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Discover inside knowledge of fabulous Manchester and the amazing North West on a guided walk or bus tour with Manchester’s largest team of experienced, professional and thoroughly entertaining tour guides.

Discover Bowdon Tour Cancellation

Unfortunately due to a broken foot, the Discover Bowdon walk this Wednesday, 25 March, at 11:00 has been cancelled.  Apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.

Manchester Guided Tours Leaflet Summer 2015

Our new printable guided tours and talks leaflet is now available for download. There are lots of new, exciting and quirky guided tours and fascinating talks for you to enjoy including Alexandra Park, Canal Cruise to the Boat Museum at Ellesmere Port, Interiors, Cycle tours, tunnels, Marble Brewery tour, libraries, art, music, villains, Gaskell, Peterloo, our Thursday talks series at Gullivers Pub in the Northern Quarter from April, suburbs, women, war, architecture plus also from April our new Daily Discover Manchester starting at 11 from Central Library and much, much more.

Enjoy local history at a leisurely pace – Monthly Talks

Avoid the walking and enjoy our Wednesday evening talks on local topics instead, whilst relaxing with a leisurely drink in The Northern Quarter.

Venue Gullivers Pub, 109 Oldham Street, M4 1LW    Time 6.30pm    Cost £4

April 15 Pauline Lloyd

Kill or Cure

The history of healthcare in Manchester from Georgian times to the present.

May 20 Emma Fox

Manchester, Cotton & Slavery

How were cotton and slavery intertwined? The paradox of the abolitionist town built on cotton wealth.

June 17 Andrew Derbyshire

Cathedral, Church & College

Manchester Cathedral’s fascinating history, including the days of the old church and college of priests.

July 15 Anne Beswick

Manchester Drunk ‘n’ Sober

Raise a glass to drinking history: pubs and temperance, breweries and the world’s first fizzy drinks.

August 19 Jean Bailo

Street Names

Can you really walk down Every Street in Manchester?

September 16 Kate Dibble

Mrs Gaskell the First ‘Multi Tasker?’

Elizabeth Gaskell was a mother, housekeeper, minister’s wife, critic, hostess – oh, and an author too!


Tourism Stars at the Manchester Tourism Awards

One of our guides, Barbara Frost won Manchester Tourism Star of the Year in 2012 and another John Consterdine won it in 2013.  We are proud to have the best team of passionate and professional tour guides in the city!

Telly Stars!

Watch Helen Freeborough on ITV’s Wonders of Britain telling the world how wonderful Manchester’s Town Hall is.


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Gift Vouchers

Why not buy a Manchester Guided Tours gift voucher online? They are redeemable against any of the £7/6 tours in our leaflet  You can also buy them in person from the Visitor Information Centre in Piccadilly Plaza.  They would make a perfect present!

 We’re on tripadvisor!

Our tours have been rated ‘excellent’ on tripadvisor.  If you have enjoyed a tour with one of our Manchester Guided Tours guides, we would be delighted if you would submit a short review on our tripadvisor page.  Thank you!


Have you been reading our blog page?  The latest blogs include the Memorial Hall in Albert Square, the Manchester poplar, the local woman who pioneered the campaign which later became the RSPB,  the Kinder Tresspass 80th anniversary, Manchester fossils, and Manchester’s famous Horrockses frocks.  Thank you Anne Beswick for your wonderful way with words.  Read another of Anne’s stories on Rainy City Stories.


Find out about our guided walking tours by following us on twitter @mcrguidedtours.  Please tweet us to let us know what you think of our tours.

New Southern Cemetery Guided Tour Dates Announced!

New dates Southern Cemetery guided tour dates for 2015 have been announced.  Find out the dates and book your tickets here.

Friends of Southern Cemetery receive £1 from each ticket sale.

Read the Manchester Evening News feature on Emma Fox’s guided walk at Southern Cemetery.

Watch the Manchester Evening News’ recent incredible bird’s eye film of the cemetery.

Watch our guides in action on youtube.

Click here to watch an interview of Manchester Guided Tours’ guide Helen Freeborough by Visit Manchester all about her love of the Town Hall and its Clock Tower.

Watch Emma Fox share her five favourite things to do in Manchester

Watch John Consterdine share his five favourite things to do in Manchester

The ‘Over the Rainbow’ guided walk
Watch Sibby talking about her LGBT ‘Over the Rainbow’ guided tour.

The Northern Quarter Guided Tour
Watch Peter talking about his Northern Quarter guided walking tour.

Popular guided walks and tours list

-Discover Manchester guided walk
-Panoramic and Familiarisation coach tour
-Guided tours for schools, colleges and universities
-Guided tours for social groups
-Guided tours for business visitors and conference delegates
-The Gangs of Manchester guided tour
-Industrial Heritage guided tour
-Manchester Cycle tour
-Pubs guided tour
-Underground Manchester guided tour
-Hidden Manchester guided tour
-Food and Drink guided tour
-Manchester Football guided tour
-Manchester Sporting Heritage guided tour
-Victorian Manchester guided tour
-Manchester Architecture guided tour
-Radical Manchester Politics guided tour
-Family Manchester and Salford Waterways Boat Trip
-Victorian Novelists guided tour
-Manchester Literature guided tour
-Irish Manchester guided tour
-Manchester Immigrants guided tour
-Ancoats / New Islington regeneration guided tour
-Manchester’s Gay Heritage guided tour
-The Pankhursts guided tour
-The Northern Quarter guided tour
-Manchester guided tours in German, French and Spanish
-Talks given on a range of Manchester related subjects

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