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Activities in Manchester

Free Walking Tour of Manchester

918 reviews | 5,311 travellers
Excellent all the tour commanded by Ivo. A tour that allows you to see Manchester from all angles and see its remarkable contrasts. Absolutely recommended, especially for all those who want to know more about this incredible city, its history, its people and its imprint.
10 Daniel Fresco

Art, culture, music, football and industry... discover the rich cultural heritage of Manchester, from the Roman era to the avant-garde present.

Art, culture, music, football and industry... discover the rich cultural heritage of Manchester, from the Roman era to the avant-garde present.

Free Walking Tour of Manchester

At 10:30 am we'll meet outside the Manchester Central Library next to the telephone booths, to begin our free tour of Manchester, the city which birthed the industrial revolution. 

We'll start walking around St. Peter Square to get to know the history that surrounds this city, the characters that inhabited it and the events that took place there. Do you know what the symbol of the city is? You'll have to go there to discover it!

Our first stop will be in one of the most important buildings in Manchester, the Free Trade Hall, the protagonist of the Peterloo massacre, and where the current democratic system with political parties emerged. Here, we'll also find out about the cultural revival, the importance of music and how Manchester became a pioneer for LGTBQ+.

Continuing our tour we'll reach buildings including the Midland Hotel and the Albert Hall, how many bands and singers in the city do you know? It's time to remember them all! Next, we'll see the City Hall. There the guide will tell us about the social movements that marked the city's multiculturalism.

From here we'll go into the commercial district and stop to admire the majestic building that is the Royal Exchange, where you'll discover the importance that Manchester had during the 19th century. 

To finish the tour, when we arrive at the Cathedral at 12:45 pm, the guide will give us some recommendations to organise our stay in the city.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

You'll need to present your certificate of complete vaccination and a negative PCR test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

2 hours 15 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking expert guide.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilets.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

The activity helps to promote peace.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Free!

Meeting point

ST. PETER’S SQUARE - M2 5PD . OUTSIDE CENTRAL LIBRARY - Red Telephone Boxes