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Liverpool: The Beatles Story Ticket

1. 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.

Liverpool: Beatles Magical Mystery Bus Tour

2. 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).

Manchester: National Football Museum Admission Ticket

3. Manchester: National Football Museum Admission Ticket

Your ticket includes admission to all four floors of the museum. On the ground floor, have your photo taken with our FA Cup and Premier League trophies and enjoy the latest pop-up art exhibition. Level 1 is where you'll discover the must-see memorabilia — look out for the trophy won by England in 1966. You'll also uncover some fascinating history, like in England on the World Stage, which looks at the ups and downs of the England team. Level 1 is also the meeting point for guided tours. On Level 2, you'll find all the interactive challenges including Penalty Shootout. Temporary exhibitions on Level 3 change twice a year and take an in-depth look at soccer through art, photography, and technology.

Blackpool BIG Ticket: 6-Attraction Pass

4. 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.

Blackpool: Madame Tussauds Entry Ticket

5. Blackpool: Madame Tussauds Entry Ticket

Burst through the pages of vintage Marvel comic strips and step right into the action with the brand new Marvel Super Heroes area. Find out if you are as strong as the Hulk, or as mighty as Thor. Lift off with Iron Man, swing by Spiderman and meet Rocket and Groot.  Families can meet the thirteenth Doctor Who and use the doctor’s powerful Sonic Screwdriver. Wander through the dark forest to unveil the Tardis. Meet the sporting heroes at the Sporting Heroes Academy.  Get a selfie with Ariana Grande in the music zone or explore the solar system with much-loved scientist Professor Brian Cox. Why not stop off for a drink in the Rovers Return with some of Coronation Street’s greats, including Jack and Vera Duckworth and glamorous barmaid Michelle Connor. See all of these characters and more at Madame Tussauds.

Liverpool Beatles Museum Ticket

6. Liverpool Beatles Museum Ticket

Experience the Liverpool Beatles Museum which is home to one of the largest Beatles collections in the world, featuring over 1000 never before seen authentic items across three floors. Enjoy a new perspective on the greatest rock and roll band of all time. The Grade II listed building is situated in the heart of Liverpool on the world-famous Mathew Street, only yards away from the iconic Cavern Club. Visit the museum and embark on a journey through the early days in Liverpool and Hamburg, their rise to worldwide fame, and their innovative studio years. See original guitars and drums from the band’s Hamburg days, John Lennon's Sgt Pepper medals, the white cello from Magical Mystery Tour, Paul McCartney’s bass amp, and more at the Liverpool Beatles Museum. Explore hundreds of other personal items, including never before seen letters, exclusive interviews with the band members, and previously unseen footage of the Beatles at this one-of-a-kind museum.

Chester: Sick to Death Museum Ticket

7. Chester: Sick to Death Museum Ticket

Explore Sick To Death - a brand new history of medicine attraction in Chester. It offers a playground of plague with a smatter of blood-splatter and a chance to poke into the history of medicine in a fun, interactive & unique learning experience. Prepare yourselves for bad smells, gross gore, a bit of magic and a lot of science and discovery. Meet the Grim Reaper and Asclepius, the ancient Greek God of medicine as they guide you through the weird and wonderful history of medicine. Explore the pestilence-ridden “Diagnosis Alley”, taking care to avoid the deadly diseases which lurk on every surface. Find the reason why autopsies were so important to furthering our understanding of the human body and maybe try performing one yourself, and much more.

Liverpool: Western Approaches WWII Museum Ticket

8. Liverpool: Western Approaches WWII Museum Ticket

Explore Western Approaches HQ, which was a top-secret bunker vital to the war effort during WWII. Explore the labyrinth of rooms where over 300 people secretly worked during the war years. Walk through hidden rooms and discover how operations in the bunker protected the tactics of the British Armed Forces on the Western Approaches. See the documents and tools which were used to monitor enemy convoys, and subsequently, inform the British government. Discover one of only two surviving wartime phones which had a direct connection to the London War Cabinet. See where Commanders, the Women's Royal Naval Service, and Women's Auxiliary Air Force personnel worked day and night in the Operations Room. Learn how they monitored convoy routes and vital shipping lines, pin-pointing enemy locations on a huge map wall. Discover a recreated war-torn street with shops, a pub and even an unexploded bomb, to get a sense of how life was for citizens during the war.

From Manchester: Lake District and Windermere

9. From Manchester: Lake District and Windermere

Depart from Manchester in the morning and head straight for the lovely Lake District. Stop first at Bowness, situated on the shores of Lake Windermere. Take some free time to stroll along the lake, opt for a scenic cruise, or wander around the town and admire the sublime views.  Travel around the southern tip of Windermere toward Coniston Water. Take in views of this lake before arriving in the picturesque village of Hawkshead. This is where poet William Wordsworth attended grammar school.  After exploring the quaint village, take the narrow country roads north towards Grasmere, a place Wordsworth described as "the loveliest spot that man hath found."  There's free time to visit Wordsworth's Dove Cottage, taste the legendary gingerbread, or enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden by the River Rothy.  We then take in spectacular views of Ullswater Lake as we head along country roads to its southern shores before returning to Manchester in the early evening.

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. You can also get involved. You can learn a musical instrument with the best music equipment available, from drum kits to keyboards, and dance the decades in our dance 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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The Beatles Story was full of interesting stories and information that we didn't know before. If it is crowded, start listening to the audio before you get started otherwise the beginning of the audio tour becomes rushed. There's a lot to listen to and see and it's a little difficult to keep up with the audio. Once you get the hang of it, it becomes easier and the crowds thin as you go along. Be sure and take a seat when you can and just take it all in. It is definitely worth your time to come in, be nostalgic and enjoy this tour!

This two hour tour flew by so quickly! The bus was warm and comfortable. Our driver, Ross, was so good navigating the streets of Liverpool. It was so much fun to hear the stories and information that Neil told us. We visited Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, saw the graveyard that Eleanor Rigby was buried in and visited the homes of all of the Beatles. It was definitely magical! Something we will remember fondly for the rest of our lives.

This is a must see in Liverpool if you are a Beatles. The audio guide is super informative and helpful. Lots of interesting background facts and comments from everyone in the band as well as the fifth Beatle ,Sir George Martin. Exhibits and photos were great too.

Nice end central location, well organized, and a broad explanation of the Beatles story.

Loved our Beatles tour and our guide was very knowledgeable and kind.