Discover Manchester with the Visit Manchester Pass

Tuesday 19th March 2024

Discover Manchester hassle-free with the Visit Manchester Pass

Unlock the best of Manchester with the Visit Manchester Pass. This brand new official sightseeing pass was designed to make your trip easier, better value and jam-packed with fun things to do.

How does it work?

  • The pass includes entry to some of Manchester's top attractions as well as discounts and offers. Find out more about what's included.
  • Both adults and children can be added to the pass - perfect for a family weekend 
  • You choose the duration of your pass (one, two or three days)
  • You can buy your pass on the Visit Manchester Pass website
  • Your pass will be easy to access from your mobile phone.

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If you're keen on the pass but not sure how to make the most of your Manchester mini-trip, check out our sample itinerary below.

Example itinerary 1

Day 1 

  1. Start your day at Manchester Victoria Station.
  2. Pop by Hotel Indigo and grab something to eat at Mamucium Restaurant or Todd Street Café for 15% off food and drinks.
  3. Then head into the National Football Museum with your pass and explore the world’s largest public collection of football objects. The museum also features loads of cool interactive games and activities designed to sharpen your football skills!
  4. Following the National Football Museum, head towards Deansgate-Castlefield to explore the Science and Industry Museum and discover Manchester inventions that changed the world. Don’t forget to stop into the gift shop and enjoy 10% off souvenirs with your pass.
  5. After your visit to Science and Industry, board the Metrolink to MediaCity and explore the home of the UK’s media scene, where they film well-known BBC and ITV shows. With your pass you can explore the set of the legendary Coronation Street, the world’s oldest soap opera.
  6. After your trip down the cobbles, stop into The Lowry to take in one of the largest collections of L.S. Lowry paintings in the UK, and enjoy 10% off in the shop and café. Then, take a short journey on the Metrolink to The Trafford Centre, and use your pass to discover the incredible underwater world at SEA LIFE.
  7. Afterwards, with your pass in hand, put your creative hat on and head next door to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. (Applicable only for families with children)
  8. After sightseeing or shopping, sit down at the Orient Food Court for 20% off at The Real Greek to try some excellent Mediterranean dishes, or try out Franco Manca for 10% off some delicious sourdough pizza.
  9. After making your way back into Manchester, explore one of the city centre’s many bars to end the day – we recommend Impossible, which offers 20% off food and drinks.

Day 2 

  1. Pop by Clayton Hotel’s No.55 Restaurant & Bar for breakfast and enjoy 15% off food and drinks.
  2. After your breakfast, hop on a bus across the city and use your pass to visit the stunning Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, a historic house and museum that celebrates the life and literature of one of the UK’s most important Victorian writers.
  3. By now you’ve likely worked up an appetite. Head back to the city centre and embark on a 3.5-hour food tour of the city centre with Scranchester – you get 25% off when booking with your pass.
  4. Afterwards, board the Metrolink tram and head to the Etihad Stadium with your Visit Manchester Pass to tour the iconic home of Manchester City Football Club, get exclusive behind-the-scenes access and see the iconic pitch up close.
  5. Finish your day with a meal at Tast Catala, where you’ll enjoy 10% off delicious Spanish cuisine.

Day 3 

  1. Get ready for an exciting day out and fuel up at Red Bean Roastery in Maldron Hotel – use your pass for 10% off.
  2. Full of energy from your breakfast, board a train and make your way to Bury where you can spend the day hopping on and off picturesque stations with East Lancashire Railway. Your pass gives you a Full Line Return ticket, so you can explore the villages along the journey, get a bite to eat at one of the delicious cafés and pubs on the platforms, discover the fascinating Bury Transport Museum and find an unforgettable souvenir at one of their two gift shops.
  3. After spending the day exploring Greater Manchester, head back to the city centre and save 15% off your bill at Purezza, where you’ll find the best vegan pizza in the city.

Example itinerary 2

Day 1

  1. Start your day exploring Manchester by checking out some of the great breakfast offers available with the Visit Manchester pass.
  2. Walk over to Manchester Art Gallery and board the Manchester Sightseeing bus, which will take you around some of Manchester’s best sights, including Manchester and Salford Cathedrals, the National Football Museum, Salford Quays & Media City, the Science and Industry Museum, and Manchester United Football Club. The Sightseeing tour is free with your pass.
  3. After a city bus tour, visit one of Manchester’s most iconic hotels, The Midland, for 30% off food and drink at their restaurant, Mount Street.
  4. Or if you’d rather enjoy an early tipple, visit the Spirit of Manchester Distillery for a free guided tour of their gin making process, and 25% off your final bill in their restaurant, Three Little Words.
  5. After a delicious lunch, hop on a tram to MediaCity and visit the Coronation Street set using your pass. Explore the iconic locations that you know from your screens and discover all about the history of the world’s longest running television soap opera.
  6. In the evening, catch a show with 50% off tickets at the award-winning, Contact Theatre and finish the night off with lots of discounts across many of the city’s eclectic bars and restaurants.

Day 2 

  1. Start your day with 20% off food and drink in the Store Street Exchange Restaurant at DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly.
  2. Board the Metrolink at Piccadilly Station and make your way over to the Etihad Stadium for a free stadium tour and catch a glimpse of Manchester City’s iconic treble.
  3. After your tour, return to the city and stop off at King Street Townhouse for 25% off food and drink in their restaurant The Tavern.
  4. Once you’ve enjoyed your lunch, why not spend the afternoon exploring the home of English football at the National Football Museum. With your pass, you have free admission!
  5. End your football-themed day with 20% off all food and drink at CitySuites Embankment Kitchen. CitySuites has even been a favourite residence among footballers, so keep your eyes peeled – you may spot a famous local player!

Day 3 

  1. Prepare for a thrilling day and energize yourself at Red Bean Roastery in Maldron Hotel with a 10% discount using your pass.
  2. Following a bite to eat, head over to RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford, to explore this vast historic garden for free with your pass.
  3. If you haven’t stopped off at the RHS café, head back to Manchester and grab yourself some lunch at Shoryu Ramen for access to their exclusive Hakata set menu.
  4. Relax and unwind with 15% off at The Lowry Hotel’s RE:TREAT Spa. Their newly refurbished transformative sanctuary offers a tranquil escape at the 5-star hotel.
  5. Finish your day at the acclaimed Catalan restaurant, Tast Catala, where you can enjoy 10% off your bill.

There's absolutely loads you can do in a couple of days in Manchester - we hope you got some great ideas!

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