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New Forest Tour

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The New Forest Tour is an open-top bus experience linking towns, villages and attractions in the New Forest National Park. Operating in the summer months only, the New Forest Tour offers a choice of three routes: Red (the wild northwest), Green (the...more
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New Forest, Lymington SO41 9ZG, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always wanted to see the New Forest but it is very big. Too much walking for either of us. The bus tour trip is perfect and we'll run. Staff friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. Good value for money.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
newforesttour2015, Manager at New Forest Tour, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi and thank you for your review! The New Forest Tour will be back this summer. More info will be available on our website. Kind regards, NFT Team :-)

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Easy to swap from one route to another. 3 routes between them cover a very large area of the New Forest. Really enjoyed our day out on these open top buses

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MaryLlewelym
newforesttour2015, Manager at New Forest Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for writing a review, MaryLlewelym. We hope you will return next season! Best wishes, NFT Team

Reviewed 27 September 2018

This tour has 3 different routes to choose from. We did the north west red tour. Besides beautiful scenery, we saw ponies, donkeys and lots of birds. It is wonderful seeing the animals roaming wild. We then got off at the New Forest Wildlife Park...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Swansforever
newforesttour2015, Manager at New Forest Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for writing a review. Happy that you enjoyed your day despite the rainy conditions. Hopefully your next visit will be a sunnier encounter when you can try the Blue and Green routes (both/all three possible on the same daily ticket!). :-) Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018

I really don't know how we could have covered so much terrain, as did on the suddenly 'spotted' bus. It's very good value, and has concessionary rates. And it passes through historical places, each with its own individual story, to boot. We didn't have the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alec S
newforesttour2015, Manager at New Forest Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thanks for your nice review, Alec S. Glad you didn't have any unexpected companions on your journey! Look forward to welcoming you back next season. :-) Best wishes, NFT Team

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

My family and I love the tour bus - we used it last year and this year a few times. The drivers are so friendly and helpful - maybe they could tell the regular bus drivers in the area how to be polite! They are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Myself, my husband, 14yr old daughter and my parents decided to do a New Forest bus tour. We had a Lovely time, stopping off at a couple of places along the way. Lots of information and beautiful scenery. Would recommend. Take a warm jacket if...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AllysonandCraig
newforesttour2015, Manager at New Forest Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you for your review and good warning about the potential for chill factor on the top deck! Glad you all have a lovely time. :-) See you next season! Best wishes, NFT Team

Reviewed 2 September 2018

This is a great way to enjoy the sights of the New Forest, using the hop on, hop off facility and the three inter-changeable routes as well as the commentary on local history and sights of particular interest. It's lovely sitting on the top deck,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DevakiDevi01
newforesttour2015, Manager at New Forest Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi DevakiDevi01. Thanks for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed it and second the advice of layering up for the breezy top deck! :-) We hope to see you next season! Best wishes, NFT Team

Reviewed 31 August 2018

There can't be a simpler way to take in the breathtaking sights of the New Forest. Plan your day carefully, as the buses do not run at completely regular intervals, but then prepare to be flexible when you want to explore one of the hop...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

We were late to take a bus tour and only managed to do the green route. Hopped off for a little stop and took in some sights. Very windy on the top but this is England! Definitely recommend getting your ticket early and making the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sadie223
newforesttour2015, Manager at New Forest Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thanks for your review, Sadie223. We're pleased you managed to make the most of the last-minute purchase. If you ever visit again, maybe you'll have time to experience the other two routes. The Tour ticket enables access to other discounts along the way (via Forest...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018

A group of five (any ages) can travel all day for £38 (2018 price), and if the ticket is bought from the Hythe Ferry in Southampton, the ferry crossing (both ways) is free! There are three routes, which link up at key points so you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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newforesttour2015, Manager at New Forest Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thanks RunningSteve. Great that you highlight the ferry travel as it's a lovely (free!) alternative to travelling by road from Southampton. The low-hanging branches can be an issue, so you're right, it is important to be vigilant! Good tip about keeping aware and/or sitting on...More

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TheBritsNewbury
12 July 2017|
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Response from NFTour | Property representative |
Hi TheBritsNewbury To an extent it depends on what your route is into the Forest and by which means. Email us at travel@newforestnpa.gov.uk and we will try and help you. :-) Kind regards, NFT Team
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807benedictl
25 October 2016|
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Response from NFTour | Property representative |
Hi, the NFT Blue Route starts in Lymington and Brockenhurst; the Red Route in Ringwood and Lyndhurst; the Green Route in Beaulieu and Lyndhurst. But you can hop on board the New Forest Tour anywhere along its looped route... More
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bigfriendlygiant2016
12 September 2016|
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Response from smileymark | Property representative |
Hello, We're sorry you've just missed us, particularly with the good weather. There are lots of car free options all year around: The New Forest is well served by rail services which link Brockenhurst, Ashurst, Sway and... More
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