Welcome to Liverpool

Few English cities are as shackled by reputation as Liverpool, and none has worked so hard to outgrow the clichés that for so long have been used to define it.A hardscrabble town with a reputation for wit and an obsessive love of football, Liverpool also has an impressive cultural heritage: it has more listed buildings than any other city outside London, its galleries and museums are among the best in the country,... Read More

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$20.78 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Beatles Story Experience

Formed in Liverpool in 1960, the Beatles became one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of all time. As testament to their success, they gained a devoted fan base around the world, and the Beatles Story Experience was later created to satisfy the Beatlemania that still grips Liverpool to this day.The attraction was initially based at Liverpool's Albert Dock (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and housed a large exhibition of exciting Beatles memorabilia for fans to see. It quickly proved so popular that a second Beatles Story Experience site was developed at Pier Head, a short walk away from the Albert Dock.Both sites are included in your ticket price. While you can start your Beatles Story Experience at either location, it's recommended that you start at the Albert Dock site to experience the history of the Beatles first. Listen to an audio guide, narrated by John Lennon's sister, as you take your own magical mystery tour around the exhibition! The Albert Dock site also includes an interactive Discovery Zone, and a 60s-themed Starbucks Coffeehouse. It's perfect for a spot of relaxation before heading over to the second site.The Pier Head site houses the impressive Fab4D experience, with plenty of Beatles music, 3D animation and 4D special effects. Further world-class exhibitions are based there, alongside a souvenir shop which stocks the largest selection of official Beatles merchandise in the world.

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Beatles and Liverpool Rail Day Trip from London

Your day starts with a relaxing train journey to the historic city of Liverpool, European Capital of Culture in 2008. Arriving at Liverpool Lime Street, you'll have time to explore this Victorian city, perhaps taking a stroll along the stunningly refurbished Albert Dock Complex housing the Merseyside Maritime Museum and Tate Liverpool art gallery.Your tour includes entry to the Beatles Story, where you can re-live the Fab Four's meteoric rise to fame. Your visit takes you from the cobbles of Matthew Street and the Cavern, through the hysteria of Beatlemania to the final live performance on the Apple rooftop and beyond!The Cavern Quarter is a vibrant city center area and the focus of Beatle history. There's the famous Cavern Club, where the lads played 292 times, and the pubs where they drank during the early 1960s.Options for lunch in Liverpool are many and varied, with top-quality bars, restaurants and cafes in the city center.In the afternoon your Magical Mystery Tour is waiting to take you away! This two-hour tour takes you round all the landmarks in the lives of the Fab Four, including their homes, schools and birthplaces, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and many other significant spots.

$11.72 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing way to see Liverpool or you want a full day of family-friendly attractions, the Mersey River Explorer Cruise with optional upgrades is your ticket to Liverpool fun. The standard Mersey River Explorer Cruise lasts a leisurely 50-minutes, with scheduled stops at Seacombe and Birkenhead Woodside ports. Enjoy the cruise as a hop-on hop-off tour to see what interests you most - simply hop off when you want, and re-board the boat when you're ready to continue to the next stop.While taking in views of Liverpool's riverside architecture and wildlife, you can listen to entertaining audio commentary about the River Mersey's fascinating maritime history. Hear tales of smuggling, music and war - three diverse influences that have touched this friendly city over the years and given it a unique charm.Make a full day of it by upgrading your hop-on hop-off cruise to include tickets to the Spaceport attraction at Seacombe. This family-friendly exhibition covers the subject of space travel with various themed galleries, interactive exhibits and audio-visual experiences. Highlights include a "Wallace and Gromit in Space" feature - a themed display that showcases the popular main characters from the British animated short films. Alternatively, you can choose to include entrance to the U-Boat story attraction at Birkenhead Woodside. Featuring a German submarine from WWII, the U-Boat Story offers an insight into life as a submariner during the wartime years.Purchase entrance to either attraction with your Mersey River Explorer Cruise tickets, or upgrade to the All-Inclusive option, which includes both attractions, for an adventurous day out that the whole family will enjoy!

$27.35 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Liverpool Combination Ticket: River Cruise, Open-Top Bus City Tour and Cathedral Tower Tour

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to sailing to redeem your ticket as the ferry departs on the hour between 10am – 4pm.On board this 50-minute river cruise, visitors will discover the well-loved legacy of Liverpool and the river Mersey, with its musical and maritime history. From The Beatles performing on the Riverboat Shuffle cruises in the early 1960s to tales of smuggling, this ferry carries a cargo of memories. Just sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary, wonder at the wildlife and absorb the heritage.Departing hourly the 50-minute river experience sails from Liverpool, Pier Head, calling at Seacombe and Woodside, Wirral and then returning to Liverpool Pier Head. The cruise features fantastic commentary, a choice of cruise fact sheets in French, German, Spanish, Italian & Japanese and a route highlighting the Liverpool waterfront a UNESCO world heritage site. Your ticket also includes free entry to the U-boat Story that allows you to view the amazing life on board a real World War II German U-boat at Woodside ferry terminal.Discover the on-board zones and interpretation panels, listen to fascinating commentary and take a picture of the world famous skyline.When you arrive back at Liverpool Pier Head, the City Explorer open top bus tour will be there at Pier Head to continue your journey. The City Explorer brings the best of Liverpool to you. Visit iconic places of interest and learn about the city’s culture and history with a live guide on every bus. The bus will be calling at: Albert Dock Liverpool Pier Head – Unesco world heritage waterfront Mathew Street – Home of the famous Cavern Club Walker Art Gallery & St Georges Hall, Metropolitan Cathedral Then hop off at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The Cathedral Tower is accessible by two consecutive lifts followed by 108 stairs; the panoramic views of the city are amazing! Once you've had a good look around the Cathedral hop back onto the open top bus tour again, now calling at: St Luke's bombed out church China Town – Chinese arch Cains Brewery Liverpool Marina & Echo Arena & Conference Halls  There really is no better way to discover the city than with the Liverpool Experience.

$20.19 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Liverpool Do The Double: River Cruise and Open Top City Sightseeing Bus Tour Combination Ticket

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to sailing to redeem your ticket as the ferry departs on the hour between 10am – 4pm.On board this 50-minute river cruise, visitors will discover the well-loved legacy of Liverpool and the river Mersey, with its musical and maritime history. From The Beatles performing on the Riverboat Shuffle cruises in the early 1960s to tales of smuggling, this ferry carries a cargo of memories. Just sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary, wonder at the wildlife and absorb the heritage.Departing hourly the 50-minute river experience sails from Liverpool, Pier Head, calling at Seacombe and Woodside, Wirral and then returning to Liverpool Pier Head. The cruise features fantastic commentary, a choice of cruise fact sheets in French, German, Spanish, Italian & Japanese and a route highlighting the Liverpool waterfront a UNESCO world heritage site. Your ticket also includes free entry to the U-boat Story that allows you to view the amazing life on board a real World War II German U-boat at Woodside ferry terminal.Discover the on-board zones and interpretation panels, listen to fascinating commentary and take a picture of the world famous skyline. When you arrive back at Liverpool Pier Head, the City Explorer open top bus tour will be there at Pier Head to continue your journey. The City Explorer brings the best of Liverpool to you. Visit iconic places of interest and learn about the city’s culture and history with a live guide on every bus, which will be calling at: Albert Dock Liverpool Pier Head – Unesco world heritage waterfront Mathew Street – Home of the famous Cavern Club Walker Art Gallery & St Georges Hall Metropolitan & Anglican Cathedrals The Philharmonic Hall & Pub St Luke's bombed out church China Town – Chinese arch Cains Brewery Liverpool Marina & Echo Arena & Conference Halls 

$18.24 Cultural & Theme Tours

Liverpool Ghost Walking Tour

When the sky grows dark and the street lamps flicker on, find your own way to the prearranged meeting point on Liverpool’s famous Hope Street. Make contact with your informative guides, and then prepare yourself for a terrifying tour of the city’s spookiest sights.Huddle close to the rest of your group as you take your first tentative steps into Liverpool’s dark past. With your guides leading the way, leave behind the hustle and bustle of the main drag and head toward Rodney Street. With more than 40 reported ghost sightings, it is one of the most haunted streets in northern England.As you walk, listen to the spine-chilling tales of the restless spirits who are said to roam the area after dark. Learn about ‘Lantern Jaw,’ the ghost of a man with a huge, square jaw who wears a flowing opera cloak and a top hat, and stay on the lookout for the ghost of Polly, a tragic woman in white who is said to haunt the former nurses’ home.At St Andrew’s Cemetery, uncover the mystery behind the pyramid that is believed to contain the remains of William Mackenzie, a Victorian man who is said to have lost his soul to the Devil during a game of poker.Finally, steel yourself as you enter the grounds of the Anglican Cathedral. The country's largest cathedral, it is also the final resting place of some 58,000 bodies. Hear more of the city’s hidden histories, and be sure to keep your wits about you — you never know what you might see.After roughly 1.5 hours, your tour concludes outside the cathedral.