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“A Great Introduction to Manchester”

"A Great Introduction to Manchester"

Reviewed on , by Nick Brooks-Sykes, Director of Tourism for Manchester

As the Director of Tourism for Manchester, you would expect me to know a thing or two about our fantastic city. And I do. But even I learned something new on this tour! A Taxi tour with John is a great introduction to Manchester, allowing visitors to get their bearings. From Roman Castlefield to the Etihad Stadium, there’s plenty to see, and John is never short of a fact or insight! I guarantee that John will entertain and inform you, creating a bespoke tour that reflects your interests. Little wonder…


“The best thing you can do in a day in Manchester!”

“The best thing you can do in a day in Manchester!”

Reviewed on , by Trevor and Julie

As a very regular traveller I read about John and his fantastic tours in an airline magazine. I was going to be in the Manchester area, so I decided to arrange a tour. I sent an email to his website and almost immediately my phone rang – it was John who straight away came over as a friendly and informed person. John explained the kind of things that could be covered on a tour and we discussed suitable times and days of the week for a tour. We agreed on…


“Brilliant, bespoke tour”

"Brilliant, bespoke tour"

Reviewed on , by Debbie and friends

A friend, originally from Manchester but now living in Switzerland, was visiting for a few days and we wanted to find something a bit different for him to do. His number one wish was to see Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, but as it was closed we had to find something else to do. We contacted John at the last minute and he was able to fit us in for a tour of about 2.5 hours. John was a fabulous guide and we’d have found lots out even without visiting anywhere! We…


“You’ll be amazed at what you learn – great experience!!”

“You'll be amazed at what you learn - great experience!!”

Reviewed on , by Simon and family

After seeing the Manchester Taxi Tours article in the Flybe magazine months ago my girlfriends mum from Belfast was keen to do the tour. I was sceptical of what I was going to be shown of the city center considering I have lived and worked there for five year but was amazed at some of the places John took us. Without spoiling the surprises that you will see if you go on the tour, I now know plenty of great things to show other people who haven’t been on the…


“The best… we are already talking about another trip to Manchester”

"The best... we are already talking about another trip to Manchester"

Reviewed on , by Robert, Vancouver

Full disclosure here: having led museum tours for ten years, I’m not at all a fan of going on guided tours myself. And our visit to Manchester did not start off on a high note: our ride in from the airport was on a bus whose driver blasted heavy-metal music the entire trip, including, not a word of a lie, AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell.’ We looked out at the garbage by the road and the graffiti on buildings and were prepared to be completely unimpressed by Manchester. That had all…


“All the way from Perth Western Australia for a Manchester Taxi Tour”

“All the way from Perth Western Australia for a Manchester Taxi Tour”

Reviewed on , by Karen and family

We were planing a trip to the UK to visit family and as a fan of Coronation Street I decided that I couldn’t go all that way and not see where Coronation Street was filmed. After a lot of research it was clear to me that Manchester Taxi Tours was the way to go. I found John extremely helpful answering the many questions I had prior to making a booking with him. I was even blown away with the price and the fact that he took a booking without requiring…


Our very own John Consterdine wins “Tourism Star of the Year” award

Our very own John Consterdine wins "Tourism Star of the Year" award

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John Consterdine was honoured at last nights Manchester Tourism Awards 2013. Manchester Tourism Awards recognises and awards the high quality of the tourism services offered by the region’s businesses each year. At last nights event, Manchester Taxi Tours’ very own taxi driver and tour guide John Consterdine was one of twelve winners of the night, and was awarded “Tourism Star of the Year”. The judges praised John as “a real shining star” in the industry, and it was said that “detail of the entry was unsurpassed and met the criteria faultlessly…


Great Manchester Events 2013

Great Manchester Events 2013

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Manchester is a huge part of my life, being a tour guide , taxi driver and now a tutor at The Manchester College teaching the Taxi Knowledge. I like to get involved in all aspects of Manchester life. I have appeared as an extra in Coronation Street, had a speaking part in ‘Shameless’, and for many years I have been a regular guest on ‘The Late Lunch’ with Becky Want on BBC Radio Manchester Along with, what my kids laughingly call, my ‘Media Career’, I try to keep as fit…


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