This unescorted train tour to Liverpool is a must-do pilgrimage for all Beatles fans and a great opportunity to explore one of England’s world famous cities. Your tour is based around the Albert Docks complex, a vibrant blend of old and new and the home of the award-winning Beatles Story. Find out how the Fab Four rose to fame and fortune and learn about their formative years growing up in the city. The Albert Docks is also departure point for the Magical Mystery Bus Tour, a 2 hour journey that visualises the inspiration for many of their unforgettable songs. Finishing up at the Cavern Club, there’s plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere at this legendary music venue before heading back to London.
Great overview and orientation of the city
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
What You Can Expect
Take a Day trip by train to the historic port city of Liverpool – a vibrant place of culture and heritage, the city’s strong identity has made it a must visit destination for music lovers and football fans from all over the world.
Departing from Euston Station at 8am, why not head for the UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront on your arrival at Lime Street Station ? Make sure to take a photo of the iconic Royal Liver Building, the tallest building in Europe at the time of its construction in 1911, before arriving at Albert Dock.
Brimming with museums, galleries and a wide variety of bars and restaurants, the Dock was transformed in the 1980’s but still retains the largest collection of Grade l listed buildings in the country.
The award-winning Beatles Story is the largest visitor attraction dedicated to the lives and times of the ‘Fab Four’. Hear the story of how the four young ‘Scousers’ rocketed to fame and fortune from their humble roots growing up on Merseyside – the free ‘Living History’ Audio Guide is narrated by John Lennon’s sister, Julia, and is available to visitors in 10 different languages.
At 2pm it’s time to step aboard the ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ for a fascinating journey through the streets of the city that inspired some of the band’s most memorable songs, including ‘Penny Lane’ and ‘Strawberry Field’.
The 2 hour tour finishes at the legendary Cavern Club, where the resident musicians will no doubt be playing some familiar tunes…your train back to London doesn’t leave until 6.47 pm so there’s still plenty of time to soak up the unique atmosphere that pervades this buzzing and charismatic city.