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Liverpool: City and Beatles Open Top Bus Tour

Liverpool: City and Beatles Open Top Bus Tour

From $21.85 per person

Hop onboard the bus and journey through the history of the Beatles and the city of Liverpool. Stop at Penny Lane and Strawberry Field where you can take photos. Learn all about the city before traveling through the leafy suburbs on this 90 min tour.

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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
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based on 956 reviews

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Ian and Damien go out there way to make sure you have a very fun and enjoyable journey… very knowledgeable and find out lots of interesting Liverpool and Beatles info… Singing and music is very much part of the experience and you can join in … which our wee party did … able to get off and take pictures at the relevant stops … no rush at all ..and also taking pictures for you Overall a great couple of hours and an enjoyable way to see the City Everyone of us loved it from young to old … Well done boys We will be back

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September 20, 2021

After leaving my son to uni I thought what can I do as I was on my own. So decided to do an open top bus as I had Never been to Liverpool before. Well as soon as I stepped on the bus I was greeted by the driver Ian (great driving only issue is some of the tree tops but I can't fault Ian's driving on that lol) once aboard Damien came up playing his guitar to greet us. Had a fantastic time even though I didn't know much about the Beatles ( I do now thanks to Damien's fantastic guide) you get to get off the bus at Penny Lane and Strawberry Field for a photo op (Damien's helps if u want to be in the photo) anyway being on my own I didn't know how I would feel but I came off that bus with a massive smile on my face and now no about the Beatles! Thanks Ian and Damien for a fantastic tour!

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September 18, 2021

The tour was fantastic and the guides were enthusiastic and obviously had passion for their job. The criticism I have is that the tour wasn't being run as a "hop-on hop-off" because of Covid rules. However, I cannot see the logic in this as normal bus services were running around Liverpool allowing people (obviously) to get on and off buses?? The tour was therefore 1 1/2 hours long instead of being able to use this ticket for the full day as we understood when we first booked. I did not receive an e-mail informing me of this so found out on the day although it was apparently on the website. This was not the fault of the tour though. Would definitely recommend when the stupid rules are lifted.

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September 17, 2021

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