Blackpool & Ribble Valley 5 Days - Queens Hotel
Few resorts anywhere in the world can rival the popularity of Blackpool - Britain's Capital of Fun! The world famous Tower, three piers, miles of golden sands, the spectacular Pleasure Beach with its breathtaking "white knuckle" rides, horse drawn carriages, a Sealife Centre, Madame Tussaud’s Waxworks, a Zoo Park, an Art Gallery - Blackpool has them all. But save some of your energy for the evening and sample the terrific summer shows, lively bars and pubs, for it is at night that Blackpool really stands out as the most exciting of all Britain's resorts. For a complete contrast to the sheer energy of Blackpool, some of the most serene scenery in Britain include the Ribble Valley and the Lake District nearby.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel - Arrival in Blackpool
From the Interchange we will travel directly to Blackpool, arriving in resort around midday. You will be dropped off in a central location where you can enjoy the attractions of the resort, before making your way to the hotel at your leisure - why not take the opportunity to travel on one of Blackpool's famous trams? Alternatively you may remain on the coach to arrive directly at the hotel, where a light lunch will be available for you to purchase. Please note rooms will not be available for check-in until 3pm. /n
Day 2 - Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
We celebrate 70 years of Her Majestey's reign with a traditional afternoon tea./nEnjoy tea, sandwiches and sweet fancies./nA commemorative gift is also offered to each guest. /n
Day 3 - Full Day - Southport
Delightful parks, a fabulous Marine Lake and one of the longest piers in Britain make Southport a perfect resort town. /nWide unspoiled beaches and splendid sand hills constitute one of the most important areas for nature conservation in the UK. /nLord Street, with its beautiful cast iron canopies and wide pavements, is home to delightful cafés and many restaurants./n
Day 4 - Full Day - Ribble Valley & Oswaldtwistle Mills
Our guided tour takes us through the Pendle Hills and Ribble Valley, where we find charming villages and ancient towns. /nHear tales of the infamous 17th Century trial and execution of the Pendle Witches and learn about the Sabden Treacle Mines./nWe visit Oswaldtwistle Mills shopping village and return by the ‘Nick of Pendle’ road to Blackpool. /n
Day 5 - Return Travel - Departure from Blackpool
After breakfast we have free time to enjoy our resort at leisure. We will depart our resort around 2pm. A light lunch will be available to purchase at our hotel. Please note that you must check out of your room by 10am./n
Queens Hotel - Blackpool
Conveniently situated on South Promenade between Central and South Piers, the Queens Hotel is one of Blackpool’s larger hotels. If you’ve been looking at coach holidays to Blackpool, there is no need to look any further. This stunning hotel overlooks the Irish Sea and is only a ten minute walk from the famous Pleasure Beach.
The Queens Hotel has 118 bedrooms, which have central heating, bath or shower and WC, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. The Single rooms benefit from an internal telephone. The hotel has generously sized public areas, including an intimate bar, a splendid recently refurbished Theatre Bar with superb entertainment and attractive lounges.