Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours

Share a piece of our moving history

Please note all our tram tours and events are cancelled until further notice.

Brush Car 623 at Coral Island

Our Tours

Our Tour Stops and Lines

We operate most weekends throughout the year and every day between Easter and early November.

The Promenade Tour service operates between Pleasure Beach and North Pier & Tower up to every 20 minutes from 10am to 5pm on most of our operating days but check our timetable for the day of your visit.

We also have 11 weekends in the year where we run a Gold Service of six or more trams which run between Pleasure Beach or Starr Gate and Fleetwood.

Our Trams and Services

Tram 701 at Pleasure Beach

Our Heritage Trams run most weekends throughout the year, daily during most UK school holidays and, of course, operate our famous Autumn Illumination Tours.

Along with our Heritage Buses, the trams are also available for hire to help you celebrate your special occasion. So, whether you want to hire a tram, join us for one of our regular events or just enjoy a very special ride along Blackpool’s Promenade, we have something to offer for everyone.

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Heritage Tram Tours are honoured to have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2020.
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The Blackpool Tramway now has a fleet of modern low-floor trams to quickly and efficiently transport thousands of people every day. However, the best of the iconic and original Heritage Trams, many of which are over 80 years old, have been retained and superbly restored, and these are available to offer you a traditional tram ride along Blackpool’s famous coastline.

A Unique Experience

Nowhere else in the UK can you still ride on a Heritage Tram on the line for which it was originally built – making your journey with us a totally unique experience!

Boat tram pauses at Pharos Street
Frigate and Trawler on Illuminations Tour duty

Special Events and Tours

In addition to running our scheduled Heritage Tram service we also operate a variety of Special Events.

Bolton 66 tram at Norbreck North

We will be updating our Special Events and Tours page throughout the year with more information about each event as and when they are announced.

ballons at Tower North Pier

Planning a wedding, birthday or other special event?

Private Hire

Why not hire a Heritage Tram from us to help you celebrate? One of our Heritage Trams would be a talking point for years to come!

Balloon Tram and Flexity at Fisherman's Walk
Weddings & Special Days

Whether you are a Blushing Bride, Birthday Boy or just want somewhere unusual to get together with friends. We even have a designated parking space right outside the promenade Wedding Chapel.

Tram 147 on the Promenade
Corporate Events

We can play an unforgettable part in your corporate event. Please get in touch and we can discuss how we can provide that extra something.

Frigate and Trawler on Illuminations Tour duty
Blackpool Illuminations

We are part of the history of the Illuminations and provide tours each autumn – it really is the best way to see ‘The Lights’. We can provide a private tram for your group even picking you up from outside of your Promenade hotel.

Call us* on 01253 209521* or email us for a no obligation chat to discuss how we can help to enhance your special day.

* currently unattended due to Coronavirus Lockdown

The Real Drive

Blackpool is absolutely unique in that it has the first and only continuously operating electric tramway in the UK and now offers the opportunity to come and drive one of our fleet of heritage trams.

707 and 718 Balloons

You have an opportunity that you can’t have anywhere else in the world – to drive a real heritage tram on a real operating tramway that has been in continuous use for 135 years.