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Manchester: Swing and Rat Pack River Cruise

1. Manchester: Swing and Rat Pack River Cruise

Join the Princess Katherine for a cruise with a difference and experience an amazing way to enjoy Manchester. A night of amazing tunes will welcome you from your favorite Rat Pack and swing artists, as well as a few classic favorites to keep the boat rocking, courtesy of Russell Shaun. The Princess Katherine provides an intimate atmosphere that will have you dancing in the aisles as the city slides by. Enjoy the lights of the city as the Princess Katherine cruises between the stunning architecture of Salford Quays towards the heart of Manchester. From Old Trafford to the lights of Media City, these are surely some of the best views that Manchester has to offer. As your tour concludes, you'll cruise back to your tour starting location to continue your evening.

Manchester: Salford Quays Guided Walking Tour

2. Manchester: Salford Quays Guided Walking Tour

Celebrate the history and cultural significance of Salford Quays on a family-friendly guided walking tour in Manchester. Start and end at the impressive Media City Piazza, visiting important sights like the Lowry Arts Center and others along the way. Meet your guide underneath the big digital screen in the Media City piazza, a modern and imposing location designed to provide a purpose-built home for digital and creative businesses. From here, you'll set out to explore Salford Quays. Learn about the historical and cultural significance of this area, from its past as Manchester Docks to its present as one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the UK. Discover hidden gems as you wander around the waterfront with your local guide and get insight into what makes the Quays so special. The walking route covers around 4.5 kilometers and takes you past stunning locations like the Lowry Arts Center, the Imperial War Museum North, and more, before returning to the Media City Piazza where it began.

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4.4 / 5

based on 997 reviews

We where very lucky to find this and to be fair the experience seemed too good to be true and such good value ( that until the cruise turned up we wondered is this for real - yes it is ) The cruise boat was clean and airy. We where lucky as he heavens opened as we boarded but this only added to the experience and intimate coziness of the cruise. It’s November so not packed but that makes it feel like a hidden gem and for us felt very romantic. Drinks available onboard very reasonable and there is no commercialism which is refreshing and keeps it real The staff are so friendly and it was just an enjoyable 45 mins. The guide playing is not in your face but continuous and even locals would learn points of interest We loved it and would certainly recommend it - even finding it (without Google cheating) was fun! No big boards or sales men just a tiny sign pointing you. We found a good pub The Dockyard across the way as we waited for the boat to dock A great highlight to our day

This was a very enjoyable little river cruise. The crew were really cheery people and made the trip worthwhile. Would definitely recommend this to anyone! It was raining in the way back unfortunately but still a worthwhile little trip down the Manchester ship canal!

its Family time in new environment,exciting trip.its de-stressing. Its small getaway with a value of holiday trip giving the detachement and riddance of routine ,boring things we were in in mondain daily life . excellent experience.

Great experience well worth the price. Staff was friendly and welcoming on board. Drink were reasonable price.

Boat came on time. Cruise time was perfect. Tour guide was very informative.