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Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool Illuminations

The seaside resort of Blackpool is famous for many things, the Tower, award-winning beaches, family entertainment, historic gems and of course the awesome spectacle of the illuminations.

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Price Includes: all details are subject to change


  • four nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • tour to Bygone Times and Bury Market

  • full day to Southport

  • evening tour of the Illuminations

  • coach travel and ferry fare from N Ireland (£30 supplement)


Queens Hotel, Blackpool


Ideally situated on Blackpool's South Promenade, overlooking the Irish Sea and within walking distance to the town centre and many of its famous attractions. This stunning hotel features well maintained bedrooms and traditional English cuisine. Enjoy entertainment in the magnificent Theatre Bar, relax in the intimate cocktail bar or admire the sea-views from the sun room, overlooking the promenade.


Day One

Depart from your selected joining point and travel to Blackpool and the Queens Hotel for your four nights stay. Comfort stops will be made en-route.

Day Two

Southport is a classic seaside resort with quaint tearooms, a tree-lined Victorian boulevard and the country's oldest iron pier. Full of quirky delights, you will find a wonderful Penny Arcade, enjoy a stroll along the pier or catch a tram to the end. Wander along Lord Street with its independent designer shops, high street stores, cafes and bars.

Day Three

Explore Bury's traditional, award winning market, which oozes charisma and atmosphere, the range of products and facilities are second to none. Then enjoy a visit to the wonderful 'Bygone Times' antiques and collectables centre, Lancashire's finest historic shopping and visitor centre. It is a unique shopping experience, with everything from vintage clothing to collectable artwork and memorabilia from yesteryear.

Day Four

The day is free to explore Britain's most popular seaside resort. This evening the coach will take you through the famous Illuminations. Displayed over six mile and using over one million bulbs, they are an awesome spectacle.

Day Five

After breakfast you leave Blackpool to start the journey home. Comfort stops will be made en-route.

Please Note

It may be necessary under certain circumstances for these excursions to be operated on different dates to those shown.

Holiday Itinerary


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To reduce travel time, separate vehicles or taxis may be used to convey passengers to join our holiday coach.

To reduce travel time, separate vehicles or taxis may be used to convey passengers to join our holiday coach.

Name Address Contact Details
Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
Ayr NEW Ayr, Douglas Street Bus Stop, Outside Bus Station
Ballymena Ballymena, Seven Towers Leisure Centre
Main entrance
Ballymoney Ballymoney
Biestys Centra / Route Service Station,
Belfast City Centre Belfast City Centre
Jurys Inn Hotel, Great Victoria Street.
Belfast Stena Belfast - Stena Line Victoria Terminal 4,
West Bank Road (Cairnryan)
Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
Dunsilly Roundabout Dunsilly Roundabout
Car Park, Antrim
Irvine Irvine, Coach Park adjacent to Aldi
Kilmarnock Kilmarnock, St Marnock St (Police Station)
Larne Larne, Fairhill Car Park
Victoria Road
Newtownards Newtownards, Circular Road
McDonalds Car Park
Troon Troon, Ivy Cottage, South Beach, Bus Stop outside
Town Hall

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