Enjoy a day out in spectacular Dorset by bus, boat and steam train

4 weeks ago Wed 27th Mar 2024

Breezer 40 at Corfe. Swanage Steam Train, City Cruises boatWe have teamed up with City Cruises and The Swanage Railway to offer visitors the chance to enjoy a spectacular Dorset day out.

The special Jurassic Adventurer ticket offers unlimited travel, all day, on any Morebus route, The Swanage Railway and any City Cruises trip.

“This means passengers could get the M1 or M2 bus from Bournemouth to Poole, then a boat to Swanage, board The Swanage Railway, and then the Purbeck Breezer 40 on a picturesque trip via Corfe Castle back to Poole,” said Morebus general manager, Richard Wade. 

“They could also board our Jurassic Breezer from Weymouth if they choose - there are so many different options for them to choose from. 

“With The Swanage Railway also included in one single ticket, this is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a magical day out exploring our magnificent Jurassic coast.

“We’re delighted to have formed this exciting new partnership with both City Cruises and The Swanage Railway. The Jurassic Adventurer ticket will be available to buy from the City Cruises website cityexperiences.com/poole and be used from Saturday 30 March. 

“It is expected to be very popular among those visiting the area this holiday season - and we’re hoping local people will take advantage of it too.”

Helen Bull from City Cruises Poole added: “I am so excited to be part of this amazing trio of boat, bus and train and looking forward to introducing this trip to local residents and holidaymakers alike. I believe it will be a popular and very enjoyable day out - and a fantastic way of seeing this beautiful part of Dorset from many angles!”

The Swanage railway commercial director, Robert Patterson, said: “This is a fantastic additional feature to the local tourist economy, allowing for integrated travel opportunities to, and across, the Isle of Purbeck. It has taken a lot of planning and effort from the partner organisations, and we are confident the Jurassic Adventurer will become an unrivalled round-trip attraction.”

Morebus offers a comprehensive network of bus services across the region - including its popular open-top Breezer services, taking in Dorset’s spectacular coast and countryside, and its frequent M1 and M2 routes between Bournemouth and Poole. 

City Cruises’ circular trip between Poole and Swanage offers vast panoramas of sky, sea and sand - passing the monumental chalk formations of Old Harry Rocks, Studland Bay, Sandbanks Golden Mile and much more. 

The Swanage Railway is a heritage line operating steam and diesel passenger trains along the five-and-a-half miles of line between Swanage, Corfe Castle and Norden. The preserved line also has stations at Harman’s Cross and Herston on the outskirts of Swanage.

The Jurassic Adventurer ticket costs £39 for adults and £28.50 for children.  You can buy your Jurassic Adventurer ticket here.  This ticket is not available to buy on the bus or the app. 

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