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Manchester Music Tours

28 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JN, England
+44 7958 246917
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Ranked #5 of 51 activities in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Music themed guided tours around Manchester that include walking, driving, scheduled, private bespoke, bus tours, general and band/genre specific... more » Owner description: Music themed guided tours around Manchester that include walking, driving, scheduled, private bespoke, bus tours, general and band/genre specific tours, such as; The Smiths/Morrissey, Joy Division, The Hollies, Oasis, Factory Records, Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses, tours led by Inspiral Carpets drummer and Manchester Music veteran Craig Gill. « less
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Great day out with craig...very informative on the smiths-morrissey tour a must for all fans..would highly recommend the tour as it ..has a great incite to manchester icons. The tour included a detailed look around the salford lads club with a smiths room dedicated to the group

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My daughter & I travelled from Norwich to go on The Smiths/Morrissey tour & it was well worth the effort. Excellently hosted by Craig, who put his personal slant on many of the features of the tour, which added to the overall enjoyment for us. To have someone who was in the music scene when this fantastic period was happening... More

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Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Enjoyed the tour but felt it was dragged out a bit to justify the £25 fee per person. Really enjoyed the commentary by the tour guide. Fascinating stuff but couldn't see morrissey enjoying it lol.

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Craig G, Owner at Manchester Music Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving your review, your comments will be taken on board, The tour is long at approximately 3 hours, this is not to justify the price. I try not to rush people round and give everyone enough time to get their photographs, the only way the tour could be made shorter would be to not go inside Salford Lads... More

Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

On the 18th May( which happened to be the anniversary of Ian Curtis's death),we had booked for the Joy Division tour. This was the first tour of this kind we had been on. The tour was run by Craig Gill who the drummer for the group Inspiral Carpets. If your thinking about one of these tours, get booking now. What... More

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

First of all we called the day before during the week when the website clearly stated that it ran its tours during weekends only. Craig picked us up at the train station and took us on an unbelievable tour showing us the sites of famous bands like The Stone Roses, The Smiths, Joy Division and Oasis. Hell we were so... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Was really looking forward to having a private tour of Manchester for months. Craig said he was going to pick us up for the tour. Apparently he arrived before we did and left shortly thereafter. He never responded to phone calls, texts, emails, tweets, anything we could think of. Waste of a trip and a lot of money.

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Craig G, Owner at Manchester Music Tours, responded to this review

Dear Amy, You emailed me the morning of the tour asking to be picked up at 12.30 pm (an hour earlier than had been previously been arranged). I replied to confirm. I was at Piccadilly Station at 12.30 pm as you requested. I then emailed you giving my exact location. I left the station at 1.10 pm after waiting 40... More

Detroit
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

So, we spent over $800 of our money, spent hours upon hours travelling to get here and Craig never showed up. He didn't answer our calls, emails, voicemails or texts. If you fancy spending hours waiting for him in the rain go ahead. complete waste of a days vacation, and our hard earned money. Absolutely disgusted

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Craig G, Owner at Manchester Music Tours, responded to this review

Hi, I appreciate your comments but they are completely untrue, I was at there at the meeting point and at the arranged time, in a bright yellow minibus with Manchester Music Tours on the side, I waited there for your group for 40 minutes: As I have explained to the other 2 negative reviews posted by your group. You booked... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is something I've been wanting to do for years and years, having read the excellent Morrissey's Manchester tour book in the past. If you're a fan of The Smiths, you absolutely have to do this tour when you visit Manchester-it's the only reason I made the trip but I built plenty of other stuff around it. I won't spoil... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This tour is a must if you are a fan of anything Gallagher related. Craig is a musician who knows the Gallaghers personally therefore it was genuine. He is an understated guy who does a very good job of telling you what you want to know. A comfortable Minibus, good length tour and very highly recommended.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I'm not much of a tour person. I only like to take them if it's too difficult to get around as an independent traveler OR if I can see the place through my own lens. I've been a Smiths fan since the 80s, so seeing Manchester - and the places mentioned in the songs - through this lens was a... More

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