- 1 Manchester Guided Walks and Tours
- 2 Blue Badge & Green badge Tour Guides
- 3 Private Walks & Coach Tours
- 4 Tour Guides
- 5 Manchester Visitor Information Centre
- 6 Guided Tours of Manchester Town Hall
- 7 MCFC Experience City of Manchester/Etihad Stadium Museum & Tour
- 8 Coronation Street & Granada Studios Tour
- 9 Manchester Airport Tours
- 10 Manchester Black Cab Taxi Tours
- 11 Jewish Heritage Trails in Manchester
- 12 Northern Tours
Including Blue Badge and other tours around Greater Manchester, Chester and Liverpool
Manchester Guided Walks and Tours
Whether you’re visiting Manchester for the day or you’ve known the city for years, there’s no better way of exploring the area than with an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide. As well as seeing the major landmarks and attractions, you will learn about the city’s secrets and discover hidden gems that visitors often miss. Professionally
qualified Blue and Green Badge Guides have undertaken extensive training, are fully insured, self-employed guides and are registered with the Institute of Tourist Guiding, as well as being recognised by Visit Manchester and Visit Britain.
Blue Badge & Green badge Tour Guides
guides are qualified to lead walks and tours across the whole
of the North West region, and Green Badge Guides in a particular
city, for example Manchester or Liverpool.
Private Walks & Coach Tours
offer a range of private guided walking and coach tours throughout
Manchester, in several European languages:
General or bespoke themed
tours tailored to your requirements
Small or large groups
Airport and hotel transfers,
and meet-and-greet services offered.
The Guild of Manchester Tourist
Tel (Mobile): 0751 400 9434.
Manchester Tourist Guiding Agency
Tel: 0161-440 0277. MobilEmail: 0776 929 8068.
New Manchester Walks
For private walks and coach tours, please contact Ed Glinert
or Sue Grimditch at New Manchester Walks: email: email@example.com,
or tel (Mobile): 07769 29 8068.
Tel: 0161 941 7620. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Victorian Manchester, the Co-op & Robert Owen, Mrs Linnaeus
Banks’ novel, talks.
Mobile: 0777 566 8639. Email: email@example.com. www.tourmanchester.co.uk.
Mobile: 0750 569 1105. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website:
Tel: 01625 532 045. Email: email@example.com.
Victorian Manchester, literary/theatrical tours, hotel tours,
Tel: 0161 973 0120. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: 0794 433 3353. Email: email@example.com. Website:
Mobile: 0772 412 3526
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Website: www.manchestercityguides.co.uk.
Mobile: 0776 929 8068. Email: email@example.com
Architecture, Manchester town hall, music, political history,
football, industrial heritage.
Mobile: 0776 028 1081. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobile: 0788 767 6076. Email: email@example.com
Industrial heritage, Castlefield, Ancoats, Corrie, sculpture
trails, The Quays, LS Lowry, pub walks, ‘Strange But True’,
Mobile: 0750 077 4200. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: 0794 662 0808. Email: email@example.com.
Mobile: 0781 212 9754. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Beatles, Victorian Manchester, contemporary NW sport,
conferences, talks. Spanish spoken.
Mobile: 07803 124476. Email: email@example.com.
Mobile: 0775 917 3786. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manchester Taxi Tours. Mobile: 0794 623 9221. Email: email@example.com.
The city’s only Green Badge Black Cab driver guide.
Mobile: 0779 978 5166. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lancashire witches, industrial heritage, pre-history, folklore
Mobile: 0759 084 8100. Email: email@example.com. Website:
Mobile: 0787 623 5638. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Popular music, art, architecture, radical history, sport,
Mobile: 0790 511 0197. Email: email@example.com. Website:
Contemporary Manchester, literature, especially Mrs Gaskell,
Mobile: 0772 350 3702. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.tourmanchester.co.uk. French spoken.
Mobile: 0792 392 5566. Email: email@example.com.
Mobile: 0793 204 1217. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobile: 0797 401 0574. Email: email@example.com.
Sport, film/TV locations, theatre, industrial regeneration,
Mobile: 0790 098 4376. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobile: 0788 400 1315. Email: email@example.com.
Website: www.newmanchesterwalks.com. Coach tours, Salford,
The Quays, football, industry.
Mobile: 07941 263704. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website:
Mobile: 07853 181299. Email: email@example.com.
Manchester Visitor Information Centre
Manchester Visitor Information Centre has now relocated
Piccadilly Plaza, Portland Street, Manchester M1 4BT.
The Visitor Information Centre has all the programmes of
guided walks through the city, which includes the town hall.
Open Monday – Saturday 10.00-5.30pm, Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm.
Visit Manchester is the Tourist Board for Greater Manchester
and is a division of Marketing Manchester, the agency charged
with promoting Manchester on a national and international
Location of The Manchester Visitor Information
Guided Tours of Manchester
Information Centre Town Hall Tours
The majority of Town Hall tours can be booked through the Visitor
Centre and this can be done either in person by visiting us
at the Centre which is located on the corner of Parker Street
and Portland Street – see location plan above.
Town Hall guided tours can also be arranged through New Manchester
City of Manchester/Etihad Stadium Museum & Tour
Experience (Museum & Etihad Stadium Tour) combines the rich
sporting history of Manchester City Football Club with a 75
minute tour of the awe inspiring City of Manchester Stadium.
Level, the Corporate Lounge, the Directors’ Box, Dressing Room,
the Walk of Pride / Players’ Tunnel, War-up room, Press facilities,
the Pitch Side and Dugouts.
more information….or… See
Our Main Entry .
Street & Granada Studios Tour
Television Studios Tour and Coronation Street Tour are no longer
in operation, and have been closed for several years. So far
as we are aware there are no plans to reopen it.
Terminal 1, Manchester Airport, Manchester M90 1QX.
Tel: 0161-489 2442 for all other Tours. Tel: 0161-489 3932 for
Concorde Tours only.
Please note that Concorde Tours cannot be booked via email –
you must ring.
Fax: 0161-436 3030. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tour Centre holds displays from various airlines and shows
specialist aviation videos. Tours are available for educational
bodies (aged 4 and upward) and public groups. Tours can be booked
directly through the Tour Centre and, as we realise each group
has different requirements we have designed 5 options for you
to choose from. The most popular is a 2 hour tour incorporating
Terminals 1 and 3.
Cab Taxi Tours
only accredited Green Badge taxi driver. The big sights –
Town Hall, the Lowry, Old Trafford, Coronation Street, Sportcity,
Imperial War Museum North and more. Disabled access available.
Ring John 07946 239 221.
Heritage Trails in Manchester
190 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M8 8LW.
Tel: 0161-834 9879. Fax: 0161-832 7353.
Tours of the old Jewish Quarter are run by New Manchester
Walks (www.newmanchesterwalks.com) and by the Jewish Museum.
Horwich, Bolton BL6 6BD.
7 Duncan Street, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6BL. Tel: 01204 695006
or 01204 692929.
WebsitEmail: www.northerntoursonline.co.uk. Email: email@example.com– or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An established tour
operator company that provides tours of the very best cultural
and historical sights and sounds of Northern England. Tours
are designed and aimed at travellers from the United States
and all around the World. Various tours of Manchester and
14 day package for only £1800.00 including hotel accommodation
(bed, breakfast & evening meal). Individual tours for
single days or 7 days or 10 days with accommodation are also
available at £129.00 per day.
MANCHESTER TOUR DAY 1
United Tour & Museum
With over 200,000 visitors every year from all over the world,
you know you are part of one of the greatest football clubs
See also: Manchester
United Football Club.
Harry Ramsdens world famous fish & chip restaurant will
give you a real taste of one of the England’s greatest foods.
The Trafford Centre
With 280 World class stores and 35 cafés, restaurants
and bars, the Trafford Centre is the perfect place to visit
for all your gifts to take back home. See also: The
MANCHESTER TOUR DAY 2
Quarry Bank Mill is the only working water powered mill still
producing cotton cloth in Europe. Unravel the history of cotton
and experience life as an apprentice in the restored georgian
See also: Quarry
Dunham Massey Hall
An early Georgian house with edwardian interiors, and has one
of the Northwest’s finest gardens and ancient deer park with
plenty of fallow deer roaming about.
See also: Dunham
TOUR OF CHESTER
The Grosvenor Museum was founded in 1885, and it’s origins are
linked to the start of the Chester Society for Natural Science,
Literature and Art, founded by Charles Kingsley in 1871.
A place of worship for over 1,000 years. Originally a Benedictine
Walking tour condensing 2,000 years of the city’s dramatic history,
exploring the Roman ruins and city walls.
See also: City
TOUR OF BURY
Steam and diesel train trips along the Irwell Valley between
Bury and Rawtenstall. See also: East
A busy bustling market, and an attractive range of high street
and specialist shops, the market has over 100 stalls and a wide
variety of goods. See also: Bury.
TOUR OF THE LAKE DISTRICT
Set on the banks of Lake Windermere, the award winning Aquarium
of the Lakes is the UK’s largest collection of freshwater fish.See also: Bowness &
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
From Haverthwaite Station, hard working steam locomotives haul
comfortable coaches through the beautiful Leven Valley to Lakeside.
Ulverston Market Town
Ulverston is South Lakeland’s friendliest market town, Cumbria’s
Festival Town and the start of the Cumbria Way. It nestles between
the mountains of the Lake District, the shores of Windermere
and the waters of Morecambe Bay. See also: Ulverston.
Visit the 25 acre national award winning gardens, a superb statley
home and the Lakeland
A picturesque village of Cartmel with it’s idyllic market square,
charming specialty shops and impressive 12th century priory
See also: Cartmel Village.
TOUR OF LIVERPOOL (1)
Visit the biggest market in the United Kingdom, with up to 500
independent stalls set in a Victorian listed warehouse complex.Blue Bar Café
Popular stylish day & night time venue with a high celebrity count.
The Beatles Story
An evocative exhibition charting the life and times of John, Paul, George and Ringo from the early days in Hamburg to the Cavern in Liverpool.
See also: City of Liverpool.
TOUR OF LIVERPOOL (2)
The tour introduces you to over 30 places associated directly
with The Beatles.
A fascinating guided walking tour through area’s of Liverpool
connected with the slave trade.
A 45 minute guided tour through parts of the unique labyrinth
of tunnels beneath Edge Hill. Created in the 19th century by
philanthropist Joseph Williamson.
A Cain’s pub in the style of a traditional Victorian ale house,
and a haven for real ale enthusiasts.
including Blackpool, Southport, Carlisle, Skipton, Nottingham
If you are, or know of any local artists (painters, photographers,
potters, sculptors, etc) located or based in and around Manchester
please let us know, and if appropriate, we’ll try to include