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Beatles tours & the history of the Beatles in Liverpool

All of the Beatles as we know them were born during WW2 in the 1940’s and at that time with around 60% of the UK’s supplies arriving through the Port of Liverpool, it’s not surprising that records in particular Jazz and Blues & in Liverpool also Country & Western Music were brought back by family working on board the many ships arriving on the River Mersey.

John Lennon was a young boy who had been taken away from his birth mother Julia at the age of five and then brought up by a stricter more traditional Aunt Mimi who had great expectations for John’s career sending him to the Quarry Bank School and to the local Sunday School & to sing in the Choir at St Peters Church.

There’s nothing much different to John’s dreams of being like his idol Elvis Presley , except that he was a natural leader, he was headstrong, sometimes called arrogant and vain as despite being extremely short sighted he would not wear his glasses.

It was difficult to obtain musical instruments so a craze emerged with homemade instruments creating “skiffle” music & John Lennon joined in with several of his school friends forming his own band called the “Quarrymen”.

It was difficult in the 1950’s as a 17 year old boy, living in a city which was then dark, dank, with few jobs & a matriarchal Aunt Mimi insisting “John, Music is all well and good but you will never make a living out of it” yet with a few twists of fate, John Lennon pursued his dreams, he was introduced to Paul McCartney and neither of them could possibly have imagined the legacy that 50 years later the Beatles left Liverpool which has now remerged and reinvented itself becoming the UK’s fifth most visted city and the most vibrant city outside of London.

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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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Our Tour Guides are all local.
Some are qualified Blue Badge Guides, while others are former Journalists, or Town Planners All are trained, insured & great fun. That mix of passion & experience enables us to deliver tours & experiences that’s it’s not possible for others to create outside of Liverpool.

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