Our Tours

Sports Tours

Manchester and England’s Northwest are at the centre of sports excellence in Britain. Take an informative and humorous tour of the region’s sporting history, including a look at the origins of its football clubs - Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Everton, Bolton, Blackburn & Wigan. Stadium Tours can easily be arranged. We also examine Lancashire County Cricket Club, Ice Hockey, Cycling, Rugby & Basketball. Perhaps you’d like a game of darts in a traditional pub? We can even include a quiz, together with prizes! You name it . . . . we’ll do our best to deliver it!

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Music Tours

A Rock and Rollercoaster tour around the cities and suburbs of Manchester and Liverpool, visiting the sites associated with the groups and songs that have placed these two cities at the top of the world’s playlists. Our journey will include names such as the legendary Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies, 10CC, The BeeGees, The Buzzcocks, Joy Division/New Order, The Smiths & Morrissey, James, Simply Red, The Stone Roses, The Inspiral Carpets, Happy Mondays, Take That, M-People and Oasis. Stroll down Mathew Street to the site of the Cavern. Walk along Penny Lane and see Strawberry Fields forever! These tours can be adapted to your specific requirements, and can be undertaken as Walking Tours, rather than by coach, if preferred.

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Ale Trails

A ramble around some of the region’s most historic & traditional pubs, whether in Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Bolton . . . . this is the land of the creamy northern England ale . . . . a tasting is essential, and you’ll have an opportunity to do so! Hear about the stories that surround these alehouses and the origin of their names. A pub that used to be an umbrella factory, and one that was a public toilet. What is "real" ale? Take part in our quizzes – local speciality prizes to be won!

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Ghost Walks

Are you brave enough to visit the ancient & spooky buildings on this stroll amongst the weird and supernatural? At night the unquiet spirits of the region’s past leave their daytime refuges, and inhabit the streets and alleyways. Listen to tales of Manchester's Ice Maiden & the Peterloo Ghost amongst many others. These are sights not to be missed - ghostly manifestations are guaranteed!

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Industrial Regeneration

Manchester - the world’s first industrial city – dominated by the textile industry, and was famed as Cottonopolis. But, just as its rise was spectacular, so was its decline. Hear the story of the last 200 years in this great city’s history, and marvel at the way it has risen, like a phoenix, from the ashes. The fantastic transformation of the city in the past 25 years has had Town Planners from around the world visiting to discover its secrets. See for yourself this how this was achieved with a tour that takes in the City Centre, Castlefield, Eastlands and the Salford Quays redevelopment projects.

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TV & Film Locations

ADiscover a lesser known side to Manchester and the region, by visiting some favourite locations captured on TV & Film. Included are such productions as A Taste of Honey, Billy Liar, Empire of the Sun, Yanks, Reds, Sherlock Holmes, House of Cards, Prime Suspect, Cracker, GBH, Pride & Prejudice, Brideshead Revisited, The Dambusters, and let’s not forget Coronation Street. Relive some of your favourite moments and listen to tales of how a New York street came to Manchester, the significance of an old newspaper printing works, and the Town Hall’s secret identity. There’s also an opportunity to walk the famous “Pemberley” Trail from Pride & Prejudice.

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Perhaps you’re looking for something a little bit different for your group. . . ?

Why not contact us, and, let us put together an itinerary specific to your requirements. With our extensive experience in Tour Management, we can arrange packages to include a combination of sightseeing, walking and lectures. We can provide a comprehensive range of pre or post Conference Tour packages, together with local sightseeing tours for delegates.

A consultancy service is available for Tour Operators, Coach Companies and Group Leaders bringing people to Manchester and England’s North West.

Some of the day trips and extended tours of the UK & Europe we have undertaken in recent years, include:

The Dambusters Trail The Robin Hood Experience
Castles of North Wales Chester’s 5 R’s
Eden Project & Lost Gardens of Heligan Alnwick Castle & Gardens
Battlefields of the English Civil War On the trail of The Brontes
Battlefields of WW1 The D-Day Landings
Lake District Gretna Green
York & Minster Forget Harry. . . we have Beatrix!
  • The Dambusters Trail
  • The Robin Hood Experience
  • Castles of North Wales
  • Chester’s 5 R’s
  • Eden Project & Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Alnwick Castle & Gardens
  • Battlefields of the English Civil War
  • On the trail of The Brontes
  • Battlefields of WW1
  • The D-Day Landings
  • Lake District
  • Gretna Green
  • York & Minster
  • Forget Harry. . . we have Beatrix!

In addition to the listed services we offer a number of other tours. Contact us today for more details

About Us

We are one of the North West England’s premier tour guiding and tour management companies. We aim to provide a high quality experience for visitors to Manchester and England’s North West, providing a personalised service for both groups and individuals.

We have been providing Guiding & Tour Management Services to groups, individuals, coach operators and tour companies for many years.

Due to our considerable experience, we are able to offer tours within our itinerary planning, that are both special and unusual.

Tours can be offered in a number of languages - details available upon request. Contact us today for more details

Kindly note this is NOT a Tourist Information Site. Should you require details of accommodation, attractions etc; please use www.visitmanchester.com


Kings, Queens, Bones and Basterds

Hidden History

Manchester Street Names

What's in a name?

Pub Signs

London Guilds


Myths and Legends

Famous Sayings


Why Manchester?


A History

Famous Buildings


Manchester Town Hall

An Armchair Tour

Keeping the Faith

Royal British Legion

Manchester's Theatre History

Thankful/ /Blessed Villages

The Cavendishes

Dukes of Devonshire

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Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.

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