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Blackpool Savoy & The Grand National - Festival Zone

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  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCAL19787

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

3 Days Away

And……we’re off for a four-day break to enjoy the buzz and drama of the world-famous Grand National, the ultimate test of bravery and stamina as the best steeplechasers and their riders take on the most challenging fences in horse racing - with inclusive admission to The Festival Zone and coach transfers to and from Aintree Racecourse. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy the best of the UK’s most popular seaside resort, with three nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Savoy Hotel in Blackpool.
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PRICE FROM ? £299 per person
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What's Included?

  • Modern coach travel with reserved seating
  • Three nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Savoy Hotel, Blackpool
  • Admission to the Festival Zone at Aintree Racecourse for the thrilling Grand National
  • Plenty of free time to enjoy the best of Blackpool
Please Note - From 1st March 2024 - The Savoy Hotel is Adult Only (18+)

The Grand National - Every year, there is one horse race that’s bound to get your heart racing. It’s not just the unique course which makes the race so fascinating – it’s the event’s unpredictable history.

The Festival Zone - The largest and most atmospheric enclosure at Aintree, offering a relaxed experience with views over the closing stages of every race, as well as access to The Irish Bar, Red Rum Garden, The Parade Ring and The Winner’s Enclosure.

Blackpool - 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.

Savoy Hotel - This popular hotel  is conveniently located on Queen’s Promenade, in the much-loved resort of Blackpool. In a superb location overlooking the sandy beach, and close to many attractions, this hotel offers everything you need for a wonderful seaside break.

The Grand National

The Grand National
The Grand National
Even if you don’t follow horse racing - every year, there is one fascinating horse race that’s bound to get your heart racing.

The Grand National is a 4.5 mile handicap steeplechase featuring 30 of the most testing fences and hurdles in the world of jumps racing. Up to 40 runners and riders must complete full circuits of a unique 2¼ mile (3,600 metres) course, in front of 150,000 spectators at Aintree Racecourse (as well as an estimated worldwide TV audience of 600 million across over 140 countries!). Aintree, on the outskirts of Liverpool has hosted the Grand National Festival since 1839.

A unique course
The current course opened in 1839 – the longest jump racing distance in the UK and features 16 wooden fences dressed in distinctive Lake District spruce, each of which are jumped twice with the exception of The Chair and the Water Jump, which are jumped on the first circuit only.

It’s not just the unique course which makes the race so fascinating – it’s the event’s unpredictable history.

No dress code – but a good excuse to dress up
The Grand National Festival starts with Opening Day, followed by Ladies Day and then Grand National Day. Contrary to popular belief, there is no dress code - but it’s a good excuse to dress up!

The Festival Zone

It's Aintree’s most atmospheric enclosure
The Festival Zone is the largest and most atmospheric enclosure at Aintree – offering a relaxed experience with views over the closing stages of every race including The Grand National.

Your zone pass gives you access to a lot
While your Festival Zone Pass does not give you full access to the racecourse – it does however give you access to a lot! Live music and entertainment, plenty of food, drink, betting facilities and big screens are found throughout the area.

You’ll have the opportunity to get a good look at the runners before you place your bets (at the Parade Ring), as well as access to the winner’s enclosure (where the winning horses are reunited with their owners and trophies are presented).

And it's got the best places to drink!
You’ll get access to The Irish Bar, which has screens and betting facilities of its own, as well as the iconic Red Rum Garden, a hive of activity and entertainment - complete with Red Rum statue, a tribute to the most iconic winning horse at Aintree.

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.

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.

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At Caledonian Travel, we always do everything we can to ensure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible from start to finish. Travel insurance is a vital aspect to booking a holiday, giving you protection against unforeseen circumstances that could otherwise spoil your holiday.  

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 
  • Low or no excess charges
  • Cover from only £9.95 including IPT! 

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Grand National carousel

Blackpool Carousel

The Savoy Hotel, Blackpool Carousel

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Accommodation

The Savoy Hotel, Blackpool The Savoy Hotel, Blackpool

Located on the peaceful North Shore, the Savoy Hotel is a popular Blackpool Hotel perched on the seafront. Whether you come with friends, family or even on your own, the Savoy serves as a perfect base for any holiday. You’ll be sure of a comfortable stay in spacious rooms with plenty of facilities. Every room features an en-suite bathroom, television, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi access – everything you need for a lovely holiday! Breakfast is served in Gilbert’s Restaurant, where you’ll have the choice of a hearty full English or a continental breakfast. In the evenings, you can expect a variety of traditional homecooked meals, alongside a wide choice of delicious contemporary dishes. During the day, you can enjoy light meals, tasty snacks and refreshing drinks in the Lounge, while in the evenings you can relax in The Albany Bar. Here you’ll find a wide range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy after a day of sightseeing! The hotel also offers entertainment with The Savoy’s resident singer performing on select days, alongside prize bingo to liven up your evenings. The hotel is located north of the centre of Blackpool, with the resort’s attractions just a short walk away. Alternatively, you could hop on the Blackpool Tramway which stops opposite the hotel and enjoy a scenic journey to the centre of Blackpool!

Hotel features:

•    All bedrooms with en-suite facilities
•    TV & tea/coffee making facilities in room
•    Live entertainment some days
•    On-site bar
•    On-site restaurant
•    Lift to most floors
•    Free Wi-Fi in public areas

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