Welcome to 
Tour Manchester

If you want to see and learn more about the amazing City of Manchester, from hidden gems to historical stories and great architecture let Tour Manchester take you on a special journey. 


Why choose Tour Manchester?
Whether you have lived in Manchester for years or are visiting for the first time, why not discover more by taking a tour of the city with an experienced and friendly guide?

Tour Manchester is led by Sue McCarthy, an official Green Badge Guide registered with the Institute of Tour Guiding.

Tour Manchester can offer tailor made visits for private groups – including walking tours, coach panoramic tours, and a “meet and greet” service from the airport or railway station.

Tours can take place on any day and at any time to suit you.


Tour Manchester welcomes bookings for small and large private groups.

Just some of the ways our tours can help:

> Entertaining conference or corporate guests between meetings
> Fun activity for social groups
> School or college educational days out
> University familiarisation trips for new students
> Tour operator group visits to Manchester and the surrounding area
> Orientation tour for visiting family and friends
> A classy hen weekend or stag weekend activity
> Birthday presents with a difference
> Networking opportunity for businesses
> U3a groups expanding their knowledge
> Meet and greet service, transfers and local assistance for Sports groups
> We can tailor make tours on any date and at any time convenient for your group.

We can help plan your itinerary; and can assure you that your group will be professionally looked after throughout their visit to Manchester.

Providing world class tours since 2010 and are proud to be a registered Associate of the Institute of Guiding

Where is the tour starting point and what is the itinerary?

The tours start wherever you want! Manchester is a very compact city and easy to walk around on foot. We can meet your group at their city centre hotel and end the tour at a museum, restaurant etc of your choice.

Walking tours would typically include highlights of Manchester such as the Town Hall, Cathedral, John Rylands Library and the Royal Exchange but the exact itinerary is entirely flexible.

In addition to the city centre, coach panoramic tours would usually cover The Quays (Media CityUK, Lowry, Imperial War Museum North), the two major football clubs, university district and the old cotton mills. 

Sue McCarthy is an official Green Badge Guide
registered with the Institute of Tour Guiding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. For example, we can offer tours on the Industrial Revolution, Music, Architecture, Science, WW1, Pub Tours... that is just for example. We can also focus on specific areas e.g. Castlefield, The Quays, Ancoats and the Northern Quarter. 

Official Tour Guiding courses are accredited by the Institute of Tour Guides (ITG).

See the ITG website for further details - http://www.itg.org.uk

There are currently no plans for a Blue or Green Badge course in Manchester but do keep an eye on the ITG website, as any future courses would be announced there. 

No, but we have good relationships with local coach companies and transport operators so if you need transport for your guided tour we can help organise this.

All tours are wheelchair accessible (any exceptions will be highlighted). Printed commentary information can be provided for customers with hearing difficulties. Assistance dogs are welcome. We will do our best to accommodate everyone - please email, call or text to discuss any access requirements.  

For walking tours, the maximum group size is 25 people. However, if your group is larger than this we can easily provide more guides to accommodate everyone.

For panoramic tours, one guide is sufficient for the entire coach. 

Do you offer tours in languages other than English?
Yes, we can offer walks in French and German.

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