Highly Commended in the ‘Tourism Experience Of The Year’ category at the The Greater Manchester Tourism Awards 2015.
Awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor. Manchester Music Tours was established in 2005 by Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill. Drawing on his first hand experiences he has pieced together guided tours of all the landmarks synonymous with the Manchester music scene. Specialist band specific driving tours include; The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, The Stone Roses and Factory Records other bands featured on the tours are; The Hollies, The Bee Gees, New Order, Elbow The Buzzcocks, The Fall and The Courteeners, these tours have been personally endorsed by Noel Gallagher, Mani and Peter Hook. You too can now see and experience all the sights of the city that inspired all of these great musicians, walk in their footsteps and hear first hand how Manchester has produced more rock and pop stars per capita of population than other city around the world.
Because these tours are hosted and guided by a true stalwart of the Manchester music scene, these they have generated TV interest from around the world (see ‘On TV’ and ‘News’ tabs).
Inspiral Carpets are still touring and recording, they have traveled the world and to date have notched up 12 top forty UK hits and 3 top ten albums, they appeared on top of the pops on numerous occasions, Craig also worked as resident DJ at the legendary Hacienda and Boardwalk night clubs, Craig’s knowledge of the Manchester music scene is second to none, you will be given all the tales anecdotes and first hand accounts of what it’s like to work with Noel Gallagher, Tony Wilson, Johnny Marr, Shaun Ryder, Mark E Smith, Peter Hook and Dr John Cooper Clarke to name but a few.
Scheduled tours and private tours, single traveler, large groups, bus tours, driving tours, celebrations and corporate event packages are all catered for, Manchester Music Tours has a fully licensed minibus, so I can take you to see all the sights from Greater Manchester and beyond. The bus tours are hop on off the sights listed in the tours itinerary give lots of time for talks and photo opportunities, these are not just drive by tours, on private tours there is no extra charge for hotel and airport pick up’s and drop off’s, door to door service is also available, I will also be happy to assist you with any information needed to make your time in Manchester an enjoyable one. Choose from one of the suggested tours or tailor made bespoke tour to suite your own personal tastes.