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City Centre Cruises

Manchester Historic Canal Cruise – FRIDAY 1st JULY

This is what a cruise customer posted on Tripadvisor:
“As somebody who has worked in and around Manchester all my life I thought I knew it well – but No I didn’t know it at all. The guide was excellent and kept coming up with little gems that made this trip so interesting and pleasurable. The family run boat was really well run by very pleasant staff and was clean and comfortable. I would not hesitate to recommend both visitors and locals to give it a go.”

**The boat is heated with licensed bar and loo’s onboard**
Please book through, 0843 208 0500
**more cruise dates coming soon**
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National Football Museum


Celebrate the 10th UNICEF Soccer Aid match at Old Trafford. Steve is taking a walk in central Manchester on the history of football – where it all began! We start outside the Malmaison Hotel at 11:30 am – to hear stories about the beautiful game, suitable for all ages – ending at the NationalFootballMuseum at 1pm with time to visit the exhibitions.

Walk £8/£7 child To book please call Steve on 07900 984376 or just turn up.
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War (book cover)

More walks for July – WALK WITH THE HEROES

Move through the First World War on the streets of the city with the heroes of Manchester.
Replay their battles, their poetry, their suffering, and capture a 100 years on the effect of this apocalypse on the men and women who were sent to fight.
Click on Walks Calendar for all June & July Walks
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histories festival logo

Manchester Histories Festival 3 – 12 June 2016

We are delighted to be taking part in the histories festival for another year with seven walks on the Festival Calendar.
Check our June Walks Calendar for walks marked HF.
Check the Festival website for a plethora of Manchester Histories Festival events.
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Clock Tower

Tours of Manchester Town Hall

We’re delighted to be able to announce that the Town Hall managers have kindly given us some dates for imminent tours.

They are:

Tues 17th & 31st May at 11am
Sun 5th at 3pm
Sun 19th June at 12noon

Please meet outside the Midland Hotel, Peter Street, and please do check the website in case of last-minute problems.
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Trade & Group Travel:

The Glories & Stories of Manchester – Coach Tour

City sights include the world’s first railway station and the Bridgewater Canal. The glorious Manchester Town Hall, the striking gothic style of John Rylands Library, the University area and the fascinating Gorton Monastery.

East to Sportcity developed for the 2002 Commonwealth Games including the Etihad Stadium of Manchester City FC and the Manchester Velodrome home to Team GB Cycling. West to Old Trafford and the 75000 seater stadium of Manchester United FC, finally to the unique waterside redevelopment of the old docks The Quays.

Spectacular water views and stunning contemporary architecture of Imperial War Museum North and the Lowry Arts centre. The flagship Media CityUK northern home of the BBC, ITV and the new Coronation Street studios. All sitting on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal the last great engineering feat of the Victorian era.

Tours can be tailored to include a lunch stop, tours of Manchester City FC & Manchester United Stadium, the Velodrome or the BBC Studios, at extra cost and subject to availability.
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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 Walks & Tours tab

PLEASE PLEASE make sure you check the website a day in advance in case of unavoidable late changes.
Read on for further information and for whether or not you need to book to go on our walks and tours.
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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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