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Music Cities of the North

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    Manchester Music Story Tour - Picture Board
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    Hard Rock Cafe Manchester - Interior
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    Northern Quarter, Manchester, North West 01 (ANN_NCN)
  • Manchester Music Story Tour - Southern Cemetery

    Manchester Music Story Tour - Southern Cemetery (PBT-NCN)
  • Cityscape from No1 Peters Square, Manchester © Marketing Manchester and Rich J Jones

    Cityscape from No1 Peters Square, Manchester-05 © Marketing Manchester and Rich J Jones
  • Beatles Strawberry Fields © The Cavern Club

    Beatles Strawberry Fields Club
  • The Beatles story entrance, Liverpool

    Music tours in the North
4 day tour
From £255 per person - minimum 20 passengers

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.

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Dates throughout 2022 & 2023

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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 60’s 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.

Day 4

Return home

Featured Hotels – Recently inspected by Greatdays staff 

Cresta Court, Altrincham ***

This comfortable hotel is ideally located in Altrincham, only 30 minutes tram journey from central Manchester. It provides a great base to explore Manchester and the surrounding area. Many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants are within walking distance from the hotel. Guests can enjoy a lovely meal in the hotel restaurant and relax in the bar area. There are 148 bedrooms, a lift to all floors and free coach parking onsite.

Park Royal Hotel, Warrington ****

This stylish 4-star hotel is just off the M56 motorway, and blends the modern with elegant grandeur. With easy access to Chester, Manchester and Liverpool, there are 146 modern bedrooms, lounge areas, restaurant and bar. The hotel offers a leisure centre with indoor pool, sauna and spa area. Breakfast is an extensive hot and cold buffet. Lift to all floors. Free onsite parking is available.

Dates 4 days / 3 nights 
2022 dates  From £255.00 per person
2023 dates From £245.00 per person

Single room supplement available upon request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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