Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours

Share a piece of our moving history

1 July 2020: We do not yet have a date for when our tram tours and events will be able to restart. We will announce here and on our social media just as soon as we are advised it is safe for us to run once more.

Brush Car 623 at Coral Island

Our Tours

Our Tour Stops and Lines

We operate our Heritage Trams 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.

Many of our Heritage fleet of trams date from the 1930’s when a forward thinking man, Walter Luff, became General Manager of Blackpool Corporation Transport and revitalised the Blackpool tramway with new trams which continued to be the backbone of Blackpool Trams well into the 2000’s. And we are still benefitting from his foresight today.

Our Online Shop

We have over a hundred items for you to choose from in our Online Shop. Many of them you will find nowhere else. Why not pop in to see what we have for you, there’s no queuing and you are welcome to browse for as long as you like.

We’ve now launched our special 135th Anniversary Celebration items.

With Free UK Delivery for orders of £25 and over and sale items available most of the year, you are sure to be able to pick up a bargain.

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Heritage Tram Tours are honoured to have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2020.

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

At the present time all our events and tours are cancelled but when we are able to safely restart our services we will post details here and on our events calendar. At present, any events on the calendar are currently not certain to take place.

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

We’d love for you to let us be part of your special day. A wedding, a birthday or just a friendly get-together.

Tram 147 on the Promenade
Corporate Events

We have lots of experience of being an unobtrusive partner in corporate events. We could be part of yours.

Frigate and Trawler on Illuminations Tour duty
Blackpool Illuminations

A tram really is the best place to see ‘The Lights’. We can provide a private tram for your group.

Call us* on 01253 209521* or get in touch 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.