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Manchester: City Bus Tour

Manchester: City Bus Tour

Explore the birthplace of the industrial revolution aboard the hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus in Manchester and learn more about the city's contribution to science, politics, music, arts and sport. Hop-on and off at any of the 15 stops on a route that has been carefully planned to include key sights such as Manchester Town Hall, the National Football Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry and Manchester United Football Club. Hop-off at Salford Quays to visit the famous Lowry art gallery and Imperial War Museum North in the stunning building by Daniel Libeskind. Discover the new media hub where the BBC and ITV have located their TV studios, and avail of the canal-side shops and restaurants. 

Manchester: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Manchester: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Manchester at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Manchester's most important attractions on foot. In the history-filled city of Manchester you will first visit the beautiful National Football Museum. Then the unique Manchester Cathedral and then the irreplaceable Royal Exchange Theatre. This wonderful route continues to the Piccadilly Gardens. As a fifth stop you will find the Manchester Art Gallery. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting St. Peter's Square. Of course, the Town Hall could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Albert Square. The penultimate destination is the enviable John Rylands Research Institute. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Science and Industry Museum.At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

Manchester City Walking Tour

Manchester City Walking Tour

From our origins built by the Romans, to the industrial revolution's impact on our city, to the vibrant music and LGBTQ+ scene we have today, see it all on this tour with your local guide. Walk in the footsteps of suffragettes, infamous merchants, street artists and football heroes as you discover the key sights of Manchester. Explore some hidden gems along the way too! The tour includes: St Peter's Square Royal Exchange Theatre Mediaeval Quarter Street Art Gay Village Northern Quarter And many hidden treasures!

Manchester: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Manchester: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to Manchester, a vibrant city in the heart of England's North West, renowned for its rich industrial heritage, cultural diversity, and thriving arts scene. This self-guided audio tour offers you the opportunity to explore Manchester's fascinating history, iconic landmarks, and hidden gems at your own pace, all while immersing yourself in the vibrant tapestry of its past and present. As you wander through Manchester's bustling streets and atmospheric neighborhoods, the audio narration will be your trusted guide, offering insightful commentary on the city's evolution from a textile powerhouse to a modern hub of innovation and creativity. From the historic industrial warehouses of Castlefield to the bustling energy of the Northern Quarter, each stop on the tour unveils a different aspect of Manchester's dynamic character. Experience the city's cultural richness as you visit renowned institutions such as the Manchester Art Gallery, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the iconic Old Trafford Stadium. Learn about the city's pivotal role in the industrial revolution, the birthplace of the suffragette movement, and the home of world-famous musicians and artists. With the flexibility to pause and explore at your leisure, you'll have the freedom to delve into Manchester's treasures at your own pace. Discover hidden alleyways adorned with street art, sample local delicacies at bustling markets, or simply soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this eclectic city. Whether you're a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply someone seeking to experience the authentic spirit of Manchester, this self-guided audio tour promises to be a memorable journey through the heart and soul of one of England's most dynamic cities. Learn more about the top 16 tourist attractions in Manchester. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Manchester Piccadilly Station 2. Palace Theatre 3. Manchester Central Library 4. Manchester Art Gallery 5. Manchester City Council Hall 6. Albert Square 7. Royal Exchange 8. Manchester Cathedral 9. National Football Museum 10. Chetham's Library 11. People's History Museum 12. Manchester Opera House 13. Science and Industry Museum 14. The John Rylands Library 15. The Monastery Manchester 16. Etihad Stadium So, grab your headphones, hit play, and let the stories of Manchester unfold as you embark on an unforgettable adventure through its streets and landmarks.

Manchester’s Rebirth and Renewal: A Self Guided Audio Tour

Manchester’s Rebirth and Renewal: A Self Guided Audio Tour

Journey into Manchester’s recent past and see how the city has rebuilt itself, sometimes literally, from the ashes. This walking tour takes you through the city center, Spinningfields, and Castlefield where you’ll hear key stories about Manchester’s journey from industrial relic to modern metropolis. Our tour begins in front of Mackie Mayor food hall in the NOMA district, where dangerous slums have been replaced by ground-breakingly modern buildings like the National Football Museum. As you wind your way through the city centre, seeing the wonderful Mancunian mix of old and new, you’ll learn about the factory owner who wanted a worker’s revolution, Manchester’s most terrifying days and nights, the scruffy statue of Abraham Lincoln, and what happened to the Hacienda night club. On the way to the Midland hotel where our tour ends, I’ll show you a perfectly adequate Manchester Cathedral, and a theatre hidden inside the Royal Exchange Building. Along the way you’ll have the chance to: • Visit Sadler’s Yard and hear about James Sadler, the first Englishman to take to the skies in a hot air balloon, who once brought a cat with him • See the desk where Karl Marx worked while writing the communist manifesto in Chetham's Library • Have a drink in the bustling Shambles Square • Do some shopping in the Arndale centre or Market Street • Take in Manchester City Council, our townhall, while enjoying a drink on Albert Square • Sip on refreshing cocktails in Spinningfields • Shoot your own atmospheric thriller movie • Walk along an old railway with the best views of the modern city • Spot hidden horses along the canal • Find Old Granada Studios where Dragons’ Den and RuPaul's Drag Race UK are filmed By the end of this 75 minute tour, you’ll be left with a sense of excitement – not only for what Manchester is now, but what it might become.

Manchester: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Manchester: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. In the history-filled city of Manchester you will first visit the beautiful National Football Museum. Then the unique Manchester Cathedral and then the irreplaceable Royal Exchange Theatre. This wonderful route continues to the Piccadilly Gardens. As a fifth stop you will find the Manchester Art Gallery. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting St. Peter's Square. Of course, the Town Hall could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Albert Square. The penultimate destination is the enviable John Rylands Research Institute. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Science and Industry Museum.

Manchester City Exploration Game and Tour

Manchester City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with an City Exploration game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Mnachester. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. In the history-filled city of Manchester you will first visit the beautiful National Football Museum. Then the unique Manchester Cathedral and then the irreplaceable Royal Exchange Theatre. This wonderful route continues to the Piccadilly Gardens. As a fifth stop you will find the Manchester Art Gallery. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting St. Peter's Square. Of course, the Town Hall could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Albert Square. The penultimate destination is the enviable John Rylands Research Institute. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Science and Industry Museum.

Manchester: Quirky Smartphone self-guided heritage walks

Manchester: Quirky Smartphone self-guided heritage walks

If you are Curious About Manchester, take one of our quirky self-guided walks, where you can explore the heart of Manchester. Not only will you visit the better-known places – we make sure you visit the unusual and intriguing ones too! Added to this we provide compelling stories about the history around you, whilst you have fun following our detailed directions, finding answers to our addictive clues and matching pictures to places along the way. You’ll discover "hidden treasures", whilst reading about the history of Manchester and the people and events that have shaped it – whether you’re familiar with Manchester or a first-time visitor, you will spot things you would not have otherwise noticed. Download the walks to your mobile device, then follow the directions and enjoy our self-guided heritage walks at your own pace and level of interest The walks are 1.5 miles and 1 mile respectively. Both walks are suitable for wheelchair and buggy users.

Manchester Food Tour with a Local Guide

Manchester Food Tour with a Local Guide

One of the best ways to learn about a city is through its food and drink. Join your local guide on a gastronomic adventure, sample some of the best food and drinks the city has to offer and discover how the gastronomy of the city offers an edible insight into its past. This tour will reveal fascinating facts about Manchester and England’s food history - you'll also explore food science and take in some magnificent local delicacies along the way. Your guide will share with you the food and drink stories of the city we will start in the alternative independent Northern Quarter where we will have our first two tastings before taking in some of the main landmarks and visiting a Victorian Chophouse we will then return to the Northern Quarter dining in a converted textile warehouse before finishing with an award winning dessert hidden away inside a famous alternative shopping centre. Manchester's food and drink scene is booming - and this tour will show you why!

Fascinating Manchester - Walking Tour

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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