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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.
In September you can board a heritage tram to take you on a tour of the Blackpool Illuminations,  giving 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! 

In October, the Illuminated Trams will join the tours too.  We have three illuminated tram cars – a Great Western train, a frigate and a trawler. When you step on board you will 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
They 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.

This year, due to capacity limitations due to COVID-19, you have to pre-book your Illuminations Tour, you can do this via the website here

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