Hop-on hop-off tour

Manchester: City Bus Tour

Activity provider: Sightseeing Manchester
Hop-on hop-off tour

Manchester: City Bus Tour

Activity provider: Sightseeing Manchester

From US$ 14.61 per person

Explore Manchester from an open-top sightseeing bus. Learn about the city's industrial past from the recorded commentary and take in the sights as you explore the city center and Salford Quays.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore Manchester and Salford Quays by hop-on hop-off bus
  • Learn more about the city and its industrial heritage from the recorded commentary
  • Connect to the free Wi-Fi aboard the buses
Full description
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. 
  • Bus ticket, valid for 2 calendar days from the date shown (if the bus is not operating on one of these days you may use the ticket on the next available day)
  • Recorded commentary in English
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Entry fees

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the Princess Street bus stop SE to board the bus.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Your ticket is valid for 2 calendar days from the date shown. If the bus is not operating on one of these days, you may use the ticket on the next available day.
  • Buses depart from Albert Square.
  • The recorded commentary is in English, but other languages are available if you download the local tour operator's app. There is free Wi-Fi on the buses, but it is recommended you download the app before boarding
  • You will be notified of any change to the schedule or route via the local tour operator's Facebook page.
  • Tours start at 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM on the PINK TIMETABLE that operates all year.
  • The buses depart from Albert Square, nr Town Hall, Princess Street, M2 4DF.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 419 reviews

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The tour allows you to see most of the city in less than two hours, it's perfect for people who have little time to spend on site. And the fact that the pass is valid for 2 days is super practical for getting to the different tourist spots! However, you have to pay attention to the timetables because only 3 tours are done during the day and the bus stops at which it stops are difficult to identify. And beware of people who do not understand English because the visit is mainly in this language.

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January 20, 2023

A good way to see a bit of the city. I would advise giving better instructions to be able to download the application to listen to the tour through an audio guide in other languages. The chat of this application is not useful, they do not know how to answer your questions.

August 10, 2022

Had a smashing day out . Gave a different perspective on the city. The only thing that could be improved is the commentary as it was difficult to hear at times and especially if your hard of hearing . We caught snatches of the commentary but not all of it so was a slightly little bit disappointing. The tour itself is good and fun if your interested in discovering a bit more about Manchester.

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July 14, 2022

Product ID: 147528