Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Discover The Beatles’ hometown on this rail day trip to Liverpool from London. On arrival in this historical city, enjoy free time, a museum visit and a guided Liverpool Beatles tour to explore the places linked to the Fab Four. Visit The Beatles Story attraction, packed with memorabilia and replicas of Beatles’ sites; and enjoy a Magical Mystery coach tour of locations including Penny Lane and the Cavern Club. Return rail tickets, entry to The Beatles Story, and the Magical Mystery trip are included in this independent Beatles Liverpool tour.
  • Full-day trip to Liverpool from London by rail
  • Independent tour giving you the freedom to plan your own visit
  • Stunning refurbished Albert Dock, with Tate Liverpool and Merseyside Maritime Museum
  • Cavern Quarter clubs and pubs
  • Entry to the Beatles Story
  • Two-hour Magical Mystery Tour of famous Beatle-related sites
  • Return standard-class train ticket from London to Liverpool
  • Liverpool city map and information booklet
Choose standard class or first class rail travel when you book. Then, on the day, leave central London by train in the early morning and travel to the historical city of Liverpool.
Enjoy the views of the picturesque English countryside during your roughly 2.5-hour journey. Then, on arrival at Liverpool’s Lime Street station, enjoy the day to explore the city sites associated with the Fab Four both independently and on a 2-hour guided Magical Mystery tour.
Perhaps start at the beautifully restored, UNESCO-listed Albert Dock complex on the banks of the fabled Mersey River. Enjoy the river views and amble around this stylish area, home to chic shops, vibrant restaurants and the Tate Liverpool art gallery and Merseyside Maritime Museum.
Stroll to the Liverpool Waterfront, and use your included entrance ticket to visit The Beatles Story, the world’s largest permanent exhibition devoted to this legendary band. Explore independently and relive the meteoric rise to fame of the four Liverpudlian lads — Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr — who changed the world and music with their catchy pop tunes.
Learn about their Liverpool childhoods, step inside a replica of the Cavern Club where they first found local fame, go behind the scenes at their Abbey Road studios, relive their last live performance on Apple’s rooftop and much more.

When you feel hungry, stop for lunch (own expense) at any of the city’s eclectic restaurants, bars or cafes. Then, stroll to the meeting point for your 2-hour afternoon Magical Mystery tour of Beatles-associated sights.
Hop into your comfortable coach and be introduced to places once frequented by the young band. Pass the famous Cavern Club where they played 292 times; see their schools and birthplaces; and pause at sites celebrated in songs such as Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever, all as your onboard guide recounts fun gossip and trivia.
When the time comes, catch your return train back to central London, where your trip concludes in the evening.

Reviews

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D
, Sep 2018

We chose first class on the train which included breakfast on the way to Liverpool and dinner and drinks on the return. It was a relaxing way to enjoy the English countryside. Our tour guide at the station in London was very thorough in giving instructions on what to expect during the day and how to catch the return train. The tour included free time to explore the Beatles museum and other sites. In the afternoon there was a 1.5 hour guided bus tour of all the Beatles history with plenty of stops for picture taking. You could get off the bus and get up close for nice pictures. Both the driver and a guide offered history and stories on the beginning of the Beatles. When the tour was over the bus dropped you off near the Cavern Club where the Beatles frequently played. This was awesome with lots to see and souvenirs to purchase. You could have drinks while listening to the live music. You had the rest of the afternoon/evening to shop or sight see before catching the train back to London. I highly recommend this tour. Be prepared though because it is a very long day and you cannot take an earlier train back.

M
, Sep 2018

Most bus tours are just that. Sit on the bus and watch the sights go by. This was different because we were allowed off the bus at many sights for better pictures, a closer look, and a more detailed explanation of the sight. Our guide was fun, informed and a very good story teller who was reluctant to take my tip. We would do it again! We were in England for ten days and this tour was the perfect cherry on top of a great trip!

m
, Sep 2018

Took the train from London with easy check in with Viator. Walked to Beatle Story and enjoyed the museum, lunch at Pizza Express, and the bus tour of homes, schools, and church of each one of the Beatles. Saw the neighborhoods where they all grew up, including Penny Lane. Finally a visit to the Cavern for a brew. It was a special day and I recommend it to all Beatle fans.

P
, Jul 2018

Absolute must to see and do even if not a diehard Beatles fan. A do-it yourself tour and a bit vague getting tickets and information at Euston but all ok in the end. Mersey Docks and the Beatles Exhibition fantastic..be prepared to spend a lot of time there. Magical Mystery Bus Tour great but VERY limited time at each location so be prepared to race around. Train takes a couple of hours either way so a very long day but SOOO worth it

V
, Jul 2018

We book the first class train, I had done this tour before and I got a real good breakfast and diner, because it was the weekend they dont serve the breakfast or diner, instead they gave out coffe and muffins and not even good muffins dissapointed about this, they should have that information when you are booking. I could have had something to eat before boarding. Not worth the upgrade. But the Beatles Story and the Magical Mystery tour was Great

D
, Jul 2018

Amazing tour,

r
, Jul 2018

Oh my gosh! What can I say about this tour????? FANTASTIC! Up super early, get on the tube, head to Euston Rail Station, and 2 1/2 hours later you are walking through the streets of Liverpool. The street signs are really easy to follow,,head to Albert Dock and you are at the Beatles Story, the best museum in the world for Beatles fans. The train gets to town around 9:30. It's about a 20 minute walk to the museum and then you will have a good 2-3 hours to see all there is, shop for souvenirs, and grab some lunch in their cafe. At 2:00, you board the bus for the Magical Mystery Tour...Penny Lane, Beatles childhood homes, Strawberry Field iron gates, and lastly, The Cavern on Mathew Street. You can actually sit an listen to performers in The Cavern as you sip a drink or grab a sandwich before you head back toward Lime Street Rail Station for the train ride home at 6:30. The William Gladstone pub is right across the street from the end of Mathew Street...super cheap fish and chips and really good. It's a fantastic tour to take. The day is filled with everything you would want to see of the Beatles and their hometown.

D
, Jun 2018

BR-654504995 - First this booking start was from Euston train station at 650 am, which you needed to be 10-min early. No big deal, I was literally staying 5-10 minutes from the station. However, when I arrived at 0630 - I could not find the person responsible for the tour. Neither could the assistant from the Euston Station ticket booth. No one answered calls to the number on the voucher, and VIATOR does not have ANY immediate contact numbers listed on their website. I had FIRST CLASS SEATS. I WAS IN THE STATION. HOW MESSED UP IS IT THAT I HAD TO WATCH THE TRAIN LEAVE WITHOUT ME? I certainly couldn't afford to purchase train tickets without a tour discount. It would have been so much easier if the ticket vouchers were electronic, but they were not. Unfortunately, I feel that this will also fall on deaf ears. I guess thereis always a glitch occasionally, and I must be it this time.

m
, Mar 2018

Really enjoyed the Magical Mystery Tour. Informative guide, and stops at all the key Beatles places. Best of all was the Cavern Club. Lots of history and the live music was awesome.

L
, Mar 2018

LOVED this tour! A must do for any Beatles fan.

L
, Feb 2018

Got this as a day trip from London for my husband. He LOVED it!

C
, Dec 2017

As a huge Beatles fan, I found this tour to be a once in a lifetime experience!! It was well organized and loaded with interesting info. The upgrade on the train to include meals was well worth it. Although it could be done on your own for much less, having the day all planned for a first visit to Liverpool was great!!

M
, Oct 2017

Fun Beatles venue! Loved traveling on train. Wish more information made available to us about return trip, viator did not enclose any information in packet given to us at train station, no time printed on train tickets either.

P
, Oct 2017

The Museum did a very good job telling the story of the band, its origins, rise to fame, the changes in music, the break-up and the post-Beatle life. Worth the 90 minutes or so it takes to do. The Magical Mystery Tour is as touristy as you might imagine but was worth every minute of it. The tour guide on the bus was particularly good.

D
, Oct 2017

Awesome Tour, Great History Lesson. Up Front and Personal.

L
, Oct 2017

This was an impressive tour and worth every penny! My husband is a huge Beatles fan so when we were planning our vacation I knew this was a must do for us...and I am so glad we did it! When I booked the only available option was the first class train ticket which I was hesitant to purchase as it was a little more than I had wanted to spend. It was SO worthwhile! The excursion starts with meeting at the train station at 6:30 in the morning....which means being up rather early. First class train provides breakfast options, big comfy seats, and WIFI....a very comfy ride. Once arriving in Liverpool we were able to easily find our way to the dock and the Beatles Story. It was a very informative and interesting look at the lives and history of the Beatles....from the very beginning to the end. We did find our way to the other exhibit which we were told featured more Beatles memorabilia but it was disappointing....more about the history of rock and roll and very little about the Beatles. There was enough time to stroll around and grab some lunch before embarking on the Magical Mystery tour. The guide for the tour was awesome...very Beatles savvy and entertaining. He took us through Liverpool pointing out the places they lived, famous places of inspiration for their songs such as Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields....and the history behind it all. After that we were dropped off near the famous Cavern Club which became the highlight for me personally. As we descended into the club it is well below ground level you could feel the history....and it was packed with people! The acoustics were amazing...the live entertainment was great to listen to while drinking a beer and feeling the music envelop the entire place. Tito Jackson even made an appearance! It was a great day...and the return train was wonderful with a light dinner and beverages provided. If you are a Beatles fan this is a MUST DO if you are in London and can spare a full day...you won't be disappointed!

m
, Sep 2017

OUR TRIP TO LIVERPOOL WAS VERY WELL ORGANISED RECOMEND GOING FIRST CLASS AS WE DID.WAS DELAYED ON WAY BACK TO EUSTON STATION DUE TO A BOMB SCARE THANK GOD FOR EXRTA DRINKS .WAS GREAT DAY,CAVERN CLUB,ALBERT DOCK

B
, Sep 2017

The rail trip from London to Liverpool was certainly a highlight of our entire vacation. We upgraded to first class which made it extra special. We enjoyed the Beatles museum. The only slight in the whole day was the bus tour around Liverpool. For some reason the driver failed to remember to turn the air conditioner back on after we returned from each excursion. It really made the ride pretty stuffy since the bus was completely full of passengers. Other than that we had a wonderful time learning about the history of the Beatles!

D
, Aug 2017

So much to see and do in Liverpool, loved the trip. The Beatle's Story and the Magical Mystery Tour were exceptional.

M
, Aug 2017

Fantastic Day. The train, museum, and tour were phenomenal. Plenty of free time, which you will want, and enough structure to make it the experience of a lifetime. I have waited 50 years for this and it lived up to all my expectations. Our tour guide was amazing.
I recommend this.


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