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Liverpool and Manchester Tour

Liverpool and Manchester Tour

Introduction

Time: All Year

Accommodation: Best Hotels

Start Date: 3 Nights / 4 Days

Group Size: Any Group Size

The two great cities of North England are Manchester and Liverpool. Thanks to the Beatles Liverpool has become a mecca for music lovers worldwide and Manchester, was the world’s first industrial city.

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This tour is designed to experience the places and sites that have made these two cities the centre of the planets pop music and soccer industries. However, there is a great deal more to explore – both places have had a long and glorious history with many places to explore.

The choice of where to stay would be your choice. Accommodation can either be in both cities or commute between one city and the other. Liverpool is about an hour from Manchester.  If you are a Beatles fan, there would be the option to stay in Liverpool at the “Hard Days Night Hotel” where you can even stay in the Lennon Suite complete with white piano.

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Why not create your own tour? As with all our tours the attractions you see will take account of your interests and can be adapted to what you want to see. So, if you want to see places not on the list below, just let us know. Complete our enquiry form to find out more »


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Itinerary

MANCHESTER is an ancient city that began over 2000 years ago as a Roman fort. It wasn't until C19th that the city really grew, providing much of Britain’s wealth. The fine neo-Gothic TOWN HALL which divides the main squares of the city. Inside are exquisite State Rooms and lavish corridors. In recent years, Manchester has seen a dramatic revival with regeneration with new modern acrhitecture and extensive shopping malls. At the end of the main mall is the CATHEDRAL. Mainly a C15th church, the cathedral was badly damaged in WWII but much of the original structure was preserved and recreated.

Day 1: Manchester City & Cathedral

MANCHESTER is an ancient city that began over 2000 years ago as a Roman fort. It wasn't until C19th that the city really grew, providing much of Britain’s wealth. The fine neo-Gothic TOWN HALL which divides the main squares of the city. Inside are exquisite State Rooms and lavish corridors. In recent years, Manchester has seen a dramatic revival with regeneration with new modern acrhitecture and extensive shopping malls. At the end of the main mall is the CATHEDRAL. Mainly a C15th church, the cathedral was badly damaged in WWII but much of the original structure was preserved and recreated.

Day 2: Industrial Heritage - Man United

Day 2: Industrial Heritage - Man United

The Manchester SHIP CANAL linked the city to Liverpool, allowing both places to flourish. In the C18th the cotton trade really spurred the economy in Manchester and the Museum of SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY shows textile machinery and the world’s largest steam engine collection. The city also has a number of exceptional art galleries. MANCHESTER UNITED's stadium is nicknamed the “Theatre of Dreams” and the tour takes a look at behind the scenes of this famous club. The ANDERTON BOAT LIFT is designed to lift ships 50 feet from one waterway to another, it is a wonder of the Victorian age.

Day 3: Liverpool Dock - Beatles Story

Day 3: Liverpool Dock - Beatles Story

Liverpool is a diverse, energetic place. The DOCK FRONT is a designated World Heritage Site because of the outstanding architecture and the city’s significance as a commercial port. We will walk the PIER HEAD and famous docks of the area. In the revitalised ALBERT DOCKS, there are a number of attractions including the BEATLES STORY. This transports you into the life of the Fab 4 and how the group was propelled to become the greatest band of all time. Highlights are George Harrison’s first guitar and John Lennon’s round spectacles. Attractions include the TATE and MARITIME Museum.

Day 4: Beatles Heritage - Liverpool Cathedral

Day 4: Beatles Heritage - Liverpool Cathedral

Right in the city centre is one of the England's great buildings – Liverpool CATHEDRAL. Famed for the huge open space inside, it is the largest cathedral in the country. Then, more of the Beatles heritage including the CAVERN CLUB – where they played 292 times. Other landmarks associated with the early years (and feature in the lyrics) of the Beatles are a car drive away. Some are Strawberry Field, Penny Lane and Eleanor Rigby’s gravestone. Others are, The Cashah Coffee Club – where the Beatles began; John Lennon’s home – The Mendips and also, Paul McCartney’s – 20 Forthlin Road.


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