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Our most recommended Manchester Sightseeing Walking Tours

Old Trafford: Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour

1. Old Trafford: Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour

Connect with sport's history with this tour of the Manchester United Museum and the Old Trafford Stadium. Learn about the club's history and achievements as you explore the museum. Take a tour of Old Trafford and sit in your favorite player's seat in the dressing room. Visit the museum to see fascinating club memorabilia and interactive exhibits. Experience the thrill of strolling through the players’ tunnel towards the pitch. Sit in the dugout and try planning your game tactics as Sir Alex Ferguson did for many years. See the press room where the manager makes his statement after each home gam. Visit the VIP room that has hosted big names over the years, including celebrities and many former players. Receive a personalized certificate to commemorate your visit to Old Trafford.

Etihad Stadium: Manchester City Stadium and Museum Tour

2. Etihad Stadium: Manchester City Stadium and Museum Tour

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite players on this behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Etihad Stadium. Take a look at the state-of-the-art new player facilities of the revamped stadium and club. From arrival to pre-match preparations, and from the big match to their post-match media obligations, gain a true understanding of the journey that players take on a match day. Follow your guide who will bring each corner of the stadium to life with interesting stories, facts, and anecdotes. There are plenty of new areas to visit this season, including the brand new player facilities and the introduction of The Tunnel Club – the first of its kind in world football.

From Manchester: North Wales Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

3. From Manchester: North Wales Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

Leave the bustling city of Manchester and travel to Wales on a 90-minute fully-narrated journey arriving at Llandudno. Visit the 12th century hidden chapel of St. Tudno on the Great Orme. Next is the walled town of Conwy, constructed in 1283 with a fabulous 3/4-mile wall circuit. Go inside Conwy Castle, a gritty, dark-stoned fortress built by James of St. George in partnership with the french Richard The Engineer. Head into Snowdonia National Park using carefully-selected, off-the-beaten-track routes with a stop at the “capital of North Wales”: Betws-Y-Coed prayer house in the woods. Finally, take the unique opportunity to experience the Pontcysyllte Canal Aqueduct, built by Sir Thomas Telford in between 1795 and 1805. Prepare to be entertained and informed from your experienced guide and driver.

From Manchester: Derbyshire and Peak District Day Trip

4. From Manchester: Derbyshire and Peak District Day Trip

Departing from Manchester in the morning, set off on a day trip to Derbyshire's Peak District. The first stop is in Castleton, a quaint old town that attracts visitors from all over the world for its quintessential English charm. Wander the streets, enjoy a beautiful view up a valley, and learn about the history at the fascinating information center. Proceed then to Monsal Head, a scenic viewpoint. Hear about the impressive history of the famous viaduct that emerges from green hills to create a unique view. Stop for lunch in Bakewell next. Not only is this town exciting to look at, it's also the birthplace of one of England's most famous desserts, Bakewell pudding.  Continue to Poole's Cavern. Opt for a visit to this enormous limestone cave system that has been described as one of the wonders of the Peak District. This series of caves has welcomed Mary Queen of Scots and countless other visitors, all who have marveled at its many chambers, stalagmites, and stalactites. Travel back to Manchester, arriving in the late afternoon.

Manchester: Silent Disco Adventure Tour

5. Manchester: Silent Disco Adventure Tour

Join your silent disco team as they take you on a journey of song and dance through the famous streets of Manchester. Put your funky moves on display and serenade the people of the city with your pop star voice on a musically-instructed adventure. Experience a unique roaming riot of revelry around the mythical and historical streets of the city. Don your hi-tech headset and bust some swinging grooves whilst listening to some iconic tunes and hits from across the decades. As your inhibitions evaporate and laughter takes over, you will be part of the best all-dancing, all-singing walking tour in town. Ganging up with your super-stylish leader at the starting point, groove down the historic streets, passing famous landmarks, performers and the public (who will be looking on in awe and jealousy). Be prepared to never look at Manchester, or yourself, in the same way again.

Manchester: Haunted City Exploration Game

6. Manchester: Haunted City Exploration Game

You are invited to discover the haunted places of Manchester with an interactive city exploration app. You will be guided step-by-step to the cursed buildings where they carry out their eternal punishments while you learn all of their stories. Brace yourself and come explore Haunted Manchester, all with the help of your smartphone. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour? Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around two hours is normally enough. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

From Manchester: Yorkshire Sightseeing Day Trip

7. From Manchester: Yorkshire Sightseeing Day Trip

Get a taste of Yorkshire on a full-day minibus tour from Manchester. Explore the county's history and cuisine, admire feats of Victorian engineering, and see the picturesque Hardraw Force waterfall. Make your way to the National Express Coach Station near Manchester Airport Railway Station to meet your driver for the day. Then, board your minibus and travel along roads inaccessible to normal buses throughout the day. After a partially-narrated 2-hour journey, arrive in Haworth to discover the stories of the Bronte Sisters — Anne, Charlotte, and Emily. From there, head to the stunning limestone feature of Malham Cove, formed by melt-water from glaciers over 12,000 years ago. See the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct, a masterpiece of 19th-century engineering, and take a stroll to get a closer look at its 1.5 million bricks. A stop at the must-visit Wensleydale Creamery follows. Sample some of its famous cheeses, made originally by Cistercian Monks. Next, visit the pretty village of Hawes, a honeypot boasting shops, cafes, pubs, and locals sipping John Smith's while munching a Yorkshire Pudding. Once you have explored Hawes, head to Hardraw Force, the UK's highest single-drop waterfall (30 meters/100 feet). Enjoy the splash pool and the breathtaking natural “amphitheater” before beginning your journey back to Manchester. Please note that the Hardraw Force entrance fee is not included in the tour price, but is available as an optional add-on for £2.50.

Welcome to Manchester: Private Tour with a Local

8. Welcome to Manchester: Private Tour with a Local

Meet your guide at your hotel or pre-arranged meeting point to explore Manchester like a local. Discover the city through the eyes of those who live there. Benefit from the insights of a friendly guide who is passionate about their city. Discover what to see, and learn all the tricks to help make your trip as interesting as possible. Get familiar with the neighborhood where you are staying, and learn the best places to eat and buy groceries. Hear how to travel around, and discover what are the top things to do. Feel more comfortable and confident navigating the city on your own by the end of the tour. Get all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi. A private car can also be arranged with prior notification.

Manchester City: City Football Academy Guided Tour

9. Manchester City: City Football Academy Guided Tour

The City Football Academy Tour takes you behind the scenes at the Premier League Champions’ state of the art training complex, allowing fans to visit the home of our men and women’s first teams and our world class youth set-up. This tour provides a rare insight into the life of a City footballer and how they prepare themselves for a big match. Expertly led by our Tour Guides, each area of the City Football Academy – located next door to the Etihad Stadium – will be brought to life with interesting stories, facts and anecdotes. This includes the first team building where Pep Guardiola works with his players and staff, which you will view from the outside, using media guides to get a feel for what it is like inside the inner sanctum. You will also see the elite facilities and training pitches used by all our teams, from the youngest Academy age groups through to the senior sides, and tour the Academy Stadium, which hosts our women’s first team and the Elite Development Squad. This is your chance to gain a deeper understanding of Manchester City as you learn about the journey our young players embark on, from walking through the doors of the City Football Academy as a six-year-old, to becoming a professional footballer.

Manchester Northern Quarter: City Exploration Game

10. Manchester Northern Quarter: City Exploration Game

Discover Manchester’s Street Art by solving challenges and unlocking stories on your phone. Learn about the Cities of Hope street art project, and see Queen Victoria’s statute, the Ian Curtis mural, and much more. The game starts at Queen Victoria’s Statue, where you’ll take the role of a worker bee tasked with recruiting artists for your queen’s 500-day jubilee celebration. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. It will take you between 1-1.5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Frank Sidebottom.

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What people are saying about Manchester

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 103 reviews

I had again a more than relaxing, interesting and perfectly organized trip, like every time I book a trip through GetYourGuide! Our driver and guide Frank from BusyBus was awesome! Super funny, totally animating, provided us with important historical facts, seemed very competent and made the excursion more than comfortable! Always happy to do it again and again!!!

Jutta was very easy to chat with and knew a lot about the city that I found interesting. Not just historical things but about the people and everyday life. I had a whole tour of the city in 2 hours, enough to help me enjoy the rest of my stay. Jutta is friendly and dynamic. Truely a great experience! Thanks!

The day was amazing from start to finish. The two tour guides were very informative and as it was my daughters birthday - they made her day super special. I would most definitely recommend.

Really good tour of the stadium with guides Martin & David my 14 yr old loved it but he loves Man City to be fair

Tour was great and informative so cool to actually see the stadium in person.