Tuesday 18th Thursday 20th October 2022
The greatest free light show on earth has been a major part of Blackpools attraction since 1879, take a walking tour or hop on an illuminated tram to enjoy the six miles of traditional festoons and tableaux along the Promenade. Theres plenty to do during the day as well, from the Pleasure Beach to the Pier to the Tower and the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Like most things in the nation's most entertaining seaside resort, theres nothing reserved about the Blackpool Illuminations, as over a million lamps cover the entire promenade in a sea of colour, including LEDS, searchlights, spotlights, lasers, fibre optics, floodlights and projections.
Featuring over 74 miles of cabling, this quirky light exhibit takes a team of artists, specialist engineers, joiners, electricians and mechanics work over 65,000 man-hours throughout the year to perfect the scheme.
The best way to experience the illuminations is on foot, with a bag of chips, hot sugared doughnuts and a stick of Blackpool rock.
Alternatively jump on an open-top tram along the golden mile or enjoy a romantic horse-drawn carriage for a totally different view.
We will make arrangements to stop for a brief comfort break and a lunch stop on our route stopping at Trentham Gardens where you can purchase some lunch or eat your own packed lunch.
Hot Drinks and snacks will be served throughout the journey from the Masons tuck shop!
We should arrive at the Imperial Hotel for approx. 3pm where you can check in and are then free to enjoy your stay as you please .
The Blackpool Illuminations are on in the evening between 5pm-11pm these can be enjoyed on foot or from a tram tour.
Illuminated Tram Tours start from the Heritage tram stop outside Blackpool Pleasure Beach/Sandcastle Waterpark. Please note that the tours cannot be pre-booked, and you pay on the night. Tours are circular starting and finishing at the Pleasure Beach. You may alight at North Pier, Uncle Tom's Cabin and Bispham in either direction if you so wish.
There are plenty of things to do with your time in Blackpool, the famous Tower, where you could enjoy cream tea, The pleasure beach if you like the thrill of a ride, heritage tram tours, the Grand theatre and much, much more!
We will depart Blackpool at 2.00pm giving you time to enjoy a morning activity. We will make arrangements for a stop on the way home and anticipate our drops offs will start approx. 8.00pmB, D
B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included
The Imperial Hotel - 3 Star
The Imperial is an integral part of Blackpools culture.
An iconic Victorian building, this 4* hotel is positioned on Blackpools beautiful seafront. The perfect retreat for your holiday. With a fantastic restaurant and leisure facilities, this regal and comfortable environment has a fascinating history to absorb and is an exceptional example of Blackpool hospitality.
For over a century, theyve welcomed a host of royalty, politicians, statesmen and stars of both the stage and screen. The hotel offers spectacular views of the Irish Sea and is close to all major attractions including The Blackpool Tower and Winter Gardens Blackpool.
Timetable and door to door services
Our timetables are unique. Bookings are taken throughout the year, approx. 6-9 weeks prior to travel we release the balance reminders and your final itinerary, including your pickup times. This will come through to you in the post along with your luggage tags. This allows us to ensure our pick up routes are kept to a minimum and our routes run exactly to time. Commonly pick ups start between 7.45am and 9.00am we arrange for comfort stops and lunch stops along the route where necessary. For longer journeys we will arrange additional comfort breaks.
Door to Door service can be requested for our holidays where you are unable to board one of our pickup points, we use local taxi services and only charge you what they charge us.
Please note, occasionally we use a feeder coach along our pickup routes to accommodate booking requests and keep our main coach pickup route to a minimum.
To Make you aware
Terms & Conditions are available on our website or by request. We do not supply holiday insurance but highly recommend you purchase this for your peace of mind.
· We work closely with the hotels to ensure they are aware of any room requests you have made, on some occasions hotels are not able to accommodate all requests, so please do note these are not guaranteed.
· Our planned excursions dates may vary from the advertised itinerary pending booking arrangements.
· Many of our holidays have limited single rooms, these are sold on a first serve first come bases. Any single supplements or sole occupancy charges are set by the hotels.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Aston Clinton North|| London Rd, bus stop opp side of The Bell Pub |
|Aylesbury|| Exchange Street Bus Stop, The White Hart |
|Bedgrove|| Bedgrove, Jansel Square |
|Berkhamsted North|| Berkhamsted High Street |
Bus stop near Natwest
|Cheddington North|| Cheddington, The Green |
Same side as Red post box
|HH Bridge Street|| Hemel Hempstead, Bridge Street. |
|HH Park & Ride|| Hemel Hempstead |
Gadebridge Park & Ride
|LB Greenfields North|| Leighton Buzzard, Greenfields |
Billington Road Bus Stop (by Warren Close)
|LB Morrisons|| Leighton Buzzard Morrisons, The Sun Bus Stop |
|LB Tesco North|| Bus stop opposite Tesco |
(near the Connells building, Lombard house)
|LB West Street North|| Leighton Buzzard West Street |
Outside the British Legion
|NC Dars Lane North|| Northchurch, Dars Lane |
Bus stop at bottom of Dars lane
|NC Durrants Lane North|| Northchurch, Durrants Lane |
Same side as Durrants Lane
|Pitstone North|| Pitstone, Marsworth Road Bus stop |
Bus stop Opp side of road to memorial hall park
|Tring, Newmill North|| Tring, Newmill |
Bus stop Near Elizabeth Drive
|Tring, Petrol ST North|| Tring Opp petrol station |
Bus stop at Bottom of Market Car park
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