Blackpool, East Lancashire Railway and Lake District Cruise

Discover the very best of the North West on this fantastic short break! Staying in attraction-packed Blackpool, with its iconic sights and golden beaches, we’ll enjoy a nostalgic journey aboard the East Lancashire Railway, indulge in a spot of shopping at the award-winning Oswaldtwistle Mills, and soak up the scenery of the Lake District with a cruise on Lake Windermere. With a visit to Bury Market and the chance to explore Southport, this tour is brimming with sightseeing opportunities.

5 days from £389pp

Single Room Supplement from £109pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel


Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then on to Blackpool for a four-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Enjoy a day at leisure in Blackpool. From the iconic Blackpool Tower to the three traditional piers, there is so much to keep you entertained.

Alternatively, why not join our optional excursion to Southport? The bustling shops on Lord Street, the elegant pier and beautiful beach are all worth exploring. Delightful Wayfarers Arcade, with its glass and iron-domed roof is worth calling in!

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Southport

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in sterling (cash payments only).

We start the day with a visit to Bury Market, voted the best market in Britain! Right in the heart of the town and attracting locals and visitors alike, you'll find over 370 stalls here, packed with independent traders selling everything from fashion and footwear to, of course, Black Puddings!

Later in the day, we take to the tracks of the East Lancashire Railway for a stunning journey through the beautiful scenery of the West Pennines. With a fascinating history, stretching back to the beginning of the industrial revolution, the East Lancashire Railway has been carrying passengers and goods around the region for almost 200 years.

We round the day off calling in at popular Oswaldtwistle Mills, where we enjoy tea and cake before returning to Blackpool.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Oswaldtwistle Mills
  • East Lancashire Railway
  • Bury Market

Excursion to the beautiful Lake District, England's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site. We visit Bowness-on-Windermere on the shores of Windermere, one of the most popular destinations in the region, packed with quaint shops and cafés.

We enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere from Bowness to Waterhead Pier near bustling Ambleside, at the head of the Lake. Waterhead Pier dates back to 1845, and from here we will make our way to Ambleside where there will be some free time to explore.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Ambleside
  • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Windermere Cruise

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Image © Liam Barnes, East Lancashire Railway 

Single Room Supplement from £109.00 (5 days).


For 2023 dates you will stay for four nights at the 3-star Liberty’s Hotel in Blackpool.

For 2024 dates you will stay for four nights the 3 star Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool.

Lyndene Hotel

Lyndene Hotel

Located on Blackpool's sea promenade the location of the Lyndene offers a perfect base to explore all the resort has to offer. The hotel offers a bar, restaurant , games room and cabaret suite that offers live entertainment nightly. Rooms are classic in style and feature TV, Hairdryer, Tea & Coffee making facilities and free wi-fi.

Location: 303-315 Promenade, , Blackpool , FY1 6AN

Hotel Facilities

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  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower
  • Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

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Single Room Supplement from £109


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