Liverpool Sporting History Tour
This is primarily a group tour for those arriving by coach and it could easily be included as part of group visiting Liverpool for a football match or any other group wanting to stay in Liverpool for a city-break. Although the focus of the tour is largely Liverpool Football Club, it also includes all of the Liverpool Sporting History, Everton Football Club, the boxing history and of course Horse Racing with Liverpool being the home of the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse. and includes a guided sports tour in the new Museum of Liverpool.
Pride and the Passion - You’ll Never Walk alone on this Liverpool Sporting History Tour
If you decide to stay overnight or longer, for this tour we particularly suggest the Signature Living Group’s Shankly Hotel and for individuals or smaller groups wanting to do this tour we can arrange it for you through one of our partners.
The tour starts with a welcome drink in the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool City which was of course inspired by the great Bill Shankly who was the most successful Liverpool Manager during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Here the Shankly family have created a small museum and there are lots of Memorabilia on display and your guide will bring the story to life for you.
You will then enjoy a panoramic coach tour of Liverpool City Centre and you see how much the city has changed since the days of Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley. The legacy left by the very many players who played in the glory days helped to put Liverpool on the map internationally and is one of the very reasons that Liverpool was successful in its bid to host the European Capital of Culture in 2008.
Next you visit the Museum of Liverpool and enjoy a guided tour around a whole section of the museum dedicated to Liverpool City Regions sporting achievements.
You’ll rejoin your coach to travel to a highspot looking over Everton Valley and the City itself with views out to the docks and as far as North Wales this is the home of Prince Rupert’s Tower which is shown on the Everton Football Club today.
You’ll walk around Everton’s stadium where there is a timeline from 1878 showing the players and the clubs history and you’ll recognise many international players. You’ll then take a short walk across the beautiful Stanley Park to visit Anfield which although was once the home of Everton is now proudly the home of Liverpool Football Club.
Next its lunch which can either be at the Conservatory in Stanley Park or the "Boot Room" Bistro at Anfield.
You can choose to take a tour of either stadium, however the new Liverpool Stadium Tour includes the brand new stand which increases the capacity to 54,074 for 2016 and the tour includes amazing Interactive museum tour which was opened and narrated by the Liverpool Legend Phil Thompson. The museum is also proud to hold the personal collection of medals and other memorabilia of Steven Gerrard.
There will also be time to visit the Liverpool and Everton Football Club shops to buy souvenirs.
All guests will be given a free map of Liverpool City Centre.
Suggested timings - Full day tour (these can be amended to suit your arrival time)
- 10.00 - Start – Liverpool Shankly Hotel.
- 10.45 - Visit the Hillsborough Memorial.
- 11.00 - Guided coach tour of Liverpool.
- 11.45 - Visit Museum of Liverpool.
- 13.00 - Everton Football Club Timeline and walk across Stanley Park.
- 13.45 - 2-course Lunch at either the Isla Gladstone Conservatory or at the Bootroom Bistro at Liverpool Football Ground.
- 15.30 - Liverpool or Everton Football Club Stadium Tour.
- 17.30 - Finish - Liverpool Shankly hotel
This is a group tour in your own coach or we can arrange transport for you. If you are a smaller group, we can arrange this tour for you either through a partner or on a tailor made basis.
Tourist guide for the day, Stadium Tour, Welcome drink and Lunch.
Depends on the size of the group, lunch menu and stadium tour chosen.
We can tailor this and 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.