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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.

Christmas Manchester Town Hall Clock Tower Tours

For the best view over Manchester and an exclusive behind the scenes tour, book tickets below to guarantee your place.

With the help of guide Andrew (our very own Cupid), two intrepid clock tower climbers got engaged on Sunday 30 November’s tour. Chris popped the question at the top of the Tower and Karen said yes

Congratulations to the happy couple from all at Manchester Guided Tours!


Clock Tower Tour

 Manchester Guided Tours Leaflet Oct.14-Mar.15

Our new printable guided tours and talks leaflet is now available for download and for collection from the Visitor Information Centre. There are lots of new, exciting and quirky guided tours and fascinating talks for you to enjoy including World War One commemorative walking tours, our Thursday talks series at Central Library from October, guided walks around the suburbs, architect Edgar Wood, pub walks, scary Halloween, radicals, arts, cotton, shopping and much, much more.

Enjoy local history at a leisurely pace – Monthly Talks at Central Library

Avoid the walking ~ relax at our series of Thursday talks on local topics.  All talks are free.

Thursday December 11th 2014 at 18:30:

Victoria Baths – Restoration! by Kate Dibble at Central Library.

Hear about the history and on-going transformation of the baths, following the BBC TV programme.

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!  They run on Saturdays at 10:30 and 13:30. More info

Follow @MCROpenTopBus on twitter

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 2014/5 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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