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Liverpool: City & Beatles Tour 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

1. Liverpool: City & Beatles Tour 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Hop aboard the open-top bus tour of Liverpool and The Beatles. Listen to the social history of the city and where the Beatles were born and raised, stayed, and played. See all the city’s historic sights, including the Unesco World Heritage waterfront and the 2 magnificent Cathedrals. Your first stop is Penny Lane and the second Strawberry Field, where you can leave the bus for a priceless photo opportunity. Then you'll go to the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, before traveling back towards the city where you will hear all about the great River Mersey. Once you have completed the City and Beatles tour, use your ticket to join the hop-on hop-off city tour. Ride through the historical landmarks and attractions including The Royal Albert Dock, the iconic UNESCO waterfront, the world-famous Cavern Club, the World Museum, both of the magnificent Cathedrals, The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, China Town, and much more.  You will also have exclusive offers throughout the city, including a free glass of bubbly at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms.

Liverpool: Royal Liver Building 360 - Tower Tour

2. Liverpool: Royal Liver Building 360 - Tower Tour

Gain entry to the Royal Liver Building with this entry ticket and guided tour. Visit the West Clock Tower of the building, witness an Audio Visual experience and behold panoramic views of the city of Liverpool from various outdoor viewing platforms. Start your tour in the visitor's centre in the West Basement. See unique images and pieces from the building's construction as well as information about the creation of Liverpool's most famous residents. Meet your guide in the presentation area and watch a brief safety video before learning about the original owners of the building, the Royal Liver Friendly Society as well as history of the building's creation. Hop in a lift to the first viewing platform and head out onto the 10th floor roof to behold views of the River Mersey towards the Welsh Mountains. Take photos from the highest external point granting you clear views of the Great George Liver Clocks. Head up 89 stairs to the 14th floor to partake in a 270 degree Audio Visual experience. Set behind the clockfaces of the West Tower the projection show utilizes a mixture of lights, sound, and 4D elements like wind machines that will give you a look back through time. Enjoy the AV display that lasts for 9 minutes and tells the story of the city's history over the last 100 years since the creation of the Liver Birds and Liver Building. Using digital mapping the architecture of the room is used as part of the storytelling to give you an experience unlike any other in Liverpool. Move on to the final destination as you ascend 35 stairs to the top of the Royal Liver Building and out onto the 15th floor. Admire the Liver Bird sculptures that sit atop of the building and enjoy breathtaking 360 degree views of the city.

Liverpool: Guided City Walking Tour

3. Liverpool: Guided City Walking Tour

Trace the historical roots of Liverpool on a guided tour of the city center. Experience the city with a local guide as you tour its most important spots, including the Cavern Club and the waterfront. Learn about Liverpool's turbulent history as you explore the eclectic streets and admire the diverse architecture. Stop by the waterfront and the Albert Docks and hear about the city's trading history and its connection to the Titanic. Follow the lives of the Beatles from their early days in the Cavern Club. Admire the beloved city buildings that form the Three Graces along the Pier Head as well as lesser-known hidden gems along the way.

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What people are saying about Liverpool Waterfront

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 1,475 reviews

We did the City and Beatles tour at 12.30pm on 07.05.22 - I only mention this as we didn't get the name of the fantastic tour guide who helped to make the experience one of the unforgettable highlights of our visit (the driver's name was Rachel) so this will hopefully help to identify him! From the moment we boarded the bus we were made to feel extremely welcome by the guide and driver. The tour was excellent and covered all of the main tourist attractions and Beatles-related sites. We learned a lot about both as we made our way around the beautiful city, which looked its absolute best in the glorious sunshine. There were a couple of photo opportunities at Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields, not to mention plenty of great singsongs on the bus! We enjoyed every minute of this tour - it's the perfect way to discover Liverpool and it was such a joy to spend time in the company of the guide and driver, both of whom clearly love their jobs, and whose passion and enthusiasm was infectious

What a wonderful trip made all the better by tour guide Chris. He epitomises everything that is good about Liverpool with passion , soul and a sense of humour being paramount. You will not regret booking this trip.

The bus driver and tour guide (Chris & Steve) gave exceptional service. Very professional and both made this tour fun. They are an asset to your company.

Very enjoyable trip Very helpful and informative staff Seeing all the sites by bus then could walk and find the places of interest later in the holiday

Excellent tour guide!!! One of the best I have ever had. Chris was his name