Liverpool City Region / Merseyside
I am Neil McDonald a published author & top end Liverpool City Region Blue Badge Tourist Guide & Driver Guide for luxury private guided tours of the UK. I own a licensed Vivaro Elite for 6 passengers with WI-FI a panoramic roof, rear climate control, rear captains seats & electric doors.
I am one of only an handful of qualified guides with the experience & confidence to deliver tours of the entire UK.
I believe that I provide the most fun as well as the most comprehensive tours & Shore Excursions from Liverpool, the North of England, North Wales & throughout the UK. Although I live in Liverpool I am able to meet clients at Heathrow or Edinburgh Airport for Multi-day tours of the UK.
This year I received the Regional Member Award for excellence at the UKinbound Gala Dinner & I am also a member of Marketing Manchester, GoNorth Wales & listed on both visitBritain & visit Wales sites.
I work very hard to promote inbound tourism to the UK, in particular to explore the North of England and North Wales using quality hotels and country houses.
Liverpool is a superb destination for a UK hub & spoke tour with European flights in to Liverpool Airport and International flights in to Manchester Airport & I believe strongly in showing how & why Liverpool has changed and at the same time encouraging you to see how we are perfectly located to explore a much wider region for example a day out to the sleepy village of Port Sunlight, Chester or North Wales. You'll need much more than a day in Liverpool and I will help you whether you are an individual, couple or a group to have a wonderful time in our region and I would love you to book my guiding services to help you.
I also run private Liverpool Beatles walking tours & I have a range of combination Beatles Walking Tours combined with the famous Mersey Ferry, Beatles Story, 138m Tower, Liverpool Beatles Museum, or the new British Music Experience which is the UK's museum of popular music in Liverpool.
New for 2023/24 is my Liverpool full day Ticket to Ride Tour which includes a visit to the famous Cavern Club, thé new Strawberry Field Visitor Centre Cafe & a guided tour of the Casbah Club.
If you email me I will help you to put together a fun itinerary and explain my charges and the tours available.
I have a range of Shore excursions from Liverpool & Holyhead Cruise Terminals & I am a qualified First Aider & I am DBS cleared for school & educational tours.
My terms follow the guidelines set by the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides Acceptance constitutes a contract. Please ensure you make yourself aware of the Guild's advice regarding cancellations.
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I can arrange evening and pub tours and if we arrange food for our groups we are careful to ensure that all the produce is locally and ethically sourced.
With Liverpool's £1 billion superb 2008 development called Liverpool One - we have superb shopping tours for example MAC styling for the girls and even our own Primani store!
Theres lots of souvenir shops too and retro shops we can show you them all.
I own a licensed luxury V-class Mercedes People Carrier with 7 passenger seats & I am a qualified coach driver and I can provide from 6 seater chauffeur driven luxury vehicles through to 53 seat executive coaches.
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I regularly work with Liverpool Convention Bureau to provide welcome meetings and other services for delegates. My MICE products are serviced 24/7
Liverpool has a huge number of museums and galleries and we include these in many of our themed tours especially the Maritime Museum, Museum of Liverpool, Victoria Gallery & Museum and the hidden gem of the Battle of the Atlantic Western Approaches Museum
I have for 7 years operated the award winning daily shared Liverpool Beatles Walking tour www.beatleswalk.com new for 2020 is my full day Ticket to Ride Tour - I generally only get 5 star reviews for this quality product and the price point ensures that tours are kept to small groups with only guests who genuinely want to attend
I specialise in school and educational tours and have provided content for magazines and I also worked abroad in France with school groups - school & university work is a big part of my portfolio and there are lots of tours you can book on my website.
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Working with the Liverpool Watersports centre and other organisations we deliver a range of activities for groups visiting the region.
I offer guided tours of Liverpool FC stadium and both Manchester United & Manchester City Stadiums are only 1-hour journey in my licensed vehicle
Our World Heritage Site, Waterfront, the historic docks and the Cunard and Titanic links are only the tip of the iceberg with Maritime tours in Liverpool.
Photography is a big part of all our tours if you want it to be and we"ll have great fun taking selfies and we will take group photos for you too.
We have taken groups out with a photographic expert and we use a Canon EOS70 camera for all our own work and we will send you any group photos we take with your permission for your own use.
I"ve regularly delivered bespoke architectural tours for Historical groups sometimes focussing on specific architects for example Herbert J Rowse.
I regularly surprise cruise ship guests with hidden gems and Liverpool is steeped in Heritage and superb, Georgian, Victorian and contemporary buildings.
There are architectural tours including a popular Art Deco tour on my website.
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I have a faith in our city tour on our website.
I run the Liverpool Beatles Walk which has a number of combination tours including the Walk and Radio City Tower Tour, Walk & British Music Experience, Walk & Mersey Ferry Tour and the Ticket to Ride Tour.
I have created itinerary for multi day private guided tours of the UK using literature theme for example The Bronte sisters, John Ruskin, Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Lord Byron
I create luxury top end multi-day private guided tours of the UK, often using country house hotels to explore the North of England and North Wales and I can meet you in my licensed vehicle at Heathrow for multi-day tours. Of course we would include a visit to Liverpool on your tour.
Liverpool's world Heritage Site
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I operate a 3 World Heritage Sites in one day shore excursion or day out from Liverpool - to explore Caernarfon, Conway Castle and Pontsyclyllte "River in the Sky"
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I am fluent in French although I am not formally qualified in French and I have colleagues who speak German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Liverpool City Region Blue Badge Guide
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