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Illuminated Tours

Autumn in Blackpool has its own magical atmosphere . . .

Even more so if you choose to take a ride along the illuminated promenade in one of our very unique modes of transport: an illuminated tram or princess carriage!

Illuminated Tram Tours

From September, board a heritage tram to take you on a tour of the Blackpool Illuminations. The heritage tour gives you the opportunity to savour a tour of the Lights either from the higher vantage point of a double decker or, if you’re feeling brave, from one of our open-topped boat trams! 

We have three illuminated tram cars – a Great Western train, built in 1962, HMS Blackpool, built in 1965, and the trawler. Instantly become part of the Illuminations show as passers-by look in wonder at these extraordinary heritage vehicles as they make their way along the seafront.
Western Illuminated Tram
The trams depart regularly from the Pleasure Beach loop, taking you on an unforgettable journey through the Illuminations to Bispham and back again. Please note that you can only board at Pleasure Beach, although passengers can alight on the way back at Bispham, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, North Pier or Pleasure Beach.

Unsurprisingly, the tram tours are very popular and often sell out weeks in advance. We advise booking ahead as soon as you have a tour date in mind.  

Landaus and carriages

If you are looking for something equally special, then Blackpool can provide you with the Cinderella treatment, guaranteeing your own little princes and princesses a memory that will last forever.

The illuminated landaus set off from various parts of the Promenade. Note that prices are set by the horse and carriage owners so do check on prices before you climb aboard your carriage.

Blackpool Illuminations Cinderella carriages