Meet your favourite Corrie Stars on the set, chat with them, take loads of pictures, and perhaps watch some actual filming during their DIAMOND 60th Anniversary year. Immerse yourself in the Beatles history in Liverpool, cruise on the River Dee in Chester, bargain at the famous Kirkgate Market in Leeds, walk the famous walls of York, explore the world famous York Minster cathedral, and shop in The Shambles. After our tour of Northern England and all the excitement of our PRIVATE visit to the studios , then fly off to romantic Venice, Italy ,and embark on a 7 night cruise, sailing the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas to the legendary Greek Islands of Santorini and Mykonos and breathtaking cities of Split and Dubrovnik, Croatia . Finally visiting Ancona , Italy before returning to Venice. Fully escorted by our amazing Tour Host, Neville MacKay, who through his wonderful sense of humour and sincere caring and kind nature has endeared himself to hundreds of our past guests. For those who have gotten to know Marilyn who has been our UK Tour Manager on many of our trips, due to the short length of our time in England, she won't be with us on this particular trip, but we are hoping her schedule will permit her to be with us on our last day in England, and back with us on future in depth tours throughout the UK.
With a shortened trip to England, this is a great opportunity for many folks to get to walk the cobbles , rub shoulders with your favourite cast members, see a bit of England without having to take two weeks of your vacation time for one of our longer and more expensive tours.
If you are short on time, or just want to experience the magic of being on the sets of Coronation Street, you won't want to miss this trip ! PLEASE NOTE : When you get to the payment page, if when you submit, it comes back with an error message "failed" , it just means that your credit card company recognizes the amount is not your normal spending habits, and has put a temporary hold on the amount. You just need to call the number on the back of your card and advise it is actually you and the amount is authorized. It seems to happen more frequently with Mastercard, but is very common with credit card companies today as they ramp up security measures to protect their credit card holders. Once you do that, they release the hold and you can process your payment. While it can be an inconvenience, these measures are in place these days to protect you.
Choose the Full 14 Day Itinerary August 30th - September 12th, 2020 with private Coronation Street set visit during their 60th Anniversary, plus the 7 Day Cruise from Venice,Italy to Santorini and Mykonos, Greece plus Split and Dubrovnik, Croatia,and Ancona Italy, or if you are short on time, just join us for the first 6 days in England. August 30th-Sept 4th.
Whatever your choice, you won't be disappointed, as the first 6 days will be packed with wonderful sights and experiences as you learn about some of the special spots in Northern England, and get to take part in our PRIVATE visit to the inside and outside sets of Coronation Street in Manchester, England..
ITV has graciously welcomed us again for our 16th private visit, to rub shoulders with many of the current cast members, and perhaps even get to be present during some actual filming. With it being their 60th Anniversary of the show, there will no doubt be some exciting story lines in the works, and how amazing it will be when you tell other Corrie fans you were there on the actual sets during this special anniversary year.
For those with some more time to spare, you won't want to miss this extended, and well priced trip option.* Up until January 15th, 2020, Coronation Travel is offering a $100 Early Booking Discount to each passenger who books the entire trip with the cruise. Just enter the Discount code EBB14DAY in the package selection section. It won't work after January 15th, 2020, so book early.
Our charming and fun Tour Host Neville MacKay will fly with the group from Manchester to Venice, Italy, on September 4th for overnight in Venice, before boarding our beautiful cruise ship for a fun filled 7 night cruise that visits Split and Dubrovnik, Croatia, Mykonos and Santorini, Greece, and finally Ancona, Italy before arriving back in Venice.
At just under 70,000 Tons, our ship boasts 13 decks ( most named for famous composers) 8 bars and discos, two swimming pools, casino, spa, 4 diningrooms, a power walking track, fitness centre, spa and massage salons, a steam bath, a two story theatre with first class entertainment. There will be no lack of things to do while on board, but the majestic sights of the places we will visit will surely be the highlight. The idyllic Greek Islands of Santorini and Mykonos with their beautiful white and blue buildings against the sparkling Mediterranean Sea will forever be etched in your memory. Exceptional food to sample, lively music and dancing, all against one of the most beautiful backdrops in the world.
Croatia is one of the safest and most beautiful countries to visit in the Mediterranean. The crime rate in Croatia is extremely low, and it is very quickly becoming one of the top tourist destinations. With a very pleasant climate averaging about 28 degrees celsius, it makes for perfect weather for exploring the capital Dubrovnik located on the Adriatic Sea. The second largest city in Croatia is Split, located on the Dalmation Coast. Split (Spalato in Italian) is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. ... With an enchanting old town idiosyncratically tucked into the ruins of a ancient Roman palace, Split is one of the jewels of Croatia’s glittering Adriatic coast.
The port town of Ancona, Italy( population 101,000) is often forgotten with all of the big cities and romantic areas to discover throughout Italy. A wander through this town will give you a true sense of what life is like in many Italian towns.
Pasetto is considered one of the most beautiful metropolitan beaches in all of Italy, and the caves of Passetto are a regular meeting place for the city’s inhabitants, since the early 1900s. The caves offer lovely shade from the hot summer days and are a nice quiet corner to enjoy the sea on which Ancona was built, yet distant enough from the city to enjoy a little getaway.
In a sense, the caves are a key part of Ancona’s history, with generation after generation visiting the sea, and you can almost always hear the laughter of young children weaving in and out the caves as they play on the beach, while old fishermen lead their boats out, onto the sea.
It was founded by Greek settlers from Syracuse around 387 BC and its old town, crowned by a dramatically sited cathedral, harbours many reminders of its long history: archaeological artefacts, Roman arches, Romanesque churches, and Renaissance palazzi that glow softly in the evening light. Linger long enough in the hilltop parks, lively boulevards and cafe-rimmed piazzas and you'll start to see the unique beauty of this seafront capital.
Come with us on this amazing adventure, and create some beautiful memories to treasure for a lifetime.
6 Days Land Only
Based on two people sharing accommodation twin or double bed . If you are a single traveller see next price option. Please note the $2188 price is for each person of two sharing a room. Please make sure you complete a registration for each of the two people sharing a room and in the number of passengers change it from 1 to 2.
If you wish to book the 7 day cruise option, please go to Option 2 England with Cruise and Choose either the applicable Twin/Double option or the Single Option.
Join us at our Central Manchester Hotel late afternoon on August 30th, 2020. Ends Manchester morning of September 4th.
Book your flights to and from Manchester to arrive by mid afternoon on August 30th and depart on September 4th. Please do not book your flights until we advise our minimum numbers have been reached.
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 want only the England and Corrie trip, but 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to match you up with another single traveller. 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 August 30th and depart from Manchester the morning of September 4th, 2020. Please do not book your flights until we advise our minimum numbers have been reached.
This option includes everything in Option 1, plus your flight from Manchester to Venice, overnight hotel in Venice and transfers from the airport to Venice hotel and cruise port.
The price is per person Twin or Double bed. You can request an upgrade to an oceanview or balcony cabin on the cruise here, right after all the different package options, there is a menu to select any upgrade requests.The prices for the upgrade request options are PER PERSON not per cabin.
Please make sure if you are completing one registration for two people that you change the 1 in the number of passengers to a 2 . It will then bring up a registration form for the second person as well.If as in the case of two friends sharing a cabin you both want to complete your own registration, just leave the number as 1, and make sure you indicate on each registration form the name of the person you will be sharing with. In a registration for two people you will also have to change the number from 1 to 2 for the cabin upgrade option. If you are both filling out individual registration forms, just leave the number as 1, and make sure you have stated on your registration form who you will be sharing with.
We can't guarantee your upgrade request, but will do our best to secure it. Rates might change slightly from those stated based on availability. If so, you will be given the option to accept or decline the upgrade.
Book your airfare to arrive at our Manchester Hotel by mid afternoon on August 30th and return to Canada from Venice, Italy after 12 noon on September 12th. Please do not book your flights until we advise our minimum numbers have been reached.
Exactly the same as what is included in the twin/double rate, however you will have a room /cabin to yourself with one bed. Choose this option if you want both the England and Corrie trip, plus the Cruise but 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 /cabin with, please send us an email after you complete your booking to email@example.com and we will do our best to match you up with another single traveller. 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 August 30th and depart from Venice after 12 noon on September 12th, 2020. Please do not book your flights until we advise our minimum numbers have been reached.
Book your flights to arrive in Manchester throughout the day on August 30th. Our home for the next 5 nights will be the lovely 4.5* 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.
Our Tour Host Neville MacKay will be in the lobby to greet you at 3:45PM and show you to our Welcome Reception.
Enjoy a few hors d'oeuvres and a glass of complimentary wine or beer as you get to know your fellow travellers 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 !
As you will no doubt be tired after your overnight flights, no group dinner is planned for this evening. Get a good rest and be ready for a full day tomorrow with our 8AM departure.