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Liverpool: Liverpool Football Club Museum and Stadium Tour

1. Liverpool: Liverpool Football Club Museum and Stadium Tour

Explore Anfield Stadium and learn the history of Liverpool FC at the interactive museum. Visit exclusive areas, including the Player’s Tunnel and Dressing Rooms, with live guides and audio guides on hand. Start your tour in the 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 an 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.

Liverpool: Sightseeing River Cruise on the Mersey River

2. Liverpool: Sightseeing River Cruise on the Mersey River

Step back in time as you hear about the Beatles and Mersey Ferries on this river cruise in Liverpool. Discover Liverpool’s iconic waterfront from the deck of a legendary Mersey Ferry. Hop aboard the ferry at Liverpool Pier Head and begin your water adventure. Have the option to purchase some delicious refreshments while you admire the city from the water. Listen to commentary as your guide points out sights Sail past the cast iron, brick and stone buildings at the Royal Albert Dock. Take in views of the architectural ensemble of the 1900-era 3 Graces which includes a stunning Gothic-style skyscraper. Hear about the Beatles performing on the Riverboat Shuffle cruises in the early 1960s to tales of smuggling, Mersey Ferries carry a cargo of memories. Find out how they are connected to the Mersey Ferries. Sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary and absorb the heritage.

Old Trafford: Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour

3. Old Trafford: Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour

Connect with sport's history with this tour of the Manchester United Museum and the Old Trafford Stadium. 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. Visit the museum to see fascinating club memorabilia and interactive exhibits. Experience the thrill of strolling through the players’ tunnel towards the pitch. Sit in the dugout and try planning your game tactics as Sir Alex Ferguson did for many years. See the press room where the manager makes his statement after each home gam. Visit the VIP room that has hosted big names over the years, including celebrities and many former players. Receive a personalized certificate to commemorate your visit to Old Trafford.

Skipton: 1-Hour Canal Cruise

4. Skipton: 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Welcome aboard the best 60 minutes of historic escapism you can find in Skipton. Enjoy a lively canal trip that proves you don't have to let planning or nasty weather get in the way of a good time. Keep your camera ready to capture the picturesque countryside scenery.  Your guide for the canal tour is award-winning comedian Dave Spikey of “Phoenix Nights” and “8 out of 10 Cats” fame. With his characteristic Northern patter, Dave takes you on a whistle-stop tour of Skipton and shares canal history that’s refreshingly different from your average commentary. Above the jokes and laughter, hear points of interest and fascinating stories of how the Leeds and Liverpool Canal delivered the lifeblood of the Industrial Revolution through Yorkshire. Food and drink are available onboard too for a fun twist on your lunchtime break.

Liverpool: The Beatles Story Ticket

5. 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 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.

Etihad Stadium: Manchester City Stadium and Museum Tour

6. Etihad Stadium: Manchester City Stadium and Museum Tour

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite players on this behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Etihad Stadium. Take a look at the state-of-the-art new player facilities of the revamped stadium and club. From arrival to pre-match preparations, and from the big match to their post-match media obligations, gain a true understanding of the journey that players take on a match day. Follow your guide who will bring each corner of the stadium 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.

Liverpool: City and Beatles Tour with Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

7. Liverpool: City and Beatles Tour with Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

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.

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 at the wharf, 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.

Liverpool: Beatles Magical Mystery Bus Tour

9. Liverpool: Beatles Magical Mystery Bus Tour

Immerse yourself in the sights of Liverpool through the eyes of The Beatles on a guided bus tour. Explore the places that inspired songs such as Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields and finish at the iconic Cavern Club, where you can while away the evening with entry included. Start your tour at Albert Dock at the meeting point in Anchor Courtyard, then board the colorful Magical Mystery Tour coach for an unforgettable tour. See the Beatles' childhood homes, schools, and colleges, and get up close to places that inspired some of their most memorable songs – Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. You’ll be kept entertained along the way by a professional Beatles guide and some Fab Four tunes. As you travel around Liverpool city center and its outskirts, many more Beatles locations will be pointed out. The Magical Mystery Tour is the only Beatles tour that finishes at the legendary Cavern Club. Tour tickets also include free general admission to the Cavern in the evening of your tour date (excluding admission to ticketed shows).

Blackpool BIG Ticket: 6-Attraction Pass

10. Blackpool BIG Ticket: 6-Attraction Pass

Start your journey from the heights of The Blackpool Tower Eye with its breathtaking SkyWalk, 4D cinema, and stylish Bar 380, taking in the views of the North West at 380 feet. Then, explore the ocean depths at SEA LIFE Blackpool, with over 2,500 creatures including tropical sharks, beautiful starfish, rays, and seahorses. Continue to the famous fun world of Madame Tussauds Blackpool, bursting through the ages of vintage Marvel comic strips and coming face to face with Thor.  Travel down Blackpool’s promenade to brave The Blackpool Tower Dungeon and learn about the 1,000 years of murky history on a unique one-hour thrill-filled journey. Finally, return to the iconic Blackpool Tower and take a spin on the dance floor of the stylish Blackpool Tower Ballroom and visit the infamous Blackpool Tower Circus to witness jaw-dropping stunts from amazing acrobats.

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Shelly was an incredible tour guide! We had an amazing day seeing gorgeous sights and experiencing history - I feel like I learned a lot about Wales whilst being able to enjoy a stress free day due to the wonderfully scheduled day. Would absolutely recommend this tour!

This tour was by far my favorite. Lake district is really a place to behold, views were magnificent. We will definitely come back here for sure, plus Shelly our tour guide was an amazing storyteller and really know her stuff.

We had an awesome day during this trip. The views were incredible. Frank our tour guide was full of enthusiam which made more the tour enjoyable.

Sat 21st Jan - Knowledgeable and interesting tour. Guides know there stuff, and work well together. Would highly recommend.

Brilliant On the Mersey , Great Communication telling you all about the history