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Liverpool: City and Beatles Open Top Bus Tour

Liverpool: City and Beatles Open Top Bus Tour

From US$ 22.01 per person

Hop on board and journey through the history of the Beatles and the city of Liverpool. Stop at Penny Lane and Strawberry Field for photos. Then take a relaxing drive through the leafy suburbs.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Take your photo with the famous Penny Lane sign and at Strawberry Field
  • Visit the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  • Drive alongside the beautiful banks of the River Mersey
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Hop aboard the open-top bus tour of Liverpool and The Beatles. You will hear about the social history of the city and where the Beatles were born and raised, stayed, and played. See all the city’s historic sights, including the Unesco World Heritage waterfront and the 2 magnificent Cathedrals, before being whisked off to the leafy suburbs of south Liverpool, home of the Fab Four. You will make 2 stops. The first at Penny Lane and the second at Strawberry Field, where you can leave the bus for a priceless photo opportunity. Then you'll go to the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, before traveling back towards the city where you will hear all about the great River Mersey. Once you have completed the City and Beatles tour, use your ticket to join the hop-on hop-off city tour. With a pre-recorded commentary you'll be taken through the historical landmarks and attractions including The Royal Albert Dock, our iconic UNESCO waterfront, the world-famous Cavern Club, the World Museum, both of the magnificent Cathedrals, The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, China Town, and much more.  You will also have exclusive offers throughout the city, including a free glass of bubbly at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms.
  • City and Beatles Bus Tour
  • Exclusive offers throughout the city, including a free glass of bubbly at the • • Philharmonic Dining Rooms
  • Entrance tickets to visitor attractions
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Board both the City & Beatles Tour and the hop-on hop-off tour at Gower Street on the Royal Albert Dock. Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts, as seats are not reserved.

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Know before you go

  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 'hop-on hop-off' element of the city tour is not available and you will only be able to join the tour once from Royal Albert Dock
  • The City and Beatles Tour last approximately 90 minutes
  • The hop-on hop-off bus tour takes 50 minutes to complete the full route
  • The roof might not be accessible during bad weather conditions
  • Opening hours are subject to change
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 1139 reviews

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We had the best introduction to Liverpool and its people by taking this tour. "Toxeth Tom" was the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. I was not a particular Beatles fan but after this tour I became a BAB- Born Again Beatle fan. I would highly recommend this trip especially if you get Tom and Ann the driver

October 23, 2021

Booked the tour on a quite rainy day to start, but the weather let up a few minutes after the tour started. From start to finish, the people behind the tour were quite accommodating and helpful. (We arrived earlier than our designated time slot, so they gave us some helpful information regarding what bus to look out for and little whatnots). The tour takes you partially around the city and within the area of where some of the Beatles and their important life events happened. It was quite informative and we had so much fun with our tour guide, Chris! He encouraged the group to ask questions, and even provided us with some music to play en route to Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane. An added bonus was him serenading us with a tiny banjo as the tour was approaching its end! Highly recommended! Would like to come back some time and bring our parents for an experience!

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October 19, 2021

The fantastic knowledge and stories of it's history brought the city to life. Even as life long beatles fans we were still finding out new information about their early lives. It was a wet miserable morning but that didn't detract from our enjoyment of the experience. That was due to Chris' 100% commitment to creating a fun experience.

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October 19, 2021

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