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Beatles and Liverpool Rail Day Trip from London

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182 reviews
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London
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Overview

At a glance
Category: Day Trips
Duration: 14 hours
Highlights
All entrance fees included
Rail Tour
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Description
Your day starts with a relaxing train journey to the historic city of Liverpool, European Capital of Culture in 2008. Arriving at Liverpool Lime Street, you'll have time to explore this Victorian city, perhaps taking a stroll along the stunningly refurbished Albert Dock Complex housing the Merseyside Maritime Museum and Tate Liverpool art gallery.

Your tour includes entry to the Beatles Story, where you can re-live the Fab Four's meteoric rise to fame. Your visit takes you from the cobbles of Matthew Street and the Cavern, through the hysteria of Beatlemania to the final live performance on the Apple rooftop and beyond!

The Cavern Quarter is a vibrant city center area and the focus of Beatle history. There's the famous Cavern Club, where the lads played 292 times, and the pubs where they drank during the early 1960s.

Options for lunch in Liverpool are many and varied, with top-quality bars, restaurants and cafes in the city center.

In the afternoon your Magical Mystery Tour is waiting to take you away! This two-hour tour takes you round all the landmarks in the lives of the Fab Four, including their homes, schools and birthplaces, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and many other significant spots.
Inclusions
Magical Mystery Tour
Entrance fee to the Beatles Story
Liverpool map and information booklet
Return train ticket from London to Liverpool
Guide
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pickup and drop off
Transportation in Liverpool
Food and drinks, unless specified

Location

Meeting point
Euston Rail Station

Reviews

Cheryl B,
Dec 2017

As a huge Beatles fan, I found this tour to be a once in a lifetime experience!! It was well organized and loaded with interesting info. The upgrade on the train to include meals was well worth it. Although it could be done on your own for much less, having the day all planned for a first visit to Liverpool was great!!

Patrick M,
Oct 2017

The Museum did a very good job telling the story of the band, its origins, rise to fame, the changes in music, the break-up and the post-Beatle life. Worth the 90 minutes or so it takes to do. The Magical Mystery Tour is as touristy as you might imagine but was worth every minute of it. The tour guide on the bus was particularly good.

Daniel O,
Oct 2017

Awesome Tour, Great History Lesson. Up Front and Personal.

Lori G,
Oct 2017

This was an impressive tour and worth every penny! My husband is a huge Beatles fan so when we were planning our vacation I knew this was a must do for us...and I am so glad we did it! When I booked the only available option was the first class train ticket which I was hesitant to purchase as it was a little more than I had wanted to spend. It was SO worthwhile! The excursion starts with meeting at the train station at 6:30 in the morning....which means being up rather early. First class train provides breakfast options, big comfy seats, and WIFI....a very comfy ride. Once arriving in Liverpool we were able to easily find our way to the dock and the Beatles Story. It was a very informative and interesting look at the lives and history of the Beatles....from the very beginning to the end. We did find our way to the other exhibit which we were told featured more Beatles memorabilia but it was disappointing....more about the history of rock and roll and very little about the Beatles. There was enough time to stroll around and grab some lunch before embarking on the Magical Mystery tour. The guide for the tour was awesome...very Beatles savvy and entertaining. He took us through Liverpool pointing out the places they lived, famous places of inspiration for their songs such as Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields....and the history behind it all. After that we were dropped off near the famous Cavern Club which became the highlight for me personally. As we descended into the club it is well below ground level you could feel the history....and it was packed with people! The acoustics were amazing...the live entertainment was great to listen to while drinking a beer and feeling the music envelop the entire place. Tito Jackson even made an appearance! It was a great day...and the return train was wonderful with a light dinner and beverages provided. If you are a Beatles fan this is a MUST DO if you are in London and can spare a full day...you won't be disappointed!

maureen c,
Sep 2017

OUR TRIP TO LIVERPOOL WAS VERY WELL ORGANISED RECOMEND GOING FIRST CLASS AS WE DID.WAS DELAYED ON WAY BACK TO EUSTON STATION DUE TO A BOMB SCARE THANK GOD FOR EXRTA DRINKS .WAS GREAT DAY,CAVERN CLUB,ALBERT DOCK

Dawn H,
Aug 2017

So much to see and do in Liverpool, loved the trip. The Beatle's Story and the Magical Mystery Tour were exceptional.

Michael B,
Aug 2017

Fantastic Day. The train, museum, and tour were phenomenal. Plenty of free time, which you will want, and enough structure to make it the experience of a lifetime. I have waited 50 years for this and it lived up to all my expectations. Our tour guide was amazing.
I recommend this.

Mykindoffun,
Oct 2017

Fun Beatles venue! Loved traveling on train. Wish more information made available to us about return trip, viator did not enclose any information in packet given to us at train station, no time printed on train tickets either.

Brett M,
Sep 2017

The rail trip from London to Liverpool was certainly a highlight of our entire vacation. We upgraded to first class which made it extra special. We enjoyed the Beatles museum. The only slight in the whole day was the bus tour around Liverpool. For some reason the driver failed to remember to turn the air conditioner back on after we returned from each excursion. It really made the ride pretty stuffy since the bus was completely full of passengers. Other than that we had a wonderful time learning about the history of the Beatles!

RANELIZA S,
Aug 2017

It would be best if somebody went to Liverpool with the group, it was not clearly stated that we will be on our own as in we were just given instructions on the morning itself before leaving for Liverpool. If somebody was with us, we could have maximized our time exploring the City or at least include in the Tour description that except for the Magical Mystery Tour, the traveler will be on his/her own. Or at least have somebody to guide us upon arrival in Liverpool. Much time was spent looking for the other tour sites. It was good that I found 2 fellow Filipinos and we all got lost together...