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City River Tour - City Centre Departure

clock 60 to 70 minutes
  • An opportunity to get away from the noise of the city roads and take a peaceful sightseeing river cruise in Manchester.
  • An exciting cruise through the Manchester Ship Canal, Old Trafford and the Imperial War Museum. Read more
  • A relaxing cruise with a light commentary of the game, covering the sail along the calmness of the waters.
  • A lifetime experience to discover the history of Manchester while cruising through eminent historical sight such as the River Irwell Railway Bridge.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Enjoy your ride and the view of the famous Media City, home to the BBC and Coronation Street.
  • Sight some of the best sunsets you've ever seen from the Salford Quays in Manchester.
  • Learn about the history of the Ship Canal and pass through the Stephenson's 1830 railway bridge and Ordsall Chord.
  • Enjoy the splendid view of the Manchester Skyline and live a unique cruise experience.
  • What It Includes:

  • This river cruise will take 1 hour 40 minutes to reach its destination
  • If you book online, you immediately get a confirmation with your e-voucher
  • All fee is included in the package fare
  • Expert and knowledgeable driver to explain the historic importance of each landmark
  • You can have your choice of drinks at the licensed bar available on-board
  • You can freshen up yourself at the toilets available on the boat
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Lovely cruise around Manchester and the guides are knowledgeable and friendly.
  • The trip is highly recommended for a tour around Manchester yet away from the busy city life.
  • The trip provides you with in-depth details on the local history.
  • Lets you discover some quaint areas like never before, a thoroughly worthwhile trip.
  • You must swap the hustle and bustle of central Manchester for a more peaceful river cruise.
  • Is It Right:

  • If you are a true water cruise lover, you must take this tour in Manchester.
  • If you wish to enjoy an exciting cruise experience, you shouldn't miss this river cruise in Manchester.
  • If you are someone who likes to enjoy the calmness of the waters, you must take this tour for a relaxing evening cruise.
  • If you wish to travel through Manchester from a different perspective, you must take this water cruise.
  • If you are a game buff, you must take this cruise for its links to Liverpool via the Ship Canal make it special.
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MUFC Match Day Travel

clock 3 hours
  • A chance to take a Boat tour in Manchester, away from the bustling city traffic.
  • An opportunity to look out for the former Pomona Docks and Old Trafford football stadium, home to the world-famous Manchester United.
  • A cruise on the Princess Katherine from Spinning fields in the city centre with onboard live commentary of the game as you sail along Irwell to Salford Quays, the destination.
  • An exciting trip which takes you from the city centre to walking distance of the famous stadium and drop at Salford Quays near Lowry Theatre by the Millennium Footbridge. Read more
  • A lifetime experience with a bar on board, a thrilling pre-match atmosphere and the best way to get to the MUFC game.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Enjoy your ride from the Salford side of the River Irwell in Manchester city centre, between Irwell Street bridge and Albert Bridge.
  • Spot the George Stephenson's 1830 Railway bridge and the striking new 2017 Ordsall Chord Bridge while on the cruise.
  • You could enjoy a few drinks with your folks in one of the famous bars just before the pick up from the former Mark Addy pub.
  • Relax through your sail on a modern fully heated sightseeing boat with indoor and outdoor seating for about 90 people.

    What It Includes:

  • The boat will take 30 minutes, one side, to reach its destination
  • Experienced and English speaking driver
  • You will be dropped at your destination to attend the MUFC games
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks and alcoholic refreshments will be served while you are on-board
  • Travellers Talk:

  • This trip is a great way to spend a brilliant day out with family and friends.
  • The trip is highly recommended for both locals/visitors to enjoy the games and a day out.
  • This cruise is highly recommended to be taken with family and friends.
  • Is It Right:

  • If you wish to join other fans on the way to the MUFC game, you shouldn't miss this boat tour and make an exciting entry at the game.
  • If you are a traveler who believes in getting value for money, you must take this cruise in Manchester.
  • If you wish to cruise on a music themed night, you shouldn't miss this tour and have a pleasant experience.
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Lake District Adventure from MANCHESTER

clock 10 hours
  • Sightseeing Tours the way they should be. Fully narrated and escorted by driver guides who love their jobs almost as much as you will love your day with them.

    Navigating exciting hidden roads and routes not accessible to full-size coaches.

    Fun and laughter all the way, all...Read more

2-Hour Heritage Cruise from Salford

clock 2 hours
  • We will cruise from the city centre to the point where the waters of the River Irwell meet the Ship Canal and onwards to the old docks now reborn as Salford Quays with views of the extraordinary architecture of the Lowry Arts Centre and Imperial War Museum North. You will be with Green Badge Tour Guide describing the history of the city that built...Read more

Evening Cruise

clock 1 hour 30 minutes
  • A relaxing cruise from Manchester city centre taking in views of the city and Salford Quays with background...Read more

FAQs about Manchester Boat & Cruise tours

What are the best cruise / boat tour in Manchester?

Manchester boat tours are spectacular tours that take you through the waterways of Manchester city, which is famous for its rivers for the purposes of trade. They allow you to have stunning views of the Manchester city skylines, let you see the Manchester shoreline attractions and have great lunch and dinner options on the decks of boats.

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