Welcome to the most personal Free Tour in Manchester.
If you only have a few days in the city, or you want to discover its secrets and explore the main attractions, this is the best free tour in the city. Because we are limited by number we can ensure we give you a personal experience and you can really get to know your tour guide and the rest of the people on your tour.
Our tour guides are in love with the city, and being in a personal small tour they can answer all of your questions and make tailor made suggestions to make the most of your time in Manchester.
All the main attractions are located in the city center, so this tour is the perfect choice to get to know Manchester in just a few hours.
We will start at 10.00 am on Picadilly Gardens, next to the visitor information center.
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Our Manchester Free Tours are for everyone but you might have some questions about how they work. Here we try to answer them
Why do you offer Free Tours?
We believe that is the best way to get to know a city. We believe that everyone should enjoy this amazing city and learn and discover during their visit in Manchester, regardless of their budget.
We also strongly believe that you should not have to pay for a tour in advance, without having experienced it first. We think that you should decide how much you think the tour was worth when the tour is finished. So we have to work extra hard for your appreciation.
Tips are invited by the guide, but you will never be pressured to tip. Book for free by email or phone.
So do I have to make a reservation or can I just show up?
Here’s what we do differently. Reservations are required for a guaranteed spot on the tour. We hate those free tours where you can’t hear what’s being said because there are +50 people on it. Reservations help us determine the number of guides we need to ensure that our groups remain manageable and enjoyable. We care about your experience, we care about you being able to interact with your guide and getting to know them personally so they can help you make the most of your time in the city and discover the best things to do in Manchester. So we strongly suggest contacting us before turning up to a tour to avoid disappointment, our phone number is 07746943389 we accept, texts, whatsapps, phone calls, emails… whatever is easier for you
Why do I need to give my phone number when making a reservation?
We are a group of 6 or more, can we still reserve?
What happens if we arrive late?
I have changed my mind and cannot come to the tour. Do I have to let you know?
Yes, please! Our places are limited and we often have to send away interested guests, because there is no more space. By letting us know in time that you cannot make it, we can open up the extra spot to other interested guests. We do work on the honor system, so please understand that if you make a reservation and don’t show up or bail on us last minute, this may affect your ability to make any future reservations. If at any point during the tour you need to leave please make your guide aware of this. Our guides keep a track of how many people are on the tour and try to make sure nobody gets lost. If you have left the tour without notifying us this can cause confusion and unnecessary waiting for other people on the tour.
Do the tours ever get cancelled due to bad weather?
This is Manchester and the show must go on! Our tours go out rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the conditions. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended and an umbrella is always handy. Wear extra layers of clothes and be prepared.
Do the tours end where they start?
No. Each tour ends at a different location to the starting point.
What is an appropriate tip amount for a free tour?
It all depends on you. Just keep in mind the costs of living in Manchester. Keep in mind that your tour guide is giving a bunch of hours to take care of you and keep in mind your budget. Loved your tour and tour guide? Let him or her know! We appreciate whatever you feel is fair. You name the price. We are that confident in the quality of our tours. Sometimes another great tip to your guide is a great review on trip advisor that will attract more people to his/her tour…
Will my kids like these tours?
That depends on your kid. We’ve had plenty of kids on our tour before and we’ve had rave reviews from parents. Our tours are designed to be suitable for people of all ages and are one of the best options of activities in Manchester for families. A fun thing to do in Manchester!
How long are the walks?
Our general tours are around 2:45 hours to 3 hours. It all depends the pace of the group, so be prepared to walk! We want you to discover what to see in Manchester and the must see main attractions in Manchester. If you have problems with walking longer distances, we recommend you booking the private tour, so you can decide how fast the tour moves.
Is there a break?
Yes, there’s a coffee break at Home Manchester – an amazing venue that exemplifies modern independent culture in the city; the perfect venue for a quick bit of refreshment
We’ll walk among the old terracota factories and chimneys to learn the stories and social changes in the first industrial city in the world.
We will also have time to cover the main buildings and attractions like the first ever man made canal, the magnificent Royal Exchange, the historic town hall, and the best kept hidden gems that makes this tour the perfect way of introducing you to the city.