International Students


Imperial College

Education, work or vacation!

Why Us?

  • We currently work with the majority of the credited British Council schools in Bournemouth
  • We have delivered all excursions for the Bournemouth University postgraduate International students for the past 5 years
  • We can offer familiarisation tours, shopping trips, theatre trips, West End shows, sporting events, theme parks, half day trips, full day trips, weekend trips, multiday trips airport transfers and any other requests you might have!
  • Weekend and multi day trips to Devon and Cornwall including Lands End and the Eden Project or Wales or Scotland!
  • Group rates for London City Cruises, London Eye, The Tower of London, Madame Tussauds.

We specialise in excursions to:

  • London
    Including: Westminster, 10 Downing Street, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
  • Bath
    Including: The Royal Crescent, The Circus, the Roman Baths, the Fashion Museum, Parade Gardens and Pulteney Bridge.
  • Oxford
    Including: Balliol College, Trinity College, Blackwell’s, Sheldonian Theatre, the Radcliffe Camera and Christ Church.
  • The Jurassic Coast (World Heritage Site)
    Including: Old Harry Rocks, Swanage, Durlston Country Park, Corfe Castle, Kimmeridge Bay, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.
  • The Isle of Wight
    Including: Osborne House, Godshill, Needles Battery and the Needles Park at Alum Bay.
  • Stonehenge, Salisbury and the New Forest
    Including: Knowlton Church, Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, Magna Carta, and the New Forest National Park

All our guides are mature, experienced drivers who have been CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked.

We have 8 years of experience working with International students.

We have a town centre office which is open everyday.

You will be provided with an emergency telephone number so can contact us at any point during your stay in Bournemouth, 24/7.

Leave the planning and organising to us!

Over 80 different nationalities travelled with Discover Dorset in 2011!

Typical Itineraries

Example One

Monday
Heathrow Airport Pick Up

Tuesday
Half Day Stonehenge and Salisbury Tour

Wednesday
Full Day Oxford Tour

Thursday
Full Day London Tour and West End Show

Friday
Full Day Jurassic Coast Tour

Saturday
Full Day Bath Tour

Sunday
Heathrow Airport Drop Off

Example Two

Monday
Bournemouth Airport Pick Up

Tuesday
Morning: Local Familiarisation Tour in Open Top Bus

Wednesday
Classes

Thursday
Classes

Friday
Stonehenge, Salisbury and New Forest Tour

Saturday
Day with Host Family

Sunday
Oxford Tour

Monday
Classes

Tuesday
Afternoon: Jurassic Coast Tour

Wednesday
Classes

Thursday
London Tour

Friday
Bournemouth Airport Drop Off

Example Three

Monday
Gatwick Airport Pick Up

Tuesday
Classes

Wednesday
Afternoon: Stonehenge

Thursday
Bath Tour

Friday
Gatwick Airport Drop Off

We can pick up your group from the airport and provide all of your day trips and activities during your stay in Bournemouth, Dorset dropping you off at the airport at the end of your stay! Transfers from airport to individual host families in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.

Clients

We have had groups from all over the world and shown them the beautiful sites that the South Coast of England and surrounding area have to offer! We also work with many of the International Language Schools in Bournemouth and Poole, as well as Bournemouth University, taking out their International students both individually and in large groups. Our largest group so far has been 150!

Testimonials

Discover Dorset have organised some great trips for our students. They are always happy to listen to our ideas about places to visit, but never short of their own suggestions about how to create a great programme of excursions. We get great feedback from the students and I know from experience how knowledgeable and enthusiastic their tour guides are, particularly about the local area. They give the kind of guided tours that I just wouldn’t have the knowledge or experience to offer. I don’t ever feel the need to send any staff members to accompany the trips as I’m completely confident that the students will be well looked after and get good value for money.

Caroline Howlett – Internationalisation Development Co-ordinator – Bournemouth University

Discover Dorset tours have always provided a brilliant service for our language school. They are very flexible with our requirements and are always happy to help. The tour drivers provide detailed information about the areas visited on the tours and are always smiling: Discover Dorset provides an all-round excellent service!

Emma Nixon – Social Organiser – Capital School of English

We have worked with Discover Dorset for a number of years and their student focused service is unrivalled. Our students thoroughly enjoy the personal attention and expert knowledge provided by the guides often booking a number of trips with them during their stay.

Spencer Fordham – Managing Director – Capital School of English

We have been working with Discover Dorset for a couple of years now and we are very happy with the excellent service they offer to our students. Their personnel are always willing to go that extra step to meet our needs as a School and our students needs when they take part on one of their well organised excursions. 99% of our students that experience the quality of the service that Discover Dorset offer book again!

Shaun Durkin – Summer School Manager/Marketing – Southbourne School of English

Booking

For an informal chat about possible trips and excursions, even if you do not have all of the details yet, please call the office on 01202 557007. We can put together a detailed itinerary and quotation. Alternatively please email your enquiry to info@discoverdorset.co.uk.

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