This is an excellent choice for travelers with limited time. Go on a whistle-stop walking tour of Manchester’s main attractions such as Piccadilly Gardens, Chinatown, Vimto Sculpture, St. Peter’s Square, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Cathedral, and much more. Exploring the city with a guide means you won’t have to worry about getting lost, and you’ll hear entertaining stories along the way.
Save time—visit multiple Manchester sights in a day, including The Shambles
A walking tour takes you to places inaccessible by car or bus
A small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience
Learn about Manchester’s history through guide commentary
A unique list of 101 things to do in the city
Meeting And Pickup
Manchester Central Library
Manchester Central Library, Manchester M2 5PD, UK
Outside Manchester Central Library, next to the Red Telephone BoxesPhone Box
Cathedral St, Manchester, UK
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Great day learning about Manchester
RobertAndrew_F, Aug 2022
Really great afternoon learning about Manchester - informative and interesting we both really enjoyed it
Love This Tour ❤️
Scott_G, Aug 2022
Perfect mix of history and more contemporary information. Witty, insightful and very funny. We both loved it.
Great tour guide
Mandy_B, Aug 2022
Our tour guide had so much knowledge that every question he was asked he was able to fully answer - really lovely guy!
Bia, Aug 2022
Polite and knowledgeable guide. We passed on foot through the main places of the city. For people who speak a good english.
William_B, Jul 2022
Excellent tour. Gareth was an enthusiastic and engaging guide. I enjoyed the afternoon very much and learnt a lot. Gareth also added humour. Definitely recommended.
Do you know Manchester
Karen_S, Jul 2022
From old heritage, to music scene from the 90’s. Manchester tour was so interesting with our tour guide
Samuel_M, Jul 2022
Gareth was a lovely tour guide. He shared a lot of interest facts and he was very open to curious questions.
Excellent telling the...
Ingibjrg_G, Jul 2022
Excellent telling the story of different things happening in the city and pointing out interesting things to do
Great afternoon discovering Manchester
Patrick_M, Jul 2022
Gareth was superb! So friendly and knowledgeable. He also provided some excellent restaurant and pub recommendations.
A great tour identifying features that I could not have found on my own.
kevin_M, Jul 2022
An enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide show us a wide variety of wonderful Manchester sights of which many were inside buildings or an out of the way areas that I would never have found on my own.
Very delightful 3-hour stroll.
jenadia_p, Jun 2022
Informative, interesting and intimate experience of the beautiful city! Particularly good for those with only a short time to explore.
Bhupinder_K, May 2022
I learnt so much I only wish it was longer
I'm definitely doing it again next time I come to Manchester
I enjoyed learning the...
Maria_B, May 2022
I enjoyed learning the very interesting history of Manchester from Gareth whose wit and charm were much appreciated. He was helpful and clear-spoken.
Gareth was fantastic and very knowledgeable.
Monica_W, May 2022
The walking tour was even better than expected and gave us a thorough and unique view of Manchester!
Craig_G, Apr 2022
A very comprehensive tour from Gareth covering history, music, and football. Also good suggestions on place to go and things to see etc.
Excellent guide - really interesting afternoon
Nicola_B, Apr 2022
Great experience. Our guide Gareth was really friendly and knowledgeable. He gave us a great history of the area and advice on where to eat and drink. Would definitely recommend.
Interesting afternoon, full of fascinating facts!
emmalewis13, Apr 2022
The walking tour was very interesting and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. A great afternoon, would recommend. 🙂
Alan_M, Apr 2022
Lots of information about Manchester over the course of 2.5 hour walking tour. The tour guide very personable.
History brought to life
Jacky_M, Mar 2022
Gareth was very knowledgeable and passionate about Manchester, he brought its history to life.
There was a good mix of old and more recent history.
Rainbows, rebels and revelations
Lisa_W, Mar 2022
General friendly informative tour guide. Lots of interesting details. A couple of hours well spent circumnavigating central Manchester.