Tuesday 4th June – Friday 7th June
This major port city is most commonly associated with the famous 1960s rock band, the Beatles, and whilst this is naturally a huge draw for tourists, there is so much more to love and explore in the city of Liverpool. With an impressive cultural heritage, housing galleries and museums that are among the best in the country and a fascinating, though at times troubling, history marked by its waterfront docks that once functioned as a major slave trading post, the city has become a hub of cultures, histories and vibrant modernity.
Enjoy a short break in this fantastic city before making your way to Southport for the Annual Meeting weekend.
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Take a coach transfer from Southport to Liverpool where you can spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the city. We recommend a visit to one of the many museums that Liverpool has to offer: Beatles’ fans can make their way to the Beatles Story whilst those interested in the city’s historic seafaring past can visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum.
Following breakfast at your hotel, you will embark on a 3-hour walking tour of the city, delving into its history and culture. From the eccentric Second World War submarine hunters to Confederate captains and repentant slave traders, you will discover the rich diversity of Liverpool’s historical figures and their fascinating stories.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy a tour of Liverpool’s Old Dock which was discovered during excavations in 2001 after being buried since 1826 – a fascinating visit and a crucial part of Liverpool’s history.
After your day spent soaking up the history of the city, make your way back to the hotel for your evening meal.
Today, you’ll escape the hustle and bustle of city life in search of tranquillity with an excursion to the National Trust’s Speke Hall, Garden and Estate. Take in the stunning gardens with a stroll through the grounds before exploring the Tudor manor house and Victorian family home of Richard and Ada Watt where you will learn about their fairytale romance and its tragic end.
After you’ve explored the Garden and Estate, enjoy tea and cake in the on-site café before returning to Liverpool for the evening.
Today, you will depart Liverpool for Southport for the Annual Meeting Weekend, stopping off en route at Formby Beach to admire its dramatic sand dunes and sweeping coastal pinewoods.
Itinerary subject to change prior to departure.
Situated in the heart of Liverpool city centre, the luxurious Richmond Hotel offers beautifully decorated, spacious modern rooms and all rooms are en-suite with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi. Enjoy your breakfasts, evening meals and even an afternoon tea in the hotel’s atmospheric brasserie.