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Heritage Tram Tours

Heritage Tram Tours

Our fabulous and unique collection of heritage trams will be out and about again throughout 2020 giving the opportunity to sample a fabulous promenade tram ride on a prestigious Heritage Tram. As iconic a part of Blackpool as the Tower, come and relive the many eras of Blackpool's Tramway from the art deco era of the heady thirties when streamline was all the rage to the Retro bus-style trams of the 1980's!

Two of our Heritage trams are usually in service and will be operating every weekend and daily during most UK school holidays. On our Gold Event weekends we have 6 or more Heritage Trams in service each day, head here to view our Heritage Tram Tour days of operation and timetables.

Boarding only at our special circular green stops at Pleasure Beach Loop (next to the Sandcastle), North Pier/Tower (next to the Wedding Chapel),  Cabin, and Bispham our promenade tours usually operate between 10:00 and 17:00 although please check our timetables for exact times.

Heritage Tour Tickets

Promenade Tour (up to 2 ROUND TOURS Pleasure Beach - North Pier / Tower/ Cabin / Bispham).

Adult

£4.00

Child

£2.00

  • Promenade tour tickets are valid for up to 2 round trips between Pleasure Beach and North Pier/Tower and to/from Cabin and Bispham on selected tours. Tour journey may be broken at the other end. Limited tours operate to Cabin and Bispham on event weekends
  • Buy from the conductor onboard a Heritage Tram or via the Blackpool Transport mobile app.
  • Child fares valid between the ages of 5 and 15 inclusive. Under 5s go free.

Coastal Tour (Pleasure Beach/North Pier -  Cleveleys or Fleetwood)

Adult

£6.00

Child

£3.00

  • 1 round trip. Tour journey may be broken at the other end.
  • These tickets provide a round trip back to your boarding point from any Heritage Tour stop between Pleasure Beach and Bispham or North Pier and Fleetwood.
  • Please check with your conductor to ensure the journey you are boarding returns to your departure point.
  • Remember that our heritage trams only stop at our special circular green Heritage Tram Stops.
  • Tickets can be purchased on board from our friendly team of conductors but please note that we only accept cash and carry limited change so the correct fare is always appreciated. You can also purchase Coastal Tour tickets via the Blackpool Transport mobile app.
  • Blackpool1 tickets and ENC passes are not valid on heritage trams.

Heritage Day Travelcards

Adult Day Travelcard: £12.00

Child Day Travelcard: £6.00

Family Day Travelcard: £28.00*

  • Tickets can be used on our whole network (buses and trams) as well as our Heritage trams.
  • Family ticket is 2 adults and up to 3 children or 1 adult and up to 4 children

A Concession Day ticket is available for £10 which is valid on Heritage Tram Tours only

Special Events

In addition to our usual tours along the main promenade, we also have event weekends which see six of our Heritage trams out and about and run all the way to Bispham, Cleveleys and Fleetwood.

18 & 19 January

15 & 16 February

14 & 15 March

Winter Gold

11, 12 & 13 April

Easter Gold

8,9 & 10 May

VE Day Bank Holiday Gold

23, 24 & 25 May

Spring Bank Holiday Gold

20 & 21 June

Totally Models Weekend (displays at Rigby Rd)

18 & 19 July

Tram Sunday Weekend

29, 30 & 31 August

August Bank Holiday

26 & 27 September

135 Anniversary Spectacular 

21 & 22 November

Winter Gold

Also don’t miss our famous Tours of the Illuminations which depart ONLY from our stop at Pleasure Beach Loop each evening at dusk from 5th September through until 8th November. Boarding ONLY at Pleasure Beach, passengers may alight on the way back at Bispham, Cabin, North Pier / Tower or Pleasure Beach.

Want more information? Visit our Heritage website for the latest events and news.

FAQ's

  • Can we pre-book tours? - Generally no, just turn up and pay the conductor on board The only pre-bookable tours are Great British Night Out, Ghost Tours and other special events where advertised
  • Do you operate every day? - Promenade Tours operate most weekends & school holidays. Illumination Tours operate every evening during the Illuminations except Switch-On weekend when the tramway is closed at North Pier for the Switch-On event. Illumination Tours start from Switch-On time until 9pm Sun-Fri & until 10pm Sat
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  • What time is best to catch an Illumination Tour? - The first tours are always busiest and then get quieter during the evening, around an hour after switch on time is best for a shorter wait! Saturdays are our busiest! Tours take just over an hour and operate around every 20 minutes. We operate extra trams on Saturdays and October Half Term holidays  
  • Where do we catch an Illuminations Tour? - ONLY from Pleasure Beach Heritage Stop you can alight an Illuminations tour at other Heritage Tram Stops on the return journey but cannot reboard
  • Are all trams illuminated? - We use a mix of Illuminated and Heritage trams. You get a great view of the Illuminations from the top deck of our Double Deckers!
  • Can I get off and rejoin a tour (split tour)? - Daytime tours-Yes, Illumination tours-No
  • Are Blackpool Transport Saver/Day/24/One tickets valid on Heritage Tram Tours - No. Heritage Day Travelcards are available which also include modern tram and bus services
  • Can we buy Heritage Day Travelcards on all trams and buses - Yes, Heritage Day Tickets can be bought on any Blackpool Transport bus or tram service, remember and ask for HERITAGE. Heritage Day Tickets: Adult £12, Child £6, Family £28 - includes all Heritage trams plus modern trams and buses
  • Can we buy Heritage Tram Tickets online or on the Blackpool Transport App - Our Heritage Travelcards are available on the Blackpool Transport app when we operate daily during holiday periods and Illuminations
  • Can we pay by Debit/Credit Card on board – No, we only accept cash on our tours. You can also buy our Travelcards at our Travelshop on Market Street and at the Tourist Information office on the Promenade
  • Are concession passes accepted on Heritage Trams - No, these are not valid for tours
  • Are Heritage Day Tickets valid for 24 hours - No, only valid on the day of purchase
  • Can I hire a Heritage Tram - Yes, call Emma on 01253 209521 for more details! 

 

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