Whether you are looking for a short break or week-long trip, enjoy historic hands-on canal tours in Manchester.
On board the Wandering Duck, travel on a vast network of canals on this multi-day canal boat tour. During this unique hands-on experience, guests will learn how to steer the boat and work the locks. There will also be plenty of time for relaxing on board with real ale from a local micro-brewery. During the trip, the boat will sail past some of the hidden treasures of Manchester as well as going into the heart of countryside and national parks.
For those interested in the history of Manchester’s canal network, Manchester Ship Canal Cruises is the place to go, with lively commentaries bringing history to life on one of the country’s major waterways. The Manchester Youth Hostel overlooks the Bridgewater Canal in Castlefield and is the perfect place to stay for a canal adventure, with plenty of other city centre attractions only a short walk away.