sure every trip is special, I’m so pleased you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting trip from a very knowledgable and entertaining host, despite the particularly bad weather.More

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I’m so pleased you all enjoyed the tour, Hayden - thanks so much for your review! I do my very best to make every tour as fun and informative as possible, whether for families, couples, groups of friends or individuals and no matter what their...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Our memorable tour of the Jurassic Coast with Daren Gapper in his VW bus was a top-notch value. No doubt larger shore tours arranged by cruise companies have merit but we found the independent online booking with Dorset Day Trips gave us an experience that...More

Thank Lon W
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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thanks so much for your review, Lon – I’m really pleased you enjoyed the tour! As you found, in Snowy I have the flexibility not only to tweak trips to allow for weather & road conditions but also to go off the beaten track and...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We had a really enjoyable day out with our kids on one of Daren’s tours five years ago, and thought it would be fun to take them again, now they’re a bit older. Had forgotten how good it was! We were in a mixed group...More

1  Thank Helen B
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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

It was a pleasure showing you some of the best sights of the area, Helen – thanks so much for your review, it was lovely to see you all again! My trips are great for all ages whether young or old, and are particularly good...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Everthing was perfect! We (my husband, our daughter and me) were picked up from Daren and his van called "Snowy" and at the end of the trip dropped at our hotel in Boscombe. He showed us fantastic places and told us a lot about the...More

3  Thank Veronika M
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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

I’m so pleased you all enjoyed the tour, Veronika - thanks so much for your review and kind words! As you had a private trip, this gave us even more flexibility than usual (allowing extra time at some sights for example), so that worked perfectly...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We had a wonderful day with Daren in his VW camper Snowy! Daren is a great guide and very knowledgeable about the area and it’s history. We saw quaint towns, manor houses and the beautiful rugged Jurassic coast. He only takes seven people so it...More

1  Thank Mary S
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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thanks so much for your review, Mary – I’m really pleased you enjoyed the tour! I can be far more flexible than bigger operators, so my trips are ideal for all ages and whether with friends or family. Hope to see you when you next...More

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Julius M
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Hi, thanks for your question! Although generally I don't let dogs on board (principally because I'm allergic!), I have made exceptions in the past and as long as it's well-behaved this should be fine, so long as it doesn't... More
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