Blackpool 5 Day Festive - Queens Hotel
Blackpool is one of the largest towns in North West England and for 150 years its name has been synonymous with lively seaside holidays. In 1879 it became the first town in the world to have electric street lighting and the results of its pioneering use of electricity can still be seen today in its famous trams and of course the Illuminations which take place annually from the the last Friday in August to the first Sunday in November. Few resorts anywhere in the world can rival Blackpool. The world famous Tower, modelled on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, is 158m high and has an extensive entertainment complex at its base including the Tower Ballroom. The magnificent Grand Theatre offers an eclectic mix of drama, dance, opera, ballet and comedy including a yearly Pantomime. The Winter Gardens includes the Opera House (one of the largest theatres in Europe), Pavilion Theatre and Empress Ballroom. There are three piers, miles of golden sands, the spectacular Pleasure Beach with its breathtaking "white knuckle" rides, atmospheric trams, horse drawn carriages, Punch and Judy shows, a Sealife Centre, Louis Tussaud�s Waxworks, a Zoo Park, an Art Gallery - Blackpool has them all! Whatever you choose to do by day, make sure to save some 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, the excursions included in our itineraries takes us to some of the most serene scenery in Britain including the Ribble Valley and the Lake District.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Christmas Festive ProgrammeMonday
Sherry reception on arrival followed by dinner and dancing.
Tuesday (Alias Christmas Eve) Full Day Excursion to Southport
Despite their common Victorian heritage, the studied elegance of Southport's Lord Street could not be more different from Blackpool's Golden Mile! It has several lovely parks and its shops are outstanding. We return to our hotel in time for dinner after which the evening is filled with dancing and entertainment.
Wednesday (Alias Christmas Day)
Morning competition to guess the weight of the Christmas Cake. Traditional Christmas lunch with 'Santa' and presents. Afternoon tea and games. Dinner followed by dancing and entertainment.
Thursday (Alias Boxing Day) Half Day Excursion to Fylde Coast
This morning we travel north along the Fylde Coast and through some of the delightful villages en-route to Fleetwood. Standing at the mouth of the Wyre Estuary this is one of Britain's leading fishing ports. You may be lucky and see one of the fishing boats coming into the harbour. Why not send the folks back home a pair of Manx kippers? One of the more unusual holiday souvenirs! Shoppers will enjoy Freeport - American style designer outlet village. Bargains can also be found at the famous Fleetwood market. Back at the hotel enjoy a pre-lunch glass of punch followed by Grand Boxing Day Lunch. Free afternoon followed by dinner and fancy dress farewell dance (please bring a costume).
Depart hotel after breakfast.
Individual hotel programmes may differ slightly from this programme.
Note: This tour operates via Burtonwood Interchange, therefore clients travelling from the Fylde Coast may wish to join the tour directly at the hotel.
Queens Hotel - Blackpool
Ideally situated on South Promenade between Central and South Piers, the Queens is one of Blackpool's larger hotels. It overlooks the Irish Sea and is only a ten minute walk from the famous Pleasure Beach. Its 117 bedrooms have central heating, bath or shower and WC, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. Single rooms benefit from an internal telephone. Generously sized public areas include an intimate bar, a splendid recently refurbished Theatre Bar with superb entertainment, attractive lounges and an indoor heated pool, sauna and gymnasium. Extensive coach and car parking. Tel: 01253 342015.
AA Three Star Rated
Note for clients with a mobility impairment: this hotel does not have any ground floor bedrooms. The hotel has two lifts serving most rooms although some rooms are accessible by stairs from the main bedroom levels. There are two steps at the front entrance but the remainder of the ground floor is on a level (apart from access to the pool and gym). Please ensure you submit a Special Needs form if you are mobility impaired.