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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 4 weeks ago

Daren (and Snowy) picked us up for our private tour and we were off for our marvelous day! Daren was a knowledgeable guide and Snowy was the ideal mode of transport. Previous to the day of the tour, Daren was very good at communicating and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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 all some of the best sights of Dorset & the Jurassic Coast on our scenic drive – thanks so much for spending your time with Dorset Day Trips! As you found, despite its classic styling, Snowy has a...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Daren was an excellent guide. He met us at the port...we had a wonderful day trip around the Dorset area. Great memories! Thanks, Daren.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you so much for your review, I’m so pleased you enjoyed the tour! It’s always a joy to show visitors the local sights & share the tales and history of the county of Dorset...plus Snowy the VW reaches the parts other tours just cannot...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

my girlfriend and I went on the Jurassic coast tour with Daren. The expectations were high (because of all the good reviews) and we weren't disappointed. The tour is perfect if you haven't got a car and want to explore Dorset. Darens knowledge about the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

I’m so pleased you both enjoyed our scenic drive, Axel and Josefine – thanks so much for your review! With its rolling countryside, Jurassic Coast, and thousands of years of history & culture (including Danish Vikings of course!), there’s so much to see here in...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018

We enjoyed two private tours with Daren and Snowy in October. Daren knows the Dorset area thoroughly and was able to show us the out of the way places as well as the more usual attractions. He is able to tailor private trips to suit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

It was an absolute pleasure to see you both again, Therese, and to show you some more of the sights of Dorset – thank you so much for your review and returning to Dorset Day Trips for a couple more tours! As you know, I...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

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 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

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 26 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

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 24 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

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 16 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Daren G, Owner at Dorset Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

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

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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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