Private Manchester Walking Tours (1-25 persons)

  • The Old Wellington Pub

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  • Manchester Town Hall Bee Mosaic floor

    Manchester Town Hall floor
  • Manchester Town Hall

    Manchester Town Hall
  • Manchester Town Hall entrance ceiling

    Manchester Town Hall entrance ceiling
  • Manchester Cathedral

    Manchester Cathedral
  • Manchester sign outside Aflecks©Emma Beard

    Manchester Walking Tour
  • Albert Square, Manchester ©VisitEngland, Marketing Manchester

    Albert Square, Manchester ©VisitEngland, Marketing Manchester

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Private Walking Tour in Manchester

Discover the history of Manchester on your own private walking tour

An official guide will show you around Manchester city centre on a private walking tour, talking you through the history, architecture and culture of the city. As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester was the world’s first modern city, and has led the world in several fields from cotton to computers. Discover the stories and landmarks central to Manchester’s vibrant social, cultural and political history on this introductory tour of the city.

All walking tours can be customised to suit your interests and needs, but here are two of our most popular tours:

Discover Manchester Walking Tour (2 or 3 hours)

Your own private guide will take you on a walking tour of all the highlights of Manchester, such as the Town Hall, John Rylands Library, the Royal Exchange Theatre and the Cathedral. The tour content, route and pace are entirely flexible. If you have a particular interest, just let us know and we can adapt the tour to suit you.

Three hour tours cover the same content as the two hour tours but at a more leisurely pace and in more detail. They can also include a short refreshment stop (not included in the price).

Manchester Music Walking Tour (2 or 3 hours)

Hear how Manchester’s unique sound shaped the world’s music scene as you walk though the city. See legendary music studios, clubs and venues including the Free Trade Hall, Palace Theatre, Factory Records HQ, Ritz Ballroom, Hacienda, the Boardwalk and the Congregational Chapel. Listen to stories of local bands including the Hollies, Joy Division, New Order, Buzzcocks, The Smiths and Oasis. Listen to stories of local bands who visited including the Beatles, Sex Pistols and Bob Dylan’s famous ‘Judas’ performance.


Possible walking tour starting points:

  • Any Manchester hotel lobby
  • Piccadilly Train station – outside Leon Cafe
  • Victoria train Station – outside the Beer House Bar
  • Chorlton Street Bus Station – Main entrance
  • Central Library – front steps
  • Manchester Central Exhibition Centre – main entrance
  • Bridgewater Hall – main entrance
  • Manchester Cathedral – main entrance
  • National Football Museum – main entrance


2 hour Private Walking Tour (1-25 persons)


3 hour Private Walking Tour (1-25 persons)


4 hour Private Walking Tour (1-15 persons)


You will be asked to confirm your preferred tour, number of people & meeting point at the checkout.

Please note: All booking are subject to availability, in the unlikely event of no availability payments will be refunded within 48 hours.

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