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An Insider's Tour of Manchester and its Hidden Gems

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Darren
Quality Verified Registered on June 15, 2023

Hi everyone! I'm Darren a local guide here in Manchester. Look no further for an inspiring and enthusiastic tour through Manchester's historical, cultural and sporting heritage and also it's modern vibrancy. Having lived here all my life I can tell you the real story of Manchester's success and challenges and most of all how much it has given the world through industry, football and of course music and nightlife.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Welcome to Manchester!
Join my tour and discover why Manchester is one of the most visited cities in the UK.

Come with me and discover its rich industrial history, vibrant cultural scene, and reputation as the home of music and football.

With stunning architecture, fascinating museums, lively nightlife, and a wide variety of shops and restaurants, this city in northwest England offers a unique blend of historical heritage and contemporary ambiance. Moreover, its welcoming and friendly atmosphere makes visitors feel at home and provides an opportunity to immerse themselves in authentic city life. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ, UK
    303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ, UK
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    Outside The Hilton Hotel Deansgate

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Mamucium Roman Fort Reconstruction

    Witness real ancient history, a Roman fort in the Castlefield area. The castrum, dating back to AD 79

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Peterloo Massacre Monument

    Visit the site of the historic massacre that paved the way for parliamentary democracy and the Great Reform Act of 1832. Area also surrounded by hidden germs.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Manchester Cathedral

    Manchester Cathedral: Marvel at the beautiful Gothic architecture of this historic cathedral, which dates back to the 15th century.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Chetham's Library

    Chetham's Library, which was founded in 1653, and is the oldest surviving public library in Britain. The location where Engels and Marx studied and discussed the plight of the working class at the home of the industrial revolution.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Northern Quarter

    The cultural home of the modern Manchester. Vibrant, artistic with numerous independent bars, shops and artist studios.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Mahendra 22 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Darren was amazing! He didn’t cancel even though it was just my brother and me on the tour. Moreover, he catered the tour towards our love for football and Manchester United. He was also very knowledgeable about Manchester, and he brought us to really interesting places. I truly recommend him to anyone visiting Manchester!
Hailey 11 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Darren was fantastic! Smaller group but he made us feel important and catered the tour to our interests. He got to know each of us and pointed out things that each of us would enjoy. Very knowledgeable and fun Tour!
Brodats 01 Nov 2023
Bellcaire d'Urgell

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Travelled in family - Nov 2023
Simply exelent
Wendy 07 Oct 2023
Redondo Beach

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Super educational & lots of fun~ Darren has a great disposition ~ in 2hrs I’ve come away knowing heaps more about Manchester than what 2 days reading could give you~ Darren has a great sense of humour which makes learning history far more palatable~ enjoy!
Johanes 25 Sep 2023
New York

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Travelled alone - Jul 2023
Darren was amazing to not cancelling the tour despite me being the only person that showed up. He catered to the things I was interested in. He is a terrific tour guide.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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