Liverpool, England

This great industrial port grew to prominence as a result of trade with the Americas. That tradition continued in the '60s as the Beatles mounted the first wave of rock 'n' roll's "British Invasion". Actually, the city possesses cultural charms beyond the Beatles. Liverpool is home to two of the finest neoclassical buildings in Europe. At nearby Port Sunlight, magnate William Lever built a model industrial village and created the Lady Lever Gallery. The museum is home to a superb collection of English paintings and furniture.

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Points of Interest

  • Albert Dock
  • Beatles Story
  • Cathedrals
  • Lake District
  • Chester & Cathedral
  • Steam Railways
  • Conwy Castle
  • Port Sunlight
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  • Albert Dock

    In 1846, the Albert Dock was a working dock. Today, it's a World Heritage site that's home to two hotels, shops, crafts and award-winning visitor attractions.

  • Beatles Story

    The award-winning Beatles Story experience is a journey into the life, times and culture, including the Fab4D experience through the music of the Beatles and must-see, world-class special exhibitions.

  • Cathedrals

    Liverpool is home to ancient cathedrals, including the Anglican Cathedral, the largest in the UK, and Christ the King, a Roman Catholic basilica.

  • Lake District

    A cruise along Windermere Lake, England's longest lake, promises magnificent views of the town of Bowness, "the heart of the Lake District," mountain scenery, secluded bays and wooded islands.

  • Chester & Cathedral

    Chester is considered one of the UK's most beautiful cities, and one of the best-preserved, with some parts of the city walls dating back over 2,000 years.

  • Steam Railways

    The Liverpool and Manchester Railway was the world's first scheduled and ticketed inter-city railway in which all the trains were hauled solely by steam locomotives. Today, several steam locomotives travel along Liverpool railways.

  • Conwy Castle

    Edward I began construction of Conwy Castle in 1283 as part of his campaign to secure Wales for the English crown.

  • Port Sunlight

    Port Sunlight is a model village in Merseyside, created by William Hesketh Lever for his Sunlight soap factory workers in 1888. Port Sunlight Museum lies at the heart of this garden village.

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A Walk through Liverpool and Pub Visit

2.5 hours | Liverpool | LPL-380

Explore some of Liverpool's most historic districts on a 2.5-hour guided sightseeing walk followed by a real pub crawl. This evening out on the town includes a half pint of ale at each of four establishments noted for their historic significance and authentic decor. A reserved table awaits you at each Georgian and Victorian style pub, where local color and true hospitality are served up with each glass. You'll appreciate the ambiance even more after learning about Liverpool's history as one of the most important ports in the world. At one point, 40 percent of world trade was passing through its docks, which earned Liverpool the nickname The World in One City. This tour will familiarize you with Liverpool's rich seafaring past and its abundance of heritage buildings and period architecture before treating you to traditional sea-shanty singing and local, award-winning cask ales, creating an experience you won't forget.

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Port Sunlight & Cream Tea (Wheelchair Accessible)

3.5 hours | Liverpool | LPL-296
  • Port Sunlight

Travel to the picturesque village of Port Sunlight, built by William Hesketh Lever to house the factory workers who worked in the Lever Brothers soap factory. Walking through the village, you'll no doubt be struck by its beauty, tranquillity, and unique character. In the heart of the village sits the Museum which houses a parlor room, interactive displays, and historical items from the village's past. Then, you'll stroll to the Lady Lever Art Gallery to see some of the most beautiful collections of fine and decorative art in the UK, including a stunning collection of 18th and 19th paintings by notable British artists. At the end of your tour, enjoy a relaxing afternoon over pots of tea and freshly baked scones, clotted cream and jam. On your return trip to your ship, you'll travel back through the peninsula with views of the Liverpool skyline in the distance.

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Port Sunlight & Cream Tea

3.5 hours | Liverpool | LPL-295
  • Port Sunlight

Travel to the picturesque village of Port Sunlight, built by William Hesketh Lever to house the factory workers who worked in the Lever Brothers soap factory. Walking through the village, you'll no doubt be struck by its beauty, tranquillity, and unique character. In the heart of the village sits the Museum which houses a parlor room, interactive displays, and historical items from the village's past. Then, you'll stroll to the Lady Lever Art Gallery to see some of the most beautiful collections of fine and decorative art in the UK, including a stunning collection of 18th and 19th paintings by notable British artists. At the end of your tour, enjoy a relaxing afternoon over pots of tea and freshly baked scones, clotted cream and jam. On your return trip to your ship, you'll travel back through the peninsula with views of the Liverpool skyline in the distance.

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Highlights & Chester On Your Own

6.5 hours | Liverpool | LPL-180
  • Chester & Cathedral

Chester was founded by Romans as a military camp in the first century A.D. This all-day tour gives you historical insight into this Roman city. You'll witness its historic towers and ancient gates, as well as its unique 13th-century 'rows,' half-timbered galleried shops on two stories. You'll make your way to the Chester Cathedral, a 13th-century Norman cathedral originally an abbey church, and site of Handel's first public performance of 'The Messiah' in 1742. You'll also have an opportunity to snap a photo of the Eastgate Clock, said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben. Next, you're on your own to enjoy lunch and browse and shop for 2 1/2 hours before boarding your motorcoach for your return drive to Liverpool.

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In the Steps of The Beatles

3.75 hours | Liverpool | LPL-205
  • Albert Dock
  • Beatles Story

Follow in the footsteps of the Beatles on this half-day, narrated tour. You'll drive past Pier Head, Town Hall, and Chinatown, and through the city's suburbs and parklands to Strawberry Field and Penny Lane, where you'll want to photograph the street sign immortalized by the Beatles. You'll walk down Matthew Street to the site of the Cavern Club, where the 'lads' performed over 300 times from February 1961 to August 1963. You'll continue to Albert Docks and visit The Beatles Story, a multimedia exhibit that chronicles the Fab Four from their days in Hamburg to their final break-up. At the gift shop, you'll have time to browse for Beatles souvenirs and memorabilia. Following your visit to The Beatles Story, you'll have the option of remaining at Albert Dock for independent sightseeing or shopping on your own. Should you stay at Albert Dock, you're responsible for your return to the pier.

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Liverpool City Highlights

3.5 hours | Liverpool | LPL-210
  • Albert Dock
  • Cathedrals

Experience the sights and sounds of Liverpool on a half-day, narrated drive around the city. You'll pass the Royal Liver Building and witness its towers topped by Liver Birds, and drive past Pier Head, Town Hall and Chinatown. You'll continue through the city's suburbs and parklands to Penny Lane, where you'll want to photograph the street sign immortalized by the Beatles. Your tour continues with a visit to Christ the King Cathedral, Liverpool's Roman Catholic basilica, and the Anglican Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Britain. Along the way, you'll make photo stops at Walker Art Gallery and St. George's Hall, considered one of the finest neo-classical buildings in Europe. Your last stop is Albert Dock, a fascinating blend of history, culture, shopping and entertainment. You'll have the option of returning to the ship or disembarking at Albert Dock for sightseeing and shopping on your own.

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Wales & Chester

8.5 hours | Liverpool | LPL-110
  • Chester & Cathedral

Spend a day traveling the Welsh border country. Your tour begins with a scenic drive to Llangollen, a small village in the Dee Valley famed for its International Eisteddfod, a festival of folk music, costumes, and dance. En route, you'll witness views of rugged mountains and the Vale of Clywd. In Llangollen, you'll browse the village shops, then drive to the Chester, a town founded by the Romans in 75 AD. Here, you'll see the city's historic towers and ancient gates, as well as its unique 13th-century 'rows,' half-timbered galleried shops on two stories. After a lunch, you'll head to Chester Cathedral, a 13th-century Norman cathedral that was the site of Handel's first public performance of 'The Messiah' in 1742. Before returning to Liverpool, you'll have an opportunity to snap a photo of the Eastgate Clock, said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben.

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Conwy Castle & Town

8 hours | Liverpool | LPL-115
  • Conwy Castle

Spend a day exploring the countryside of North Wales. Your tour begins with a scenic drive via the North Wales coastline to Conwy Castle. With soaring curtain walls, three fortified gates and eight towers, Conwy is one of the most impressive castles in Wales. After free time to explore the castle continue to Betws-y-Coed, where you'll enjoy a lunch at the most popular inland resort in Wales. You'll have more free time to browse in Betws-y-Coed before your return drive to Liverpool.

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Best of North Wales

8.25 hours | Liverpool | LPL-105
  • Steam Railways

Experience the countryside of North Wales on this all-day tour. Your tour begins with a scenic drive to Llangollen, a small village in the Dee Valley famed for its International Eisteddfod, a festival of folk music, costumes, and dance. En route, you'll witness views of rugged mountains and the Vale of Clywd. In Llangollen, you'll browse the village shops, then board the Llangollen Railway for a scenic seven-mile ride along the banks of the River Dee to Carrog in a restored steam locomotive. Next, you'll drive to a local hotel nestled among magnificent scenery in the Vale of Llangollen, for a lunch. You'll continue to Chirk Castle, a country home originally built as a Marcher stronghold by Edward I, and tour the interior and see the playful topiary before returning to Liverpool.

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Best of Lake District

8.75 hours | Liverpool | LPL-100
  • Lake District
  • Steam Railways

Travel by land, train and lake on this all-day tour. Your tour begins with a scenic, two-hour drive to Lake Windermere in the Lake District. Upon arriving, you'll board your motor launch for a scenic cruise about Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England. Next on your itinerary is a trip aboard the vintage Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway for a steam train tour of the Leven River Valley. Your tour continues with free time to explore Bowness, a charming village on the shores of Lake Windermere and one of its oldest settlements featuring Victorian and Edwardian buildings and cottages. After picking up a souvenir or two, you'll board your motorcoach for a lunch at a local hotel. Your tour concludes with a relaxing return drive to Liverpool.

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The Ultimate Beatles Experience

7 hours | Liverpool | LPL-150
  • Albert Dock
  • Beatles Story

Board your motorcoach and drive to Mendips, John Lennon's boyhood home, and 20 Forthlin Road, where Paul McCartney grew up, for guided tours of both houses. Stand in the kitchen where John's Aunt Mimi fixed his tea and view the spot where Lennon and McCartney composed 'I Saw Her Standing There.' A narrated drive about Liverpool stops for photos at Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. Walk down Mathew Street to the site of the old Cavern Club. After lunch, head to Albert Dock and The Beatles Story. This multimedia exhibit chronicles the 'Fab Four' from their days in Hamburg to their final break-up in 18 audio-visual scenes. The Beatles Story ends with a special tribute to John Lennon. Browse for souvenirs and memorabilia in the gift shop.

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Liverpool by Private Vehicle - Car Class Half Day (Driver only)

4 hours | Liverpool | LPL-935

Vehicles with an English-speaking driver are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Liverpool by Private Vehicle - Van Class Half Day (Driver only)

4 hours | Liverpool | LPL-930

Vehicles with an English-speaking driver are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Liverpool by Private Vehicle - Car Class Half Day (With Guide)

4 hours | Liverpool | LPL-915

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Liverpool by Private Vehicle - Van Class Half Day (With Guide)

4 hours | Liverpool | LPL-910

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Liverpool by Private Vehicle - Car Class Full Day (Driver only)

8 hours | Liverpool | LPL-925

Vehicles with an English-speaking driver are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Liverpool by Private Vehicle - Van Class Full Day (Driver only)

8 hours | Liverpool | LPL-920

Vehicles with an English-speaking driver are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Liverpool by Private Vehicle - Car Class Full Day (With Guide)

8 hours | Liverpool | LPL-905

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Liverpool by Private Vehicle - Van Class Full Day (With Guide)

8 hours | Liverpool | LPL-900

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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