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Manchester: 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Manchester: 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

From US$ 15.84 per person

Explore Manchester at your own pace with a 2-day ticket for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Learn about the city's industrial past from the recorded commentary and avail of 15 strategic stops in the city center and Salford Quays.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore Manchester and Salford Quays by hop-on hop-off bus
  • Learn more about the city and its industrial heritage from the recorded commentary
  • Connect to the free Wi-Fi aboard the buses
Full description
Explore the birthplace of the industrial revolution aboard the hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus in Manchester and learn more about the city's contribution to science, politics, music, arts and sport. Hop-on and off at any of the 15 stops on a route that has been carefully planned to include key sights such as Manchester Town Hall, the National Football Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry and Manchester United Football Club. Hop-off at Salford Quays to visit the famous Lowry art gallery and Imperial War Museum North in the stunning building by Daniel Libeskind. Discover the new media hub where the BBC and ITV have located their TV studios, and avail of the canal-side shops and restaurants. 
  • Bus ticket, valid for 2 calendar days from the date shown (if the bus is not operating on one of these days you may use the ticket on the next available day)
  • Recorded commentary in English
  • Free Wi-Fi
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Buses depart from Albert Square/Manchester Town Hall bus stop SC, Princess Street, Manchester M2 4DF.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Your ticket is valid for 2 calendar days from the date shown. If the bus is not operating on one of these days, you may use the ticket on the next available day.
    • Buses depart from Albert Square.
    • The recorded commentary is in English, but other languages are available if you download the local tour operator's app. There is free Wi-Fi on the buses, but it is recommended you download the app before boarding
    • You will be notified of any change to the schedule or route via the local tour operator's Facebook page.
    • Tours start at 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM on the PINK TIMETABLE that operates all year.
    • The buses depart from Albert Square, nr Town Hall, Princess Street, M2 4DF.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 220 reviews

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    Lovely informative tour of Manchester.

    We enjoyed the tour, amazing what you see from above, good clear commentary. On the negative seats quite small and very hard. Visiting people from abroad talked loudly all the way through, took 2 seats up putting their buggy on it, driver should have indicated where downstairs they could have put it as upstairs was full and those 2 seats were needed. We would recommend it , I have given leaflet to a friend, so many people don’t know this bus exists.

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    August 29, 2019

    The tour was great but the website and ad's are lacking info.

    Your website makes it sound like you car forbidden to get on the bus at other stops along the routes and there is no timetable saying when the bus will be at other stops if you get off. I was at BBC Media City and wanted to start my tour there. I was led to believe by your website that this was not possible and I only knew what ties the bus left Alber Square. It's a Hop ON Hop OFF bus so you need to make it clear that that is what you can do. Hop off at a location and get back on!!!!!

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    August 21, 2019

    Great bus tour

    Great bus tour around Manchester. Got off at National Football Museum and got back on from there and the bus was on time. Then got off at Old Trafford but the bus never showed up from that stop to continue with the tour. Maybe a breakdown? Otherwise it was a good tour and not expensive.

    June 2, 2018

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