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Manchester Sightseeing: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour


Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Fri, Sat & Sun

  • Duration

    2 days. A full loop lasts 90 mins

  • Start time

    10:30am, 12 noon and 2pm. 

    Please check the Useful Downloads section for the timetable.

  • Meeting Point

    You can board the bus at any stop. The first stop is Princess Street, Bus Stop SE, outside Manchester Art Gallery (postcode M1 4HR).

  • Ending Point

    Hop off the bus at any of the stops to end the tour.

Key Highlights

  • Delve into Manchester's proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport on a hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Hop on and off at 11 well-placed stops to visit attractions of your choice
  • See attractions like Old Trafford (home to Manchester Utd), Lowry Museum, National Football Museum and many more
  • Discover Manchester's industrial past
  • Enjoy English commentary by Lord of the Rings and Lost actor Dominic Monaghan
  • Explore some of the city’s most famous and well-loved sights at your own pace


Mad for it? Well, you are in Manchester after all. Home to world-famous football clubs and a music scene the envy of the World. There are two reasons for visiting already! What if you could take it further, and delve into the city’s industrial past? Look at some of the country's best artwork. You’ll discover more than you could ever wish for. This 15-stop hop-on hop-off tour is carefully put together so that you see the city’s key sights. From the Town Hall to the National Football Museum. It’s Cathedral to the sparklingly new MediaCityUK (home to BBC and ITV studios). Not forgetting the artistic renown of The Lowry. See, there’s more to Manchester than meets the eye. Alight wherever takes your fancy and visit those places you missed on the second day. You’d be mad not to go for it! 

Here’s the plan:

Climb aboard the hop-on hop-off bus and get ready to explore the city of Manchester. There’s more to this Northern Hub than meets the eye. You decide when to hop on and off at any of the 11 stops, explore where you want, when you want.  

This is a 90-minute hop-on hop-off tour. Planned so that you will see the city’s key sights. Fancy taking a closer look? Then hop-off at any of the stops and explore. Knowing that you have a two-day ticket ensuring you won’t miss a beat. Included on the route are places such as the Town Hall, the National Football Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, oh and not forgetting Old Trafford, home to Manchester Utd! 

If that wasn’t enough, you could pop into The Lowry Museum for some much-admired art from local and internationally renowned artists. Manchester was also the birthplace of the industrial revolution and sights showcasing it's past as well as its technology lead future like MediaCity can also be explored. 

Some of the main stops are:

  • Piccadilly Gardens
  • National Football Museum
  • Safford Quays and Media City
  • Manchester United
  • Science and Industry Museum
  • Albert Square


  • 2-day hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • English commentary

Useful downloads

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Manchester is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Timings and stops are subject to change.

Please check the Useful Downloads section for the timetable and route map.

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