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Fully qualified, professional, official Manchester tour guides. Variety of public and private walking, coach, bike or boat tours offered including 'Discover Manchester' daily at 11:00 from Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, just...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Manchester M2 5PD, England
+44 7974 010574
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All reviews walking tour two hours central library knowledgeable guide complete tour great humour superb tour interesting walk city centre highly recommend the tour midland hotel mixed group wealth of knowledge northern quarter royal exchange enjoyable tour interesting facts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to leave a review when there's nothing to review. We arrived on time at the meeting point to find one straggler waiting with us, but no tour guide arrived. It's not clear whether one needs to purchase a ticket in advance or turn...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alixflinders
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Had a superb tour around the historical buildings of Manchester city centre today (13/12). Our guide was Mr John Alker. John really was very, very good. He has a meticulous knowledge of the history associated with the older buildings of the city centre. On top...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed 16 November 2018

John is quite simply the best town guide I have ever had in the UK, he is extremely knowledgeable but presents the information in a humorous and very entertaining way, and he is able to adjust his presentation to different groups' needs and levels. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Silverhair303
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

I have been on quite a few of the walks and they never disappoint.The"Spooky walk,took us to many places in Manchester that are reputed to be haunted and linked in with historical events,it made a thought provoking and interesting event. Peter O'Grady had many tales...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CityGirlsixone
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I have lived in the Manchester area for over 20 years and don’t know much of the history so thought this might give me a little insight. I went along (by myself) on the 10th Nov, and my guide was Pauline. From start to finish...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

I throughly enjoyed the tour with John on Saturday 27 October, he was extremely knowledgeable and kept us entertained and interested through out the tour, I learned a lot about both Manchester and the royal family in the 2 hours that John took us around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kk1263
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Just finished the tour. Marvelous experience, must see (and probably, start with) if you are in Manchester. 2 hours is just enough to start grasping how unique and interesting the city really is. John is very knowledgeable and makes the story flow seamlessly. You want...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Любовь П
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Despite the rain (arrived on cue, for it is Manchester), this was a gem of an experience, the best way to see and learn about this remarkable city in a short space of time. Excellently informed and highly articulate throughout this easy-going 2-hour jaunt of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank EdwardG1508
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This was held at Browns Restaurant, York Street, a beautiful building which used to be a Bank. After buying a drink at the bar and being shown into the old Bank Managers office, my friends and I had a lovely afternoon here, learning about all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank tigralady
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I think walking tours are a great way of learning about places and the one I went on in Manchester with Eileen Allen didn't disappoint. For two hours she took us around some central streets in the city and told us many anecdotes and interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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16 May 2018|
Response from CityGirlsixone | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid that I dont know the answer to this,as I only attend the walks as a participant but as the guides are very knowledgeable, I am sure they will able to help.
Lyndsey Z
2 May 2018|
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Response from robbielou123 | Reviewed this property |
You can order them online too.
5 October 2017|
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Response from MCRGuidedTours | Property representative |
Hi, if you mean the Discover Manchester walking tour it lasts 1.5 to 2 hours and you would walk approximately 1.5 miles in that time.