Good news for explorers: some new tours to discover and explore Greater Manchester have been developed throughout lockdown, as well as a convenient way to visit one of Greater Manchester’s brand new RHS Garden Bridgewater.

Scranchester’s new Explore Ancoats tour is a whistlestop journey around of one of Manchester’s most popular neighbourhoods, showcasing both its remarkable industrial history and its impressive variety of food on offer. The new multi-stop food tour runs weekly on Fridays and costs £55 per person.

The team behind Craft Beer Tour Manchester are now offering some grub alongside their ale, and have created the Brunch Tour Manchester. This is a three hour guided walk around the city with stops at some of the city’s best independent brunch spots. The tour runs every Friday and Saturday and costs £35 per person.

Manchester Taxi Tours has two new tours that can be booked privately any time. Guide John Consterdine’s bespoke taxi tour is delivered in a state-of-the-art, glass-roofed electric vehicle. You can choose to book the Afternoon Tea Taxi Tour with food and treats supplied by Bury’s iconic Slattery Pâtissier and Chocolatier. There’s also the option of the Manchester United Taxi Tour, which includes a trip to Old Trafford as well as visits to iconic landmarks and locations associated with the club. Prices start from £150.

In preparation for the eventual return of international travel and facilitating Manchester’s large Chinese community, RobinGo has launched a Mandarin-language Urban Buddies Walking Tour of Manchester. The two-hour tour is now up and running every Saturday covering key locations, landmarks, and attractions within Manchester city centre. A further Mandarin-language tour specifically focused on Manchester Christmas Markets is also live and can be booked throughout November and December.

Building on the increased interest in the area around RHS Garden Bridgewater, and the Bridgewater Canal which is RHS Garden Bridgewater’s namesake, a new Coal, Canal and Cake walking tour has been launched by Bridgewater Canal Guided Tours. Priced at £16 per person and now running every Saturday, the tour takes a deep dive into Worsley Village, once the hub of a thriving industry built upon the coal belonging to the Duke of Bridgewater. If you prefer to make your own way to the gardens, there’s also a daily Express Bus Service, departing from and returning to Piccadilly and Victoria Train Stations,  with prices starting from £6.

The great thing about these tours is that each one will show you a new aspect to Manchester and bring fresh perspective to your wanderings around the city. The most difficult decision you might face is which one to try first!

Tue 27 Jul, Throughout Manchester, Various prices, Dates and times vary
Brad Lengden
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Tue 27 Jul 2021