Blackpool Illuminations Coach Tours, 2024 Holidays & Self Drive Hotel Breaks.

Blackpool Illuminations Coach Tours – Since the late 1870's Blackpool has had some form of street lighting display and today it is still a massive draw for tourists. In 2012 it was the 100 year anniversary of the first public display and it's still going strong. In recent years the switching on of the lights has been performed by various celebrities including Shirley Bassey, Les Dawson, Robbie
Williams, Peter Kay and many more. The lights display costs over £2 million pounds with over forty staff who work all year round to maintain and organize the lights display.

view of Blackpool tower and the beach

Blackpool Illuminations Break

Return coach travel
2 nights at the Savoy Hotel or Bedford Hotel, Blackpool with dinner & breakfast
Entertainment every evening in the Bedford Hotel
Blackpool Illuminations evening drive
Optional excursion to Fleetwood & Cleveleys (£9pp)

Blackpool Illuminations - the Tower

Capital Of Fun Blackpool

Return coach travel
2 nights at the Queens Hotel Blackpool, Blackpool with dinner & breakfast
Ideally situated on South Promenade between Central and South Piers,
Visit Ribble Valley & Oswaldtwistle Mills Visit Southport
both trips included in the holiday cost

Blackpool is a very popular British seaside destination already and has a number of great attractions suitable for couples and families with children of all ages. Quite simply the Blackpool Illuminations are just another great reason to take short break or holiday to Blackpool. The lights stretch are approximately ten kilometres long and use over a million bulbs to offer a unique display of light.

Blackpool Illuminations Coach Holidays

So if you are thinking of taking a trip to Blackpool you could time it to include the illuminations as well. Generally the Blackpool Illuminations take place around the start of September and run through to the start of November. At the start of September the lights are only on for around two and a half hours. As the evenings get darker towards November the lights are on from around 5pm to 11pm or midnight on weekends.

There are some Blackpool coach holidays that include special Blackpool Illuminations events however you can also book one of the normal great value Blackpool coach trips and see the lights yourself. Alternatively you could opt for a Blackpool self drive hotel break and take your own car if that is a more convenient option for you.

Alpha Travel offer various coach holidays to Blackpool from various parts of England for five and seven night durations in the Queens hotel which is located on the South Promenade between Central and South Piers. The hotel is just a ten minute walk to the Pleasure Beach.

Just Go Coach Holidays also offer a special self drive hotel break option where you can drive yourself to Blackpool and enjoy the same hotel and options you would on a coach holiday. The Blackpool self drive holiday includes three nights accommodation on this four day holiday. You get three nights accommodation in the Chequers Plaza Hotel, located on Blackpool’s Queen’s Promenade on a bed and breakfast basis. There are some optional excursions available as well. If you prefer you can take a coach and let someone else do the driving.

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