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Blackpool Illuminations & Cruising Lake Windermere

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9226

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

UK 2022

PRICE FROM ? £249 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Vibrant, timeless and fun, Blackpool has remained one of the UK’s favourite seaside destinations thanks to everything from its iconic tower and fabulous illuminations to its sandy beaches and old-fashioned trams. From here we explore the Lake District with its natural beauty and stunning scenery, including a cruise of lovely Lake Windermere. We also visit a traditional market and enjoy a nostalgic journey on the heritage East Lancashire Railway, taking us back to a bygone era.

Itinerary

Kendal, Bowness-on-Windermere & Lake Windermere Cruise (full day)

We make our way to the Lake District, stopping first at the town of Kendal, the southern gateway to the Lakes and home of the famous Kendal mint cake. We then head to Bowness-on-Windermere, a charming enclave on the eastern shores of Lake Windermere.

From here we explore the beauty of Lake Windermere on a scenic cruise. We enjoy magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and many wooded islands as we cruise England’s largest lake. We disembark back in Bowness-on-Windermere where we enjoy free time in this bustling town with its craft and gift shops, lakeside cafés and tea rooms.

Bury Market, East Lancashire Railway & Blackpool Illuminations Evening Drive (full day)

The town of Bury is renowned for its fantastic 500-year-old market. One of Britain’s finest traditional markets, it boasts over 350 stalls offering a wide range of products – perfect for shoppers and bargain hunters.

After a morning browsing the busy market, we board our train on the heritage East Lancashire Railway for a relaxing journey to Rawtenstall. We weave our way through the scenic Irwell Valley with its beautiful rural panoramas and picture-postcard villages, passing over viaducts and through tunnels.

Later we enjoy an evening drive to see the famous Blackpool Illuminations. This dazzling spectacle is one of the biggest light shows in the world!


Optional Excursion

Southport & Lytham St Annes – £12pp (full day)

On our optional excursion we head first to the traditional Victorian seaside town of Southport. Known as England’s Classic Resort, it is home to the country’s second longest and oldest pier, and has miles of golden sands plus beautiful parks and gardens, perfect for a relaxing stroll.

We continue on to the charming seaside resort of Lytham St Annes, nestled on a picturesque stretch of coastline. Enjoy the fresh air along the seafront or explore some of the sights such as the Grade II listed windmill and beautifully-restored Victorian pier.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights at a selected hotel, Blackpool with dinner & breakfast
  • Entertainment every evening
  • Excursions to Kendal, Bowness-on-Windermere & Bury Market
  • Cruise on Lake Windermere
  • Heritage train journey on the East Lancashire Railway
  • Blackpool Illuminations Evening Drive

    Optional excursion to Southport & Lytham St Annes (£12pp)

Search Bullets

  • 4 nights at a selected hotel in Blackpool with dinner & breakfast
  • Entertainment every evening
  • Excursions to Kendal, Bowness-on-Windermere & Bury Market
  • Cruise on Lake Windermere
  • Heritage train journey on the East Lancashire Railway

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JG2

Hotels with a JG2 rating are a mixture of larger hotels and privately owned properties. Décor and furnishings may be simple but are well maintained. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Food may be buffet style in some of the larger hotels. Services may be limited
but efficient.

Highlights Self Drive Only

  • 4 nights at the Melville Hotel, Blackpool with dinner & breakfast
  • Entertainment every evening
  • Excursions to Kendal, Bowness-on-Windermere & Bury Market
  • Cruise on Lake Windermere
  • Heritage train journey on the East Lancashire Railway
  • Blackpool Illuminations Evening Drive

    Optional excursion to Southport & Lytham St Annes (£12pp)
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Accommodation

Selected Hotel

We’ll stay at one of two well-appointed hotels in Blackpool.

The Melville Hotel is situated opposite Blackpool’s Winter Gardens, just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre and beach. The hotel offers a lounge bar, restaurant and en-suite rooms with flat-screen TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. (JG2 rating)

Situated on Blackpool’s North Promenade, the Bluewaters Hotel features two bars, a restaurant, a guest lounge and games room plus an indoor swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi (small charge applies for leisure facilities). (JG2 rating)

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