Silversea Luxury Cruises To LIVERPOOL


Who can say Liverpool without thinking of The Beatles? Home to the fab four, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and the Cavern Club, this northern English city is undoubtedly one of the most important places on the 20th-century music scene. Even UNESCO agrees - Liverpool became a City of Music (one of only 19 in the world) in 2015. So understandably, it’s bursting with pride. View more

Not only for its most famous former residents but also its football team, its maritime heritage and its thriving cultural scene (it was Capital of Culture in 2008). A huge regeneration project over the past two decades has seen Liverpool blossom from being a below-par northern English city to a somewhere buzzing with charm. The arrival of the Tate Liverpool paved the way – quickly followed by the restoration of some 2,500 plus listed buildings (that’s more than any English city outside London). The waterfront revitalisation came next with bars, clubs, galleries and independent boutiques, giving Liverpool some of the best dining and shopping there is. Don’t leave here without tasting Scouse – a traditional beef stew – and from where Liverpudlians draw their nickname “Scousers”. Culturally speaking, Liverpool is “bang on” as Scousers would say. The three Graces (named after the Greek goddesses of charm, beauty and creativity) line the waterfront and are responsible in part for Liverpool’s second UNESCO gong as a World Heritage Site. Further afield, the lovely parks and Crosby Beach offer a welcome respite from the urban hub.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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  • Departure
    Jun 20 2021
  • Duration
    14 Days
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    Silver Whisper
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Excursions in LIVERPOOL

Iconic Liverpool

See many of the iconic highlights of this unique city and hear how Liverpool survived two world wars and times of recession and decline to regain its place as a world-leading port and cruise destination.

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Visit Liverpool's famous iconic landmark, the Anglican Cathedral. Dominating the city's skyline from high on St James' Mount, the Cathedral is the largest in the UK and the fifth largest in the world. It took 74 years to build (completed in 1978) and was designed by the renowned architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.

The Cathedral has many fascinating features including the largest organ in the UK with 10,268 pipes taking, three years to build and install (1923 - 1926). There are 1,700 square metres of beautiful stained glass in the Cathedral and numerous memorials to celebrated heroes of Liverpool such as Kitty Wilkinson, Saint of the Slums and Thomas Henry Ismay, founder of the White Star Shipping Line, which merged with Cunard in the early 20th century.

Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

In total architectural contrast, and at the opposite end of the aptly named Hope Street, take a photo opportunity at Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. This is the largest Catholic Cathedral in the UK and is beautifully obtrusive with its inimitable architectural style and stained-glass lantern tower.

UNESCO World Heritage Site of St George's Quarter

There will be a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St George's Quarter, boasting some of the finest Victorian architecture in the UK. See the Grade I listed St George's Hall, one of the finest examples of neo-classical design in the world. Completed in 1854 to house the Civil and Crown Courts and as a place to host prominent social events, this magnificent structure stands 169 ft (151.5 m) long and 74 ft wide (22.5 m).

Scenic Drive

As you become acquainted with the city, your guide will show you more of Liverpool's iconic sights such as, The Three Graces, Albion House, The Royal Philharmonic Hall and the beautifully restored Royal Albert Dock.

After an informative introduction to and orientation of Liverpool, return to the port and your ship.

Land Rover Factory Experience

Travel by Land Rover

Your exclusive Land Rover Experience begins with the journey, in a luxury, latest model Land Rover or Range Rover, to the high-tech manufacturing plant at Halewood.

Halewood Production Plant

Upon arrival enjoy a warm welcome from your hosts before preparing to enter the phenomenal production plant. The Factory alone covers an area of 5 acres and houses 22 miles (35.4 kms) of production lines that meticulously manufacture 800 high specification vehicles every day.

See the huge industrial presses stamping out rolls of steel into perfect 3D panels that will become a Land Rover Discovery Sport or Range Rover Evoque. Meet the army of over 1,000 robots welding, riveting, bonding and measuring these panels with complete accuracy to create the finished body. Watch as the 'professors of paint' ensure a world class finish on every vehicle. Observe the Associates (engineers) as they bring everything together and finally trim and finish the vehicles before a dedicated team vigorously scrutinize each vehicle to ensure Jaguar Land Rover's stringent standards are met.

All of these processes are carried out with absolute precision applying circular economy principals with active reuse and recycling and the use of innovative sustainable materials. 100% renewable electric energy is used to power the plant and Destination Zero (zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion) is the objective.

Hear about 'Lean Learning' and Jaguar Land Rover's commitment to operate this ultra-efficient factory with methods that cause minimum damage to the environment. Hear about the workforce and how the plant operates constantly to meet global demand for its very sought-after product.

At the conclusion of your tour, debrief and return, by Land Rover or Range Rover, to Cruise Liverpool.

Liverpool & The Athenaeum with Tea

Liverpool Scenic Drive

Begin your journey with an overview of Liverpool's landmarks such as the Anglican Cathedral, the Metropolitan Cathedral, St Georges Hall and the Town Hall. See Liverpool's Chinatown (oldest Chinatown in Europe with the largest Chinese arch outside of China) and other significant parts of the city.

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum is a private members institution founded in 1797 with the purpose of providing a library and newsroom where merchants and professional gentlemen could receive and share information rather than having to frequent crowded coffee houses or the poorly stocked local library. Members of the Athenaeum are referred to as 'Proprietors' as they subscribe to a share.

A Mr Edward Rogers was inspired by the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society and saw the demand for such an institution in Liverpool. He proposed his idea at a meeting of prominent local figures including Mr William Roscoe, a businessman and anti-slavery campaigner as well as an author, collector and scientist. The gentlemen produced a prospectus stating the aim to provide 'a valuable repository of books in every department of useful knowledge.'

At the heart of the Athenaeum is its extraordinary library. The Library is the most important part of the Athenaeum and has a collection of over 60,000 volumes, many of which are rare and some unique, created from purchases and donations from proprietors. These include a Thirteenth Century copy of Magna Carta, and numerous very early printed books

'The Atlantic Neptune'

One of its most valuable pieces is 'The Atlantic Neptune'; a colossal collection of charts, maps and drawings of the topography of the lands newly acquired by the British in Canada and Louisiana at the end of the French and Indian Wars (1754 - 63). The books were published in 1766 and presented to the Athenaeum by the Mayor and Corporation of Liverpool as a token of esteem. They are kept in secure storage but will be specially displayed for you.

During this visit there will an opportunity to see rare and priceless pieces of historical material and original documents recording transactions relating to Liverpool's infamous slave trade. The Athenaeum has several original documents related to this evil including a book of handwritten records that belonged to Benjamin Heywood, a Banker known for his investments in slaving voyages.

In addition, the Library has maritime charts, maps and an extensive array of historical periodicals and journals as well as records of the Athenaeum organisation. It is the only surviving extensive collection in Liverpool that is still privately owned.

During your guided tour, of this example of a more gracious age, you can take the opportunity to view, close up, some of its unique treasures. Your Athenaeum host will tell you about the 'club', it's purpose and the importance of it to the City.

Afternoon Tea

Conclude your visit with delicious refreshments, prepared by the chefs of the Athenaeum and served buffet style in the Newsroom.

Plas Newydd & Llangollen Railway

On this picturesque full day excursions, take a leisurely journey from Liverpool over the border from England and into North Wales. Enjoy stunning scenery as you travel over the famous Horseshoe Pass in Denbighshire on your way to Plas Newydd, the enchanting home of 'The Ladies of Llangollen'. After your visit to this charming museum house with its splendid gardens, board a heritage train to explore the scenic Dee Valley.

Horseshoe Pass

The steady incline of 'The Pass' ascends to a height of 1,367 feet (417 m) and due to its elevation is frequently closed in winter as a result of heavy snowfall. Slate quarrying began here in the 17th century and remained a major industry until the quarries closed some three centuries later. Now, mostly filled with water, the quarries and their cliffs provide an environment for birdlife such as Welsh Ring Ouzels and Choughs to flourish.

Llangollen and Plas Newydd

On arrival in the charming town of Llangollen, visit Plas Newydd, the former home to the 'Ladies of Llangollen'. Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby left Ireland for a new life in Wales in 1778 and lived at Plas Newydd for the next 50 years.

The Ladies became celebrated throughout the country as the story of their friendship spread through Regency Society, indeed they received a stream of visitors to the unpretentious little cottage which, over the years, they transformed into a Gothic fantasy of stained glass and elaborately carved oak. Inside Plas Newydd you'll find collections some including the ladies' quirky possessions. You can stroll through the gardens and along the riverside much as Wordsworth, Sir Walter Scott and the Duke of Wellington did before you.

Picnic Lunch

Packed lunches will be provided during your visit to Plas Newydd. These can be enjoyed on the train or later during your return journey to Liverpool.

Llangollen Heritage Railway

Leaving Plas Newydd take the short transfer to Llangollen Heritage Railway Station. The Llangollen main line was closed to passenger traffic in 1965 and to goods in 1968. The track, signalling and much of the infrastructure was removed or demolished at that time but the station buildings remained. The existing Llangollen Heritage Railway was established in 1975 by a group of enthusiasts who saw the potential for a scenic heritage line through the very scenic Dee Valley. Their vision grew into what you can see and delight in today.

Rail Journey along the River Dee

At Llangollen Railway Station board a heritage train and enjoy a glorious journey through this stunning area which has been designated as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB). Follow the banks of the River Dee ending your rail journey at the small, picturesque town of Carrog. The entire railway line is within this beautiful and protected area and the River Dee is classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

At the conclusion of your heritage rail adventure re-join your coach to return to Liverpool.

Roman City of Chester with Lunch

A full day to discover the historic city of Chester with lunch included.

Chester occupies a strategic site on the River Dee close to the Welsh boarder and was a place of significance even before the Romans arrived. The city has a wealth of archaeological and architectural treasures beautifully preserved from the time of the Roman occupation when a large harbour, as Chester was then coastal, and boarder position made it one of the finest outposts of the Roman Empire.

The Romans established a large settlement here around AD 70 and called it Deva after the Celtic name for the river. It was around this time that the splendid city walls were originally built, encircling two miles (3.2 kms) and remaining the most complete ancient walls in Britain to date. The 20th Legion (Valeria Victrix) were stationed here and according to some historians, were given the task of supressing the uprising lead by the warrior queen, Boudica.

Chester Guided City Walk

Your guided tour of this ancient Roman city, during which you will walk along the ancient walls and see the remains of a Roman Amphitheatre, will give you a unique prospective of Chester.

City Walls

Walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers, medieval archers and elegant Georgian aristocracy whilst enjoying panoramic views of the city from the robust walls. You'll see the Water Tower that is no longer next to the water, the King Charles Tower and the renowned Chester Cathedral with its famous cloisters regarded as the finest in England.

Roman Amphitheatre

The Roman Amphitheatre at Chester is the largest ever to be excavated in Britain. It was used in Roman times for military training and entertainment, seating up to 7,000 spectators. Excavations have revealed the remains of two stone-built amphitheatres on this site.


The Cathedral, an imposing structure of weathered red sandstone, is the most complete medieval monastic complex in Britain. It was originally an abbey and was one of the few to survive Henry VIII's closure of monasteries in the 1540s. A place of worship for over 1000 years, parts of the Norman church began in 1092 and can still be seen in the present building, which reflects all of the Gothic architectural styles.

Time at Leisure and Lunch

Enjoy free time for further exploration. Visit 'The Rows', black and white half-timbered structures that line Bridge Street at the centre of the city or visit the Eastgate Clock, one of the most famous time pieces in the world. Maybe stroll in the historic cobbled streets lined with modern fashion boutiques before lunch at one of Chester's trendy restaurants.

After lunch, relax on the return journey to Liverpool.

The Beatles Experience

The Beatles formed following a chance meeting between John Lennon and Paul McCartney at the Woolton Village fete in 1957. They released their first album, Please Please Me, in 1962 and went on to have 17 number one hits in the UK and huge success in the US charts.

This Beatles Experience will take you from 1950s Liverpool where it all began, to the modern-day celebration of the Beatles and their song writing.

Walk in the footsteps of the Beatles in places they frequented during their formative years in Liverpool. See well known places such as Penny Lane as well as lesser known places that were poignant in the Beatles inimitable story.

Strawberry Field

Your Beatles Experience will take you to Strawberry Field, immortalized in 1967 with the release of the Beatles Song, Strawberry Fields Forever. Today a heritage centre stands on the site of the former Salvation Army children's home where John Lennon found solace as a child playing in the grounds. Take a walk in the Peace Garden and an unprecedented insight into John Lennon's childhood with immersive multimedia and an exhibition depicting the early years of the Beatles.

Strawberry Field is a training/work placement hub for young people with learning disabilities and a place for spiritual exploration. Julia Baird, John Lennon's sister is Honorary President.

The Beatles Story

Conclude your Beatles Experience with a visit to the award-winning The Beatles Story. This is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles' rise to fame. Located at the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Albert Dock, The Beatles Story will take you on a moving journey through the lives, times, culture and music of the fab four.

Hear the story unfold with audio guides as you browse through replicas of the Casbah, The Cavern and the streets of Hamburg and see rare exhibits and photographs of the Beatles and their extraordinary lives.

You'll be moved by John's recording of 'Imagine' in the mysterious white room, and a splendid 'Beatles Experience' is guaranteed for all. For fans of the Fab Four, or even for those who want to see what the fuss was about, the Beatles Story is a fascinating glimpse into the past.

Time permitting, return to Cruise Liverpool on foot at your leisure or with your guide by coach.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.