All Aboard for Weatherfield !

      Private Coronation St.Visit, Manchester, Chester & Beatles Liverpool

      CT
      Coronation Travel
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      5 reviews
      Sep 2 - 7, 2024
      Group size: 33 - 42
      All Aboard for Weatherfield !
      Private Coronation St.Visit, Manchester, Chester & Beatles Liverpool

      Coronation Travel
      • Email address verified
      5 reviews

      Sep 2 - 7, 2024
      Group size: 33 - 42

      About this trip

      Our sold out tour in 2023 was a huge success, and we are back again for 2024 with another fantastic trip to our favourite cities and towns in Northern England, including of course our almost real "Weatherfield" that we all know like our own backyards. If you haven't yet come along with us in person to actually walk on the cobbles and in the ginnels, we hope this will be your year ! We are also hoping to get authorization from ITV to put on a special trip in mid August for teachers who can't take advantage of our regular tours. Please send us an email to kmonteith@coronationtravel.com if you are interested in this.    


      Join our very popular and exceptionally entertaining and kind Tour Host/ Manager NEVILLE MACKAY  on this 5 Day trip to Northern England and the working sets of Coronation Street in Manchester, England. Neville is from Nova Scotia, and owns a very successful floral shop by the name of My Mother's Bloomers in Halifax.  www.mymothersbloomers.com .In addition to being a world class florist and floral designer, he is a motivational speaker, an international floral judge, a television and radio personality , an author and a cherished friend to many.  


      If you have never travelled before with "Our Neville" ,prepare to be entertained and looked after royally, and to have a friend for life. Our very own star Neville MacKay has been working with us for many years, and we are thrilled that he is returning again this year, to look after all of our valued clients. Have a look at the following website and short video clip, and learn a bit about Neville in his own words. 


      www.voxagency.ca/neville-mackay


      Our home for the duration of this trip is the fantastic 4 star Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre . The hotel is very highly rated , and in a very convenient central location in Manchester, perfect for getting to just about everything with ease. By staying in one central location for the duration of our trip, there's no more packing and unpacking and dragging luggage every day or two. You can unpack , and settle in for 5 days , and let our experienced coach driver and guides show you around Northern England , and of course get you to the cobbles of Weatherfield.  



      You'll get to meet some of your favourite Corrie Stars on the set, chat with them, take loads of pictures, and perhaps watch some actual filming. ITV always goes out of their way to make our visit very special, and we've never been disappointed .  


      Our dear friend Mark who is known in Manchester as " Mr. Corrie" , will be giving us a great tour of Manchester to start off our week, along with a tour of many locations that have been used in and around Manchester for filming. 


      We have a few special surprises in store for you over the course of this week, and we know you will have a fun, and very memorable trip with a lot of cherished memories and new friends. 


      For all of us who grew up during the 60's,  we' have an even more exciting trip to Liverpool than in past years ,with a professional guide who is a Beatles and British Rock enthusiast .We hope to be able to get to hear one of the iconic Beatles Tribute bands in the Cavern Club on Mathew Street and of course see so many of the places where the Fab Four grew up. 



      This is a great opportunity for many folks to get to walk the cobbles , rub shoulders with some of your favourite cast members, and see some of the gems in the Northern part of England, without having to take two weeks of your vacation time for a longer and more expensive tour.

      You don't want to miss this trip !


      Please remember this is a land only trip , meaning the tour starts and ends at our hotel in Manchester. Airfare is not included.  You will need to arrange your airfare to arrive in Manchester on September 2nd  by mid day, and depart from Manchester on September 7th.

      What’s included

      • Hotel Accommodation
        4 Star Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre Queen or Twin Bedded Rooms
      • Full Breakfast Daily
        At Manchester Hotel Includes VAT
      • Luxury Touring Coach
        Throughout Tour - washroom equipped
      • Free Wifi
        In Manchester Hotel and Rooms
      • Tour Host
        Throughout Tour
      • Welcome Reception
        September 2nd in Manchester Hotel with Canapes, Glass of Beer or Wine
      • Chester Sightseeing
        A Fully guided walking tour with a qualified Blue Badge Guide
      • Liverpool Sightseeing
        Full half day sightseeing tour of Liverpool by coach with Beatles Expert Guide highlighting the Beatles , and if possible a performance by one of the popular Beatles Tribute bands at The Cavern Club
      • Corrie Locations Tour
        Manchester City Highlights, All Things Corrie Talk and filming locations tour by Corrie Specialist
      • Corrie Sets Visit
        Private Group Visit to the current working sets of Coronation Street at ITV Studios. We will be welcomed by our ITV hosts and treated to a few hours of magic. Meet many of the stars, see the sets,
      • Taxes and Fees
        All taxes and fees for included items
      • Special Farewell Dinner
        At Manchester Hotel 3 Course Plated Dinner and just maybe a surprise !

      What’s not included

      • Travel Insurance
        Passengers are strongly encouraged to take out trip cancellation and emergency medical coverage. Proof of emergency medical coverage must be provided before departure.
      • Drinks
        Drinks and Alcoholic Beverages throughout trip, except tea and coffee with breakfast at our hotel
      • Souvenirs
        Any souvenirs and personal items purchased
      • Telephone
        Any charges for telephone and wireless not provided by hotel
      • Gratuities
        Tips to Guides , Coach Driver and Tour Host or Manager are not included but it is customary to tip for good service . See ??? Section following Itinerary and Important Notes
      • Airfare
        Return airfare to Manchester
      • Porterage
        Passengers are responsible for their own luggage
      • Meals not mentioned
        Any meals not mentioned will be at passengers expense
      • Optional Trips
        Any optional trips or excursions are at passengers expense

      Available Packages

      Option 1 Twin /Double Share Land Only
      only 2 left

      5 Days Land Only

      PER PERSON based on two people sharing accommodation twin or double bed . If you are a single traveler see next price option 2. Please note the $2195 price is for each person of two sharing a room. There are no triple share rooms. Please make sure you complete a registration for each of the two people sharing a room. If you are completing a booking for two people who are sharing a room, and will be paying for both those people, change  the number of passengers from 1 to 2.

      If you are 1 of 2 people who will be sharing a room, but both are paying independently, leave the number at 1, make sure you indicate in the questions below who your roommate is , and that person will need to complete a booking form as well before your twin/double room is confirmed.


      Join us at our Central Manchester Hotel late afternoon on September 2nd, 2024. Ends Manchester morning of September 7th.

      Once our minimum numbers have been reached, you can go ahead and book your flights to and from Manchester to arrive by mid afternoon on September 2nd and depart on September 7th. Check out Air Transat flights to and from Manchester from several Canadian gateways. 

      Please do not wait to book your tour . We require 33 passengers to guarantee this tour , and the sooner our numbers are reached, the sooner you can book your flights.


      PLEASE NOTE :If using a credit card you may get an error response saying your payment did not go through. We Travel is a US based travel agency platform and some Canadian credit card companies will flag your payment as a security measure because it is outside of your normal spending habits and city.

      You just need to call the number on the back of your card and advise them it is a transaction you are authorizing, they release the hold and you can then just go back and resend the payment. We Travel is working with Canadian credit card companies to have this issue resolved, but if you do receive a declined payment or error message when you enter your payment, don't panic ! 

      C$2,195
      Option 2 - Single Room Land Only
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      The single supplement is $600.

       

      Exactly the same as what is included in the twin/double rate, however you will have a room to yourself with one bed. Choose this option if you are a single traveller. If you would like us to help you find a roommate of the same sex for you to share a room with, please send us an email after you complete your booking to kmonteith@coronationtravel.com and we will do our best to match you up with another single traveller. You will have to book as a single initially, and we will adjust the rate if we are able to find a person to share with you. In your booking registration ,please also check the box stating you would like to share with someone if we can find a suitable roommate. If we are successful ( which we usually are) your final payment (s) will be adjusted to reflect the twin/double rate. Book your airfare to arrive at our Manchester Hotel  by early afternoon on September 2nd 2024 and depart from Manchester the morning of September 7th, 2024. 


      Once our minimum numbers have been reached, you can go ahead and book your flights. Check out Air Transat flights to and from Manchester from several Canadian gateways. 

      Please do not wait to book. We require 33 passengers to guarantee this tour , and the sooner our numbers are reached, the sooner you can book your flights. We also have limited space on our tour due to the number restrictions from the studios. 


      PLEASE NOTE :If using a credit card you may get an error response saying your payment did not go through. We Travel is a US based travel agency platform and some Canadian credit card companies will flag your payment as a security measure because it is outside of your normal spending habits and city.

      You just need to call the number on the back of your card and advise them it is a transaction you are authorizing, they release the hold and you can then just go back and resend the payment. We Travel is working with Canadian credit card companies to have this issue resolved, but if you do receive a declined payment or error message when you enter your payment, don't panic ! 

      C$2,795

      Available options

      Pre Tour Room Twin/Double p/p Sep 1st
      C$135
      6 left

      This is Per Person with two people sharing the Room Night of September 1st 

      Pre Tour Hotel Room Single Room Sep 1st
      C$245
      only 2 left
      Deposit: C$0

      This is for one person in a single room night of September 1st

      Post Tour Twin/Double Room p/p Sep 7th
      C$135
      5 left

      Per person Post Tour Night of September 7th with two people sharing a room

      Post Tour Hotel Sep 7th Single Room
      C$245
      5 left

      Single room Post Tour Sept 7th 

      August 31st pre tour room twin/ double
      C$145

      A twin/ double room charged per person x2 

      August 31st pre tour room single
      C$260

      One room for one person 



      Itinerary

      Welcome to Manchester
      Day 1 - Mon Sept 2nd Meet and Greet Reception 6-8 PM

      Book your flights to arrive in Manchester throughout the day on Sept 2nd. Our home for the next 5 nights will be the lovely 4 star centrally located Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre Hotel. Guests will receive complimentary wi-fi in all rooms. 

      Due to its central location and professional and courteous staff, as well as great amenities, the hotel is one of the top rated choices for those wanting to be close to everything in the centre of Manchester. Just a 5 minute walk to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station and a short 15-20 minute drive from the airport. 

      Check in is available at 3 PM , but if your flight arrives earlier in the day, you are welcome to leave your luggage with the hotel concierge until 3 PM. 

      We will be hosting an informal Meet & Greet Reception in the Wilson Suite from 6-8 PM this evening.  


      Go grab yourself a bite to eat and do a little wandering downtown before our get together this evening. You are just a couple of minutes walk from a fantastic shopping and pedestrian mall behind Primark, and a fantastic outdoor food market in Piccadilly Gardens.  It's best to conquer jet lag by forcing yourself to stay up until at least 8 PM this evening to adjust your internal clock. Then you'll be sure to fall asleep quickly and be ready for your first full day tomorrow. 


      Our Tour Host Neville MacKay will be in the lobby to greet you at 5:45PM and show you to our Welcome Reception. 

      Come enjoy a few hor's d'oeuvres and a glass of complimentary wine or beer, say hello and pick up your name tags , and get to meet a few of your fellow travelers and Neville. 


      A big welcome to those of you who are travelling with us for the first time, and a sincere "welcome back" to those of you who have been on one or many of our past tours. We are delighted to be sharing this time with you, and trust you will go back home having had a fun and amazing vacation and lots of great memories and new friends !


       

      Your Organizer


      CT
      Coronation Travel
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      Coronation Travel came into being in 2007. https://www.coronationtravel.com Owner/operator Kim Monteith has been in the travel industry for 35 years & earned her CTM ( Certified Travel Manager) designation in 1999. The CTM designation is the highest level of education within the travel industry. Kim managed several travel agencies in both Nova Scotia and PEI and excelled at Group Travel. A die hard Corrie fan herself with a passion for group travel and top customer service made the choice easy to organize Corrie groups. Member of ACTA

      Reviews

      I had a fantastic time! Made new friends, and reconnected with some old friends! The food was good, accommodations were great, and our host, Neville was awesome! Enjoyed every day. Thanks Kim for putting this trip together!
      By Beverly O for RETURN to the ROVER'S RETURN ! on Sep 17, 2023
      It was definately the trip of a lifetime! I enjoyed the many interesting and fun places we visited. The accommodations were wonderful with great food and fantastic staff. Coronation travel took amazing care that even the smallest of details were taken care of. I felt very safe and comfortable the entire trip. They even checked in with us after our flights home to make sure we were all home safe and sound. It was really like traveling with family. I would love to do it all again! Definately recommend traveling with coronation travel! Thank you for a fabulous trip.
      By Kathy W for RETURN to the ROVER'S RETURN ! on Sep 16, 2023
      Had a great time from beginning to end! Comfortable and excellent location for the hotel. The day trips were all very good, and met so many wonderful people……And the tour of Coronation Street was amazing! I would definitely go on this trip again!
      By Kelly S for RETURN to the ROVER'S RETURN ! on Sep 16, 2023
      This trip was well organized with great attention to the details before and during the trip. Each day provided a new and interesting experience with a great balance between organized time and personal time where we explored on our own. The tour guides were knowledgeable and interesting and certainly provided insight into the areas that we visited such as, the Red Rec, Canal, Chester and the Lake District. The visit to the ITV studio was the highlight of the trip with an opportunity to not only tour the sets but also meet many of the actors on Coronation Street. The actors that we met were very welcoming and certainly added to the Coronation Street experience. Finally, both the tour organizer and the tour host were amazing. They were detailed in the organization of the tour, ensured that everyone was included and when a few challenges arose they were quick to provide solutions. A wonderful Trip!
      By Verna R for RETURN to the ROVER'S RETURN ! on Sep 13, 2023
      We have a wonderful time! Kim and Neville were absolutely fantastic. Thank you for the memories!
      By Annette C for RETURN to the ROVER'S RETURN ! on Sep 09, 2023