Summer has been the welcome relief many of us have needed. A time to reconnect and reintegrate into old habits. Although the season may be ending, that definitely doesn’t mean we need to stop getting out there, being curious and looking for new adventures. We’ve lined up some of the best tours to experience in Manchester this September, with our new tours and activities guide.
If you’re keen to experience the city in a more personalised way (that involves less walking), why not join John Consterdine for a Manchester Taxi Tour. Step inside his fully electric black cab with a panoramic roof and let this blue badge tour guide show you the sights, secrets and famous streets of Manchester. For Mandarin speakers, RobinGo has started a new mandarin language walking tour of the city centre called Urban Buddies. It’s an excellent overview of the city’s history starting from the Roman times through to the present and beyond.
Just outside the city you can explore the leafy suburb of Worsley and learn about the role the Bridgewater Canal played in the industrial revolution with the Canal, Coal and Cake walking tour. As the name would suggest, you’ll also have chance to enjoy some light refreshments at the end of the tour.
If you’re in the mood for something more hands on, why not check out the new Wednesday free craft evenings at the Left Bank in Leeds, or try your hand as a turntablist with DJ Gym in Hatch.
Scroll down to find out more, alongside some other tops picks of tours and activities, and stay well folks.
Here are our picks
Eat The City - Scranchester Tours, Until 31 December 2021, from £50 - Book now
Satisfy your hunger for knowledge as well as lunch with Scranchester’s food tours of the city centre. You may discover a new favourite hidden gem or learn a bit more about the cultural or historical significance of the food you eat all the time.
Alternative to walking tour guides, Curious about Leeds give you the materials to experience Leeds’ heritage in your own time with their self guided tours.
A Garden Through time is an audio tour designed to help you explore the site of the old Leeds Zoological and Botanical Gardens.
Over 3 years, forgotten walls of Blackburn were brought to life with the creation of a vibrant outdoor gallery, by international, national and local artists, who together over 2 weeks, created a collection of large scale murals and art walk trails for the residents and visitors of Blackburn to enjoy.
Group tours of Lancashire in the area surrounding Pendle Hill. Through visiting the countryside and villages of Pendle, visitors learn all about the dark deeds and wicked plots surrounding the Pendle Witches in the 1600s.
Enjoy a journey through time on Discover Buxton Tour’s unique vintage tram.
These colourful character guides offer unique and entertaining insights into the history of some of Buxton’s most iconic buildings.
Have your history delivered by expert guides whose passion for the heritage of Buxton spills into the unexpected.
Join local historian Brian Shepherd for a walk around the town and learn what Buxton may have looked like during Britain’s Roman occupation.