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Kemptville Travel

 

PRESENTS THE 31st ANNUAL  “World of Coronation Street” Tour

plus 7 night Mediterranean cruise on the Norwegian Epic

 

 AUGUST 2020 EXACT DATES AND PRICES TBC

Cruise Itinerary below :

Barcelona, Spain (EMBARK)

At Sea

Naples, Italy

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

Cannes, France

Palma, Majorca, Spain

Barcelona, Spain (DISEMBARK)

2020 Day-by-Day Itinerary COMING SOON.........

 

2019 ITINERARY BELOW

 

Tuesday, August 13th

Depart for England and the “World of Coronation Street”.

Meet at Toronto Pearson International Airport and embark on your flight to Manchester.

 

Wednesday, August 14th – Cocktail Reception and Dinner.

We touch down in Manchester where our guide will meet us and whisk us to our city centre hotel where you will have time to settle in- rest or unpack- before we meet for a welcome reception and an early informal dinner in the hotel. (D)

 

Thursday, August 15th- Manchester City Sights

What better way to explore the city of Manchester than by land and water? After a drive around to get your bearings and a photo stop at  Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium we take to the famous canal system. Board a traditional barge for sight-seeing and a light lunch before a mid-afternoon return to the hotel.   In the evening, it's time to have your cameras at the ready for nearby relaxed pub dinner with a special surprise guest! (B, L, D)

 

Friday, August 16th – Blackpool
Today we take to the coast and enjoy a day in the famous seaside resort
of Blackpool with its piers, legendary tower, pleasure beach and more.
We'll include admission to the glittery tower ballroom with afternoon
tea and Madam Tussauds waxworks with its Coronation St exhibits!
You'll have free time to explore the town before we head back to our
hotel in Manchester -maybe catch a Corrie episode! (B, T, A)

 

Saturday, August 17th – Corrie Locations
It’s a Corrie crazy day! We travel around Greater Manchester today
taking in some of the classic filming locations featured in the show
down the years. Then, over coffee and cake, at a family run garden
centre Corrie expert Mark Llewellin will entertain you with tales of
Corrie’s past. Then, after a short rest, we take a stroll to dinner at a
city centre restaurant owned by Jennie McAlpine (Fiz). (B, T, D)

 

 

 Sunday, August 18th – Liverpool Sights
Today we head for world-famous city of Liverpool, home of a dazzling
waterfront and birthplace of the Beatles. We will take in some of the
many sights: the two Cathedrals, the Three Graces, Penny Lane,
Strawberry Field, the Cavern Club where the Beatles famously
performed, and Albert Dock for some free time either side of a fish and
chip lunch, where you may choose to visit the Beatles Story. This
evening is free to put your feet up and perhaps enjoy a pint in a local
pub. (B, L)


Monday, August 19th – Salford Quays, Studios
It’s off to the borough of Trafford today – home to ITV studios and the
Coronation Street sets. We’ll have an exclusive tour where you’ll see
inside and outside sets. After a bit of free time to rest up and start
packing we’ll head to a gala dinner with surprise VIP guest. (B, A, D)

Tuesday, August 20th– Manchester – Oxford
This morning after our Corrie fix we bid farewell to
Manchester as we travel to Oxford, City of dreaming spires,
which boasts one of the world’s oldest universities, as well as
some of the most elegant architecture in Europe. Also known
to millions of TV viewers as the setting for Inspector Morse
and Lewis. After a guided walking tour of some of the sights
we check into our Oxford hotel for the next 2 nights and
enjoy dinner in the hotel. (B,D)


Wednesday, August 21st – Highclere Castle
We’re going back in history today as we celebrate one of
British TV’s biggest hits – Downton Abbey. We begin with
walks around Cotswold villages to take in several filming
locations. This afternoon we visit Highclere Castle the family
home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon which doubles
as the home of Grantham family on TV. Time to explore the
Castle, Gardens and Egyptian Exhibition. Tonight is free to
take dinner at your leisure (with or without a Butler!) (B, A)


Thursday August 22nd –Windsor
We leave Oxford for London. En route we visit the historic
town of Windsor and the famous castle which recently
provided the stunning fairytale setting for the marriage of
Prince Harry and Megan, now the Duke and Duchess of
Sussex. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited
Castle in the world and an official residence of Her Majesty
The Queen, whose standard flies from the Round Tower
when she is in residence. Continue to our London hotel to
check in for a 3 night stay and group dinner. (B, A, D)


Friday, August 23rd – London sightseeing
Panoramic half day tour of London city sights will give you
an overview of the best the capital has to offer - Westminster
Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, St Pauls Cathedral, and
Harrods to name a few. Calling at Buckingham Palace we
visit the magnificent State Apartments as we celebrate the
Royal family. The evening is free for you to take in dinner,
perhaps enjoy a West End stage show or take an evening
walk by the Thames. (B, A)


Saturday, August 24th - Free day London
Enjoy a free day – whether it’s shopping at Harrords, visiting
the Tower of London, enjoying a river tour or taking in a
matinee theatre show – the royal city of London is your
oyster. For our last evening together join your fellow group
members for our farewell dinner. (B, D)


Sunday, August 25th - London to Canada
All good things must come to an end so it’s farewell to
London as we transfer to the airport for our return flight. (B.)

 

 

 

 

Initials in brackets mean:
B. = Full English Breakfast T. = Afternoon Tea D. = Dinner A. = Admissions

 

Note: This itinerary may be subject to substitutions or changes.

 

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