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“Best bus tour we've done!”

Manchester Sightseeing Bus Tours
Ranked #8 of 31 Tours in Manchester
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Owner description: Take a 2 hour entertaining and informative 18 mile tour, on an iconic, red, open-top or double-decker bus. We visit all the main sights in Manchester city centre as well as the surrounding districts.A professionally qualified, experienced local guide – provided by Manchester Guided Tours – provides full commentary in English on all our tours in and around Manchester.
Hexham
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6 reviews
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“Best bus tour we've done!”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

I am from the UK and currently travelling around most of the major cities as we seem to neglect what's on our doorstep! In every city we have done the bus tour available but this was by far the best.
Sue, our guide, was upbeat, fun and had an amazing local knowledge. She was willing to take questions and didn't appear to have any kind of script just a clear passion to share what she knew about Manchester.
At 2 hours long it was by far one of the most comprehensive trips that we've been on.
You can't hop on and off but that suits us fine as we usually do a loop and take note of what we want to go back to later on.
Definitely a must do in Manchester!

Visited April 2014
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Haarlem
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fell in love with Manchester on this tour”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

This tour was excellent and made us wish we had several more days in Manchester to explore. Commentary was from a tour guide, a lovely lady with a wealth of knowledge about the city and was clearly not reading from any kind of script. She answered questions and there was never a dull moment in the tour. We learned a lot about this surprising city and saw many beautiful landmarks. The driver was careful and courteous to boot. Would recommend this to anyone to start off their time in Manchester and even to locals who want a fresh view of their city.

Visited April 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Just discovered a lot about my home town”
Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

Having lived in Manchester for nearly 50 years I'm ashamed to say I knew very little about my home town until this tour - though I'm sure there's still a lot more yet to learn. We had the normal bus today and not the open top bus - and were glad as it was really chilly! We would definitely recommend this tour and will be back in Manchester for more day trips to some of the attractions highlighted by the tour. A little lunch at The Molly House on Richmond Street topped our little outing off perfectly

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Gr8 for a tourist or a local like me”
Reviewed 14 December 2013

been meaning to do this for so long we final got a round to it in the summer was gr8 to lean new facts about the city i live in and see buildings i did not know were there

Visited July 2013
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Cannock
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74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“great way to see the main attractions”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

The tour bus was just around the corner from our hotel and we got on at 10.30. The female guide was very informative and didn't have to read from notes. I don't know how she remembered such a wealth of knowledge. She was witty and made the experience a joy. Our driver seemed to manage to get the double decker bus into streets you woudn't have thought possible. We saw all the major sites and were on the bus for nearly 2 hours. It cost £12 each but was worth every penny. I would advise anyone to go.

Visited August 2013
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