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Blackpool Illuminations Grand Spectacular

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCAL13376

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  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days

3 Days Away

A special three day break combining the traditional seaside delights of Blackpool, including the spectacular illuminations with two nights dinner, bed and breakfast at The Grand Hotel.
PRICE FROM ? £139 per person
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What's Included?

  • Coach travel with reserved seating
  • Two nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Grand Hotel, Blackpool
  • Time to enjoy the delights of Blackpool and the spectacular Illuminations
Blackpool offers something for everyone, from its long, flat promenade and famous Tower, to the exhilarating Pleasure Beach and Blackpool Zoo, plus the added attraction of Blackpool Illuminations! 

The Illuminations annual lighting extravaganza sees over one million light bulbs dazzle along the seafront for almost six miles and attracts over three million people each year.

The Grand Hotel - Overlooking the North Shore Beach and famous promenade, The Grand Hotel is perfectly located for enjoying the delights of popular Blackpool. The rooms are comfortable, modern and well-equipped, with tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers, televisions and en-suite bathrooms.


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.

In the winter, it’s the world-famous Illuminations and the transformation they have on the town that attracts 3.5 million visitors every year. Many local establishments now trade all year round.

Take a unique trip around town
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 so many attractions – including golden beaches, the Pleasure Beach, Zoo, SEA LIFE aquarium, Tower Dungeons, Winter Gardens, Opera House, Black Tower Ballroom, Madame Tussauds and Blackpool’s iconic Tower, the town’s landmark which was modelled after The Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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 Illuminations 2020 carousel NEW - USE THIS ONE

Blackpool Carousel

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The Grand Hotel, Blackpool The Grand Hotel, Blackpool

What a location!
The Grand Hotel is located on Blackpool’s North Shore seafront promenade, over the road from a tram stop which will take you directly to Church Street. If you fancy a walk, you will reach Church Street in around 20 minutes and Blackpool Tower in 15 – sea views all the way!

One of the most stylish and modern hotels in Blackpool
Prominent on the seafront, the 278-room red brick Brittania-run hotel is very large. Looking at its Cosmopolitan-style, modern interior - you can tell it's ex-Hilton, and it’s one of the most stylish and modern hotels you’ll find in the UK’s most popular seaside resort.

The facilities are very good
The Grand offers a large, spacious restaurant with sea views and 75% of bedrooms overlooking the sea. Some even have views over the famous Blackpool Tower and the Blackpool Illuminations (September – January). If you’re looking for a place to stay where you can keep up your fitness goals or relax and unwind – there are full leisure facilities available to hotel guests including a fitness centre, an indoor pool, and a sauna and steam room.

Insider info - the hotel has its own resident entertainment team!

Hotel features:
  • All bedrooms with en-suite facilities
  • In the room: Tea and coffee making facilities, TV, Hairdryer
  • Entertainment suites with cabaret
  • Lounge with light bites and drinks
  • On-site bar with indoor and outdoor seating
  • Large, spacious restaurant with sea views
  • Room service available
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas and bedrooms
  • Full leisure facilities: fitness centre, indoor pool, sauna and steam room
  • Accessible lift to all floors
  • Accessible rooms
  • Car parking - to pay for
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