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Liverpool: River Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Liverpool: River Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Appreciate Merseyside and Liverpool’s iconic waterfront from the vantage point of the River Mersey on a sightseeing cruise. Then, soak in the city's sights from a hop-on and hop-off open-top bus with live commentary. Start the adventure from the Pier Head, where the 50-minute river cruise departs hourly. Enjoy commentary that highlights the city’s waterfront heritage as you take a ferry across the Mersey. Then, head back to dry land for an open-top city bus tour of the city. See the best of Liverpool from your bus and hear commentary on Liverpool's history. Visit iconic places of interest and learn about the city’s culture and history with a live guide on every bus. Hop off and back on to visit sites of interest to you. Bus tour stops: • Albert Dock • Pier Head • Liverpool One • The Cavern Quarter • Museums, Gallery & Library • Queen Square Bus Station • Adelphi Hotel • Metropolitan Cathedral • Philharmonic Pub • Liverpool Cathedral • St Luke's - Bombed Out Church • Chinese Arch • Cain's Brewery Village • M&S Arena & ACC

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

Liverpool: The Beatles and Waterfront Guided Walking Tour

5. Liverpool: The Beatles and Waterfront Guided Walking Tour

Join the tour guide and start your walking tour in the vibrant Derby Square. Stroll through Chavasse Park and hear how the John Lennon Peace Monument was originally housed here. Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Royal Albert Dock, and see the star attraction that honours The Beatles – The Beatles Story. Hear all about the upbringing and history of the 'Fab Four' from your friendly tour guide. Later in the tour, you will also get the chance to stop for a selfie with the iconic Beatles statue! During this tour, you will get the chance to experience plenty of other famous landmarks. Stroll past the "Three Graces" (Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building) and admire it's striking architecture, and see some of the cities oldest buildings, such as Liverpool Town Hall. Hear how Liverpool is steeped in history built on maritime heritage, and how it's Port was once the busiest in the entire world. On top of all of this, you are more than welcome to 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 tour includes: Derby Square Chavasse Park Waterfront The Royal Albert Dock ACC Liverpool Exhibition Centre Liverpool The Beatles Story Museums of Royal Albert Dock The Piermaster's House Liverpool Mountain Billy Fury & Legacy Statues Museum of Liverpool Pier Head Beatles Statue The Three Graces The Liver Birds Titanic Memorial St Nicholas Church & Gardens Liverpool Town Hall Castle Street 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

6. 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

7. 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!

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

8. 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.

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It was a great way to see Liverpool, and then to be able to go around again and get off the the stops which was of interest to us. Had a lovely day, drivers all friendly and very helpful. Would highly recommend these tours.

A great way to get around all the sites in Liverpool. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Great commentary, informative and interesting, nice to get a glass of bubbly thrown in!

lovely lady Gill spoke about various sights that were interesting, very pleasant lady.

Excellent, tour guide was patient, attentive and very informative.