Join us for an unforgettable night of music and showmanship in the company of the unrivalled André Rieu and his fantastic Johann Strauss Orchestra on this excellent ‘make-your-own-way’ break to Liverpool, home of the Merseybeat sound.
Follow or dance in the footsteps of John, Paul, George, and Ringo on a magical tour of Liverpool, home of the Beatles, one of the most influential bands of all time, including a ride on the Mersey Ferry and a chance to visit the famed Cavern Club, where the Beatles first hit the big time.
The advertised price includes a CAT 4 (£50 face-value) seated ticket. Upgrades to CAT 3 (face-value £70), CAT 2 (face-value £90), CAT 1 (face-value £115) and Premium tickets (face-value £145) are available for supplements. Please note this is an indoor concert with floor and tiered seating.
Watch in awe as the maestro, André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra, choir and soloists perform live at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool
Make your own way to Liverpool, and spend three nights in one of the UK’s most cultural cities
Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles as you uncover their fascinating history
Journey on the Mersey Ferry, along the Mersey, learning about its connection with The Beatles
Visit the famous Royal Albert Dock
Perhaps visit the 'new' Cavern Club, where the Beatles hit the big time
Travel To Liverpool
Make your own way to your hotel, located in Liverpool’s city centre, near the famous Royal Albert Dock. With a host of cafés, restaurants and attractions (including the Cavern Club) right on your doorstep, you’ll be well-positioned to make the most of your break in Liverpool.
If you’re arriving by train, James Street & Moorfields stations are close to the hotels, with regular connections to Liverpool Lime Street station. Alternatively, If you’re driving, private parking is available at the hotel.
Unpack and unwind, as you look forward to a fabulous few days on Merseyside, later, enjoying a guided orientation walk of the area, taking in the nearby waterfront, with its Beatles statue and Titanic memorial, as your tour guide brings Liverpool’s rich history to life, whetting your appetite for a fascinating trip ahead.
Included Mersey Ferry Ride, Walking Tour Of The Royal Albert Dock And Evening André Rieu Concert
Meet your Beatles-mad tour manager and head to the Mersey Ferry, which will take you across the Mersey. Ringo Starr used to work on the Mersey Ferry and the Beatles famously played a gig aboard a Mersey Ferry called the Royal Iris.
Thereafter, you’ll visit the Royal Albert Docks, where you’ll have an option of a waterfront walk and the chance to visit the Tate Liverpool. Here, you’ll find British and international and modern contemporary art. The docks are also ideal for enjoying a pre-show meal.
As night falls, the tour will travel to the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool where the spectacular André Rieu will perform. The Waltz King will be accompanied by his Johann Strauss Orchestra, choir, and soloists, as well as several special guests, and the evening promises to be filled with their trademark waltzes, beautiful melodies from opera, musicals, film, and classical music.
Beatles Trail & Liverpool Cathedral
After breakfast, depart by coach to pick up the Beatles trail back in and around Liverpool. Drift back through time as you visit the Penny Trust, with its colourful Beatles mural, and then the Strawberry Field Visitor Centre – both names etched in the consciousness of The Beatles fans forever. Stop for a drink or a bite to eat (payable locally), before the tour continues past the childhood homes of John, Paul and Ringo, and their schools and colleges. You’ll pass the birthplaces of John Lennon and Brian Epstein – The Beatles’ legendary manager – before paying a visit to Liverpool Cathedral, the world’s fifth-largest and where Paul McCartney once auditioned for the local choir.
This evening is at your leisure, providing the perfect opportunity to visit a reconstruction of the legendary Cavern Club for some live music, which is just a short walk away. The Cavern Club is where Brian Epstein first saw the Beatles perform live. Epstein signed them, and the rest, as they say, is history!
After breakfast, you’ll make your own way home after an enlightening trip of musical delights.
Please note that this is an indoor concert, which will start at approximately 8pm and finish at about 10.45pm. Afterwards our coach will return you to the hotel. It will be necessary to walk between the coach drop-off/pick-up points and the concert venue. Your show/event ticket(s) will be given to you by your Newmarket tour manager on the day.
Airport development fees
An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Durham Tees Valley & Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person (not included in the price of your holiday). Please visit the airport's website for further information.
At this time, exact outbound and inbound departure times have not been confirmed. Times shown are our best estimate based on current information. Final timings will be confirmed to you in your Final Travel Documents, approximately 10 days prior to departure, though we will make every effort to secure timings close to those indicated when you book.
Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Travelling to Europe
Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. Note that these new rules do NOT apply when travelling within the United Kingdom or to the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You do require government issued ID when travelling by air though.
Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names.
Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be less than 10 years old on the day you return home – please check the 'date of issue' and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home – please check the 'expiry date'. These rules do not apply to travel to Ireland where you can continue to use your passport as long as it’s valid for the length of your stay.
Visa - If you’re a tourist, you do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. Different rules will apply to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania; if you visit these countries, visits to other EU countries will not count towards the 90-day total. Travel to Ireland will not change and stays there will not count towards the 90-day total.
European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Towards the end of 2022, it is likely that non EU citizens will be required to apply online for an authorisation to visit most European countries. The current details suggest there will be a charge of €7 per person and the authorisation will be valid for all trips made to the EU in a three year period from issue. We will advise you of confirmed details prior to your tour’s departure.
Border Control - At border control, you may need to show proof of your return journey - your travel documentation issued by us will be sufficient for this. You will also need to use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens if manual checks are required.
Healthcare Cover - You should always get appropriate travel insurance with healthcare cover before you go abroad which covers pre-existing conditions. You should understand the terms and conditions of your travel insurance and be happy with its cover for healthcare and travel disruption. Newmarket sell a comprehensive travel insurance policy. Ask our travel consultants for more information. You should also apply for a UK Global Heath Insurance Card (GHIC) which lets you get urgent state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. Note GHIC is only valid in EU countries and not in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.