Manchester's Music Scene

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Manchester
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  • 3 hours
  • Manchester
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Private and personalised experience with a Local Host. Manchester is renowned for being the vibrant capital of music in the UK - there are more live music shows here than anywhere else in the country - and it has recently been crowned the UK’s ‘best live music city’ too. Manchester is home to legendary bands like The Smiths, Joy Division and the Buzzcocks and many more. Follow the trail of the Manchester’s musical heritage through the city. Explore where home grown talent started out, visit of the best venues and historic pubs. Discover how proud the locals are of their musical culture. Stop by landmarks like Manchester’s Music Walk of Fame.

Our handpicked hosts are culinary connoisseurs and history buffs, bakers and bankers, students and seniors. Like the people who travel with us, they have different backgrounds and interests – but they’re all so passionate about the place they call home, they choose to spend their free time sharing it with the like-minded travelers matched to them.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Salford Lads Club, Lads' Club, Coronation St, Salford M5 3SA, UK

Enjoy stories of the music history of the city at Salford Lads Club and indulge in the eclectic Manchester music culture - get what you want from this experience

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Albert Hall, 27 Peter Street, Manchester M2 5QR England

Your experience, your pace - see Albert Hall and other landmarks or walk the streets that bred bands like The Smiths and Joy Division

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences


Pass By: Night & Day Cafe, 26 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JN, UK

Stop by The Day and Night Cafe and pubs that hosted and inspired Manchester music icons, and enjoy a pint (or two)

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Northern Quarter Gallery, Afflecks Palace, Floor 2, 52 Church Street, M4 1PW England

Explore the Northern Quarter, flip through vinyl at Piccadilly Records and see the ‘sound bites’

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Free Trade Hall, 58 Peter Street, Manchester M2 3NQ England

Get recommendations from your host, (over a pint at Free Trade Hall, perhaps) for some upcoming gigs you could still get tickets for while you’re in town

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Inclusions
  • Private and personalised experience
  • 3 hours with a Local Host
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
  • 2 craft beers or ales

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks additional to the ones included in the experience
  • Tickets to any attractions (most museums are free)
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • After booking, you will receive a short questionnaire, so you’ll be able to tell us more about your interests and preferences. Based on your responses you’ll be matched with a like-minded Local Host.
  • Meeting Point
  • Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • City Unscripted and all City Unscripted hosts follow the WHO (World Health Organization) and local government’s health and safety recommendations at all times. To keep up to date with the latest news we recommend visiting these World Health Organization (WHO) website pages.
Departure Point

Starbucks Coffee, Piccadilly Station, London Rd, Manchester M60 7RA, UK
Traveler pickup is offered
Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience. If you require a private vehicle please get in touch with our team for details and costs.


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Keely_H

03 Jan, 2023

We had a fantastic time walking around Manchester with Francesca. She made a great effort to tailor the tour to our interests and she was really fun to talk to -- it felt like hanging out with a local friend. Exactly what we wanted, a great day trip from London.

Michael_W

08 Dec, 2022

When La Vacanza Travel and this tour operator says "this is a private tour" they are not kidding. This is the truest to that sentiment of any tour we've taken before. they asked us a series of questions and listened perfectly. They matched us with a perfect guide (Roy) who was not only a life long local to the Manchester area he was local to the very neighborhoods that we wanted to visit. It was so much more than we could have expected! It is a must if you are into the Manchester music scene.

299inkem

19 Oct, 2022

It is always nice to walk around a city and learn all kinds of new things about the neighbourhoods on a sunny afternoon. But honestly, this tour was only vaguely about Manchester's music scene and more about our guide's personal reminiscences and opinions on various subjects ranging from alternative medicine to the facets of Irish identity. As entertaining as such a fluctuation of topics might be, 4 hours and +200 euros is simply too much for "local expertise" that defines Keith Richards as a member of Aerosmith and Joy Division as "the band with that guy who killed himself".

Danupa_R

24 May, 2022

They didn’t find the tour guide that know much about music scene. More of the historical places tour guide.

andreaerdna2018

11 Feb, 2020

My son (21) and daughter (28) went on the tour and absolutely loved it.Their tour guide, Roy, was a legend and they sang his praises. He was so informative and told them so much more then they expected. Not only did he have great musical knowledge, but he also added interesting info on Manchester and pointed out things and buildings of note as they went around. The tour included a visit to the Salford Lads Club and museum where they had quite a chat with the guys who ran it. Uber taxis and a complimentary pint were included in the price of the tour which was personalised by including info and stops associated with their favourite bands. Well worth the price and they said they would reccomend it to anyone interested in the Manchester Music scene. Well done Roy! Altough there doesnt seem to be response to the questions aaasked on Tripadvisor dont let this put you off. Once they had booked they were contacted directly to state details which would help create a tour just for them.

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