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Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour

1. Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour

Learn about the club's history and achievements as you explore the museum. Take a tour of Old Trafford and sit in your favorite player's seat in the dressing room. Imagine yourself ready to start the cup final as you walk through the players’ tunnel towards the pitch. Take Ole’s seat in the dugout and plan your tactics. See the press room where the manager makes his statement after each home game and the VIP room that has hosted so many big names over the years. After completing your behind-the-scenes tour, receive a personalized certificate to commemorate your visit to Old Trafford as well as souvenir headphones.

Etihad Stadium: Manchester City Museum and Stadium Tour

2. Etihad Stadium: Manchester City Museum and Stadium Tour

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite players on this behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Etihad Stadium. Take a look at the state-of-the-art new player facilities of the revamped stadium and club. From arrival to pre-match preparations, and from the big match to their post-match media obligations, gain a true understanding of the journey that players take on a match day. Follow your guide who will bring each corner of the stadium to life with interesting stories, facts, and anecdotes. There are plenty of new areas to visit this season, including the brand new player facilities and the introduction of The Tunnel Club – the first of its kind in world football.

Manchester: National Football Museum Admission Ticket

3. Manchester: National Football Museum Admission Ticket

Your ticket includes admission to all four floors of the museum. On the ground floor, have your photo taken with our FA Cup and Premier League trophies and enjoy the latest pop-up art exhibition. Level 1 is where you'll discover the must-see memorabilia — look out for the trophy won by England in 1966. You'll also uncover some fascinating history, like in England on the World Stage, which looks at the ups and downs of the England team. Level 1 is also the meeting point for guided tours. On Level 2, you'll find all the interactive challenges including Penalty Shootout. Temporary exhibitions on Level 3 change twice a year and take an in-depth look at soccer through art, photography, and technology.

Manchester: SEA LIFE Entrance Ticket

4. Manchester: SEA LIFE Entrance Ticket

Dive into an amazing underwater world at SEA LIFE Manchester and get up close and to thousands of creatures including magnificent sharks, enchanting jellyfish and meet Ernie and Cammy, the resident giant green sea turtles. Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean's depths through 11 themed zones including the amazing Ocean Tunnel, where you can soak up the view from the sea bed, surrounded by tropical creatures swimming overhead. Venture deep into the worlds underwater cave system in the Rocky Hideout area, where little ones can explore mini caves and immersive tank displays to get up close to some weird and wonderful species. Experience the lair of the Japanese Spider Crabs, these fantastic creatures of the deep measure an unbelievable 3 meters claw to claw. Find out how it feels to touch a starfish and other creatures living in the interactive rockpool experience. Visit Turtle Beach, an interactive and unique 3D projection experience that navigates you through the life cycle of a sea turtle, from egg to the sea.

From Manchester: North Wales Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

5. From Manchester: North Wales Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

Leave the bustling city of Manchester and travel to Wales on a 90-minute fully-narrated journey arriving at Llandudno. Visit the 12th century hidden chapel of St. Tudno on the Great Orme. Next is the walled town of Conwy, constructed in 1283 with a fabulous 3/4-mile wall circuit. Go inside Conwy Castle, a gritty, dark-stoned fortress built by James of St. George in partnership with the french Richard The Engineer. Head into Snowdonia National Park using carefully-selected, off-the-beaten-track routes with a stop at the “capital of North Wales”: Betws-Y-Coed prayer house in the woods. Finally, take the unique opportunity to experience the Pontcysyllte Canal Aqueduct, built by Sir Thomas Telford in between 1795 and 1805. Prepare to be entertained and informed from your experienced guide and driver.

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What people are saying about Manchester

Easy to locate across the road from the Printworks area(& its nearest tram stop) of Central Manchester. As it was not too busy when we arrived 30 mins before our booking time, we were still allowed entrance then. Lovely welcome, with a staff member taking photos of my 3 grandsons with their phone cameras standing next to the League championship trophy. The whole museum was top notch, and the boys( aged 12-13) thoroughly enjoyed the penalty experience( well worth the £2 extra each for 3 shots !).Highly recommended for adults as well ! I was grateful for all the various benches on all the floors to rest while the boys enjoyed themselves ! Being a patriotic Welshman, I was very disappointed that there were not too many mention of our national soccer heroes of the past eg John Charles in the Soccer Hall of Fame. After all- it's supposed to be a UK national museum, & I note there was plenty about N.Ireland's George Best and of English players. Little about Scottish & Welsh players !

Took my son for his 14th birthday, he is a fan but the rest of us were just there to spend time with him for his big day. We were just as enthralled as he was and it was money very well spent. A day that he will hold dear for a long time, as will we. It’s so hard to find things for teen boys to enjoy and find special, this hit the nail on the head.

I booked this for my partner birthday. I am not a football fan but even I enjoyed it . The two guys who took us around were fabulous they really made the experience . Can’t remember there names ! The main guide was in his 50 , loved listening to his stories and his jokes ! Will highly recommend this tour

I'm a Liverpool fan, but I did enjoy the tour a lot. Got to get to the stadium, dressing rooms, communication rooms, and hear about the club's History and that even learned that at the first match ever that was played at Old Traford Manchester united lost to Liverpool:-)

Great tour of the stadium and great knowledge from the guide