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  • Tywin L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    To start with i just want to express how incredibly patient Darren was with my father and me, we had decided with Darren to meet up at a certain location, but because my father and me basically got lost on the tram system we ended up meeting up at a different location to meet up and Darren was nothing but understanding and warm about the whole situation.Now to the actual guide, not for one second did this feel like a tour, and I mean this in the best possible way, it felt like going through the city with a friend rather than a tour guide. Having said that. his knowledge of this place was immense, he was with us for almost 4 hours and not for one second was there a pause, so many things he told us about. I have been a Manchester United fan for a long time, but this tour gave me a new rejuvinated passion not only for my club but for this beautiful city.
    Written 17 January 2024
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  • Richard L
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    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Even if you were an alien landing in Manchester joining this tour you would already know the music stories told. Nice tour guide but at times it felt we were going for a walk with a friend and not being taken on a walk by a tour guide. Waiting around for taxis; periods of awkward silence; very brief and sometimes inaccurate information; I have never heard of a band called New Division for example. Could do better! Not worth the money sadly.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Peter B
    Preston, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolutely fabulous day out with Gary Friday, the perfect host for such a tour. He had an encyclopaedic knowledge of his subject and all kinds of insights into the filming of PB, the choice of the locations and the national history which was so much a part of the series itself. He also took the trouble to get to know everyone and kept us all amused for 8 hours. We visited filming locations in Liverpool centre, Ellesmere Port, Castlegate, Manchester centre and Fairfields finishing with the chapel in Tabley where Tommy and Grace married. A very friendly group of people on the tour, all ages and from all parts of the UK and several from Europe who had travelled specially for the tour. We were all taken by surprise in the Tabley Chapel when Vincente, a charming young Spanish chap went down on one knee to propose to his lovely girlfriend! She accepted (of course!) and we celebrated in the adjacent tea-room with a cream tea, led by Gary in a tea-cup toast to the happy couple . All in all a great day and an absolute must for anyone who appreciates the excellence of the Peaky Blinders story.
    Written 9 October 2023
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  • 19lellaanto
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Joe is an amazing guide. He is very passionate about his job and his city.

    He told me a lot of anedots about Manchester and it was a pleasure walking with him around this beautiful city.

    He played with a small radio some songs which tell the history of Manchester and explained to me the meaning of the songs and to which period or area they were referring to.

    I will advice you to join a tour with Joe! This is a really great and pleasant way to discover and visit the city of Manchester.

    Antonella from Italy
    Written 9 March 2023
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  • Tamara
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My experience in Manchester was really pleasant thanks to my guide that showed my all sorts or interesting places, she guided my though the city downtown and all the shops,museums and restaurants there are.
    Written 29 June 2019
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  • USTraveler
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good for its value. GoEUGo is a Hong Kong-based company and it seemed that a majority of its clients were from the East. The tour guide (Andy/Andi) was very good about accommodating to the diverse international audience aboard the tour. We thought his English was pretty good and he was very available for any questions and advice during the tour. He wasn't necessarily a history professor but was very kind, available for questions about the areas (bathrooms, restaurants, shops, etc.), and did a solid job trying to herd all of the families on the tour.
    You're on a bus with other families. Assigned seats because some families only join for certain parts of the tour. So the tour group expands and contracts as you move along.
    Be aware that if you travel during Christmas and the New Year many places may be closed.
    Also, you're basically trying to see all of the UK in seven days . . . it's going to be fast. If you only have a certain time-frame in which to visit, and you don't want to 'break the bank' to do it, it's a great option.
    We were really quite pleased. We never could have seen as much as we did in the time that we did by trying to coordinate the trip on our own.
    We acknowledge some of the concerns mentioned in other reviews but we really had a good time and I could present reasonable counter-arguments/explainations for all of the complaints I've seen listed by others (but it would take too long to do so here). We understood some stuff would be closed for the Holidays and knew we would be moving fast (which is what we wanted because we didn't have a long time for our vacation in the UK anyways).
    Maybe some of the negative reviews had different tour guides than we had (Andy/Andi)? Our tour guide was great!
    We felt the value for your money was very good.
    Written 1 January 2023
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  • Michael L
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent place to stay, Sharon made us very welcome also very friendly and sociable, felt like home from home. Will stay there again 10/10
    Written 10 July 2023
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  • Jonathan R
    91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    1st time in Manchester and was wondering around the Arndale Shopping centre, when we discovered some smaller markets, and these were lovely, we then decided to venture a little further and found Albert Market , and wow was it worth the walk, Fabulous atmosphere, more Christmas stall/huts than we have ever seen at any Christmas market, all very well presented, with everything from food, sweets, hot chocolate, mulled wine, beer, trinkets, ornaments, the list is endless. I can highly recommend the trip.
    Written 13 December 2018
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