The British Music Cities Tour – SILVER PACKAGE – New Tour for 2020
Step back in time, hear the stories, enjoy the songs, relive the memories and see the sights on this unique tour which visits the three British Music Cities of London, Liverpool and Manchester.
British music is celebrated the world over. From the ‘British Invasion’ in the swinging 60’s, punk of the 70’s, and the Cool Britannia of the 90’s, the richness and diversity of British popular music inspires fans worldwide. Rock legends such as The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, and Oasis all originated here, and on this tour you can see where they amongst others began their careers, performed and recorded their music, and understand the social, economic and political factors which influenced their sound.
Owing to the popularity of our Platinum Package, we are now also introducing our new Silver Package, giving you the chance to experience the same great tour but at a great price!
2020 – 6 night tours departing every Sunday from London for FIT and Groups
1. Sunday x 2 nights 4* Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington
2. Tuesday x 2 nights 4* Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool
3. Thursday x 2 nights 4* Jury’s Inn or Mercure Hotel Manchester
We also offer our Platinum Package Tour where you can experience the New Hard Rock Hotel in London and the Radisson Edwardian Hotel in Manchester – two iconic ‘Music’ hotels.
For more details https://www.ukincoming.com/tour/british-music-cities/
Departs every Sunday during 2020
Itinerary - Sunday arrival in London
Day 1 Sunday
London – Welcome to London
Evening – Meet and greet service at your London hotel.
Optional visit to the Troubadour Club and restaurant, this original 1954 music heritage venue helped launch the career of Bob Dylan and Sammy Davis Jnr or Ronnie Scotts the famous Jazz club since 1959.
Day 2 Monday
Monsters of Rock – Full day tour
Breakfast in your hotel, then make your way to Trafalgar Square fort a full day tour.
Morning: History of British rock and its foundations, from blues and jazz to skiffle, folk, and into the heart of swingin’ 60’s classic rock through 70’s punk and the new wave and new romantics of the 80’s, 90’s Brit Pop and today. Take a walk in your favourites’ footsteps through the narrow, winding streets of Soho. Then to North London including the hip artist and market area of Camden, where clubs and pub venues abound around the street art filled canals.
Artists on the morning tour include: Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Rolling Stones, Bowie, Elton John, Led Zep, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Boy George, Clash, Sex Pistols, Madness and more.
There will be free time for an independent lunch.
Afternoon: Tour sites that made the Sixties swing; where London’s hippie underground ‘counter-culture’ took off; where the 70’s punk revolution took place. See the boutiques, pubs, clubs that made these decades, inspiring hundreds of well-known lyrics and melodies! Visit the ‘off the beaten track’ areas Chelsea, Kensington, Notting Hill and St John’s Wood. Artists include: Beatles, Stones, Eric Clapton & Cream, Pink Floyd, Marianne Faithfull, The Who, Bob Marley, Led Zep, Clash, Jimi Hendrix, Adele and more. Includes Abbey Road crossing.
Evening – Take a meal at London’s original Hard Rock Cafe, Eric Clapton’s favourite, plus free entrance to The Hard Rock Vault, a must-see exhibition of rare memorabilia from the legends of music history.
Day 3 Tuesday
Liverpool and the Magical Beatles Museum
Mid Morning – Enjoy a Virgin train journey from London to Liverpool in standard class.
Afternoon – Visit to the new Magical Beatles Museum owned by Roag Best, the brother of original Beatle Pete Best, and packed with unique Beatles memorabilia.
Evening – Optional visit to the Jacaranda Pub, an iconic music venue, frequented by The Beatles before they became famous or to the Philharmonic Dining Rooms, a favourite pub of John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe (the original bass player in the band).
Day 4 Wednesday
The Beatles Story and the Magical Mystery Tour
Breakfast in ‘Blakes’ – A unique Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’ inspired restaurant located in the hotel, ask the concierge for a unique tour of the hotel’s Beatles artwork and memorabilia.
Morning – Visit the award winning Beatles Story – the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of the Beatles.
Afternoon – Take the Magical Mystery Bus Tour; hear the songs, stories and see the former homes, schools and sites associated with the Fab Four.
Evening – Optional dinner in the themed ‘Music Festival’ restaurant followed by a visit to the world famous Cavern Club, the live music venue made famous by The Beatles.
Day 5 Thursday
Liverpool and Manchester
Breakfast in ‘Blakes’ – A unique Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’ inspired restaurant located in the hotel.
Morning – Visit The British Music Experience, view the story of British music through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia from The Beatles and Bowie to Adele, Oasis and X Factor.
Early Afternoon – Private car transfer from your hotel in Liverpool to Manchester and check into your hotel.
Late Afternoon – Free time to explore Manchester.
Evening – Optional visit to the ‘Night and Day Bar’ a famous live music venue in central Manchester.
Day 6 Friday
The Manchester Music Story Tour and Hard Rock Cafe
Morning – Enjoy a 3 hour escorted tour discovering how Manchester’s unique sound shaped the world’s music. Hear the stories and see former homes and venues from local bands such as, The Hollies, Herman’s Hermits, Bee Gees, The Smiths, Morrissey, Oasis, Joy Division, New Order, Simply Red, 10CC, Thin Lizzy, Stone Roses and Happy Mondays plus Factory Records and the location of the legendary Hacienda night club.
Afternoon – Enjoy a meal at Manchester’s Hard Rock Cafe.
Evening – Optional to visit ‘Band on the Wall’, a live music venue so named because bands used to play on a stage halfway up the wall to make room in the pub or Matt and Phreds. a laid back basement club hosting live jazz, funk and soul acts.
Day 7 Saturday
Return home or stay a few days to explore England
Morning – Optional transfer to Manchester Airport or take the train to London.
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London Kensington ****
Great location just a few steps away from Kensington High Street, with its shops, bar and restaurants. This large hotel has spacious air cooled en suite rooms, two restaurants, a bar and coffee shop. Kensington High Street Underground Station is 5 minutes walk from the hotel.
Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool ****
A ‘Fab-Four’ star hotel in Liverpool, Hard Days Night Hotel is the world’s only Beatles inspired hotel. Housed in a magnificent Grade II listed building dating back to 1884, this beautifully restored hotel is steeped in history. All 110 rooms are individually designed and elegantly furnished with specially commissioned Beatles-inspired artwork. Sitting adjacent to the Cavern Club and close to an array of famous Beatles landmarks, the hotel is the perfect choice for music lovers.
Jury’s Inn Manchester ****
A modern hotel in the City Centre and next to the Bridgewater Halls. You will find 265 spacious well equipped and modern bedrooms, a large reception area with seating, and a restaurant and coffee shop overlooking the Canal which runs behind the hotel. The hotel offers Free WiFi.
Mercure Hotel, Manchester Piccadilly ****
An opposing Tower in Piccadilly Gardens in the heart of the City centre, staying in this hotel you will be surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops. The 280 spacious bedrooms are well equipped, many offering great views of the City.
There is a 1st floor reception, and a restaurant and bar with great views. Free WiFi is available.
|Trade Rate||7 day tour with 4 star hotels|
|2020 dates||From GBP £825.00 per person|
** Between 7th June 2020 and 28th September 2020 – a supplement of GBP £50 per person will apply to all bookings
Supplement for a room for single use from GBP £250
This tour is available for individuals and groups and starts in London every Sunday during 2020 (subject to availability)