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Blackpool, East Lancashire Railway and Lake District Cruise

5 days - from only £389pp


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.


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

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

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

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Day at leisure or Southport

    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

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • 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 cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 3: Bury Market, East Lancashire Railway and Oswaldtwistle Mills

    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

    East Lancashire Railway

    East Lancashire Railway
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    Included Highlights

    • Oswaldtwistle Mills
    • East Lancashire Railway
    • Bury Market
  • Day 4: Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside and Windermere Cruise

    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 cafes.

    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

    Windermere Cruise

    Windermere Cruise
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    Included Highlights

    • Ambleside
    • Bowness-on-Windermere
    • Windermere Cruise
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Image © Liam Barnes, East Lancashire Railway 


You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Liberty’s Hotel in Blackpool.
  • Liberty's Hotel

    Occupying a sought-after location just back from the North Promenade, Liberty’s Hotel is in a great position to take advantage of Blackpool’s incredible attractions, including Blackpool Tower which is just a short walk away. The hotel boasts superb views over the Irish Sea, perfect for watching the world go by after a fun day out, and you’re guaranteed the warmest of welcomes during your stay. Unwind with a drink and socialise with other guests in the relaxing bar and lounge area, and the on-site restaurant serves delicious breakfasts – sure to keep you fuelled for a day of exploring – and an à la carte menu in the evening.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Bath and/or Shower

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.