FREE Discover Manchester Walking Tour – the official Visit Manchester guided walking tour - perfectly crafted, 90 minutes of the best of Manchester siteseeing, history & culture. The only daily free Manchester walking tour led by qualified guides.
90 minute daily tour, 365 days a year, at 11:00 from the front steps outside Central Library, St Peter's Square. No need to book, just turn up.
This is the only FREE daily Manchester tour led by qualified tourist guides. (the 50 pence booking fee can be refunded by the guide if you wish)
There are many tours of Manchester but if you want uncompromising excellence then Manchester Guided Tours are your only choice. We give you the facts, the fun and the lowdown on the UK’s most dynamic city.
We show how Manchester has a past and present of international significance with a bright future. As we stroll the streets guests will hear dramatic stories, see beautiful buildings and gain an insight into the exciting pulse of modern Manchester life. We will distil the essence of Manchester, everything you need to know, into an expertly crafted tour with all the best sightseeing, history and culture.
After the tours we’ll give you recommendations for things to do.
The FREE Discover Manchester Walking Tours get to the point, lasting ninety minutes, without stops for coffee, and are led by fully qualified enthusiastic professionals holding the acclaimed and officially accredited, globally recognised, Blue and Green Badges as endorsed by VisitBritain and Marketing Manchester. We guarantee you will be entertained and all we ask in return is a voluntary contribution reflecting the quality we offer.
Magnificent places which might be included on the tour include:
Manchester Central Library, the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Central, Manchester Town Hall, the former Free Trade Hall, Manchester Art Gallery, John Rylands Library, St Ann’s Church, St Mary's Hidden Gem Church, The Royal Exchange, Manchester Cathedral and Chetham’s School of Music and Library.
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What else is included on the daily Free Discover Manchester Walking Tour?:
*The only daily free walking tour lead by official, qualified, accredited tourist guides
*Industrial history, Cottonopolis, music, sport, architecture, radical ideas, pioneers, vibrant contemporary culture, science and technology, local insider knowledge
*The perfect balance of sightseeing, entertainment, information, humour and unique personal stories
*A warm welcome from a friendly guide who loves meeting people from around the world
*An expert, licensed, insured, qualified, accredited, local, independent, freelance tourist guide
*For visitors - familiarisation and orientation, for locals - the delight of something new although maybe walked by a thousand times
*A chance to informally socialise with others in a usually diverse group
*90 minutes of gentle walking in the safety of the open air
*English speaking tour
*A free map and suggestions
Please note: Every tour is unique, the length, route, sights, and topics may vary slightly according to the guide, building work, weather etc.
Join us at 11:00 every day, on the front steps outside Central Library. Booking is not essential, but would be welcome. If you are a group of over five people please could you email us email@example.com to let us know you are coming. For larger groups of ten or more we recommend that you book us for a private tour.
If you book and are then unable to come, please do contact us to cancel.
If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to give us a call on +44 7505 685942 and we will be happy to help.
Please keep your eye on our socials for any last minute changes.
This is a FREE and no pressure, voluntary gratuity/ tips based tour, where the tips are all kept by the tour guide, and this is how they earn their living. It is not subsidised.
If you enjoyed the tour a typical gratuity would be around £10-15 per person. Please note if the tour does not meet your expectation, then please do not be under any pressure to tip the guide, all tips are voluntary and should reflect the quality of tour provided. The guide accepts cash or contactless payment.
We also lead guided tours for private groups on any theme linked to Manchester, in all areas of the city and the suburbs. A fixed group rate would be payable for these tours.
More information on Manchester Guided Tours, our other tours and our guides