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Our most recommended Manchester Walking Tours

Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour

1. Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour

Learn about the club's history and achievements as you explore the museum. Take a tour of Old Trafford and sit in your favorite player's seat in the dressing room. Imagine yourself ready to start the cup final as you walk through the players’ tunnel towards the pitch. Take Ole’s seat in the dugout and plan your tactics. See the press room where the manager makes his statement after each home game and the VIP room that has hosted so many big names over the years. After completing your behind-the-scenes tour, receive a personalized certificate to commemorate your visit to Old Trafford as well as souvenir headphones.

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Etihad Stadium: Manchester City Stadium Tour

2. Etihad Stadium: Manchester City Stadium Tour

Take a look at the state-of-the-art new player facilities on this re-vamped stadium and club tour. Walk in the footsteps of your favorite players on this fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the Etihad Stadium. From their arrival to their pre-match preparations, and from the big match to their post-match media obligations, gain a true understanding of the journey that they take on a match day. You’ll experience all of this with the help of one of the expert professional guides, who will bring each area to life with interesting stories, facts and anecdotes. There are plenty of new areas to visit this season, including the brand new player facilities and the introduction of The Tunnel Club – the first of its kind in world football.

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Manchester: Silent Disco Adventure Tour

3. Manchester: Silent Disco Adventure Tour

Join your silent disco team as they take you on a journey of song and dance through the famous streets of Manchester. Put your funky moves on display and serenade the people of the city with your pop star voice on a musically-instructed adventure. Experience a unique roaming riot of revelry around the mythical and historical streets of the city. Don your hi-tech headset and bust some swinging grooves whilst listening to some iconic tunes and hits from across the decades. As your inhibitions evaporate and laughter takes over, you will be part of the best all-dancing, all-singing walking tour in town. Ganging up with your super-stylish leader at the starting point, groove down the historic streets, passing famous landmarks, performers and the public (who will be looking on in awe and jealousy). Be prepared to never look at Manchester, or yourself, in the same way again.

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Manchester: Haunted Manchester City Exploration Game & Tour

4. Manchester: Haunted Manchester City Exploration Game & Tour

You are invited to discover the haunted places of Manchester with an interactive city exploration app. You will be guided step-by-step to the cursed buildings where they carry out their eternal punishments while you learn all of their stories. Brace yourself and come explore Haunted Manchester, all with the help of your smartphone. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour? Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around two hours is normally enough. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

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From Manchester: Derbyshire and Peak District Day Trip

5. 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.

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Welcome to Manchester: Private Tour with a Local

6. Welcome to Manchester: Private Tour with a Local

Meet your guide at your hotel or pre-arranged meeting point to explore Manchester like a local. Discover the city through the eyes of those who live there. Benefit from the insights of a friendly guide who is passionate about their city. Discover what to see, and learn all the tricks to help make your trip as interesting as possible. Get familiar with the neighborhood where you are staying, and learn the best places to eat and buy groceries. Hear how to travel around, and discover what are the top things to do. Feel more comfortable and confident navigating the city on your own by the end of the tour. Get all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi. A private car can also be arranged with prior notification.

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From Manchester: North Wales Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

7. From Manchester: North Wales Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

After you meet the boat, you will head to the mythical scandola reserve in approximativaly one hour. The visit will start from the island of Cargalo and will continue through the cathedral fault, a total visit of the reserve and a swimming brak in turquoise waters while our captains will prepare for you a "nustrale" aperitif, a tasting of cold meats and rosé wine from Corsica. At noon, you will arrive at Girolata, a small fishing village built around an 18th century fortress accesible only by sea. You will get a free stop of 2 hours for lunch (extra charge). You have the choice between several restaurants overlooking the sea, that will welcome you and where you can taste some corsica specialties, or you can also bring your picnic and enjoy it on the beach with the mythical wild cows livigin in the village as neighbours. The boat will sail again at 2 PM towards the Gulf of Porto for another swimming break at Anse Ficaghjola, a small village overlooking a heavenly beach. You will then head to the calanques of Piana, a geological jewel with majestic cliffs and caves that you will explore one after the other until you reach the natural pool of Capo Rosso where you can five in its crystal clear waters surrounded by fish unter the watchful eye of the 330 meter high Genoese tower Turghju. You can get a final swim in the cove of Cala di pala where you can jump off natural diving boards at different heights for the brave. You will continue this fantasti ride until your return, leaving you with unforgettable memories.

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Manchester: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour

8. Manchester: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour

Join a local host in Manchester and explore some of the city's hidden gems, local hangouts, and secret spots. Enjoy a private and personalized experience with a host matched to your interests and preferences. Whether you're a soccer fan keen on getting to know the city that Manchester United and Manchester City call home, or just looking to indulge in some northern English culture, your host is excited to share their city with you. Get ready to lose yourself in all that Manchester has to offer; just don't forget to get the scoop from your host about other things to enjoy in the city. Visit regenerated docklands and more, and pick up some of the local lingo. The local partner's handpicked hosts are culinary connoisseurs and history buffs, bakers and bankers, students and seniors. Like the people who travel with them, they have different backgrounds and interests — but they're all so passionate about the place they call home, they choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them.

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From Manchester: Yorkshire Sightseeing Day Trip

9. From Manchester: Yorkshire Sightseeing Day Trip

Get a taste of Yorkshire on a full-day minibus tour from Manchester. Explore the county's history and cuisine, admire feats of Victorian engineering, and see the picturesque Hardraw Force waterfall. Make your way to the National Express Coach Station near Manchester Airport Railway Station to meet your driver for the day. Then, board your minibus and travel along roads inaccessible to normal buses throughout the day. After a partially-narrated 2-hour journey, arrive in Haworth to discover the stories of the Bronte Sisters — Anne, Charlotte, and Emily. From there, head to the stunning limestone feature of Malham Cove, formed by melt-water from glaciers over 12,000 years ago. See the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct, a masterpiece of 19th-century engineering, and take a stroll to get a closer look at its 1.5 million bricks. A stop at the must-visit Wensleydale Creamery follows. Sample some of its famous cheeses, made originally by Cistercian Monks. Next, visit the pretty village of Hawes, a honeypot boasting shops, cafes, pubs, and locals sipping John Smith's while munching a Yorkshire Pudding. Once you have explored Hawes, head to Hardraw Force, the UK's highest single-drop waterfall (30 meters/100 feet). Enjoy the splash pool and the breathtaking natural “amphitheater” before beginning your journey back to Manchester. Please note that the Hardraw Force entrance fee is not included in the tour price, but is available as an optional add-on for £2.50.

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Manchester: Private Food Tour with Local Guide

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Manchester

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 103 reviews

Took my son for his birthday for a stadium tour and in his words “it’s been the best day I’ve ever had” Not that this defines him in anyway but he is autistic and when he is obsessed with something he will talk, he also get nervous in large places and around people he doesn’t know. Ian the tour guide was amazing, really made Arjan feel special, All the staff from security to store staff where friendly and happy to talk to him. I’m not a city fan and I had a fantastic experience. Cannot wait to take him back with his mum so she can see the joy in his face. Price was fantastic for the experience.

It was very nice experience riding with Darren, we went to three places in the lake district as well as a brief photo spot, and during the commute between the locations, we were entertained by his explanations of the history and culture of the area, and his exquisite taste of music. The spots included 2 towns and 1 park, however we would have prefered spending less time in the towns because a total of 4 hours was spent between them.

Our guide was so nice!!! He was well versed in the historical aspects of Manchester and took us to so many great places

The guides name was daren,and he was such a nice human being and an exceptional guide.

Enjoyed the day tour guide excellent got a chance to experience everything