This content is adapted from the Visit Manchester Insider’s Handbook. Packed with ideas and inspiration for things to do, see, eat, as well as places to stay, the 40-page handbook includes dedicated pages detailing what's new and coming soon as well as maps and spotlight pages on Greater Manchester's towns, boroughs and coolest neighbourhoods. It’s the perfect resource for planning your next visit.

Professional walking tours

There’s no better way to find your feet in a city than on a professional walking tour. Manchester Guided Tours, New Manchester Walks and Free Manchester Walking Tours all run great introductory tours covering Manchester’s history and heritage, including the regular Discover Manchester Tour; however individual guides such as Emma Fox, Jonathan Schofield and Pauline Lloyd also run specialist tours on niche topics and in multiple languages.  

Northern Quarter Street Art

Scranchester Tours

Run by friendly local Rob Kelly, Scranchester tours take you on a multi-stop food tour around the city, revealing fascinating facts about Manchester and England’s food history. 

Invisible Manchester

All of Invisible City’s experienced tour guides have been affected by homelessness. Often holding no punches, they offer their own personal insight into Manchester’s past, present and future. 

Manchester Taxi Tours 

For those wanting to cover a lot of ground in a short time, hail a taxi tour with John Consterdine. John’s fun and flexible style allows you to visit anywhere based on your interests – whether that’s football, music, or Corrie! 

Taxi Tour

Skyliner Tours

Join Hayley Flynn as she shares vast knowledge about the Northern Quarter, the names behind some of the area's best street art, and lesser known heritage sites that you won’t find on other tours. 

Craft Beer Tour Manchester 

If you’re into beer, you’ll want to join Craft Beer Tour Manchester on their three-hour romp around one of the UK’s best craft brewing cities. Look out for their new wine and brunch tour coming soon.


Scranchester Food Tours
Unique Experiences
Scranchester Food Tour guide talking to two men with plat of food

A truly immersive food tour of Manchester. Your local guide will take you on a multi-stop tour across the city offering edible insights into food history and culture along the way. The tour will include at least eight stops (adding up to a huge meal, come hungry!) revealing why the city’s food and drink scene is booming.

Invisible ManchesterInvisible Manchester

Invisible are a social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of Manchester. Their enjoyable and educational walking tours offer an alternative, socially-minded experience of Manchester.

Manchester Taxi Tours
Chauffered Tours
Manchester Taxi Tours

Take a unique tour around Manchester with John Consterdine, the city’s only Green Badge Tour Guide and Taxi Driver.

Craft Beer Tour Manchester
Walking Tours
Craft Beer Tour Manchester - beer on a table

Join us on a craft beer adventure as we tour Manchester and sample the best local produce that the city has to offer. We visit a range of microbreweries and craft beer houses enjoying at least ten craft beers along the way. Just £30pp, tour run every Saturday.



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