This Liverpool the Beatles and Manchester tour is the blend of British popular music & sports legends as well as life on the sea. Both cities provide the spirit of football, music as well as industry.
Liverpool is a city with its unique attractions, exciting events, world-class sports, outstanding musical cultural legacy, and renowned warm welcome. Liverpool’s culture and heritage is at the very heart of the city with its largest collection of museums and galleries outside the capital.
For Manchester, as you would expect from the first modern, industrial city, Manchester is well known for the warehouses, cotton mills, the viaducts and channels, but it is full of emblems from the Beetham Tower and the Lowry Town Hall in Salford Quays, and the Imperial War Museum North, as well. Let’s explore Britain’s most popular and iconic cities of all time.
Day 1 – Traveling to Liverpool – Beatles Legend Fab Four Tour
Your journey from Central London would take 4.5 hours by coach or 2 hours by fast train to Liverpool whichever is the best option for the size of the party. Welcome to the city of music and football. The growth of Liverpool as a big port corresponded with the city's growth in the Industrial Revolution. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries it was most famous as a port.
No wonder the port was home to the Legendary RMS Titanic, RMS Lusitania, RMS Queen Mary and Olympic RMS register. Liverpool was the home of both the Cunard and White Star line. It is the birthplace of the well-known Beatles rock band. It's also renowned for its Everton F.C soccer teams. Liverpool and F.C. Liverpool. Upon arrival in the city, you will check in to you hotel in Liverpool and refresh for a half hour.
Your first activity is visiting The Beatles Story Museum. The Beatles Story is the world's largest permanent exhibition devoted purely to Beatles' lives and times. The Beatles Story takes its guests on a spectacular journey through The Beatles' lives, times, culture and music, located in the Fab Four home town of Liverpool at the amazing Unesco World Heritage Site on the Albert Dock. You will spend 90 minutes in here to know about almost everything related to our idols, Beatles. This is an absolute shrine for Beatles fans. With all your knowledge, after the museum you will participate in a Legend Fab Four Tour in Liverpool. (Beatles Legend Fab Four Tour does not include interior visits to John Lennon's and Paul McCartney's Childhood Homes. Visiting homes requires separate tour arrangements and valid entrance tickets. Please contact us for more information)
Your Beatles Legend Fab Four Tour is a 2 hour tour dedicated to the Beatle. As they grew up, met and formed the band that would storm the pop world, you will see every place connected with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. You will start your tour from the Albert Dock and your first stop will be Ringo Starr’s childhood home in 10 Admiral Grove. After 10 minutes journey this time you will visit George Harrison’s birthplace in 12 Arnold Grove. It's a small terraced house in a dead-end, with a small alley on the back. In 1931, after their marriage the parents of Harrison, Harold and Louise, moved to the house.
A few minutes later you will see the famous Penny Lane. The Beatles song of this name, released in 1967, made Penny Lane famous of course. On Penny Lane, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met to pick up a bus. They shared their experiences at street level in their bloom of youth and were led to write the song, which was released in ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ album and later on the 'Magical Mystery Tour' album. It is still a vibrant area, with independent companies lying along the road. Even in the same place in this song is a barber's shop. Your next stop is the Church Hall of St. Peter, where the first meeting between John and Paul took place. Here is the story: 6 July 1957 was a key day in modern music history. It was John Lennon 's first meeting with Paul McCartney.
At the Garden Feast of St. Peter's Church, Woolton, the Quarrymen skiffle group played in the afternoon. On a stage behind the church, the performance was held on a field. In the band were Lennon (vocals, guitar), Eric Griffiths (guitar), Colin Hanton (drums), Rod Davies (banjo), Pete Shotton (washboard) and Len Garry (tea chest bass). Time to proceed to the famous Strawberry Fields. (Commemorating the Central Park, NYC). Strawberry Field is a famous landmark for the Beatles in the town. It is a former child's home for the Salvation army in Liverpool Woolton suburb. The house was named after the Beatles single 'Strawberry Fields Forever' written by John Lennon in 1967.
Young Lennon lived near Strawberry Field and enjoyed attending every summer's garden party in the field. Today, fans can see the replica of the world-famous red gate through Strawberry's Field. At the corner of the landmark is a kindergarten house for John Lennon, Mendips, and you will just walk to John Lennon’s Childhood House. A short ride in Allerton town will bring you to Paul McCartney's home at 20 Forthlin Road where he lived between 1955 and 1964. Your Beatles Legend Fab Four tour continues with John, Paul, George and Ringo’s former schools and colleges including the Art College and the Liverpool Institute (LIPA). More Beatles locations are indicated while traveling around the city centre and the outskirts of Liverpool. Now that your day is fully dedicated to Beatles, you will have an optional night activity right after the dinner.
At night, join a live performance at the most famous club in the world, the Cavern Club, which is the cradle of British pop music, where the Beatles formed their musical identity. Cavern Club today is a prosperous holy live music destination and one of the main tourist attractions in Liverpool. The three venues Cavern Club, Cavern Live Lounge and Cavern Pub not only show the Beatles' unbelievable legacy but are also housing the evolving and blossoming bands as well as well professional bands and singers. Just pick a venue to get the true spirit of the Beatles in their shrine. This night is your night in Liverpool.
Day 2 - Liverpool City Tour – Traveling to Manchester
Today’s first visit is to the Merseyside Maritime Museum, a gorgeous story from Liverpool's historic past. Located in the heart of the Albert Dock, it is the ideal place to discover the world-renowned port. Boats, pictures, models for ships, objects of ship wreckage, uniforms. So true, Liverpool's maritime history comes to life in the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Discover the central role of the city as the entrance to the new world.
Titanic and Liverpool: The untold story exhibition is part of the exhibition series Liverpool and the World, part of which is financed by the EU. This fascinating exhibition examines the central role of Liverpool in the Titanic history. Definitely not to be missed!. Just a short walk will take you to Liverpool Cathedral. The largest cathedral and religious building in Britain is Liverpool Cathedral that was founded on St James' Mount in Liverpool and serves as Bishop of Liverpool's Seat, the England Cathedral of the Diocese of Liverpool. It may be called Christ's Cathedral Church or the Risen Christ's Cathedral Church in Liverpool.
After lunch you will head towards Manchester the first modern, industrial city. Your first stop is National Football Museum. You will Immerse yourselves in the cultural and social history of the sport you love with fascinating objects and exhibitions that show how soccer was made a life game. Here in this football shrine you can test your skills from penalty kicks to smart tricks to shooting, commenting and get your hands on some of the top silverware.
England's national soccer museum is the National Football Museum. It is based in the town centre of Manchester Urbis building, which maintains, preserves and shows important football collections of all times. The Manchester National Museum is the largest and best soccer museum in the world. The national celebration of the national game is an essential part of every city visit. The Museum investigates the cultural and social impact of the game, including the Jules Rimet trophy, the World Cup Final ball of 1966 and Diego Maradona's shirt during the famous Hand of God goal of the 1986 WC.
A program of changing exhibitions explores how the growth of games has affected art and culture throughout the world, with visitors of all ages reaching out to the learning and education program. The NFM offers a unique visitor experience for fans and non-fans alike. It has an floor full of fun, interactive exhibits and opportunities for children, big and small, to get their hands (and feet of course). Your next stop in Manchester is Albert Square in the city centre. This cosy public square, dominated by the Manchester City Hall, is also a hub for major public and political events.
The Albert Memorial of Prince Albert, a consort of Queen Victoria, features a few Gothic style monuments. A large number of seasonal events, including the famous Manchester Christmas market, can be found on the square and on its architecture splendour. Your final stop in Manchester is Manchester United’s immaculate stadium Old Trafford. An 80-minute tour awaits you. Here in this tour you will discover the history of the clubs and take the Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour behind the scenes.
The Museum is a historical tour that allows visitors to walk along legendary tracks, call the cloakroom to the players and walk out of the tunnel into the holy turf. During the tour you will be able to sit down and envision the crowd's roar in a match day on the Managing Chair in the Dugout. The Manchester United Red Cafe will provide you with a dough to eat today.
Late in the afternoon, you will leave Manchester to return to London. Your journey will take approximately 3.5 hours and will arrive in the city late in the evening. We hope you enjoyed our tour and hope to meet some other tours offered to our guests by Tourope UK.