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Address: Manchester M2 5PD, England
Phone Number:
+44 7505 685942
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Fully qualified, professional, official Manchester tour guides.

Variety of...

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 turn up, costs £8 each. A great way to find out more about the city - whether you are just visiting, or have lived here for years.

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Wonderful walking tour with history of Manchester

We started the tour at the library , every Saturday at 10:45 8 pounds each, very profitable expense. We entered the most important buildings and have a very deep explanation of... read more

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Lugano, Switzerland
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started the tour at the library , every Saturday at 10:45 8 pounds each, very profitable expense. We entered the most important buildings and have a very deep explanation of each of them. Very entertaining 2 hours walk Absolutely perfect

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An enthusiastic, knowledgeable and informative guide who wove interesting facts, stories and anecdotes around the different graves we visited; memorials to the famous and to the less well known -to pioneers like Alcock and to local hero Tony Wilson A nice balance of funny and serious without being solemn or reverential; quite moving at times. A must too for anyone... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Manchester last October for one day and did a great tour with John Alker. It was an overview of Manchester and I enjoyed it so much I decided to go back to Manchester this April.I did two tours with Peter O'Grady and he was a fantastic guide. We did the Football Tour and the Northern Quarter Tour.Both... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had an excellent & enthusiastic guide, Eileen, who gave an excellent overview of the history on Manchester & we visited many of the key buildings. A great introduction or a refresher for those going home!

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

John Alker has to be one of the best. His erudite, humorous and insightful tour is a must for anyone who, like me, has visited Manchester but never looked at what there actually is. Statues, architecture, historical accounts and wonderfully humorous delivery all combine to make this a must for all visitors to the surprisingly fine city of Manchester.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Suzanne was our tour guide, it was great to meet someone who was not only very knowledgable but really enjoyed her job. The tour was a great insight into the history of Manchester and it helped get your bearings on this great city. Suzanne helped show us on our map where some of the best micro breweries and pubs are... More 

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East Kilbride
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I booked this for my friends hen do and would highly recommend! Not only is it a very reasonable price for a tour but also it was a private tailor made tour! Our guide was John and he was amazing at getting in contact and talking through what I wanted and how he could make it for us. He arrived... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

We were visiting Manchester for a couple of days. This tour is a must to give you a good overview of the city - its history both recent and past. Despite the weather we got a lot out of it. Eileen our guide was very knowledgeable and unfazed by any questions. The mistake we made is not doing this first.... More 

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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

If you want to go to Manchester, I suggest you to do a guided tour. You can see old buildings next to new builddings. It's beautiful. The guide explain the story of the city. That's very interesting. If you go to Manchester, do that!

Thank Fanny Z
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My husband myself and a friend went on a guided walk with John Alker on a bright Saturday morning through the city of Manchester. I enjoyed every minute of it. John clearly loves his city, and understands how to put it in context. From local history, to Britain as a whole, to Europe and the wider world beyond, John showed... More 

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