Illuminations Tour

Travel on one of our iconic trams whilst taking in the bright lights of Blackpool’s famous Illuminations.

Where does the tour take me?

Your Illumination Tour will start from our Pleasure Beach Heritage Tram Stop, near the southern end of the ‘The Lights’. The tram will head north along Blackpool’s famous Promenade and Golden Mile whilst going past the thousands of lights that light up the road. You will also pass The Tower and all three piers before heading towards the illuminated and animated tableaux between Cabin and Bispham.

Diagram of our tour route

The tram will continue to Little Bispham before turning around and travelling back to the Pleasure Beach where you first boarded. If you were on the roadside of the tram on the way up, you will be on the seaside of the tram on the way back, so you won’t miss a thing!

As well as our illuminated fleet, we also use other types of heritage trams on our tours. These include our iconic Double Deck Heritage Trams, which from the large windows you will get excellent views of the Illuminations. We also use our Open Top Single Deck Trams, you may need to wrap up warm but the views are something else!

If you would like to learn more of the history of the Illuminated Trams, we have more information and some wonderful old photographs in Our Stories.

If the weather is unsuitable for an open top tram or in the unlikely event that the tram is not operational, we reserve the right to substitute it for an alternate one from our iconic heritage fleet.

How long does the tour last?

The Illumination Tour will take you on a 1-hour return trip to Little Bispham and back, however this can vary as the tour passes through some of the busiest parts of the promenade and operates alongside the regular tram service. Sometimes we have to go slightly slower because of the number of people on the promenade although this means you get more time to enjoy the view!

Where do I catch my tour?

All our Illumination Tours start from our Pleasure Beach Heritage Tram stop, opposite the Pleasure Beach main entrance and just south of the Sandcastle Waterpark.

Tour Prices when booked online

Monday to Thursday
Adults (16+): £8
Children (3-15 years old): £4
Families (2 adults + 2 children, or 1 adult + 3 children): £20

Friday to Sunday
Adults (16+): £10
Children (3-15 years old): £5
Families (2 adults + 2 children, or 1 adult + 3 children): £25

Under 3’s may travel free if they are not occupying a seat. If you would like them to have their own space, please reserve a child seat.

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Optional Extras

At the time of booking, you are able to choose from a small selection of souvenirs. If you purchase any of these, they will be handed to you once you have boarded your tour. They are also available for home delivery, along with over a hundred other items from our online shop.

Accessibility

Due to the age of our trams they do not have any wheelchair accessibility apart from our Western Train Tram which has an electric lift and space for one wheelchair user.

Our trams do have space to carry a folded wheelchair but it does mean all passengers have to be able to board and get to their seat. Whilst our conductors will help all they can, they cannot provide direct physical assistance.

Prams and Luggage

If we have space on the tram we are happy to carry folded prams and push-chairs.

Personal baggage must be placed at your feet in front of you or on your lap. For safety, the walkways have to remain unobstructed.

We are not able to carry bicycles.

Want to know more about the Illuminations?

You will find lots of information about The Illuminations at VisitBlackpool.com which is the tourism arm of Blackpool Council. There is lots of other useful information there too that will help you get the best from your visit to our town.

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