Tours & Excursions

During the course of the congress there will be tours and excursions offered, these have been scheduled to fit around the congress programme. There is an additional cost to attend these, bookings can be made through the congress registration pages.

Sunday 25th August

City of Sport Tour
Manchester is home to the FA Headquarters, two premier football teams, cycling legends come and enjoy the streets and stories wandered by George Best with a tour of Manchester United included.

Timings – 12pm – 4pm
Tour duration – 4 hours
Tour cost – £36 each

Manchester Food Walk

Manchester Food Walks combines culture, history and cuisine. Take a walk learning city history, and eat a starter, a main and a dessert in three different eating places. Food and guiding included, but drinks will be extra.

Timings – 12pm – 3pm
Tour duration – 3 hours
Tour cost – £30

Monday 26th August

Art Tour
This tour underlines the fact the streets of a city provide a free art gallery if you have eyes to see. The tour also takes in some interiors of Manchester and the art that adorns their walls. Be prepared to be surprised, delighted and amused.

Timings – 6pm – 7pm
Tour duration – 1 hour 30 mins
Tour cost – £15

Medical Manchester
A look at the city’s medical history including Charles White (and Hannah Beswick), Robert Jones, father of orthopaedics, Charnleyand hip replacements, beginnings of the NHS. Reproductive medicine with Marie Stopes, Patrick Steptoe and test-tube babies.

Timings – 6pm – 7.30pm
Tour duration – 1 hour 30 minutesTour cost – £8

Additional Tours

To be booked directly with the operator

Open Top Bus Tour 

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Walking Tour

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Accompanying Person Programme

Monday 26th August | 10:00 –13:00

Half Day: Discover Manchester walking tour | £10 | 3 hrsEnjoy the sights of the city on this walking tour – takes in the majestic John Rylands Library, Manchester Town Hall, Manchester Art Gallery, the Royal Exchange, etc. A great way for delegates to orientate themselves around the city. Tour includes coffee/tea stop.

Tuesday 27th August | 09:00 –16:00

Full Day: Liverpool & Chester | £19 (based on 36) | 7hrs

Enjoy the regenerated dock buildings of Liverpool, sing-a-long to the Beatles and admire the Roman walls at Chester or saunter and shop amongst it’s black and white buildings.

nesday 28th August | 10:00 –14:00

Half Day: Highlights of Cheshire | £15 (based on 36) | 4hrs

Black and white timbered buildings, rolling countryside and National Trust stately homes; Cheshire has it all.