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Liverpool City Sights 24hr Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Bus Tour

Liverpool City Sights 24hr Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top 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.

Liverpool: The Beatles and Cavern Quarter Walking Tour

Liverpool: The Beatles and Cavern Quarter Walking Tour

Join this guided walking tour and explore the attractions that are famously associated with iconic rock-band – The Beatles! Hear all about the upbringing and history of the 'Fab Four' from your friendly tour guide, as you stroll past The Beatles Story, The Beatles Statue and The Cavern Club. Admire other popular landmarks that are iconic to Liverpool, from the Royal Albert Dock to the "Three Graces" (Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building). Enjoy their spectacular architecture and discover the history of Liverpool's important maritime history. Ask your tour guide for recommendations, stop for selfie's, discover cool hangout spots, find trendy bars, and learn more about Liverpool's hidden gems. Your ticket further includes a complimentary sightseeing mobile-app. Download and discover more of the city in your own time, with specially selected self-guided walking routes and audio commentary, taking you to Anfield Stadium, Penny Lane, and more! Walking Tours include: The Cavern Club The Bluecoat St George's Hall The Old Dock Queen Victoria Monument 16 Cook Street John Lennon Statue Mathew Street Eleaanor Rigby Statue Dr. Duncan's Pub St John's Gardens Walker Art Gallery Paradise Street Liverpool Town Hall Castle Street Titanic Memorial Royal Albert Dock Beatles Story Museum of Liverpool The Liver Birds St Nicholas Church & gardens Derby Square Chavasse Park Main sights in the self-guided routes: Stanley Park Penny Lane sign Chinatown 9 Newcastle Road Rodney Street Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Anglican Cathedral St James Gardens Strawberry Field Gates The Old Quarry

Liverpool: City and Cavern Quarter Walking Tour

Liverpool: City and Cavern Quarter Walking Tour

Discover Liverpool, one of the most iconic cities in the UK on a walking tour through the Cavern Quarter and Liverpool’s city centre, visiting iconic locations like the Picton Reading Rooms, Liverpool Library and Cavern Pub. Join a stroll through Liverpool with a local guide and become an honorary Scouser with your newfound knowledge. Walk down William Brown Street, the heart of Liverpool's Cultural Quarter, where we will stop by Liverpool Library and the Picton Reading Rooms and the World Museum. Hear the stories about the Beatles and their rise to global fame in their city of origin. Get the best tips about the bustling shopping district and let your guide introduce you to the high street stores, boutiques, and craft stores in the Bluecoat. After the tour, download the Vox City app (included in your tour) to discover more of Liverpool and its incredible history with curated audio-guided routes through the main quarters, including Anfield and Penny Lane. Walking Tours include: The Cavern Club The Bluecoat St George's Hall The Old Dock Queen Victoria Monument 16 Cook Street John Lennon Statue Mathew Street Eleaanor Rigby Statue Dr. Duncan's Pub St John's Gardens Walker Art Gallery Paradise Street Liverpool Town Hall Castle Street Titanic Memorial Royal Albert Dock Beatles Story Museum of Liverpool The Liver Birds St Nicholas Church & gardens Derby Square Chavasse Park Main sights in the self-guided routes: Stanley Park Penny Lane sign Chinatown 9 Newcastle Road Rodney Street Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Anglican Cathedral St James Gardens Strawberry Field Gates The Old Quarry

History Guided Tour of Liverpool and the Beatles

History Guided Tour of Liverpool and the Beatles

This Beatles and History Tour will take you on a day you'll never forget! If you visit Liverpool, this is a must for you. We will start Outside the Liverpool Central Library, where our guides with a colourful umbrella will be waiting for you. You will be guided by a local Qualified Tour Guide who will show you Liverpool's hidden gems. American History in William Brown Street outside Walker Art Gallery, World Museum and the stunning Victorian Round Reading Rooms. Enjoy the history and architecture during your walkthrough Liverpool's World Heritage Site Guided walk through the Royal Albert Dock. Learn how and why the city has now emerged as the most vibrant UK city outside London. Mini Magical History Walk along Mathew Street and see outside the famous Cavern Club. Selfie at the new Beatles statues on Liverpool Waterfront in front of the iconic Liver Birds Your guide will give you lots of ideas and suggestions to explore Liverpool and the surrounding area. Tour Timings - 2-hour guided walking tour (the start time can be amended for group bookings) 11:00 am - Start – Outside Liverpool Central Library. 11:45 am – Mathew Street Walk, Eleanor Rigby statue. 12:15 am – Liverpool One leisure 12:30 am - Royal Albert Docks 13:00 pm – Finish - Official Beatles Statues

Liverpool: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Liverpool: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the Liverpool Self-Guided Audio Tour, where you'll embark on a journey filled with preferences, freedom, and flexibility. Get ready to explore one of the most vibrant and historically rich cities in the United Kingdom at your own pace, on your terms. With our self-guided audio tour, you have the freedom to tailor your experience to suit your interests and schedule. Whether you're an avid history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply seeking to immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of Liverpool, this tour offers the flexibility to delve into the city's treasures at your leisure. As you wander through the bustling streets and iconic landmarks, our audio guide will accompany you, providing fascinating insights into Liverpool's history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts about each tourist attraction. From the legendary Albert Dock to the majestic Liverpool Cathedral, each stop on the tour unveils a new layer of the city's rich tapestry. Discover the captivating stories behind famous landmarks such as The Beatles Story, where you'll learn about the legendary band's humble beginnings and their rise to global stardom. Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Royal Liver Building and delve into its significance in Liverpool's maritime history. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural scene of the city as you explore the renowned museums, galleries, and theaters that showcase Liverpool's artistic heritage. From the Tate Liverpool to the Everyman Theatre, each venue offers a unique glimpse into the city's creative spirit. Throughout your self-guided adventure, you'll have the flexibility to pause, rewind, and explore at your own pace, ensuring that you can savor every moment and delve deeper into the attractions that capture your imagination. Whether you're traveling solo, with friends, or as a family, the Liverpool Self-Guided Audio Tour promises an unforgettable experience filled with discovery and wonder. Learn more about the top 16 tourist attractions in Liverpool. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Liverpool Central Railway Station 2. Saint John's Beacon 3. St George's Hall 4. The Walker Art Gallery 5. Central Library 6. World Museum 7. Mathew Street 8. Western Approaches 9. Pier Head 10. Beatles Pier Head 11. Museum of Liverpool 12. Maritime Museum 13. Royal Albert Dock 14. The Beatles Story 15. Liverpool Cathedral 16. Sefton Park So, grab your headphones, map out your route, and prepare to embark on a journey through the heart and soul of Liverpool, where preferences, freedom, and flexibility reign supreme. Let the adventure begin!

Liverpool: City Highlights Exploration Game

Liverpool: City Highlights Exploration Game

Explore Liverpool and learn about the city in this exploration game played on your phone. As you progress, see sights like the Anglican Cathedral, the Central Library, and more. Travel to the Liverpool Central Library to start the game. You’ll take on the role of an avid geocaching fan set on winning the grand prize. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and directions on your phone will take you to the next location and puzzle to solve. It will take you between 1-1.5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Liverpool Town Hall.

Liverpool: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

Liverpool: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

Discover Liverpool on a private tour led by a local guide. Explore iconic spots, including Pier Head & The Waterfront, The Albert Docks, The Three Graces, The Cavern Club, The Blitz, immersing yourself in the vibrant Scouse culture. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the city as you travel back through the centuries to discover its turbulent history, and how it has shaped Liverpool into the vibrant place you see today. Learn about our history, but also gain an authentic insight into modern life in the city today and explore some hidden gems along the way. From Liverpool’s trading history that created its foundations, to the Titanic and the Beatles. Discover renowned attractions such as Pier Head & The Waterfront, The Albert Docks, The Three Graces, The Cavern Club, The Blitz, and Eleanor Rigby statue, all while embracing the local culture.

Discover Liverpool’s Legacy: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Discover Liverpool’s Legacy: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Journey through history, architecture, and music on an enchanting tour, tailored for enthusiasts of culture and heritage who wish to explore Liverpool's storied streets and landmarks at their own pace. This self-guided audio adventure invites a dive into the city's rich past and its vibrant present, chronicling the evolution from a humble fishing village to a cultural icon known the world over. Starting at the architectural wonder of St. George's Hall, the route takes a winding path through the heart of Liverpool, culminating in the sweeping narrative found at the Museum of Liverpool. Along the way, you'll traverse the iconic waterfront where the Three Graces stand, walk down William Brown Street flanked by historic sites, and follow in the footsteps of the Beatles, immersing themselves in the city’s indelible musical legacy. Memorable moments await as you discover, among other storied locations, the legendary Cavern Club, resounding with the echoes of Merseybeat. As the tour concludes, a picture emerges of a city that’s as resilient as it is captivating, revealing hidden tales of triumph and cultural milestones. Indulge in the sense of time travel from Liverpool's maritime dominance to its global cultural influence, ensuring that by the journey's end, you'll carry not only images and sounds of this extraordinary city but also the essence of its undying spirit. HOW IS THE TOUR GOING — Stay flexible: [join the tour whenever you want and] explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

Liverpool: Private City Highlights and Suburbs 3 Hour Tour

Liverpool: Private City Highlights and Suburbs 3 Hour Tour

Meet your guide at St George's Hall and prepare to discover Liverpool's history, culture, and the beat of the iconic Mersey sound. Embark on a journey through time as you stroll through charming streets, capturing the essence of local landmarks. Immersing yourself in the heartbeat of the city, connecting with its culture, and uncovering its hidden treasures. Follow your guide's recommended itinerary or request a special place you'd like to see. Visit locations such as Penny Lane; St. Barnabas Church; Strawberry Fields, Mathew Street, and St Peter’s Church at Woolton Village. Seize the opportunity to see the childhood homes of John, Paul, George, and Ringo from the Beatles, depending on your selected route. Explore Calderstones Park and its highlights such as Mansion House, Four Seasons Gate, and Quarry Bank High School. As you meander through the city streets, pass by the Cavern Club, the legendary birthplace of The Beatles. Take a moment to pose for a photo outside this iconic music venue and immerse yourself in the spirit of Liverpool's musical legacy. This tour is available for a family of up to 5 persons.

Liverpool: Highlights walking tour. Discover its secrets

Liverpool: Highlights walking tour. Discover its secrets

We will start our walking tour exploring St George Hall quarter. You will discover why William Brown's street is considered the most cultural street in the world and will evoke its splendorous Victorian past. Then, you will follow the first steps of the Four Fab, the Georgian Quarter, both Cathedrals and China Town and the bombed Out church. And a tour to Liverpool is not complete without a visit to Mathew Street where you will discover how the Mersey Beat and the Beatles changed the Music in the '60s. Finally, explore the docks, and immerse yourself in the rich history and distinctive charm of this city, which was once the most important harbor during the 19th Century. One of the favorite cities of Charles Dickens but also the European Capital of the slave trade. Itinerary: Meeting point: St John's Gardens Catholic Cathedral Hope Street Anglican Cathedral China Town Bombed Out Church Bold Street Mathew Street Derby Square Waterfront About 3 hours tour. Discovering Liverpool will not disappoint you. You are going to fall in love with this city!

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(4 reviews)

Fantastic tour with John, extremely knowledgable and very very friendly. Tailored the tour to meet specific interests. Would recommend 100%

Our tour was WET; but our guide was excellent. He was good to chat with about things and had a very pleasant manner. Very informative.

Great overview of the city of Liverpool. Everything was excellent and drivers were super helpful. Stops clearly marked also

Loved our city tour Arthur the driver was exceptional wish all coach drivers were like him 5 stars well done Arthur

Fun & friendly guide. Ability to hop on and hop off.