Grand UK Holidays adds Corrie cobbles to 2014 tours

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Over-55s specialist Grand UK Holidays has introduced a new Corrie coach touring holiday, which visits the old Coronation Street set in Manchester.

The famous cobbled street will open as a visitor attraction in April and is due to run for six months until October.

 

It will offer fans a final chance to visit the set, where 53 years of TV history were made.

Coronation Street moved filming to Salford Quays’ Media City in November, leaving the old site redundant.

The attraction expects about 1,000 people a day will visit the soap’s former home, walk along the famed cobbles and take a peek behind the doors of some of the famous cast members’ dressing rooms in a section named ‘The Corridor of Stars’.

 

Harold Burke, sales director of Grand UK Holidays, said: “These tours really are a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience and if you’re a Corrie fan, this holiday will be a real treat.

“As an added bonus, our tour also includes visits to Liverpool and Blackpool, both of which also have associations with the world’s longest-running soap opera.

“We expect this new holiday to be a hit with our customers – but there is only a brief window of opportunity as developers will eventually turn the site into a new city centre neighbourhood.

“So if you want to return to the Rovers Return, time is running out!”

 

The five-day escorted coach holiday costs from £212pp and includes transport, admission and half-board accommodation. The departure on 22 September also includes a visit to the Blackpool Illuminations.

It is one of several new UK holidays introduced over recent weeks to cater for demand.

Different types of escorted tour have been added to the 2014 programme, including trips for solo-travellers and ever-popular Grand UK Gold holidays, which add a touch of luxury to coach tours.

 

For bookings, call 0208 686 2378 or see www.coachholidays.com

 

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