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Liverpool Football Club: Museum and Stadium Tour

1. Liverpool Football Club: Museum and Stadium Tour

Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or just looking for a family outing, don’t miss this opportunity to go behind the scenes at Anfield. Start your tour in the newly expanded Main Stand and enjoy views of the pitch and Liverpool’s skyline.  Experience how the stadium comes alive on matchdays using immersive technology. Gain a fabulous insight into the club’s history and access to must-see areas such as the Press Conference Room, the This Is Anfield sign, Player’s Tunnel, Managerial Dugout, and the Dressing Rooms.  The stadium tour will be enhanced by a multimedia handset alongside your tour guides on hand to answer any questions. Your ticket also includes entry to The LFC Story where the team’s history is brought to life through never seen before displays.  Explore The Boom Room: The Epic Story of Jurgen Klopp's Dream Team, a museum exhibition paying homage to the players and all who contributed to making this dream a reality. Also, see the six European Cups and discover over 125 years of LFC history.

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Liverpool: The Beatles Story Ticket

2. Liverpool: The Beatles Story Ticket

Embark on a magical mystery tour and see how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to dizzying heights of fame and fortune from humble childhood beginnings. Replicas of the Casbah, Mathew Street and The Cavern authentically capture the early 60s, allowing you to experience firsthand the very places that helped make The Beatles the biggest band in the world. Hear the story unfold through our ‘Living History’ audio guides available in 11 different languages (English, Brazilian-Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Polish, Russian and Spanish). Let all this take you down to the Beatles Story.  In 2018, The Beatles Story celebrates 50 years since The Beatles travelled to India with the launch of a special exhibition. ‘Beatles In India’ looks at this key period in time with new memorabilia, imagery and personal accounts from people who were there with them.

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Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour

3. Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour

Learn about the club's history and achievements as you explore the museum. Take a tour of Old Trafford and sit in your favorite player's seat in the dressing room. Imagine yourself ready to start the cup final as you walk through the players’ tunnel towards the pitch. Take Ole’s seat in the dugout and plan your tactics. See the press room where the manager makes his statement after each home game and the VIP room that has hosted so many big names over the years. After completing your behind-the-scenes tour, receive a personalized certificate to commemorate your visit to Old Trafford as well as souvenir headphones.

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Liverpool: City and Beatles Open Top Bus Tour

4. Liverpool: City and Beatles Open Top Bus Tour

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.

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Etihad Stadium: Manchester City Stadium Tour

5. Etihad Stadium: Manchester City Stadium Tour

Take a look at the state-of-the-art new player facilities on this re-vamped stadium and club tour. Walk in the footsteps of your favorite players on this fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the Etihad Stadium. From their arrival to their pre-match preparations, and from the big match to their post-match media obligations, gain a true understanding of the journey that they take on a match day. You’ll experience all of this with the help of one of the expert professional guides, who will bring each area to life with interesting stories, facts and anecdotes. There are plenty of new areas to visit this season, including the brand new player facilities and the introduction of The Tunnel Club – the first of its kind in world football.

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Liverpool: 50-Minute Mersey River Cruise

6. 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 recorded their first single, Love Me Do, at Abbey Road Studios. A week after the show, Love Me Do was released. While enjoying the surroundings you can listen to the commentary in English pointing out the sights along the river. Information sheets in other languages are provided. The tour departs on the hour from Liverpool Pier Head.

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Manchester: SEA LIFE Entrance Ticket

7. Manchester: SEA LIFE Entrance Ticket

Dive into an amazing underwater world at SEA LIFE Manchester and get up close and to thousands of creatures including magnificent sharks, enchanting jellyfish and meet Ernie and Cammy, the resident giant green sea turtles. Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean's depths through 11 themed zones including the amazing Ocean Tunnel, where you can soak up the view from the sea bed, surrounded by tropical creatures swimming overhead. Venture deep into the worlds underwater cave system in the Rocky Hideout area, where little ones can explore mini caves and immersive tank displays to get up close to some weird and wonderful species. Experience the lair of the Japanese Spider Crabs, these fantastic creatures of the deep measure an unbelievable 3 meters claw to claw. Find out how it feels to touch a starfish and other creatures living in the interactive rockpool experience. Visit Turtle Beach, an interactive and unique 3D projection experience that navigates you through the life cycle of a sea turtle, from egg to the sea.

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Skipton: 2-Hour Afternoon Tea Cruise

8. Skipton: 2-Hour Afternoon Tea Cruise

Climb aboard a luxury canal boat and enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise. Start your cruise with a glass of prosecco, then sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery outside your window. There is a fully-licensed bar onboard, serving alcoholic and soft drinks, including local beers. During the 2-hour cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, afternoon tea will be served at your table. Savor delicious selection of sandwiches, fruit scones with strawberry jam and cream, and decadent desserts. Enjoy unlimited tea and coffee along with your food.

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Liverpool Football Club: Legends Q&A and Stadium Tour

9. Liverpool Football Club: Legends Q&A and Stadium Tour

Take a tour of Anfield stadium and visit the home of Liverpool FC – sacred ground to any diehard Liverpool fans. Enjoy an exclusive Q&A with a Liverpool legend. Visit the the Liverpool FC museum. Take a tour of the LFC Stadium. Hear personal memories, dressing room tales and funny anecdotes from a Liverpool legend during a Q&A session. Have the chance to ask any questions you have. Take a photograph with a former Liverpool player and get their autograph. Legends include: Ian Callaghan, Jan Molby, John Aldridge, Phil Neal, Phil Thompson, Terry McDermott. Tour the stadium and  walk out of the player’s tunnel underneath the legendary “This is Anfield Sign.” See epic views of the city from the highest level of the main stand. Step into the home and away teams dressing room. Snap a photo with your favorite team member’s jersey. See the Kop, the press room and the manager’s dugout. Visit the Liverpool FC museum and see memorabilia from the team’s history including 6 European Cups.

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Liverpool: British Music Experience Ticket

10. Liverpool: British Music Experience Ticket

Journey through more than 6 decades of popular culture at the British Music Experience in the heart of Liverpool. Whatever age you are, and whatever you are into, there is something here for you. There are outfits worn by artists from Freddie Mercury and Dusty Springfield, to the Spice Girls, and Adam Ant and musical instruments played by some of the world’s most renowned artists from Noel Gallagher to the Sex Pistols. See over 600 artifacts, such as handwritten song lyrics from Adele, the original statues from the Brits, and the Apple Corp front door from Saville Row. Included in general admission is Frankie Say 1984, a celebration of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's enormous contribution to British popular music in their home city of Liverpool (available until January 30th, 2022). You can also get involved. Learn a musical instrument with the best music equipment available, from drum kits to keyboards. Teenagers will love to try their hand at being a rock star by testing the vocal booth and smaller children can enjoy the show and dance the decades in the dance pop routines studio! After the main event browse an exclusive range of gifts, clothing, books and memorabilia from the shop and you can rest those dancing feet with a selection of delicious snacks and meals in the Star Café.

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What people are saying about North West England

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6,832 reviews

We had to keep amending out plans, which was disappointing but so easy with Get Your Guide. We cancelled and rebooked 4 times! Our 10 year-old fan was over the moon when we finally got there; the pitch, the changing rooms, the press room - we couldn't believe the size of the stadium! Our guide Larry was brilliant and kept us entertained with his passion for the history of the team. We're not fans ourselves but still found it interesting. We took lots of photos and the guides were patient while we did, the group was a manageable size and there's lots of space to wander, the museum and shop are also an experience, families made cards for players after the tour and we even met a Liverpool Legend signing books in store!

One of my best country side road trips. Beautiful scenery and history these sites have to offer. Darren made it even more exciting, loved the way he handled this whole trip, being patient with us tourists. Loved the way he gives us an overview of the trip and later recaps the journey on way back. If I was here longer would sign on for more such experiences.

Enjoyed it very much & Fra & Vinnie the tour Guides were fantastic & funny ,. Loved seeing the history and around the ground

excellent day tour guys was amazing made the tour next level ! well worth the money and the travel !!!

Fantastic Chris and Tony were so funny and knowledgeable Whole family loved it