Welcome to Manchester: Private 2.5-hour Introductory Walking TourPrivate Tour

Visit the iconic landmarks of Manchester and immerse yourself in the rich industrial history of the city from its very beginnings up to the present day on this private 2.5-hour tour.
Adults: 2 Children: 0

Things to know


2 hrs 30 mins


City Highlights, Culture, First Time Visitor, History

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour: no transportation is included

What's included:

A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group, Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places

What's not included:

Hotel pick up and drop off, Food and drink, Gratuities
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you at Castlefield Urban Heritage Park - Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4FP, United Kingdom

What makes this tour special

Explore Manchester, once an industrial powerhouse that became a major city in the northwest of England with a rich industrial history.  Your tour begins at Castle Heritage Field, where the first human settlement in Manchester was recorded. 

On your private tour, you will:

During your Private Walking Tour of Manchester, you will learn the history of Manchester from its very beginnings up to the present day. It's an immersive experience and one which will take you on a journey through the city's rich heritage. 

It's not just paper, textiles and cotton the city is famous for; its role in computer science has grown over the years, and it's the birthplace of Alan Turing, mathematician, computer scientist and codebreaker. Often named 'the father of modern computing'. 

Learn about the industrial revolution and how and why The Bridgewater Canal connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh. Have the opportunity to pop into the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (MoSI) where you will learn about the development of science, technology and industry with emphasis on Manchester's contribution to these fields.

Visit the impressive Manchester Cathedral which is located in the heart of the Medieval Quarter, alongside Chetham's School of Music, Chetham’s Library and the National Football Museum. Manchester is famous for its star-studded musical heritage and is the birthplace of The Stone Roses, Oasis, The Smiths and Take That. 

Learn about Manchester's rich musical history when visiting The Hacienda, which became famous after its involvement in the Madchester movement of the 1980s and 1990s. Your guide will lead you to the trendy neighbourhood of the Northern Quarter which is buzzing with restaurants, cafés and some of Manchester's most popular music venues. 

Soak up the atmosphere at Printworks Manchester's go-to destination for food, drink, cinema and leisure, day or night, and it's based right in the heart of the city centre. 

What you'll see

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Flexible cancellation

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Avoid the crowds

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Professional Guides

All guides are handpicked, trained and licensed to ensure you are immersed in the local culture

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QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).


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