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PRIVATE MUST SEE MANCHESTER – 10K

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This wonderful tour will allow you to explore the heart of Manchester’s City Centre. From the striking architecture to the abundance of delightful culinary eateries, this tour has it all! Our route will take us past a fantastic collection of the ‘must see’ sights which Manchester has to offer: The famous Hacienda Nightclub (where the Manchester music scene began), Manchester Cathedral (and it’s stunning, Gothic inspired design) and John Ryland’s Library (which is like stepping into the world of Harry Potter!). If you are looking for a whistle stop tour of Manchester then this is the route for you!
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    10 km / 6.2 mi
  • Tour Duration

    1h45min
  • Level of Difficulty

    easy
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Mon - Sun
  • Start times

    Individual tour start times. Please select a preferred tour start time during the booking process.
  • Tour Language

    English

TOUR DESCRIPTION

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This stunning tour explores the metropolis of Manchester in all it’s glory. It is the perfect mix of Manchester’s historical roots, breathtaking architecture and vibrant culture.

Your journey begins at the city’s literary heart, Manchester’s Central Library, where you will be greeted by a magnificent Roman inspired columned portico and domed structure. Running across the site of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre, our tour takes us past one of the city’s most exquisite Grade II listed Edwardian styled buildings, The Midland Hotel.

We then descend away from the bustling centre streets, and towards the peaceful banks of Manchester’s former industrial waterways and canals, passing in the process two of Manchester’s most famous music venues: The Bridgewater Hall and the site of the Hacienda Nightclub. Amongst the labyrinth of waterways lies Castlefield, once home to the Roman era fort Mamucium which gave it’s name to Manchester. In keeping with the industrial roots of the city, our tour then takes us past the city’s largest museum devoted to the development of science and technology: The Museum of Science and Industry (or MOSI as it’s fondly known to many Mancunians)

Our tour then leaves the ‘old town’ and enters the gleaming regeneration project of Spinningfields; a £1.5 billion project spanning 430,000 sq metres of the city centre. Spinningfields is now host to some of the city’s finest gastronomies and 21st century architecture. A definite must see for food and drink enthusiasts!

Transporting us back to days gone by, our tour will then meander through some of the city’s ‘hidden gems’ and pass by some of Manchester’s magnificent 15 grade I listed buildings: Manchester Cathedral and John Ryland’s Library, to name a few!

As a city which gave birth to, and raised, some of the most influential figures in history, it would be impossible to conclude the Must See Manchester tour without stopping off at some of the abundance of memorials and monuments along the way to celebrate a city which is so rich in diverse culture, progressive industry and iconic legends.

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:
    Pick-up service from your hotel/apartment or another meeting point is possible and will be checked by the tour provider individually.
    If your hotel/apartment should be too far away from the city centre or not close to the tour route, then we will meet you at our standard meeting point.

    Standard meeting point:
    We meet you at: Manchester Central Library
    St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD
    Google Maps link: Manchester Central Library

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Pick-up service
    • Water supply
  • DO YOU CANCEL IF IT RAINS?
    No we do not cancel our tours if it rains or snows. We consider only a cancellation if we expect a heavy thunderstorm or it is very icy. If this happens we will let participants know in advance either via email or by phone. It is however, very rare that conditions are so bad, that we have to cancel, so if you are in doubt…pack some wet weather gear and expect to run.

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    Road running shoes are recommended and whatever you are comfortable running in. It is always a good idea to check the weather conditions before travelling to Manchester, so that you know what temperatures to expect.
    The weather in summer varies so it's worth bringing layers for every eventuality. If it is forecast to be warm, It is very important to remember sunscreen, so that sun burn is avoided. A hat and sunglasses can also be very handy if you happen to run on a really hot day.
    During the colder months we always recommend people to wear an extra layer in addition to what they would normally wear as we have short stops along the run, in order to take photos.

    IS THERE WATER ON THE TOUR?
    Water is not included so we always recommend our guests to bring their own water on a warm day. On most tours there are shops along the way where water can be purchased. If you are in need of a sip of water, simply ask the guide to point out a the nearest available stopping point.

    HOW FAST DO YOU RUN ON THE TOURS, DO I HAVE TO BE AN ELITE RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
    Not at all! Our private tours are customised to suit your running pace and we take all the time you need.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    Unfortunately there is no storage for bags. Please, travel light.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    Yes, you can bring your camera and snap away. The running guide will also take pictures along the route, and if there is a certain place you would like your picture taken, then simply ask your guide. The pictures will be sent to you after the tour by email.

    HOW DO I BOOK AND PAY FOR A TOUR?
    All tours are booked and paid for through our online booking system on our website.

    HOW LONG DO THE TOURS TAKE?
    This depends on the length of the tour (how many kilometres / miles) you choose. This information is available in the tour description.

    IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT/RESTRICTION FOR THE TOURS?
    This is at your discretion. It is the responsibility of you as a participant to ensure that you are healthy and able to participate in the tour. Children under the age of 18 are the responsibility of their parents or guardians.

    IN WHAT LANGUAGES WILL THE TOUR BE?
    The tours will be given in English.

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
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BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • 2. Select date/start time, # of runners
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  • 8. Tour guides reach out to you within 24h
  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

guarantee GUARANTEE

  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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