Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool Illuminations

Available from N Ireland, Ayrshire and selected points in Dumfries & Galloway.


Available from N Ireland, Ayrshire and selected points in Dumfries & Galloway.

A fantastic opportunity to visit the ever popular seaside resort of Blackpool during the world-famous Illuminations.


There are two excursions included, the city of Liverpool where a guide will join our coach for an informative journey around the city, seeing many of its historic and modern sites and a day to Southport, often described as ‘Paris of the North West’, ending the day with a drive along the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations. 


What's Included?


  • return coach travel

  • return ferry travel (£30 supplement)

  • four nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • en-suite accommodation

  • two excursions

  • a guided tour of Liverpool

  • a drive through the Illuminations

  • 01/10/18 includes lunch on the free day


The deposit required at the time of booking for all holidays is £30 per person, full payment is required 28 days prior to departure.




The city of Liverpool is home to some fantastic attractions such as the Albert Dock, the Beatles Story, the International Slavery Museum and so much more. A guide will join our coach for an informative journey around the city, seeing many of its historic and modern sites.


A day to Southport, often described as ‘Paris of the North West’. The broad, mile long Lord Street, with its cafes, gardens, fountains and arcades, is a stately shopping street. You may like to stroll along the sea front or visit the long pier with its own railway. Our coach will then take you through the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations. At ten kilometres long and using over one million bulbs, the Illuminations are an awesome spectacle not to be missed!

Ferry Details

Belfast-Cairnryan: 0730 and Cairnryan-Belfast: 1530 (return time approximately 1800)
Please note under certain circumstances, it may be necessary to amend the sailing times.

Queens Hotel, Blackpool


This sea front hotel is ideally situated on the South Promenade, with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym, games room, a magnificent sun lounge and entertainment most evenings.  The Pleasure Beach is just a 10 minute walk from the Queens.


Hotel and Bedroom Facilities:


  • tea/coffee making facilities

  • TV

  • hairdryer

  • WiFi (in public areas)

  • swimming pool

  • gym

  • sauna

  • games room

  • lift

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Annan WM Annan, War Memorial opposite Queensberry Arms
Ardrossan Ardrossan, Princes Street Bus Stop
Ayr Bus Station Ayr Bus Station
Stance 14
Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
Ballantrae Garage, Main Street, Ballantrae
Ballymena Ballymena, Seven Towers Leisure Centre
Main entrance
Ballymoney Ballymoney
Biestys Centra / Route Service Station,
Ballynure Ballynure, The Catch Fish & Chip Shop
Car Park, Larne Road.
Bangor Bangor, Town Car Park
opposite Bangor Railway Station Car Park
Belfast City Centre Belfast City Centre
Jurys Inn Hotel, Great Victoria Street.
Belfast Stena Stena Line Passenger Terminal.
West Bank Road, Belfast
Cairnryan Stena Stena Line Passenger Terminal
Loch Ryan Port.
Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
Coleraine Coleraine, Lodge Hotel, Outside Main Entrance.
Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
Dunsilly Roundabout Dunsilly Roundabout
Car Park, Antrim
Eastriggs Eastriggs, Central Bus stop
Opposite the Baxter Hall (Church)
Girvan Girvan, Hamilton Arms Hotel
Glengormley Glengormley, Corrs Corner Roundabout
Larne Road Side.
Gretna Smiddy Auld Smiddy
Holywood Holywood, Redburn Square.
Irvine Irvine, Opposite Townhouse, Irvine Cross
Kilmarnock Kilmarnock, St Marnock St (Police Station)
Kilwinning Kilwinning, Caley Station
Larne Larne, Fairhill Car Park
Victoria Road
Lisburn Lisburn, Sprucefield Shopping Centre, Bus Shelter
at mini roundabout near Marks & Spencers
Maybole Maybole, Cassillis Hotel
Newton Stewart Newton Stewart, The Crown Hotel
Newtownards Newtownards, Circular Road
McDonalds Car Park
Prestwick Prestwick, Station Road.
Saltcoats Saltcoats, Railway Station
Stevenston Stevenston, The Cross
Stranraer Stranraer
Bus Stop Opposite Police Station
Troon Troon, Ivy Cottage, South Beach.
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