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See fabulous Manchester and the amazing North West.
Discover the city’s secrets and hidden gems by taking a guided walking tour with our experienced, entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides.

What’s New

Manchester Histories Festival - Programme Now Live


Manchester Histories Festival is back 21 – 30 March 2014.

MHF is a 10-day celebration of Greater Manchester’s unique histories and heritage and Manchester Guided Tours will be involved in an array of fascinating events. The full programme is on the MHF website and you can book for our events on our ticket sales website.  Come and see us on MHF Celebration Day, March 29th, when we will have a stand in the Town Hall.  We look forward to seeing you!

Visit England Toursim Star – Vote for our guide John Consterdine

Please vote for our very own superstar taxi driver-tour guide John Consterdine to win Visit England’s Tourism Star of 2014.

Watch John talk about his passion for Manchester and then please vote to help us put John and Manchester firmly on the tourism map.

John Consterdine won the Manchester Tourism Awards Star of 2013 award and was put forward for national recognition.  Go John!

Voting closes on 21 March and the winner will be announced on 29 March – the first day of English Tourism Week.

Manchester Guided Tours Leaflet April 14- September 14

Our new guided tours and talks leaflet is now available for download and for collection from the Visitor Information Centre. There are lots of new and exciting guided tours and fascinating talks for you to enjoy including Canal Cruises, World War One commemorative tours, our Thursday talks series, guided walks around Altrincham, Hale, Broadheath, Middleton and much more.

Enjoy local history at a leisurely pace – Monthly Talks

Avoid the walking ~ relax with a drink instead at our series of Thursday talks on local topics.  All talks cost £4.

Thursday April 10th 2014 at 13:00:

Angel Meadow – Slums & Squalor by Elizabeth Sibbering at The Bridge Tavern 

The River Irk valley & Angel Meadow were infamous in Victorian times

Thursday April 10th 2014 at 18:30:

Lowry – A Simple Man? by Kate Dibble at The Bridge Tavern.

The life & works of probably our most famous & well-loved artist.

SPECIAL OFFER 25% off food at The Bridge for anyone attending MGT talks.  Mention Manchester Guided Tours, or show one of our yellow leaflets. Not available with any other offer.

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.

Manchester Open Top Bus Tours

Manchester Open Top Bus Tour, Manchester Visitor Information Centre and Manchester Guided Tours have joined forces to provide the official open top bus sightseeing tours. This does not use a pre-recorded commentary folks, guides from Manchester Guided Tours provide LIVE commentary. Hundreds of people have already enjoyed the tours; don’t miss out!  More info

Follow @MCROpenTopBus on twitter

Manchester Town Hall Clock Tower Tours

People seemed to thoroughly enjoy our clock tower tours.  Read a review.  Read another review. Keep a look out here for information about tour dates throughout the year.

Tours of the Printworks

Explore the newspaper heritage behind Manchester’s Printworks and tour exclusively behind the scenes.  The next tour takes place Sunday July 20 2014 at 11am.  Meet outside Cafe Rouge on Withy Grove. £7/£6 concs. Further info and book your place here.

New Southern Cemetery Guided Tour Dates Announced!

New dates Southern Cemetery guided tour dates for 2013 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 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
-Coronation Street 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
See list of all our tours»

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About Manchester Guided Tours

We are the largest group of qualified, insured and experienced  Manchester Green Badge and North West Blue Badge tourist guides working in Manchester and the North West region.  Our tour guides will provide informative and entertaining guided walks and coach, cycle or boat tours to make your Manchester experience memorable. We love our city, we love our region and whether you’re in Manchester for business or pleasure we’d love to show you around. Contact us»

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