Private Liverpool Self-Guided Tour

Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Liverpool
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Liverpool
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Forget about crowds, schedules or lines! With this self-guided experience, your smartphone is your new private guide.

Strolling around Liverpool at your own pace, you'll have the opportunity to take astonishing pictures and enter any attraction you fancy. Discover all of Liverpool's history: from when it was a small fishers town until today; its grim slavery-trade past and powerful presence in world commerce. Learn about the strong connection between The Beatles and the city, encompassed mostly through the famous Cavern Club. We will walk down to Mersey's river Pier Head, discovering the beautiful Three Graces and one of the most iconic places for selfies in the country. We finish at the Royal Albert Dock leaving you with a list of insider recommendations so you get the most out of your visit.

PS: when booking, you will get an email with instructions on how to download our app and redeem your unique code (this code is different from your booking reference number!).

Itinerary
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Stop At: St. George's Hall, 10 St. Georges Place, Liverpool L1 1LQ England

Here is where the tour starts. This is the first stop of 18! You will get a brief description of the whole tour and particularly at this stop, you will discover the history of the city of Liverpool.

You will learn about Liverpool origins as a tidal pool next to the River Mersey before the town was founded in the 13th century and how it became the city it is today. You will also learn about St. George’s Hall, the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building; not only was its design based upon an ancient temple, but its position on its elevated podium was chosen to increase its dominance over its surroundings.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: William Brown Street., William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL England

In this stop, you will learn about The William Brown Street Conservation Area, which has a high concentration of the city's major public buildings and now forms the principal cultural quarter of Liverpool. The street was named after William Brown, a powerful merchant who later became MP and philanthropist, donating these lands in 1860 for cultural purposes.

The buildings and structures you will see here are: The former County Sessions Court, the Walker Art Gallery, the Central Library, the World Museum Liverpool, Alfred Waterhouse's former North Western Hotel, the neo-Grecian Empire Theatre, the Steble Fountain and the Wellington Memorial.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Liverpool Central Library, Central Library William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW England

We will walk you through the several adjoining historic buildings on William Brown Street, putting special emphasis on The library and World Museum Liverpool. Both share the same building, which is a Grade II listed building built in a classical style.

Besides hearing about the history of this place and its surroundings, you will get some tips on what to visit and which exhibit rooms to enter in the Library and Museum (entrance should be free for both but sometimes there are events that might charge a fee).

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: St John's Gardens, St John's Ln, St George's Pl, William Brown St, Liverpool L1 1JJ, UK

We will guide you through St John's Ornamental and Memorial Gardens, which stand in a former area of heathland known as The Great Heath, now the park next to St. George's Hall.

In addition to flower beds, you will find statues and memorials erected in the gardens. We will tell you everything about these, plus the amazing story of the Hillsborough Disaster and why it is still important for the memory of the city, especially for football fans regardless of the team they support.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Williamson Square, Liverpool L1 1EL England

You will walk along Williamson Square in the city centre of Liverpool. This square is not only important because of its water fountain with playful colour lights in the middle, in this square stands a theatre that's very important to the city's heritage: the famous Liverpool Playhouse. It has seen many famous British actors and actresses shine through its many years of live performances, which we will tell you all about. Standing tall behind this beautiful theatre stands the Radio Tower, formerly known as St. John's Beacon, another building that you cannot miss (which we will tell you all about as well).


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE England

Through this experience, we will walk you around the neighbourhood that's a living example of the Beatles Heritage. Several blocks of the Cavern Quarter are a veritable warren of pubs, clubs and restaurants, most of them nightly venues for live music. Liverpool is still a city with a vibrant live music scene and this is its epicentre. The narrow, pedestrianized streets are teeming nightly with a good-spirited mix of tourists and locals until the early hours. Over it all though hangs the air of The Beatles.

The place you cannot miss in this neighbourhood is the famous Cavern Club, the club that became a centre of the rock and roll scene in Liverpool in the early 1960s and was closely associated with Merseybeat and regularly played host to the Beatles. Don't worry, we will tell you all about it during the tour. (You have to pay for the entrance to the Cavern Club).

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Castle Street, Liverpool England

We will walk you through the beautiful Castle Street, which is at the heart of Liverpool’s World Heritage site. It is one of the original seven ancient streets of Liverpool, appearing on maps from the 13th century onwards. This street is recognised as mainly two Grade I listed buildings: the Town Hall and former Bank of England, but it has 17 other grade II listed buildings.

After you finish strolling through Castle Street, we will guide you to Liverpool Exchange Flags Square: here you will learn about the city's past of commerce, war, slavery and the main characters involved. We will also teach you to interpret Nelsons’ bronze monument at this square and what are the controversies surrounding this monument.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Pier Head, Liverpool England

You will stroll around the three magnificent buildings that line the city’s waterfront of the Pier Head, which are called Liverpool’s three graces. These buildings, looking from the waterfront from left to right are: the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. The three graces are part of Liverpool's formerly UNESCO-designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City.

We will give you extensive information about these three buildings, the local legends surrounding the Liver Birds (Liverpools' emblem mascot) standing atop the Liver Building and the reasons why this bird was adopted in the Coat of Arms of the city.

In addition, we will give you insights about The Pier Head Beatles monument and a couple of stories about the Fab Four that you might not know beforehand.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, Riverside Walk, Liverpool L3 4AZ England

From maritime to the arts, the Mersey has always played a central role in the city’s cultural life, and the Dock’s vast size stamped its imprint on the city’s waterfront.

We will guide you along Liverpool's waterfront and tell you all about its extensive past; how it was used before and after World War II; what the Titanic has to do with the city; why so many museums were built here (Museum of Liverpool, The Beatles Story, Merseyside Maritime Museum), and more.

You will finish the tour with a list of recommendations of where to go, what to do and where to eat, so you get the most of your stay in Liverpool.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DG England

We will give you general information about the Museum and its surroundings. What to expect when visiting, where to go inside and what you will be seeing.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Hillsborough Monument Memorial Liverpool UK, Old Haymarket, Liverpool L1 6ER, UK

We will tell youthe story of one of the worst disasters that Football has ever seen: The Hillsborough disaster, a fatal human crush during a football match at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield on 15 April 1989.

Pass By: World Museum, National Museums Liverpool William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN England

The museum was originally started as the Derby Museum as it comprised the 13th Earl of Derby's natural history collection. Discover the rich history of this building and its surroundings during our tour.

Pass By: St Johns Beacon Viewing Gallery, St Johns Beacon, 1 Houghton St, Liverpool L1 1RL, UK

We will tell you the history behind St John’s Beacon, a radio and observation tower; once abandoned and hated by most scoucers but now revived and loved.

Pass By: Liverpool Playhouse Theatre, Williamson Square, Liverpool L1 1EL, UK

Discover the vivid story of one of the most famous theatres the north has ever seen; from when it was called the Star Concert Hall at its opening in 1866 until it became Liverpool Playhouse Theatre.

Pass By: Liverpool Town Hall, Town Hall High Street, Liverpool L2 3SW England

Sitting grandly at the top of Castle Street, the Town Hall is a Grade I Listed building and is described as “one of the finest surviving 18th Century Town Halls”. Discover this building and the dark story behind the famous monument that stands in its backyard.

Pass By: Royal Liver Building, Royal Liver Assurance Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1PW England

The Royal Liver Building is one of the emblems of the city and was an early example of a building constructed using reinforced concrete. It is famous for the Liver birds that stand on top of the structure. We will tell you every story about these birds, the building and more.

Pass By: The Cunard Building, Cunard Building Water Street, Liverpool L3 1DS England

This mix of Italian Renaissance and Greek Revival style building is the second of the famous three graces of Liverpool, and its development has been particularly influenced by Italian palace design. You'll discover its history during our tour.

Pass By: Port of Liverpool Building Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1BY England

The Port of Liverpool Building (formerly Mersey Docks and Harbour Board Offices, more commonly known as the Dock Office) was designed by Sir Arnold Thornely and F.B. Hobbs. It is the oldest of the Three Graces and the architectural features were designed to be reflective of Liverpool's importance to the maintenance of the British Empire.

Inclusions
  • 3 weeks unlimited access to this Self-Guided Tour on the app
  • Map, directions, GPS route and stops of each tour
  • Jenny will guide you through an audio guide (no computer-generated voice!)
  • Audio guide, pictures, videos, stories and all the info you need
  • You will get an email with instructions to activate your tour (booking reference isn't the code!)

Exclusions
  • In-person Guide
  • Any entrance fee for the attractions mentioned during the tour
  • Entry/Admission - Liverpool Central Library
  • Entry/Admission - The Cavern Club
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • You must need to download this app, once your booking is confirmed for you to enjoy the tour: www.pandemictoursapp.com
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Departure Point

St George's Hall Liverpool, St George's Pl, Liverpool L1 1JJ, UK


Departure Time


Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Private Liverpool Self-Guided Tour
12/7/2021 - 12/22/2023

Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM


Return Details

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, 3-4 The Colonnades, Liverpool L3 4AA, UK

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 to 3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

nskd68

01 Dec, 2022

Great app and self guided tour. Wonderful to learn about the history in your own time. Definitely recommend this tour

Y5096MDteresab

10 Jun, 2022

Well designed itinerary and interesting information. Nice clear explanations with both audio and transcriptions. We liked the fact that we were able to do the tour at our own pace over a couple of days. The app didn't always work and wasn't straight forward to use as it kept taking us back to the introduction. Despite this, I would recommend this app as it's very informative and it gives you flexibility around the itinerary.

andersong460

11 Feb, 2022

I was hesitant at first because I wanted a tour with a guide, but this app totally smashed it: I was able to do the tour at my own pace without losing track of every detail. I also got interesting bits about the city! It worth every penny 👍

Datrizia13

11 Feb, 2022

Excellent guide tour! Liverpool is a lovely city and we took our time to enjoy every attraction and location explained on this app. We walked through the city centre while we were discovering history and culture fun facts by the app. Recommended! Pier Head --> beautiful!!!

matias_11_yg

26 Jan, 2022

We only had one day but this tour was absolutely perfect. The information given through the app answered all our questions. The tour includes a walkthrough of every important building in the city and an incredible list of recommendations, perfect choice for anyone with a very short visit.

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