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Visiting Portland on a cruise? Then why not come on the best & friendliest local tour available & see the best of Dorset & the Jurassic Coast in ‘70s VW style(but with a better, modern engine!)!! We provide a far more bespoke & friendly tour than...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was fortunate enough to book Daren for my group of 5 for a day-long trip around the Portland area. In short, we had a fabulous time, and Daren was the outstanding guide we expected. Daren's VW camper van - Snowy - was comfortable for...More

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review & kind words, Brian - I’m so pleased you all enjoyed the tour! In the time available we saw the best of the Jurassic Coast & the county of Dorset, and certainly without spending most of the day on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Daren and Snowy picked us (my mother and myself plus two other couples from the ship) up right from the Portland Cruise Terminal (not all tour providers pick up at the ship) right on time. We had a full day tour to Durdle Door, Lulworth...More

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I’m so pleased you both enjoyed the tour, Kathryn – thanks so much for your review! Dorset Day Trips’ tours are fun for all ages and it’s great to have families of different generations on a trip, as I’ve got the flexibility to make sure...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed a day out with Daren recently to celebrate my birthday. Being a huge VW fan, "Snowy" was the perfect transport for our tour of the Jurassic Coast. Daren's local knowledge is amazing and he took us to lots of...More

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

It was my absolute pleasure showing you all some of the best sights of Dorset on your special day – thank you so much for your review! And thanks for your comments on my VW camper – everyone loves Snowy! Together we can provide a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been putting off writing this review for quite a few days now mainly due to the fact that it's hard to write about how truly lovely this trip was. I think we travel firstly to lose ourselves, to be humbled by a view or...More

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

Thanks very much for your review & kind words, Werner - I’m so pleased you enjoyed the tour! We certainly saw lots of Dorset, far more than trips in big minibuses or coaches would have seen ...plus with a little magic sparkle from Snowy the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Portland and considered booking a cruise line tour - but didn't see how we could get to know Dorset by spending 4 hours to see one or two things. Enter Dorset Day Tours! We spend a wonderful day with another...More

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was a real pleasure showing you both some of the best sights of Dorset & the Jurassic Coast – thanks so much for spending your time with Dorset Day Trips! As you found, unlike other tour companies I will do my best to pick...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing day, Daren has a great local knowledge, making the day pleasurable as well as educational. The Scenery of the Jurassic coast is something every person should see, Durdle Door, Stair-Hole, Lulworth Cove, Swanage and Corf Castle where we stopped for dinner, each component...More

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

I’m really pleased you enjoyed the tour, Derek – thanks so much for your review & pictures. As you found out, despite its classic styling, VW Snowy has a modern engine so copes easily with the hills of Dorset and is just as reliable as...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

What an amazing day we spent with Daren! We were traveling with our 13 year old granddaughter and tried to book tours that she would enjoy as well as provide her with a wonderful learning experience. Our day with Daren and Snowy did not disappoint...More

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Thanks very much for your review, Susan - I’m so pleased you all enjoyed the tour! My tours are fun for all ages and it’s great to have families of different generations on a trip, as I’ve got the flexibility to make sure everyone has...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

urassic Coast Tour with Daren and Snowy. We visited Portland for a few days and I booked a surprise tour with Daren for our anniversary to see the Jurassic Coast. We had the most amazing experience visiting some of the best places in Dorset with...More

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

It was an absolute pleasure showing you both some of the best sights of Dorset & the Jurassic Coast on your special day – thanks so much for your review & kind words! It’s always a pleasure to show visitors the local sights & share...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

We originally had booked a private tour for three, but on the day two delightful German students joined us. Daren picked us from our hotel in Bournemouth in his VW camper van called Snowy and the tour started with a visit to Wimborne minster, then...More

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

I’m so pleased you all enjoyed the tour, Ruth – thanks so much for your review, kind words & allowing me to bring the others along on the day for this special trip! With its rolling countryside landscape, Jurassic Coast, and thousands of years of...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018

I booked a half-day tour with Daren in "Snowy" his vintage designed VW van and couldn't be happier with the experience. Not only was Daren extremely flexible in finding a time that fit my schedule, but he also gave me advice on the best way...More

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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thanks so much for your review, Chris - I’m really pleased you enjoyed the tour! As I’ve done a lot of family research myself, hopefully that helps if people want to visit local places associated with their British ancestry. And as you found out, despite...More

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doctourist
27 April 2017|
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Response from Daren G | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry to Dorset Day Trips - I believe that Portland cruise ship visitors' time is probably best spent in the local area as there is so much to see nearby and Stonehenge is quite a drive, plus is so hyped-up... More
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Wompa2015
6 December 2016|
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Response from Daren G | Property representative |
Thanks for getting in touch - although I do indeed run cruise ship tours from Portland, my main base is actually Bournemouth, right next to Christchurch! And yes I am doing tours in December, so please drop me a line from my... More
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