Manchester: Canal & River Cruise

2552 Reviews
Tuesday 11 June to Tuesday 9 July
Chicago
Manchester: Canal & River Cruise

Highlights

  • Get a unique view of Stephenson's 1830 railway bridge and the contrasting Ordsall Chord
  • Cruise past Manchester United's home ground, known as the 'Theatre of Dreams'
  • See highlights, from the ultra-modern Media City to the railway arches over Hulme Lock
  • Learn about Manchester's industrial past and exciting future from the on-board commentary

Description

See Manchester from another perspective on a scenic canal cruise. Make your way along the Manchester Ship Canal and River Irwell, admiring some of the city's key sights including Manchester United's home ground and the historic Stephenson's Railway Bridge. Board from Salford Quays and see sights from the modern Media City, now home to the BBC and the new home of ITV's Coronation Street, to the imposing Old Trafford football stadium and George Stephenson’s railway bridge from 1830. Pass by the first of the 120-meter-long locks of the Manchester Ship Canal, admiring the impressive Imperial War Museum and old Pomona Docks before heading into the heart of Manchester along the River Irwell. During the cruise, listen to commentary that describes the history of the Manchester Ship Canal. Learn about the industries that made the city one of the powerhouses of Europe in the 19th century and hear about the exciting future that's currently being built.

Includes

Cruise Commentary

Important Information

  • The cruise is not wheelchair accessible as there are some steps descending into the vessel, and there are a series of steps down to the quayside before boarding the vessel
  • Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate full-sized baby strollers
  • Not suitable for school groups as these should be booked privately
  • Boarding from Salford Quays only, city centre is stop is no longer operating.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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