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Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool Illuminations

A wonderful opportunity to experience mile-upon-mile of spectacular festoon, the iconic illuminated trams, laser technology, huge displays and projection shows during October, at Britain’s number one seaside resort.

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Price Includes: all details are subject to change


  • four nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • entertainment

  • two excursions

  • coach travel  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. (lift)


four nights dinner, bed and breakfast


two excursions

coach travel  

ferry fare (from N Ireland)

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, the country's oldest iron pier and quirky delights. Then visit the wonderful Bygone Times antiques and collectables centre, with everything from vintage clothing to collectable artwork and memorabilia from yesteryear.

Day Three

Voted Britain's favourite Market again in 2022, explore Bury's traditional, award-winning market, which oozes charisma and atmosphere. The range of products and facilities are second to none and the ambience and layout offers visitors the opportunity to seek out and visit every stall. The Market Hall itself is architecturally striking with its 'bird-wing' roof. This evening the coach will take you through the famous Illuminations. Displayed over six miles and using over one million bulbs, they are an awesome spectacle.

Day Four

The Tower, piers and trams are well known symbols of Blackpool. On the buzz of the Golden Mile, there is something for everyone. Spend the day at leisure, perhaps take a trip along the promenade on a restored vintage tram, visit Madame Taussards or visit the Sea Life Centre

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 days to those shown.

Holiday Itinerary


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JOIN AND PARK AT STENA LINE, BELFAST ONLY £30. 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 Times
Ballymena Ballymena, Seven Towers Leisure Centre
Main entrance
Ballymoney Ballymoney
Biestys Centra / Route Service Station,
Bangor Bangor, Town Car Park
opposite Bangor Railway Station Car Park
Belfast City Centre Belfast City Centre, Leonardo Hotel,
(formerly Jurys Inn), Great Victoria Street.
Belfast Stena Belfast - Stena Line Victoria Terminal 4,
West Bank Road (Cairnryan)
Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
Coleraine Coleraine, Lodge Hotel, Outside Front Door
Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
Dunsilly Roundabout Dunsilly Roundabout
Car Park, Antrim
Larne Larne, Fairhill Car Park
Victoria Road
Lisburn Lisburn, Sprucefield Shopping Centre, Bus Shelter
at mini roundabout near Marks & Spencers
Newton Stewart Newton Stewart, The Crown Hotel
Newtownards Newtownards, Circular Road
McDonalds Car Park
Stranraer Stranraer
Bus Stop Opposite Police Station

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