Join us for an unforgettable night of music and showmanship in the company of the unrivalled André Rieu and his fantastic Johann Strauss Orchestra on this excellent ‘make-your-own-way’ break to Liverpool, home of the Merseybeat sound.
Follow or dance in the footsteps of John, Paul, George, and Ringo on a magical tour of Liverpool, home of the Beatles, one of the most influential bands of all time, including a ride on the Mersey Ferry and a chance to visit the famed Cavern Club, where the Beatles first hit the big time.
What You’ll Love
- Three nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in a three-star apartment hotel
- A seated ticket to see André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra live at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool (face value £50) – ticket upgrades available
- A full-day Beatles-themed tour of Liverpool, including the opportunity to perhaps visit the Cavern Club
- A Mersey Ferry ride
- An orientation walking tour of the waterfront area
- Coach travel and transfers throughout
- The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager
Day 1 – Travel to Liverpool
Make your own way to your apartment hotel, located in Liverpool’s city centre, near the famous Royal Albert Dock. With a host of cafés, restaurants and attractions (including the Cavern Club) right on your doorstep, you’ll be well-positioned to make the most of your break in Liverpool.
If you’re arriving by train, James Street station is just a three-minute walk away and boasts regular connections to Liverpool Lime Street station. Alternatively, If you’re driving, private parking is available at the hotel.
Unpack and unwind, as you look forward to a fabulous few days on Merseyside. Your accommodation will be in serviced apartments, equipped with kitchenettes, allowing you more space, flexibility, and privacy.
Later, enjoy a guided orientation walk of the area, taking in the nearby waterfront, with its Beatles statue and Titanic memorial, as your tour guide brings Liverpool’s rich history to life, whetting your appetite for a fascinating trip ahead.
Day 2 – Included Mersey Ferry ride, walking tour of the Royal Albert Dock and evening André Rieu concert
Meet your Beatles-mad tour manager and head to the Mersey Ferry, which will take you across the Mersey. Ringo Starr used to work on the Mersey Ferry and the Beatles famously played a gig aboard a Mersey Ferry called the Royal Iris.
Thereafter, you’ll visit the Royal Albert Docks, where you’ll have an option of a waterfront walk and the chance to visit the Tate Liverpool. Here, you’ll find British and international and modern contemporary art. The docks are also ideal for enjoying a pre-show meal.
As night falls, the tour will travel to the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool where the spectacular André Rieu will perform. The Waltz King will be accompanied by his Johann Strauss Orchestra, choir, and soloists, as well as several special guests, and the evening promises to be filled with their trademark waltzes, beautiful melodies from opera, musicals, film, and classical music.
Day 3 – Beatles trail and optional evening at the Cavern Club
After breakfast, depart by coach to pick up the Beatles trail back in and around Liverpool. Drift back through time as you visit the Penny Trust, with its colourful Beatles mural, and then the Strawberry Field Visitor Centre – both names etched in the consciousness of The Beatles fans forever. Stop for a drink or a bite to eat (payable locally), before the tour continues past the childhood homes of John, Paul and Ringo, and their schools and colleges. You’ll pass the birthplaces of John Lennon and Brian Epstein – The Beatles’ legendary manager – before paying a visit to Liverpool Cathedral, the world’s fifth-largest and where Paul McCartney once auditioned for the local choir.
This evening is at your leisure, providing the perfect opportunity to visit a reconstruction of the legendary Cavern Club for some live music, which is just a short walk away. The Cavern Club is where Brian Epstein first saw the Beatles perform live. Epstein signed them, and the rest, as they say, is history!
Day 4 – Departure
After breakfast, you’ll make your own way home after an enlightening trip of musical delights.