One way to travel like a local is to travel alongside a local. This private custom tour makes it happen—with a Manchester local passionate about their city. Share your travel wish-list by phone or app, and enjoy a walking tour tailored to you. Let them point out sights, restaurants, and hidden gems; uncover local life, and leave not only with the inside scoop on Manchester but a new-found friend.
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.
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.
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.
Opt for a personalized experience of Manchester on a private tour of the city at Christmas time. With a local guide, you’ll create a tailored sightseeing itinerary that takes into account your preferences: choose to focus on Manchester’s fashion, art, food, or architecture, and soak up the city’s festive spirit at a Christmas market.
Visit the best spots in Manchester according to a local blogger. I will show you the best highlights, hidden gems and photo spots in the city! The tour can be completely tailored to your wishes. Do you want to find the best Instagram spots? The best bars? Quirky hidden gems and best street art? Or simply enjoy the best highlights with some extra information? Let me know what you’re looking for and I will put together a personalised walking tour for you.
Embark on a quest around Manchester by solving clues that will take you to the most haunted places in the city, all with the help of your smartphone. Unlock new stories as you discover on your own Manchester Cathedral, Palace Theatre, Albert Square, and more.
+ Discover the most haunted streets, villas, and squares in the city
+ Find out the horror stories of the people who used to live there
+ Solve clues on your phone while you visit the haunted Manchester
You are invited to discover the captive souls, the spirits and the mysterious skeletons of Manchester with an interactive city exploration app.
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. Start and stop whenever you want.
Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour?
This private tour gives you an incredible day in the Lake District National Park, from Manchester.
It’s an ideal way to see amazing landscape associated with this stunning National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit beauty spots such as Tarn Hows, enjoy lunch in a quaint medieval town and visit Coniston famed for Donald Campbell's Bluebird.
This private tour is the perfect way to experience and explore everything the Lake District has to offer. Travel from Manchester with your own personal driver guide in comfort and style.
Mountain Goat's drivers are all incredibly knowledgeable about our beautiful national park and will be on hand to answer any questions and help you get the most out of your trip.
As it is a private trip customers can also request additions and changes to the itinerary and we'll do our best to include them.
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.
This new tour by 'Free Manchester Walking Tours' is a walking tour of Manchester's bohemian Northern Quarter neighbourhood, always led by a guide actively working in creative industries. Our story of the Northern Quarter will include the legends of our poets, musicians, protestors and radical book shop owners. There will be plenty of photo opportunities, as we show you the Northern Quarter's street art, public art, and Hollywood film locations. Plus, our local guides will be able to offer tips for food, live music, parties and good coffee.
As the only structured bar crawl in Manchester it doesn't take much to separate us from the crowd. And yet, we will revolutionise your idea of a night out, give it purpose and have you crawling back for more. Your night will include a chaperone who's job is to connect you to the new faces amongst us and create lasting friendships, also to capture all the wonderful, weird and wonderfully weird moments that you'll cherish for ever. You can't know what is in store until you take the leap, so trust us when we say we will beat your expectations.