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Old Trafford: Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour

1. Old Trafford: Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour

Connect with sport's history with this tour of the Manchester United Museum and the Old Trafford Stadium. Learn about the club's history and achievements as you explore the museum. Take a tour of Old Trafford and sit in your favorite player's seat in the dressing room. Visit the museum to see fascinating club memorabilia and interactive exhibits. Experience the thrill of strolling through the players’ tunnel towards the pitch. Sit in the dugout and try planning your game tactics as Sir Alex Ferguson did for many years. See the press room where the manager makes his statement after each home gam. Visit the VIP room that has hosted big names over the years, including celebrities and many former players. Receive a personalized certificate to commemorate your visit to Old Trafford.

Etihad Stadium: Manchester City Stadium and Museum Tour

2. Etihad Stadium: Manchester City Stadium and Museum Tour

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite players on this behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Etihad Stadium. Take a look at the state-of-the-art new player facilities of the revamped stadium and club. From arrival to pre-match preparations, and from the big match to their post-match media obligations, gain a true understanding of the journey that players take on a match day. Follow your guide who will bring each corner of the stadium to life with interesting stories, facts, and anecdotes. There are plenty of new areas to visit this season, including the brand new player facilities and the introduction of The Tunnel Club – the first of its kind in world football.

Manchester: Coronation Street Tour

3. Manchester: Coronation Street Tour

Explore the sensational external sets at MediaCityUK on a guided tour taking in Coronation Street, Rosamund Street, and the newly extended Victoria Street. This is your chance to step onto the largest working television lot in the country and be immersed in the familiar surroundings of the Rovers Return, Roys Rolls, Underworld, and The Kabin.  Wander through Weatherfield on a fully guided tour of the working set. Recall stories from yesteryear, hear filming secrets, take selfies on the street and follow in the footsteps of your favorite characters down those Coronation Street cobbles. Once you arrive at Dock 10, Media City, you will be welcomed by your guide. Head across to the external set of Coronation Street.  The tour will last about one hour, the guide will be there to let you know the history of the famous street as well as an insight into the filming of the most iconic British soap opera.

Welcome to Manchester: Private Tour with a Local

4. Welcome to Manchester: Private Tour with a Local

Meet your guide at your hotel or pre-arranged meeting point to explore Manchester like a local. Discover the city through the eyes of those who live there. Benefit from the insights of a friendly guide who is passionate about their city. Discover what to see, and learn all the tricks to help make your trip as interesting as possible. Get familiar with the neighborhood where you are staying, and learn the best places to eat and buy groceries. Hear how to travel around, and discover what are the top things to do. Feel more comfortable and confident navigating the city on your own by the end of the tour. Get all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi. A private car can also be arranged with prior notification.

Manchester: Salford Quays Guided Walking Tour

5. Manchester: Salford Quays Guided Walking Tour

Celebrate the history and cultural significance of Salford Quays on a family-friendly guided walking tour in Manchester. Start and end at the impressive Media City Piazza, visiting important sights like the Lowry Arts Center and others along the way. Meet your guide underneath the big digital screen in the Media City piazza, a modern and imposing location designed to provide a purpose-built home for digital and creative businesses. From here, you'll set out to explore Salford Quays. Learn about the historical and cultural significance of this area, from its past as Manchester Docks to its present as one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the UK. Discover hidden gems as you wander around the waterfront with your local guide and get insight into what makes the Quays so special. The walking route covers around 4.5 kilometers and takes you past stunning locations like the Lowry Arts Center, the Imperial War Museum North, and more, before returning to the Media City Piazza where it began.

Manchester: Northern Quarter Street Art Walking Tour

6. Manchester: Northern Quarter Street Art Walking Tour

Embark on a walking tour around Manchester to discover its iconic street art. Wander around the Northern Quarter and discover the bohemian vibe as you follow your local guide. Explore the neighborhood of bars, cafés, and shops. See amazing street art, from large-scale murals to smaller pieces hidden down back streets.  Meet your guide and other fellow street art lovers in the heart of the city. Walk around and see all the best graffiti the city has to offer. Marvel at the city's counterculture with your guide who provides an authentic voice from that scene. Explore the backstreets of the Northern Quarter on the hunt for an arts trail first established in the 1990s. Peel back the many layers of the city's cultural scene and street art murals looking for meaning. Discover Victorian markets repurposed as food halls, artist studios, and public spaces, and learn how to identify important heritage sites amongst the hip cafes and bars. Discover the city like a local — don't just get to grips with the art, but also have an insight into how the city operates, what assets are at risk, what social and economic issues the city faces, and come away with new knowledge and deep understanding of place.

Manchester: Food and Drinks Walking Tour

7. Manchester: Food and Drinks Walking Tour

Starting in the uber trendy area of Islington Marina, the tour takes in Ancoats and the Northern Quarter of Manchester. Learn about the fascinating history of this great city from the Industrial revolution to the music and bands that makes the world dance. Stopping at 6 locally run food stops where each dish tells a story about Manchester and the communites that make it tick. Guests will visit some of our favourite hidden gems and discover the real Manchester. Every tour is led by proud Mancunians.

Manchester: Private Food Tour with Local Guide

8. Manchester: Private Food Tour with Local Guide

Set off on a private tour to discover Manchester’s breweries, pubs, food trucks, and markets with a handpicked local host. Sample a selection of craft beers, cocktails, street eats, and pub meals as you go. Be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your guide at your centrally-located hotel or preferred location to start your foodie experience. Try classic British pub food, like fish and chips or a roast dinner. Continue to a brew pub to explore the hipster side of life. Taste beers straight from the tap room, along with some snacks from the food trucks outside. Wander to the Northern Quarter for cocktails in a quirky bar, and to sample food from Texas to Thailand and everywhere between.

Fascinating Manchester - Walking Tour

9. Fascinating Manchester - Walking Tour

Manchester is calling! This walking tour of Manchester will take you through some of the city's most notable landmarks and neighborhoods. Start your tour at Piccadilly Gardens, a popular public space in the heart of the city, then head to Canal Street where you can see the colorful Chinese arches and explore the vibrant Asian community. The tour will then take you to Manchester Central Library and St. Peter's Square, where you can admire the stunning architecture and learn about the history of the area. You will also visit the Peterloo Massacre Monument, which marks the site of a tragic event in 1819 where peaceful protesters were killed by the military. Continue to the Free Trade Hall, a historic building and Albert Square, a popular public space surrounded by impressive architecture. Witness of the most significant libraries in the United Kingdom Admire Manchester Cathedral and Chetham's Library, the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.

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What people are saying about Manchester

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 103 reviews

If you love football in general and especially if you follow Manchester United you will get a great experience in doing this tour. We were informed at each stop of the tour about the details about the players the managers and the playing team support staff. The dressing room setup of which player sits where and if you’re the starting 11. You get to see the museum as well.

We had a great time with James and were able to take a look behind the scenes of this exciting city.

Awesome. You should definitely check it out. One of the best experiences I’ve had in a while. ❤️

Was absolutely fabulous from start to finish would totally recommend x

Great experience. You get to see the stadium in detail