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Liverpool Highlights Tour

Home of the Beatles and much more
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  • 3 Hours
  • Private Tour
  • Perfect for children
  • Fun quiz available

Join us for this half-day tour of Liverpool, a beautiful city where plentiful history is surrounded by modern culture and sport. Let’s explore the city centre together and hear about some of the famous residents, past and present. Follow your private guide through the streets that scream the name of the worlds most famous pop group, The Beatles.  Sports fans won’t be disappointed either, with a stop at the shop of one of football biggest clubs. Our tour winds its way around the City taking in the highlights, ending in the dock area. Just imagine a few hundred years ago many thousands of Europeans boarding ships bound for the New World.  Today you will probably spot one of the many cruise liners dropping off passengers to enjoy this fantastic city!

St George’s Plateau by Cenotaph

Our tour starts at the Plateau, where we take a moment to pause and remember those who lost their lives in both World Wars.  The main part of the memorial is the Cenotaph or empty tomb, built in 1930 to commemorate WW1 it later became a memorial to WW2 as well.  The panels around the memorial depict images from troops marching, to mourners laying wreaths.

St George’s Hall and St John’s Gardens

We are surrounded by history wherever we look in this large, impressive area. Starting with St George’s Hall, a beautiful structure from the 19th century. When commissioned it was required to accommodate 1000 people for a concert or lecture with separate space for smaller meetings. Costs were estimated at £35,000, they spiralled £300,000, a huge amount for the time. The hall was restored in 2007, to the beautiful structure you see today, it was reopened by Prince Charles.

St John’s Gardens

We are now surrounded by calming green space, however, the gardens haven’t been here that long, only since the start of the 20th century. Prior to that, this area was, amongst other things, an industrial zone with lime kilns, an asylum and a cemetery.  Your guide will show you some of the many statues and monuments and share stories about the past roles of the area.

Central Library

You are now standing on the site of the first subscription library in England.  Over the years it has seen a lot of change, today the site is shared by both the library and a museum, welcoming thousands of visitors each year. Don’t be fooled by the Neoclassical facade, walk-in and be amazed by the modern open-plan interiors.  Follow your guide up to the terrace to enjoy spectacular views of the city.

Waterloo memorial

Look up to see the statue of Arthur Wellesley.  Not a name you might know, how about his title, The Duke of Wellington. After winning the battle of Waterloo his position was cemented as a national hero, with his name given to many buildings, memorials and attractions.

Queen Victoria Equestrian statue

We can stop now to admire this beautiful piece of art, whilst your guide fills you in on some of the quirky details of Queen Victoria’s life.

Hillsborough memorial

This uniquely shaped structure is a memorial to the disaster at Hillsborough football stadium in the late 1980s. Nearly one hundred people died and many others were injured during human crush in the overcrowded stadium. This was the worst sporting disaster in the UK and is memorialised across the city.

Eleanor Rigby

We arrive now at our first connection with the Beatles.  Find out about Eleanor Rigby and the inspiration for one of Lennon-McCartney’s most famous songs.   

Mathew Street plus the Cavern Club (£2.50)

Arguably the most famous street in Liverpool, it’s crammed full of pubs and bars.  The Beatles were regulars in several clubs here, but famously The Cavern is recognised as their birthplace. Let’s go and peek inside, it’s not hard to imagine The Beatles on stage performing one of their hits.  The Cavern has also played host to The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Queen to name just a few. There is plenty of opportunity to take photos with a statue of John Lennon or Cilla Black.

Castle Street

One of the seven original streets in Liverpool, Castle Street has been included on maps since the 13th century. It’s home to the stunning Townhall and also the Sanctuary Stone. We know the stone served to mark the area of the medieval market place, but your guide will share some of the more unusual stories about this volcanic rock.

Water Street

Water Street is the main road heading from the River Mersey towards the Tower of Liverpool, which was used as a prison for debtors and criminals. Unfortunately, the old Tower was demolished in the early 20th century, the replacement we see before us houses apartments and retail units, instead of criminals.

Blitz memorial

Liverpool suffered terribly during the Blitz period of bombing during WW2, the docks and their ships making it the most valuable target outside of London.  This memorial shows us the civilian side of the conflict, we see a mother trying to persuade her child to stop playing and run to the shelter to hide from air raids. Around 4000 civilians lost their lives in the city during WW2.

Pier Head

Here we have The Three Graces, three iconic buildings that represent Liverpool in guidebooks and on postcards, built as a sign of international prestige.  Each of the buildings has been used by shipping businesses in the past, but now they offer stunning venues for events and exhibitions.  Explore the area and let your guide point out several interesting statues such as Superlambanana.

The Docks

This area was built in mid the 19th century, in a modern style for the period, with cast iron, bricks and stone. In 2018 the dock was granted a Royal Charter and we are now standing in Royal Albert Dock. Most of the buildings were used as storage, for goods shipped from all over the world. It’s a multi-purpose space now as well as a heritage site. Follow your guide to find one more Beatles connection, Let it bean. Let’s leave it at that!

Liverpool One Shopping area

We finish our tour at this bustling shopping centre, where you can have a bit of retail therapy and find a comfortable place for a drink and something to eat.  Your guide will happily suggest ideas for the rest of your stay.

Liverpool Highlights Tour

  • St John's Gardens
  • Central Library
  • Mathew Street
  • The Cavern Club
  • The Three Graces
  • The Docks

Pricing

The price for your group is £343

Departure Point

St George’s Hall

St George’s Pl, Liverpool L1 1JJ

Departure Time

Mon – Sun 10:00am, 2:00pm

Directions

Your Guide will meet you at outside St George’s Hall, next to the Cenotaph War Memorial. Your Guide will be holding a sign showing the lead customer name.

Why should you book a tour with our Blue Badge Guides?

  • All of our Guides are Blue Badge holders, this is Britain’s highest professional tourist-guiding qualification, they are the only external guides able to show you around the most famous attractions.
  • Blue Badge guides are carefully selected for an intensive 2 year course culminating in an extensive series of exams in all aspects of History, Art, Architecture, Contemporary Britain and much more
  • Your time on holiday is precious, let our expert team make it memorable for all the right reasons
  • We pride ourselves on being able to tailor tours to your interest, our guides strive to bring your tour to life, making it enjoyable for all ages

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sknipfel
sknipfel
2020-01-04
Fantastic! Marina was superb. I took this tour with my husband and three sons (20,18.17). Loved that we had a small group and could ask questions. Note this tours doesn't include skip the line tickets. We ended up seeing the crown jewels at the end of the day to avoid the ridiculously long line.
kimberlyk615G
kimberlyk615G
2020-01-03
Best Tour of London Tower Denisa gave us an amazing tour of London Tower. She was knowledgeable and provided a wonderfully historical tour, holding the attention of a 14 and 15 year old. Denisa is top notch. Try and secure her when you book any tour! Loved hearing about the history of the ravens and, of course, the palace intrigue.
shannonsmoyer
shannonsmoyer
2019-07-24
Great Tour! Sarah was amazing and gave us a great introduction to York! We only had a few days to spend there and this was a wonderful way to make a list of the places we wanted to visit. Highly recommend!
E C
E C
2019-07-07
Private tour Our tour guide Marina was wonderful! She did a great job keeping our 13 year olds engaged the whole time. We all learned a lot and had a great afternoon!
C C
C C
2019-03-31
Wonderful Tour! Kids learned so much! I have never had a tour in a museum before, but wow. I will definitely do it again! Our guide explained the history and folklore behind the paintings. It was like a friend taking you to her favorite places. Our children age 9 and 11 were able to remember what paintings we saw and why they were important. 10/10 would definitely recommend!
gigibites
gigibites
2019-03-31
LOVE Denisa! We had a group with 6 kids and she was absolutely incredible! Very informative and extremely engaging with the children! We did a trip to Paris with a “children specialist” tour and she was just as good if not better!! It felt like we were hanging out with a local friend from the first minute we met her. We recommend her highly and we hope to book again with her in the future!
87joyk
87joyk
2019-03-27
Private walking tour of London and private tour of Tower of London Our family of four took two tours on two different days with Denisa. We took a walking tour of London as well as a tour of the Tower of London. We found her to be extremely friendly and knowledgeable. She had a wealth of information about everything that she showed us. She even knew smal details like the names of the ravens at the Tower! We would highly recommend any tour with Denisa!
M G
M G
2016-08-08
Wonderful walk around... We had a great day with Denisa - we are a family with two relatively small children and we saw a lot of this wonderful city (Westminster, St. Pauls, Tower etc.). Everything was well prepared and with all this specific knowledge it is much easier to get around - very quick and to the point. Denisa knows a lot of the background and she made it very targeted to the kids. She gave us a few great tips on restaurants and other things to see by ourselves. Very recommendable !
Romingscots
Romingscots
2016-08-01
Brilliant London Visit Living at the other end of the country we don't visit too often, or know London very well, but Denisa made lots of very useful and practical suggestions and made sure that we fitted in everything that we were looking for. Her knowledge of the City is excellent, whether it is of the tourist haunts, the historical areas or shopping and eating. She even helped direct us to a great area to stay when visiting the City, which was handy for everything we wanted to do. On top of all that the 2 hour tour we did with her showed us St Paul's and beyond, including the Tower, an area we hadn't really seen before. Lots of information and a good pace with a friendly and very flexible approach. We would not hesitate in recommending her for anyone else visiting London, whether they think they know where they would like to go, or have no idea and we will be booking Denisa again for future visits. First class.
chrism12345342
chrism12345342
2016-08-01
Tour of London I booked a tour with Denisa for my partner and I on a short trip to London. It is clear that she really knows a lot about many different historical and cultural aspects of the city. We spent 2 hours in the National Gallery looking at a number of paintings and were given a comprehensive tour of the highlights. Denisa also gave us a walking tour round some of the sights of the city. She was more than happy to adapt her tour to our interests and the small amount of time we had. Would highly recommend her for your trip to London.