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12 Liverpool tours you need to book in 2023

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12 Liverpool tours you need to book in 2023

There are some fascinating Liverpool tours that you need to experience this year – here’s 11 of the best.

Liverpool’s rich cultural and musical heritage is world class its no wonder that millions of tourists visit this phenomenal city each year. From the early life of the Beatles, to the top of the iconic Liver Buildings there is so much to see and do. Here are 11 tours you need to book to see Liverpool in all of its glory! 

Liverpool Music Icon Tours

The Guide - Three Liverpool band legends are launching a new music history tour in the city

A new music history walking tour of Liverpool is launching with members of two of the city’s most iconic bands as guides.

Peter Hooton and Keith Mullin from The Farm, and Nasher from Frankie Goes to Hollywood, will be giving people a personal insight into some of the most important venues and locations in our music heritage.

They’ll take turns to head up a two-and-a-half hour walking tour around the city centre, focused on the people and places who shaped the music scene, specifically in the decades after The Beatles.

Book your tour HERE.


Picture – Shiverpool

The devilishly funny award-winning Shiverpool deliver famous street theatre shows to large and small audiences, tailored tour immersive experiences for schools and colleges, universities and corporate audiences! They also run a schedule of shows open to all, from families to tourists from all over the world.

In an age where we are bombarded by Tweets, News Parcels and fragments of film, Shiverpool invite you to step inside the magical, ancient world of Ghost Stories. You are guaranteed a spine-chilling experience with phantasmagorical fun to suit all ages (coffins) and shoe sizes! 

Shiverpool also engages with emerging artists to develop their professional practice whether it be through performing arts, creative writing, theatrical make-up, film making or creative design.

For more info click here

DB Tours 

Liverpool Tours
Picture – DB Tours

DB Tours Liverpool is a local based professional guiding service, offering a range of private/group bespoke tours. You can choose from a range of our tours, including City, Football and Beatles experiences. 

Owner, and tour guide, David Barlow has been working and guiding in Liverpool for the last ten years. Just like all Scousers David is immensely proud of what this fantastic city has to offer! 

A born and bred Scouser – David really knows what he’s talking about when it comes to boating about our boss city. 

For more info click here.

City Sights Liverpool

Liverpool Tours
Picture – City Sights Liverpool

The iconic red open top bus you may have seen driving around. City Sights love our city, so it’s their mission to share all it has to offer with the many visitors & residents of Liverpool. They offer two premium tours, our “Blue Route – City & Beatles Tour” and their “Red Route – City Tour” – a multilingual Hop On, Hop Off. 

No matter if you are a resident of Liverpool, or visiting for the first time, their tours are vibrant, educational and fun. They’re always confident that they can teach you something new!

For more info click here

Liverpool Food Tours 

Liverpool Food Tours brings together some of the city’s best-loved independent restaurants to offer a bespoke walking and dining experience guaranteed to serve up culture, cuisine and a quite a few cheers!

Try out some of the city’s most unique and memorable tables and become a tourist in your own city!

For more info click here.

Cains Brewery Tour 

Cains Brewery Tour
Credit: Cains Brewery Tour

This is your chance to join one of Cains Brewery’s experienced tour guides and take a look behind the scenes of the historic brewery in Liverpool.

Whether you’re interested in the heritage of Cains, a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process, or enjoying a sample or two, a Cains Brewery Tour is a great idea. Their guide will take you on a journey through time and give you a fascinating glimpse into the famous Cains beer-making.

Brewery Tours last around 1 hour and include a taster flight of Cains’ famous beers

For more info click here

Magical Mystery 

Liverpool tours
Picture – Alison Luther/ Shutterstock

Step aboard the colourful Magical Mystery Tour bus for a fun and fascinating 2 hour tour of Beatles Liverpool. You’ll see all the places associated with John, Paul, George and Ringo as they grew up, met and formed the band that would take the pop world by storm. 

See the Beatles childhood homes, schools and colleges and get up close to places that inspired some of their most memorable songs – Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. You’ll be kept entertained along the way by one of our professional Beatles Guides and some Fab Four tunes.

For more info click here

Mersey Ferries 

See Liverpool and Wirral’s most iconic sights aboard the world-famous Mersey Ferry. Our 50 minute River Explorer Cruise offers stunning views of Liverpool’s skyline and the River Mersey.

Did you know that Edward III granted the ferries a Royal Charter in 1330? Did you know The Beatles performed four times on The Royal Iris, at The Cavern Club’s famous Riverboat Shuffle Cruises in 1961 & 1962? Well you can discover all this and more on the cruise. 

For more info click here.

Mersey Tunnel Tour 

Ever wanted to explore the inside of the Mersey tunnel on foot? Well you can! You will learn about the construction of the tunnel and also visit the original control room, see giant ventilation fans in action, and go down to watch the traffic in the tunnel, deep below the city streets. You will also find out which Hollywood movies the tunnel has featured in! 

For more info click here


Royal Liver Building 360 is a city landmark with a unique viewpoint and an immersive experiential tour.

In the visitors centre – see unique pieces from the building archives and learn more about the building, its architect and of course Liverpool’s most famous residents, The Liver Birds. Join your guided tour to enjoy spectacular 360° views of the Liverpool skyline from the 15th floor viewing platform, experience an immersive audio-visual show inside the historic clock tower and learn all about Liverpool’s iconic landmark.

For more info click here


Liverpool Tours
Picture – Beatroute Tour

Join Beatroute on a 4-hour tour of Liverpool’s Ropewalks area. Liverpool’s first vegan food walking tour. Guide and owner Andrea will introduce you to a variety of delicious food, from passionate independent vegan cafes and restaurants.

You’ll enjoy lots of vegan treats with plenty of time to sit down and chill. Along the way you will be entertained with snippets of Liverpool history and quirky facts about this vibrant, friendly city!

For more info click here.

Reel Movie Tours

Love film? Want to find out more about all the hollywood blockbusters that have used our amazing city as a backdrop? Then book yourself on a Reel Movie Tour, a cinematic adventure through the streets of Liverpool.

From locations used for films like The Batman and Captain America to cult TV shows like Peaky Blinders – this tour will bring all of your fave on-screen moments to life.

 More dates and info here. 


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