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The Lake District from ManchesterDay Trips

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The Lake District from Manchester

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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District National Park with ease on a day trip that lets you skip the hassle of car hire. Rather than keeping your eyes on the road, you’ll be free to admire some of Britain’s best-loved landscapes as you’re transported between sights in climate-controlled comfort.
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  • 9 hours 45 minutes
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Manchester Rock & Goal Walking Tour.Historical & Heritage Tours

Manchester Rock & Goal Walking Tour.

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Benefit from the insider knowledge of a local during a walking tour of Manchester’s historic districts. Exploring on foot ensures you get a more intimate glimpse into the city, while a local guide offers the inside scoop on local history, culture, and music. Plus, this tour serves as great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Derbyshire, the Peak District & Poole’s Cavern Small-Group Tour from ManchesterDay Trips

Derbyshire, the Peak District & Poole’s Cavern Small-Group Tour from Manchester

This region encapsulates everything everybody loves about England. There are rolling hills so green that you wonder whether there’s something unusual in the soil, there are rural towns with more quaint cottages than you can count, and caves with tales of kings, queens, and treachery. On this tour, you explore the most fascinating spots in the area of Derbyshire. You see the gently towering hillocks of the Peak District, experience the traditional streets and treats of Bakewell village, and journey into the natural wonder of Poole’s Cavern. Join this tour and experience England in miniature.
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  • 8 hours
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Snowdonia, North Wales and Chester Small-Group Day Tour from ManchesterDay Trips

Snowdonia, North Wales and Chester Small-Group Day Tour from Manchester

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King Edward built a castle in Conwy, King Arthur slayed a giant in Snowdonia, and the Romans laid the foundations for the town of Chester: this part of the world is packed full of myths and marvels. And on this tour, your guide takes you on a journey through the best of the must-see sights. You explore Conwy where a castle watches over a bustling harbour town. You visit Betws-Y-Coed, a quaint village nestling amongst the stunning mountains of Snowdonia. And you explore Chester, a town that’s blessed with one of the most brilliant cathedrals in all of England. It’s a day tour that’s perfect for anyone who enjoys a mixture of castles, beautiful landscapes, and curious towns.
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  • 10 hours 45 minutes
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3-Day Snowdonia, North Wales and Chester Small-Group Tour from ManchesterMulti-day Tours

3-Day Snowdonia, North Wales and Chester Small-Group Tour from Manchester

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Visit castles and national parks, and discover some of Wales’ top scenery, on this seamless, 3-day tour from Manchester. On the first morning, hop aboard your top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach and head across the border into Wales—explore Conwy Castle, Snowdonia National Park, and more. On the second day, visit Brecon Beacons National Park, charming coastal villages, and elegant castles; and on the third day, stop at Harlech Castle before crossing the border and exploring Chester and its cathedral. B&b (or hotel) accommodation, transit, and guided tours are included.
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  • 3 days
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Private and personalized experience: see Manchester with a localDay Trips

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Private and personalized experience: see Manchester with a local

So you’ve got a full day to explore Manchester? Whether you’re a football fan, keen on getting to know the city that Manchester United call home or you’re just looking to indulge in some northern culture - join one of our hosts who can’t wait to share with you what makes their city so special! Stop for a pub lunch and yes, even a local pint or two, do some street food feasting at a market or visit the Curry Mile; it’s all up to you, we’re just here to make it happen. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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Rail & Road tour of the Lake District from ManchesterDay Trips

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Rail & Road tour of the Lake District from Manchester

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This tour is a fantastic way to see the Lake District from Manchester. Our fully organised Rail & Road tours are perfect for visitors who are short on time to visit the Lake Dist, see it's landscapes and learn about it's history and heritage from our local, knowledgeable driver guides. Your journey will begin at Manchester Piccadilly where you will board the train bound for Oxenholme at 09:26. Your return train will leave Oxenholme at 18:14 returning you to Manchester for 19:27.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Quays TripsHistorical & Heritage Tours

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Quays Trips

A 60 minute trip departing from Salford Quays is the perfect way to see another side of Manchester. From the modern architecture of Media City, to the historic structures that helped build Manchester such as Trafford Road Bridge & Stephenson's Bridge.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Manchester Afternoon Walking TourCultural Tours

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Manchester Afternoon Walking Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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3-Day Yorkshire Dales and Peak District Small-Group Tour from ManchesterMulti-day Tours

3-Day Yorkshire Dales and Peak District Small-Group Tour from Manchester

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Experience the highlights of northern England’s Peak District and Yorkshire Dales minus any transport or accommodation hassles on this small-group 3-day tour from Manchester. Free from any worries about driving, trains, or buses, simply relax and admire the scenery as you head for Chatsworth House, York, Fountains Abbey, Goathland, and other must-sees. Two nights’ bed-and-breakfast or 3-star hotel accommodation, plus central Manchester or Manchester airport pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 3 days
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A full day in Manchester with a local: private & personalizedDay Trips

A full day in Manchester with a local: private & personalized

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Discover Manchester with a private guide, and enjoy a tour that’s tailor-made to you. Pick your own departure time, meeting point, and duration, then build an itinerary with a Mancunian guide whose interests match your own. Admission tickets to Manchester attractions are at your own expense, but these can be arranged in advance via your guide.
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  • 8 hours
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3-Day Lake District Explorer Small-Group Tour from ManchesterMulti-day Tours

3-Day Lake District Explorer Small-Group Tour from Manchester

The Lake District is one of the most culturally and naturally rich parts of the UK. On this convenient 3-day tour from Manchester see the tallest mountains in England as well as the deepest lake. Travel by comfortable train and in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach. Over three full days you can enjoy walking, shopping, driving through the countryside, exploring cute villages, and more. Poetry lovers will also have fun visiting Wordsworth's Dove Cottage.
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  • 3 days
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Manchester's music sceneHalf-day Tours

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Manchester's music scene

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Manchester is considered England’s music capital, but exploring independently means missing its hidden musical heritage. On this tour, follow in the footsteps of famous Manchester bands like the Buzzcocks, Joy Division, and The Smiths with your guide. Discover iconic locations including the Free Trade Hall, Oldham Street, and Piccadilly Records, stop for refreshments in historic pubs and live music venues, and find out what puts Manchester on Britain’s music map.
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Discover Manchester Walking TourCultural Tours

Discover Manchester Walking Tour

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Save hours of research time and explore the best of Manchester on this action-packed walking tour. Going on a guided tour means you won’t have to worry about navigating, and you’ll enjoy guide commentary along the way. Highlights include Manchester Town Hall, The John Rylands Library, and the Royal Exchange Theatre.
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Windermere, Lancaster & the Lake District Small-Group Day Tour from ManchesterDay Trips

Windermere, Lancaster & the Lake District Small-Group Day Tour from Manchester

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The Lake District is where people go to rejuvenate their senses. The soaring mountains refresh your mind, the lakes calm your worries, and the quaint houses and little lanes make you yearn for a long-forgotten age. So on this tour, we take you on a day trip through the best locations of England’s most famous National Park. You learn the tales from Windermere, the largest lake in England; you admire Wordworth’s cosy Dove Cottage; and you marvel at the medieval architecture of the ancient town of Lancaster. Join this tour, enjoy the scenery, and let nature help you unwind.
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Street Art: The Modern History of the Northern QuarterCultural Tours

Street Art: The Modern History of the Northern Quarter

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Explore the back streets of the Northern Quarter, find film locations and street art and discover how ceramic art transformed the area into the city's coolest district. You can also cast a critical eye on things as you learn about issues facing the city from social justice to public spaces. The tour tracks the transformation of the Northern Quarter since the 1970s when it was in decline in the wake of our first American-style shopping mall, the Arndale Centre, opening. The area, the one with the highest density of protected buildings in the city, was cited by cultural icon Tony Wilson in the early 90s as being 'our Detroit' owing to a mass evacuation of businesses. Abandoned and ruined it was the public art that turned the area around from 1998 onwards. The tour discovers that original ceramic art trail and uses more modern street art in order to weave together the narrative. I donate 10% of profits to local causes. Sustainable, thoughtful and inclusive tourism since 2012.
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  • 2 hours
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Manchester Music ToursDay Trips

Manchester Music Tours

This is an Iconic, Bespoke Music Tour, collected from my 22 years working in the Manchester Music Industry. We make the tour special by letting you walk the streets of Manchester with us and give you a real feel of what manchester is all about. You will also get to use our fantastic metro while being guided by us and get an actual feeling of what life is like in manchester and how great a City it really is. Will will also include an Amazing Lunch at One of Manchester's Best Restaurants.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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The Stone, Steel & Steam Photo Tour of Northern EnglandMulti-day Tours

The Stone, Steel & Steam Photo Tour of Northern England

Your guide, Dave, was born and brought up in the North of England and has a deep passion for the region, its people and its places. Dave has been photographing the region for over 40 years and has the inside knowledge of where, and when to go to get the best imagery. The North of England is justifiably famous for its stunning variety of scenery interspersed with historic landmarks dating back to prehistory.
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  • 13 days
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The best of Manchester walking tour Private Sightseeing Tours

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The best of Manchester walking tour

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Manchester is known by many as one of the most famous football cities in the world. However, the city has many valuable attractions, as well as many secrets and interesting facts. Did you know that professors at the University of Manchester created the first computer to store program and memory? The city has a library, which is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world, and is still open today. You will find interesting facts about the first inter-city passenger railway station and The Bridgewater Canal. Did you know that Manchester is the birthplace of Vegetarianism? When did the vegetarian movement start and why? A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about Manchester.
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The Brontes, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre full day tour by rail and minivanDay Trips

The Brontes, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre full day tour by rail and minivan

Enjoy a comfortable journey by train to Oxenholme on the edge of the Lake District. Traveling by train is much more pleasant than doing this part of the journey by bus! You then meet our guide and step aboard our minivan for the tour. This tour takes you to: • Drive through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside • Visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum & Graveyard • Guided walk around Haworth, unchanged since the Brontes lived there • Visit romantic gothic ruins of Wycoller Hall, “Ferndean Manor” of Jane Eyre
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Beatrix Potter & Lake District full day, all inclusive tour by rail and minivanDay Trips

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Beatrix Potter & Lake District full day, all inclusive tour by rail and minivan

You get to see: • Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District where she was to later make her home. • Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit. • Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat. • Hawkshead village • Beatrix Potter Gallery to see the original illustrations by Beatrix, including the famous copy she made of the Peter Rabbit letter. • Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District. • Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter. • Armitt Library & Museum to see Beatrix's stunningly detailed mycology illustrations and other artefacts
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Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth Full Day All-inclusive Tour by Rail and MinivanDay Trips

Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth Full Day All-inclusive Tour by Rail and Minivan

You get to see: • Hawkshead Grammar School where Wordsworth went to school and carved his name on his desk (only on a friday) • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where the Victorian cook Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread in 1854 • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshiped and whose interior William was so fond of • Wordsworth Family Graves nestled beneath the yew tree that Wordsworth planted himself • Dove Cottage the first family home of Wordsworth and where he wrote some of his best poetry • The Wordsworth House where William Wordsworth was born (not on fridays) • Rydal Mount & Garden was Wordsworth's best loved family home for the greater part of his life from 1813 to his death in 1850 at the age of 80
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  • 8 hours
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