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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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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
Annan WM Annan, War Memorial opposite Queensberry Arms
Ardrossan Ardrossan, Princes Street Bus Stop
Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
Ayr NEW Ayr, Douglas Street Bus Stop, Outside Bus Station
Ballantrae Garage, Main Street, Ballantrae
Ballymena Ballymena, Seven Towers Leisure Centre
Main entrance
Ballymoney Ballymoney
Biestys Centra / Route Service Station,
Ballynure Ballynure, The Village Chippy
Car Park, Larne Road.
Bangor Bangor, Town Car Park
opposite Bangor Railway Station Car Park
Belfast City Centre Belfast City Centre
Jurys Inn Hotel, Great Victoria Street.
Belfast Stena Belfast - Stena Line Victoria Terminal 4,
West Bank Road (Cairnryan)
Cairnryan Stena Cairnryan - Stena Line Passenger Terminal
Loch Ryan Port.Cairnryan
Carlisle Asda Carlisle Asda
Bus Layby, Chandler Way
Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
Coleraine Coleraine, Lodge Hotel, Outside Front Door
Cumnock Cumnock, Tanyard Bus Station, New Bridge Street
Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
Dunsilly Roundabout Dunsilly Roundabout
Car Park, Antrim
Eastriggs Eastriggs, Central Bus stop
Opposite the Baxter Hall (Church)
Girvan Girvan, Hamilton Arms Hotel
Glengormley Glengormley, Corrs Corner Roundabout
Larne Road Side.
Gretna Gretna Main Bus Stop
Annan Road
Gretna Green Gretna Hall Hotel, Front steps
Please park adjacent to the coach park
Holywood Holywood, Redburn Square.
Irvine Irvine, Coach Park adjacent to Aldi
Kilmarnock Kilmarnock, St Marnock St (Police Station)
Kilwinning Kilwinning, Caley Station (top of Dalry Road)
Kirkconnel Kirkconnel, bus stop at Railway Station entrance.
Larne Larne, Fairhill Car Park
Victoria Road
Lisburn Lisburn, Sprucefield Shopping Centre, Bus Shelter
at mini roundabout near Marks & Spencers
Maybole Maybole, Cassillis Hotel
New Cumnock New Cumnock,Lay-By near Scotmid, Afton Bridge Road
Newton Stewart Newton Stewart, The Crown Hotel
Newtownards Newtownards, Circular Road
McDonalds Car Park
Prestwick Prestwick, Station Road.
Saltcoats Saltcoats, Railway Station
Sanquhar Sanquhar, Bus Stop at Train Station
Stevenston Stevenston, The Cross
Stranraer Stranraer
Bus Stop Opposite Police Station
Thornhill Thornhill, Bus Stop beside Bank of Scotland
Troon Troon, Ivy Cottage, South Beach, Bus Stop outside
Town Hall

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