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Manchester Sightseeing Bus Tours

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Address: Chorlton Street | Near Manchester Visitor Information Centre, Manchester M1 3LD, England
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+44 800 288 8746
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Take a 2 hour entertaining and informative 18 mile tour, on an iconic, red,...

Take a 2 hour entertaining and informative 18 mile tour, on an iconic, red, open-top or double-decker bus. We visit all the main sights in Manchester city centre as well as the surrounding districts.A professionally qualified, experienced local guide – provided by Manchester Guided Tours – provides full commentary in English on all our tours in and around Manchester.

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It is slightly different from other towns and would benefit from the Hop off option, it was a nice way of seeing and visiting some interesting parts of the city. Manchester's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 September 2016
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Slough, England, United Kingdom
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Slough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

It is slightly different from other towns and would benefit from the Hop off option, it was a nice way of seeing and visiting some interesting parts of the city. Manchester's history explanation was indeed enlightening and worth the money of the tickets. The guide was very informative and had an excellent sense of humour. Check online, download the app... More 

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Norway
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the excellent guide, Sibby, made it so interesting and informative. Because of what we saw on the tour we could make informed plans for the next couple of days. Excellent!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

First of all .. they are not hop on hop off like other sightseeing tours ... overprice for such service .. in other city tours the ticket is valid for 24 hours & you have the option of pay little extra & make it 48 hours as many as you like within this period .. while in Manchester its only... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is the second time I have been on this trip. Although weather was nice it was not an open top bus. The guide was not nearly as good as the previous one. I felt the guide did not give out as much information as the previous one. People kept talking during the trip. The previous gude asked people to... More 

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Rawtenstall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Excellent two hours on the Manchester bus tour - very informative - great way to see this wonderful city - especially on a cold wet miserable day Live commentary made the tour very personable and enjoyable

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

A great way to spend 2 hours out of the rain (well it is Manchester). Very informative live commentary (so much more personable than the ones where you plug in headphones and try to work out what's going on). Commentary varied over a wide range of topics, from history of Manchester, interesting buildings to recommended places to eat and drink.... More 

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

As visitors to Manchester we thought that this would be a good way to see a bit of the city. We were wrong! It was a horrible (and expensive@£15) experience. Our lasting memory won't be the few good things but will be of the bus being gridlocked in the noisy and smelly city centre which is currently in a complete... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Great way to see Manchester especially if you are only there for a short while. We booked online and enjoyed every minute. The commentary is very informative and obviously they have done their homework - every little detail was covered. Worth £15 for a 2-hour trip. Covered bus so it didnt matter that it rained. It's Manchester after all!! Give... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

My wife and I visited Manchester on the weekend of 17 and 18 October and found out about the bus tour from our hotel receptionist, who gave us a leaflet. The bus tour only runs on a Saturday, at different times of the day. Cost is £15 for a 2 hour tour, with concessions for senior citizens and children. More... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

This is a great way to see Manchester. This was a tour not a hop on hop off service. The commentary was live,which is great for English speakers. There were no translation facilities. Unfortunately, because of road works the city streets were chaotic and we were held up at times, but there is nothing we could do about that. The... More 

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