It’s time to explore your own city, here’s our guide to being a tourist in Liverpool.
The Beatles’ Tours
Ok, we know it’s obvious but of course we had to start here. The Beatles really helped put Liverpool on the map so here’s your chance to show your appreciation and embrace The Fab Four.
The Magical Mystery Tour Bus
We’ve all seen this colourful bus around Liverpool but how many of us have actually been on it? It’s one of the best Beatles tours you can go on so why don’t you get a ticket to ride?
The Beatles City Explorer
For fans of the Beatles, City Explorer has now launched an all-new bus tour! The Beatles City Explorer offers exciting Beatles tours in Liverpool where you will see famous sights in the band’s history and learn interesting facts from a live tour guide.
The Beatles’ Childhood Homes Tour
Combined visits by minibus tour only to Mendips, the childhood home of John Lennon and 20 Forthlin Road, the former home of the McCartney family. This tour is the only way to get inside the childhood homes of Lennon and McCartney. Lots of other tours will take you to look at the outside but this is the only way to see inside the unique places where John and Paul grew up and the Beatles were born. Book tickets.
The Beatles Story
Journey through The Beatles’ history in this immersive experience where you can hang out at the Casbah Coffee Club, Mathew Street and The Cavern capturing the essence of the swinging 60’s. The Beatles is an award winning attraction and a must for anyone who’s never been. For more information visit www.beatlesstory.com
City Explorer Tour Bus
With the City Explorer tour bus, you can hop on and hop off at the best sightseeing spots throughout the city. From the famous Liverpool waterfront to the ever-growing Cains Brewery Village, here are some of the best stops on the City Explorer tour bus.
Reel Tours – Film Location Walking Tour
Liverpool is the most filmed city in Britain outside of London so you are guaranteed to find plenty of well known movie and tv shooting locations with Reel Tours. Tour guide Gary is a self-proclaimed movie geek and there’s no one better suited to take you on a tour of all the sights. For more information and to book your place visit www.reeltours.co.uk
Shiverpool Ghost Tours
Discover the history of Liverpool’s oldest streets and buildings and expect lots of laughs along the way. Shiverpool will provide a truly entertaining evening with a few bumps along the way as well.
Mersey Tunnel Tour
Find out what goes on under the Mersey: the history, construction and operation of the Queensway tunnel, which at the time of being built, was the longest underwater tunnel in the world. A brilliant feat of British engineering, especially if we take into account that it is one of the safest tunnels in Europe and that the original equipment (1934) is still in use. Read more about the Tunnel Tour.
Liverpool FC & Everton FC Stadium Tours
Liverpool is home to two of the most iconic football stadiums in the world – you might have been to the grounds on match day but the behind the scenes tours give you access to the players’ changing rooms – both home and away, you can walk the tunnels emerging onto the touchline taking in the view from the dugout and technical area and visit the Media Centre where you can pose for photos in the manager’s seat where he faces the media and gives his post-match interview – a must for football fans.
Further information and bookings for tours of Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium can be found here. There is also the Ultimate LFC Experience, which is an unforgettable experience for any Liverpool fan. Travel on the team bus, visit Melwood training ground and experience first-hand the training, analysis and development techniques used at LFC to coach the next generation of Reds’ players. And so much more!
Find out more about Everton FC Goodison Park stadium tours here.
Ferry Across The Mersey
Getting the ferry across the Mersey is probably the most iconically scouse thing that you can do, well maybe. If you’re taking this ‘being a tourist in Liverpool’ lark seriously then this should definitely be on your do to list. Not only can you head over to the Wirral and take in some of the sights over there but you can also get some great photos and selfies with the Liverpool Waterfront as your backdrop. There’s also River Cruises and the Fezzy Across The Mersey where you can enjoy 6 hours live music, entertainment and a complimentary Liverpool Gin G&T when you climb aboard.
For more information visit www.merseyferries.co.uk/attractions/
Peaky Blinders Tour
Take a 4-hour guided tour of Peaky Blinders TV locations from the award-winning BBC show. See over 10 locations, including the on-screen homes of Polly and Ada, the site of the Garrison, where Tommy is nearly killed by Father Hughes and much more as you’re driven round via tour bus to the shooting locations along with other areas of interest.
For more information visit Get Your Guide
Silent Adventures burst into our lives last year bringing a unique walking tour to Liverpool City Centre. It’s not just aimed at tourists, it’s amazing fun for music lovers too. Take a guided walk around the streets of Liverpool city centre which will soon enough turn into a silent disco flash mob! So. much.fun. Check it out and book tickets at silentadventures.co.uk/liverpool
So there you go, your guide to being a tourist in Liverpool made easy. Is there anything missing from our Guide To Being A Tourist in Your Own City feature? Comment below with your suggestions.