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City River Tour

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
City River Tour
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icon1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Swap the hustle and bustle of central Manchester for a more peaceful sightseeing option—a scenic river cruise on a dutch sightseeing vessel. It’s a great way to see multiple top landmarks without being stuck in the middle of crowds. Glide past Manchester Ship Canal, and access great views of Media City, Old Trafford, the Imperial War Museum, and more.
  • A stress-free sightseeing option—see top landmarks from a river cruise
  • Enjoy views of Media City—the home of the BBC and Coronation Street
  • Learn about the history of Manchester and how it was built
  • See many top historic sights, including the River Irwell Railway Bridge
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Restroom on board
WiFi on board
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point

3 Stanley St, Salford M3 5JL, UK

This is NOT at Salford Quays. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure. This is in the city centre on the other side of the river to Spinningfields, diagonally opposite the People's History Museum. The nearest parking is at the NCP New Bailey.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Manchester River Cruises

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during City River Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during City River Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by City River Tour.
What is the maximum group size during City River Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by City River Tour.

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35 Reviews

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Short cruise in Manchester
, Aug 2021
Very good value for money!! It was really nice to see the city by the river while listening to comments about Manchester history. Highly recommend it!
Nice tour of Manchester highlights
, Aug 2021
It was a good experience. Shame the weather wasn't great so we wer not able to get a great view of the wonderful sights during the tour. Nonetheless, a must do in Manchester 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
Tranquil Manchester
, Jul 2021
On a lovely sunny day it was a really nice way to spend an hour. Interesting commentary as well giving a background to what we were seeing.
Amazing tour
, Jul 2021
I really enjoyed the tour,the hosts were amazing and they offered us a clear description of the history. The drinks were pretty good too. I loved it😊

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