Free Walking Tour Manchester FAQ

For answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, see below.

We meet at The Chinese Arch in Chinatown at 10 AM every day! 

Our tours’ ending points may vary due to each guide’s personal itinerary. Do not worry. They all finish in the city centre. Also, once the tour is over our guides will be more than happy to devote a few minutes to answer your questions, offer a few local tips and help you locate yourselves in the city. We aim to end near Free Trade Hall.

No. Unless weather conditions are extreme, our guided visits always run, rain or shine.


Yes, private tours are available! If required we can arrange tours at your convenience and can also create bespoke tours for your group if requested. Email me at [email protected] to arrange your private tour! 🐝

If you have any complaints and suggestions, please contact our office at: [email protected]

No tour is history-only. We always explain more about culture, lifestyle and modern day life in Manchester. For history lovers, we recommend the Free Walking Tour Manchester. This tour explains the origin of Manchester and why it was the first Industrial city in the world.

It is more about the current culture, street art and it goes deeper into the Manchester music scene.

You’re free to join and leave at any time you like. If you plan to leave halfway through, please notify me at the start of the tour. This way I can keep it in mind and help you to remember. If you want to leave during the tour, please let me know so I don’t have to go looking for you in the maze of Manchester and so other people do not have to wait around unnecessarily.

Yes, we do! Throughout all seasons, we offer all tours in a private setting. You can schedule a tour at any desired time, and I will attend exclusively to your group.

To read more and book a tour email : [email protected]

We have two different tours, offering a little bit for everyone. On each tour, you walk a totally different route and see totally different things. Don’t miss out on anything and book multiple tours!

It doesn’t matter how many people show up. We do our free tours even for one or two people. There is no minimum number for any of our tours.

Yes, we pay taxes from every tip you give us. You will see that every guide carries a card reader with them and will be happy to provide you with a receipt on request.

Free Walking Tour Manchester tour is about one and a half hours walking, one and a half hours talking. There is a planned break in the middle. Please prepare yourself with water and a bathroom visit before joining. Of course we make a stop for an emergency, no problem!

We always try to do the tour in three hours, as we believe this is the perfect timing for a walking tour. Sometimes the tour may take 3.5 hours, depending on the amount of questions and pace of the group. It is mostly three hours walking and talking.

Yes, you can without a problem! If you want to join multiple tours on the same day, please book it in that way. Make sure you have lunch and/or water with you upfront, so you don’t have to do shopping in the hour or half hour between the tours.

Free Walking Tour Manchester is delivered in English.

The only income we have is from you – our customer. At the end of your tour, we will kindly request you to give us whatever you find appropriate. We are a humble company, yet confident enough to trust you to value our tours according to their quality.