Manchester has long paved the way, not just in the UK but also worldwide. The world's first industrial city is the home of many innovations and radical ideas, of great football and music, and has a wonderful variety of architectural styles.
Take an entertaining and informative 2-hour tour with us on an open-top bus, to visit the main sites in the city centre as well as the surrounding districts.
A professionally qualified, experienced, local guide - provided by Manchester Guided Tours - provides full commentary in English.
See the world's first passenger railway station in Castlefield and the University district, where the atom was first split and the world’s first programmable computer was created. For some a highlight will be seeing where our famous football teams play - Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium, and the Etihad stadium of Manchester City.
The city has a great mixture of Victorian buildings and modern, bold architecture; the beautiful old central warehouses, the immense cotton mills of Ancoats and the neo-Gothic Town Hall (one of the most important UK buildings of its era). We also visit the ultra modern, regenerated area of Salford Quays - the location of MediaCityUK, the amazing Imperial War Museum North, The Lowry arts complex and the new location for Coronation Street.
Our tour starts just around the corner from the Manchester Visitor Information Centre.
Just off Portland Street
Opposite Yate's Pub
Please note, on matchdays the tour will not visit the respective home grounds. Please see match fixtures here.
- 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