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  • Alyssa P
    Vero Beach, FL4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I cannot recommend this tour enough! Chris was an amazing guide and really added something special to the day. The locations we stopped at were beautiful, we got some great pictures, and with Chris’s recommendations some great food as well. You certainly won’t regret taking this tour!
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Queenie LEUNG
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice, funny and bright up lots of Manchester culture and historical stories.
    Furthermore, with the recommendations for visiting
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Lemon L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time with rabbies will def be going back. Amazing tour, amazing commentary and incredible views. Shout out to the driver Chris very knowledgeable and friendly.
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Jordan
    Manchester, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant tour of the stadium. Ray was charismatic, energetic and very funny. Would highly recommend to fellow blues!
    Written 1 March 2024
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  • Richard
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took this tour with Clive. To say this was a fantastic experience is an understatement. Although seating 16 it is cold and low season and there were 2 of us but they went with the tour anyway so this was in essence a private tour. Clive is a excellent guide. He is personable and energetic. He explains things en route so you have more than ample time to discover once on the ground. I also did the Snowdonia tour with him. Took fantastic photo stops along the way. I am sold on the Rabbie concept and hope to use them again for future trips.
    Written 14 January 2024
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  • Kate W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a wonderful tour I had, made especially good by James (2) my knowledgeable and friendly driver/guide. We went to all sorts of out of the way magnificent viewing spots and James managed to almost always avoid crowds at each stop. The B and B for two nights was very comfortable with yummy breakfasts and convivial hosts. I really enjoyed my tour!
    Written 6 August 2023
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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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  • ammi189
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Mark and Tim were skilful drivers and had lots of information to share. Great tour if you don’t have much time to explore Lake District.
    Written 14 September 2023
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  • Philemon
    Bern, Switzerland4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chris was an excellent guide and gave us 3 hours of excellent background information to Manchester! Really cool tour and guy!
    Written 22 June 2023
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  • Rosa S
    Farnham, UK4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Manchester Music Walking Tour was a hit, blending tales of local legends with the city's vibrant music scenes. Our guide was passionate, bringing stories to life. A deeper dive into some venues would've been appreciated. Still, it's a must for music lovers wanting to walk the streets that shaped iconic bands
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Fagernes
    Oslo, Norway2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a lovely time with our guide Darren and our driver Mark, who were both good spirited and delightful people. Darren consistently supplied us with useful knowledge and interesting anecdotes about the places we visited, also answering all our questions with interest and a smile. We were also delighted that he had made a playlist with songs from the Yorkshire area, which made the ride itself more enjoyable – and memorable.

    Yorkshire is rightfully known as “God’s own country” because of its beautiful dales, moors and architecture. Our personal highlights were the visit to the opulent Chatsworth house (the estate of the Duke of Devonshire) and the majestic Fountains Abbey (the ruins of a 12th Century abbey in North Yorkshire). The city of York was also a joy to visit, with its impressive cathedral and surprisingly vivid nightlife. Not to mention all the small beautiful villages we stopped in, some of which had sheep roaming freely in the streets!

    Looking back, it is funny to think that the lack of reviews almost put us off this trip (we later learned that Rabbie’s only recently began operating in the Manchester area, and that this particular tour only started in June 2019). We gave it a go as we had time to kill during a longer trip to Manchester, and because the other Rabbie’s tours were given good scores. And we couldn’t have been more happy! Our only caveat is that the departure place was a bit hard to find – you have to go to the back of Manchester Piccadilly, to the street called Store Street. Except for this, the trip itself was a joy from beginning to end!
    Written 27 August 2019
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  • R White
    Nottingham, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took our friends to Manchester earlier this months and got this tour. At first we were a bit sceptical but after a couple of locations we loved it.

    Really simple and you get 2 whole days to enjoy it.
    Written 10 September 2020
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  • Departure37493355158
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely loved this tour - so thought-provoking, interesting and emotive. Something I would recommend for everyone, especially if you're Mancunian. Hayley's passion for place-making, inclusive city design and art was infectious and made me same the same streets I've walked for years in a totally different light. Thank you!
    Written 5 September 2023
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  • Richard L
    1 contribution
    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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