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Beatles Tour in Liverpool

Introducing our Beatles tour in Liverpool, the easiest way to explore our city and the exciting story of how the Beatles came to be. Liverpool is an incredible city with a rich musical background, and there is no greater attraction than being the birthplace of one of the world's biggest bands. The Beatles didn't shy away from their heritage; much of the city is referenced in their classic tracks.

With the Beatles bus tour, you can experience the best Beatles locations in Liverpool at an unbeatable price. Our informative tour guide will talk you through history, facts, and humour related to Liverpool and the Beatles.

After leaving the Royal Albert Dock, we will pick up customers at the Pier Head before going past Mathew Street to Ringo Starr's childhood home. The bus then stops at iconic locations Penny Lane and Strawberry Field, where you can take a few photos. We will then journey past John Lennon's childhood house before stopping where Paul McCartney grew up. The bus will make its way through Sefton Park, passing the home once belonging to original bass guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe. Our final path is through Otterspool before we finish back at the dock.

We are the only open-top tour that drives past Ringo's house and down to Paul's and Stuart's for photo opportunities.

Why Choose Our Liverpool Beatles Tour:
Tour includes:
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 Iconic Stops
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See the Best Beatles Sights in Liverpool

Statues and Murals

Admire many of Liverpool’s famous monuments, from the waterfront statues to a mural of Ringo Starr.

The Cavern Club

Our Beatles bus tour drives past the iconic Cavern Club, the venue for the band's earliest live shows.

Penny Lane

Stop at Penny Lane for a quick photo and explore the inspiration behind one of the band’s biggest hits.

Strawberry Field

Take some snaps at a site often visited by a young Lennon or enter the exhibition (20% off with us).

The Childhood Homes

Step back in time and see the childhood homes of the band – and meet the charming lady that is Dot!

The Beatles Bus Tour Stops

Our Beatles Tour Stops At Historic Beatles Locations in Liverpool
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Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

Our Beatles Explorer tour starts at the famous Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. You can visit the Tate Liverpool, the Beatles Story or the Liverpool Wheel here. You can also relax and browse in several shops, restaurants and bars.

Location Gower Street

Stop Times Leaves at 11am and 1pm every day.

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Adult
(ages 16 and over)
£15.00
Child
(between ages of 5-15)
£9.00
Concession
(senior, student, NHS and Blue Light Card)
£12.00
Family Pass
(2 adults and 3 children)
£45.00
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Tickets for our Liverpool Beatles tour can be purchased at any stop or at our booking offices at the Royal Albert Dock and Canada Boulevard.

Beatles City Explorer tickets are valid for two days.

Our vehicles are wheelchair friendly. Please call 0151 933 2324 if you have any other accessibility requirements.

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Tours currently leave the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool every day at 11am and 1pm.

Seasonable Timetable

DatesMon-Sun
30 Mar to 28 Jul11am & 1pm
29 Jul to 1 Sep11am, 1pm & 3pm
2 Sep to 3 Nov11am & 1pm
4 Nov to 22 Dec12pm
23 Dec to 5 JanNo tours
6 Jan to 30 Mar12pm
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DISCOVER BEATLES HISTORY

From Penny Lane to Strawberry Field, We Visit the Best Beatles Locations in Liverpool!

The Beatles Explorer is the best experience for ultimate fans who wish to get up close and personal with iconic destinations in the Beatle's history. Our Liverpool Beatles tours take you from the stunning Royal Albert Dock Liverpool to Penny Lane, where the Fab Four shared many childhood experiences. Live the song's memories for yourself and take a selfie at the famous signs.

Our Beatles bus tour will also visit Strawberry Field, another Liverpool destination made famous by the band. A former children's home, John Lennon visited here many times during his childhood. Don't forget to take a few photos at the famous red gates!

During the journey, we will take you to the childhood homes of Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Stuart Sutcliffe. There's no better way to discover the history of the band than with the Beatles Explorer, the best Beatles tour in Liverpool.

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Let us take you down to Strawberry Field...

Alongside our Liverpool Beatles tour, you can choose to discover the award-winning heritage attraction forever linked to John Lennon, a must for Beatles fans. The visitor experience includes an interactive exhibition, complete with a media guide in multiple languages, telling the history of the original children’s home, the Salvation Army, John Lennon’s childhood and the writing (including early draft lyrics) and recording of his celebrated song, Strawberry Fields Forever.

Highlights include John’s ‘Imagine’ piano (courtesy of George Michael Estate). The peaceful historic gardens where John found solace as a child and home to the original iconic red gates. The Imagine More café for delicious food and drinks and a shop. Fully Accessible.

Already booked the exhibition? Get 20% off Beatles Explorer tickets.

Haven't booked yet? Get 20% off Strawberry Field Exhibition tickets by showing your Beatles City Explorer ticket!

Passengers travelling on the 11am and 1pm tours from the Royal Albert Dock can return to the city centre on the 2pm and 4pm buses at Strawberry Field.

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Discounts From Our Partners

We’re delighted to offer our customers several unmissable discounts, allowing you to save money on some of Liverpool’s most exciting attractions, restaurants, bars, and more while touring the city with Beatles City Explorer! All you have to do is show your valid bus tour ticket to the below venues for up to 20% off. The more money you can save, the more you can spend on exploring the best Beatles sights in Liverpool!

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’re excited for you to join us on our magical Beatles tours in Liverpool! If you have any questions, our friendly drivers and guides will be more than happy to assist. However, if you have any questions ahead of the tour, we’ve compiled a list of the most common questions and answers below. Please contact us if you have a question that isn’t covered.

When and where does the tour run?

Our Beatles tours in Liverpool begin at the Royal Albert Dock on Gower Street. You can catch the bus at 11am and 1pm. We also stop at the Pier Head to pick up customers. The bus visits famous Beatles locations in the band’s history, including Strawberry Field, Penny Lane and their childhood homes, before returning to the dock. Visit the tour information page to learn more about our route and times.

Is this a hop on hop off tour?

The Beatles City Explorer is currently not a hop on hop off bus tour. We will take you past several historic sights, including the band’s childhood homes. The bus will stop at Penny Lane and Strawberry Field for up to 15 minutes for photos only. Passengers travelling on the 11am and 1pm tours are free to visit the Strawberry Field Exhibition (20% off with us!) and can return at 2pm and 4pm.

How long is the full tour?

The bus tour is expected to last around 1 hour and 30 minutes from when it leaves the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool to its return. The duration will include a few minutes for you to grab some photos at Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. You can also visit the Strawberry Field Exhibition – tickets are 20% off for our customers!

What does the price include?

Your ticket will include entry on the Beatles City Explorer bus. A live tour guide will also be provided on board, ensuring you receive a mix of facts and good humour while visiting iconic Beatles locations in Liverpool, including their childhood homes. Tickets to the Strawberry Field Exhibition can be purchased for extra. You will receive 20% off our Liverpool Beatles tours or the exhibition, depending on what you book first.

Do you offer discounted tickets?

Yes, we offer concession tickets for seniors and students. Please bring ID with you. A discount is available for NHS and Blue Light Card holders. We also offer a discounted price for families with two adults and three children. Finally, we have partnered with the Strawberry Field Exhibition, offering you a 20% discount for the tour or the exhibition, depending on what is booked first.

How do I book a ticket?

There are a few ways to buy tickets for our Beatles bus tour. You can purchase a ticket online via our ticketing partner FareHarbor. When buying tickets online, you will receive a voucher which can be exchanged at our stall. You can also buy tickets on the day at our booking offices at the Royal Albert Dock and Canada Boulevard or any step along our tours.

Will my dog be allowed on the bus?

Yes! We are happy to welcome canine guests on board as long as they are well behaved. Service animals are also allowed.

Are your buses accessible?

Yes, we’re delighted to confirm that all vehicles for our Liverpool Beatles tour are now wheelchair friendly. We can also cater to strollers. If you have other accessibility requirements, please call us on 0151 933 2324.

How far is the stop from key locations in Liverpool?

Our Beatles tours in Liverpool begin their journey on Gower Street at the Royal Albert Dock. If you’re coming to the city by cruise, we also stop at the Pier Head just outside the Cruise Terminal, where you will disembark the ship. Are you arriving via train? Lime Street is the largest station and is about a 25-minute walk away, or you can jump in a taxi outside the station. Other nearby train stations include James Street and Liverpool Central, which run regular local services. The Liverpool ONE bus station is just over the road from us, with many local services stopping here, including connections from Queen Square bus station and National Express coaches. Many signs across the city centre will point you toward the docks. When you reach Gower Street, look for our ticket stall next to the School Bus Diner.

How can I learn more about the Beatles’ history?

We’re confident that on board our Beatles bus tour, you’ll learn lots about the history of the Beatles, including fun facts and trivia you would never have guessed. However, if you want to brush up on your Beatles knowledge before you arrive in the city, then we have you covered! Visit our Beatles history page, where you can discover everything you need to know about the Beatles, from when they became a band to fab facts about their best hits. We will regularly update this page with more in-depth information, so keep checking back to bolster your Beatles knowledge!

What is the Golden Ticket?

The Golden Ticket is our brand-new option for tourists visiting Liverpool and wanting to explore everything that this fantastic city has to offer. If you are staying in the city, this is an unmissable opportunity to make the most of your time here. The ticket provides a three-day pass to hop on our City Explorer bus, explore the history of the Beatles with the Beatles City Explorer, and enjoy a river cruise on the world-famous Mersey Ferry.

All three incredible tours are available for a single price, saving you money and helping you see the city in the best possible way. You can purchase a Golden Ticket on board any of our buses, so ask your friendly driver and let’s explore!

What other tours do you offer?

We also run the City Explorer bus, the ultimate sightseeing tour in Liverpool. This tour visits iconic destinations across the city centre where you can hop on and off at your leisure. We also offer combined tours featuring all our buses, plus the River Explorer Cruise, Beatles Story, Liverpool Beatles Museum on Mathew Street, and many more.

We have a Golden Ticket option, which allows you to experience the city, Beatles and river tours for one great price.

Please ask for upgrades for other tours or to learn more about the entire selection available.

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We work with some of Liverpool’s leading tourism organisations in order to provide the very best experience the city has to offer