8 Of The Best Tours In Liverpool, England - Updated 2022

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Many know Liverpool for its Premier League football clubs and Beatles, but where exactly is Liverpool? Liverpool is a city in northwest England. A train ride from London will take you about two hours. If you are traveling in the UK from London, go over to Liverpool and visit the city’s music history, attractions, and TV series’ filming locations. These tours bring out the best of Liverpool.

1. Liverpool combination ticket: River cruise, open-top bus city tour and cathedral tower tour (from 27.25 USD)

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Liverpool can be explored on land, on sea, and from above. This tour gets you on to the River Explorer cruise, hop-on hop-off bus, and up to the cathedral tower to see the city from different views and angles. You will enter U-Boat Story Museum and pass by many landmarks such as Albert Dock, Cavern Club, Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral and the Cathedral tower. It is a good way to begin your Liverpool expedition without football!

Liverpool combination ticket: River cruise, open-top bus city tour and cathedral tower tour

Price: from 27.25 USD

Duration: Flexible


2. hour Beatles bike tour in Liverpool (from 32.44 USD)

If you prefer not to walk, a bike tour is an ideal alternative! This 3.5-hour guided bike tour takes you to experience ‘A Day in the Life’ of The Beatles around Liverpool, including attractions such as the Fab Four’s home city, Penny Lane, Strawberry Field and much more. Your journey will be accompanied by no more than 10 other travelers. You may see, ask, ride and explore all that you like.

3.5-hour Beatles bike tour in Liverpool

Price: from 32.44 USD

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)


3. The dark side of Liverpool: 1.5-hour ghost history tour (from USD 19.86)

This 1.5-hour ghost history tour will give you goosebumps at every turn of the streets. Listen to the live commentary on the tales of the black plague and other Liverpool’s famous ghost stories as you pass by the eerie streets and cathedrals; from Hope Street to Everyman Theatre, down to the Rodney Street Conservation Area and the Gothic Anglican Cathedral Cemetery, you will experience the dark side of Liverpool. To sooth your goosebumps, let the tour guide take you to the Belvedere pub for the Liverpool Gin before the tour ends.

The Dark Side of Liverpool: 1.5-Hour Ghost History Tour

Duration: 1.5 hour

122 reviews

4. Book a Liverpool Blue Badge Tour Guide (from 189.11 USD (per group up to 48))

Blue badge tour guide
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Engage the Blue Badge Tour Guide when you visit Liverpool, it will save you a lot of time and effort in planning. With their professional advice, you will discover what made Liverpool the most vibrant UK city outside London. A private tour is possible to arrange with your choice of itinerary. Liverpool Blue Badge Tour Guides are one of the most prestigious groups of guides and have been vigorously examined by the Institute of Tourist Guiding.

Your tour will surely include lots of Beatles connections in the City; you will see fabulous waterfront statues of the Beatles and other Liverpool musicians, Port of Liverpool Buildings and the Albert Docks. The rest of the day you might visit the cathedrals, Georgian Quarter or the William Brown Street area, the museums and galleries and Victorian Round Reading Room.

Book a Liverpool Blue Badge Tour Guide

Price: from 189.11 USD (per group up to 48)

Duration: 1 day (approx.)


5. British music experience: The National Museum of Popular Music admission ticket (from USD 19.0)

Fancy British music? You may visit the National Museum of Popular Music to satisfy your craze. There are eight zones of experience in the Museum where you can learn about the history through the artifacts, interviews, interactives and get your hands on instruments to play music yourself. The music experience it offers is beyond the ordinary. You can trace back in the history of how today’s pop music evolved until today.

British Music Experience Ticket at Museum of Popular Music

Duration: 1 to 2 hours

126 reviews

6. Peaky Blinders full-day filming locations tour in Liverpool (from USD 92.0)

Wasn't expecting to be here today ... Didn't see The Peaky Blinders, just Luann, Steve, The Boss and Phil from Fab 4 Tours!

Posted by Paul Taylor on Tuesday, 5 July 2016

If you are a fan of the Peaky Blinder TV series, this tour is for you! If not, take this as a history educational tour; Peaky Blinders is a British television crime drama based on the active Peaky Blinders gang in Birmingham, England during the aftermath of WWI. This 8-hour tour will take you to various filming locations in Liverpool of the Peaky Blinders TV series. You will visit 10 actual filming locations including Shelby’s house in Watery Lane, Ada’s House, Tommy’s ‘paradise.’ The tour will take you to some period-dressed rooms that were used to film scenes from the show.

Peaky Blinders Day Tour with Cream Tea at Tommy's Church

Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes

39 reviews

7. Liverpool city tour: In the footsteps of the Beatles (from USD 196.12)

Cavern Quarter
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How fun it is to follow the footsteps of the Beatles in their success journey! Join this tour and you will see the new statue of the Beatles, the Grade II-listed Port of Liverpool Building, Museum of Liverpool, Albert Docks and the 18th-century Liverpool Town Hall, and Mathew Street. You will also see the Eleanor Rigby Statue and a new statue of Cilla Black in the Cavern Quarter, as well as the Cavern Club where the Beatles played 292 times between 1961 and 1963.

Liverpool: Beatles and City Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hour

184 reviews

8. Radio City Tower viewing and gallery admission ticket

View of Royal Liver building from Radio City Tower

Posted by Grace Newman on Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Have a view of Liverpool and Merseyside’s top landmarks from on high. This single-entry open admission pass to the Radio City Tower allows you to go to the top of the 120-meter (400-foot) high iconic Radio Tower. You can enjoy the panoramic views of the city from the high observation deck with a 360-degree viewing terrace. You may also be able to catch the view of North Wales and the Lake District on a clear day.

Skip the Line: St Johns Beacon Viewing Gallery Admission Ticket

Duration: 30 to 60 minutes

10 reviews

Music, history and Liverpool

Being the most vibrant city outside of London, Liverpool is one city that you must not miss! Go for Liverpool’s history, music and culture and you may be surprised by what you will discover. Engage a local professional tour guide for his knowledge about the city, you will enjoy your stay in Liverpool. Of course, you may bring home souvenirs of the famous Football League from Liverpool and perhaps get to see some footballers along the way, who knows?

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