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Discover the city’s secrets and hidden gems by taking a guided walking tour with our experienced, entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides.
Manchester Town Hall Clock Tower Tours are back!
Manchester Town Hall clock tower tours tickets are now on sale below. The tours are running again on even dates from now until January 2nd. Why not visit the Christmas markets and take a tower tour? Prepare yourself for 173 spiral stairs, the historic clock mechanism, Great Abel the hour bell, the ringing room, the giant clock faces and the best 360 degree outdoor panoramic view in the city. Bring your camera! Call 0750 568 5942 to book a private tour as a fun Christmas activity for your group.
Cancellation of Town Hall Tour December 4th
Unfortunately due to lack of access to all the state rooms, the Town Hall tour on Wednesday 4th December at 11am has had to be cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused by this. There are Town Hall tours on Sunday December 8th at 11am, Wednesday December 11th at 11am, Sunday December 15th at 11am and Wednesday December 18th at 11am. For a full list of forthcoming Town Hall tours please download the current leaflet. There are Town Hall clock tower tours on December 4th at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. Please book using the above order now button.
Our new walks, talk and tours leaflet is now available for download or for collection from the Visitor Information Centre in Piccadilly Plaza. There are plenty of new walks to tickle your fancy! If you would like to receive the new leaflet by email every six months please sign up for our newsletter.
Christmas will soon be upon us. 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!
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 £3
The next talks are on Thursday November 14th 2013:
Manchester Theatre by John Alker at 14:30 at the People’s History Museum. The history of the city’s theatrical past – famous names, plays and players. Apologies for 13:00 and 14:30 start times appearing in our leaflet, NB the start time is 14:30 NOT 13:00.
The Best of Manchester Music by John Alker at 18:30 at the Bridge Tavern. Stories and legends of this iconic musical city – relive the music of Madchester.
Manchester Central Tours
The secrets of the historic former railway building in Manchester city centre will be opened up to the public on a monthly basis as Manchester Guided Tours explore Manchester Central. Take a walk under the vaulted arches and station clock of its gable which have been a feature of the Manchester skyline for almost 130 years. Be guided through old and new features of this iconic venue, which originally served as a passenger railway station from 1880 and is now Manchester’s International Convention Centre.
Tour dates are as follows:
Sunday 8 December 11am
Saturday 18 January 11am
Booking is essential via email@example.com or 07505 685 942.
NB The cost per head is £8 or £7 for concessions, not free as stated in the MEN article.
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
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Tours of the Printworks
Explore the newspaper heritage behind Manchester’s Printworks and tour exclusively behind the scenes. The next tour takes place Sunday December 1 2013 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.
There will be a special Remembrance Sunday guided tour of Southern Cemetery on November 10th 1:30-3:30 pm. Tickets cost £7/£6 concessions including a £1 donation to the British Legion. Please book here.
Read the Manchester Evening News feature on Emma Fox’s guided walk at Southern Cemetery.
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.
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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.
-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»
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»