Blackpool & the Tower Ballroom

Blackpool & the Tower Ballroom

Blackpool & the Fylde Coast including entrance to the legendary Tower Ballroom


Blackpool & the Fylde Coast including entrance to the legendary Tower Ballroom


Named after the peat-stained stream which drained nearby Marton Mere (now the Marton Mere Nature Reserve) into the sea, "Black Pool" is blessed with miles of beautiful sandy beaches. In Victorian times it became the most popular of seaside resorts for the masses streaming out of Manchester, Preston and Liverpool. Fondly renowned for its fresh air and fun, "Kiss Me Quick" hats and saucy postcards, the town remains a major holiday destination. It is also home to one of the country's top amusement parks, Blackpool Pleasure Beach - more than seven million annual visitors can't be wrong!  Take a leisurely stroll along the promenade, or a take a tram ride along the Golden Mile.


Major attractions

  • Blackpool Tower opened in 1894; it has been a dominant landmark of the Blackpool skyline since that time. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris,  France it is 158 metres in height. Beneath the tower is a complex of leisure facilities, entertainment venues and restaurants, including the world famous Tower Ballroom and Tower Circus. Did you know it takes seven years to paint the tower from top to bottom!

  • Step into the sensationally stylish Blackpool Tower Ballroom and prepare to be lost in a world of elegant charm and refined beauty. Dating back to 1894, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is world famous for its unique sprung dance floor and spectacular architecture and remains to this day a destination for dance fans from across the globe. You can dance the day away to the sounds of the famous Wurlitzer organ amidst this stunning setting, or watch from the sidelines as you enjoy a delicious afternoon tea. Whether you want to glide around the dance floor, relax at your table or spectate from up on the balconies, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is an experience you will never forget. You’ll be entranced by magic of The Ballroom and want to return time and time again, as so many of our regular guests already do.


  • North Pier - The northernmost of Blackpool's three piers. It includes a small shopping arcade, a small tramway and the North Pier Theatre toward the end of the pier. Central Pier, the middle pier, includes a large  Ferris wheel and shops. South Pier, the southernmost pier. Almost directly opposite the Pleasure Beach, it houses a theme park.


  • The Winter Gardens  is a large entertainment and conference venue in the town centre. It includes the Opera House (one of the largest theatres in Europe), Pavilion Theatre, Empress Ballroom, Spanish Hall, Arena and Olympia.


  • Stanley Park  Grade II historic park and gardens with golf course, cricket club, sports arena, lake, art deco restaurant, model village, gardens, etc.

In contrast to Blackpool, just along the coast is Lytham St Annes, here you can enjoy peaceful parks, beautiful gardens and admire the old half-timbered buildings. There is a fine promenade and lovely sandy beach.


Lytham/St Annes

Lytham Green looks out towards the Ribble Estuary to Southport and North Wales. Lytham features the iconic windmill, the Georgian Lytham Hall, beautiful parks and gardens and of course stunning golf courses. You’re never far away from a wide choice of places to eat and boutique shops.

With a wide open sandy beach, Victorian pier, sand dunes, beach huts and plenty of fun for the family, St Anne’s on the Sea is a popular destination and has many top class hotels and welcoming guest houses. There’s plenty of shops, beautiful parks and gardens and events throughout the year.



Southport is a traditional Victorian seaside town - but with a contemporary twist. It combines beautiful beaches, family attractions and the UK's oldest iron pier with fantastic shopping, a superb choice of restaurants and world-class golf. Southport has over 20 miles of unspoilt coastline, the largest area of undeveloped sand dunes in the UK and several impressive parks & gardens. Head over to the Pier and take a trip on the tram, relax in the Pavilion for refreshments and wonderful views of the beach!


Monday 4th March

A mid morning departure from Cumbria for the journey south to Fleetwood, time at leisure for lunch and a visit to the market before continuing to Blackpool and our hotel the Imperial, Welcome tea/coffee and cakes are served as we settle into our seafront surroundings. Dinner in the hotel tonight is a 1940’s 'we’ll meet again' theme, complimentary bar 18.00 - 24.00.


Tuesday 5th March

A morning visit to the twin resorts of Lytham and St Annes, we return to the hotel after lunch. In the afternoon we have a guided heritage tour of our historic hotel, there is more to the Imperial hotel than meets the eye, from hidden Turkish baths, to guests that included Sir Winston Churchill, Charles Dickens & Fred Astaire, today you can discover it all. We conclude the tour with a demonstration of how to make and obviously taste the famous Mayflower Spirit cocktail. We complete the afternoon with a cream tea. Dinner in the hotel, complimentary bar 18.00-24.00.

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Wednesday 6th March

After breakfast in the hotel, we have an included excursion to the Victorian seaside resort of Southport. Dinner in the hotel tonight - complimentary bar 18.00 - 24.00.

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Thursday 7th March

Morning at leisure to explore Blackpool, in the afternoon we include admission to the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Dance the afternoon away to sounds from the Wurlitzer Organ or watch from the side lines as you enjoy your afternoon tea. Dinner in the hotel, complimentary bar 18.00-24.00.

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fiday 8th March

We leave our hosts at the Imperial and head to the world famous Bury Market, time for lunch before heading home to Cumbria.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel is a grand 19th Century hotel recalling the opulence and glamour of this famous resort’s Victorian heyday, with all the comforts of modern life.

Situated on North Promenade, The Imperial Hotel is a Blackpool landmark and has welcomed a host of royalty, politicians, statesmen and stars of both the stage and screen over the years. The hotel enjoys spectacular views of the beach to the sea and is close to all major attractions.

All 180 bedrooms have hospitality tray, TV, trouser press, seating area, hairdryer & wifi.

The delightful Palm Court restaurant is a stately Victorian gem – full of grandeur and opulence. Boasting wonderful sea views, diners can soak in the scenery while enjoying fine dining from the table d’hôte menu that changes quarterly, according to the seasons, along with a range of daily specials.

Delicious afternoon teas, with mouth-watering homemade cakes and scones, are very popular and are served daily in the lounges. 

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
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Shap Village Hall Shap
Tebay Old Services Car Park Tebay
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Old Bus Station Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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