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Manchester to Liverpool Daytrip in 7 hours- The Quick Tourist

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Liverpool has been on the list of my cities-to visit on a day trip from Manchester for quite a long time now, so after we cancelled our scheduled trip of a couple of weeks ago due to bad weather, I was so happy we got to go this bank holiday weekend. We took the train from Manchester, which is a really cheap convenient option for about 6-12 pounds for a return on the same day. As the boyfriend had not been either and we would´t want the hassle of driving, looking for places to park up etc. this was a pretty convenient option for us and it only took us about 45min to get there.

After having heard of free tours in Edinburgh for the first time, I googled the evening before and discovered Sandeman Tours (one of the most recommended on trip advisor), whose guides were conveniently meeting at 11am outside St. Georges Place outside Liverpool Lime St. Station to start the tours.

Looking back on the day now the tour was definitely my highlight of the day. Our a guide John, a true Liverpudlian was so knowledgeable and witty during the whole 3 hours that time did just fly by. I´m also glad we stayed away from all the crowded, high street places and got to see some true gems off the beaten paths like some hidden gardens and some genuine Banksy street art. On all stops we were literally the only people around which has given the tour a great intimate feeling.

Still some of Liverpool´s main tourist attraction like the famous Beatles Cavern Club on Mathew Street were´t left out. 

We ended out tour after a quick walk around the harbor area and Albert Dock, which was the perfect stop to let us go off explore on our own, with all the countless free museums around.
The buildings around like the famous Royal Liver building were just breathtaking and reminded me a bit of true New York grandeur.

( btw: Don´t worry about being forced to pay at the end of the tour, it was all so laid back and definitely no group pressure situation)

Checking some food recommendations we settled in FACT cafe, of which I will get a review up later this week, before heading to indie Bold Street and Liverpool One. Bold St reminded me a bit of our Northern Quarter, with all it´s vintage stores, so if you are up for a bit of retail therapy this is definitely for you.

Overall I´ve thoroughly enjoyed this day exploring a new city. If you are in Manchester with a weekend to spare- go to Liverpool! It´s a lot more vibrant than I expected it to be with some more greenery and grandeur that Manchester is sometime lacking. We are already planning our next day trip seeing all the museums we missed out on this day!

Have you been to Liverpool? If you have any restaurant recommendations for me just comment below!

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