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The British Music Cities Tour

Step back in time, hear the stories, enjoy the songs, relive the memories and see the sights on this unique tour, which visits the three capitals of British Music: London, Liverpool and Manchester. Delve into the world of the Beatles, Handel, Hendrix and many more, visit famous monuments and clubs, and experience the magic of the British music scene.

With a country as vast and bountiful as England, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city. The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.

Location:

London, England, UK (LHR), Liverpool, England, UK, Manchester, England, UK

8  Days | 6  nights
Call to book: 1-866-529-2079
Travelling as a group of 10 or more?  Request a group quote.

INCLUSIONS

  • Flight to London; return from Manchester (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers in London and Manchester
  • Private transfer from your Liverpool hotel to your Manchester hotel
  • 6 nights of accommodation in great hotels with a strong music heritage
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • First Class rail  travel from London to Liverpool (Regular Class for 3-star accommodation)
  • More Moments - 10 activities included:
    • 2-course Gold Menu meal at the Hard Rock Café London
    • 2-course Gold Menu meal at the Hard Rock Café Manchester
    • Entrance to Handel & Hendrix museum in London
    • Afternoon Classic Rock Legends and Beatles Sites Tour in London via mini-coach with English-speaking guide
    • Entrance to The Beatles Story exhibition in Liverpool
    • 2-hour Magical Mystery Bus Tour in Liverpool
    • Entrance to the Cavern Club Liverpool
    • Entrance to the British Music Experience in Liverpool
    • Visit and entrance to Casbah Coffee Club
    • 3-hour Manchester Music Story Tour
  • Earn Aeroplan Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to London.

The British Music Cities Tour

Day 2

Welcome to London

Upon arrival, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in. The rest of the day is yours to explore London at your leisure.

Optional Activities ($):
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES: You could visit to the Troubadour ($), an original coffee club, bar and restaurant that opened in 1954. The venue helped launch Bob Dylan's career and was once headlined by Sammy Davis Jr.
Accommodation:
(1 night)
The British Music Cities Tour

Day 3

London: Sightseeing & Hard Rock Café Dinner

Make your way to visit the Handel & Hendrix Museum, then embark on an afternoon Classic Rock Legends & Beatles Sites tour, where you'll see sites related to many famous musicians. Enjoy dinner at Hard Rock Café London, a favourite of Eric Clapton.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS:
  • Handel & Hendrix Museum: Make your way to the Handel & Hendrix museum to delve into the former homes - and lives - of two influential musicians who lived as neighbours, 200 years apart. See the house Handel called home and visit his music room, composition room, bedroom and dressing room. On the other side of the wall, and some 240 years later, was Jimi Hendrix's flat. Hendrix's colourful room has been carefully restored, depicting the room as his escape from the world.
  • Classic Rock Tour: After free time for lunch ($), embark on an afternoon Classic Rock Legends and Beatles Sites Tour in London. Relive history as you see sites related to many famous artists from the 1960s through 1980s such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and Bob Marley. See Abbey Road studios, walk on the famous pedestrian crossing and see Apple Records' former headquarters.
  • Hard Rock Café London: This evening, enjoy a 2-course Gold Menu dinner at the Hard Rock Café, Eric Clapton's favourite restaurant. Taste mouth-watering dishes while sitting amongst the memorabilia of legends, including Eric Clapton's guitar, which was originally used to reserve his table here.
  • Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
    Accommodation:
    (1 night)
    The British Music Cities Tour

    Day 4

    London - Liverpool: Sightseeing (approx. 287 km)

    After breakfast, travel by train from London Euston Station to the magnificent city of Liverpool. Light refreshments and drinks will be served during the journey. Make your way to your hotel and check in. In the afternoon, visit the British Music Experience. In the evening, if you like, head to the Jacaranda ($), an iconic music pub where the Beatles were frequent visitors before they hit the big time.

    More Moments Activities Included:
    LOCAL GEMS: British Music Experience Exhibition: Discover the British music scene through this wonderful exhibition, with over 600 artifacts on display dating back to 1945.
    Meal(s): Breakfast
    Accommodation:
    (1 night)
    The British Music Cities Tour

    Day 5

    Liverpool: Sightseeing & Live Entertainment

    Make your way over to check out The Beatles Story Museum, and afterwards, take off on The Magical Mystery Tour to visit the band members' childhood homes. Take part in an optional dinner ($) at the Beatles-themed Blake's restaurant. Continue the fun at Cavern Club, made famous by the Beatles.

    More Moments Activities Included:
    LOCAL GEMS:
  • The Beatles Story Museum: Housing the world's largest collection of Beatles memorabilia, where you can learn all about how the Beatles shot to fame. Tour the museum at your own pace with a living history audio guide.
  • The Magical Mystery Tour: After free time for lunch ($), take off on The Magical Mystery Tour! Listen to the Beatles' best music as you visit the band members' childhood homes, plus famous sites such as Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields.
  • Cavern Club: Visit the famous Cavern Club, a live music venue made famous by the Beatles, which continues to thrive today.
  • Meal(s): Breakfast
    Accommodation:
    (1 night)
    The British Music Cities Tour

    Day 6

    Liverpool: The Casbah - Manchester (approx. 55 km)

    Visit the Casbah Coffee Club, then take a private transfer to your hotel in Manchester. Enjoy free time in the afternoon, and in the evening, if you like, head to the Night and Day Café Bar ($).

    More Moments Activities Included:
    LOCAL GEMS: Casbah Coffee Club: Considered to be the place where it all started for The Beatles, this quaint, historic building has the honour of being the very first venue where they played - when they were still known as the Quarrymen. Fun fact: the band actually helped to paint the ceilings there!
    Meal(s): Breakfast
    Accommodation:
    (1 night)
    The British Music Cities Tour

    Day 7

    Manchester: Sightseeing & Hard Rock Café Lunch (or dinner)

    Enjoy your Manchester Music Story Tour to see sites related to The Smiths, Morrissey, the Bee Gees and more. Have lunch at Hard Rock Café Manchester and dine alongside rock regalia from David Bowie. This evening, soak up the scene at the renowned Band on the Wall music venue ($), so named because bands used to play on a stage halfway up the wall to make room in the pub.

    More Moments Activities Included:
    LOCAL GEMS:
  • Manchester Music Story Tour: A 3-hour tour detailing how Manchester's unique sound shaped the world's music scene in the 70s, 80s and 90s. See the sites and hear all about The Hollies, Herman's Hermits, The Smith's, Oasis, Morrissey, Joy Division, New Order, the Bee Gees, Simply Red, 10CC, Thin Lizzy, Stone Roses, James, The Fall and Factory Records plus the world famous former Hacienda night club.
  • Hard Rock Café Manchester: Take lunch or dinner included in your package and dine amongst rock regalia including David Bowie's set list from the Glass Spider tour and Liam Gallagher's guitar.
  • Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch (or dinner)
    Accommodation:
    (1 night)
    The British Music Cities Tour

    Day 8

    Manchester - Return to Canada

    After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

    Meal(s): Breakfast
    The British Music Cities Tour

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    WHERE YOU'LL STAY

    The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

    LOCATION
    HOTEL
    London, England, UK (LHR)
    Hard Rock Hotel (presently the Cumberland)(or similar)
    Liverpool, England, UK
    Hard Days Night Hotel(or similar)
    Manchester, England, UK
    Radisson Blu Hotel(or similar)

    Room Specifications

    Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.
    Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds.
    Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child up to 12 years old). Single, triple and child occupancy are on request through our call centre.

    IMPORTANT INFO

    DEPARTURE DATES

    Saturdays from May 12 - December 31, 2019

    MORE TO KNOW

    Accommodation Options
    3-Star Accommodation is available upon request through our call centre. Please note that standard train ticket is included with 3-star accommodation. Just call us to book at toll-free 1-866-529-2079. Subject to availability.

    Not included

    • Meals, unless noted
    • Transfers, unless noted
    • Additional activities and excursions
    • Gratuities
    • Personal expenses and insurance

    The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

    Pricing display

    Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.