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Discover Manchester with the Sightseeing Open-Top Bus Tour

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  • English commentary
  • 90-minute loop
  • Tickets valid for 2 days
  • Tours start at Princess Street, Bus Stop SE, outside Manchester Art Gallery (postcode M1 4HR)

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Manchester Town Hall

This magnificent building was designed in Victorian Gothic style by Alfred Waterhouse and opened in 1877. Make sure you look out for the mosaic pattern of bees on the floor outside the Great Hall!

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Piccadilly Gardens

Piccadilly Gardens is a scenic open-space in the heart of Manchester City Centre. As an accessible gateway to the city, it provides both work and leisure opportunities and is well worth a visti.

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National Football Museum

Experience the world’s greatest sport at the National Football Museum. Whether you’re a die-hard football fan, visiting with your family or on a weekend break in Manchester, enjoy a visit to the world’s biggest and best football museum.

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Manchester Cathedral

Featuring the finest medieval woodwork in the north and beautiful modern glass details, Manchester Cathedral is a stunning landmark of the city that comes highly recommended.

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Salford Quays / MediaCity

The recently built area of The Quays is home to the BBC and ITV studios where they record well-known British shows such as Coronation Street and Match of The Day, as well as great places to eat or sip cocktails overlooking the water.

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Manchester United

Old Trafford has welcomed millions of Manchester United fans over the years to enjoy a legendary football match or to learn more about the stadium’s fantastic history. From the building of the stadium to hosting the 2002/03 Champions League Final to the present day, learn about this world renowned team with a tour of the museum and stadium.

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Imperial War Museum North

IWM North is about people and their stories; how lives have been, and still are, shaped by war and conflict. The Main Exhibition Space houses thousands of objects from a T34 Russian tank and Harrier Jump Jet to clothing, diaries and works of art, as well as a series of family interactive Action Stations.

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Museum of Science & Industry

Based on the site of the oldest passenger railway station in the world, the Museum of Science and Industry truly is a museum for everyone. Kids, big and small, will be fascinated by the hands-on exhibitions, while the huge collection of vintage vehicles and historic working machinery is captivating.

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Renowned throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. Discover the city’s heritage and how it has grown to be the progressive hub it is today with the Sightseeing Manchester tour!

When you hop onto the Sightseeing Manchester Open-Top Bus Tour, you can enjoy some of the city’s most famous and well-loved sights. From Manchester United Football Club to the Museum of Science and Industry, you will be an expert on all that Manchester has to offer by the time the tour is over!

The city has a rich cultural, political, sporting and musical heritage, and has in recent years become a progressive hub for business and one of the UK’s most-visited city. Whether you are visiting the UK from overseas or simply fancy a trip to Manchester, our tours are enjoyable, informative and engaging. With English commentary by Lord of the Rings and Lost actor Dominic Monaghan and other languages available via the App Store and Google Play, we are always ready to welcome you on board.

Please Note: Passengers are advised to board the tour at Stop 1, Princess Street (stop SE) outside Manchester Art Gallery – postcode M1 4HR – near St Peters Square Metrolink.

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Explore the top attractions with a 90 minute Sightseeing Manchester bus tour.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport..

Beginning in Princess Street, in the heart of the city centre, discover this vibrant history from the top deck of the green Sightseeing Manchester open-top bus, as it takes you on a 90-minute trip around Manchester and the modern waterfront developments at Salford Quays. The route that takes in some of Manchester’s key sights, including the National Football Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, Old Trafford football stadium and The Lowry.  Lord of the Rings  and  Lost  actor Dominic Monaghan, provides the commentary aboard the bus as you explore Manchester from the upper deck.

Note: Commentary is in English only.

Bus departure point: Manchester Art Gallery, Bus Stop SE, Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4LG (Opposite The Alan Hotel)

No tours on 26 August due to Pride Parade

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Explore the top attractions in Manchester

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. Discover this vibrant history from the top deck of the Sightseeing Manchester bus. 

Beginning near Manchester Art Gallery in the heart of the city centre the Sightseeing Manchester open-top bus takes you on 90-minute trip round Manchester and the modern waterfront developments at Salford Quays. The route takes in some of Manchester’s key sights, including the National Football Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, Old Trafford football stadium and The Lowry.  Lord of the Rings  and  Lost  actor Dominic Monaghan provides the commentary.

Bus Departure Point : Manchester Art Gallery, Bus Stop SE, Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4LG 

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Key sights include:

  • Manchester Town Hall - DEPARTURE + END 
  • National Football Museum
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Old Trafford Football Stadium (home of Manchester United F.C)
  • Manchester Cathedral
  • Manchester Central Library
  • Imperial War Museum North
  • MediaCityUK

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  • Sightseeing Manchester Bus Tour (Adult) Sightseeing Manchester Bus Tour (Adult) £12.00 0 30 max
  • Sightseeing Manchester Bus Tour (Young person (Under 18) Sightseeing Manchester Bus Tour (Young person (Under 18) £6.00 0 30 max
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  • Family Ticket (2 adults 3 children) - Sightseeing Manchester Bus Family Ticket (2 adults 3 children) - Sightseeing Manchester Bus £25.00 0 30 max
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  • Registered Company Address : Chapel House 1 Borough Road Altrincham Cheshire WA15 9RA
  • Registered Company Number : 10787740

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