Football Crazy, Football Mad! – NEW TOUR
If football takes away every little sense you have then this is the tour for you. We travel to Manchester, a city synonymous with the game, and explore the world of the ‘Red Devils’ Manchester United. Spend time at United’s home ground,‘Old Trafford Stadium’ and enjoy a stadium tour and trip to the museum. Walk down the tunnel, step on the pitch and also sit in the changing rooms. Next we head to the National Football Museum where you will receive a fascinating insight into the history of the beautiful game through the many exhibits.
Dates throughout 2019
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to your hotel
Take the chance to explore the vibrant city of Manchester.
Old Trafford Football Stadium and National Football Museum
This morning, enjoy a tour of Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium and find out about the history of the club. Walk in the footsteps of legendary players down the tunnel towards the pitch and sit in their seats in the dressing room. Visit the museum which is home to the many trophies the club has won over the years, the shirts of players past and present, and also an exhibition dedicated to the Munich Air Disaster. We finish the tour with lunch in the Red Café.
In the afternoon, we travel into the city centre for a visit to the National Football Museum. Explore the history of the beautiful game through the many exhibits including the Hall of Fame and the Pele Exhibition. Admire the world’s finest collection of football artefacts including medals, mascots, shirts and scrapbooks.
Please note that during the football season, visits to Old Trafford may be restricted and will be subject to matches.
Before you head home perhaps visit one of Manchester’s many free to enter museums.
Jurys Inn Manchester ***
This stylish hotel is located at the heart of the city with the Manchester Central Convention Centre just around the corner and within walking distance to the main shopping streets and attractions. Guests can choose from a stylish all day bar menu, enjoy coffee at the all day Costa Coffee Bar and dine in the restaurant. There are 265 spacious bedrooms equipped with large soft beds, en-suite bathrooms, desks and TVs with freeview. Accessible bedrooms are designed to the highest specifications and include wide doorways, floor space to manoeuvre, low beds and fully accessible bedrooms. Coach parking can be found nearby.
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly ****
This hotel is situated right in the heart of Manchester, overlooking Piccadilly Gardens – a perfect location to explore the city and within short walking distance of Piccadilly station. The Brasserie restaurant serves a wide selection of internationally inspired dishes and the bar invites guests to relax while enjoying a nice drink. There are 10 fully equipped meeting rooms and a 800-capacity International Suite. Each of the 280 bedrooms are climate-controlled and feature a flat-screen TV, hairdryer, iron and hospitality tray. They are with en-suite bathrooms. The hotel has rooms adapted for disabled use and private outdoor parking.
Copthorne Hotel Manchester ****
This hotel is located right in the heart of the exciting Salford Quays area, close to attractions such as Media City UK, Old Trafford stadium and The Lowry entertainment complex. The Clippers Brasserie restaurant serves delicious British and international cuisine and there is a bar and lounge area. The 166 en-suite rooms feature a TV, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities for your convenience. The hotel has a lift and limited parking.
Cresta Court Hotel, Altrincham *** -Inspected by Greatdays staff April 2018
This hotel is situated a short walk from Altrincham town centre, a fifteen-minute drive from Manchester Airport and a twenty-minute drive from the centre of Manchester. The modern Townfield’s Lounge Bar serves fresh coffees, light snacks and a wide range of drinks. There are meeting rooms for up to 350 delegates. The hotel has a lift to most floors and free on-site parking. However, coach parking cannot be guaranteed or pre-booked.
Hotel Football, Manchester ****
Hotel Football is located just opposite Old Trafford Football Stadium, the home of Manchester United. It is close to Media City UK as well as the City Centre of Manchester, making it the perfect location! At Café Football, guests can experience relaxed dining and there is also a bar and a snack bar. Each of the contemporary bedrooms features a 40-inch plasma TV including all Sky Sport channels and a bathroom with rain-shower. The hotel has a lift and free on-site parking.
|2019 dates||from £139.00 per person|