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But bold statements and ironclad self-confidence have long been a thing in Manchester, the one-time engine room of the Industrial Revolution and a city that incubated communism, suffragism, vegetarianism and a bunch of other 'isms' aimed at improving humanity's lot. In the 21st century, invention, discovery and progress remain the driving forces of this remarkable place, which responded to a terrible act of terrorism in 2017 by doubling down on the tolerant and inclusive attitudes toward all those who've made it home.

For Mancunians born or based here, it is the best home in the world; for everyone else, it's a brilliant place to visit.

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Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour at Old Trafford

Visit: Old Trafford, Stretford, Trafford, Greater Manchester, EnglandStadium Tour

$22.40 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Manchester City FC Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Etihad Stadium

Head inside Etihad Stadium with your entrance ticket, and start with a 20-minute self-guided walk through a series of interactive displays and exhibits. Designed to give you the background on Manchester City FC, the exhibition space documents the city’s so-called ‘dream team’ throughout the decades, from the club’s early days in the late 1800s to visions for the future.Meet your guide after browsing the exhibition, and set out on your behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium to see the places where famous games have been won, lost, celebrated and commiserated. Visit the home dressing rooms, and follow in the footsteps of Manchester City players such as Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Joe Hart with a walk through the tunnel.Take a peek at the pitch from the manager’s dug-out and imagine the pressure that Pep Guardiola (the club’s current manager) feels while watching a knuckle-biting game. Continue onward to the press conference room for a photo in the hot seat, and hear all the insider gossip about the players and their football-playing prowess.After your tour finishes, say your goodbyes to your guide, and then head inside the City Store to browse for souvenirs, if you wish. Simply show your discount card, which your guide will have given you before leaving, and save 10 percent on any souvenir purchases.

$15.81 Shows, Concerts & Sports

The Best in Stand-Up Live Comedy in Manchester

The Comedy Store, Manchester, is a 500-seat purpose-built comedy venue, home to the finest stand-up comedy in the area. Laughs await you at one of three evening show times; select when booking. Lineups feature the best available comics all year round, so you can expect an entertaining night with several varied acts. If you would like details of who is performing on the night, please look at the Comedy Store website. Your show admission provides an unreserved seated ticket.A fully serviced bar and a restaurant are available for drinks and food; the pizza is a favorite (own expense).

$24.41 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Hard Rock Cafe Manchester

Make your own way to the Hard Rock Café — located in the vibrant heart of Manchester’s Exchange Square —  and bypass long queues of people awaiting a table with your skip-the-line ticket. Upon entering the UK’s largest Hard Rock Cafe, you’ll delight in the extensive collection of rock memorabilia that decorates the walls.     Stop to admire priceless pieces from rock legends such as Kiss, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, and see, too, the Gibson J-45 guitar owned by Liam Gallagher and the costumes worn by the Arctic Monkeys during their 2007 Brit Awards acceptance speech. After gazing at the eclectic mix of music memorabilia, choose some tasty treats from two different menus — the 2-course Gold or 3-course Diamond. See the Itinerary for a sample menu. If you visit the Hard Rock Cafe in the evening and luck is on your side, prepare to experience an electrifying live performance from a local band.Itinerary GOLD DINNER MENU - 2 course menu Choice of Main Course:  Legendary Burger  Veggie Burger  Grilled Chicken Sandwich  Chicken Caesar Salad  Twisted Mac, Chicken & Cheese  Dessert: Brownie with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge  Choice of Beverage: Coffee, Tea or Soft Drink DIAMOND MENU – 3-course menu  Choice of Starter:  Lil House Salad  Lil Chicken Wings  Choice of Main Course:  Legendary Burger  Veggie Burger (veg.)  Bar-B-Que Combo  Herb Grilled Chicken  Chicken Caesar Salad  Twisted Mac, Chicken, and Cheese Pasta  Dessert: Lil Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream and Hot Fudge  Choice of one Beverage: Soft Drink, Coffee, or Tea

$232.54 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Old Trafford Stadium Manchester United Football Match Ticket

Make your own way to Manchester United’s Old Trafford football stadium. The world-famous arena has been the home of the team since 1910 and has undergone several expansions to make it one of the largest football venues in the country. Named the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ by Sir Bobby Charlton, Old Trafford also hosts concerts and gigs and hosted several 2012 Olympic football matches. With your sought-after ticket, follow the crowds of 'Red Devils' — the enthusiastic Manchester United supporters — inside the stadium. Before kickoff, perhaps flick through your complimentary match program, or head into the Kit Room lounge or Salford Suite (depending on option selected) to purchase some pre-match refreshments (own expense). Then, return to your optimally placed seat and soak up the electric atmosphere as the crowd pumps themselves up, chanting along to one of the team’s many songs, such as "Glory, Glory, Man United." These tickets are provided by an authorized third party reseller of Premier League tickets. Please note: Dates of scheduled matches may change; see Additional Information for details Manchester United FC Fixtures: 2019Brighton: 19 January Burnley: 29 January  Liverpool: 23 February   Manchester City: 16 March  Watford: 30 March West Ham: 27 April   Cardiff: 12 May

$15.81 Tours & Sightseeing

Manchester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Sightseeing Tour

Tours start from opposite Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, in Manchester city centre, and serve 14 other stopping points along the route, including Piccadilly Bus Station (stop R, close to Wetherspoons). You can hop on, or hop off at any stop along the route.The 15 stop hop-on hop-off tour has been carefully planned to take you round some of Manchester’s key sights including Town Hall Manchester, National Football Museum, Museum of Science and Industry and Manchester United Football Club.Tours run every day apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day, or New Years Day.English commentary is provided by 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Lost' actor Dominic Monaghan.Your ticket is valid for 2 calendar days - the date shown above and the following day and you can board any Sightseeing Manchester branded bus during this time. There is one main tour route with recorded commentary in English. For other languages there is a free app which can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.