• Private experience, tailored to you

  • 3 hours

  • Matched to your ideal host

  • Walking tour (may use public transport)

  • Hosted in English (On request: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish)

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

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    My husband and I were so excited about the Manchester Music Scene tour - but I couldn’t possibly have imagined how beyond incredible this tour was last week! Our guide, Darren, was a Manchester native and knew the city and its history like the back of his hand! My husband and I love all the great Manchester bands from the 80s and 90s, and Darren was the perfect person for us to connect with! Even prior to our visit (I’d shared with him upon booking the tour that this was a surprise trip to England for my husband, and that we’re celebrating our first wedding anniversary), Darren reached out personally to understand our interests, our taste in music, and even what we like to drink so he could plan a couple of pub visits on our tour. Darren took us to all the places we wanted to see, and included several surprises too (special locations in the city - the warehouse where Joy Division filmed their video for “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, the first place The Stone Roses ever played, Noel Gallagher’s first flat in Manchester, and so much more!). We couldn’t have asked for a better tour or better guide! By the day’s end, we felt like old friends who spent a crazy and cool day together. 10/10 - especially if you like the same kind of music as we do, ask for Darren!!

    April 2024

    Stasia B

    Darren was the absolute perfect guide for my husband and me today. He understood exactly what we were looking for today, and delivered by miles! Our interests in Manchester music and local history were at the top of our list when we arrived, and Darren knew the perfect places to take us and the history that accompanied our tour. This was the best part of our few days in Manchester!! Beautiful city, rich in history, and iconic in the music scene. We could not recommend Darren enough! 15/10

    April 2024

    Stasia B

    I had a very lovely experience with Jutta as my local guide through musical Manchester. She shared her profound historical knowledge and many interesting insights about living in the UK. I very much enjoyed our conversations and the sights she brought me to. Full recommendation!

    February 2024

    Tobias K

    Great day with Darren our guide for the day - interesting facts on Music bands and venues supported by equally great knowledge of our wonderful Manchester and its history recent and old.

    December 2023

    Peter B

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