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In a suitably psychedelic 60s coach, the Magical Mystery Tour is a lively two hour tour offering just about the most complete exploration of the fab four’s Liverpool as you’re likely to get.

Weaving throughout Liverpool (and beyond) you’ll unearth the formative places the foursome met, wrote, grew up, gigged and gained inspiration: so expect Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane, Mathew Street and plenty of surprises along the way. The tour ends at the Cavern Club – where, chances are, there’ll be a suitably fitting musical finale.

Don’t expect tours of the Beatles Homes – Mendips and Forthlin Road respectively. Tours of John and Paul’s homes are pre-booked via the National Trust only. Don’t expect to see much of Ringo’s house either – it’s boarded up and only narrowly escaped demolition recently.

Tours in French, German, Italian and Spanish. Meet at Tourist Information Centre. Tour departs from Albert Dock.