Blackpool Coach Holidays – Blackpool Weekend Breaks

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    Holidays to Blackpool - Why Go?

    Holidays to Blackpool have been popular for many years.blackpool2---Copy Love it or hate it Blackpool is a seaside resort that is probably in the top 5 of the UK's most popular and traditional British seaside destinations for people of all ages . Blackpool is one of the top destinations for many reasons and has made many attempts at re-inventing itself.

    When people think about Blackpool they generally think about the iconic Blackpool TowerBlackpool illuminations, shows, fish and chips, the Promenade and amusement rides. Despite its traditional reputation Blackpool still attracts huge numbers of visitors each year yet it's also so much more. This is why Blackpool is worth thinking about for a great all-round holiday and short break destination.

    If you are looking for an easy way to get to Blackpool and get some amazing deals have a look at the Blackpool coach holidays from Alfa Travel and Just Go Holidays

    Coach to Blackpool?

    All you need for a great holiday in Blackpool is accommodation and a way to get there. There are loads of trains and of course you can get a coach to Blackpool to the Blackpool coach station. Then get a taxi to your accommodation. Alternatively you can pick up one of the many Blackpool coach holiday deals or on a self drive hotel break.

    One of the advantages of booking Blackpool coach holidays is that you can start your holiday at one of the numerous local departure points around the UK. Then sit back and relax as the coach takes you direct to your hotel. No need to find taxis from the Blackpool rail or coach stations to your hotel. Plus many of the Blackpool coach trips include free excursions. This is a great way to get to Blackpool and explore the surrounding countryside and nearby town. Plus the coach tour companies tend to use hotel accommodation that includes breakfast and evening meals plus evening entertainment. Obviously each holiday offer is different so make sure you check and see what is included before you make your booking. Have a look at the list of Blackpool coach tours below and get an idea of the extra trips that are generally included.

    Blackpool Coach Holidays & Tours

    Here are a few examples of some of the coach holiday options to Blackpool. For up to- date price information please visit the appropriate coach forms website for details and to check availability. Some include excursions in the cost of the holidays and some offer these as a paid extra.

    Holiday / TourDurationHotelInformationBook
    Blackpool Lune Valley The Lakes5 DaysQueens Hotel BlackpoolLancaster with Canal Cruise, Lake Windermere Cruise & GrasmereClick Here
    Blackpool Windermere7 DaysQueens Hotel BlackpoolLake Windermere Cruise & Grasmere, Southport, Ribble Valley & SkiptonClick Here
    Capital Of Fun5 DaysQueens Hotel BlackpoolRibble Valley & Oswaldtwistle Mills, Southport, Click Here
    Blackpool Lune Valley The Lakes5 DaysQueens Hotel BlackpoolLancaster with Canal Cruise, Lake Windermere Cruise & GrasmereClick Here
    Blackpool Psychic Weekend4 DaysQueens Hotel BlackpoolFleetwood Half Day & Psychic evening, Lytham Half Day & Psychic eveningClick Here
    Blackpool Liverpool Southport7 DaysQueens Hotel BlackpoolLiverpool, Southport, Fleetwood Half DayClick Here
    Blackpool4 DaysQueens Hotel BlackpoolLytham Half Day, Fleetwood Half DayClick Here
    Blackpool Weekend4 DaysQueens Hotel BlackpoolFleetwood Half Day, Lytham Half DayClick Here
    Blackpool The Flying Scotsman5 DaysQueens Hotel BlackpoolFlying Scotsman East Lancs Railway, Carnforth Station & LancasterClick Here
    Blackpool Festive Special5 DaysQueens Hotel BlackpoolSouthport, St AnnesClick Here
    Blackpool Christmas5 DaysQueens Hotel BlackpoolSt Annes Christmas Eve, Fleetwood Boxing DayClick Here
    Blackpool Twixmas4 DaysQueens Hotel BlackpoolSt Anne's New Year's Eve, Fleetwood New Year's DayClick Here
    Blackpool New Year4 DaysQueens Hotel BlackpoolSt Annes New Year's Eve, Fleetwood New Year's DayClick Here
    Blackpool The Ribble Valley5 DaysQueens Hotel BlackpoolRibble Valley & Oswaldtwistle Mills, SouthportClick Here
    Blackpool Liverpool Bury Market5 DaysQueens Hotel BlackpoolLiverpool, Bury MarketClick Here
    Blackpool Reunion5 DaysQueens Hotel BlackpoolRibble Valley & Oswaldtwistle Mills, SouthportClick Here
    Blackpool Bright Lights & Cruising Lake Windermere5 DaysChequers Plaza HotelKendal, Bowness-on-Windermere & Bury Market, Cruise on Lake Windermere, Heritage train journey (East Lancashire Railway)Click Here
    Blackpool Weekend4 DaysChequers Plaza HotelSouthportClick Here
    Blackpool Illuminations Break3 DaysSavoy HotelBlackpool Illuminations evening driveClick Here
    Blackpool Illuminations Christmas at the Grand5 DaysGrand HotelBlackpool Illuminations evening drive, Pantomime ticketClick Here
    Blackpool Illuminations New Year at the Grand4 DaysGrand HotelLiverpool, Blackpool Illuminations evening driveClick Here

    Alfa Travel Blackpool Coach Holidays

    Alfa Travel HolidaysAlfa Travel offer a good range of Blackpool coach trips for 4 days or more. You can enjoy their Blackpool Weekend holiday that includes a couple of half day trips plus accommodation that includes bed and breakfast, evening meal and entertainment in the hotel. Many of the longer holidays include trips to the Lake District, Liverpool and Southport. 

    Alfa Travel use the popular Queens Hotel Blackpool for all their guests. 

    Queens Hotel Blackpool

    The Queens Hotel in Blackpool is part of the Leisureplex hotel group that has over 20 hotels all over the UK.

    The hotel is perfect for any Blackpool holiday and is perfectly placed for holidaymakers to enjoy the attractions of Blackpool on their doorstep. Blackpool beach is just across the road, as is the promenade. So you can go for a stroll along the promenade or have a paddle along the sandy beach. The hotel is situated on the south promenade between the South and Central piers. 

    There is over 100 rooms and good range of bedroom options including double, twin and single rooms. All rooms have central heating, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and Freeview TV.

    There is entertainment most evenings in the Theatre Bar. There is a pool table in the Foyer bar and a games room. There is also an intimate cocktail bar.

    Indoor swimming Pool, Sauna and Gymnasium - please note, this area closed on 2nd January 2019

    The Queens Hotel Blackpool telephone number is 01253 336980

    Turkey & Tinsel?

    There are 2 lifts in the hotel that serve all floors..

    The hotel is situated on Blackpool's South Promenade between the South and Central Piers

    There is Free WiFi in public areas

    The entire hotel, including all bedrooms are no smoking areas.

    Blackpool Attractions

    Some Blackpool attractions and places of interest with approximate distances from the Queens Hotel Blackpool

    • Tourist Information (1.4 miles)
    • Blackpool Pleasure Beach (0.3 miles)
    • Madame Tussaud’s Blackpool (1 mile)
    • Sea Life Centre (1.1 mile)
    • Blackpool Zoo (3 miles)
    • Blackpool Tower (1.3 miles)
    • Blackpool Grand Theatre (1.5 miles)
    • Grundy Art Gallery (1.7 miles)
    • The Sandcastle (0.2 mile)
    • Tower Circus (1.3 miles)
    • Blackpool Winter Gardens (1.5 miles)
    • Blackpool Fireworks Championships
    • Lytham-St Annes (3.8 miles)
    • Ribble Valley (35 miles)
    • Forest of Bowland (40 miles)
    Queens Hotel Blackpool
    Queens Hotel Blackpool

    Alfa Travel Blackpool Self Drive Hotel Breaks

    There are alternative to coach holidays to Blackpool where you can enjoy the same accommodation and facilities by taking your own car. For many this offers a greater amount of freedom by letting you explore the surrounding area yourself when you want. Alfa Travel offer self drive Blackpool hotel breaks which may or may not work out to be a better deal or not. It all depends on which part of the country you are leaving from and obviously the cost of petrol and whether you are happy to drive a long distance. The Queens hotel offers extensive car parking (free to residents)

    Alfa Travel offer great self drive rates at the popular Queens Hotel Blackpool. You get the same accommodation, that includes bed and breakfast, evening meals and access to the hotels entertainment. For further details on Alfa Travel self drive deals, availability and prices > click here  

    Just Go Holidays to Blackpool

    Just Go Blackpool Holidays use a few hotels in Blackpool for there Blackpool holidays and tours.

    For the Just Go coach holidays to blackpool they use more than one base hotel depending on the holiday. The Chequers Plaza Hotel is on the Queen's promenade offering great views of the Irish sea. Just Go also use the Savoy Hotel which is located on Blackpool's North Shore. The hotel offers guests en-suite rooms with tea and coffee-making facilities, a bar and a restaurant. For some of their Blackpool tours Just Go use the Grand Hotel (formerly the Blackpool Hilton) The Grand Hotel is located on Blackpool's North Shore. The rooms provided have flat-screen TV, tea and coffee-making facilities plus free Wi-Fi. The Grand Hotel also offers guests access to the Promenade Restaurant, Lounge Bar and a health club with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym (small charge applies). Meals may be buffet style. Further details on the Just Go Holidays website > click here

    Blackpool Tower

    Blackpool attractions obviously include the famous Blackpool Tower , which originally opened away back in 1894 and has been the dominant landmark of the skyline since that time. Now you can step out 380 feet above Blackpool and go onto the new Skywalk with only a glass walkway separating you from the ground all 380 below you! Allow time to explore the four levels of the Blackpool Tower Eye.

    The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

    Making history fun, gruesome and scary at the same time as you interact with actors. Will you be found guilty in the old Blackpool court, find out about the plague and visit the torture chamber.

    Madame Tussauds Blackpool

    Get your photo taken with some of the country's best loved stars. How many will you famous people will you recognise? A great attraction to visit for all the family especially if the weather is not as good as it could be. Got to be in the top 5 places to visit for anyone on a family holiday.

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach

    For the more adventurous visitors with an array of thrills on the many different rides including Europe's tallest rollercoaster ride. There are also lots of family friendly rides and shows on offer as well in this massive 42 acre site. You can also take a visit to Ripley's believe it or not, a museum of the unusual to say the least!

    Blackpool Illuminations

    When the days get shorter and the nights get longer, three million visitors a year head into the light! (Not that light) The Blackpool Illuminations which lights up Blackpool generally for around 66 nights (August – November) There are many coach holidays to Blackpool with the sole purpose so that people can enjoy the lights as many people have done since 1879. Things have changed since then and there are more lights and the power source is from green electricity from renewable resources and the lights are more efficient by using special LED lights as well.

    A great way to see some of the above attractions and many more is by getting a Blackpool Resort Pass which offers savings on individual entry. The pass covers attractions like the Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Nickelodeon Land, The Blackpool Tower Eye & 4D Experience, The Blackpool Tower Dungeon (If you dare!), Seal Life Blackpool, the Blackpool Zoo, Sandcastle Waterpark and Blackpool Model Village & Gardens. The pass can be booked online before you go.

    Blackpool Coach Holidays Excursions

    Depending on what Blackpool Coach Holidays option you choose, some of the coach trips include either free or optional excursions whilst you are in Blackpool. Each Coach holiday firm offers their own variation and tours so check before you book to see what is included.

    Fleetwood Trip (half day)

    A popular resort overlooking Morecambe Bay with a good sized market with around 250 stalls. There is a nice promenade which you can stroll along and watch the fishing boats and the fresh sea air.

    Lake District Trips

    A visit to the largest National Park in England which also has the deepest Lake and tallest mountain in England. Visit Bowness on the shores of Lake Windermere and perhaps Grasmere, think William Wordsworth. Lots of great scenery to take in as well.

    Coach holidays can change their itineraries and accommodation they use so please make sure you double check to see what is included in the price and that the holiday details suit your needs before you book. 

    Blackpool Weather

    What's the weather like in Blackpool? These temperatures and details are averages.

    MonthHighLowRain
    January14 days
    February10 days
    March11 days
    April12° 9 days
    May15° 10 days
    June17° 11°10 days
    July19° 13°10 days
    August19° 13°12 days
    September17° 11°12 days
    October14° 13 days
    November10° 15 days
    December14 days

    Yes - There is lot's to do and see in and around Blackpool for families. You can always stay at one of the nearby holiday parks. Haven's Marton Mare holiday park is great for families. It is about 10 minutes drive away > click here

    Blackpool is famous for being Blackpool. One of the most popular British seaside resorts. There is lots to do and see and plenty of evening entertainment. You can visit the Blackpool Tower. Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Zoo, Waterpark (Sandcastles) and much more.

    The distance to Blackpool from ....

    • Glasgow - 195 miles
    • Edinburgh - 197 miles
    • Newcastle - 150 miles
    • Manchester 53 miles
    • Birmingham - 126 miles
    • Cardiff - 227 miles
    • Bristol - 207 miles
    • Hull - 140 miles
    • London - 250 miles
    • Leicester - 145 miles

    Approximate distances for guidance only.

    Blackpool Illuminations started in 1879 and the light displays stretch along the seafront for approximately 7 miles (11 km)

    Sandcastle Water Park is the UK's largest indoor waterpark. There are almost 20 slides and attractions at Sandcastles.

    Blackpool has a large aquarium called the Sea Life Centre. One of it's main attractions is it's walkthrough shark tank. You will find the Sea Life Centre near the Central Pier.

    Blackpool Transport offers local bus services in and around Blackpool. They offer saver tickets and have contactless payments on every bus > click here 

    If you are looking for the latest Blackpool 5 or 7 day forecast or just the weather for today > click here 

    The famous Blackpool Tower is 158m (518 feet and 9 inches) In comparison the Eiffel Tower is 300m and Big Ben is 96m and the Angel of the North is 20m

    Blackpool Illuminations are normally on for 66 nights from the start of September.

    With a display stretching over 6 miles it is not surprising that there are over one million bulbs used in the Blackpool Illuminations.

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