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Cross-Curricular in Liverpool

2 Day Study Experience Tours from £109 per student
Departing: Throughout 2018 & 2019
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Vibrant, cultural, dynamic, friendly and welcoming are all words that can be used to describe the city of Liverpool. Practically bursting at the seams with attractions and sights, you and your students will be spoilt for choice as to what to include in your itinerary.

Liverpool city has more museums and galleries than any other UK city outside of the capital, most of which are free; two UNESCO accreditations – a world heritage site and City of Music, showcased in its array of sights. Add to this the fact that it’s easy to reach nearly all the key attractions on foot it makes this city an ideal destination for a school or college group.

The following walking route will give your group a good orientation of the city and highlights some of the key places of interest which you may choose to include a proper visit to as part of your itinerary. Starting at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral affectionately known as ‘Paddy’s Wigwam’ due to its striking design, make your way along Hope Street to Liverpool Cathedral , the largest Anglican cathedral in Britain. Onto Upper Parliament Street follow the signs towards the Albert Dock where you’ll find the award-winning Beatles Story for a unique interactive tour through the lives and times of John, Paul, George and Ringo – from the early days to their solo careers. Albert Dock is also home to the Tate Liverpool, and the Merseyside Maritime Museum opposite includes the International Slavery Museum and ‘Siezed! The Border and Customs uncovered’ gallery.

From the Albert Dock head to the city’s famous waterfront where you’ll find the distinctive Museum of Liverpool, the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century and the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city. From the Waterfront Pier Head you can take a River Explorer ferry across the Mersey to Seacombe (Wallasey) or Woodside (Birkenhead), alternatively a round trip on board allows you to see the best views of the city’s waterfront.

Before leaving the Waterfront area you can pause for pictures with the Fab Four before heading over to the Three Graces which consists of the Royal Liver Building the city’s signature landmark adorned by two Liver Birds, The Port of Liverpool Building and The Cunard Building whose former passenger lounge has been transformed into the permanent home of the British Music Experience, an interactive, immersive look at how British music has changed the world.

Heading away from the waterfront take a short detour over to Mathew Street to pass by The Cavern Club where The Beatles played 292 gigs. As you continue back up into the city centre you will reach the Cultural Quarter of the city. Architecture is a huge attraction for visitors to the city and a particular highlight is the stunning St George’s Hall considered by many experts to be one of the finest examples of neoclassical architecture in Europe. Neighbouring buildings include the World Museum and the Walker Art Gallery which as part of the National Museums Liverpool (NML) are both free to enter, open seven days a week with free admission.

The end of this route brings you to the Liverpool Empire Theatre, the largest two tier theatre in the UK hosting the very best in touring theatre productions, a great choice for an evening’s entertainment.

New for 2018

2018 is an important year for the city, as it celebrates a decade since the European Capital of Culture which re-defined Liverpool. A full programme of events have been organised so it’s worth checking with your Tours Specialist to see if your travel dates correspond with any events that might be of interest to your group. Two in particular are:-

The Terracotta Warriors at the World Museum– February to October 2018

See the blockbuster China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition in Liverpool in 2018. Taking place at World Museum, the exhibition features more than 180 spectacular artefacts from museums across Shaanxi Province – more than half of which have never been on show in the UK before. Booked in advance schools can visit the exhibition from 21 February to 2nd May 2017.

Beatles in India

In 2018, The Beatles Story celebrates 50 years since The Beatles travelled to India with the launch of a special exhibition. ‘Beatles In India’ looks at this key period in time with new memorabilia, imagery and personal accounts from people who were there with them.

2 Day Tours - What the price includes

  • Exclusive coach hire throughout your trip including pick-up and drop off at your school or college
  • 1 night’s accommodation
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • Transfers between your accommodation and chosen activities each day
  • Services of a Study Experiences Tour Manager during your time in Liverpool
  • Individually tailored itinerary
  • 1 Free Staff Place for every 8 students
  • All Government Taxes, City Taxes, Service Charges & VAT
  • 24 hour emergency cover and support

Tour Highlights

Study Experiences can arrange a wide range of visits in Liverpool, such as:

The Beatles Story

The award-winning ‘The Beatles Story’ is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles’ rise to fame. Located in the Fab Four’s hometown of Liverpool on the stunning UNESCO World heritage waterfront at the Albert Dock, The Beatles Story takes visitors on an immersive journey through the lives, times, culture and music of the world’s greatest band.

British Music Experience - BME

This major exhibition has chosen Liverpool waterfront as its permanent home and provides an interactive, immersive look at how British music has changed the world. There are pieces from stars such as Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, David Bowie and just about everyone who has had a major impact on UK music, as well as a significant interactive element where you can follow in their footsteps.

River Explorer Cruise

The River Explorer Cruise offers the best views of the world-class Mersey waterfront. The informative and lively on board commentary includes the fascinating history of the ferry service, which began when Edward III granted the Benedictine Monks a Royal Charter in 1330. Students will learn how the ferry service has developed with the growth of the maritime industry and the world-famous Port of Liverpool.

World Museum

From the sea to the stars, a visit to World Museum reveals millions of years of the Earth’s history through thousands of exhibits and hands-on activities. Travel to distant continents and ancient civilisations in the amazing galleries. The Museum’s brand new Ancient Egypt: A journey through time gallery takes visitors on a 5,000-year adventure to the land of the pharaohs, and reveals one of the UK’s most significant collections of Egyptian objects.

Museum of Liverpool

The Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city and the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century. In 2018, it will mark 10 years on Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site waterfront and 10 years of representing Liverpool’s unique and interesting history.

Liverpool Football Club

You can go behind the scenes at Anfield Stadium, one of the world’s most iconic and historic stadiums, on the new and official LFC Stadium Tour. The Tour has been written by lifelong LFC fans and writers, Dave Kirby and Nicky Allt, with narration by actor, David Morrissey. Your ticket includes entry to the Club’s interactive museum, The Liverpool FC Story, and The Steven Gerrard Collection exhibition.

Other visit options:-

  • The Cavern Club
  • Liverpool Cathedral
  • Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Land Rover Experience
  • Liverpool Empire Theatre
  • Merseyside Maritime Museum
  • ‘Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered’ Gallery
  • The International Slavery Museum
  • Walker Art Gallery
  • Tate Liverpool

For more details of all of these visit options please contact your Tours Specialist by emailing team@studyexperiences.co.uk or call 020 8335 4455.

Further Information

Travel Arrangements & Group Size

Our prices are based on a minimum group size of 40 and maximum 49 students. Travel arrangements are based on providing your group with exclusive use of a 48, 49 or 53 seat coach. For groups of between 20 and 40 students, we are able to offer travel by coach for your exclusive use, however we will need to charge an appropriate small group, coach under-occupancy supplement.

Your Accommodation

Your group will stay in one of our carefully selected properties.

Your Meals

Your package price includes continental breakfast each morning. For lunches and dinners you can choose to make your own arrangements, alternatively your Study Experiences Tours Specialist can pre-book packed lunches or arrange affordable, value for money meals from a selected number of restaurants in and around Liverpool.

Your Study Experiences Tour Manager

Your expert Tour Manager will be on hand to assist and support you and your students either joining your group en route to Liverpool or on arrival in Liverpool.

Your Choice of Travel Dates

As our UK trips are available throughout the year, during term time and also during half terms and holidays, you are able to select travel dates that suit you and your students.

Your Educational Visits & Attractions

To ensure that you make the most of your trip to Liverpool your Tours Specialist is able to arrange a wide choice of educational visits, activities and dining options.


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