You may have experienced Liverpool with your ears in the past, but now it is time to add sights and smells to the sensory palate. Here is our roundup of the best tours available in Liverpool.
Back in the 1960s, Liverpool ushered in a cultural revolution felt around the world. Today it is possible to take a tour through that proud history. Our list takes into account past customer reviews, tour content and value for money.
THE BEATLES BIKE TOUR
FROM: £25/per person
For the devout Beatles fans who also want to add a little exercise to their travel, this 3.5 hour bike tour is perfect. Starting off in the city centre, the bike tour weaves through Liverpool passing by some of the most influential places that featured in the lives of the Fab Four. From the childhood homes of Paul and John to Strawberry Fields, this 16 mile (26km) ride will bring you closer to the early lives of the great musicians. Bike and helmet hire are included in the price.
ALTERNATIVE WALKING TOUR
From £11/ per person
Tired of the standard tourist walking tours? Fancy something a little bit different? The alternative walking tour pays a visit to sights in the city that are often bypassed. The tour focuses a great deal on the hidden art and alternative shopping areas of the city. The group size on these family friendly tours is kept reasonably low. Tours last approximately two hours.
MERSEY RIVER EXPLORER CRUISE
From £10/ per person
The River Mersey is a famous feature of the city, and a ferry ‘cross it has been a must since Gerry and the Pacemakers released their hit ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’ in 1965. Guests can choose from a standard hop-on, hop-off ferry option that travels along the river stopping at three main ports, and passing sights like Albert Dock and the Liver Building. Other ticket options include combined museum and ferry passes.
LIVERPOOL GHOST WALKING TOUR
From £14/ per person
For enthusiasts of the paranormal, historic Liverpool is no stranger to ghost stories and twisted tales. The night tour lasts 1.5 hours and guides lead hapless guests down Rodney Street – purportedly the most haunted in Northern England with over 40 ghost sightings – towards St. Andrew’s Cemetery and finally the Anglican cathedral, under which are buried more than 50,000 bodies.
THE BEATLES STORY EXPERIENCE
From £14.95/ per person
It would not be a trip to Liverpool without an exploration of Beatles lore, and this is another great option. The Beatles Story Experience is spread across two sites: one at Albert Dock and one at Pier Head. A shuttle between the two is provided free of charge and entry to both is included in the price. The museums explore the life and music of the Beatles, with rare memorabilia on show.