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Beatles tours & the history of the Beatles in Liverpool

All of the Beatles were born during WW2 in the 1940’s. At that time, a staggering 60% of the UK’s imports were arriving through the Port of Liverpool. Vinyl records and music influences were also imported into Liverpool by ships’ crew from across the globe. Jazz, Blues, Caribbean and Country & Western Music were arriving in all their different forms aboard ships coming in and out of the docks.

John Lennon was a young boy who only lived with his mother Julia for a few short years in a house near Penny Lane. But at the age of five he went to live with his stricter, more traditional, Aunt Mimi who had great expectations for John’s career sending him to the Quarry Bank School. She was proud of his attendance at local Sunday School & that he sang in the Choir at St Peters Church. If you are a big fan of John Lennon, you cannot miss our bespoke Beatles tours in Liverpool as we will take you to see his school and church. There will be lots of photo opportunities along the way including Penny Lane.

It’s no surprise that as a child John had dreams of being like his idol Elvis Presley. He was a natural leader. Headstrong, he was not afraid to rock the boat.  Sometimes coming across as arrogant; his vanity stopped him wearing his glasses most of the time despite being extremely short sighted.

During his youth, it was difficult to obtain musical instruments. A craze emerged with homemade instruments creating “skiffle” music.  John Lennon joined in with several of his school friends forming his own skiffle band called the “Quarrymen”.

By the 1950s John was a teenager in a city with few jobs outside of the maritime industry.  His Aunt famously said to him “John, Music is all well and good but you will never make a living out of it”. John Lennon pursued his dreams, he was introduced to Paul McCartney and neither of them could possibly have imagined the legacy they would leave behind. Fifty years Liverpool has re-emerged and reinvented itself becoming the UK’s fifth most visited city and the most vibrant city outside of London.

If you are planning your trip to Liverpool, Brilliant Liverpool Tours Ltd.’s Beatles walking tours is a must. Our Beatles tours in Liverpool can take you to see where George Harrison and Ringo Starr were born, where Paul lived and where John Lennon lived with his Aunt Mimi. By booking one of our walking tour Beatles, you will get to hear the stories about the places where all four of them grew up, met and formed a phenomenal band that took the world by storm. You could also take a quick Beatles tour bus to the suburbs of South Liverpool where they grew up. The Beatles tour that we offer will not only take you through their birthplaces, but also the places that inspired some of their famous and well-known songs - Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane.

Book the best Beatles tours with Brilliant Liverpool Tours Ltd. and find yourself a step closer to your favourite musicians. These four boys changed the face of music with their talent and dedication, and we invite you on our Beatles walking tours to take home some amazing, unforgettable memories.

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Beatles Walking Tour - 90 Minutes From £15

The original Liverpool Beatles Walk is a 90-minute Beatles magical mystery tour in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. This guided tour with a local Liverpool Tour Guide is a perfect fun introduction to Liverpool's World Heritage Site & to learn all about the legacy left by the Beatles & understand how that helped win Liverpool’s bid to host European Capital of Culture in 2008.

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Beatles "Ticket to Ride" Tour From £37.50

This is a brilliant 5-hour Beatles Walking tour to showcase the city centre in the footsteps of the Fab4 & to take a public bus ride to the suburbs to see Penny lane & Strawberry Field’s. This magical mystery tour has something for everyone! it's great fun & a perfect shore excursion from one of the many Cruise Ship calls to Liverpool.

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Beatles Walk & British Music Experience From £27.50

This half day guided tour in the heart of Liverpool City Centre is much more than just a Beatles Tour. The guided Beatles walk & entrance to the British Music Experience Museum are an unbeatable combination and your enthusiastic tour guide will bring the contents of the fabulous museum alive on the streets of Liverpool and you will see and touch the statues of Billy Fury, John Lennon and the Beatles as you explore this vibrant city.

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Beatles Walking Tour + Mersey Ferry From £25

This day out combines the 90-minute Beatles guided walking tour in the heart of Liverpool City Centre with a ticket for a self-guided River Cruise on the Famous Mersey Ferry & visit U-boat story. This day out is a perfect fun introduction to Liverpool's World Heritage Site and to learn all about the legacy left by the Beatles. Combining the Walk and River Cruise will enable you to see the magnificent views of Liverpool’s iconic waterfront and to understand how and why Liverpool is now the most vibrant UK city outside of London.

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Beatles Walking Tour + Radio City Tower Tour From £16

This half day out in the heart of Liverpool City Centre is great fun and the 90-minute guided Beatles walk coupled with the panoramic view 135 metres above the city centre from St John's Beacon with views of the River Mersey and the Welsh mountains will help you to see why Liverpool has now emerged as the UK’s most vibrant City Outside of London and why Liverpool is such an amazing destination.

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Liverpool Beatles Walk & Beatles Story Combo From £27.50

This easy fun, half-day guided walking tour in the heart of Liverpool City Centre is much more than just a Beatles Tour. The guided Beatles walk and entrance to the Beatles Story are an unbeatable combination and your enthusiastic tour guide will bring the contents of the Beatles Story Museum alive on the streets of Liverpool. In the Beatles Story, there is a choice of 11 languages available for your audio guide and you are able to take selfies and photos at every location during this tour.

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Did the Beatles legacy offer the final piece of the jigsaw, that extra part of Liverpool’s bid to host their European Capital of Culture Year in 2008?

Here you will find lots of ideas of tours for Beatles fans and lots of the tours include other attractions for example the Radio City Tower, or Beatles Story, creating a tour from a few hours to a full day out suitable for everyone.

Let one of our fun local Liverpool Tour Guides take you back to 1957 to show you the schools & colleges the boys attended, the places they played, Penny Lane, Strawberry Field and then take you through a magnificent magical mystery tour in the footsteps of the Fab4 touching the new statues of the Beatles in front of our iconic waterfront buildings and visiting the Cavern Club.

All of our tours are perfect for a Shore Excursion from Liverpool Cruise Terminal which is less than a 5-minute walk from the starting point.

All the public tours are daily at 10.30am in English with a local tour guide & we only receive 5-star reviews on Tripadvisor.

For private groups we can offer any of the tours in one of seven languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese & Mandarin).

We sell many of our tours through the Travel Trade who can book directly on to our .API platform & request negotiated rates.

Book a quality city centre hotel and bring a group to Liverpool, we hope you will enjoy our tours and very much look forward to showing you around our magnificent city.

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