In a first for Tornado, travel with us to see the world famous Blackpool Illuminations. Described as the ‘greatest free light show on earth’, the illuminations have been delighting since 1879. This year, visitors will marvel at over 1 million individual lights stretching over ten kilometres.
Steam hauled from the start, ‘The Illuminati’ departs from Birmingham a little before midday, heading through the West Midlands and onto the Potteries and Stoke on Trent. We then journey via Crewe and enjoy a fast run to Preston before heading for the coast and Blackpool. We arrive as the last of the daylight fades and the illuminations are switched on. Please note our train will be hauled by a diesel locomotive from Preston to Blackpool.
We will have around three and a half hours to explore the lights, perhaps travelling by tram or just walking the promenade. We then return via our outward route with Tornado heading our train from Blackpool.
Onboard we will offer our usual range of classes but in First Class Dining we will offer a special Champagne Afternoon Tea on the outward and a four course evening meal on the return.