BY TIM HEDGLEY, TRAVEL EDITOR
FROM Jim and Liz to Jack and Vera, Betty’s infamous hot pot to pints at the Rovers Return, for over 50 years Coronation Street has delighted fans with unforgettable characters and exciting storylines that have produced must -see television history.
Now soap fans from Northern Ireland have the chance to visit the famous cobbled streets on a brand new tour thanks to Travel Solutions, NI’s leading independent tour operator.
‘Corrie’ lovers can have their photo taken outside the iconic pub, the Rovers Return, will have access to see exclusive props and memorabilia from the show and even meet Ulster born Charlie Lawson who played Jim Mc Donald in the soap for over 20 years.
Prices start from only £249 per person sharing and include luxury coach travel from Coleraine, Ballymoney, Cloughmills, Belfast & Larne Harbour, return ferry crossings with P&O Ferries from Larne to Cairnryan, 2 nights’ accommodation at the 3* Best Western Willowbank Hotel, Manchester, breakfast & evening meals, a behind the scenes guided tour of the Coronation Street set, a guided coach tour of famous Manchester sites associated with the programme and a meet and greet with the Ulster born actor Charlie Lawson.
Peter Mc Minn, Managing Director of Travel Solutions explains why he thinks this tour will be popular:
“We are delightePic 3d to offer holidaymakers in Northern Ireland the chance to experience this fantastic tour. Coronation Street is one of the UK’s best loved soaps and we know it has a vast and loyal fan base here in NI. The tour is a great opportunity for fans to visit the areas that they have watched on television for years such as Roy’s Rolls, The Kabin and the Corner shop as well as meet one of the legends from the show, our very own Charlie Lawson or Jim McDonald.”
For more information or to book, call Travel Solutions on 028 9045 5030, click on www.travel-solutions.co.uk or visit your local travel agent.
Tour departure dates occur monthly from May to September*.