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New Forest Bus Tours


Posted on August 28th, by admin in Case Study, Heritage apps, Tales and musings. Comments Off on New Forest Bus Tours

New Forest Bus Tours

Take an open-top safari of the New Forest National Park with a new bus commentary system.

Special audio commentaries tell the stories of the people and places of the New Forest – with characters, sounds and music bringing the view to life. On the Tours you’ll get a birdseye view of the landscape and a better chance of spotting the beautiful animals of the New Forest – including deer and rare birds, pigs and donkeys, and of course the famous ponies.

There are three New Forest Bus Tours (with separate commentaries) to choose from that run daily from June to September each year.

New Forest Tour app screenshot

New Forest Tour app screenshot

In 2015, Audio Trails were called in to provide a robust commentary solution after systems from other suppliers had failed to deliver in previous years. Our GPS triggered Welcome To Tour Guide iOS app plays over the bus PA system and has proved a success:

We’ve  been running audio commentaries on the New Forest Tour for a number of years now. During this time, we have used several different audio systems in an attempt to deliver the best possible visitor experience – but have struggled to find an app that was stable, reliable and easy to use. We used Audio Trails for the first time during the 2015 Tour season and were really impressed with Dan and the teams help in getting everything up and running and enjoyed a trouble-free Tour season for the first time since we introduced GPS commentary to the Tour. We would not hesitate to use Dan and the team at Audio Trails again in the future.

Jack Martin, Sustainable Transport Officer, New Forest National Park Authority

“Whether you are new to the forest or familiar with it, this is a five star trip. A wonderful way to sample the sights, sounds and history of the area and whet your appetite for more. The commentary is spot on and very informative. Very flexible, you can combine routes (we did the blue and green routes with lunch in Lymington), hop on and off when you feel like it and even spread your trips over several days. Terrific value for money, not to be missed !!

Dave H from Southampton, visited July 2015 (Trip Advisor)

The app isn’t available for public download.





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