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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.

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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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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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Manchester Full Day Tour


Full day Bespoke Guiding with John Ryan

563 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

8 hours

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Manchester Half Day Tour

Four Hours Bespoke Guiding with John Ryan

331 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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Manchester Safari Lunch Tour


Culture, history .. and cuisine!

238 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Manchester Cottonopolis Tour


Discover how Cotton made Manchester

530 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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