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Liverpool: City and Beatles Open Top Bus Tour

1. 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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Liverpool: Private 3-Hour Beatles Tour by Taxi

2. Liverpool: Private 3-Hour Beatles Tour by Taxi

Indulge your passion for music on a magical mystery tour of Liverpool, home to the legendary band the Beatles. Whether you are the ultimate fan of the "Fab Four" or a novice, interested in music or history, young or old, this tour is a perfect fit. Get transported back to a time when the Beatles reached the peak of their career and changed the music world completely. Journey by traditional taxi to discover the capital of Merseyside from a different perspective. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel, or any other city center location in Liverpool on request. Then, sit back and relax as they take you on a drive through the beautiful city the Beatles once called home.  Learn how the band were immensely influenced by their home city, and how it inspired many of their hit songs. Go back to their younger years and explore places like Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and the grave of Eleanor Rigby. Hear fascinating facts and stories about John, Paul, George and Ringo, and get a glimpse at other iconic landmarks along the way.

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Liverpool: Haunted Liverpool City Exploration Game & Tour

3. Liverpool: Haunted Liverpool City Exploration Game & Tour

You are invited to discover the haunted place of Liverpool with an interactive city exploration app. You will be guided step-by-step to the cursed buildings where they carry out their eternal punishments while you learn all of their stories. Brace yourself and come explore Haunted Liverpool, all with the help of your smartphone. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour? Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around two hours is normally enough. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

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Liverpool and The Beatles Day Tour from London

4. 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.

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Liverpool: The Beatles to The Blitz Walking Tour

5. Liverpool: The Beatles to The Blitz Walking Tour

Experience the magic of Liverpool on a guided walking sightseeing tour of its culture, history and landmark architecture. Explore the history of the Beatles in their place of birth, and roam the streets and alleys that have inspired generations of musicians and artists. Travel back in time to see a bombed-out church from World War II that now stands as a symbol of the vibrant city's resilience. Look into how culture has shaped Liverpool, and been shaped by it in turn, and find out why it was named the European Capital of Culture in 2008. Go to Chinatown to see the largest Chinese arch in Europe at 13.5 meters tall. Encounter other fine examples of civic and private architecture that define Liverpool’s dynamism. Venture down some of the city's most atmospheric nooks and crannies, and discover hidden treasures along the way. Visit sites where many Hollywood movies have been,and will be, shot as you unravel the story of Liverpool with your guide.

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Liverpool: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

6. Liverpool: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

Explore the top sights in Liverpool with an immersive smartphone app game. Discover the city with location-based riddles. Admire the sights in a unique way. View the columns at the World Museum and the largest cathedral in Britain, Liverpool Cathedral Begin your tour of 10 of the most important attractions of the city by logging into the app. Uncover clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Enjoy using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game. Pause or resume the tour whenever you want. Take in the sights at your own pace. Reveal interesting information and facts about Liverpool. Capture as many pictures as you want. Solve a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction. 

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Liverpool: The Beatles City Exploration Game

7. Liverpool: The Beatles City Exploration Game

Discover Liverpool's fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around the Old Town. Explore this charming city in the United Kingdom by going on a quest with your friends or family. Move from place to place as clues take you around Liverpool. Solve clues to unlock interesting stories about each location. Go at your own pace without the need for a guide or a map. Show up at the starting point, start the app, and get ready for a fun quest that takes you around the major sights of Liverpool.

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Liverpool: Full-Day Beatles Tour

8. Liverpool: Full-Day Beatles Tour

Explore Liverpool on this 5-hour guided Beatles experience. Enjoy a shared 2-hour guided walk, passing Mathew Street and the Cavern Club to the waterfront Beatles statue. Take some free time to buy lunch and souvenirs. Continue to see John's birthplace, the Beatles schools and their local pubs. Hop on for a 2-hour luxury car tour to Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. See the outsides of John, Paul, and Ringo's childhood homes. Back in the city center, visit Hope Street, which won the 2013 Great Urban Street Award and is home to the Beatles' schools and colleges and John Lennon's local pub. 

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Liverpool: Personalized, Private Food Tour with Local Guide

9. Liverpool: Personalized, Private Food Tour with Local Guide

Join your local host for an authentic food crawl around what might be the happiest city you’ve ever visited. Try some proper pub grub with a pint of real ale, a hearty stew, or a classic fish and chips as your passionate, local guide takes you to some of the city’s best food hotspots. The best way to get to know a new city and culture is through its food, and in Liverpool, you’re in for a lot of food. Head to the Baltic Triangle where you’ll find a warehouse-style market that’s a blend of booze, live entertainment, and global street food. Your guide will personalise your experience to your tastes, so you’re sure to find the best grub in the city. If you can squeeze it in, finish up your foodie feast with some hot cookie dough or sweet Chinese pancakes before heading to one of the many pubs, bars or breweries.

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Liverpool: Book a Local Host

10. Liverpool: Book a Local Host

Book this meet-up and the local tour operator team will contact you within 24-hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with a like-minded local Liverpudlian. He or she who will become your local host. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers, they will put together a itinerary just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your local host in the most convenient place for you. During the meet-up, if you feel would like changing direction, or your host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss changes to the itinerary with you. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Liverpool that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser-known to the crowd but beloved by locals. The day revolves around your wishes, so enjoy your private meet-up and itinerary and let your local show you the Liverpool you will love.

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What people are saying about Liverpool

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 204 reviews

This was one of the best sightseeing tours we have been on…and we’ve been on a few big city ones one the past 20 years or so….Chris the tour guide was just unstoppable in his Beatles/Liverpool knowledge, telling his fascinating tales, his brilliant humour….AND musical talents! (what a singer and banjo player!). We don’t want to miss out “Tone” (Tony!) too….he drove us around the city and outskirts brilliantly. Thank you so much for a trip we will remember for years to come….worth every penny! From the cheeky chappy geordie, his wife (who talked to you about her Liverpool college days!) and their daughter!

Great value for money, a must for a trip to Liverpool. Tour guide Chris was spot on, can’t fault him or the driver.

Outstanding guide, lovely city and we travelled at the right pace to get the best experience.

Such good fun… Ann the driver and tour guides are so friendly, knowledgeable and very funny

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