London, Liverpool and the Beatles
Greatdays are pleased to be appointed an official Incoming Tour Operator for VisitLiverpool – the official tourist board for Liverpool City Region. Together Greatdays can now assist international tour operators and tourists with their visit to Liverpool and a complete UK tour programme.
Travel to London.
Tip: Start the tour with a Sunday arrival for our best deals!
Afternoon tour ‘Lets Rock and Roll’.
London Calling! You’ll take a nostalgic trip down music’s time tunnel; discover what made the 60s ‘swing’ along Chelsea’s Kings Road, explore the hippy ‘counter-culture’ in historic Notting Hill, and follow the Beatles across rock’s famous Abbey Road pedestrian crossing. You’ll see where the Rolling Stones began, where the infamous Sex Pistols exploded onto the scene and where Pink Floyd introduced the world to psychedelic music. You’ll see homes of legendary stars including Jimi Hendrix, Bowie, Marc Bolan, Bob Marley, McCartney & Lennon, Clapton, Jagger and Jimmy Page. You’ll see the studios where the groups made their memorable hits. Song lyrics and LP cover pictures will take on a new meaning! You will be accompanied by a professional rock music guide who will share all the inside gossip and stories.
Travel to Liverpool and the Magical Mystery Tour.
Morning train from London Euston to Liverpool (2.08 hours).
Optional full day to Chester or Manchester.
Chester – 2,000 years of history and heritage. Encircled by a glorious 2-mile ring of Roman and medieval walls, Chester is a rare and truly magical blend of the ancient and traditional with modern cosmopolitan chic.
Morning visit to Beatles Story Exhibition and an evening at the Cavern Club.
Located on Liverpool’s waterfront in the historic Albert Dock, the award-winning Beatles Story experience is an atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles. Join us on a magical mystery tour to see how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to the dizzy heights of worldwide fame and fortune to become the greatest band of all time. Afternoon free to explore Liverpool and the city’s fabulous new retail and leisure offer.
An evening at the Cavern Club.
The Beatles played the Cavern Club nearly 300 times, helping it become one of the most famous live music venues in the world. The club is buried deep beneath Mathew Street, in what were originally warehouse cellars, and had been used as air raid shelters during the Second World War. On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights you can enjoy the sounds of the resident Beatles tribute band.
Return to London.
Morning first class train from Liverpool to London Euston (2.08 hours).
Optional Farewell night, a visit to Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.
London’s oldest and ‘coolest’ jazz club, and undoubtedly most famous, Ronnie Scott’s Soho club has hosted most of the legendary and popular names in traditional and modern jazz, and a fair few from the rock world. Fun facts: Ronnie Scott himself provided the sax solo on The Beatles’ Lady Madonna but was unhappy with the final version, the Who premiered ‘Tommy’ in the club, and Hendrix played his last ever gig here on the weekend of his death.
Other evening option.
Dinner followed by a show at London’s famed Troubadour Club. This cellar club witnessed Bob Dylan’s London debut and more recently the first professional performance by contemporary sensation, Adele.
Main picture: Albert Dock. Right hand pictures (top to bottom): 1) Beatles Puppets. 2) Cavern Stage. 3) Magical Mystery Tour Bus. 4) Entrance to the Beatles Story. 5) Pier Head ©Paul McMullin.