Tours for Cruise Passengers

If you are arriving in Portland we can arrange bespoke tours to some of the finest places in the west of England for parties of 2 to 8. This is an ideal choice if you wish to look at the area at your own pace rather than take an organised coach tour. Here is a selection of some of the places you could visit and a guide to the time needed. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


swanneryPicturesque rural village with Swannery and Subtropical Garden and outstanding views of The Fleet and Chesil Beach

25 Miles – 55 mins



bathRoyal Crescent architectural town with Roman Baths and Abbey

105 Miles – 3 hours



Bovington Tank Museum

tankHouses over 300 vehicles from World War 1 to present day. Just down the road is Lawrence of Arabia’s Cottage.

42 Miles – 1 hour 30 mins




west bayPopular TV series based along the Jurassic Coastline

40 miles – 1 hour 30 mins




Corfe Castle

corfe castle1,000 year old castle partly demolished in 1646 through warfare

56 miles – 2 hours




Durdle Door / Lulworth Cove

durdle doorDurdle Door with it’s arched rock formation is part of the Natural World Heritage Coastline (Jurassic Coast)

40 miles – 1 hour – 30 mins





glastonburyAn area that attracts people with New Age Neopagan beliefs. Known as The Isle of Avalon.

105 miles – 3 hours




Jurassic Coast

jurassic coastStretches all along the coast for 95 miles from Dorset to East Devon where fossils can be unearthed.





Judge Jeffrey

Screenshot 2015-02-12 15.57.57Known as the Hanging Judge for the Bloody Assizes in Dorchester executed over 700 people for treason

15 miles – 1 hour



Monkey World

Screenshot 2015-02-12 16.32.25Many different types of primate have been rescued from all over the world and brought to this sanctuary.

41 miles – 1 hour 20 mins



Screenshot 2015-02-12 16.36.13Known for smuggling and the notorious John (Blackbeard) Mohune, buried in the chapel.

17 miles – 45 mins



Nothe Fort

nothe fortMilitary Museum built in 1872, has gardens, you cab view Portland Harbour where the 2012 Olympics Sailing events took place.




Portland Bill

portland billSouthern most point of Dorset with lighthouse

11 miles – 30 mins






Portland HarbourFamous for Portland Stone (St Paul’s Cathedral was built of this stone); Pirates graveyard. Many different places can be seen on a bespoke tour of Portland.

Close to Portland Port




Portland Castle

portland castleBuilt in 1539 to guard the harbour and later used for as the Captain’s House for the Royal Navy

Close to Portland Port



Sea Life Centre, Weymouth

Weymouth-SEA-LIFE-Adventure-Park-Lodmoor-Country-Park-Weymouth-127-599x400Over 1,000 incredible creatures from sharks and sea turtles to giant spider crabs and octopus

15 miles 45 mins




stonehengeOne of the wonders of the world with the large stones, very popular site for visitors

127 miles –4 hours




Thomas Hardy (famous author)

hardy cottageStatue in Dorchester, his cottage is at Higher Bockhampton –open to visitors

34 miles –1 hour



Tyneham Village

tynehamThis village was compulsory purchased by the Ministry of Defence for training, it has been untouched since the World War II -it is now open to the public

50 miles –1 hour 45 mins