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Book Liverpool, Chester and North Wales Tour Guides

One of our fun and fully insured tourist guides will bring your visit to life!

Brilliant Liverpool Tour Guides all get 5-star reviews on Trip Advisor. They are all local & are passionate about the region. Some of our tour guides have formal guiding qualifications, however our unique strength is being able to offer tour guides with very specific skills, for example, former Town Planners and Architects who are experts in Urban Regeneration, or guides who have worked professionally in Education, journalists and musicians who have a wide range of interests. All of our guides are great fun and they will transform your visit to Liverpool.

  • Neil
  • Claire
  • Jenna
  • Bev
  • Evelise
  • Jean
  • John
  • Katherin
  • Li Chun
  • Lisa
  • Marie
  • Peter
  • Rob
  • Tatiana

We always ensure that we provide a tour guide that is the perfect match for your visit.

Blue Badge Tourist Guides

Some of our Tour Guides have been examined to the highest standard in the UK by the Institute of Tourist Guiding and hold either the Blue or Green Badge awarded by the Insitute of Tourist Guiding. All of our guides have received additional training by ourselves and we have a brilliantly fun programme of Continuous Professional Development and days out over the winter to improve our skills and to be able to offer tours and experiences in new places.

Insurance

All of our Tour Guides are insured through our own public liability insurance policy provided by Intasure.

What is a Blue Badge Tourist Guide?

Most Blue Badge Tourist Guides are fun and all have passed written and practical exams covering UK history, sport, culture, current affairs, weather, geography and geology, rivers, National Trust and English Heritage. They have also passed local endorsements to guide in their own area and offer walking, coach and guided tours of individual buildings such as cathedrals, Town Halls, Galleries and football stadiums.

Blue Badge Guides are recognised by Foreign Inbound Tourist Bodies and by VisitBritain as Britain’s official tourist guides.

Why use a Guide?

A fully insured and experienced tour guide will use their own extensive local knowledge to help you see far much more in one day and they will show you lots of hidden gems. They will speak clearly avoiding jargon and they will avoid talking to your group in locations with road noise. They will help you locate the ticket offices and disabled access to buildings and ensure that the route taken is suitable for a coach and if the route includes road crossings then you can be assured that your group will be in very safe hands. Above all our guides are local and fun, they will help you take photos of your group and will answer questions at the time or if they don’t know they will be very happy to email you an answer after your visit.

Travel Trade

We already supply tour guides & itinerary to leading travel companies and we are members of UKinbound.  We can offer negotiated rates to the Travel Trade so please send us an enquiry using the link at the top of the page.

Meet our Tour Guides

Neil

Neil McDonald

Neil is a fun Blue Badge Tourist Guide who was born in Liverpool. Passionate about how the legacy left by the Beatles helped Liverpool to win its bid for European Capital of Culture in 2008 which resulted in lots of investment and has transformed the city. Neil loves architectural and regeneration tours and of course Beatles tours. Neil supports Liverpool football club and enjoys showing clients around the Anfield stadium tour. 

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Blue Badge Tourist Guides - Institute of Tourist Guiding 2014, Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English

You can find out more about Neil here:


claire

Claire Rider

Claire is a qualified Blue Badge Guide and former Marketing Manager for the National Museums of Liverpool so really knows the Museums better than anyone. Claire loves art, music and theatre and in particular enjoys bespoke and tailor-made tours, for example, the Granby Four Streets who won the Turner Prize for art or the Everyman Theatre who won the Stirling prize for architecture. Claire is a Beatles guide she runs her own Comedy Coach tour and is available for Walking, Coach, and Cruise excursions.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Blue Badge Tourist Guides - Institute of Tourist Guiding 2014, Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English


bev

Beverley Sutton

My name is Beverley Sutton and I am a recently retired property valuer working in our family business. I have lived in the pretty village of Hale all my life and enjoy walking, horse riding, singing our local community choir, sightseeing and meeting people.
I have always been interested in tour guiding having experienced several on holiday. I am proud of our city, Liverpool and it’s heritage and think it’s a brilliant getaway destination.
I guide on walking & coach tours & I am keen to share my passion and knowledge with visitors and to give them a trip to remember.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English


evelise

Evelise Lambert

Hello, My name is Evelise and I am your French and Dutch speaking tour guide. After a few years of teaching foreign languages in Belgium, I moved to Liverpool in 2008, when the city was European Capital of Culture.

I started a job as a Customer Care agent for French, Belgian and Dutch customers. I then moved to Chester in 2010 to work as a Service Desk Analyst and then changed role as an Account Payable Associate in 2014. In 2017, I passed a tourism course with Brilliant Liverpool Tours.

I currently teach French, my mother tongue, privately and guide in Liverpool, Chester and in the Wirral, where I now live. I love history, architecture, art and music. I am passionate about the story of the Beatles. In my free time, I play the bass guitar and sing in a rock band and I love dancing, especially ballet. I love the interaction with my audience and I enjoy talking about my adopted cities Liverpool and Chester.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English & French


peter

Peter Heath

My name is Peter Heath and I lead walking & coach tours in English and German. Apart from enjoying the contact with our many appreciative international customers, this work has been an education for me: I have discovered my home city anew and have a fresh appreciation for all things Beatles! Following University, I worked in Germany for eight years before joining the Civil Service. Now I can think of no job more enjoyable or rewarding than tour-guiding & I cannot wait to show you our city.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English & German


tatiana

Tatiana Ribau

My name is Tatiana I am passionate, dedicated and adventurous. I’m always looking for new challenges & I love meeting new people and learning the city’s secrets. With a Bachelor degree in Tourism and Recreation & I love providing great entertainment on my walking & coach tours. I started as a guide in Sintra Portugal as a Tuk Tuk driver and I found my passion. I look forward to taking you on an adventure through the fascinating city of Liverpool.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English & Portuguese


marie

Marie-France

My name is Marie-France, I moved from Belgium in the early 1990s, & I have been an Office Manager for the past few years. I wanted to put my language skills to good use so I recently qualified as a Tour Guide on walking & coach tours. I didn’t realise how much I’d enjoy learning about Liverpool and the Beatles. I live in North Wales, so I get the best of both worlds. Sharing the beauty and history of a place with visitors is much more fun than I’d ever anticipated & I can't wait to show you Liverpool, Chester and North Wales.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English & French


li chun

Li Chun

My name is Li Chun & I am from Taiwan. I am a native Mandarin speaker and I am educated to degree level.
I am great fun, I love travelling & I have visited many countries. I am also interested in history & geography and I have always been fascinated by different world heritages & cultures.
I trained as an approved Liverpool tour guide over a 12-week course through Liverpool Enterprise Partnership which was great fun and I am part of a lovely team. I can guide on walking and coach tours in English, Mandarin & Hokkien.
I have a lovely family and three adorable children and I often take them and my family on days out to many fun places and I look forward to seeing you on one of my tours soon.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English & Hokkien


jean

Jean Mcevoy

My name is Jean Mcevoy, I have lived in Liverpool all my life and was a midwife in the city for over 30 years. Since my early retirement, I have pursued a career in tourism. I love the arts , music and Iof course the Beatles. I am passionate about Liverpool's history and it's architecture as well as the Beatles story as they rose to fame. I recently qualified after a 12-week course to deliver fun walking & coach tours of Liverpool, Chester and Port Sunlight.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English


katherin

Katherin Rios

My name is Katherin Rios, I'm from Colombia but I live in Liverpool, one of the greatest cities in the UK, where I work as a qualified tour guide & deliver walking and coach tours. What I love most about working in the tourism industry is the exciting range of opportunities, from discovering new cultures and customs to meeting and helping people from different countries. I am passionate about Liverpool's history and that passion is what I share with the tourists that come to visit us.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English & Spanish


rachel

Rachel Gnagniko

Rachel is a French proactive specialist in educational, social and cultural projects. Her work in civic and social organisations for more than 10 years has led her to commit to issues of social justice. In Liverpool since 2016, she is a Communication and Social Sciences PhD applicant to conduct research on the social impact of the development of slavery museums in France and the United Kingdom. In Liverpool, she has a special interest in the International Slavery Museum and the Martin Luther King JR Building on the Albert Dock. Rachel loves the story of the people of Liverpool.

Her favourite song of the Beatles is the 1968 repetition of "Blackbird" recorded by Paul during the White Album sessions. Her favourite building is the Mersey Tunnels Tower (St Georges Dock Building) on the Pier Head. Rachel is a French and English speaking guide, for individual clients, educational establishments or tourist groups on Beatles walk, at historical sites, museums, and other venues of significant interest.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: French


rob

Rob Downs

I have always been passionate about the Beatles as well as a keen Liverpool Football Club supporter. I love the arts, theatre, film and exhibitions. I love meeting visitors to Liverpool learning about different cultures and I am well-travelled & I have visited all the world’s continents and many capital cities. I do more Beatles themed walking tours than other tours and I don’t know why but I do get very high trip advisor ratings which Neil & Claire who run Brilliant Liverpool Tours say is because I am “particularly attentive & they say I have a near encyclopaedic knowledge of the Beatles” Actually although that is kind, I am more humble than that & I try to have a brilliant sense of “Scouse” Liverpudlian humour.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English


lisa

Lisa Gavan

Hi ,my name is Lisa & I have lived in Liverpool all my life. I have loved watching the city change and grow over the years & I love being a tour guide and seeing how impressed and surprised visitors are by our city which makes me proud! I have 2 boys , a toddler and a teenager & this city has so much to offer to families of all ages. Many of the museums are free and there are lots of events, filming, new hotels & restaurants & I am very much looking forward to showing you around.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English


lily ha

Lily Ha

I am a British born Chinese girl from Liverpool who is fluent in 3 languages: English, Cantonese and Mandarin. I have a bubbly and friendly personality & a passion to travel and experience different cultures. Liverpool is such a beautiful city & even though I live here, I learn something every day! I enjoy showing and introducing what our city has to offer and to make sure visitors have an amazing time. I guide coach & walking tours and my work is a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English, Cantonese and Mandarin


dianne

Diane Griffiths-Smith

My name is Diane Griffiths-Smith I live on the Wirral but spend most of my life on the opposite side of the River Mersey in Liverpool. I have a diploma in drama and dance & I have also sung as a backing singer & do support artiste work on television. Liverpool people make you feel at home and you never feel alone. Being a tour guide is the best job it’s like being on stage with your happy exciting audience when you come to Liverpool we make sure you have the best time no matter what the weather the sun always shines in Liverpool!

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English


Beatrice

Beatrice Schlegel

I love history & wanted to be an archaeologist from an early age but decided to study languages instead. However, my love for history has remained with me and I’m excited to be able to combine my two passions working as a guide. I also work as a translator. Although I live in North Wales, my husband studied in Liverpool and passed on his love for this truly amazing city & it was great fun training as a Liverpool Guide. I’m looking forward to meeting you & sharing my passion with you!

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: German & English


Mary

Mary

Mary was born in Liverpool and has been working as a tour guide for 3 years and specialises in Liverpool city centre coach and walking tours. Mary can often be seen working on the open top bus and is great fun. Mary is a guitarist and singer and recently has enjoyed doing brilliant coach tours to Beatles locations with songs along the way which has proven very popular. Mary has also guided on full day cruise excursions to Chester and North Wales.


Peter

Peter

Peter is an award winning national and regional journalist and broadcaster who is devoted to the maritime, transport and travel and local history sectors. He is the author of six maritime books and is currently writing another on the “Classic Lives of the Ocean Liners”. Peter regularly speaks on Liverpool’s Maritime and City Matters for BBC Radio Merseyside. His knowledge on North American links is amazing and he also led a successful campaign to save the 1950’s period home of the photographer Edward Chambre Hardman which is now in the hands of the National Trust. We are very lucky to have Peter who is articulate and entertaining. Peter is also an accomplished Beatles Guide who can often be seen on the Liverpool Beatles Walk and Ticket to Ride tours.


Chris

Chris

Chris is a musician who plays in bands who perform in Liverpool as well as in Europe. Chris is one of our most in demand guides and can often be seen playing folk songs and Beatles hits the ukulele on coach tours. Chris works regularly as a guide on the Liverpool City Explorer Open Top Bus tour and is available for coach and walking tours in Liverpool and Chester.


Jonathon

Jonathan

Jonathan is an Oxford graduate and an expert in Town Planning and regeneration. He’s a key member of the “Save Britain’s Heritage” organisation and was part of a small group who successfully campaigned to save the “Welsh Streets” in Toxteth Liverpool which includes the childhood homes of the Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. Jonathan is also a Beatles Guide and does walking and coach tours in Liverpool, Chester and North Wales. He is also a Driver Guide and has his own fully licensed and insured Mercedes People Carrier which can seat 6 guests.


Paul

Paul

Paul has been a qualified Liverpool Green Badge tourist guide since 2003 and has lots of experience in providing walking and coach tours to local, national and international customers across North West UK including cruise ship excursions to Chester and North Wales. Paul’s tours include history, culture, football and music especially The Beatles. Paul works regularly on both the Liverpool City open top bus as well as the Liverpool Football Club open top bus, Paul’s tours are informative and entertaining tour to customers of all ages so that they can learn and most importantly enjoy themselves at the same time.


Areas Covered

Liverpool City Region, Wirral, Chester, North Wales – we can also recommend guides for other areas in the UK including the Lake District & London.

Transport

We can guide for you in your own coach which must have a working microphone or we can arrange transport for you.

What’s included?

Fully insured Fun Tourist Guide

Price

2-hours Tour Guiding       £160

Half Day Tour Guiding      £190

Full Day Tour Guiding       £255

Negotiated rates are available for the Travel Trade and we do have a range of tourist guides available and we can usually work out a price to suit your tour and to make it affordable for your group.

Language Guides
Are available in; French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese & Mandarin and usually charge a premium to the above charges. Please send an enquiry using the link at the top of the page and we will check for availability.
Driver Guides (Book you guide as above then choose the relevant transport as an extra at checkout)
We supply qualified and licenced Driver Guides for your tour, First book your guide  on this page then you will then find the relevant link to book the relevant transport as an "extra" at checkout. It is illegal and you are not insured if you use a guide using their own car or MPV unless it is licenced as a Private Hire vehicle and you will not be insured. Please make sure that before you book any Driver Guide that you ask them for their licencing details. You can be assured that all vehicles provided by Brilliant Liverpool Tours are fully licenced and insured.

Why not use your guide with any of our tours to suit the interests of your group?
Tours can also be combined to create an exciting and bespoke holiday using a quality hotel in Liverpool City Centre with excursions out to explore a wider part of North West England and North Wales.

Interested in working as a guide in Liverpool?

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About Our Team

Our Tour Guides are all local.
Some are qualified Blue Badge Guides, while others are qualified at level 3 skills for growth.
All are trained and insured. Using native bi-lingual speakers enable us to deliver tours & experiences that’s it’s not possible for others to create.

Contact Us

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