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International Groups

Education, work or vacation!

Bath Royal Crescent

Bath Royal Crescent

A Happy Group with our Guide Steve

A Happy Group with our Guide Steve

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral


International Language Schools in Bournemouth

  • Anglo Continental School of English
  • Anglo European School of English
  • BEET Language Centre
  • Bournemouth Academy
  • Bournemouth Business School International
  • Bournemouth City College
  • Bournemouth School of English
  • British Study Centres
  • Capital School of English
  • Cavendish School of English
  • EF International School of English
  • English 2000
  • ETC International College
  • Eurocentres
  • Europa School of English
  • Kaplan International Colleges
  • Kings College Bournemouth
  • MLS International College
  • Richard Language College
  • Scanbrit School of English
  • SNT International
  • Southbourne School of English
  • The Language Training Company
  • United World
  • United World 2
  • Wessex Academy
  • Westbourne Academy

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!

Example Itineraries

Heathrow Airport Pick UpHalf Day Stonehenge and Salisbury TourFull Day Oxford TourFull Day London Tour and West End ShowFull Day Jurassic Coast TourFull Day Bath TourHeathrow Airport Drop Off
Bournemouth Airport Pick UpMorning: Local Familiarisation Tour in Open Top BusClassesClassesStonehenge, Salisbury and New Forest TourDay with Host FamilyOxford Tour
ClassesMorning: Classes, Afternoon: Jurassic Coast TourClassesLondon TourBournemouth Airport Drop Off
Gatwick Airport Pick UpClassesMorning: Classes, Afternoon: StonehengeBath TourMorning: Classes, then 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.


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!


  • 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


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

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