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Sightseeing Manchester

54 reviews
About Sightseeing Manchester
Sightseeing Manchester, the hop on – hop off city bus tour. The official, daily and all year round city tour showing you the best of Manchester. Tours start from Manchester Town Hall / Albert Square (post code M2 5HD).
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 15:00
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In winter they only operate 3 times which is not good idea for hop on hopoff bus service,but the price they charge is ok with 90 minutes tour for 48 hours valid ticket and they can also add some other main attractions in manchester like...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TA1308
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In winter only three trips run so not much use of hop on off is possible. The round trip takes 90 mins but doesn’t include Etihad. Why not? A big frustration is it tells you about some interesting places just as it drives away. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bdenhow
Reviewed 17 November 2018

I was looking forward to the sightseeing tour on my first visit to Chester EVER. I visit and wait at the destination, even visiting the local information centre. NO such Heritage tour exists. I was VERY upset and my mum had to calm me down...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank David T
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We did the tour in two halves, with a stop off at Salford Quays. The service was punctual, and the audio was very informative (and available on the app too if needed). My only mistake was to book our tickets through an intermediary, when I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
10  Thank alisonn638
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This tour has only 9 stops and omits some of the best local attractions such as Aston Hall and the Botanic Gardens. The recorded commentary is good and continues at the stops, allowing the visitor to take in the information. There is a stop near...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Stickman1
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We always like to go one one of these sightseeing red buses, they give a brief tour of the local area. You tend to see things on these buses that you would not be aware of any other way. You can get off the buses...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank r0selle6
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Found out lots I didn't know about Birmingham. The ticket is valid for two days, so the first day we did the whole tour without stopping. Then the second day we hopped on and off and visited various museums and places.I thought it was very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Can’t hear a word of the commentary as on extremely low volume....along with the noise of the city/traffic you have no chance! Every other hop on hop off bus in the world has headphones but not here. Such a Shame as lots of interesting Manchester...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Exploration15364
PhilipH2651, Manager at Sightseeing Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for your feedback - however negative! You are wrong though with your statement that "Every other hop on hop off bus in the world has headphones" - this is simply not true. Many have recorded commentary and others have live guides - both...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Awful. Poor value. Sound quality poor. Driver gave wrong details meaning we missed last bus. Better getting tram.

3  Thank gthomson2018
Reviewed 7 October 2018

it was most enjoyable tour and helped me get a handle on this amazing beautiful city, also has given me ideas for the rest of the trip

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank barbra p
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Morgan J
16 November 2017|
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Response from WendyA1957 | Reviewed this property |
In December there will only be 1 bus running and the times will be 10.30, 12.00 and 14.00. There is a commentary played over the speakers on board.
24 May 2017|
Response from SightseeingMCR | Property representative |
The stops for Sightseeing Manchester are Albert Square, Piccadilly, the Northern Quarter, National Football Museum, Manchester Cathedral, Salford Cathedral, Salford University, The Quays, IWMN, Manchester United, Museum of... More