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PRESENTS THE 30th ANNUAL  “World of Coronation Street” Tour


 August 13th – August 25th, 2019



Day-by-Day Itinerary


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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 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)


Saturday, August 17thCorrie 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 -  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 also some free time to explore the town before we head back to our hotel in Manchester -maybe catch a Corrie episode! (B, T, A)

 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 worlds 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 sightswill 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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