Art, History & Heritage of Liverpool

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Liverpool

Board our private executive coach at your preferred pick up points – continue to the centrally located 4* Aloft Hotel in Liverpool – dinner in our hotel.

Day 2 – Liverpool city tour, Liverpool Cathedral & Walker Art Gallery

Tour of Liverpool with our Blue Badge guide taking in the Metropolitan Roman Catholic Cathedral with its modern circular design and glorious multi coloured windows and the splendour of Liverpool Cathedral, one of the most iconic buildings of the city – guided tour of the Walker Art Gallery collection with works by Rembrandt, Poussin and Degas, 20th century works by artists such as Lucian Freud, David Hockney and Gilbert and George and one of the most important sculpture collections outside London.

Day 3 – Port Sunlight Village, Lady Lever Art Gallery & Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’

Port Sunlight Village was built by the Lever family for their workers and has over 900 listed and preserved buildings, wide streets and gardens – guided tour of British 18th and 19th century paintings, 18th century furniture and collections of Wedgwood and Chinese porcelain at the Lady Lever Art Gallery – Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ on Crosby Beach is a massive installation of 100 cast iron figures moulded from the artist’s own body in the style that has become synonymous with his work.

Day 4 – Tate Liverpool & Albert Dock

Whole day at Liverpool’s Albert Dock – guided tour of Tate Liverpool, home of the National Collection of Modern Art in the North of England, including works from Rodin, Picasso, Andy Warhol and David Hockney – free time to visit the International Slavery Museum, the Maritime Museum or the Beatles Museum, all housed within the Dock.

Day 5 – The Lowry

Guided tour of The Lowry, an architectural flagship set in a magnificent waterside location at the heart of the redeveloped Salford Quays – return to our original departure points with comfort stops en route.

Tour Features

4* central Liverpool hotel

Welcome dinner

Guided tours at every gallery

All excursions included

Blue Badge guide Days 2 & 3

Executive coach throughout

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Introductory tour of Liverpool

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Metropolitan Roman Catholic Cathedral

Walker Art Gallery - guided tour

Port Sunlight Village

Lady Lever Art Gallery - guided tour

Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’

Tate Liverpool - guided tour

Albert Dock

The Lowry, Salford - guided tour


Four nights at the 4* Aloft Hotel. Housed in the iconic Grade II listed Royal Insurance Building, facilities include a restaurant and bar and all rooms are en suite. Dinner is served in our hotel on the first evening and the remaining nights are on bed and breakfast basis.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:

  • St George’s Hall -  described by the architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner as one of the world’s finest neo-Grecian buildings
  • Quarry Bank Mill & Styal Estate -  the restored Georgian cotton mill tells the story of ‘King Cotton’ from a bale of raw cotton to finished  cloth
  • Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire - regarded as the finest example of a timber framed moated house in the country
  • Princes Road Synagogue - described as ‘the jewel in the crown’ of Liverpool’s rich and varied architecture, it was built in 1874 to the design of W&G Audsley and combines Gothic and Moorish elements with a sumptuous ark, pulpit and bimah
  • River Mersey cruise - to see Liverpool from a different perspective
  • Tabley House, Knutsford - designed by John Carr of York for the Leicester family and widely regarded as the finest Palladian house in the North West, it boasts a fine collection of English paintings by artists such as Turner and Reynolds
  • Knowsley Hall - the residence of the Earls of Derby and their predecessors since 1385


Tour Reviews

Reviews for Art, History & Heritage of Liverpool

Date of tour: October 2018

I know I have already spoken with Michael, as always keen to know how we got on with feedback etc. That's of course how you have such a superb business, attention to detail with care. We had a wonderful tour to Liverpool. It was everything you said it would be and more. The pace was perfect and was clearly perfectly judged. This was a tour for art lovers but so much more. It was a revelation. The timing of the day at Crosby Beach had been planned to coincide with the tide being out. How did you manage a sunny day as well? Our guide was excellent and went over and above to look after us. He knows everything there is to know about Liverpool. He has even written the quiz book of Liverpool. Our driver was also excellent and looked after us very well indeed. The Crowne Plaza was beautifully placed for us. We enjoyed the views, good food and helpful staff. Last but not least Louise looked after our every need. All in all a successful tour. So Thank you.

CB & CR, London

Date of tour: October 2018

We have just returned from the recent tour to Cheshire and Liverpool, and I am writing to say what a fantastic holiday we have had. We thoroughly enjoyed the itinerary, the hotel and food were first class, and our tour manager was marvellous! He was so helpful and courteous, kept us amused and informed on the coach and nothing was too much trouble for him. The two Blue Badge guides were excellent, and of course our driver, Ewan, was without fault. All in all a very enjoyable holiday.

R & P Truelove, Corsham

Date of tour: October 2018

We have good memories of the holiday in Liverpool. Thank you once again for organising the holiday for us, as I said to Louise her timings were spot on and it made it so much easier as the driver knew Liverpool very well. Everybody we have spoken to since we got back seemed to have enjoyed it, so that's the main thing.

RP, Moreton in Marsh

Date of tour: November 2017

On behalf of everyone who travelled on our "Liverpool 2017" trip, thank you for all your hard work, fortitude and patience with us. The balance of National Trust, Art Galleries, Cathedrals etc was just right.

CS, Norwich

Date of tour: September 2017

The trip was a great success and we returned last night with 30 happy members. Most of them found that Liverpool exceeded their expectations and would have liked an extra day as we were kept rather busy. We had an excellent coach and driver, so personable and a brand new coach. Our Blue Badge guide was very knowledgeable and clear, much liked by the group.

AW, London

Date of tour: May 2017

Well we are back after an exciting week in Liverpool. Thanks for everything which worked seamlessly and what a Blue Badge Guide - she was outstanding.

LT, Cranleigh

Date of tour: September 2016

We had a very enjoyable holiday to Liverpool. The weather was generally excellent, particularly on Wednesday when most of us visited Crosby Beach to look at the Anthony Gormley statues, and even on the days that we had rain, it had cleared up by the time we went to the coach. The hotel was good and the food was excellent. Our Blue Badge guide, on Tuesday morning, was excellent. She was knowledgeable and entertaining and looked after us well. Port Sunlight was a most interesting visit, and, as stated, entry into the art gallery was free. The holiday was well-planned and enjoyed by all.

AB, Melton Mowbray

Date of tour: September 2016

Liverpool was a great success, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the. It is a truly splendid city with so much to see and do. Our Blue Badge Guide was also very good and certainly ‘knew her stuff.’ Our two coach drivers were excellent and we felt totally safe in their hands. Both journeys went without a hitch and Shugborough and Compton Verney were very good places to stop for lunch, R and R.

AT, Woodford Green

Date of tour: July 2016

Our tour to Liverpool last week was a great success. Although our DFAS has been using Tailored Travel for some years for our UK tours, (and I have been on most of them), this of course was my first as the Tours Secretary and Group Leader. I want to say how impressed I was with the whole operation, from the start with your suggested itinerary, to the publicity brochure and the final detailed briefing for both myself and the group members. In particular Louise has been a joy to work with throughout - helpful, knowledgeable and she is a great asset to the company. With regard to the tour itself, the hotel was pretty good. The food was good with plenty of variety. Our Blue Badge Guide was a delight and certainly enhanced the tour with her knowledge, and the "Vox Whisperers" really helped - a great addition. The itinerary was spot on and we were able to pace the tour very well, given the age group. The coach and driver were both very good indeed. Many members asked that we have both the same coach company and driver for our Sussex tour next year! I hope that this is helpful Michael and I look forward to working with you on our Sussex tour for next year.

MD, Budleigh Salterton

Date of tour: April 2016

We returned yesterday from the very best of trips to Liverpool. Everyone had a fabulous time, from Day 1, starting with Ferry across the Mersey, we knew we were on a winner. Louise, your organisation was exemplary; our guide, was superb. Having someone point out landmarks and buildings makes all the difference, no matter how much swotting you do in advance. Neither could we fault the hotel: set meals for groups are often pretty average but not so this time. On arrival, the concierge insisted on taking me to meet the chef to discuss the menu he had devised, and for both nights it was 4 star. Everyone was delighted. I am writing separately to the hotel to commend him. Thank you, Michael, for resolving the one issue we had with you so amicably, Ian was quite amenable to leaving at 4.30 if we made our own way down to Albert Dock, and everyone was happy to do that. Eleven opted to share taxis rather than walk and honestly the expense was so reasonable that I am not passing it on to you - although your offer to foot the bill is much appreciated. I'm sure it would have cost a lot more in Edinburgh! Thank you, everyone concerned. We all came home tired but very happy.

VH, Galashiels

Date of tour: October 2015

I am just writing to thank you so much for all your work and efforts to organise a successful trip to Liverpool for our Society. It all went off very smoothly and a good time was had by all. Everybody kept on saying that the arrangements were superb. I was going to do a feedback questionnaire but we all agreed that it's wasn't worth doing one because we would all have said it was "excellent". I have written to the coach company to say how wonderful our main driver, Peter, was and also Gary who needed to stand in for one day. The coach itself was very good. The Blue Badge guide, Elizabeth, was very good. The audio headphones were very good and much appreciated by the (elderly) group. Louise, thank you so much for arranging such a wonderful trip.

RL, Twickenham

Date of tour: September 2013

Just to let you know that the holiday was a resounding success. Everybody enjoyed it greatly and the variety of properties visited was much appreciated. The hotel was very comfortable. All the staff were very nice, but the waiting staff were really excellent and couldn’t do enough for us. The coach was very comfortable and the driver did a good job. Thank you for all you did in arranging the visits to properties – everything went smoothly. Finally, a big thank you to all at Tailored Travel who contributed to making our holiday so very enjoyable and successful. Our members are all looking forward to Yorkshire next year.

MW, Raynes Park

Date of tour: May 2012

Our trip to Liverpool was a great success, all the tours fell into place at the right time, we did not lose anybody and the hotel was good.

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VW, Kingston-Upon-Thames

Date of tour: April 2012

I am writing to say how much my group enjoyed our trip to Liverpool:

  • Marriott Hotel - staff very friendly and helpful
  • Lunches at Shugborough and Speke Hall were just what we needed and worked without a hitch
  • Blue Badge guides were excellent - Elizabeth Newell and Ann Marshall had the knowledge and being a NADFAS lecturer knew exactly what the group wanted and looked after us well
  • Cathedral recital, son et lumiere, given by one of the top 5 organists in the world was fantastic - dinner afterwards was very good - really enhanced the tour
  • Guide, James, in St Georges Hall was brilliant as was the building itself
  • Coach company was very good. The driver was very impressed by the maps and overhead views of the streets which he received from you.

I think you will have gathered that my group had a wonderful, trouble free trip with lots of special memories – thank you all very much for all your hard work. Next year we fancy North Devon and we would like TT to help us organise it please!

GC, Watford

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Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

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  • with less dinners included
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