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Blackpool - Illuminations and Tower Ballroom Tea Dance

3 days from £189*
Departing: October 2018
* Price shown: 12 October 2018 from -

Britain's number-one fun-spot

See the greatest free light show on earth - the breathtaking Blackpool Illuminations - from on board a lovingly restored heritage tram as you take a trip to Britain's undisputed 'capital of entertainment'. Visit Bakewell and the delightful spa resort of Buxton, and step inside the Blackpool Tower Ballroom for an unforgettable afternoon tea dance.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A visit to Blackpool
  • A 75-minute Blackpool 'Illuminations Drive' on a traditional Heritage tram
  • An afternoon tea dance in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom
  • Visits to Buxton and Bakewell
  • Coach travel throughout
  • Two nights' bed and English breakfast accommodation in a three-star standard hotel in the North West Area
  • One three-course evening meal
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Your Itinerary

Day One: Coach travel to Blackpool

Leaving the local area in the early morning, we'll travel to our hotel. En route, we'll stop for lunch (payable locally), before continuing to our hotel in time for dinner.

Day Two: Blackpool Illuminations tour

This morning we'll head to Blackpool, where you'll have time to enjoy the many attractions and diversions that surround the Golden Mile.

In the afternoon, join us for a tea dance at Blackpool Tower's iconic Ballroom. First opened to the public in 1894, the Ballroom is a stunning location in which to relax over afternoon tea. Take to the floor, or simply watch the world waltz by, and enjoy sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, a choice of cake and either tea or coffee.

As evening falls, we'll board a traditional Heritage tram for a 75-minute journey to discover the famous Blackpool Illuminations. This spectacular light show started in 1912 as a display of some 10,000 lights, and marked the first Royal visit to Blackpool. Today, it features over one million lightbulbs and showcases over 500 scenic designs that glitter along the seafront.

Day Three: Visits to Buxton and Bakewell

Today, we'll head into the stunning scenery of the Peak District, as we begin our journey home.

En route, we'll stop in Buxton, where you can visit the historic Crescent, peruse the town's excellent shops or relax in the beautiful Pavilion Gardens. Later in the afternoon, we'll also visit Bakewell, home of the famous pudding. Sample the local delicacy in one of the many cafes, before taking a stroll across the ancient, five-arched bridge, or having a browse around the town's eclectic shops.

We should arrive back in the local area by mid-to-late evening, after a marvellous weekend away.
Departure county Pick-up points
Bedfordshire Bedford
Bristol Bristol
Buckinghamshire Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Wisbech
Cornwall Liskeard, Newquay, Penzance, St Austell, Truro
Devon Exeter, Newton Abbot, Plymouth, Tavistock
Dyfed Llanelli
Essex Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Canvey Island, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Harlow, Leigh On Sea, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, The Elms, Thorpe Bay, Witham
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Gloucester, Stroud
Gwent Abergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Newport
Hertfordshire South Mimms Services A1 M, Stevenage
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Pontypridd
Norfolk Dereham, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire Wellingborough
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
Somerset Bridgwater, Frome, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath
Wiltshire Chippenham, Swindon, Trowbridge
Date Price From
12 October 2018
12 October 2018 £189
14 October 2018
14 October 2018 £189

North West Area Hotel ★★★

You will stay in a 3* standard hotel in the northwest area such as the Mercure Bolton, or Bredbury Hall Hotel. All rooms offer private facilities, TV, radio and telephone and each hotel has a good restaurant and bar.

Further Information

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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