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Groupon Voucher Expiry Warning

Groupon Vouchers issued after 30 September 2015 are NOT valid and regret will NOT be honoured.
Why? – because our DEAL with Groupon ended then but they still appear to be available via their website.
The vouchers were only ever valid for Walks and not for interior building tours, which should have been stated in the Groupon exclusions and terms.
Our sincere apologies to everyone, if you have any questions or complaints, please raise them direct with Groupon.
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How To Attend Our Walks, Tours, Talks, Cruises

We have a new system in place for the autumn and winter and details of our walks, tours, talks and cruises are on-line only.

To find out what’s on and when, please go to our Calendar or you can head to our A-Z

PLEASE PLEASE make sure you check the website a day in advance in case of late changes due to rain/snow, man/woman flu or sinkholes!
Read on for further information and for whether or not you need to book to go on our tours.
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Town Hall clock tower - clock face

Clock Tower Tours Are Back!

Next 2015 tours (please book with Quaytickets):

November: Sat 21, Sun 29.

December: Sat 5, Wed 9, Fri 11, Sun 13, Tue 15, Thu 17, Sat 19.

Starting times: Various; mainly 10.45am, 12.45pm, 2.45pm, 6.45pm.

New Manchester Walks – in time with the city.
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Historic Festive Canal Cruise Now On Sale

The Festive Christmas Canal Cruise will take place on Thursday 10th December & Sunday 27 December at 11am.
‘Mulled Wine & Mince pie included’ & the boat will have a licensed bar, heating & loos.
Booking is essential via, 0843 208 0500.

Expert commentary provided.

Romans and rivers, Castlefield and canals, Media City, a perfect way for your group, club or family and friends to celebrate the festive season with a guided tour along the city waterways.

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Clock Tower


* The de-luxe and madly entertaining tour.
* New tour dates announced, 29th November, Tuesday 1st, Saturday 5th, Tuesday 8th, Tuesday 15th and Tuesday 29th December
* We have taken well over a thousand people on this tour this year.
* Please let us know you would like to attend by e-mailing
* Pay on the day. £8 (£7).
* Meet at the Midland Hotel, 11am.
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Bridgewater Canal

Book a private tour…a canal cruise • the Ford Madox Brown Murals • music history locations • Peterloo • Cotton Mills • a day trip to Liverpool or Bronte Country…

What better way to entertain your social club, historical society or corporate clients than with a private New Manchester Walks tour, talk, walk or canal cruise. We have taken out the U3A, the National Trust, the WI, Probus, Fleet Street’s finest (an L. S. Lowry coach tour), Kemptville Travel of Ontario (Coronation street locations in Blackpool), the cast of the recent Angel Meadow play, Travel Solutions of Belfast…it’s a long list. Join them!
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Central Library - easily reached...

Detailed Tours of Central Library

Yes, we are bigging up our lovingly-honed, in-depth tour of the architectural and bibliographical gem that is the reopened Central Library. Ideal for private groups; we’ve taken around so many.

The New Manchester Walks team has devised a wonderful tour, rich in history, architecture, design and drama.

We will explain how the building works, explain the fascinating symbolism inside, touch on the library’s previous homes (Charles Dickens opened the first such building in 1852), view the exquisite reading room, and open up areas you might not find yourself…
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The Free Trade Hall/Radisson – Best Tour, Best Posh Tea

It’s Manchester’s only 5-star hotel, built out of the city’s most important building – the Free Trade Hall. It’s a tour packed with the most mouth-watering history, followed by scrumptious tea
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