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32nd Annual World of Coronation Street Tour 202332nd Annual World of Coronation Street Tour 2023

Kemptville Travel
“World of Coronation Street” Tour
+ 9-night Mediterranean Cruise
June 11 – 27th, 2023

Sunday , June 11th  Depart for Barcelona
Meet your fellow group members at Toronto Pearson International Airport and embark on your flight to the Spanish city of Barcelona.

Monday, June 12th – Arrive  Barcelona
Upon arrival in Barcelona transfer to  your city centre hotel for some free time to explore the city or relax.

Tuesday June 13th  - Barcelona, Spain (EMBARKATION)- Depart 5pm
This morning enjoy some free time  before we transfer to Norwegian Epic- your home for the next 9 days.  The capital of Catalonia -Barcelona is a place of palpable history, where you can lose yourself strolling down the medieval streets of the Barri Gotic. It's a city designed to delight the senses: visit other-worldly Modernista churches like Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia or treat yourself at a street side cafe to Patatas Bravas or a Passion Fruit Mojito. (B)

Wednesday June 14th - Cannes France Arr 8:30am Dep 6:30pm
Shore excursion options abound – perhaps a tour where you drive up Suquet Hill for a view of the city, sea and Lerins Island - fabulous dahling! How many rich and famous can you spot, walk the palm-lined promenade de la Croisette and count. The French Riviera at its best...the International Film Festival calls this home.

Thursday, June 15th -Livorno-(Florence/Pisa) Italy Arr 6:30am
How lucky to visit the Tuscan region, Florence & Pisa, resplendent in art and history. When choosing your shore excursion option today consider what's even more fortunate is that all the main attractions in Florence are centrally located for the perfect walking tour. See Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo and Michelangelo's David.

Friday, June 16th –  Livorno (Florence/Pisa)  Italy Depart 7pm
After an overnight another day to explore Stroll through the magnificent city of Florence and its stunning architecture. Or have a taste of Italy's finest wines during a tour of the Tuscan countryside.

Saturday, June 17th  – Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Arr 6:30am Dep 7pm
Tour options are endless adventures awaiting in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Or people-watch while sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe.

Sunday, June 18th - Naples, Italy Arr 6:30am Dep 5:00pm
Cruise to Naples, located on Italy's stunning Amalfi coast, a city rich in history. Today you may choose an optional tour around Naples' grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old centre will take you back centuries. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city which boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets.

Monday, June 19th –Cagliari, Italy Arr 9:00am Dep 4:00pm
Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, provides the perfect blend of modern life and medieval mystery on your Italian cruise. Check out the thousands of mysterious nuraghi (stone dwellings) found on the island. See Mercato di San Benedetto, and photograph the amazing museum citadel.

Tuesday, June 20th -  Palma, Majorca, Spain, Arr  12:00pm  Dep 11pm
This city, founded by the Romans some 2,100 years ago, is replete with (literally) wall-to-wall history and architectural splendour. You can journey back in time and wander the mazes of alleyways and cobblestone paths that surround the Gothic cathedral. On the other hand, Palma is bustling with life, showcasing the island's best restaurants, shops, nightlife and a vibrant art scene.

Wednesday, June 21st  – Ibiza Spain  Arr 7:00am Dep 6:00pm
With its youthful spirit and natural beauty, the Balearic island of Ibiza (or "Eivissa," as it's known locally) is perfect for those who love the outdoors. The beach coastline is majestically rugged, and the hills are covered with olive and fig trees. Two of the most popular beaches are Talamanca and Ses Figueretes. The capital of Ciudad de Ibiza offers a variety of experiences to discover, especially in the historic Dalt Vila district. From the 16th century Castle of Ibiza to the Museum of Contemporary Art and scenic strolls along beautiful cobblestone streets, there's something for everyone.

Thursday, June 22nd - Barcelona, Spain, Disembark 5:00am-Manchester
Bid farewell to the Mediteranean as we dock early in Barcelona and transfer to the airport for our flight to Manchester and the World of Coronation Street for our Corrie fix. We will travel to our city centre hotel by coach to check into our home for the next few days.  There’s time to settle in before we meet for a welcome reception and an early informal dinner in the hotel. (D)


Friday, June 23rd - Manchester City Sights
Your guide will share with you Manchester’s history and highlights-a dash of Coronation Street thrown in for good measure of course!  You’ll have free time to explore the modern dockside Media City area before returning to the hotel mid-afternoon.   In the evening, it's time to have your cameras at the ready for a local relaxed bar dinner with a special surprise guest! (B, D)
Saturday, June 24th – Free day
The day is your own - hop on an iconic tram or set off on foot. There are lots of shops, one of the UK's biggest malls just a tram ride away - and lots of traditional pubs and eateries to explore. Or why not visit the museums and galleries? Manchester has much to choose from. (B)

Sunday, June 25th  – Corrie Locations
Today we visit many of the classic Coronation Street filming locations around the Greater Manchester area. Your expert guide will share with you tales from behind-the-scenes as he explains how the programme is made. Your evening is free to take in a show, enjoy dinner out or put your feet up. (B)


Monday, June 26th – Studios & Gala Dinner
It’ll be a later start today… but what a start! It's lights, cameras and action! as we make our VIP visit to the Corrie cobbles themselves. You'll visit both the outdoor - and many of the indoor - sets and gain a unique insight into the world's longest running TV drama. This evening will be our farewell gala dinner with mystery guest. (B, A, D)
Tuesday, June 27th – Return to Canada
All good things must come to an end so it’s time to bid farewell to Manchester and Weatherfield as we transfer to the airport for the journey home (B)

Please Note:  Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.  Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking on final day. Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice. Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times.  All times are local to the port. Optional group Shore Excursion details available 2023.

*Tour easy payment plan available in four easy installments – deposit +Nov 30, Dec 31, Jan 20, 2023, ask for details

Initials in brackets mean:

B. = Full English Breakfast   T. = Tea   D. = Dinner    A. = Admissions

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