Introducing Liverpool - The Global City!

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: Neil
Quality Verified Registered on April 12, 2021

Hello - My name is Neil, I am 65 years old and have Lived and worked in Liverpool all of my life. I am a great admirer of the city, its people and its culture. I have been working as a local guide since 2012 undertaking over 200 full day tours in and around the city. I am happy and proud to report I consistently receive 5 STAR reviews for my tours and will endeavour to ensure this continues. This free walking tour is the culmination of my work so far. I have been astonished at the changes to the city landscape over the last 20 years and have witnessed the resurgence of Liverpool to become once again a global city of importance. I will be proud to guide you through this cities many wonderful attractions. I often say my life my earliest memory at the age of eight was hearing the iconic roll of drums that opened the Beatles first massive hit 'She Loves You' on the radio. My love of their unique sound and melodies has never diminished since. Ever proud of our most famous sons’ Beatles fans will find Liverpool still dances to the Mersey Beat! If you should book a free walking tour with me you will hopefully find me, as others do, a warm and friendly man with a wicked sense of humour and a genuine love for his City. I look forward to meeting you and sharing safely an unforgettable experience of Liverpool.

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Tour description

Greetings from Liverpool! My name is Neil, and for the last twelve years it has been my great pleasure to work here in Liverpool as a local guide.
Liverpool is my favourite place to be - so full of fun and surprises, always leaving visitors wanting more!
I have spent my whole life living and working in the City, and enjoy nothing more than passing on my knowledge to visitors from all over the world.
Starting at the historic Pier Head, on the River Mersey, we see all parts of the former UNESCO World Heritage site.
These places celebrate and bear witness to the development of one of the world's major trading centres in the 18th, 19th and twentieth Centuries.
But Liverpool is so much more than its history. Its incredible people, diverse culture and amazing architecture are great reasons to visit right now.
Our locals (known as 'Scousers' here in the UK) possess a warmth and wit unique to this place. I aim to pack in enough in our time together to help you orientate yourself and understand what makes Liverpool tick!

The principal places we visit are:

  • Liverpool Pier Head and the Three Graces (World Heritage site) 
  • The Beatles Statue (have your picture taken with the 'fab' four!) 
  • Liverpool Town Hall and Castle Street (a World Heritage site)
  • Mathew Street and the Cavern Quarter 
  • The worlds oldest man made docks and the origins of the Liver Pool
  • The River Mersey, see the ferries and finish our walk back by the river. 

Along the way I point out the many incredible buildings, museums, pubs, eateries and visitor attractions here in the centre of Liverpool, how to get the best out of your stay on a budget. This walking tour is a great opportunity to get to familiarise yourself with the City, plan the best ways  to get around and the best highlights to see with the time you have available.

Come and enjoy!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DP, UK
    Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DP, UK
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    Outside the Mersey Ferry Terminal at the Pier Head (next to the Beatles Statue!)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Castle Street

    The Beatles Quarter - discover how the Beatles started and the Cavern Club, were they played nearly 300 times

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Mathew Street
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Liverpool Town Hall
  • 6
    Outside visit
    St Nicholas Pl

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Heather 15 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Neil was the best! We do walking tours in every new city and we would rank Neil in the top 2 or 3 guides we have ever had. He has a great personality, tons of knowledge and we really enjoyed the tour he put together for us. He also gave some great suggestions for areas/things to explore once the tour was done. It was a wonderful and entertaining two hours!
Alice 06 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Neil is very kind and he has shown us many places also linked to his life in Liverpool. Highly recommended for those who want to gather historical information about the city and not only check out the most popular places around, which you can easily visit by yourself. Have a guided tour with Neil as soon as you get there so you'll be inspired about what to do afterwards.
Carol 09 Mar 2024
Burton upon Trent

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Neil was very knowledgeable and passionate about his home city. Lots of historical information and personal anecdotes to make the tour very interesting. Would definitely recommend
Sofia 17 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Love it!! So interesting and entertaining, 100% recomend it!
Daryl 17 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
We've done tours in 50+ cities and enjoyed Neil's the most. Great overview of the city and interesting stories you'd not get elsewhere
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 18 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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