Manchester Meet the locals

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Manchester: Food and Drinks Walking Tour

1. Manchester: Food and Drinks Walking Tour

Starting in the uber trendy area of Islington Marina, the tour takes in Ancoats and the Northern Quarter of Manchester. Learn about the fascinating history of this great city from the Industrial revolution to the music and bands that makes the world dance. Stopping at 6 locally run food stops where each dish tells a story about Manchester and the communites that make it tick. Guests will visit some of our favourite hidden gems and discover the real Manchester. Every tour is led by proud Mancunians.

Welcome to Manchester: Private Tour with a Local

2. 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.

Manchester: Northern Quarter Street Art Walking Tour

3. 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 Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour

4. 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.

Manchester: Private Food Tour with Local Guide

5. 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.

Frequently asked questions about Manchester

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Manchester?

The best day trips and excursions from Manchester are:

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What people are saying about Manchester

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 50 reviews

Fascinating tour of street art in Manchester, would definitely recommend.. it’s wasn’t just looking at art it was a full history of the northern quarter, really interesting! I was given the wrong meet location by the ‘get your guide’ instructions (wrong side of the road) but spotted the group before the tour began.

Really enjoyed the walking tour. Hayley was knowledgeable and very interesting to listen to. There’s so much art that’s above and below you in Manchester. You just need to look.for it.

Guide was excellent! Such a sweet lady, and so informative. Very helpful in recommending other activities for remaining days.

Very interesting and informative. Delivered in a relaxed and coherent format and will definitely recommend.

Reay interesting and a funny tour guide and really good food.