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John R.

Manchester, United Kingdom

I'm Mancunian by choice rather than birth - a relocated Southerner who's spent fifteen years falling in love with Manchester.

I love to tell fascinating stories about the original, modern city. Delighted to tailor guiding services to my visitors.

It's a city of firsts. We invented the computer, split the atom and discoved feminism. We have amazing architecture from Victorian cotton palaces to millennial towers of glass and steel. There's museums and football and an amazing food scene. One of my specialisms is Manchester Food Walks - combining culture, history and cuisine.

My day job is radio, so I'm used to telling stories! I also love to show off the Northern Quarter and Ancoats, the city's coolest districts and am very familiar with the city's LGBT scene, centred on the Gay Village.

A Recent Review of this guide

John is the best - very knowledgeable, friendly, flexible professional. it was a pleasure traveling and learning the history and many local cultural aspects from John.
Dhanasekhar Damodaram

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Credentials

Accredited Institute of Tourist Guiding Green Badge Tourist Guide for Manchester. Qualified 2009.
Given hundreds of walking and coach tours in the last eight years.
Run Manchester Food Walks since 2012.

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Tours by John R.

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Manchester Full Day Tour

 unrated

Full day Bespoke Guiding with John Ryan

575 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

8 hours

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Manchester Half Day Tour

Four Hours Bespoke Guiding with John Ryan

338 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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Manchester Safari Lunch Tour

 unrated

Culture, history .. and cuisine!

243 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Manchester Cottonopolis Tour

 unrated

Discover how Cotton made Manchester

541 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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