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Manchester Activities for couples

Our most recommended Manchester Activities for couples

From Manchester: North Wales, Snowdonia, and Chester Tour

1. From Manchester: North Wales, Snowdonia, and Chester Tour

The tour leaves Manchester in the morning and heads straight for the border of Wales. Conwy is the first stop of the day, one of the most picture-perfect harbor towns in the world. Here you can see a castle perched by the sea, the world's smallest house, and lots of cute restaurants serving up the best fish and chips. Venture along the winding, scenic roads of the Snowdonia National Park before arriving in Betws-Y-Coed. This quaint town is known as the gateway to Snowdonia and is famous for its alpine trees and cozy cafes. Chester is your next stop. This is one of England’s most historic towns and there is plenty to do here. It's advised to go straight to the ancient cathedral and learn about its remarkable past.

Manchester: Haunted City Exploration Game

2. 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.

Manchester: Swing and Rat Pack River Cruise

3. 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 Northern Quarter: City Exploration Game

4. 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.

Manchester: Alan Turing's City Exploration Game

5. Manchester: Alan Turing's City Exploration Game

Explore Manchester in a unique way: on an exploration game using an app on your phone using. Embark on a treasure hunt of the city, unlocking clues along your way to discover the famous mathematician's, Alan Turing, connection to this city. See famous sights along the way, including the Alan Turing Memorial and Manchester University. Take the role of a student who unwittingly comes into the possession of a letter signed by Alan Turing himself. As you solve challenges on your app, the engaging story unfolds and exact directions on your phone guide you to your next location. Best of all, explore Manchester at your own pace, pausing the game for a coffee or food break and resuming it anytime from the location where you paused it.

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What people are saying about Manchester

The tour guide was lovely and made the whole trip as good as it could get. I think his name was Darren? I actually would 100 % book a trip again if I knew Darren was our guide :) I liked all of the stops, I just think a little more time in Betws-y-Coed would be nice but that's just because we needed all the time there to eat if you bring Sandwiches and snacks you will have enough time to discover everything. I also made a great friend on this trip, so if you ever consider doing this tour solo, go for it!!!

This was such a fantastic experience! As it was my first time, I didn’t know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. The group was lovely and our tour guide Darren was incredible! He was funny, charming and full of interesting facts. The trip to the mountains was breathtaking and I was in awe of the beauty before me. I highly, highly recommend this day trip! ✨

This was a very well organised and amazing trip. Darren was an awesome guide who kept us all informed with interesting facts and jokes throughout the day. Will definitely be using this service when we return to the UK.

Clive was very informative & we would highly recommend this trip. Excellent for the money as we saw 3 different towns & was a really good smooth ride in the superb comfy tour bus

It was a great experience! Lovely weather! And our guide-driver, Darren, was amazing!