The Glories & Stories of Manchester – Coach Tour
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Bring your visit to Manchester alive with a guided tour by a qualified city guide who will hop onto your coach and entertain your group with the glories and stories of Manchester.
City sights include the world’s first railway station and the Bridgewater Canal, opened in 1761 forerunner of the canal network. The glorious Manchester Town Hall, the cotton palaces of a trade that made Manchester famous around the world. The striking gothic style of John Rylands Library, the scientific achievements of the University area and the fascinating Gorton Monastery. We will go east to Sportcity one of the largest concentration of sporting venues in Europe developed for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Home to the expanding Etihad Stadium of Manchester City FC, the National Squash Centre, Regional Athletics Arena, English Institute of Sport, Manchester Velodrome and the Tennis Centre. West to Old Trafford, home of world famous Manchester United FC and The Quays a unique waterside redevelopment of the old docks. With 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.