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Introducing Manchester's tour guides
Whether you're visiting Manchester for a day or you've known the city for years, there is no better way of exploring the area than with an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide.
As well as seeing the major landmarks and attractions, you will learn about the city's secrets and discover hidden gems that visitors often miss. Whether you're visiting Manchester for a day or you've known the city for years, there is no better way of exploring the area than with an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide. As well as seeing the major landmarks and attractions, you will learn about the city's secrets and discover hidden gems that visitors often miss.
Here's an introduction to some of our registered Manchester tour guides.
A local FE and visiting HE lecturer, John's specialisms are in the arts, performing and visual, plus a mixture of imaginative walks through the city.
Offers walks talks and tours of Manchester and the Northwest past and present.
Anne has a wide range of interests. General tours, history, horticulture or modern gems, all told with a wealth of good stories.
With 35 years' experience in the travel industry worldwide, Steve specialises in wildlife safaris, transport (airport guide), sport and music tours.
Mark adores music, media, Manchester and alliteration. He knows Manchester inside out and loves to share its fascinating stories.
The only guide in Manchester to offer black-cab taxi tours for up to five people in comfort - football stadiums, The Quays and Manchester's suburbs.
City-centre resident, reviewer and economics tutor, Joan offers tours on Manchester's political and economic history, cultural life and city-centre living.
Tours by coach or on foot. Specialist areas include the religious history and cultural life of Manchester.
Blue Badge guided tours include modern and historical Manchester; the Palace Hotel; Town Hall and literature, especially Elizabeth Gaskell. Offers regional coach tours.
Qualified as a Blue Badge Guide in 1996. Former university tutor specialising in industrial and landscape archaeology.
A Mancunian, passionate about historical and modern Manchester. Have architecture, people, arts, industrial heritage brought to life with her coach or walking tours.
City centre resident, coach and walking tours. Lively and entertaining, will share Manchester including 21st century city, arts, music, shopping and food.
Founder of City Life, former staff writer for Private Eye and one-time production editor of the rock 'n' roll magazine Mojo, Ed is also a celebrated author whose recent Manchester Compendium was described by the Independent newspaper as a 'superb work of in-depth research and dry Northern wit'. Visit Ed's website for more information: www.newmanchesterwalks.com
On Suzanne's tours you discover what makes the city tick, including passionate stories about modern Manchester and past industrial heritage.
Qualified to guide in both French and English, Pauline's specialisms are faith tourism, 'Saints & Sinners', and Manchester's international links.
Sue has worked in tourism for many years. She offers guided walks, coach tours, airport transfers and meet and greet services.
Enthusiastic and knowledgeable, Peter was born and worked in Manchester for over 40 years. His tours are informative and fun.
A 'naturalised' Mancunian, Denise has spent 20 years exploring the city. See it through her eyes - a fresh take on things so familiar that they have become invisible!
An enthusiastic, lively and entertaining guide; a born and bred Lancashire local, who loves sharing her knowledge of all things Manchester.
Coach and walking tours of Manchester and Northwest England for groups, individuals and conferences. Specialisms include heritage, culture, urban regeneration and shopping.