Find yourself posing for photos at some of Coronation Street's most Iconic landmarks and with some of the current actors. Have your picture taken pulling a pint at The Rover's Return, at the switch of Streetcars or behind the counter at The Kabin. It's all part of our private tour !
Your tour host Neville MacKay takes great pride in the caring way he looks after each and every person on our tours. You truly won't find a more caring man than "Our Neville". Each day Neville works closely with our expert coach drivers and UK guides and hotels to deliver so much fun and information you'll be bursting at the seams! Our team is committed to giving you an amazing experience from the time you arrive in the UK to the final farewell.
You just never know what special guest might join us on occasion for a special treat! In the past we have had actors pop in to see us at our hotel, or join us for dinner. We always try to arrange a special surprise on each tour, but never disclose what it is until the very moment it is happening.
OUR 2023 TOUR to The UK and the sets of CORONATION STREET is SOLD OUT.
Please do go onto the link below and waitlist , as you never know, a couple of folks could have to cancel between now and late August 2023.
We have taken great care designing a tour that packs in a lot while still keeping the costs as reasonable as possible in light of things like the cost of diesel fuel almost tripling, and accommodation and food prices going sky high. The 2023 tour is almost identical to the 2020 Tour with just a few very minor changes. We won’t be offering the Mediterranean Cruise Option in 2023, as there are still too many folks who are still a bit worried about cruising. We are however working with a company that may be able to offer our tour members an optional 3-4 day trip to Paris, France, for a very reasonable rate. ( In the $500 range) This is still in the planning stages, and may or may not happen. If we are able to confirm it , it will be offered as a separate optional package. We will let folks know if it will happen , hopefully by Christmas.
Unfortunately ,ITV has had to put a limit of just 40 on our tour in 2023. With all of the requests we have been getting in the past 6 months, and with quite a number of our original 2020 tour participants who left the funds with us that they had paid (over the non refundable deposit amount) to put towards the next tour, we anticipate this tour will sell out very quickly, as those tour members will receive automatic confirmation.
We have priced the 2023 Tour at $2895 CAD land only. Considering it is 3 days longer than the August 30th-September 4th tour in 2020, and includes almost everything except 1 lunch it’s a really great deal. The average daily cost for a guided coach tour in the UK with some meals and some inclusions runs around $350 -$400 ( before the huge fuel increases ) . We’ve built in a bit more free time for you to explore what is really important to you , and worked very hard to cut out excess costs without sacrificing any quality. We’ve kept our margins very low in an effort to get people travelling again, and us back to work !
On the 2023 Tour :
You’ll be getting a total of 8 Full Breakfasts including tea and coffee
7 Included Evening Dinners – (3 Buffet Style, 1 BBQ and 2 Special Plated Dinners – Our Welcome Dinner and our Farewell Dinner
Our Welcome Reception including canapes and a glass of wine or beer
Tea/Coffee and Cakes on our first sightseeing day in Manchester with our “Mr. Corrie” specialist
Total of 5 Sightseeing excursions with paid entrances to attractions and top notch knowledgeable and entertaining Blue or Green Badge step on Guides
And lots more !!!! Including our PRICELESS NEVILLE MACKAY as our Host with the most ! Neville takes exceptional care of each and every one of our very special guests, and if you have any fears about travelling on a coach tour alone , the moment you meet Neville , those will all vanish , and you’ll have a friend for life !
We also have a few extra little surprises in store …… but those will be kept under wraps !
Here is the long awaited link to book our hot off the press 2023 Tour to England and the sets of Coronation Street.
We have very limited seats this year as our 2020 guests whose tour was cancelled due to Covid have been waiting for this tour , plus ITV has reduced the numbers we can bring onto the sets …so please book right away if you don’t want to be disappointed !
WOW !!!!! What a great show here in Charlottetown on Tuesday October 18th ,and the reviews from Hamilton were fantastic as well ! Well done Mikey and Millie and of course our fantastic Neville MacKay as the MC for all the shows !
Hats off to Andrew Stuckless of Stroll Promotions in Halifax for another great production. Well done !! Thanks for taking a leap of faith Andrew and bringing our Corrie Stars back to Canada after a long 2 plus years after the pandemic hit in early 2020.
Folks if you didn’t get to the shows in Hamilton or Charlottetown, Mikey and Millie have two more great shows in Halifax and Wolfville, NS – Halifax tonight October 20th, and Wolfville tomorrow ! you can book your tickets online here . Just click on the link below, and select which city you wish tickets for.
BREAKING NEWS ABOUT OUR TOURS TO THE SETS OF CORONATION STREET
Just a few days ago we received word from ITV that we have permission once again for a private visit to the sets of Coronation Street in Manchester in late August/Early September 2023, after a long hiatus due to Covid19. We are very excited to get working on a new tour, and really hope you will come with us ! We have confirmed with Neville that he will once more be back as our wonderfully witty and entertaining host. We will need a bit of time to pull everything together , so please be patient. Just check back here regularly or send us an email to [email protected] if you wish to be added to our client list for updates.
In the mean time, we will post a few photos of Mikey North ( Gary Windass) and Millie Gibson ( Kelly Neelan) during their visit to Charlottetown. My husband and I had the pleasure of taking them sightseeing all day on Tuesday along with our dear dear friend Neville MacKay, and then out for a late seafood dinner after their show.
Folks you will never meet kinder, more appreciative and fun loving stars than these two. We were honoured to be able to spend so much time with them while they were here. It was unfortunate that so much of our beautiful coastline was destroyed by Hurricane Fiona that ripped through our province on September 24th, and we couldn’t even get close to the National Park beaches because of the destruction. Many local businesses that would normally be open for business, were forced to close due to hurricane damage and subsequent loss of power for weeks. We are still in a mess , but these wonderful stars, were just so easy going, fun, and happy to be here, and couldn’t thank us enough. Thanks for giving us such great memories !
We wish Millie Gibson all the best as she charts another acting career off the cobbles. This young lady has all the charm and talent , and a fantastic personality to take her wherever she wants to go ! She truly is beautiful inside and out .
As for Mikey North – it’s hard to describe Mikey in just a short sentence. Having been in Canada on tour before , and also going out of his way to surprise our tour guests when we were there in 2014, we already knew what a wonderfully kind, giving and sincerely nice young man he is. This visit just further cemented the high regard we have for Mikey. As far as his acting talent…let me just say this…he is nothing like the cold hearted killer we have seen on the TV for years. That is a testament to what a great actor he is . He’s also a very snappy dresser and quite handsome !
We will definitely look forward to catching up with Mikey again when we visit the sets in 2023.
If you wish to purchase tickets for one of the shows in Hamilton, Charlottetown or Halifax visit our colleagues Stroll Promotions at https://www.strollpro.ca
COVID 19 UPDATES
Unfortunately our “60th Anniversary of Coronation Street” Tour in August 2020 had to be postponed to August 2021 due to Covid 19, and in, 2021, we had to make the decision to postpone this tour again until late August/early September 2022. A survey of our clients in November 2021 came back with the results that only 8% of our clients felt comfortable enough to travel in late August/early September 2022 and no one was comfortable in doing a cruise portion.
We apologize for all these postponements, but we want to ensure the world is healthy again before we head off across the pond. We hope to start working on a late August/early September 2023 tour by late October 2022, but until that time when we re-assess the world health situation , we won’t have any details to share . It is our goal to be able to offer a very similar tour as the original 2020 tour described below, but so much has changed, it may look very different. Please bear with us .
Please do check back with us in mid November 2022. If you have emailed us and asked to receive the information when available, please know you will receive whatever we have to share just as soon as things are finalized.
Stay safe and healthy, and keep positive !
Hi Folks ! Neville here….
Let’s celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Coronation Street in Style !
Folks our 2020 Tour is now ready to book ! I can’t wait to share this time with you ! Just click on this link and it will take you to our full brochure with day by day itinerary, and booking platform https://tri.ps/g5iww
Join me August 30th-September 4th for a fantastic tour of Northern England’s treasures, plus of course our PRIVATE tour of the inside and outside sets of our favourite show. We’ll get to meet so many of the current cast members, and if we are lucky get to watch an actual scene being filmed. PLUS if you have time I would be thrilled for you to come along with me to Venice , Italy for our amazing cruise to the Greek Islands, Italy and Croatia! The full 14 day trip including the cruise runs from August 30th 2020 to September 12th,2020 . Wow !!! I can’t wait…what an amazing trip this is going to be…so much fun !
If you’re short on time, not to worry, you can choose to just do the first part of the trip from August 30th-September 4th, for just $2188 per person , land only, with two people sharing accommodations, but you REALLY should do it all. You know what they say…Life is short, eat the cake, buy the shoes and cruise with me ! The total for the Northern England, Corrie Sets AND including the 7 night cruise is just $4376 !
The early bird gets the worm, so don’t wait to get yourself booked. There are only so many spots and available cabins , and once they are gone…it will be too late. Anyone who books the full trip before January 15th , 2020 will also get a $100 per person discount, AND Coronation Travel is also offering a convenient payment plan. Just pay the $700 deposit for each of the two sections of the tour, and you can make 4 payments on the balance. And for any of you single travellers , if you want to avoid the single supplement ( which is actually very reasonable as far as single supplements go) just check the box that you would be willing to share with someone, and Kim at Coronation Travel will do her best to find you a great roomie. We have had many folks over the years who have become great friends with someone they shared a room with on one of our tours.If we can’t find you a roommate, the single supplement will be due.
Just click right here, right now for the full brochure,where you can read the whole itinerary, all the wonderful inclusions, register and book through our secure WeTravel platform, and you’ll receive instant confirmation of your spot on this amazing tour. Personally I can’t wait…. See you soon !
Northern England and Corrie $2188 land per person twin/double. $600 Single Supplement . Special private Coronation Street set visit, Chester with guided coach tour plus 2 hour boat cruise with lunch on the River Dee, York with guided York Minster tour and walking tour of York and the Shambles, Leeds and the Kirkgate Market, Liverpool with history and Beatles sightseeing
OPTION 2 : Dates – AUGUST 30th-SEPT 12, 2020
Northern England and Corrie plus 7 Night Mediterranean Cruise sailing from Venice, Italy and visiting Santorini and Mykonos Greece, Split and Dubrovnik Croatia and Ancona , Italy from $4376 per person land twin/double and inside cabin on the cruise. $1200 Single Supplement . Includes flight from Manchester to Venice and Hotel in Venice pre-cruise, plus transfers . Oceanview and balcony cabins are available as an optional upgrade.
We are thrilled that Our Host with the Most – Neville MacKay will be back again with us in 2020 for both the Corrie and Northern England Tour and our exciting Mediterranean Cruise . DEPOSIT for each of the tour segments is $700 per person.
JOIN US IN 2020 to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Coronation Street Our 2020 TOUR IS NOW TAKING BOOKINGS Limited number of single rooms available, and single cabins , so book early. Watch for the links to our secure WeTravel brochure and booking and payment platform.
Take advantage of our early Booking Bonus of $100 per person for the full trip if booked by January 15th, 2020.
NEW THIS YEAR – Optional Payment Plan. After your deposit is paid, spread the balance of your payments out over 4 convenient installments.
If you would like to be added to our email list for upcoming tour news, drop us a line at [email protected] .
Meet the people who design, organize and look after our tours!
Owner / Operator
Kim has been in the travel industry for 30 years, and earned the elite designation of Certified Travel Manager way back in 1999, and received a coveted award for the highest mark across Canada for her management thesis. Her passion in the travel industry has been group travel and it was a natural pairing given her passion for Coronation Street to put the two together. She is a stickler for details and making sure her clients receive the best quality tour for their travel dollar. Kim opened Coronation Travel in 2007, after the completion of several successful tours to the sets of Coronation Street. Each year Kim designs a slightly different itinerary for the next year’s tour, incorporating as many clients’ requests and suggestions as possible. During her years in the travel industry, a high level of customer service has always been extremely important, and Kim strives to ensure that each and every one of her clients receives this. Kim has worn many hats over the years from a senior consumer loans officer in the banking industry to Vice President of the National Board of Directors for a not for profit cultural exchange organization. She has been very involved in the world of cultural exchange students, and in addition to her two adult children, has been a host Mom to many students around the globe who still call her “Mom”. She speaks some French and Italian, and is fluent in Spanish. Her personal travels have taken her to every continent except Africa, and she feels truly blessed to have been able to see so much of the world and make so many wonderful friends along the way. She truly believes in the saying... there are no strangers in the world…only friends you haven’t yet met.
Our Tour Host
Neville’s caring and attentive nature, in addition to his incredible sense of humour have endeared him to our clients. He is always there to check that each and every person on our tours is happy, and part of the group, and goes out of his way to make sure you will have the best possible time with us. Neville is the owner of a well established floral business in Halifax called My Mother's Bloomers where his talent and creativity blossom. He is a much sought after speaker and floral judge, and spends a lot of time travelling the globe to present at many conferences. Locally he is a much loved TV and Radio personality, and devotes a lot of time to charity and community events. Always pleasant, always caring, and always looking for ways to entertain and keep you smiling . We are extremely fortunate to have Neville as part of our team.
Marilyn Parker MacKay
Our UK Tour Manager
Marilyn is a ‘Blue Badge’ Guide and has worked with us over many years. She travels with groups throughout the UK and Ireland and often much further afield in Europe and beyond. She speaks fluent French and Spanish ,having lived in Spain for 7 years where she ran a B&B. Marilyn has also been involved in guide training in the UK and has also trained guides in Fiji and Hong Kong. She loves working alongside Neville on our Coronation Travel tours as it’s like meeting old friends.
Marilyn's amazing knowledge of British history, combined with her organizational skills, attention to detail and true caring nature ensure our guests are always well informed and well looked after. As our Tour Manager, Marilyn works exceptionally hard behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly. While guests are soundly sleeping, Marilyn is often working with hotel management, or land operators, looking after the last minute details and inevitable changes and challenges of every tour day. She is small but mighty, and we are "chuffed" to have her as part of our team.
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See what other Corrie Fans have to say about previous Tours!
This was my second trip with Coronation Travel, and both trips were to the set of 'Coronation Street' and beyond. I can whole heartedly vouch for this company. Let me tell you...they have thought of everything, so you can just ... More
Kim & Rob Bland
New Glasgow, NS
The trip was amazing and we had a fabulous time. Mike and Ellen were the best, helping in anyway they could. The trip was jampacked and so much was covered in the 8 days…From the tour guides, the bus drivers ... More
Cape Breton, NS
Thanks so much for sending the notice out Kim. I would love to be going again. We had a wonderful trip last year and would recommend it to anyone and we have been recommending to some of our “Corrie fan” friends. It ... More