Liverpool & Manchester Guided Tour

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Liverpool & Manchester Guided Tour

We invite you for a holiday to these two great cities of North West England.

From the late 18th century, Manchester became ‘Cottonopolis’, the world’s first mega-city of the Industrial Revolution. ,

Meanwhile, 25 miles downstream on the River Mersey, Liverpool had grown from its own humble origins to become one of the world’s largest maritime ports. Founded on a dark history of transatlantic slavery, the emerging city-port was propelled forward through the twin forces of Manchester’s rampant industrialisation and the global reach of the British Empire.

The modern cities carry astonishing histories- and their own creative rivalry. Both places have re-emerged in recent decades as bright and brilliant world-class cities – full of innovation, civic pride, heritage, humour, music, sport and culture – as well as some of the best shopping experiences in England.

We meet at Manchester Piccadilly Station in the heart of the city. We end at Chester Train Station with excellent mainline connections to London, the Lake District, Edinburgh, or York.  

Package Features

  • 4 Nights – Expert Guided Tour
  • Runs from mainline city-centre Train Stations
  • Easy to reach from central London or Manchester Airport
  • Luxury Coach Travel, maximum 16 Travellers
  • All Entrance Fees Included
  • 4 Star Hotels
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

Chatsworth & Peak District Tour Highlights

  • From Karl Marx to Charles Dickens, walk in the footsteps of radicals and writers on a Manchester Guided Walking Tour
  • Astonishing views, high up in Manchester’s Beetham Tower with a cocktail to savour
  • Visit the Lowry Gallery – extraordinary works by Britain’s most popular and acclaimed 20th century artist
  • Ferry ‘cross the Mersey – the perfect way to encounter the dramatic Liverpool skyline, and a unique slice of the local ‘scouse’ culture
  • If it’s Liverpool, then it’s the Beatles – Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, then step inside the childhood homes of Lennon and McCartney

Optional Add-ons

  • Extra Nights – Extend your stay and explore some more – 2 additional nights in Chester.
  • London – add additional nights at beginning and/or end of your holiday
  • BritRail – add on Rail Pass (Overseas visitors only – ask for more information)
  • Something missing? – ask us. We are here to help.

Liverpool & Manchester Tour Itinerary

Manchester Library, Midland Hotel, Beetham Tower. Pelago Travel Great British Explorer Tour to Manchester and Liverpool

Day One - Monday

We begin at Picaddily Station in the heart of Manchester. We learn the lie of the land, and find the city’s stories, sites and famous personalities on our guided walking tour. With the chance to freshen up in your boutique city-centre hotel, we get to know each other in the best possible way, with an evening meal in one of the city centre’s many fine restaurants.

MOSI Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. Pelago Travel Great British Explorer Tour to Manchester and Liverpool

Day Two - Tuesday

To MOSI – Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry, housed in the world’s oldest passenger railway station. In the afternoon, we take the tram to Salford Quays. At the Lowry, we encounter the distinctive brilliance of Manchester’s (and England’s) most famous 20th century artist, then cross the re-purposed docks to the landmark architecture and poignancy of the Imperial War Museum. Returning to the city centre, we rise above the city-scape to enjoy a cocktail and panoramic views on the 23rd floor of the Beetham Tower.
Quarry Bank Mill, Styal. Industrial Revolution in the Cheshire countryside. Pelago Travel Great British Explorer Tour to Manchester and Liverpool

Day Three - Wednesday

Beyond Manchester’s southern boundary we visit Quarry Bank Mill, one of Britain’s most captivating industrial heritage sites. We find ourselves immersed in the lives and stories of a 19th century Lancashire community of cotton-makers. Later we travel along the valley of the Mersey, to the National Waterways Museum – an excellent place to appreciate the landscape, canals and the famous river that unites our twin cities. We cross to Liverpool by Mersey Ferry. With time to freshen up, we take our table for our hosted dinner.
Tall ship on the historic waterfront at Liverpool. Part of Maritime Mercantile City UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pelago Travel Great British Explorer Tour to Manchester and Liverpool

Day Four - Thursday

We start our day at the historic docks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with an abundance of fantastic architecture, maritime heritage, museums, galleries, shops, and eateries. Then we’re on our guided tour of the Fab Four: we visit the Beatles Story, the childhood homes of both John Lennon and Paul McCartney – where the Beatles met, rehearsed and composed their early songs. We find the places made famous in the Beatles’ songbook, and finish at the world famous Cavern Club.
Speke Hall, Tudor home with wattle and daub on the banks of the River Mersey, Liverpool

Day Five - Friday

Beyond the modern city we find an alternative heritage. Speke Hall is a wattle-and-daub Tudor manor house, with a charming personality and a near absence of straight lines! The wonderful gardens provide our final vantage point over the Mersey. Our last short journey is to the glorious heritage city of Chester.. This would be a great place to extend your vacation in England’s North West, or a direct train can take you to the heart of London, a little over 2 hours away.
The Cavern Club, part of the Beatles tour of Liverpool. Pelago Travel Great British Explorer Tour to Manchester and Liverpool

Accommodation

This is a 2-destination tour. For Monday and Tuesday, our boutique hotel is in Manchester’s fashionable Northern Quarter – close to Piccadilly Train Station, with an easy walk into central Manchester. On Wednesday and Thursday, our boutique Liverpool hotel is in the heart of the historic city.

Add A London 4* Hotel

Add 3 Nights

At the Beginning or End of Your Tour, Or Both

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Extend Your Stay

Add 2 Nights In Chester

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