A cultural powerhouse

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character, Manchester is a vibrant place to visit. Centre of the Industrial Revolution, the city has a proud heritage of science, politics, music, arts, and sport which combines with a progressive vision. Jam-packed with unique and eclectic museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and shops in the city centre, the area of Greater Manchester also offers a patchwork of experiences including quaint market towns, green spaces, waterways and stately homes.


Discover a wealth of character and heritage in this vibrant city

From £499 per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 30 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Suggested Hotel

AC Marriott Hotel Salford Quays

  • Set in the heart of the thriving Salford Quays area
  • Modern hotel with a contemporary design
  • Light and airy bar serving light meals throughout the day
  • Tram links into the city centre

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.


John Rylands Library

This stunning library in the heart of the city is part of the University of Manchester. An extraordinary neo-Gothic building, it houses one of the world’s most unique collections of books, manuscripts, maps, and more. It is also home to a papyrus fragment of the Gospel of St John – the earliest part of any New Testament writing in existence.

The Whitworth

One of Manchester’s must-see cultural attractions, The Whitworth is an impressive art gallery with an extensive, eclectic collection that holds international significance. A recent £15 million development has integrated new spaces with the historic ones and the surrounding landscapes.

Imperial War Museum North

The IWM North tells powerful stories of war from the First World War to the present day. The galleries and exhibitions offer fascinating perspectives, and demonstrate the impact of conflict on modern people and society.

The Lowry

This bold building, located on the waterfront of Manchester’s Salford Quays, is home to theatres, galleries and places to eat. It hosts an extensive curated collection of works by LS Lowry, as well as changing exhibitions by artists of international renown.


A hub for technology, creativity and innovation, MediaCityUK is offers a fascinating insight into the inner workings of TV and radio, and is home to a host of BBC channels and programmes.

Haworth Art Gallery

This Edwardian house is a fine example of the Arts and Crafts aesthetic, and holds an internationally renowned collection of Tiffany Glass, as well as a beautiful collection of 18th and 19th century paintings.


Arley Hall

Arley Hall is one of the loveliest stately homes in the North West. Its fascinating façade, elaborate interiors, and impressive, intricate features are complemented by the wonderful formal grounds.

Hat Works Museum

This unusual museum traces the history of Stockport’s once-thriving hatting industry. A tour here takes in the recreated factory with its Victorian-style machines, as well as the fantastic hat collection.

Peover Hall

This striking Elizabethan house, a family home to this day, has a rich and fascinating history. Inside, the property has been lovingly restored following a period of disrepair during WWII, and it is surrounded by fine historic gardens.

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