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Manchester: Coronation Street Tour

1. Manchester: Coronation Street Tour

Explore the sensational external sets at MediaCityUK on a guided tour taking in Coronation Street, Rosamund Street, and the newly extended Victoria Street. This is your chance to step onto the largest working television lot in the country and be immersed in the familiar surroundings of the Rovers Return, Roys Rolls, Underworld, and The Kabin.  Wander through Weatherfield on a fully guided tour of the working set. Recall stories from yesteryear, hear filming secrets, take selfies on the street and follow in the footsteps of your favorite characters down those Coronation Street cobbles. Once you arrive at Dock 10, Media City, you will be welcomed by your guide. Head across to the external set of Coronation Street.  The tour will last about one hour, the guide will be there to let you know the history of the famous street as well as an insight into the filming of the most iconic British soap opera.

From Manchester: North Wales, Snowdonia, and Chester Tour

2. From Manchester: North Wales, Snowdonia, and Chester Tour

The tour leaves Manchester in the morning and heads straight for the border of Wales. Conwy is the first stop of the day, one of the most picture-perfect harbor towns in the world. Here you can see a castle perched by the sea, the world's smallest house, and lots of cute restaurants serving up the best fish and chips. Venture along the winding, scenic roads of the Snowdonia National Park before arriving in Betws-Y-Coed. This quaint town is known as the gateway to Snowdonia and is famous for its alpine trees and cozy cafes. Chester is your next stop. This is one of England’s most historic towns and there is plenty to do here. It's advised to go straight to the ancient cathedral and learn about its remarkable past.

From Manchester: Derbyshire and Peak District Day Trip

3. From Manchester: Derbyshire and Peak District Day Trip

Departing from Manchester in the morning, set off on a day trip to Derbyshire's Peak District. The first stop is in Castleton, a quaint old town that attracts visitors from all over the world for its quintessential English charm. Wander the streets, enjoy a beautiful view up a valley, and learn about the history at the fascinating information center. Proceed then to Monsal Head, a scenic viewpoint. Hear about the impressive history of the famous viaduct that emerges from green hills to create a unique view. Stop for lunch in Bakewell next. Not only is this town exciting to look at, it's also the birthplace of one of England's most famous desserts, Bakewell pudding.  Continue to Poole's Cavern. Opt for a visit to this enormous limestone cave system that has been described as one of the wonders of the Peak District. This series of caves has welcomed Mary Queen of Scots and countless other visitors, all who have marveled at its many chambers, stalagmites, and stalactites. Travel back to Manchester, arriving in the late afternoon.

3-day Yorkshire Dales and Peak District Tour from Manchester

4. 3-day Yorkshire Dales and Peak District Tour from Manchester

Day 1: Travel to the Peak District. In the late morning, you will arrive in Castleton. This quaint old town attracts travelers from all over the world for its quintessential English charm. Nearby, there are caves, a beautiful view up a valley, and an insightful information center. Venture to the beautiful valley at Monsal Head. There’s an old rail line viaduct that emerges from the green hills. It’s a gorgeous structure with an impressive history. If you’re hungry, then you’re in luck, because you’re stopping for lunch in Bakewell. Not only is this town delicious to look at, but it’s also the home of one of England’s most famous desserts, the Bakewell Pudding. After savoring every last crumb, head over to Chatsworth House. This luxurious stately home is incredible; you can admire the architecture, get lost in a massive maze, or praise precious art. Finally, head off in the early evening to your overnight stop in York. Day 2: Full-day Tour of York Spend your morning in York. Visit a chocolate museum, find out about the Vikings, or just stroll around the ancient walls. Around midday, leave York and head to Goathland. This town was used in the Harry Potter movies and is situated in one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. Your next stop is Whitby. This is the type of town everyone dreams of retiring in. There’s a beautifully-located, ruined abbey; old stone steps curving around viewpoints; and a lovely little beach to play about on. After exploring all the nooks and crannies of Whitby, travel to Robin Hood’s Bay. They doubt if the real Robin Hood ever came here, but there are still plenty of smugglers tales dotted around this remarkable harbor village. Finally, arrive back in York in the early evening. Day 3: Touring, Lunch, and Returning to Manchester Take the road to Fountains Abbey. This is one of the largest ruined abbeys in England and part of an important UNESCO Heritage site. Then find yourself surrounded by some of England’s most lovely waterfalls at AysgarthEnjoy a delicious lunch of Wensleydale's famous cheese and crackers. After lunch, travel past the epic Ribblehead railway viaduct before having a short snoop around the old castle-topped town of Clitheroe. In the evening, arrive in Manchester.

Manchester: Northern Quarter Street Art Walking Tour

5. Manchester: Northern Quarter Street Art Walking Tour

Embark on a walking tour around Manchester to discover its iconic street art. Wander around the Northern Quarter and discover the bohemian vibe as you follow your local guide. Explore the neighborhood of bars, cafés, and shops. See amazing street art, from large-scale murals to smaller pieces hidden down back streets.  Meet your guide and other fellow street art lovers in the heart of the city. Walk around and see all the best graffiti the city has to offer. Marvel at the city's counterculture with your guide who provides an authentic voice from that scene. Explore the backstreets of the Northern Quarter on the hunt for an arts trail first established in the 1990s. Peel back the many layers of the city's cultural scene and street art murals looking for meaning. Discover Victorian markets repurposed as food halls, artist studios, and public spaces, and learn how to identify important heritage sites amongst the hip cafes and bars. Discover the city like a local — don't just get to grips with the art, but also have an insight into how the city operates, what assets are at risk, what social and economic issues the city faces, and come away with new knowledge and deep understanding of place.

Manchester: Private Food Tour with Local Guide

6. Manchester: Private Food Tour with Local Guide

Set off on a private tour to discover Manchester’s breweries, pubs, food trucks, and markets with a handpicked local host. Sample a selection of craft beers, cocktails, street eats, and pub meals as you go. Be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your guide at your centrally-located hotel or preferred location to start your foodie experience. Try classic British pub food, like fish and chips or a roast dinner. Continue to a brew pub to explore the hipster side of life. Taste beers straight from the tap room, along with some snacks from the food trucks outside. Wander to the Northern Quarter for cocktails in a quirky bar, and to sample food from Texas to Thailand and everywhere between.

Fascinating Manchester - Walking Tour

7. Fascinating Manchester - Walking Tour

Manchester is calling! This walking tour of Manchester will take you through some of the city's most notable landmarks and neighborhoods. Start your tour at Piccadilly Gardens, a popular public space in the heart of the city, then head to Canal Street where you can see the colorful Chinese arches and explore the vibrant Asian community. The tour will then take you to Manchester Central Library and St. Peter's Square, where you can admire the stunning architecture and learn about the history of the area. You will also visit the Peterloo Massacre Monument, which marks the site of a tragic event in 1819 where peaceful protesters were killed by the military. Continue to the Free Trade Hall, a historic building and Albert Square, a popular public space surrounded by impressive architecture. Witness of the most significant libraries in the United Kingdom Admire Manchester Cathedral and Chetham's Library, the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 60 reviews

We really love this tour as the place that we visited is very beautiful and worth for the money we spent. The most important thing we have the best tour guide, Darren from Rabbie’s tour. He really has a good knowledge about the history of the places that we visited, very polite, nice and He is also a good story teller. We never get bored and really excited to hear all the history. Thank you so much for giving us a good memory of this gour journey.

We had a wonderful trip with our tour guide-driver, James @ Rabbie’s Tour, who was so friendly, polite, helpful, patience and also very informative. He made sure we’re all safe and enjoyable for the whole journey. Our 10 years old son, the youngest among the participants was so impressed with James’ interaction and he had a great time!

This day was great from start to finish. We had an amazing guide, Darren, and he was very informative and entertaining throughout our journey. We saw some amazing sites and I couldn’t have asked for a better day exploring North Wales, Snowdonia, and Chester. I highly recommend!

It was wonderful. James such an amazing guide, he keeps us engaged with the story behind the area we will visit.

Great experience with a knowledgeable guide. Shame about the weather