Music Cities of the North – NEW Group Tour
Music Tours in the North
Visit Liverpool and Manchester
Hear the stories, sing the songs, and see the sights on this unique tour which visits the music cities of the north; Liverpool and Manchester.
Some of the greatest musicians of the last century were born and raised in the North West’s music cities including The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, and of course the Fab Four! On this tour we discover how these two industrial northern powerhouses became internationally synonymous with the glamour and rebellion of Rock ’n’ Roll. If the route permits then call into the Coventry Music Museum to learn more about the home of 2-Tone Music and have lunch.
Dates throughout 2018 & 2019
Coventry Music Museum and Lunch (subject to route)
Route depending, stop at the Coventry Music Museum*, this city is famous for giving 2-Tone music to the world, pioneered by bands like The Specials, The Selecter, Madness and The Beat. The Museum takes us on a journey through Coventry’s rich music heritage from the 50s to the 90s. There is also a Memorabilia Shop to explore and the 2-Tone Café where we will enjoy a soup and sandwich lunch and a hot drink before driving to our hotel.
*The museum has steep steps. Due to the size of the attraction the group may be split for lunch.
Liverpool and The Beatles Story
Travel to Liverpool in the morning, where we meet our guide for a 2-hour tour of several locations made famous by their association with the Beatles, including their former homes and schools, their favourite pubs and the places which inspired their songs, such as Strawberry Field and Penny Lane. Afterwards, enjoy a visit to the award-winning Beatles Story, the world’s largest exhibition solely devoted to the Fab Four. Afternoon is free to explore the Albert Dock, the City centre and visit the famous Cavern Club.
Manchester Music Story Tour
Today we discover Manchester’s rich musical history from the 60s to 90s. Learn how Manchester’s unique sound shaped the world’s music scene as you pass through the city, suburbs and local streets. Our tour begins in the city centre with stories of 60s musical culture, featuring such bands as The Hollies, Herman Hermits, Freddie and the Dreamers and more. Stop to see the exteriors of former locations of the famous venues, such as Factory Records HQ, the Haçienda, the Ritz, the Boardwalk, Salford Lads Club and The Free Trade Hall where concerts by Bob Dylan and The Sex Pistols changed the world. Hear the stories of local Manchester bands, including The Smiths, Joy Division, New Order, Oasis, Bee Gees,10CC, Simply Red, Take That and more. The tour ends at the Manchester Hard Rock Cafe where you can enjoy a 2 course Gold Menu meal at your leisure. The afternoon is free to enjoy and explore Manchester city centre.
Cresta Court, Altrincham ***
|4 day tour|
|2019 dates||from £199 per person|
|2020 dates||from £199 per person|
Single supplement available on request