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Royal Albert Dock
Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock, formerly an important industrial center, is now home to popular attractions including Tate Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum, and The Beatles Story. Explore its cobbled paths to gain insight into the city’s heritage, marvel at its architecture, or simply unwind in one of the dock’s many bars or restaurants.

The Basics
Albert Dock received its Royal title in 2018 in recognition of its maritime history. The former warehouses are now home to attractions such as The Beatles Story, where many Beatles tours visit as part of a comprehensive itinerary. City sightseeing tours also typically stop here, including hop-on hop-off services and bike tours. Learn more about the quay’s history at the Merseyside Maritime or International Slavery Museums, or discover the stand-up scene at Liverpool’s Comedy Central.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bring a coat and an umbrella in winter, as the waterfront can be cold and wet.
  • As one of the UK’s most visited multi-use attractions outside of London, the Royal Albert Dock is a must-see for any visitor.
  • Royal Albert Dock is wheelchair accessible, and guide dogs are welcome in all venues. The Colonnades and all museums have accessible toilets.
  • The nearest cash machines on Gower Street charge for withdrawal, so it’s worth getting your cash beforehand.

How to Get There
Royal Albert Dock is 20 minutes’ walk from central Liverpool. The nearest station is James Street, served directly from Lime Street. The C4, C5, and Citlink buses also stop here. The dock also has a safe and secure car park, which charges an hourly fee.

When to Get There
Come rain or shine, there is always something to see on the quay. The museums close in the evening, though bars and restaurants remain open until late. Summer brings festivals and open air performances to the dock, while winter offers Christmas markets and festive decoration.

Significance of the Dock
At its opening in 1846, the Albert Dock was considered a revolutionary architectural feat. It was the first warehouse in Britain to be fireproof (meaning that it had no wooden parts). Made from brick, stone, and cast iron, the structure was also home to some of the first hydraulic cranes, used to move heavy cargo from the Far East. In its heyday of the early 19th century, 40% of world goods flowed through its ports.
Address: Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, England
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City & Beatles Tour - BLUE ROUTE

City & Beatles Tour - BLUE ROUTE

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Get to know Liverpool and discover the home of the Beatles with this hop-on hop-off bus pass valid for 48 hours. Enjoy unlimited access to two different routes—the Blue Route, which follows a Beatles-themed itinerary, visiting Penny Lane, Strawberry Field and the childhood homes on John Lennon and Paul McCartney; and the Red Route, which stops at city attractions including Royal Albert Dock, the Walker Gallery, the Cavern Club, and Liverpool Cathedral.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.35
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$22.35
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4-hour Door to Door Liverpool Tour in luxury transport (max 6 guests)

4-hour Door to Door Liverpool Tour in luxury transport (max 6 guests)

This is the only daily half day private Liverpool Tour available with a qualified Blue Badge Tour Guide and its unique feature is the use of luxury transport for up to 6 guests to see all the wonderful sites of the city centre and the suburbs and perhaps Iron Men statues on Crosby Beach. Your local fun tour guide will show you all of their favourite places and hopefully after the tour you will truly take a piece of this magnificent city away with you. You will have free time to buy souvenirs and the tour can include the pretty village of Port Sunlight and other places on the opposite side of the River Mersey. Its a great tour for a gift or that special occasion and you can tailor it especially for you. We do not have to include Beatles on this tour and we can adapt it to suit your friends and family in your social bubble when we meet you. This luxury tour is a luxury licensed Mercedes V-class which is sanitised and includes bottled water and free WI-FI.
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  • 4 hours
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$167.64
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Private Beatles Walking Tour for up to 6 guests

Private Beatles Walking Tour for up to 6 guests

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Using a local tour guide you will see far more in the day and enjoy all their favourite places safely. Qualified fun local tour guides who are Beatles experts and who will help you explore this superb clean city in safety. This easy guided walking tour uses Beatles themed stops to explain how and why the vibrant city of Liverpool has changed and the tour has something for everyone. Take photos and selfies at The Beatles statues in front of the principal waterfront buildings, learn about Liverpool's maritime history, the slave trade, the blitz in 1941 links with the ill-fated Titanic, walk though the Royal Albert Docks and so much more. We have been tour guiding Beatles tours for 8 years with 5 star trip advisor reviews. Having enjoyed your easy private walking tour with your fun local tour guide they will then give you lots of tips to help you enjoy the rest of your visit safely. Why not also book the 90 minute private guided tour in luxury transport and make a full day out.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$83.82
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Liverpool Guided Walk in footsteps of Beatles - Free Chidren's places

Liverpool Guided Walk in footsteps of Beatles - Free Chidren's places

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Delve into Liverpool’s vibrant culture on a Beatles and sightseeing walking tour, ideal for music lovers. Tick off top Liverpool attractions such as the decorated Mersey Ferries, the Museum of Liverpool, the 18th-century Liverpool Town Hall, and the brand new statue of Cilla Black outside of the Cavern Club, former stomping ground of The Beatles. Plus, visit spots associated with The Fab Four and watch a short Beatles documentary.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Magical Beatles Tour of Liverpool in V-class Mercedes (6 guests max)

Private Magical Beatles Tour of Liverpool in V-class Mercedes (6 guests max)

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Why take a shared Beatles or LIverpool tour in a coach when you can travel safely with your own qualified Blue Badge Tour Guide who is great fun and who is also a Beatles expert. See Penny Lane, Strawberry Field & much more. Our luxury V-class Mercedes is sanitised between tours and there is Hand Gel, masks and WIFi on board. I will explain how and why the city has changed in a lighthearted informative way and help you plan the rest of your day. There are very few licensed driver guides in Liverpool and no other Liverpool Qualified Guide has a V-class Mercedes. I am a Beatles expert & I like to mix up the legacy left by the fab4 with the maritime history and the impact of the new waterfront buildings on the World Heritage Site. I will talk about the Georgian Quarter and the slave trade and you will visit the Victorian Round Reading Room and be driven through the world heritage site. My tours are family friendly and I will help you plan the rest of your visit.
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  • 2 hours
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4-hour Discover Liverpool Tour. Private 90-minute car tour & shared guided walk

4-hour Discover Liverpool Tour. Private 90-minute car tour & shared guided walk

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Get an insider’s look at the hometown of John, Paul, Ringo, and George on a 2-hour walking tour of Liverpool. Visit the Cavern Club, Town Hall, and other Beatles points of interest.Enjoy complimentary admission to the Beatles Story. The tour also gives you a comprehensive overview of Liverpool, so you can confidently navigate the city on your own.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Tour with a local Tour Guide - Blue Badge Guide, 2-hour, half or full day

Tour with a local Tour Guide - Blue Badge Guide, 2-hour, half or full day

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Explore Liverpool's top sights on a comprehensive private guided tour. Personalize your itinerary around your interests and view everything from Beatles locations such as the Cavern Club to the city’s UNESCO-listed waterfront, the Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool Cathedral, Anfield football stadium, and more. Spend up to 7 hours exploring the city with hotel or port pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 2 to 7 hours
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$97.79
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Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt Around Liverpool - The Grand Voyage

Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt Around Liverpool - The Grand Voyage

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A fun and different way to see Liverpool! Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones. Spot things other people take for granted! You’ll learn interesting facts and stories. Everything is outdoors and you can do social distancing.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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The Beatles Private Walking Tour in Liverpool

The Beatles Private Walking Tour in Liverpool

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Your guide Charlotte is one of the most qualified Beatles-specialist guides in the world, and is the only qualified guide to have a Masters Degree in The Beatles, Popular Music and Society. With over 20 years' experience of guiding, Charlotte's knowledge about The Beatles and the city of Liverpool is unrivaled, making this tour one of the most ideal and trust-worthy that you will find.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$28.67
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Downtown Liverpool Walking Tour - In Spanish

Downtown Liverpool Walking Tour - In Spanish

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This is a tour in Spanish where walking, we will know everything about the trajectory of the city through the years. In 2.5 hours you will know everything you need to have an unforgettable visit in Liverpool. Of course we will talk about The Beatles, as well as Footbal and Scouse Culture, World Wars, economic bankruptcies and much more. We will start in Williamson Square, from there we will visit the Cultural Room, We will go through the Georgian Quarter, to visit the Cathedrals, and the Chinatown, we will talk about the city's typical food, we will tour Liverpool One, to talk about the transformation of the city before and after the Blitz - World War II. We will walk through the Cavern Quarter, where you will know a brief account of The Beatles in the city and the emblematic place that saw them grow, the Cavern Club. From there we will go down to the Royal Albert Dock port, where you will know its history. We will finish at Pier Head, knowing the beautiful 3 Thanks of the city.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Enjoy Liverpool in Private Luxury Transport for visitors and special occasions.

Enjoy Liverpool in Private Luxury Transport for visitors and special occasions.

This is the only bookable private 2 hour Liverpool by day or by night tour in luxury transport for from 1 to 6 guests in your private group with stunning waterfront views from the opposite side of the River Mersey. Its a brilliant idea for Corporate, a Hen or Stag group or for a birthday party and we will put photos of your group on the windows if you wish and we can drop you off at a restaurant. The tour is flexible as we can vary the fun route for you with more or less time in the city centre or on the waterfront as its up to you. We can meet you at home within LIverpool your hotel and drop you off as you wish within Liverpool City centre.
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  • 2 hours
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$55.88
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Magical Beatles Car Tour - Penny Lane & Beatles Homes for up to 6 guests

Magical Beatles Car Tour - Penny Lane & Beatles Homes for up to 6 guests

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Travel safely in a sanitised luxury vehicle in this private tour for your own group from 1 to 6 guests. Avoid the risk of travelling in a motor coach in this private tour to learn all about the Beatles locations in the south of the city centre, Penny Lane, Strawberry Field, outside the Beatles childhood homes and lots more. You will also have a short guided tour of the city centre in luxury transport and as it is a private tour your guide can meet you at your preferred location anywhere in Liverpool City Centre. If you want to learn about all the Beatles locations within the city centre then there is the option to add a 2-hour socially distanced walking tour from the waterfront to William Brown Street. Your qualified Tour Guides and Driver/Guides will have hand sanitiser and there are face-masks available at a small additional charge if you require those. After your tour your local tour guide will help you to plan the rest of your visit avoiding the busiest locations.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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2-Day Private Liverpool BeatlesTour & Explore North Wales in a licensed Mercedes

2-Day Private Liverpool BeatlesTour & Explore North Wales in a licensed Mercedes

This unlike other tours includes a guided walk at each stop with a qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide and apart from the walking section on day one (which allows you to enjoy the Beatles sites in the city centre) your tour is in a luxury licensed V-class mercedes with air suspension, electric doors, complimentary water and WIFI. You have the same tour guide on this private tour in the car for both days who will get to know you and your friends and family and as this is a private tour the route can be amended and for example we often divert to an area of interest if a client has relatives born in a town nearby. You simply can not beat a Ticket to Ride Tour a superb and complete 2-day Beatles experience and North Wales adventure with 3 World Heritage Sites! You will like it that much that you might even then take an additional day with us to the Lake District. We make our tours personal and thats how we receive continued repeat business and such good trip advisor reviews.
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  • 2 days
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1-hour Fun Leisurely Guided Waterfront Walk - Children go free of charge

1-hour Fun Leisurely Guided Waterfront Walk - Children go free of charge

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This is an excellent choice for first-time visitors to Liverpool. Going on a 1-hour tour means you can get a perfect city overview, and still have the rest of the day to discover the city at your own pace. A guide will navigate, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost, and you’ll learn fascinating insights about the city’s history. Highlights include the Beatles Statue, the Titanic Memorial, the Three Graces, Albert Docks, and the Pumphouse.
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  • 1 hour
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$27.94
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2-Hour Private Liverpool Walking Tour

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2-Hour Private Liverpool Walking Tour

This 2 hour private Liverpool walking tour is the perfect introduction to to the city and a great way to orientate and immerse yourself. On your private tour you will be introduced to Liverpool’s top attractions and explore the city with your fun and knowledgeable tour guide who will bring your day to life and help you to plan the rest of your time in Liverpool. You will make a lot of fun memories.
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  • 2 hours
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$245.17
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$272.41
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Private Tour, Liverpool City Highlights, including Cavern Club entry

Private Tour, Liverpool City Highlights, including Cavern Club entry

Join us for this half day tour of Liverpool, a beautiful city where plentiful history is surrounded by modern culture and sport. Let’s explore the city centre together and hear about some of the famous residents, past and present. Follow your private guide through the streets that scream the name of the words most famous pop group, The Beatles. Sports fans won’t be disappointed either, with a stop at the shop of one of football biggest clubs. Our tour winds its way around the City taking in the highlights, ending in the dock area. Just imagine a few hundred years ago many thousands of Europeans boarding ships bound for the New World. Today you will probably spot one of the many cruise liners dropping off passengers to enjoy this fantastic city!
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
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$239.22
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