Coronation Street, is the World’ longest running soap opera in history and is followed by millions of fans worldwide. In October of this year it was officially known as one of the most deadliest places to live. Weatherfield has had 181 deaths, with 32 murders, 38 heart attacks, 18 accidents, 8 bizarre deaths and the rest…well just illness or natural causes!
Now, Irish fans of two of the most popular award winning Soaps on TV can get up close and personal with a visit to the external film sets where all the drama happens on Coronation Street, and out at the Emmerdale Village Tour, also external. All of this and some “retail therapy” time.
Not only that, EXCLUSIVELY to Celtic Horizon Tours you’ll have the very special opportunity to have a “Meet & Greet” with one of the show’s actors.
Our Soaps Package is a MUST DO experience for Soap fans and we are in no doubt that it would make a fantastic and memorable Christmas, Birthday or Anniversary Gift!
Included in this package
- Return travel by luxury coach & ferry
- 2 nights B&B at the Best Western Cresta Court, Altrincham
- All coach transfers
- Half day visit to Cheshire Oaks
- Guided Studio tour of external Coronation Street set
- Location tour of Emmerdale (Esholt village)
- Meet & Greet with a current cast member from Coronation Street or Emmerdale
*Coronation Street Tours – This is an External Set tour.
Coronation Street have opened their external sets at MediaCity UK to the public, including the world-famous cobbled street. The tour of the new look studios is expected to last around 80 minutes, taking in Coronation Street, Rosamund Street and the newly extended Victoria Street, with plenty of opportunities for pictures and story-telling. Visitors can walk in the footsteps of the famous residents, and find out many filming secrets and stories of their favourite characters.
*Emmerdale Although the current Emmerdale is now filmed on a closed set this tour will take you to the original locations dotted around West Yorkshire as well as a few sites featured in modern Emmerdale. You will visit the market towns of Otley and the beautiful village of Esholt in West Yorkshire – ‘Hotton’ as well as ‘Emmerdale Village’ where you can have a drink at the inn that was once used as the ‘Woolpack’ in the popular TV series.
- Single room supplement @ €80.00
- Travel Insurance: €20.00 per adult / €10.00 per child
- €14.00 supplement per person if picking coach up outside Dublin / €22.00 with GoBus
- A Client Protection Bond of 3% is not included and will be added on to the total gross price of a booking. This Bond protects our clients in the event of supplier business failure. All bookings and transactions are subject to this charge
Best Western Cresta Court Altrincham
A 6-minute walk from Altrincham railway station, this contemporary hotel is also 8.1 miles from the Imperial War Museum North. Modern rooms feature tea and coffee-making facilities, free WiFi, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas with sofas. Dining options include a casual restaurant serving regional cuisine, and a stylish cocktail lounge with relaxed dining. There’s also a business centre, meeting facilities and free on-site parking.
Best Western Manchester Altrincham Cresta Court Hotel, Church Street, Altrincham, UK
**Please note itinerary is subject to change**
**It is the responsibility of each person to be on time for all coach connections, coaches will not wait for latecomers**
It is illegal to smoke on coaches.
Consumption of Food and Alcohol is NOT permitted on board any Coach.
All alcohol must be stored underneath with the baggage.
Day one - Saturday September 28th
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|Galway||Go Bus Coach Station||02.45|
Transfers from Galway are direct to Dublin with Go Bus. There are no pick ups along the way. Please transfer to the Celtic Horizon Tours coach at the North Wall Dublin, as per itinerary below
03.15hrs Depart from Cork,St Patricks Cathedral, Lower Glanmire Rd
04.00hrs Pick-up at The Square, Mitchelstown
04.45hrs Pick-up at Josephine’s, Urlingford
05.15hrs Pick-up at The Maldron Midway Hotel, Portlaoise
05.50hrs Pick-up Naas (Courthouse)
06.45hrs Pick-up Hilton Garden Inn (formerly Jurys Inn Custom House)
07.00hrs Pick-up at Irish Ferries Terminal 1 – North Wall
[Please note coach must check through at 07.05hrs]
08.05hrs Depart North Wall on Irish Ferries Ulysses
11.20hrs Arrive Holyhead
13.15hrs Arrive at Cheshire Oaks
16.00hrs Depart Cheshire Oaks
16.30hrs Arrive at the hotel
Day two - Sunday September 29th
08.30hrs Depart hotel
10.00hrs Arrive West Yorkshire for Emmerdale Site Tour
Emmerdale site tour includes Esholt Village – the original Emmerdale
13.30hrs Depart West Yorkshire
15.30hrs Arrive Coronation Street Studios – comfort stop en-route
16.15hrs Guided Tour of external Coronation Street set commences
17.45hrs Departs Studios
17.45hrs Arrive Hotel
Day three - Monday September 30th
09.30hrs Depart Hotel
13.00hrs Arrive at Holyhead [comfort stop en-route]
14.10hrs Depart Holyhead on the Irish Ferries Ulysses
17.25hrs Arrive at North Wall Drops en-route to Cork
[Coach will drop at Burgh Quay for Go Bus pick ups]
The Soaps Tour
Saturday, 28th September 2019
2 Night Package
Adults€269.00 per person
Children €239.00 per person
Customer Protection Bond 3% is not included and will be calculated at checkout. This Client Protection Policy protects our clients in the event of supplier business failure. All bookings and transactions are subject to this charge.
Kildare: +353 1 629 2000
Fax: +353 1 629 2545
Celtic Horizon Tours
Unit 5, Block G
Maynooth Business Campus
Co. Kildare, Ireland
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