Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours

Share a piece of our moving history

Due to the recent announcement that Blackpool will be entering Tier 3 from Wednesday 02 December, we’ve taken the difficult decision to cancel our Illuminations Tours for the remainder of 2020. All bookings will be automatically cancelled and you will be refunded, you won’t need to contact us about this. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for joining us this year and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Trams 147 and 66 on the Prom

Our Tours

Having been laid-up in our depot for almost 5 months of the Coronavirus Lockdown we have had to make a lot of changes to our operation, our schedules, our ticketing and our trams so that we can return in a safe and responsible manner. Please look carefully at the pages on here as our new services are quite different to those of past years.

We have no further tours planned for the 2020 season.

Line Diagram of the Routes

You can find everything about our tours on their pages at:

Our Trams and Services

Tram 701 at Pleasure Beach

Our Heritage Trams run between Pleasure Beach on South Shore and the town of Fleetwood in the north 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.

With our ModelSaver prices you can get even better value when you buy two or more selected models. See Our Shop for details.

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 Blackpool bargain.

Keeping you safe

As everyone knows, 2020 has been a year like no other. As we started to prepare for a return of our Heritage Tours our first consideration was not so much of how we were going to get the trams back on the rails as how we are going to keep our customers, and our staff, safe in the new coronavirus environment in which we all find ourselves. And this is what we’re doing

135th Anniversary Celebrations

Our 135th Anniversary Celebrations took place on the weekend of 26th and 27th September. If you came along we hope you had a good time – and thank you for your support.

We’ve also got a range of special 135th Anniversary Celebration items available to buy online from Our Shop

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

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

Ghost Tram Tour

Our Ghost Tram tours have now finished for the 2020 season. See you in 2021 for more spooky tales!

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

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

Balloon Trams 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.

Standard 147 at Little Bispham
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 Emma on 01253 209521 (Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm) or get in touch for a no obligation chat to discuss how we can help to enhance your special day.

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.