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Blackpool Illuminations At The Georgian Hollies

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCAL19389

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

2 days

2 Days Away

A two-day break to the UK’s most popular seaside resort, with free time to immerse yourself in the town’s bucket list Illuminations. One night dinner, bed and breakfast is included at the friendly and fun Georgian Hollies Hotel, which is close to Church Street – and one of the most buzzing in Blackpool!

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What's Included?

  • Modern coach travel with reserved seating
  • One night dinner, bed and breakfast at the Georgian Hollies Hotel, Blackpool
  • Free time to enjoy the best of Blackpool - including the must-see Illuminations
The Blackpool Illuminations - Between September and January, Blackpool shines brighter than any summer's day. The UK’s most popular seaside resort holds its annual free light show – and it’s the best time of year to visit!

Blackpool - A coastal town full of character, by the Irish Sea in the Northwest of England. There's so much to do and see, whether you're 5 or 50 – and that’s in the summer AND winter.

The Georgian Hollies Hotel - A genuine welcome and a good time (it’s renowned for its evening entertainment), this typical Blackpool hotel is close to Church Street - and one of the most buzzing in Blackpool.

Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool Illuminations
Between September and January, Blackpool shines brighter than any summer's day
The UK’s most popular seaside resort does not shut its doors in winter. Instead, it holds its annual free light show, The Blackpool Illuminations – and it’s the best time of year to visit!

It all began in 1879
8 arc lamps sprung up along Blackpool’s seafront in 1879 (the council was experimenting with electric street lighting). This amped up to 10,000 lights in 1912 when Princess Louise opened the new section of the promenade named after her. In 1925, following WWI, the town’s light display returned bigger and better than ever.

The Illuminations now feature 1 million bulbs and 500+ designs and features
With new investment and innovation, the scale, density, and content of the Illuminations have improved year on year.

The 3.5 million annual visitors will experience a different Blackpool – a world of lit-up buildings, fairground rides, lamp posts and trams. One where its promenade, three piers and iconic tower are flashing in rainbow colours, lights, and sound. You can even add to the six miles of madness with your own light-up novelty from the prom’s street sellers.

The best seat to see the show is aboard one of the illuminated Heritage Trams
The current fleet includes the HMS Blackpool, the Fisherman’s Friend Trawler, the Western Train - and even a double-decker. The Illuminations Tour operates each evening from the ‘Heritage Tram Tours’ stop (over the road from the Pleasure Beach).

Don’t miss - Walk through the Tableaux section (at the North end) – it features the oldest illumination still on display, the Teddy Bears Picnic.

Blackpool

Blackpool

A year-round resort

Blackpool is a coastal town full of character, by the Irish Sea in the Northwest of England. It’s the UK’s most popular seaside resort – and that’s in the summer AND winter.

In the summer, traditional seaside novelties like fish and chips, amusements, piers and long stretches of golden sand siren the masses.

From autumn to winter, it’s the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations light up the town, attracting 3.5 million visitors every year. Many local establishments now trade all year round.

Take a unique trip around Blackpool

The only surviving first-generation tramway in the UK provides a unique trip around town. A number of the original fleet are still available to ride, and there are illuminated trams running September to January - the best seat to see the Illuminations!

A playground for kids – and adults alike

There is so much to do and see in Blackpool, whether you’re 5 or 50! There are many top attractions – including:

  • Golden beaches
  • The Pleasure Beach
  • BlackpoolZoo,
  • SEA LIFE aquarium,
  • Tower Dungeons,
  • Winter Gardens,
  • Opera House,
  • Black Tower Ballroom,
  • Madame Tussauds and
  • And the iconic Blackpool’s Tower, the town’s landmark,modelled on The Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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To provide you with a holiday insurance policy designed with our customers in mind, we’ve teamed up with specialist insurance providers Towergate Travel. Some of the benefits of our insurance policy include: 

  • Covid-19 cancellation if diagnosed within 14-days of departure included * 
  • Emergency medical expenses on breaks outside the UK included * 
  • All ages are considered, plus there are no premium loadings if you are over 65 
  • 24-hour English speaking emergency assistance 
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  • Cover from only £9.95 including IPT! 

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Accommodation

Georgian Hollies Hotel, Blackpool Georgian Hollies Hotel

You'll get a genuine welcome
As soon as you walk into the hotel from Albert Road, a road that leads directly to the golden sandy Blackpool seafront, and top attractions like SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds and the Blackpool Illuminations between September and January - you are genuinely welcomed.

Renowned for being friendly – and fun
Customers often remark upon the friendly well-established staff team at The Georgian Hollies Hotel. The other book-inducing hotel features are its renowned evening entertainment including visiting cabarets, quiz nights and bingo – and its central location.

It’s really close to Church Street
It is less than a 5-minute walk to The Blackpool Tower, the Winter Gardens, the beach and promenade, the main shopping street (Church Street) and the Houndshill Shopping Centre.

A favourite in the UK’s most popular seaside resort
Well-regarded by Caledonian Travellers too, this typical Blackpool terrace has an on-site restaurant, cabaret lounge and bar with a pool table and TV, which is buzzing every day from midday. The bar is well-stocked with an excellent range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks - take yours out to the front terrace in the summer months!

What are the bedrooms like?
Inside the en suite bedrooms, you’ll find everything you need for a comfortable stay – a TV, tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Insider info - Sometimes, visiting stalls will spring up with gifts in the hotel’s reception.


Hotel features:

  • All bedrooms with en-suite facilities
  • In the room: TV & tea/coffee making facilities
  • Bar with pool table and TV
  • TV lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Evening entertainment
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lift to all floors
  • Cabaret lounge
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