London – Liverpool
Yesterday, you were planning a trip to London. Today, you can realize a dream to see the home of the Fab Four. We’ve got your ticket to ride and it’s not a yellow submarine. With a BritRail Pass, you can travel to Liverpool to see the band’s beginnings – in less than two hours.
You can start your Beatles tour in London. Make your way to the world-famous black and white stripes (crosswalk) on Abbey Road. You can use the Underground to get to Abbey Road; the closest stop is St. John’s Wood, which is also where you’ll find the Famous Abbey Road recording studio. Stop in for a tour of where music magic is made.
Rail Europe can easily get you to Liverpool. On the Beatles and Liverpool Tour, you’ll take a self-guided journey through Liverpool on Matthew Street and experience a wealth of music memorabilia. Visit the Matthew Street Gallery which showcases some of the most iconic images of the Beatles band. Spend time in Cavern Pub (a tribute to the Cavern Club), a who’s-who of rock, pop, soul, R&B, and jazz performed through the early seventies.
Relive the Beatles Story from their early Hamburg days through solo careers at the Albert Dock exhibition. Then it’s on to a 1960s vintage coach bus where your expert guide chronicles The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour. You’ll travel to over 30 sites, including Penny Lane and Strawberry Field.
Say hello to this tour at 6:30 am at the Euston Street station in London. Then say goodbye when your train departs Liverpool at 6:15 in the evening. Your tour consists of a first class rail ticket, which includes breakfast and dinner. A hard day’s night? Hardly.
Would rather go it alone? Check out the Liverpool City Sightseeing Tour. This fun, open-air, double-decker bus will give you the lay of the land. See the Liver Building, which regardless of its name is actually quite tasteful. In fact, it’s an architectural masterpiece. Enjoy a trip to The Walker art museum. And Tate Liverpool, a bastion of contemporary art.
The long and winding road of the Beatles began in Liverpool. After your trip here, you’ll want to “Get Back” soon.