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 and UK tour manager, Marilyn Parker MacKay are a dynamite duo delivering so much information and fun you'll be bursting at the seams! Our team is committed to giving you an amazing experience from the time you arrive in London 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.
October 2019 News Flash !
Stay tuned for details about our upcoming tour in August /Sept 2020 to England and the sets of Coronation Street, as they celebrate their 60th Anniversary. It’s sure to be an exciting year for Coronation Street fans and you know ITV will be planning something spectacular in honour of their 60th Anniversary.
There will be something for everyone on next year’s tour with both a short and a longer tour, that will appeal to both our first time guests who just want a quick glimpse of England and a visit to the current sets, as well as many of our seasoned repeat Coronation Travel family who want to venture further afar ! We’re currently in discussions with our lovely hosts at ITV and our travel partners in the UK, and just as soon as we have details we will post it here.
We are thrilled that Our Host with the Most – Neville MacKay will be back again with us in 2020 .So keep your calendars free between the middle of August and first week of September 2020 and just as soon as we have exact dates confirmed we will post everything here. If you would like to be added to our email list for upcoming tour news, drop us a line at email@example.com .
Both tours for 2019 will be shorter tours focused on Coronation Street and nearby locations. We listened to our clients from last year’s shorter tour who were predominantly first time travellers to the UK, and huge Coronation Street fans. Both tours will begin and end in Manchester, and will run a week apart. Both tours are identical in itinerary, inclusions and price and are sure to be a dream come true for Coronation Street fans.
We will be doing day trips from Manchester on a luxury coach with experienced driver and of course our amazing Tour Director- Marilyn and the host with the most..charming Neville MacKay.
Highlights of Our Day Trips :
Liverpool with full guided visit of the home city of the FabFour – the Beatles, entrance into The Beatles Story and the Albert Dock, and lots of free time to spend discovering Liverpool before heading back to Manchester.
Chester with a fully guided walking tour of this beautiful and highly popular city, and time to browse in The famous ROWS shopping district.
Blackpool will be a full day with included Blackpool Big Ticket , chance to take in all Blackpool has to offer including Pleasure Beach and both our trips will be there during the famous Illuminations !
You will have lots of Coronation Street time, including of course our private visit to the inside and outside sets of Coronation Street and meeting many of the actors. Also an All Things Corrie presentation by our local Coronation Street expert.
The full itineraries, pricing and booking information are available right here. Just click on the link for the Tour Date you are interested in and it will bring you to a complete brochure and booking page. You can do it all right here !
Don’t delay booking as space is limited and these short tours are very popular !
Click Link Below for August 26th-September 1st 2019 Tour A
We have been organizing fantastic and fun tours to the UK and the working sets of Coronation Street since 2003.Many loyal clients have returned year after year to join our tours, and travel with friends they have made on one of our previous tours.
Our tours are extremely informative with knowledgeable , personable guides and tour managers.We use first rate motor coaches and accommodation. Not only do you get to meet current Coronation Street stars at the actual ITV working studio in Manchester, but the tour is an excellent tour of the UK. Our tours include many of the most popular tourist destinations you have always dreamed of visiting.
If you are a die hard Coronation Street fan , this is a perfect tour to see a good part of the UK plus meet some of the stars of your favourite show! Travel with a leader in specialized group tours and die hard Coronation Street fans.
Please do come back and visit us again here, or contact us below to be added to our mailing list for tour information sent right to your inbox as soon as it becomes available.
Please note we do not sell “day” tickets to tour the Coronation Street sets. You must be part of our full tour to be included in our visit to the sets of Coronation Street in Manchester.
We understand how important it is to get the very best value for your vacation dollar, and to have full confidence in the company you are booking with. Coronation Travel is committed to making sure that each and every one of our guests has an amazing vacation. Our professionalism, genuine caring, and attention to every last detail helps you to have a fun and stress free vacation.
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.