England's second city both in terms of its size and cultural influence, Manchester is the city that has inspired generations both past and present.
The centre of the industrial revolution in the 19th Century, Manchester has always been innovative. The home of the world's first passenger railway station, this is the city where the atom was first split, where Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto and where the first modern computer was developed.
In modern day, it has become the music capital of the nation, with artists such as Oasis, The Stone Roses and The Smiths calling the city home. Perhaps best known internationally for its leading football clubs, Manchester United and Manchester the city have dominated the English Premier League, between them winning the competition 14 times since its inception 21 years ago.
Yet in spite of its historical contributions, Manchester is a city that looks forward rather than back. Modern glass buildings intertwine with historical points of significance.
This itinerary takes you on a journey through the past, straight through the modern day and beyond. You will learn of the history of this fascinating city and discover how Manchester was at the forefront of forming the world we live in today.