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  • Liverpool: 50-Minute Mersey River Cruise

    1. Liverpool: 50-Minute Mersey River Cruise

    From the Beatles performing on the Riverboat Shuffle cruises in the early 1960s to tales of smuggling, Mersey Ferries carry a cargo of memories. On this 50-minute cruise, you’ll sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary and absorb the heritage. There is simply no better way to enjoy Liverpool’s iconic waterfront than from the deck of a legendary Mersey Ferry. Learn about the history of the Mersey Ferries and the Beatles, who performed 4 times on board the Royal Iris. The performances spanned 3 distinct periods in the development of the renowned group. The first ferry performance was on a cruise in August 1961, when the Beatles were still wearing leather. In August of the following year, they performed again, changing their image to a more clean-cut look, sporting suits, and ties. Their final ferry show was on 28 September 1962, featuring Ringo on drums. By this time they had recorde...

    Great experience loads to see ,smooth ride , definitely do again , value for money

  • Liverpool: City and Beatles Open Top Bus Tour

    2. Liverpool: City and Beatles Open Top Bus Tour

    Hop aboard the open-top bus tour of Liverpool and The Beatles. You will hear about 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, before being whisked off to the leafy suburbs of south Liverpool, home of the Fab Four. You will make 2 stops. The first at Penny Lane and the second at 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. With a pre-recorded commentary you'll be taken through the historical landmarks and attractions in...

    A very enjoyable tour with our driver Tony and guide Chris who was very knowledgable about Liverpool and the Beatles, he kept everyone entertained with his jokes, singing and playing the banjo, it was a wonderful experience for a first visit to Liverpool

  • Liverpool: Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

    3. Liverpool: Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

    Explore the historic UNESCO Mercantile Maritime City, taking in the stunning architecture of Liverpool on this entertaining tour of the city's top attractions and historic landmarks. Hop aboard the open-top bus at the Royal Albert Dock, and take a seat on the top deck for the best views.  You will learn about all of Liverpool's major sights, including The Royal Albert Dock, the iconic waterfront, and the world-famous Cavern Club. You will also hear about the World Museum, both of the magnificent cathedrals, the Philharmonic Dining Rooms, China Town and much more. The complete tour takes about 50 minutes and returns back to its original starting point at the Royal Albert Dock. You will also have access to exclusive offers throughout the city, including a free glass of bubbly at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms.

    This trip was fantastic it was a great way to see Liverpool and learn more about the Beatles. Tony the tour guide is very knowledgeable and passionate about Liverpool & the Beatles and his humour and good character also made this trip really enjoyable and fun.

  • Liverpool: Beatles and City Walking Tour

    4. Liverpool: Beatles and City Walking Tour

    This superb family fun walking tour of Liverpool starts outside Liverpool Central Library on William Brown Street which is conveniently opposite Liverpool Lime Street Station. Your local tour guide will bring the story of the city and the Beatles to life and help you plan the rest of your visit to this superb modern vibrant city. Journey down one of Liverpool's original streets en route to Mathew Street to see the Eleanor Rigby Statue and new statue of Cilla Black in the Cavern Quarter. The experience includes a short walk through the Royal Albert Docks passing the Maritime Museum of Liverpool and the Billy Fury statue. The tour finishes at the new statue of the Beatles in front of the Mersey Ferry Terminal at Pier Head where you can take some souvenir photos in front of the famous Liver Buildings and alongside the lifeblood of this city the River Mersey.

    It was awesome! Our guide Helen had lots of interesting stories, she is a very pleasant and outgoing lady absolutely fit for the job. I can only recommend!The only thing- it really was a City tour, rather than exclusively a Beatles tour, as I expected. But in the end I didn't mind.

  • Liverpool and The Beatles Day Tour from London

    5. Liverpool and The Beatles Day Tour from London

    Arriving at Liverpool Lime Street, you'll have time to explore this Victorian City - stroll along the world-famous waterfront admiring the stunningly refurbished Albert Dock Complex. These beautifully restored dock warehouses are now home to a dazzling collection of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and other unique attractions. Your tour includes tickets to The Beatles Story, where you can experience the most sensational story the pop world has ever known! In the afternoon your 'Magical Mystery Tour' is waiting to take you away! This 2-hour tour takes you around all the landmarks in the lives of the Fab Four, including their homes, schools, birthplaces, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and many other significant spots. Ends at the famous Cavern Club.

    I loved being able to take the trip independently, but have everything prearranged for me.

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Excellent tour. Great value for money. Tony was very knowledgeable and made the tour great fun for everyone. Tony and the driver even took photographs of everyone on the stops at Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. I would highly recommend

What a fantastic tour from start to finish . Our double act , driver Smoggie and tour guide Tony were both so funny and friendly. It was one of the highlights of our weekend .

Lovely open top bus tour. Our guide, Tommy, was friendly, funny, and very informative. Even had a bit of a sing song Bus driver, Silky, was great too.

Excellent commentary and staff on bus made everyone feel welcome and comfortable. Left on time and great fun and knowledge

tour guide Terry was really knowledge able and friendly