The City of Liverpool was well known internationally long before The Beatles emerged from The Cavern in the swinging sixties, but the city is now a major attraction and mecca for countless numbers of fans and devotees of The Fab Four and their music.
As your tour coach circles the city center and suburbs, you will see the birthplaces, former homes, schools, and venues where they played. Listen to their music as you see the places they wrote about.
Your tour guide will recount the story of the band as stops for photographs are made at appropriate places of interest. Walk down today’s Mathew Street to the site of The Cavern Club, which opened in 1957 as a jazz club and is where they had their premier debut. Their last performance was in August 1963, by which time they had become international stars.
The Cavern, originally a cellar beneath warehouses in Mathew Street, once the center of Liverpool’s fruit market, was demolished in 1973. The second Cavern Club was built in 1984 on the same site using original bricks. Opposite the club is a memorial to “Four Lads Who Shook the World”, and there are many statues and places associated with them. Browse in their memorabilia shop to get the right souvenir. You’ll have a walk-through series of 18 features of sight and sound experience following the fab four from childhood to Beatlemania. Walk into Mathew Street over real cobblestones, smell the fruit warehouses and hear the sounds of the music playing in The Cavern. The tour ends with the break-up of the group and a special tribute to their lead singer.
You may remain at Albert Dock, for individual sightseeing, or return with the coach for the short distance to the ship.
Entrance to the Cavern Club or former homes of The Beatles are not included. Every effort will be made to see the former homes of the band; however, this will be dependent on traffic around the city. Photo stops at Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields are busy traffic areas and will only be permitted if safe and legal to do so.