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“An excellent experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Manchester Sightseeing Bus Tours

Manchester Sightseeing Bus Tours
Chorlton Street, Manchester M1 3LD, England
0800 288 8746
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Owner description: Take a 2 hour entertaining and informative 18 mile tour, on an iconic, red, open-top or double-decker bus. We visit all the main sights in Manchester city centre as well as the surrounding districts.A professionally qualified, experienced local guide – provided by Manchester Guided Tours – provides full commentary in English on all our tours in and around Manchester.
Perth, Scotland.
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“An excellent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I booked the Open Top Bus for a group of 10 friends, visiting Manchester for the Weekend. We found the Guide and bus driver both very professional in their approach and we all learned a great deal about the history and recent development of the city.

Visited September 2012
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“Beyond Expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

To celebrate a special birthday, my friends organised a fun packed weekend in Manchester. Included in the itinerary was the Manchester Open Top Bus Tour. We all know Manchester well (some of the party are Mancunians) but we learned so, so much about the city. The guide was witty, knowledgeable and full of fun. The driver was friendly and safely drove us around the city (enjoy your wedding - fingers crossed for good weather).

The 2 hours just flew by, not a second was boring. Well done Manchester Open Top Bus Tours - thoroughly recommended.

Visited September 2012
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Cleethorpes
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“EXCELLENT, BRILLIANT & AMAZING (& THATS JUST THE TOUR GUIDE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We had a fabulous morning - with a tour guide who was amazing and gave extensive information on Manchester - It was the best tour we have been on (we have done quite a few) I never realised the city had so much interesting history

I was appalled with the story about Alan Turing - and will be joining the fight for his pardon !

Jason the bus driver was very nice as well - worth every penny of the £15

Visited August 2012
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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“Fab open top bus tour in Manchester!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Usually I'm not a huge fan of bus tours but I'm glad that I did the Manchester open top bus tour, now I'm convinced that they can be really fun and interesting. The commentary is provided by a tour guide with a vast and impressive knowledge of the city, the sights, the history and the architecture. It's very different from the annoying and boring automatic commentaries on other bus tours that make you almost fall asleep. You also have the possibility to pop questions if you are interested in specific details.
I really enjoyed being on the tour which lasted about 2 hours. The bus will pass all the important attractions in the city centre and additionally the ones that are located a bit out of town.
On the route you have the opportunity to take plenty of pictures as the view on the sights like the Town Hall, the Cathedral, John Rylands Library, Media City, Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium is great.
What you get is an excellent overview of Manchester with a lot of quality background information, so I would definitely recommend the tour to anyone who visits Manchester.

Visited June 2012
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Jason E, Owner at Manchester Sightseeing Bus Tours, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a fantastic, positive review. And especially for posting so many excellent photos showing many highlights of the tour that our passengers get to see.
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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“Amazing Manchester!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Being a Mancunian you wouldn't expect me to be taking a open top bus tour around Manchester, but we have an Italian student with us for two weeks and its a great way to see the sights. In the past we have used another tour bus to show Spanish students around but this had a prerecorded message and basically rushed us around the City without giving opportunity for photos, whereas The Manchester Open Top Bus Tour had its own guide (Sibby) who was knowledgeable and witty throughout the duration of the tour - nearly two hours - and kept us well engaged, so much so we couldn't believe we had been on the bus for nearly two hours!! Sibby was very helpful and we then bumped into her in the Manchester Visitor Information Centre where she was equally helpful. An all round pleasant experience.

Visited July 2012
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Jason E, Owner at Manchester Sightseeing Bus Tours, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Many thanks for taking the time to write us such a positive review Sandra, and for highlighting that as well as being an excellent introduction for visitors to Manchester, our tours can be equally as enjoyable for locals.
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