Lancashire

Liverpool

Cultural capital, birthplace of The Beatles and UNESCO world Heritage Site, Liverpool has world-class attractions, a proud sporting history and beautiful coast and countryside- making it the perfect location for a UK city break.  Liverpool is officially the World Capital of Pop, with more number 1 hits than any other city.  You can hear live music anywhere from a top arena to an intimate bar-room venue.  With more that its share of fabulous theatres showcasing every style of performance, cinemas and comedy nights, night-time Liverpool has many attractions of interest to visit including the Albert Dock, the world famous Cavern, the Liverpool quarters and Chinatown to name a few.

 

4th – 7th August 2019 4 nights £469pp

Half Board.  Single Supplement £88pp.

The Atlantic Tower Hotel

The magnificent Atlantic Tower Hotel offers modern accommodation whilst overlooking Liverpool’s famed UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront Site.  Ideally located just a short walk away from some of Liverpool’s most popular attractions – the Liver Building, the new Liverpool One shopping district, Albert Dock and Liverpool Echo Arena, this newly refurbished hotel makes a perfect base from which to explore and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the city.  The stunning en-suite rooms are spacious and elegantly furnished in rich tones that enhance the calming warm ambience of the hotel.  All come with a flat screen LCD TV, coffee/tea making facilities, work desk and Wi-Fi internet access.

 

Excursions Include:-  Liverpool Guided Tour including boat trip on the River Mersey, Anderton Boat Lift and Port Sunlight Village which includes a one hour guided tour.

Blackpool

There’s nothing quite like a holiday at the seaside, and Blackpool is one of the best beach resorts you will find in the UK.  It was even recently awarded its first ever Blue Flag, putting it on par with other world renowned sites.  Why not relax on the beach, take a dip in the sea or enjoy an ice cream along the promenade in Blackpool.  Of course, Blackpool is also the only British beach resort to boast three fabulous piers, so don’t forget to pay these a visit as part of your holiday.  Famous for its Golden Mile which boasts the Great Promenade Show!  A giant mirror ball will leave you reflecting on an aesthetically pleasing stretch of rejuvenated promenade at South Beach.  It’s part of the Great Promenade Show where some of the country’s top artists and designers have created two kilometres of gob smacking sculptures and lighting.  It’s certainly a break from the norm for Blackpool, but one that has gone down a storm with visitors.  Mixing with the old school seaside resort, Blackpool’s gone all continental with its own Spanish-style Steps.  When in Blackpool, do as the Romans do!  Walk a little further down the beach, past Sea Life Blackpool and Madame Tussauds, and you’ll reach the central pier.  Its most striking feature is its 108ft high ferris wheel, which gives you a unique perspective of Blackpool and affords superb views across the Irish Sea.  As you can see, there are plenty of exciting ways to keep yourself occupied along Blackpool’s brilliant beaches.  The only question is, how will you fit everything in?

The North Shore Hotel (formerly Manhattan Hotel)

Due to the closuer if the Ashton Park Hotel in St Annes, Jay & Kay had to find a new hotel for our illuminations tour in 2018.  We decided on The Manhattan Hotel, which proved a very good move as we had a great time.  Recently under new ownership, the name has changed to THE NORTH SHORE HOTEL and is set for major refurbishment in January 2019, and we look forward to seeing the new layout this year.  The hotel is ideally situated on Blackpool’s North Promenade, arguably one of the best positions on Blackpool’s seafront, close enough to all the fabulous attractions, yet far enough away from all the nighly noisy areas,  The hotel enjoys magnificent views of the Irish Sea, miles of golden sand and the North Pier.  The North Shore Hotel is renowned for excellent service, superb nightly entertainment and lovely home cooked cuisine.  A lift serves all floors, although some rooms do have stairs to negotiate, due to split level landings.  All bedrooms are fully en-suite, with central heating, hospitality tray and colour television.

12th – 16th June 2019 4 nights £229pp
7th – 11th August 4 nights £279pp
2nd – 6th October 2019 4 nights Illuminations Tour £299pp

Prices are per person on half board basis. No single supplement on allocated singles.

Excursions Include:

June & August – Full day to the Lake District, firstly visiting the exquisite market town of Kendal before driving to Bowness on Windermere for a leisurely cruise on the famous lake (included).  Half day to Fleetwood on market day, or stay on board the coach for the Designer Outlet, arriving back at the hotel just after lunchtime to enjoy some of the fabulous attractions in Blackpool.  Free day for more exploring of Blackpool’s fascinating attractions.

October – Full day to Liverpool, the city of culture.  The city boasts an array of landmarks, history and culture and to view many landmarks we take a 50 minute Mersey River cruise, with an informative commentary (included).  Half day to Fleetwood on market day, or stay on board the coach for the Designer Outlet, arriving back at the hotel just after lunchtime to enjoy some of the fabulous attractions, after our evening meal we board the coach for a dazzling trip through the world famous illuminations.  Free day for more exploring of Blackpool’s fascinating attractions.

 

 

Southport

The traditional seaside town of Southport is a fabulous alternative to the bright lights of Blackpool.  described as sophisticated, cosmopolitan and vibrant, Southport is the perfect place to enjoy a traditional British seaside break.  Southport has beautuful beaches, un-spoilt coastline, one of the oldest piers in the UK along with a superb choice of restaurants, pubs, world-class golf courses, family attractions and a vibrant events programme, a tradition that’s over 100 years old, creating many happy memories in the process.  It really is the perfect destination.

 

The Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa

 

The Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa in Southport is noted for its exceptional range of facilities and excellent standards of service.  Over recent years it has been thoughtfully refurbished to offer you comfort you expect in the best location for a hotel in Southport.  The hotel boasts a superb health club and spa facilities and a wide range of beauty and health treatments.  Included in all rooms are a hospitality tray, telephone, telephone, internet and multi-channel TV Facilities.

20th – 24th May 2019 4 nights £389pp
18th – 22nd August 2019 4 nights £409pp

Half Board.  No single supplement on allocated singles.

Excursions Include:-

Full day to Tatton Park with entry to the Mansion, gardens and park.  Full day to Liverpool including a River Mersey cruise.