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Great way to see the New Forest

We only had a short time in the New Forest and this at £16 per adult seemed like a good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
RossJ83
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Ruislip, United Kingdom
Best way to discover the area

We purchased a 2 day £50 ticket for up to 5 of us, was excellent value as could use any of the 5... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Emma W
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

We only had a short time in the New Forest and this at £16 per adult seemed like a good option. We Started on the first bus of the day on the Red Route from Ringwood and headed round the route to Burley where we...More

Thank RossJ83
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We purchased a 2 day £50 ticket for up to 5 of us, was excellent value as could use any of the 5 days on any route! As a driver I was sceptical using the bus but they were plentiful, had lots of space and...More

Thank Emma W
newforesttour2015, Manager at New Forest Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Williamsons, thank you so much for your (entertaining!) review. Delighted our friendly Tour drivers facilitated where possible and enabled you to take a break from driving. It sounds like you made the most of your time on-board, which is great to hear! :-) Look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Please be aware that if you buy New Forest Tour tickets online you may not get the advertised free connecting travel. There seems to be some confusion from Go South Coast as to whether or not the tickets bought on the New Forest Tour website...More

Thank Tony K
newforesttour2015, Manager at New Forest Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tony K. Sorry for the confusion you faced on the matter of tickets and connecting service travel and thank you for bringing it to our attention. We will ensure all staff are aware of the correct procedure and that the content on the website...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017

We'd booked to go on the tour to save driving and to be able to see more and learn about some of the history of the forest. We were on the top deck and could hardly hear the commentary. We asked the driver to turn...More

Thank Sian T
newforesttour2015, Manager at New Forest Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Hi Sian, thank you for writing a review. We apologise for the commentary issues. Please email travel@newforestnpa.gov.uk with details of date, timing and colour of route. Kind regards, NFT Team

Reviewed 11 September 2017

A great way to view the forest with a couple of good stop off points. Not so good was viewing the holiday parks, but can why this is needed. Also, very noisy with the wind and rattles of the front protection screen on top which...More

Thank Peter S
newforesttour2015, Manager at New Forest Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi Peter S, thank you for writing a review. We will look into what we can do to improve the sound quality for customers next season. Hope to see you back again! Best wishes, NFT Team

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We went on the red route ( there are 3 in all. Red,blue and green). Our tour was over 2hrs. We had front row seats and the sun was shining Brilliant describes it in one word I you like scenery you will love it !!!

Thank Dibdob77
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This provides an excellent way of seeing the Forest top to tail on 3 differrent routes. The value for money is excellent if you can muster up 5 people to travel together, the savings are superb at £32 for a group ticket (any combination of...More

Thank NauticatUK
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We enjoyed the open top bus ride. It was lots of fun, and the views across the new forest from the top of the bus were excellent. We got to see lots of ponies and views across to the Isle of Wight. We caught the...More

Thank gecko77
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We saw a leaflet in the hotel for the New Forest Tour so decided to buy the 2 day ticket which was excellent value. There are 3 routes which cover most of the New Forest - the weather was lovely and the area is beautiful....More

Thank khaigh01
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

You can buy a day ticket (or more than one day) to access all three routes, you need to consult the timetables and access points first, all routes have buses about each hour. Helpful commentary although some of the additional bits, readings etc were not...More

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newforesttour2015, Manager at New Forest Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you very much for writing a review. Agreed - to gain the most benefit from the hop on/off option, it is worth a close look at the timetable to be able to form a plan. Thanks for mentioning the warm clothing required for the...More

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TheBritsNewbury
12 July 2017|
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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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Benedict L
25 October 2016|
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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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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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