Sightseeing Manchester

Sightseeing Manchester – Open-Top Bus Tour

Explore Manchester from an open-top sightseeing bus. Learn about the city’s industrial past from the recorded commentary and take in the sights as you explore the city centre and Salford Quays.

Discover the city’s heritage and how it has grown to be the progressive hub it is today with a 90-minute bus tour.

Beginning in Albert Square in the heart of the city centre, the green Sightseeing Manchester hop-on, hop-off open-top bus takes you on a trip around the city and the modern waterfront developments at Salford Quays.

The 12-stop tour has been carefully planned to take you past some of Manchester’s key sights including, Manchester and Salford Cathedrals, the National Football Museum, Salford Quays & Media City, the Museum of Science and Industry Museum, and Manchester United Football Club.

The tour offers English commentary by Lord of the Rings and Lost actor Dominic Monaghan and a free to download app which offers commentary in French, Mandarin, German, Spanish and Arabic.

Key information

Running times can vary in the off-peak winter months and for special events around the city, please see their website for timetables.

For more information on running times, other places to board the bus and transport, please visit their website.

How to get there:

Tours start from Stop 1, Princess Street (stop SE) outside Manchester Art Gallery – postcode M1 4HR – near St Peters Square Metrolink.

The nearest Metrolink stop to Albert Square is St Peter’s Square.

Opening Hours

Please check the calendar for available dates before travelling.

Terms & Conditions

Subject to availability.

Sightseeing Manchester

Sightseeing Manchester – Open-Top Bus Tour

Booking Information

Advance booking not required. Present Pass to the driver.

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