Liverpool

To plan and arrange your tour, call us on: 01709 385500


Alternatively, if you’re interested in booking a tour for a smaller group, take a look at what our sister site offers: legerbattlefields.co.uk


From medieval beginnings as a planned town in 1207, the great sea port of Liverpool rose to become the proud ‘second city of Empire’.

Liverpool
Liverpool

The city’s maritime legacy brought people to Liverpool from all over the world, with its earliest trade links were between Liverpool and Indo-China. Visit the new International Slavery Museum, which examines the transatlantic slave trade and addresses issues such as freedom, identity, human rights, racial discrimination and cultural changes.

One of the famous Liver Birds
One of the famous Liver Birds

School students can follow the slavery history trail around Liverpool’s streets to get a feeling for the effects of slavery on the city. The slavery museum shares its premises with the Merseyside Maritime Museum at Liverpool’s Albert Dock.

The Maritime Museum’s Story of Merchant Ships and Seafarers incorporates the Battle of the Atlantic. There is a temporary gallery with a changing programme which details different aspects of maritime history. You can also visit the Beatles Museum, which will transport you into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles.

Suggested Itineraries

All tours can be tailor-made to suit your needs. Some groups have specific sites that they wish to visit including graves, where they may wish to lay a wreath. Others like to combine a history tour with some leisure time, such as a day visit to Bruges, a visit to Bellewaerde Theme Park outside Ypres or add on a visit to Disneyland® Paris.

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All our tours include:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your school or chosen pick-up point
  • Executive class coach travel (subject to availability)
  • Return travel on Eurotunnel (or P&O Ferries, if you prefer)
  • Entrance to all museums throughout the tour
  • Full board accommodation for tours lasting two days or more
  • Exclusive Teachers’ Information Booklet and Pupil Worksheets
  • Personal Battlefields Tours Executive to assist with tour planning
Jacqui Shaw - Our Head of Schools and Colleges Battlefield Tours

Expert guidance and planning

Here at Holts, we believe that Battlefield Tours are an important part of how a student learns about history, and perhaps even themselves. We have passion, experience and the knowledge to help make the most of your Battlefield Tour and make it an experience for your students to remember for a lifetime.

Our Head of Schools and Colleges Battlefield Tours, Jacqui Shaw, was educated at Reading and Cambridge, and has worked as a teacher for over 20 years. Inspired to learn more after visiting the Battlefields herself on a school tour, she has been returning ever since and is excited to be able to bring the experience to new generations of students. With Holts, we seek to bring history to life, understand the past, and ensure a memorable and rewarding Battlefield Tour for your students.

To arrange and plan your tour, call us on 01709 385500