This is a really unforgettable weekend, very English experience, laden with a delighting plethora emotions and cultural delight. Well, it’s a little bit of driving, but if there is beautiful and stress-vanquishing English countryside just out of the windows, why not enjoy these moments of life and relax? Autumn just wouldn’t be the same without a trip to Blackpool’s world-famous northern lights – the Blackpool Illuminations. Over three million visitors a year can’t be wrong!
The programme includes: transfers, hotel with English breakfast, tour guide services, as well as many pleasant surprises along the way.
Day 1: Blackpool Illuminations
Since 1881 Blackpool has always been a bristling resort with a population of 14,000 and a promenade complete with piers, fortune-tellers, public houses, trams, donkey rides, fish-and-chip shops and theatres – all still there, despite the common trend for Brits to go to abroad for holidays. Blackpool's major attractions and landmarks include the Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Illuminations, the Pleasure Beach Blackpool, the Winter Gardens,and the UK's only surviving first-generation tramway. The tramway dates back to 1885 and is one of the oldest electric tramways in the world. It is run by Blackpool Transport (BTS) as part of the Metro Coastlines network, owned by Blackpool Borough Council. The tramway runs for 11 miles (18 km) and carries 6,500,000 passengers each year. It is also one of only a few operational tramways in the world that operates using double-deck tram system. Others examples using this system include the Hong Kong Tramways system and Alexandria Tram in Egypt.
Day 2: Chester
Chester, is a city in Cheshire. Facing the River Dee, close to the border with Wales, it is home to 80,121 inhabitants. Chester's four main roads, Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridge, still following routes laid out almost 2,000 years ago. Chester was founded as a "Castrum" or Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix . One of the three main Roman army bases, Deva later became a major settlement in the Roman province of Britannia. Chester was one of the last towns in England to fall to the Normans in the Norman conquest of England. The more unusual landmarks in the city are the city walls, the Rows and the black-and-white architecture. The most prominent buildings in the city centre are the town hall and the cathedral, seat of the Bishop of Chester since 1541 other than being a centre of worship, administration, ceremony and music. The most important surviving structure from the medieval era is Chester Castle, history of which dates back to 1070.