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Free Tour Manchester
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Free Tour Manchester

By Free Tour Si Manchester
Recommended by 99% of travellers
99% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Free Tour Manchester is the tour recommended by Travel Agencies, Specialized Press and User. An Internationally Awarded Tour and The longest and most complete Walking tour In the city. Being an independent company and offering a personal tour with limited spots means that you can get the answer to all of your questions and get tailor made suggestions to make the most of your time in Manchester. Si Manchester comes from the passion for this incredible city, our tour guides will make you feel like a local while you discover the main attractions and other incredible surprises along the way. We provide professional tours with no upfront cost, so that you can enjoy a quality sightseeing experience, no matter what your budget is. 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. Groups of more than 6 people please contact us on advance.

Ages 1-90, max of 50 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Map of the city
What's not included
  • Late arrivals


Start:
  • Manchester Central Library, Manchester M2 5PD, UK
    Outside Central Library, next to the red Telephone Boxes
End:
  • Cathedral Gardens, Corporation St, Manchester M4 3BG, UK

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 120647P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 120647P4

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  • Free Tour Si Manchester
    2,215
    United Kingdom
    Joined in January 2018
  • queeniewsleung
    0 contributions
    Nice about Manchester City
    Nice, funny and bright up lots of Manchester culture and historical stories. Furthermore, with the recommendations for visiting
    Written 24 February 2024
  • laiacerezi
    0 contributions
    Funny tour around Manchester
    Ivo is one of the best tour guides I’ve been with!. We did a free tour around Manchester town center with him and it was funny, interesting and very rewarding. I highly recommend it! We both live in England and he made it look like a completely different country! 100% yes!
    Written 24 February 2024
  • Z4111OQrosas
    0 contributions
    A Cultural Walk
    The afternoon walking tour in Manchester was an enlightening experience, offering a deep dive into the city's rich history and culture. Our guide was knowledgeable, albeit a bit hurried. The route chosen showcased both iconic landmarks and hidden gems. However, more interaction would have made it even better. A worthwhile venture for those looking to explore Manchester's heart and soul.
    Written 18 February 2024
  • 310eugenp
    0 contributions
    Highlight recommended!!
    The tour with Garreth was packed with interesting information about Manchester and really worth attending. Definitely recommended!
    Written 18 February 2024
  • angelac685
    0 contributions
    Great afternoon tour!
    We took the tour yesterday and would thoroughly recommend! Gareth was knowledgeable, articulate, happy to answer questions and just a really nice guy to get along with. We found out lots of interesting history about Manchester, various events and people that we would otherwise just have walked past. Fab way to spend a couple of hours and well worth the tip. Thanks Gareth ❤️
    Written 17 February 2024
  • M6578JEjeremys
    0 contributions
    Fantastic tour
    We had the free two-hour morning tour of Manchester with Gareth. It was excellent and Gareth was very knowledgeable, articulate and friendly. He was a great speaker with fascinating information about Manchester and we were totally engaged for the full two hours - never bored. I would thoroughly recommend Free Tour Si Manchester.
    Written 13 February 2024
  • I1165KOalia
    0 contributions
    Amazing tour
    Amazing tour 😂 I was visiting Manchester for a weekend and found this very accessible service and was very happy and impressed by the work done by Gareth
    Written 10 February 2024
  • alicehR3151KB
    0 contributions
    Great Tour!
    Gareth was a great guide, very informative and knowledgeable about the city. I would recommend to anyone visiting the city.
    Written 9 February 2024
  • Peter F
    0 contributions
    Great afternoon in Manchester walking tour
    Very interesting and information 3 hour walk. The guide Gareth certainly knew his stuff and it was an enjoyable afternoon. Would recommend.
    Written 6 February 2024
  • pablov374
    0 contributions
    Manchester UK with Civitatis
    Nice tour with a good guide... it was booking trhu Civitatis and it was great... a lot of information of the city.. really nice
    Written 3 February 2024
  • benjaminpH9966ZY
    0 contributions
    Cracking tour
    Cracking tour, showed all kinds of things from History to Music to Landmarks. He was super knowledgeable and had a very good sense of humour. Also gave some very good recommendations for us.
    Written 27 January 2024
  • 213andr_ss
    0 contributions
    Recommended
    Gareth was one of the most interesting guides I've ever had. The tour was very compete and he answered all my silly questions about the city and football
    Written 27 January 2024
  • Elton001174
    0 contributions
    Highly recommended
    Informative tour and guide. Highly recommended for travellors and even for local citizens to learn more about the history of Manchester.
    Written 20 January 2024
  • Q9242AMjeffreyk
    0 contributions
    Great way to spend a morning!
    Excellent walking tour! Got an awesome feel for the city and its very rich history. Guide was super friendly and knowledgeable, and was able to answer our additional questions we had at each stop. My only real complaint was that the weather was quite wet (the true Manchester experience) so be sure to bring a rain jacket or umbrella to stay dry if the forecast indicates you might need one. I'll definitely recommend this tour to anybody I know who plans on visiting the city!
    Written 3 January 2024
  • kaylU144
    0 contributions
    Great experience to see Manchester
    very informative, great weather for it and neat to see see the city ! our tour guide i forget his name but he was lovely and very personable ☺️ - had his yellow bag and shoes !
    Written 1 January 2024
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Wayne R
Beaverton, OR1 contribution
May 2023
My family agrees that Gareth made Manchester a more interesting city than London. He brought the city to life through exploring everything from ancient hisotry ("Chester" means it was a Roman settlement) to modern culture. It's a great tour that makes us want to explore further.
Written 27 May 2023
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Denny David
1 contribution
Oct 2020
It was a wet and miserable day in Manchester, we persevered and did the tour. Gareth was very informative! He explained why Manchester should appreciate the rain. We had a great morning and saw a great side of a city we originally thought was a bit ugly.
Would definitely recommend this tour to family and friends.
Written 25 October 2020
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Adrianna F
Greater Manchester, UK15 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
I went on a freetour with my boyfriend as this look like a great activity to do. It was amazing, I’m a local but learnt a lot of my city and discovered places I had never been!! Gareth was really informative and full of local recommendations that were spot on. But, I’m afraid Salchicha, his little assistant in the shape of a miniature dachshund stole the spotlight! What a cute puppy!
The tour was always entertaining and the time flies. Will definitely recommend to friends and family as one of the best and safest things to do in the city.
Thank you!! :)
Written 12 November 2020
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Faigy Liebermann, ADHD coach
Manchester, UK1 contribution
Jan 2020
I attended the walking tour with Gareth. It was fantastic. I learned so much about Manchester. He knew a lot of little known gems of information that made the tour even more special. I would definitely attend again.
Written 29 January 2020
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Janine F
Cheltenham, UK9 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The free walking tour with Gareth and his cute little dachshund named Sausage in Spanish was the best experience. Gareth made the walk interesting and the time just slipped by unnoticed. He was funny, knowledgeable and easy to listen to, my partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and advise anyone going to Manchester to book onto this tour.
Written 18 August 2022
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Gail Winstanley
Greater Manchester, UK6 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Our guide was really knowledgeable and lovely. Highly recommended, loved it. I'm from Manchester and wanted to take my sister to show her what an amazing city we come from, even I learnt something new.
Written 4 August 2020
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Sandra F
4 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Lots of quirky facts and Gareth made it very interesting and fun. Really recommend for everyone including groups of friends. I dont think many people realise the tour is up and running since lock down but it is and it was easy to maintain social distancing.
Written 27 July 2020
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Miguel A
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Couples
We did the Manchester tour with Gareth, and despite that most of the places were closed or restricted he managed to give us a very interesting your full of curious facts.

He is very friendly and on addition to the tour regular stops, he gave us plenty of extra information of things we were more interesting in.

I would definitely recommend you to take a tour with Si Manchester. I doubt you will be disappointed
Written 29 August 2020
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Lucina L
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
I really recommend it. The guys of the free tour are really nice and they give a lot of tips about the city.
Written 25 February 2020
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Blanca F
2 contributions
Nov 2019
Garreth is very passionate about Manchester and very knowledgeable about the city! The tour was very enjoyable and informative! I enjoyed the tour very much and I would recommend it
Written 4 December 2019
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