Manchester Bus Tours will not be running anymore tours on Saturdays for 2017 and hope to start again in 2018.

We will still be offering private tours for the larger groups so please get in touch with your requirements.

New & Old


Manchester has a diverse offering of new and old architecture.

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City Centre Sights

Albert Square

Visit the main sights in Manchester city centre as well as the surrounding areas.

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Old Trafford


Reduced cost mini Stadium Tour and 10% off in the megastore for all our customers.

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Welcome to Manchester

We provide more than just a great way to travel around Manchester. Manchester Open Top Bus Tour is THE essential introduction to Manchester.

We invite you to experience the magical sights and sounds of Manchester in a comfortable and secure environment. We are now the largest and most popular open-top sightseeing red bus operator in Manchester and we are the official open top bus company in partnership with the Manchester Visitor Information Centre.

We do not use pre-recorded commentary we have live guided commentary provided by Manchester Guided Tours.

Main Areas of interest

  • 01 Manchester Town Hall
  • 02 John Rylands Library
  • 03 First Passenger Railway Station
  • 04 Manchester United FC (Old Trafford)
  • 05 Manchester City FC (Etihad)
  • 06 University District
  • 07 Castlefield and Ancoats
  • 08 Museum of Science and Industry
  • 09 Salford Quays and Ordsall Hall
  • 10 MediaCityUk
  • 11 Imperial War Museum North
  • 12 Manchester Ship Canal
  • 13 The Lowry Arts Centre
  • 14 Trafford Park