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Street Art: The Modern History of the Northern Quarter

Street Art: The Modern History of the Northern Quarter

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Explore the back streets of the Northern Quarter, find film locations and street art and discover how ceramic art transformed the area into the city's coolest district. You can also cast a critical eye on things as you learn about issues facing the city from social justice to public spaces. The tour tracks the transformation of the Northern Quarter since the 1970s when it was in decline in the wake of our first American-style shopping mall, the Arndale Centre, opening. The area, the one with the highest density of protected buildings in the city, was cited by cultural icon Tony Wilson in the early 90s as being 'our Detroit' owing to a mass evacuation of businesses. Abandoned and ruined it was the public art that turned the area around from 1998 onwards. The tour discovers that original ceramic art trail and uses more modern street art in order to weave together the narrative. I donate 10% of profits to local causes. Sustainable, thoughtful and inclusive tourism since 2012.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.58
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$13.58

Rock & Goal Manchester Walking Tour

Rock & Goal Manchester Walking Tour

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Join Joe on the #1 Google walking tour of Manchester. Wander through the streets and learn some of the hidden gems and secrets of Manchester! On your tour you will see some sets of BBC and Netflix series. You will also see where Hollywood movies were filmed and see that the architecture, staircases and pavements of the streets look like New York. You’ll also experience the incredible street art of the Northern Quarter and find plenty of Instagram photo opportunities! You’ll learn how one Manchester resident was instrumental in ending the 2nd world war. You’ll also see how Manchester had a huge role in leading the way to ending slavery. You’ll see how Manchester gave the world many firsts including the handheld ice cream, women voting rights, vegetarianism and policemen! You will also see the meeting place which gave the world the Premier League! Learn what famous singers did before they made it! And see how and why Manchester has more music than any other city in Britain!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.56
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$13.56

Manchester Afternoon Walking Tour

Manchester Afternoon Walking Tour

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This is an excellent choice for travelers with limited time. Go on a whistle-stop walking tour of Manchester’s main attractions such as Piccadilly Gardens, Chinatown, Vimto Sculpture, St. Peter’s Square, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Cathedral, and much more. Exploring the city with a guide means you won’t have to worry about getting lost, and you’ll hear entertaining stories along the way.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.20
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$22.20

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Manchester's Music Scene

Manchester's Music Scene

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Manchester is considered England’s music capital, but exploring independently means missing its hidden musical heritage. On this tour, follow in the footsteps of famous Manchester bands like the Buzzcocks, Joy Division, and The Smiths with your guide. Discover iconic locations including the Free Trade Hall, Oldham Street, and Piccadilly Records, stop for refreshments in historic pubs and live music venues, and find out what puts Manchester on Britain’s music map.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.76
Price varies by group size
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$135.76
Price varies by group size
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The Manchester City Stadium Tour

The Manchester City Stadium Tour

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Go behind the scenes at Etihad Stadium, the home of Manchester City Football Club, on this guided tour. With an avid Man City fan as your guide, hear all about the football (soccer) club’s history as you visit the manager’s dug-out, the press conference room, the changing rooms and other sites that are off limits to the public during matches. Immerse yourself in the City story during a thrilling audio-visual show.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.94
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$33.94

Discover Manchester Walking Tour

Discover Manchester Walking Tour

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Save hours of research time and explore the best of Manchester on this action-packed walking tour. Going on a guided tour means you won’t have to worry about navigating, and you’ll enjoy guide commentary along the way. Highlights include Manchester Town Hall, The John Rylands Library, and the Royal Exchange Theatre.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$16.29
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$16.29
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Snowdonia, North Wales and Chester Small-Group Day Tour from Manchester

Snowdonia, North Wales and Chester Small-Group Day Tour from Manchester

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King Edward built a castle in Conwy, King Arthur slayed a giant in Snowdonia, and the Romans laid the foundations for the town of Chester: this part of the world is packed full of myths and marvels. And on this tour, your guide takes you on a journey through the best of the must-see sights. You explore Conwy where a castle watches over a bustling harbour town. You visit Betws-Y-Coed, a quaint village nestling amongst the stunning mountains of Snowdonia. And you explore Chester, a town that’s blessed with one of the most brilliant cathedrals in all of England. It’s a day tour that’s perfect for anyone who enjoys a mixture of castles, beautiful landscapes, and curious towns.
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  • 10 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.66
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$55.66
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The Alternative Manchester Walking Tour

The Alternative Manchester Walking Tour

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This new tour by 'Free Manchester Walking Tours' is a walking tour of Manchester's bohemian Northern Quarter neighbourhood, always led by a guide actively working in creative industries. Our story of the Northern Quarter will include the legends of our poets, musicians, protestors and radical book shop owners. There will be plenty of photo opportunities, as we show you the Northern Quarter's street art, public art, and Hollywood film locations. Plus, our local guides will be able to offer tips for food, live music, parties and good coffee.
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  • 2 hours
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$13.58
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$13.58

The Lake District from Manchester

The Lake District from Manchester

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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District National Park with ease on a day trip that lets you skip the hassle of car hire. Rather than keeping your eyes on the road, you’ll be free to admire some of Britain’s best-loved landscapes as you’re transported between sights in climate-controlled comfort.
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  • 9 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.24
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$69.24
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A Full Day In Manchester With A Local: Private & Personalized

A Full Day In Manchester With A Local: Private & Personalized

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Discover Manchester with a private guide, and enjoy a tour that’s tailor-made to you. Pick your own departure time, meeting point, and duration, then build an itinerary with a Mancunian guide whose interests match your own. Admission tickets to Manchester attractions are at your own expense, but these can be arranged in advance via your guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$173.77
Price varies by group size
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$173.77
Price varies by group size
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Manchester Music Tour (with NEW self distancing)

Manchester Music Tour (with NEW self distancing)

So, you arrive in Manchester and want to know all about our music history. You have 3 choices available to you. 1. Go on a guided tour and see all those sights you read about before you came. 2. Walk around aimlessly hoping that the Gods of tourism will guide you. 3. Go to snikkit dot com and see what like minded locals want you to see about their home. Snikkit dot com will show you everything about a place. The main sites The history The people But also the small stories, the best pubs and bars, where the locals eat and much much more. This is your tour at your own pace and at your convenience. We have done all the homework for you and found and researched all the stories and facts you need for an enlightening self guided tour of Manchester's music and arts. Once logged in you are the boss, you decide what you want to see and when you want to see it.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$7.86
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$7.86
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A Silent Disco Adventure in Manchester

A Silent Disco Adventure in Manchester

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Join the Silent Adventures Team as we take you on a journey of song and dance through the famous streets of Manchester. This musically instructed adventure aims to have your funky moves on display and your pop star voices serenading the people of the city! Hi-tech headsets will fill your body with beats, theme songs and your favourite hits across the decades. As your inhibitions evaporate and laughter takes over, you will be part of the best all dance, all singing walking tour in town! It's a Flash Mob, it's a Silent Disco, it’s a roaming, rhythmic riot through Manchester!
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  • 1 hour
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$20.89
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$20.89

Windermere, Lancaster & the Lake District Small-Group Day Tour from Manchester

Windermere, Lancaster & the Lake District Small-Group Day Tour from Manchester

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The Lake District is where people go to rejuvenate their senses. The soaring mountains refresh your mind, the lakes calm your worries, and the quaint houses and little lanes make you yearn for a long-forgotten age. So on this tour, we take you on a day trip through the best locations of England’s most famous National Park. You learn the tales from Windermere, the largest lake in England; you admire Wordworth’s cosy Dove Cottage; and you marvel at the medieval architecture of the ancient town of Lancaster. Join this tour, enjoy the scenery, and let nature help you unwind.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.73
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$59.73
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Private And Personalized Experience: See Manchester With A Local

Private And Personalized Experience: See Manchester With A Local

So you’ve got a full day to explore Manchester? Whether you’re a football fan, keen on getting to know the city that Manchester United call home or you’re just looking to indulge in some northern culture - join one of our hosts who can’t wait to share with you what makes their city so special! Stop for a pub lunch and yes, even a local pint or two, do some street food feasting at a market or visit the Curry Mile; it’s all up to you, we’re just here to make it happen. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.88
Price varies by group size
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$67.88
Price varies by group size
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The best of Manchester walking tour

The best of Manchester walking tour

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Manchester is known by many as one of the most famous football cities in the world. However, the city has many valuable attractions, as well as many secrets and interesting facts. Did you know that professors at the University of Manchester created the first computer to store program and memory? The city has a library, which is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world, and is still open today. You will find interesting facts about the first inter-city passenger railway station and The Bridgewater Canal. Did you know that Manchester is the birthplace of Vegetarianism? When did the vegetarian movement start and why? A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about Manchester.
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  • 2 hours
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$559.26
per group
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$559.26
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Manchester Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Manchester Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

One way to travel like a local is to travel alongside a local. This private custom tour makes it happen—with a Manchester local passionate about their city. Share your travel wish-list by phone or app, and enjoy a walking tour tailored to you. Let them point out sights, restaurants, and hidden gems; uncover local life, and leave not only with the inside scoop on Manchester but a new-found friend.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.28
Price varies by group size
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$37.28
Price varies by group size
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3-Day Yorkshire Dales and Peak District Small-Group Tour from Manchester

3-Day Yorkshire Dales and Peak District Small-Group Tour from Manchester

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Experience the highlights of northern England’s Peak District and Yorkshire Dales minus any transport or accommodation hassles on this small-group 3-day tour from Manchester. Free from any worries about driving, trains, or buses, simply relax and admire the scenery as you head for Chatsworth House, York, Fountains Abbey, Goathland, and other must-sees. Two nights’ bed-and-breakfast or 3-star hotel accommodation, plus central Manchester or Manchester airport pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$360.65
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$360.65
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Uppermill Ghost Walk

Uppermill Ghost Walk

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This is a state of the art new way to enjoy horror stories. Once you buy a ticket for the ghost tour of Uppermill go on your mobile phone and log in for free. Activate your code and take a look at the map, you are the blue dot in the middle and the location of stories are marked with map pointers. Once activated you have 48 hours to listen to the stories.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$8.13
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$8.13
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Manchester Self Guided Tour (with ghost walk and music tour 48 hour pass)

Manchester Self Guided Tour (with ghost walk and music tour 48 hour pass)

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Become a traveller, not a tourist. This tour will give you all the sights that we think a traveler to Manchester will want to discover, but instead of holding your hand we show you where they are on our map and give you the story to listen to or read. We give you 48 hours from activation to access the map and find the attractions that suit you. Includes a ghost walk, music tour and all of Manchester's history. Snikkit dot com will show you everything about Manchester. The main sites The history The people But also the small stories, the best pubs and bars, where the locals eat and much much more. This is your tour at your own pace and at your convenience. We have done all the homework for you and found and researched all the stories and facts you need for an enlightening self guided tour of Manchester's history, buildings, music and arts. Once logged in you are the boss, you decide what you want to see and when you want to see it.
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  • 10 minutes to 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$7.86
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$7.86
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Derbyshire, the Peak District & Poole’s Cavern Small-Group Tour from Manchester

Derbyshire, the Peak District & Poole’s Cavern Small-Group Tour from Manchester

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This region encapsulates everything everybody loves about England. There are rolling hills so green that you wonder whether there’s something unusual in the soil, there are rural towns with more quaint cottages than you can count, and caves with tales of kings, queens, and treachery. On this tour, you explore the most fascinating spots in the area of Derbyshire. You see the gently towering hillocks of the Peak District, experience the traditional streets and treats of Bakewell village, and journey into the natural wonder of Poole’s Cavern. Join this tour and experience England in miniature.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.95
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$52.95
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Manchester Whistle-Stop Walking Tour

Manchester Whistle-Stop Walking Tour

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This is the walking tour for people with limited time. This is a whistle-stop historical and cultural tour of Manchester city centre. This walking tour is led by a History MA graduate, from the University of Manchester, who specialised in Manchester's history. They will show you the city's central highlights, bringing them to life with stories about Manchester's radical politics, infamous rock concerts, football heroes, and pioneering architects. In a short amount of time, we will tell you the story of the world's first industrialised city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$13.58
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$13.58
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Chinese-speaking Manchester Walking Tour by RobinGO

Chinese-speaking Manchester Walking Tour by RobinGO

- Explore Manchester in the Manchester Way - Tours are led by native Mancunions - Guaranteed departures, you book you go - Mandarin-speaking tour guide - Combining culture, history and engagement activities
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.94
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$33.94

 Manchester Private Walking Tour

Manchester Private Walking Tour

Manchester is famous for being one of the world capitals of football (soccer), but there is much more to see here. The seventh most populated city in England, it’s also considered a modern hub, but it was once also one of the most important textile centers of the planet. This is where the first computer to store programs and to have memory was created, and it boasts the oldest public library of the English language in the world. So, come and join us to get to know it’s many secrets and interesting facts!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$223.56
per group
From
$223.56
per group
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Manchester Music Tours

Manchester Music Tours

This is an Iconic, Bespoke Music Tour, collected from my 22 years working in the Manchester Music Industry. We make the tour special by letting you walk the streets of Manchester with us and give you a real feel of what manchester is all about. You will also get to use our fantastic metro while being guided by us and get an actual feeling of what life is like in manchester and how great a City it really is. Will will also include an Amazing Lunch at One of Manchester's Best Restaurants.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$68.23
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$68.23

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